Testing The Berghaus Peak 3.1 Tent.
I have used the Berghaus Peak 3.1 tent for wild camping on a number of occasions. This product has accompanied me around numerous locations in The Peak District. The main reason for purchasing a new backpacking tent was to reduce the weight in my rucksack. My ideal backpacking tent would have been The Laser Ultra 1 by Terra Nova Equipment. The Laser Ultra 1 has been awarded the Guinness World Record for the lightest double-wall shelter in the world. This awesome piece of kit is priced at £900. I couldn’t really justify spending that amount. Being a lover of Berghaus products, I decided to see what lightweight tents they offered. I finally made the decision to purchase The Peak 3.1 backpacking tent. I have since used this piece of kit in all types of weather and feel now is the time to write a Berghaus Peak 3.1 tent review.
Berghaus Peak 3.1 Tent Review
When the tent arrived, the contents looked slightly smaller than I had imagined. Although I was aware of the pack size: 48 x 15 x 15cm. The tent seemed smaller and a well-packed product. That said, it felt slightly heavier than I had anticipated. The pack weight is 1.95kg. Despite this, I was positive that I had purchased the correct product to suit my requirements. I checked that my rucksack (Vango Contour 60+10) would accommodate it. UPDATE: July 2018. I have since purchased a OEX Vallo 60+10 Rucksack at half price, which I can highly recommend. It surprised me to see how little room this tent took up. I was eager to get out and about to test my new tent. My first mission was Wild Camping on Kinder Scout in the Peak District, Derbyshire.
Contents of The Berghaus Peak 3.1 Tent?
After unpacking the contents supplied with the Berghaus backpacking tent. The pegs were of good quality. I have had issues with the standard pegs supplied with other brands. It seems that having to replace pegs supplied with some tents is quite common. This is something that I have not had to do with the Peak 3.1. (hats off to Berghaus) The centre pole provided is also of a good quality. This product also includes a full repair kit.
- Fully waterproof – 3000mm Hydrostatic Head to keep you and your belongings dry.
- Fire retardant – tested to the BS EN 5912 standard.
- Easy to pitch – set up with just 1x 7001-T6 alloy pole.
- Wind resistant – continuous flat pole sleeve improves wind resistance.
- Stable – tension straps add extra stability.
- Breathable inner tent – for a condensation-free shelter.
- Ventilated – at the front and rear of the tent.
- Meshed door – extra ventilation and prevents any unwanted crawlers.
Erecting The Tent
As a man with many years camping experience, I have erected different sized tents over the years, from one-man tents to six birth family tents. I wasn’t expecting to have to look at the instructions to erect the Berghaus Peak 3.1 tent. Inside the storage bag are some very handy waterproof instructions stitched inside the bag. A handy piece of information that would be welcomed by first-time campers. I found this tent very easy and quick to erect. A very simple task, even in heavy winds. No-fuss thanks to the single alloy pole construction.
- Activity: Backpacking Backpacking
- Colour Swatch: Red
- Double Skin: Yes
- Groundsheet: 5000mm HH
- Height: 110cm
- Hydrostatic Head: 3000mm
- Material Feature: Ripstop Polyester
- Number of Compartments: 1
- Pack Dimensions: 48 x 15 x 15cm
- Poles: Alloy
- Tent Design: Tunnel
- Weight Kilos: 1.95Kg
- Width: 145cm
- Berth: 1
- Brand: BERGHAUS
- Colour: Red
My Final Thoughts
My final thoughts for this Berghaus Peak 3.1 tent review are as follows. Having used this tent is all types of weather, from glorious sunshine to heavy wind and rain. I have found the Berghaus Peak 3.1 to be a great addition to my wild camping missions. If pitched correctly it really does cope very well in poor weather conditions. The handy little area between the inner and outer tent is ideal for storing either your walking boots, cooking equipment or your rucksack. I am 5.10″ and find that it provides ample room for a good nights sleep.
I would most certainly recommend this product to others who are looking for a fairly lightweight backpacking tent for exploring alone. Well done Berghaus, you’ve earned this tent a score of 9 out of 10 from me.
Thanks for reading my Berghaus Peak 3.1 tent review.
27-09-2020 UPDATE: I have continued using the Berghaus Peak 3.1 tent for wild camping for the past 4 years. I can confirm that this backpacking tent has performed very well in all weathers. A quality tent that I would highly recommend for wild camping.