The X1 Assault is an external porch version of the X1 Strike, featuring a sheltered entrance and small cooking area. Like its siblings, the X1 Raid and X1 Strike, it uses our unique X-tex fabric. We are hesitant to call the X-tex fabric revolutionary – it still has limitations – but it does present significant improvements and advantages over the existing PTFE-type breathable membrane fabrics that are currently used.
The Assault is built around the same pole configuration as the X1 Strike (2 diagonal poles in external pole-sleeves + 1 internal pole at the head of the tent), but also features a small porch. The Assault thereby addresses one of the vulnerabilities of single-skin tents by providing full protection for the actual tent door. The porch, made of translucent Cuben fabric, also offers a useful covered storage area. As on all the X1 models, the guy points loop around the poles themselves, taking stress directly off the seams.
|Total weight||1.95 kg (complete)|
Waterproof and breathable X-tex
|Porch||18 g/m² Cuben|
|Groundsheet||70 g/m², 70 denier, ripstop nylon
10,000 mm hydrostatic head TPU coating
|Poles||3 x 8.64 mm Ø Yunan Ultralite|
|Guylines||4 x 2.00 mm Dyneema with mini-Linelok adjusters|
|Pegs||8 x 7001-T6 square-section alloy pegs, 12 g each|
45 cm x 12 cm Ø
Red and Green in stock. Black will be unavailable until late 2017.
|Inner length||210 cm|
|Inner width||120 cm|
|Inner height||100 cm|
The following accessories are available for the X1 Assault:
Always ensure the tent is completely dry after a trip before packing it away for any length of time. Tents can get stains and mildew if stored in a damp condition – and once these occur, they are almost impossible to remove.
The best way to clean your X1 Assault is simply to pitch the tent and wipe down with a cloth using a warm water and detergent mix. Never machine wash.
Wipe down with a cloth using a warm water and detergent mix. Never machine wash – this will cause the PU coating to delaminate.
Over time, the elastic cord inside the poles may lose its stretch. In this case, unscrew the pole foot at one end, untie the elastic and pull it through until there is sufficient tension. Retie it to the pole foot, cut off the excess elastic and screw the pole foot back in. Don't let go of the elastic or you will find yourself re-threading all the sections!