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1 Person Tent Recommendations

Discussion in 'Shelter & Sleeping' started by Pigeondave, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. Rarche2002

    Rarche2002 Member

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    I’ve got one of these it says it’s for 2 people but it’s quite a squeeze if I’m honest much better for just 1 person very light weight


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  2. Erbswurst

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    Oh!
    Robens produces a Hilleberg Akto clone?
    Did any body use this for a longer time?

    I don't own the Akto, because I bought the Nallo 2. The Nallo 2 is perfect for one or two persons 3Seasons + skills.

    If I would have to buy today a 1 person tunnel, I would buy a green or brown Akto, depending if I would plan to use it in the green north or brown south of europe.

    The similar but lighter yellow label Hilleberg is made for dwarves.
    No room, no air. Perhaps OK for a middle sized dog.

    Normal people should choose the perfect Akto. Yes, expensive. But I think it's the best one person tunnel tent in the world.

    If I wouldn't have the money, I would buy a used Akto. Some people get married and sell them in good conditions I guess.

    In France in the summer on camping grounds I use the only till 40km/h wind speed recommended Decathlon Arpenaz 2. For only 20 € that is a very good not storm resistant incredible cheap tent. It weights without pegs only 2 kg.
    Of course you can use it in normal conditions nearly everywhere if you take a bivvy bag with you. Should it break you will survive in the bivvy bag. But that's an Igloo. It rains in the entrance! It's constructed for French summer and nearly every french student has one.
    I used my first Arpenaz two for 300 nights at 200 places till the pole broke. But only half the diameter. It's still alife and in use.
    I have the Nallo in the car and use the Arpenaz2. It's faster dry and packed in. Should I come in a storm I will use on this professional tours the Nallo2. Since 4 years there wasn't a storm...

    In northern Germany, where it's windy I use a 650g outer tent of the Luxe Outdoor Silhexpeak V4a. I attach it to a "washing line" or use a nature stick as pole. It is more or less a tarp you can close. But then you will get condensation.
    That is a pyramid tent that I use together with Snugpack SF bivvy bag 340g. That's light and inexpensive. The outer tent has mesh at the window and I have an additional head net if needed.

    That is very light but very large inside for persons till 185 cm with or 180 cm without bivvy bag. Without inner tent it is OK for two. Or one inside the inner and the large dog or sherpa outside the inner tent...
    Larger versions exist too. The german dealer sells the outer tent separately if you like.

    Usually I hike in the forest only with military poncho and bivvy bag. At the coast line I use the Silhexpeak V4a for wild camping and Camping grounds.

    For car camping I take the Decathlon Arpenaz 2. In France often the ground if Camping grounds is stony and would destry my expensive tents, which arent needed there.

    Yes, I like them all, they all are fine. But of course the best is the Hilleberg Nallo2. I find that it is worth the money.
    Would I hike a lit alone in Austria, Britain or Scandinavia I would buy the Hilleberg Akto in green, if France and Italy should ne visited too, I would take the brown one, new or used, depending how much cash would be free.

    To replace the Hilleberg floors costs nearly exactly the same like the additional foot print, they offer the service. I recommend to save the weight.

    Yes, but why not try out this Robens clone? Does it have the same size? If not, perhaps they sell a smaller Nallo2 clone???

    If you don't want to go in the mountains or use it in very cold conditions, that should be OK too, I guess.

    Sub --15*C and in Austria, Norway or Switzerland over the tree border you better should take a Hilleberg! The tent is expensive,because they use different materials than the others!
    Hilleberg tents are nice to have always and everywhere and necessary in alpine conditions or extremely cold weather.

    But, yes: Most times I use a cheaper one!
    On hiking tours most times I do not take any tent with me! Poncho and bivvy are enough in the forest I mean.
     
  3. Broch

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    The opening post started by saying the Akto was out of his budget - sorry, but I really don't see the point in a whole side of A4 telling him why he should buy one or the even more expensive Nallo 2!

    The Starlight has a HSH of 5000mm, Akto only 3000mm
    The Starlight is 2.4Kg, The Akto 1.7Kg (both well in excess of the OP's desires)
    The Starlight is made of 75D Polyester (inherently stronger than RSN but heavier), the Akto is made of silicone coated RSN (nothing particularly special about that)
    Both are about the same size internally (Starlight slightly wider)
    The Starlight is available around £120, The Akto is nearer £590

    Other than the added weight for the stronger more waterproof fabric, it's a no-brainer for me :)
     
  4. Janne

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    Considering it is 6 months ago he posted last........
     
  5. Erbswurst

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    Oh, that I didn't see, Janne!

    Yes Broch, you are right!

    But if the Akto I know is my main recommendation, and it's to expensive, a used one is the cheaper option I wanted to point out.

    And: A copy (which I never have seen before) of the optimum should be a good option too. That's what I wanted to say.

    An other option would be the combination of Six Moon Designs Serenity mesh inner and Gatewood Cape in green.
    Totally different concept, but very interesting in my opinion. I dont have it, but I know that a couple of very experienced people swear by it.
     
  6. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    As usual, you get what you pay for!

    I still have and use equipment that I bought in the 70’s and 80’s.
    It was expensive to buy, but considering how much use I have had from it, really, really cheap!

    If I ever buy a new tent, I will get a Fjällräven Abisko Endurance 2.
    Yes, a two man tent. A slight weight penalty, but much, much more space!

    Cost? Around £900 or so? Divide that by 15 years minimum, if doing 30 nights a year...
    Cheap!
     
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  7. Erbswurst

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    Yes, but I think a Hilleberg would be the better deal, Janne!

    In Colone stands the largest outdoor shop of Europe. I compared the current Fjällräven tents with the Hilleberg tents.

    I did it with the main tent specialist of this shop and nobody disturbed us that evening for several hours, don't know why.

    We compared especially Hilleberg, MSR and Fjällräven.

    I have no doubt, that Hilleberg plays in its one league.

    I can't see any real competition for them.

    I think the Fjällräven tents are over priced.

    My old Fjällräven Rucksack out of Swedish production was with 1000,- DM horribly expensive, but not over priced. It is worth every Pfennig I payed for it!

    But now a days I look at their current products different.
     
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  8. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Yes, Hillebergs are known for good stuff too!

    My main point was, get a two man tent (‘ two person’ tent these politically ultra correct times ? :). ) of the best possible quality.
    It can save your life.
     
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    Robens have announced their 2019 tents with a new entry level range aimed at youth schemes and people looking for a lower starting price. For a one-man tent weighing in at 1.5Kg this looks quite interesting:

    https://www.robens.de/en-gb/shop/outdoor-tents/arrow-head

    Retailing at around £85
     
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    That is good that. I often think how good a tent is relates to how easily the owner will take a hit on it by selling it on. Just had a look and I cant find a second hand one, not that i really have any use for it though !
     
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    What about the Snugpak Ionosphere as far as this thread is concerned? I've read some pretty good reviews about this product although not necessarily in a truly bushcrafy context.
    I've not actually seen one in the flesh so to speak but I get the impression that this is a relatively well made, lightweight piece of kit.I might be needing two, as ever budget is all important.
     
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    How about the Eureka! Spitfire 1? It's light and inexpensive. I met a bloke using one on his Pyrenean Haute Route and he loved it. Might be worth considering...
     

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