The Terra Nova Voyager is not an exactly ultralight tent that can be carried along comfortably; it weighs close to 1.88 kgs which is a little over 4 pounds; whereas ultralight tents weigh less than a pound. Thus, the key difference between ULW and LW tents are:
- Weight: ULW’s weigh less than a pound.
- Compact: ULW’s are compact and can be packed comfortably in your backpack.
- Durability: Here, the LWs score over the ultra light weight tents; to attain the target weight, several key features are compromised in the ULWs. As a result, the fabric though premium might not be suitable for the long run. In addition to that, lightweight aluminum poles are used which again are more prone to breakage unlike standard poles.
- Price: ULW tents are more pricy because of the use of superior construction.
Having said that, with advancements in technology the durability of ULW tents is bound to improve and hopefully the price too becomes more affordable.