1 man tent recommendations

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Bushcraft4life

Settler
Dec 31, 2006
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Need another tent for moi.

I would like a really nice 1 man tent, by nice, i mean quality, able to withstand tough conditions.

Has to be light and compact as well.

Price range £50 to £150.

Cheers all.
 

twr198

Tenderfoot
Jan 20, 2007
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https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/web...SCRIPTION=&ID_WEB_GROUP_LEVEL1=15&menustate=N

This is the jack wolfskin gossamer.

I regulalry go backpacking in snowdonia with 2 mates so thers 3 of us and i take a JW llighthouse 1 RT for 2 of us and my other m8 takes a gossammer.

There great tents very lightweight durable hardwearing and brilliant in snow and wind

If your willing to strecth get the lighthouse but it may be unnessicarliy big for 1 person unless your like me and like some kit space.

If not get the gossammer
 

Hoodoo

Full Member
Nov 17, 2003
5,302
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Michigan, USA
The MSR Hubba 1 is the best solo tent I've ever tried.







One of the important things I look for is the ability to sit up inside. Good headroom in this tent. Additionally, it is extremely well made, or at least it was when I bought mine.
 

fishy1

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Nov 29, 2007
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https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/web...SCRIPTION=&ID_WEB_GROUP_LEVEL1=15&menustate=N

This is the jack wolfskin gossamer.

I regulalry go backpacking in snowdonia with 2 mates so thers 3 of us and i take a JW llighthouse 1 RT for 2 of us and my other m8 takes a gossammer.

There great tents very lightweight durable hardwearing and brilliant in snow and wind

If your willing to strecth get the lighthouse but it may be unnessicarliy big for 1 person unless your like me and like some kit space.

If not get the gossammer
It says it has to be pitched tail to wind, rather difficult in a swirling wind, plus it recommends it for spring and summer only, i.e 2 season.
 
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High on Hex

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Have a look at tarptent.com They're not four season use but are about 1/3 the weight of a solo tent. To use it in winter you'd want a bivi bag as well. I'm waiting on delivery of their 'Contrail'.
 

crazyclimber

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Jul 20, 2007
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I'd second the Aztec Esquina Solo... unfortunately I recently sold mine but they're relatively cheap (under £100), easy to pitch after the first time and bombproof.
For that kind of money I can't think of many high end ones. The Integral Designs Mk1 Lite is excellent for alpine-type stuff and extremely light for its strength, the Hilleberg Akto has a good enough reputation that I don't need to say more and their new tent the Soulo is appealing to me too. All of them will be quite a bit above your budget though
 

Bushcraft4life

Settler
Dec 31, 2006
859
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London
This is really just a stopgap until i can afford to get myself another, more permanent type of tent, so ALL recommendations are welcome.

Btw i just found the Antec Esquina Solo for £69.99, should i order one or wait for more suggestions?

EDIT, Hmm 30 seconds of searching and i have found it for £59.99, looks like a nice tent as well.

Everyone else, thanks for your suggestions also.
 

scanker

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Aug 15, 2005
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There's a new model of the Esquina and an older one. I'm not too sure of the subtler differences - they look superficially the same, however the older models are a subdued brown colour; the new ones are bright orange. Worth bearing in mind if you want to blend in a bit. I guess the tents around the £60 price are the older style.
 

Bushcraft4life

Settler
Dec 31, 2006
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London
Yep, i think they are the older ones, i don't think i'll get one of them then, the Orange is about £100 so still within budget with £50 left over to go into the Cegga Axe pot.

The Orange looks ace as well :D
 

scanker

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Aug 15, 2005
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I'd prefer the older style if it was me, even more so for the cheaper price. I wouldn't dismiss it just because there's a newer model out. Three of my mates have the old style and one has the new one. As I said, the only obvious difference seems to be the colour.
 

Bushcraft4life

Settler
Dec 31, 2006
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London
Hmm seems a bit strange, £40 extra for the colour is a little extreme.

I will try and look at some reviews, if there are no or few beneficial changes then i'll just get the older version.
 

scanker

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Aug 15, 2005
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If the £60 one you've found is at Gear Zone, they're out of stock, and it's been like that for months. If you find a cheap one though, be sure to post a link in this thread. I'm sure someone would find it useful.
 

Bushcraft4life

Settler
Dec 31, 2006
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London
Yeah it was :( i was going to give them a ring.

Seems like everywhere is out of stock for the older version due to the pricedrop, i wouldn't be surprised if they didn't actually have anymore old ones left to get in stock.
 

scanker

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Aug 15, 2005
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That's a great spot Don. I have one of the original one's that I got from Amazon marketplace and it's a cracking little tent for the money. Packs up small and is very light.

I must admit I took a bivy bag with me to put my sleeping bag in on the first occasion I used it, but I've had no problems. I sealed the seams before first use, but that's all I've done.
 

Bushcraft4life

Settler
Dec 31, 2006
859
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30
London
Sorry, no Argos tents please :lmao:

Had so much trouble with those Cereal box tents before that i won't buy one from them again, sorry Don :)