Page Type Gear Review
Object Title PCT 1
Manufacturer Mountain Hardwear
Page By Alpinist
Page Type Sep 4, 2005 / Mar 1, 2007
Object ID 1413
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Product Description

PCT™ 1 is a double walled backpacking tent for one person. The unique floor shape trims weight on this well ventilated design. Vestibule with roomy side entry provides roomy storage space and Atlas 7001 poles support the sleek, tapered canopy. Guaranteed watertight construction. Superlight option: pitch with fly and Pitch Light™ footprint to shave pounds. Footprint sold separately.

  • Hooped pole design provides great head room and shoulder space, while the sleek tapered body fits into those quaint, private tent sites
  • Single, side-entry D-shaped door opens to a large 5 sq. ft. vestibule; side mini vestibule (2 sq. ft.) provides a bit of extra storage space
  • Full front and side no-see-um mesh panels maximize ventilation, save weight and are tightly woven to keep tiny pests out
  • New Atlas 7001 poles use Atlas connectors for corrosion- and dent-resistance, plus they're completely field serviceable
  • Atlas Floating pole connectors mean poles flex with less stress at the joints, weigh less with more strength, and can be fixed without tools
  • Seam-taped, full-coverage polyester rainfly keeps weather out and resists stretch when wet
  • Rainfly features a clear UVX-film window for views outside and extra light; window is tearproof, will not cloud and is UV- and temperature-resistant
  • Inverted double rainfly zippers allow ease of ventilation and feature laminated zipper flaps for water-resistance
  • Lightweight narrow webbing rainfly attachment system is adjustable, will not freeze or collect snow, and is field repairable
  • Durable nylon taffeta floor uses polyurethane coating for waterproofness; all seams are taped
  • Perimeter seams form waterproof tub-style floor that is up off the ground and under the rainfly for extra weather protection
  • Large mesh pockets and webbing hang loops keep things organized inside
  • Large stake out loops accept both skis and snow pickets
  • Bar-tacked stress points add strength and durability; bias-bound zippers allow ease of use and extended zipper life
  • Comes with stuff sacks, aluminum Y-pegs, Seam Grip® and owner's manual
  • Average minimum weight specification is based on tent, rainfly and poles only



Capacity 1
Minimum Weight 3 lbs, 3 oz / 1.47 kg
Packaged Weight 3 lbs, 12 oz / 1.70 kg

Floor Area 17.98 sq ft / 1.67 sq m
Vestibule area 5.38 sq ft / 0.50 sq m
2nd vestibule area 2.15 sq ft / 0.20 sq m
Length 7.61 ft / 232.00 cm
Width 4.03 ft / 123.00 cm
Number of doors 1
Number of poles 2
Number of vestibules 2
Floor fabric All Mountain 3000 Nylon
Body fabric All Mountain 70D Nylon
Body fabric No-See-Um Netting
Exterior height 3.35 ft / 102.00 cm
Interior height 2.98 ft / 91.00 cm
Tension shelves 0
Packed diameter 3.94 in / 10.00 cm
Packed length 16.93 in / 43.00 cm
Type 3 Season

Guaranteed watertight construction
Superlight ¼" buckles and webbing
Pitch Light™ compatible
Reflective guy out loops
Welded guy clip anchors
Reflective starter point
Dual slider mesh door
Atlas 7001 poles
Canopy storage pockets
1 Vestibule
1 Welded SVX window


Manufacturer's suggested retail price is $150 (US).



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Alpinist - Sep 4, 2005 2:47 am - Voted 5/5

Great 3-season solo tent!
This is an excellent light weight 3-season solo tent. I've used it on several multi-day trips in the Sierra and Wind River Range and have been very happy with it.

It's just roomy enough inside to be comfortable for me, though anyone over 6ft tall should try laying down inside of one before purchasing. The tent jutts out on both sides near the shoulders to provide some elbow room. At 5'11" tall, I can just sit up in it and my head barely touches the top.

There are 2 mesh pockets on both sides to hold your personal items. The lower pocket rests on the ground; ideal for holding a water bottle.

The screen door is reasonably easy to get in and out of, and it hangs from above when unzipped so that it doesn't drop down onto the ground. You can stand with your feet inside the tent and body outside to simplify putting on your boots.

There is vestibule room on both sides of the tent. You could stash a small pack inside the vestibule in the main entry. The the other side has enough room for a couple of pairs of boots or similar sized gear, with a short zipper on the inside of the tent for access.

The tent is double-walled with a lot of screening material which saves weight and provides excellent ventillation. I slept with the rainfly fully closed quite a few times and did not have any problem with condensation.

The PCT 1 is versatile in that you can use it in any combination/configuration of tent, ground cloth and rainfly.

The tent appears to be well made and is asthetically pleasing with a pleasant combination of purple and green coloring.

In summary, this is a great value for a 3 season solo tent if you consider the weight, space, quality and cost.

Alamkuh - Aug 8, 2013 4:21 am - Hasn't voted

I was looking for a tent for 1! but i couldn't find it!
how can i buy this one?!

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