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Solo Tent suggestions

by iHartMK » Mon May 20, 2013 8:36 pm

Tell me what your favorite one man/solo tent is. Especially if it's UL and freestanding.. and even if you don't own one. I currently have the SD Iota and the MSR Hubba. But want something new this season.

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Re: Solo Tent suggestions

by Kiefer » Tue May 21, 2013 3:16 am

I bought a Nemo Gogo last summer for UL solo trips, not really knowing what to expect.
I'm VERY pleased with it. Takes up practically no space in my pack. And the great part...there's no poles!!! An airtube and whatever sticks ya find
on the ground. I was hesitant at first, but the thing is truly solid.
I really need to look at more Nemo tents.

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Re: Solo Tent suggestions

by mrchad9 » Tue May 21, 2013 8:38 am

Not freestanding... but the BD BetaLight is the best purchase I have ever made.





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Re: Solo Tent suggestions

by fatdad » Tue May 21, 2013 7:55 pm

I have a clip Flashlight (Sierra Designs) that I used for years and really liked. Only 3 lbs. too. My only gripe was that it is not freestanding. Perfect size for solo missions though.

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Re: Solo Tent suggestions

by ExcitableBoy » Tue May 21, 2013 9:20 pm

I have a BD Betamid (not the lite version, it adds a pound but is less expensive and more durable). I love it and use it for 95% of my climbs in the lower 48 and Canada. Again, not free standing but worth it for the weight, versatility, room and cost. If cost is not an option, I have a Integral Designs MK1 Lite that I like. At 3 3/4 pounds and $500 it is more expensive and heavier, but is freestanding and is as bomb proof a tent as you will find. I also used a Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight and really liked it. The design was really excellent.

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Re: Solo Tent suggestions

by peninsula » Thu May 23, 2013 3:53 pm

I packed a MSR Hubba for several years before switching to a Terra Nova Solar Photon 1. Great tent! Light weight, holds up better with snowfall, and guys out for windy conditions. ... ite/821288

From the Terra Nova Website: ... on-1-tent/

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Re: Solo Tent suggestions

by bzbrian » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:20 am

The Hilleberg Akto is really one of my favorite solo tents. It seems quite burly and more comfortable than a bivy.

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