The Talus looks like a pretty straight forward three-person tent; in many ways it is like our other classic backpacking tents. It has two doors – back and front – and two vestibules for storing your hiking backpacks. It’s designed to optimise ventilation flow and maximise space, particularly height, so you don’t have to crawl around inside. But on closer inspection this tent is quite special. Firstly, the DAC pole set was designed exclusively for the Talus range; the poles are clipped outside the tent making it quicker to pitch. Then there are the materials – the fly, canopy and floor are all made from recycled polyester. This lightweight spring and summer tent is lighter on your back and the environment.