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Tech Talk: Bushbuck Horizon 8000 Ultralight 2-person, 3-4 season tent

Tech Talk: Bushbuck Horizon 8000 Ultralight 2-person, 3-4 season tent


  • Comfy for two people, spacious for one

  • 3-4 seasons

  • 8000mm waterproof fly and floor

  • 2kg maximum weight, 1.3kg minimum weight

  • Two doors and vestibules

  • Simple unified hub and pole system

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Video: Bushbuck Horizon 8000 Tent Review

Lightweight and versatile

The Bushbuck Horizon 8000 2-person tent is built for hunters, hikers, and keen adventurers to brave the harshest New Zealand conditions. It’s the best lightweight 2-person tent for overnight and longer missions outdoors. The Horizon 8000 2-person tent weighs only 2kg and has the ability to drop down to 1.3kg with the footprint + fly configuration, making it one of the most versatile tents on the market.


Waterproof and durable

It boasts a whopping 8000mm waterproof rating on the fly and floor, far exceeding the 3000mm industry standard. This makes the Horizon 8000 the best choice for all-weather camping. The fly is made from siliconised ripstop nylon and the floor is made from durable waterproof polyester. The floor is roughly double the height of most tents on the market, which is handy if a small stream develops under you during heavy rain. The internal canopy is DWR treated (so it’s highly water-resistant) and has breathable mesh on all four sides for maximum ventilation.

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Spacious and compact

A door and vestibule on both sides provide plenty of space for storing gear — hunting packs, boots, and stinky clothing — for two people. But if you like having extra room, it’s also a great option for solo missions. The simple, strong singular pole system makes the tent fast and easy to put up and pack down. If you’re keen to cut down on the weight you’re carrying, you can ditch the tent inner and just take the footprint and fly (with the pole system and pegs, of course). This will save you about 0.7kg. All of this packs down to a convenient, compact size for strapping onto the outside of your pack. The Horizon 8000 two-person tent really is a great option for a wide range of adventures.

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Mark Holder

Mark Holder is Marketing and Events Manager at Bushbuck. His job is to plan, create and execute all of Bushbuck's marketing and organise the events and shows we attend. Mark's the host of Bushbuck's "Tech Talk" video series where we provide in-depth gear reviews. He also gets roped into a fair few Bushbuck photoshoots. Mark was born in Geraldine and now lives in Christchurch. Outside of work, he's a keen outdoorsman. He enjoys snowboarding in the winter, wakeboarding in the summer, and tries to get out hunting with mates as much as possible. His favourite wilderness spot is the Orari Gorge waterfall in Geraldine. It was his local swimming spot as a kid and an amazing place to hang out over summer. He's also a big fan of the lakes around Twizel. Something that not many people know about Mark is he used to be a professional wakeboarder.

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