What's The Difference Between the Lanshan 2 & Lanshan 2 Pro Tents?
A question that often crops up is what is the difference between the Lanshan 2 and the Lanshan 2 Pro tents, and which one would suit my needs better?
To start with the basics, the Lanshan 2 is cheaper than the Lanshan 2 Pro, whilst the Lanshan 2 Pro is lighter than the Lanshan 2. Well, I guess that's the question answered? Of course it's not. You folks want far more detail than that don't you?
In essence, the Lanshan 2 has a traditional set up of having a separate flysheet and inner tent, whereas the Lanshan 2 Pro is a hybrid design, meaning that it does have a mesh to block out insects, but is essentially a single skin tent. Think of it as being a very close clone of the ZPacks Duplex tent, except rather than being made of DCF, it's made from SilNylon instead and is a fraction of the Duplex's price.
The groundsheet bathtub on the Pro is attached to the lower part of the flysheet by mesh netting to provide ventilation and for any condensation to drain away from the bathtub.
The Pro is also more tear-resistant and therefore more durable.
Both tents do require 2 hiking poles in order to erect them, as neither come with poles.
Now for the data.
|Feature||Lanshan 2||Lanshan 2 Pro|
|Innner floor space size L x W x H||210 x 110 x 120cm||230 x 120 x 120|
|Flysheet||15D Nylon||20D Nylon|
|Groundsheet||20D Nylon||20D Nylon|
|Flysheet treatment||One-sided silicone teated||Double-sided silicone treated|
|Inner tent||20D high density Nylon Mesh||On doors and lower vents only|
|Seam sealing (To do)||Side pull outs only||All seams need to be sealed|
As can be seen, the Pro is lighter than the standard and has a little more internal space. So might be better suited to those that are taller. Having said that, if you'll be using it on your own you could always sleep diagonally to gain extra length.
For those of you that dread the idea of seam sealing all the seams on the Pro, the standard would be a better bet.
The standard would be fractionally warmer than the Pro due to having a proper traditional inner tent. The 3 season inner on the standard can also be swapped out for a 4 season inner tent which features less bug netting for added warmth.
So, far be it for me to suggest which is best for you, but hopefully, you're now armed with enough info to make an informed choice.