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Featherstone Granite vs Peridot

Featherstone Granite vs Peridot - spec comparison

Today we are looking at two more 2 person budget backpacking tents – the Featherstone Granite and the Featherstone Peridot. There are subtle differences between the two, so we thought we’d do a quick Featherstone Granite vs Peridot spec comparison to help you choose between them. Let’s dive straight in:

Featherstone Granite vs Peridot – spec comparison

Featherstone Granite 2 person backpacking tent

Featherstone Peridot 2 person backpacking tent

Seasons

3

3

Dimensions:

Featherstone don’t specify outer and inner dimensions. Instead the dimensions for the floor and the peak height are given. We are presuming the floor dimensions are for the inner floor and that the peak height is the height of the outer.

Floor: L 213cm x W 130cm / L 84” x W 51”
Height: 109cm / 43”

Floor: L 213cm x W 130cm / L 84” x W 51”
Height: 109cm / 43”

Weight

2.72kg / 6lbs

2.72kg / 6lbs

Fabric

Outer: 75D ripstop polyester PU
Inner: No-see-um mesh
Floor: 63D ripstop polyester PU

Outer: 75D ripstop polyester PU
Inner: No-see-um mesh
Floor: 63D ripstop polyester PU

Waterproof

Outer: 3000mm HH
Floor: 3000mm HH

Outer: 3000mm HH
Floor: 3000mm HH

Poles

7001 aluminum

7001 aluminum

Pack size

41cm x 10cm / 16” x 4”

41cm x 10cm / 16” x 4”

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Featherstone Granite vs Peridot – key differences

Featherstone Granite vs Peridot - compared

So there you have it – a Featherstone Granite vs Peridot comparison. At this point you may be thinking… “Er, have I missed something? … what’s the difference?”. Well the tents, from a spec point of view are pretty much identical according to Featherstone.

The differences then? There are a couple worth mentioning. The Peridot is a grey/green colour and the Granite is a grey/orange colour. The other main difference is the inner – the Peridot has an inner that has fabric part way up the walls, whereas the Granite is all mesh above the bathtub floor. This means that the Peridot will be ever so slightly warmer as the extra fabric on the inner will keep drafts off you a bit more than the Granite. How these two tents weigh the same identical weight is therefore a bit suspect, but there you go.

If having a tent that can keep drafts off you whilst you are sleeping is important, then the Peridot is probably the one to go for. If, however, you’re more interested in maximising ventilation (by having the most mesh), then the Granite is probably the best tent for you. It all depends on your planned usage for the tent.

One point we would make is that these tents are not really UL (ultralight). 2.72kg / 6lbs is not exactly ultralight. Of course, it’s open to debate what is classed as ultralight, but we would say that neither the Featherstone Granite nor the Peridot fit into this bracket.

For budget backpacking tents, the Featherstone Granite and the Featherstone Peridot are two well reviewed tents. If you’re in the market for a 2 person budget backpacking tent, and don’t mind the weight, then they are certainly worth checking out.

There are quite a few other budget backpacking tents out there of course and we have already covered quite a few on WalkandCamp. Check out the following articles:
Naturehike Cloud Up vs Cloud Peak vs Mongar
Forceatt 2 person tent
ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1 tent
OneTigris Cosmitto backpacking tent
3F UL Lanshan 1 Pro and 3F UL Lanshan 2 Pro – spec comparison

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Disclaimer

The specs in our articles have been compiled on a best effort basis from research on the manufacturers’ own websites, and on other websites selling the products. We do not guarantee the data we have given is correct and cannot be held responsible for incorrect information. Always do your own spec checks before making a purchase.