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Helio 2 Person 4 Season Hiking Tent

Item # FAG017

This built-to-last Ultralight 4 season hiking tent is the most compact tent in the First Ascent range. Specially designed to fit in the lower compartment of a hiking pack or in a top case on an overland motorbike. The single pole construction allows for easy setup, while being sturdy for extreme weather conditions. Enlarged awning for when weather does not allow for cooking outside.

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Performance Features

  • Lightweight design
    Only 2.45 kg

    Lightweight and strong aluminium poles, as well as lightweight fabrics, are used to reduce weight off this tent making it ideal for hiking and trekking.

  • First Ascent Helio Dimensions Capacity

  • First Ascent 4 Season Tent


  • Flysheet made from 210T PU Polyester 3000mm column rating
  • Inner: 68D 210T Breathable Polyester
  • Mesh: Fine B3 mesh
  • Door: mesh with window
  • Floor: 150D PU Oxford Polyester - Waterhead: 5000mm
  • Pole: 8.5mm Aluminium dual hub pole
  • Pegs: 16mm Aluminium with reflective cord
  • Guy ropes: Reflective ropes
  • Includes Repair Kit
  • Enlarged awning to store gear and shelter from wind




Weight (kg)


Designed for

Camping, Hiking, Multi Day Hiking


2 people


(80+210) *139/119*110cm

Packed size

39x15 cm





Flysheet water column

3000 mm

Floor water column


Guy ropes


Guy ropes type

Reflective ropes

Peg type


Pole type



Do you own this product? Let us know what do you think about it.

"Winner Winner Chicken Dinner"

Tent is small enough for me to pack into a 50l backpack, light enough to carry for solo thru-hikes, and sturdy enough to take on the Drakensberg mountains. So far... nothing but smiles. :)

Cameron, 28 Oct 2019


If you pitch this baby right you will feel as safe as if you are protected by the Queen's personal Father. You won't understand what I mean until you’ve been in one. *Pro Tip: In the summer it might get a bit toasty if the sun hits your tent so grab your hiking poles and raise your rain fly so it creates a nice roof for your tent. It feels like you have a bigger tent or you can use it as a roof/shade somewhere else. I searched for a 4 season tent that can provide me this and fold up smaller than an infant.

JJ Osborne, 02 Oct 2019

"Best priced 4 season tent available in SA"

A well-designed, lightweight, spacious, and durable tent that provides excellent protection in windy, wet weather but also ideal for summer. The symmetrical layout and near-vertical sidewalls on the Helio provide a lot of interior space for two people to sit up and hang out. But this is a tent for the more serious excursions, to save on weight it isn't as roomy as a normal camping tent. In my opinion, the First ascent Helio is one of the most balanced tents on the market perfect for mountaineering, bikepacking, backpacking or just camping out with friends. You will be able to deal with any weather conditions in South Africa. The single pole design does wonders on saving weight, making it one of the lightest 4 season tents weighing in at only 2.4kg and it packs up smaller than the average sleeping bag, bonus! The best part is the price, it is the best priced 4 season tent available in SA. A must buy for any adventurer!

Henko, 21 Jan 2019