Best one man tent

P7M13

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Three trips in a one man and it has sat since. Nah, I'm not a chrysalis. Opted for a nice 2-man that's a little heavier but a whole lot roomier.
My main recommendation is finding one that is self supporting rather than relying on stakes and lines to hold it up. My camping varies to rocks, snow and forest bed. I carry longer stakes for the snow but rocks can present difficulty.
 

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If you can find one the Sierra Designs Solo Assault bivy. I have 2 of them.

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I'll look that one up. Way roomier than mine.
Your boot selection is interesting, do you also bring hike/climb boots with you?
 

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I'll look that one up. Way roomier than mine.
Your boot selection is interesting, do you also bring hike/climb boots with you?

I have a pair of hiking boots and gaiters for snowshoeing. I bring my muck boots depending on where we are going and what we are doing after the hike. That trip was a hike in and work weekend so I dragged a snow sled behind me.

Before the Sierra Designs I used (and still do) my NF Aerohead 4 season 2 man tent. It's the small one in front.

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Both of them have withstood snow loads and very, very high winds. Both of those trips were right along the continental divide.
 

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The TarpTent Notch is my favorite tent I’ve ever had other than it’s packed size which is about 15″ long iirc. As I transitioned to a frameless pack for most of my trips I found that fixed length to be difficult to pack around so I sold mine. Aside from that issue it’s just fantastic with side entry, two generous vestibules and good ventilation. The interior is relatively tight but it’s much larger than a bivy. If you want lots of room to put your pack inside the bugnet next to your sleeping pad, you should look elsewhere.
 

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Being Scottish I’ve always used Vango tents, even now that I live in New Zealand. All my solo tents are 2 man, the wee bit extra space compared to weight is worth it.
 

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In a pinch I found that a $29 Coleman did work in the snow. Very cheap summer tent but since the roof was vented it kept me dry, and surprising warm. But I wouldn't advise using one. Butane one burner stove warmed up the coffee and tent for the mornings. I wish I didn't knock off the snow before the picture.1628511262294.png
 

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In a pinch I found that a $29 Coleman did work in the snow. Very cheap summer tent but since the roof was vented it kept me dry, and surprising warm. But I wouldn't advise using one. Butane one burner stove warmed up the coffee and tent for the mornings. I wish I didn't knock off the snow before the picture.View attachment 290129
That’s my tent for when I go camping with the boys. You know the sort of trip with Jack, Jim, and Jose being washed down with a lot of beers
 

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That’s my tent for when I go camping with the boys. You know the sort of trip with Jack, Jim, and Jose being washed down with a lot of beers
That was up in the Grizzley Unit Oregon while hunting bucks. It was all I could afford at the time. I still got my buck.
 

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Tarptent Moment DW ("solid" inner tent) with optional Crossing Pole for snow load is my winter solo tent.
This tent is light and very good in wind and heavy snow. 2 vestibules and 2 fly doors for storage of pack in one and cooking in the other. Good ventilation yet good spindrift snow protection.

Lightest similar solo tent is the TT Notch (or Notch LI at $600. with Dyneema fabric!)Both are hiking pole supported, hence the lighter weight. Not X-ing Pole adaptable. Not for heavy snow.
Eric B.
 

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