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When you venture off the beaten path nothing beats a one person tent to keep the biting bugs off you at night. My first experience with a one person tent was with a Wenzel Starlite tent bought sometime around 1992 or 1993. During the 1990s my buddies and I were camping along the bayous and marshes of Southeast Texas, where mosquitoes make getting a good nights sleep almost impossible unless you have a good bug proof tent. Mosquitoes will probe every square inch of a tent looking for a way in, but my trusty Wenzel Starlite tent kept them at bay. Over the years numerous upgraded tents have been released on the market, but the Wenzel Starlite tent holds a special place in my heart.

Besides the Wenzel Starlite tent, one of my favorite lightweight backpacking tents is the Eureka Solitaire. This one person tent not only keeps the biting bugs at bay, but also fits inside a large ALICE pack. The Eureka Solitaire is not only light weight but does exactly what it is suppose to do, and that is protect you from the elements so you get a good nights sleep.

now that we are done with the introduction let’s look at some of the one person tent choices on the market.

★★★★★
$99.99
$81.99
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Features

  • 1 PERSON TENT: If trekking or backpacking personal in the backcountry, you’ll need a quality one person tent to keep you protected from the elements. 210T Polyester rain fly&bathtub with PU 5000 coating is better in waterproof and firmer than you expected. Weatherproof material with factory-sealed seams keeps you dry and comfortable in all season&all weather conditions! You need an appropriate lightweight solo tent for backpacking!
  • QUICK SETUP&COMPACT: A solo tent should be very easy to erect and takedown. Free-standing and two Aluminum poles design for lightweight hiking tent’s fast pitching. Easily setup by one person with no experience. This ultralight backpacking tent is compact and portable, also great for Hiking, Bikepacking, Kayaking, Mountaineering, Fishing or Car Camping
  • EXTRAORDINARY DESIGN: Interior entire mesh walls designed to offer great ventilation, this ultralight hiking tent has D-shaped door and large vestibule on the side provide convenient enter&out and extra storage for your backpack or shoes
  • WHAT YOU GET: 1 x carry bag,1 x inner tent,1 x flysheet,2 x Aluminum poles,4 x ropes,12 x Aluminum stakes,1 x pole emergency repair kit. Every product you purchased has a LIFETIME warranty in material and workmanship defects. We also offer a 100% risk-free satisfaction guarantee, if you aren’t satisfied with it we’ll be happy to refund

Description

  • 1 PERSON TENT: If trekking or backpacking personal in the backcountry, you’ll need a quality one person tent to keep you protected from the elements. 210T Polyester rain fly&bathtub with PU 5000 coating is better in waterproof and firmer than you expected. Weatherproof material with...

    User reviews

    I have no idea how this company did it but this tent has features found in $200+ tents. The tent material is rugged and water proof. The interior tent is mesh and the rain fly doesn't touch the interior wall which prevents condensation from dripping onto you and your gear. It comes with vents with flexible props. The zippers are smartly placed making it easy to get in and out of the tent. The rainfly has clip in buckles that are adjustable. The guy lines are slide adjustable. The tent poles are DAC press fit and really flexible. It is a self standing tent, meaning you don't have to use guylines to keep it from falling down and you can pick it up and move it easily. I mean, I was honestly looking at higher dollar tents and they kept showing features that this tent has.Bonus: Clostnature now has a footprint for their tents. The one for the single person tent is only 4 ounces.
    I bought this to replace an older solo-backpacking tent I had.For the price I didn't expect much, but it seems very well-built. Only time will tell if if holds up like my last one (which I had for over 12 years and performed like a champ on MANY trips. I only had to replace it because it was getting difficult for me to get in and out of).Set up was a breeze: only two poles, which were easy to attach and clip and also cut down on weight (instead of having multiple poles).I used it with the rain fly off for a couple nights and the screen top makes stargazing in your sleeping bag a wonderful way to wind down the day.With the rain fly on, I didn't feel trapped at all and air circulation didn't seem to be any problem.I would definitely recommend this as a great solo tent if you are looking for a budget-conscious shelter when you are starting out, since I don't know what the longevity will be yet. If it holds up like my last one, though, it would be an excellent investment.
    This tent was really easy to assemble. It kept good heat in, and I didn't feel like I was over-heating with humidity and heat on a moderate night 60's F. This tent had enough room for me, my bags, and equipment, but not much else. This is strictly a sleeping tent, you can sit up straight in the center but there is a sense of restriction and even hunching over to fit. I am 5'4 and average sized. THere was moderate condensation around my head area but the rest of the tent was great. It dried quickly once I opened the tent up in the morning. Additionally, if you can anchor with tent poles, it can be free standing, just a little loose. Love my tent. Love my tent.


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ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent

★★★★★
$119.99
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Features

  • Care Instructions: Hand Wash

Description

  • There's no assembly frustration with our Lynx tent Series; This free-standing, aluminum two-pole design is a breeze to setup
  • Polyester tent fly resists water and UV damage while adding one vestibule for extra storage space
  • Fully equipped with #8 zippers, storage pockets,...

    User reviews

    I purchased this tent after spending countless hours researching tents, crawling in and out of them, comparing features, and studying set up and weight. This product came in under cost for what I had planned on spending, and I have gotten a chance to test it in fairly poor weather conditions.This tent weighs about 2 pounds 12 ounces. I immediately ditched the steel stakes it came with and chose to use 3 lightweight aluminum stakes instead. One for the vestibule, two for the corners on the opposite side of the tent. This held well in winds 5-10 miles per hour in both tests, I have not tested it above these conditions.It is small. I am 6'3" 200 pounds and there was not much extra room inside. That being said I was extremely comfortable. The smaller size allowed my body temperature to heat the inside fairly quickly. I used a thermarest self inflating pad large sized inside, with a quilt and a blanket in 34 degree Fahrenheit temperatures and was warm all night.Setup and take down is incredibly easy, and can be done in under two minutes.During test #2, it rained/snowed all night. A footprint is a must. Water did come through the bottom of the tent without one, but my mattress kept me off the ground. It did not pool through, but moisture did come through the floor.There are two vents at the top of this tent that help to reduce condensation, as well as four loops up top you can string oaracord through to hang things like socks to dry.The vestibule was big enough I could put my kelty coyote 85 liter off to one side and still had enough room to get in and out of the tent.As I continue to use this tent through upcoming trips I will add to this review if needed. For the price, features, and performance so far, this is the best bang For the buck especially if you're on a budget.Happy camping, feel free to message me with any questions. And ditch those heavy steel stakes.
    I've had this tent for about 2 years now. I love and adore it, and it's lasted a bunch of trips. It is a great fit for one person plus gear (I'm a strong independent hiking woman who don't need no man). I also love that the rain cover goes all the way to the ground and has a vestibule to keep the dirty stuff outside and dry.
    Listen here my fellow campers. I am one of those people that does extensive research before making any purchase so that I am sure its what I want, and I dont end up spending 100+ dollars on something I will regret later. I was so happy with this purchase, I am not sure where to start explaining. Ive camped probably 8 times with this tent since Ive bought it, from Desert heat in the Mojave to Snow in the Sequoias, even really windy conditions at the top of some ridges, even rain and hail storms. This tent has not only held up great, but its kept me really dry.


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Snugpak The Ionosphere 1 Man Dome Tent 94" x 39" x 28" Nylon

★★★★★
$205.84
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Description

  • Inner tent dimensions are 94 inches long, 35 inches wide, and 28 inches tall; built to accommodate 1 person and their gear, features tape sealed seams
  • Lightweight and compact pack size is 19 inches long by 5.5 inches wide; trail weight is 2.64 pounds, pack weight is 3.34...

    User reviews

    I used this for my entire 113 day thru hike on the Appalachian Trail. It kept me completely dry. It was big enough to fit me (6ft) and my bag (55 Liter) at the foot of the tent. One night while on the AT, i found a stray dog. It was cold and raining pretty hard. I didn't want the dog to freeze so I coaxed her into my tent with some tuna. That night she slept in the tent with me. So yeah, you can fit your backpack and a medium (60lb) size dog if needed. It was pretty tight, but we managed just fine.11-17-2017 UPDATE- I am still using this tent. I used it for 1500 miles on the pct. It is still going strong. I have never used a foot-print and I treat this tent pretty rough. It has one pin hole in the rain cover due to my own negligence. I covered it with a piece of tape.In the Southern California desert there are alot of wind farms. The wind is so strong that you can hardly stand up. I give it a huge thumbs up on how it managed in strong winds. The Big Agnes UL folks suffered in the wind. This tent has logged 3,750 miles and is still going strong. I anticipate completing the triple crown with this same tent. Overall, I would highly recomend this tent for all purposes. It is not the lightest tent for the size, but it will hold up and keep you dry. My favorite thing about this tent is its ability to be pitched in tight places due to its small footprint. While other hikers have to be more selective in finding an adequate spot, this tent allows for pitching in low-key places.My biggest complaint was the tent stakes. They are thin and sharp. They broke down pretty quick after using rocks to hammer them into the ground. I have replaced all of my stakes with a better version.
    I am a Infantry Squad Leader in the U.S Army. We spend a lot of time in the woods, sleeping under ponchos. I bought this over a year ago because I was tired of sleeping in the rain. This was the best investment that I have made in my 11 years in the Infantry. It has been tough enough to withstand multiple long term field exercises in austere conditions. We went to the field this weekend and experienced three days of constant rain. My sleeping bag stayed dry the entire time. Life was good. It also compresses into a very small package. It takes up the space of two MREs. With the modern MOLLE ruck, you can fit it under the flap and still leave room for a sleeping pad. When necessary, you can strap it to the outside of an assault pack. If your unit doesn't like stuff on the outside of your ruck (ABN), it fits inside your ruck if you pack it first. OD Green for you high speed Privates.Update 2014: This tent continues to function at its best. Since the last review, we have been in the woods for weeks on end. We have deployed to the Joint Readiness Training Center twice and the National Training Center once. We (10th Mountain Division) spent two weeks in the woods for MOUNTAIN PEAK. We (4-31 Infantry) deployed to West Point to train cadets and spent three months in the hills against the Hudson River. This tent was with me every day of it. This tent has made life better for this grunt. I was a Platoon Sergeant throughout these deployments. I have authorized its use within my platoon. The only stipulation is that my boys are out of it when pulling security.For you Airborne Pathfinder, and Jumpmaster dudes, I've jumped it twice. Both times I packed it in my ruck vertically. Obviously not for Combat.
    I have used this both motorbike camping/traveling as well as hunting, and it is a dang good tent. I should have bought one a long time ago. Well worth the money and easy to set up. I am 6'1" and 200 pounds and I had no siiues as far as being too small. A fair amount of room up front to bring in your boots, socks, a small light, etc.Having used a half dozen other one man tents and bivys in the last decade, I will say this is the best yet.


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Eureka! Solitaire AL 1 Person, 3 Season, Camping and Backpacking Tent

★★★★★
$107.64
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Description

  • Travel light with the Eureka! Solitaire AL three-season solo tent, the perfect choice for weight-conscious backpackers.
  • The tent's simple two-pole tunnel design sets up in seconds after a long day of hiking or climbing.
  • Outlast any storm with the rugged, durable 7000...

    User reviews

    Decent small tent. As has been noted elsewhere, however, this is really a bivvy tent. To give you an idea of that, the floor is almost completely taken up by a sleeping pad. Its purpose is to protect you from the elements, not to give an airy feel. It is pretty lightweight. It is pretty easy to set up once you practice a couple times.Advantages:- relatively lite- relatively inexpensive (you can pay insane amounts for a small lightweight tent)- low profile, so is OK in the wind.- interesting zipper top design that could be useful.- like the attached rain fly design!Disadvantages:- inside gear pockets are too small and are at bad angles, so don't hold much and spill things out.- design of zippers is poor. They leave small gaps that allow small insects (like ants) to potentially enter. I will try to post pix of this.- potential big issue: if you use for backpacking, which seems to be the purpose, there will NOT be enough space to get your backpack inside. That is, unless you and the pack are small. This may lead to leaving it outside in the rain, etc. Note that the vestibule is very small and almost non-existent.EDIT - See the attached images of the zipper issue. It might not seem like much, but when ants abound it could be an issue. I am thinking of how to seal these gaps.I will be working on trying to seal those zipper gaps as there are a lot of little bugs in the desert.
    If you're in a spring shower, the water resistance might suffice. But even after treating it the water came through in an 8-hour rain. The netting in the front panel started to shred on the second use and was a mess of loose threads by the fifth. Be aware that this is basically a bug net with a rain fly suspended above it, so that when the net shreds in one place you're inviting the bugs in. Also note that a cold wind will be felt immediately. In didn't seem to come with enough stakes for all the loops and guy lines. If you will be camping a few times in hot weather and are seeking a one-person, leaky, disposable tent which will not hold your gear then this is a good choice.
    If this tent were 200 dollars, I'd have a different opinion. Likewise, if it was half as effective, I would too. But as it is, it's a 100 dollar tent that's pretty lightweight, super easy to set up/tear down (even in adverse conditions) and provides plenty of space for one person. I usually use a 2 person tent on trips with my girlfriend, but last month I did a solo trip on the teton crest trail and wanted to try something a little different without breaking the bank. The first night one of the rivets that the upper pole slots into popped right out, which was not ideal, but it held up well over four nights. It'd be nice to have a vestibule, but I put my rain cover over my bag and dropped it into a trash bag and it was no big deal. I'm about 5'10" and really could have squeezed it into the tent with me, but being in bear country I never like to run the risk of having missed a piece of food garbage when cleaning out my bag for the night. Overall solid tent, not perfect but exactly what I hoped for when I bought it


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Wenzel Starlite Tent - 1 Person

★★★★★
$44.95
$37.88
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Features

  • Floor Area: 21.8 square feet
  • Peak Height: 36 inches
  • Weight: 3 pounds, 5 ounces
  • Number of Doors: 1
  • Number of Windows: 1

Description

  • Floor Area: 21.8 square feet
  • Peak Height: 36 inches
  • Weight: 3 pounds, 5 ounces
  • Number of Doors: 1
  • Number of Windows: 1

User reviews

Bought this for a camping trip coming up. It sets up VERY easily. Like others have said, its get pretty hot and humid in there if you're directly in the sun. The rear vent is pretty ineffectual actually. However, it does have a small plastic D-ring by the vent so I'm thinking hang a little battery powered exhaust fan there just to help with the circulation. Or put the door facing the wind. Can't say much about the water resistance as I've only had it out in nice weather, but I would highly recommend getting some waterproofing spray and seam sealer, as well as a tarp to put underneath (I bought a longer tarp so I have a little place mat in front of the door to take my shoes off and help keep dirt out of the tent). Comes with a 10 year warranty from Wenzel which is nice. The stakes it comes with are kind of cheesy but will work if you don't abuse them (or pound them into an unexpected rock underground). It has a little mesh storage pouch at the head/door of the tent for things in your pockets. For all the good in this tent: price, set up time, warranty, carry weight. There is one drawback, internal size. Granted this is a one man pup tent and you should know going into buying this that it will be very small, I should have bought the 2 man style from Wenzel just so I could keep my stuff inside and safe. I have to keep my bag between my legs when I sleep (if you use a single person air mattress with this tent, there is no room on either side to really put anything). Other than that, it's a nice weekend tent that is very lightweight and easy to set up/take down. For the price, I might buy it again, but then again I might spring for the 2 person as previously mentioned just to have a little more wiggle room. If you want to go seriously off the grid, this tent may not be for you.
I really wanted to love this product. I took it on a backpacking trip to Havasupai. Let me first say that the quality and durability of the product was just fine. Set up was easy enough and the weight was fine for a backpacking trip. My issues with this product have to do with functionality. First of all is the fact that it's so small that getting in and out of it was an incredible challenge. For reference, I'm pretty average build at 5' 11" and weighing about 175lbs. My daughter had similar issues and she is 5'7" and 120lbs. When I was on all fours, I was not able to crawl into the tent. I had to go in feet first and try to slide myself into the tent. My second major issue with this tent was the fact that there was very little airflow and it trapped heat and moisture in it. Within 5-10 minutes of being in the tent, I was extremely hot and drenched in sweat. The climate at night when we were using it was during warm summer nights. Temps were generally around 60 degrees each night.PROS:*Lightweight*Durable*Easy to set upCONS:*Too small (perhaps best suited for children or small teens)*Poor Airflow*Traps heat*Not well suited for warmer climatesQ.) Would I buy it again?A.) No
Very light tent but has three major issues.1. Its a pain to get in and out. I'm a pretty athletic guy, 6ft 185 lbs. Once you are in, it's manageable.2. The tent does not have enough ventilation if the fly screen is closed. This is especially true if the weather is cold. The big issue with that is your breath condenses on the inside and starts dripping.3. It tips easy especially when you are propping the tent poles in front.It is light so if you are willing to do the additional work to sew in vents and get a fly tarp on top, get it, if not, I will not recommend it.


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ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent

★★★★★
$119.99
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Features

  • Care Instructions: Hand Wash

Description

  • There's no assembly frustration with our Lynx tent Series; This free-standing, aluminum two-pole design is a breeze to setup
  • Polyester tent fly resists water and UV damage while adding one vestibule for extra storage space
  • Fully equipped with #8 zippers, storage pockets,...

    User reviews

    I purchased this tent after spending countless hours researching tents, crawling in and out of them, comparing features, and studying set up and weight. This product came in under cost for what I had planned on spending, and I have gotten a chance to test it in fairly poor weather conditions.This tent weighs about 2 pounds 12 ounces. I immediately ditched the steel stakes it came with and chose to use 3 lightweight aluminum stakes instead. One for the vestibule, two for the corners on the opposite side of the tent. This held well in winds 5-10 miles per hour in both tests, I have not tested it above these conditions.It is small. I am 6'3" 200 pounds and there was not much extra room inside. That being said I was extremely comfortable. The smaller size allowed my body temperature to heat the inside fairly quickly. I used a thermarest self inflating pad large sized inside, with a quilt and a blanket in 34 degree Fahrenheit temperatures and was warm all night.Setup and take down is incredibly easy, and can be done in under two minutes.During test #2, it rained/snowed all night. A footprint is a must. Water did come through the bottom of the tent without one, but my mattress kept me off the ground. It did not pool through, but moisture did come through the floor.There are two vents at the top of this tent that help to reduce condensation, as well as four loops up top you can string oaracord through to hang things like socks to dry.The vestibule was big enough I could put my kelty coyote 85 liter off to one side and still had enough room to get in and out of the tent.As I continue to use this tent through upcoming trips I will add to this review if needed. For the price, features, and performance so far, this is the best bang For the buck especially if you're on a budget.Happy camping, feel free to message me with any questions. And ditch those heavy steel stakes.
    I've had this tent for about 2 years now. I love and adore it, and it's lasted a bunch of trips. It is a great fit for one person plus gear (I'm a strong independent hiking woman who don't need no man). I also love that the rain cover goes all the way to the ground and has a vestibule to keep the dirty stuff outside and dry.
    Listen here my fellow campers. I am one of those people that does extensive research before making any purchase so that I am sure its what I want, and I dont end up spending 100+ dollars on something I will regret later. I was so happy with this purchase, I am not sure where to start explaining. Ive camped probably 8 times with this tent since Ive bought it, from Desert heat in the Mojave to Snow in the Sequoias, even really windy conditions at the top of some ridges, even rain and hail storms. This tent has not only held up great, but its kept me really dry.


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ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 1-Person Tent

★★★★★
$161.71
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Description

  • There's no assembly frustration with our Zephyr Tent series; this free-standing, aluminum two-pole design can be setup in no time
  • Polyester tent fly resists water and UV damage while adding one vestibule for extra storage
  • Great ventilation with mesh door and entire mesh...

    User reviews

    So pleased with this purchase! Let me start with what I was looking for and hoped to find in my tent: * one person * three season * mostly mesh inner tent to allow stargazing * lightweight for backpackingThis tent met those criteria, and has performed perfectly on a number of excursions. My very first outing (shown in the two pictures) was over three days when it rained about 70% of the time. Me and my gear stayed perfectly dry the entire time. Note that I did purchase the matching footprint, and I would strongly suggest that anyone buying this tent do the same.There is a small pocket up front that I use to hold my powerbrick, phone and headlamp. Two sets of ties at the top allow you to hang a lantern if you wish, but I think you'll find yourself smacking your head on it unless it's a very small unit. Setup is always very quick -- the shock-corded poles go together smoothly and if you treat them well should last indefinitely.The price is one half to one third of what other one person tents go for, and it delivers equivalent functionality and quality. I would highly recommend this tent to any friend who was in the market for something meeting these specifications.
    Sadly I had to return due to leaks. the tent itself has a good shape and is fairly easy to set up after one practice run. Of course, if there is wind, oh well, enjoy the fun. The downside is the leaks, and also the weight. For a trekking expedition, this tent is an absolute bear at 4 lb.
    I chose this tent for many reasons, but the main reason is this is a screen tent with a rain fly. I like sleeping in deep backcountry and I love looking at the stars, on a clear night of course. I sleep in a hammock however I can't set my hammock up on the beach. This tent is also very light, just over a pound. (under 1kg). I am using it for bicycle touring.Out of the box:This tent was nicely packed and rolled into it's own bag. Pulling it out of the bag and unrolling it I see that I have a rain fly, poles, stakes and the tent. I inspected everything and found no drama here. (Everything was fine).Set up:This tent took me under 5 minutes to put up. After my general inspection I started connecting the poles. No instructions, but if you can't assemble this tent then you should not have one. I slid the poles through the top, criss crossing, then I snapped the poles into place popping the tent right up. I did not use the stakes at this point, but I could literally pick up the tent with one hand and move it around easily.Inside:I am 5'11" and I was comfortable. You will need a tarp or something for the floor. The dew from the grassy area was cold and damp on the floor, not coming through, but if you owned a tent this is no different. The screen is very dense, almost like tint for the tent; enough for a light breeze.I did not apply the rain fly, however it looks super easy to set up. I am going out this next weekend to actually use it on the trails. I will update soon.@veganhippiedude


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TETON Sports Quick Tent; Pop-Up Tent; Instant Setup – Less Than 1 Min; Camping and Backpacking Tent; Easy Clip-On Rainfly Included

★★★★★
$97.93
$91.04
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Features

  • QUICK CAMPING TENT WITH AN INSTANT SETUP: Camping made easy; Buying the tent will take longer than setting it up; Roll it out, lock your poles, pull the drawstring and you’re done
  • ONE PERSON SLEEP SYSTEM: Pop up dome tent with a quick and easy setup; For camping on the ground or the TETON Sports Outfitter XXL Camp Cot for some serious glamping
  • STAY DRY: Sturdy micro mesh tent includes a standard waterproof rainfly; Look for the Elite Rainfly that fully extends to the ground if you’re using the cots — sold separately
  • ROOM WITH A VIEW: Get away from the city lights and enjoy a full view of the Milky Way; Full mesh top allows for a perfect stargazing experience; Enjoy a camping experience that is out of this world
  • TETON SPORTS PROMISE: Reach out to our AMAZING product support team if you have any questions or concerns; YOU CAN COUNT ON US to get you taken care of and back OUTDOORS with TETON Sports

Description

  • QUICK CAMPING TENT WITH AN INSTANT SETUP: Camping made easy; Buying the tent will take longer than setting it up; Roll it out, lock your poles, pull the drawstring and you’re done
  • ONE PERSON SLEEP SYSTEM: Pop up dome tent with a quick and easy setup; For camping on the ground or...

    User reviews

    Bought this tent and have used it for the last two weekends, once in Flaming Gorge, UT by myself, and once in Glendo, WY with my girlfriend. As a solo unit, tent worked great, enough room for me and a few smaller items. The reviews are correct the rain fly does fall short of adequate coverage, but a quick email to TETON and I purchased the elite one for 19.99 plus shipping and it does the job. This is not a two person set up. I am 5'7 and my girlfriend is smaller than me and we were definitely cramped to the point of being uncomfortable. I would definitely not recommend this as a two adult set up, maybe kids would be fine, but not very spacious. Did not do terribly against the wind, had it's moments where it buckled, but Wyoming wind will do that to any tent. With pad and cot organizer, worked great, just purchased the under cot storage but haven't had the opportunity to use it yet. Would recommend 10/10 times and for the total pricing of the unit, a really good deal. Have received several compliments on it, and even given a few brief "tours" to curious friends. Set up and tear down is quick, by myself with no wind can be up and ready or down and packed within 6 minutes. I did pretty extensive research prior to purchasing and am happy with this purchase and the customer service team at Teton. I can wrap up the elite rain fly, cot organizer, under cot storage and the tent all in the provided case.
    First off, I am a large guy (345 lb) so the large capacity is of utmost importance. I purchased the tent w/rainfly and cot. It all went together fine once you decipher the very sparse instructions.The rub comes in when you look for the rainfly cause it is not or the instructions do not indicate How to make one out of the supplied material.The tent went on the cot very easily but it left a curl up which exposed a gap between the ends of the tent and cot which allows water to get between the tent and cot and when you get in and out your sleeping bag will get some degree of wet depending on how hard lts raining.The real kicker is the mfg customer service. After my initial assembly and having noticed the gaps I contacted their customer service and supplied multiple photos of my issue. They were very prompt and polite. The person I communicated with readily knew how to fix my problem which was to get an Elite Rainfly which is supposed to cover the tent and cot all the way to the ground (am yet to test this as they are out of stock at the time of this review.) Here is where they failed me. I asked about how to ship the defective shell back for a replacement Elite Rainfly. I was told that the Elite Rainfly was an accessory and that I would have to purchase one at around $30.00 plus shipping. With this being a repair of a design problem ,in my opinion, I felt deflated expectations with having to purchase an item to fix there problem.The quality of the materials is great but the design or assembly instructions leave you feeling lacking. If you decide to purchase one of these you should just go ahead and get the Elite Rainfly from the jump start.
    Now that I've had several nights in this setup I thought I'd go ahead and leave a review... First, the cot is AMAZINGLY comfortable and I actually prefer it over my (very expensive) bed... I love how easy it is to set up and take down and love the roominess once the tent is in place. At 55 I'm kinda over sleeping on the ground (at least my back is) and if I cannot sleep in a hammock this is the best alternative... The price point on both items is hard to beat but the performance is as well... I've always been willing to pa a premium price for a premium product but in this case (in both cases really) the tent and the hammock at both premium at the discount rate. Honestly the best bang for the buck I've ever spent on camping gear... highly recommend!


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New for 2019 Eureka introduces the Solitaire AL. The eureka solitaire al is green instead of yellow, and has aluminum poles instead of fiberglass.

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