Real life wind test of my new Exped orion ultra light 3p Wind speed: around 17m/s (38mph)
Location: Kråkenes lighthouse.
Since there's a lot of people who's asked about how this tent does in bad weather I pitched by the Kråkenes lighthouse last weekend and filmed the results so you could see for yourself. I've written a little bit about how it was to pitch and how it dealt with winds
Pitching: the tent was ok to pitch in winds, it's always a bit difficult doing it in hard weather, but considering the circumstances it was fairy easy. It's possible to pitch the whole tent to the ground before putting in the poles so if this is done properly the tent doesent take off in the winds. I've had tents where this is not possible, leaving you with a non fastened thing that works as a sail. This is not fun in high winds and the danger of getting poles broken or simply have tent tent fly off is much higher
Wind: The tent had winds coming in from the side and dealt pretty well with this. I know the tent is stronger if the wind hits the mid pole in front, but since I'm not a big fan of getting up in the middle of the night and move my tent if the wind direction changes, I wanted to see how it did with winds hitting the "wrong" side. The video shows the side where the wind hits. As you can see the poles moves a bit in the wind, but it's not deforming the tent or making it uncomfortable sitting inside. So for me the conclusion is that unless the winds are really high I'll sleep through it knowing my tent is ok . ____
I'm always sceptical if light weight tents and how they do in wind, so I was really pleased with this result. I still wouldn't use this over the three line in winther or if I was going on a longer expedition, but for 3 season camping it'll defenetiely do the job.