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Zelter Shelter spec – poncho, tent and tarp combo

Zelter Shelter

The Zelter Shelter has been around a while now. However, some useful upgrades were made in 2020, which improve waterproofing, strength and comfort – so we thought it’s a good time to detail the Zelter Shelter spec.

In case you’re not familiar with the Zelter Shelter, it’s a versatile, wearable shelter – a poncho, tent, tarp combo that is a real option for wild camping, backpacking and bushcraft adventures.

Zelter Shelter

The Zelter Shelter wears like a poncho, which can then easily be turned into a diamond-shaped tarp or an inflatable, freestanding 1-person tent. So there are no tent poles or walking poles to carry. There are quite a few options and configurations, whether you want a tent, lean-to, tarp to cover your hammock, etc.

Zelter Shelter wearable shelter

Zelter Shelter spec:

Dimensions:
1 person tent: 2.3m long x 1.1m wide x 1m high
Tarp: approximately 3.5m x 3.5m

Weight:
1.5kg

Wearable size:
One size

Waterproof:
10,000mm HH

Pack size:
35cm x 15cm

Pole:
Built-in, inflatable

Seams:
Taped and seam sealed

Breathability:
Now, you may not be familiar with a breathability rating, but there are a couple of ways of measuring it. RET is one of them and stands for Resistance to Evaporating heat Transfer. The lower the RET, the better the breathability. A RET of 30+ is not breathable at all and would be pretty uncomfortable, to say the least. A RET of under 6 is classed as extremely breathable. The Zelter Shelter has a very respectable breathability RET rating of 12, which is classed as breathable and comfortable.

Quality standards:
Made to ISO 9001:2008 quality standards

2020 Improvements:

The improvements aim to enhance the waterproofing, strength and comfort of the Zelter Shelter and include:

  • New upgraded rain flaps covering the door and hood zips.
  • More space at the narrow end of the shelter giving increased foot/leg room, along with more space for your kit.
  • New tie down points that have been welded and sealed.

Where can I buy it?

You can buy directly from Zelter Shelter, however, it is cheaper if you buy from Amazon.
AMAZON UK – CHECK PRICE

We hope this Zelter Shelter spec has provided all the info you need in order to decide whether to buy. It’s a great bit of kit – versatile and ideal for many situations. Instead of carrying a waterproof jacket and a tarp or tent, you can throw this into your backpack knowing that whatever the weather, you’ll have a breathable rain jacket and shelter.

General disclaimer: This article has been compiled on a best effort basis from research on the manufacturer’s own website. We do not guarantee the information/data we have given is correct and cannot be held responsible for incorrect information. Always do your own spec checks before making a purchase.

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