Why We Chose The Snow Peak Fal Pro Air 2: Good headroom, freestanding, simple to set up
In 1958, Yukio Yamai, an accomplished mountaineer, created his own line of superior climbing gear, inspired by his discontent for the current gear on the market. Snow Peak was born. Now, over 60 years later, the Japanese brand – which is named after the much-loved Japanese mountain Tanigawa – is still going strong and making waves in the UK market. It is a camping specialist and one of its headline products is the Snow Peak Fal Pro Air 2: a quick-to-set-up, two-person tent classified as four-season ready.
Who Is The Snow Peak Fal Pro Air 2 For?
If you’re in the market for a two-person tent, there are a lot (and we mean a lot) of brands vying for your business. MSR, Vango, Robens, Hilleberg, Terra Nova, Snugpak, Vaude, Wild Country, Sea to Summit, Fjallraven, OEX, Eurohike, Berghaus – and that’s without mentioning the more obscure and specialist brands. It can be an absolute minefield, with so many options clouding and confusing the decision-making process. But, if you’re looking to stand out from the crowd and purchase something a little different, Japanese brand Snow Peak are worth researching.
The Fal Pro Air 2 is rather expensive and has a four-season rating (according to Snow Peak – we’d probably say it’s more three-season suitable for the UK), so it’s certainly not a tent for a beginner wild camper. Instead it’s a high-end tent designed for the serious wild camper looking for a tent capable of withstanding harsh weather conditions in tough environments. It might, therefore, be of interest to an ambitious Munro bagger or seasoned UK wild camper who is out camping in the fells come rain or shine.