Ultralight Tent for Backpacking -- Tarptent Stratospire 1


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Nov 22, 2008
WTS - Stratospire 1 for $350 plus shipping

Has room for one and some gear inside, or adult plus small child and limited gear. Two doors, both with large vestibules, and full coverage fly. This design is known for being able to handle strong winds and light to moderate snow. Not an expedition tent, but also much lighter.

-Weight = 2.25 pounds total (including stakes and stuff sacks)
-Uses two trekking poles to setup (or two optional support poles, included)
-Double-wall design for less condensation compared to ultralight single-wall tents

-Seasons = 3 - 4 (light to moderate snow per Tarptent)
-Sleeps = 1+ (room for one plus some gear or will fit two 20" short pads for adult plus small child)
-Solid interior option (instead of all mesh) for cold wind, and blowing sand or snow
-Has the newer silpoly fly that replaces the older silnylon material for less sagging and condensation when wet

-Tent with solid interior option
-Optional factory seam sealing service (was $35)
-Optional vertical poles, so you don't need trekking poles (was $36)
-Repair kit (was $8)
-Groundsheet (was $17)

Purchased new this year. Setup 3x in yard, and just used for a two night backpacking trip. Paid $441 for tent, optional factory seam sealing, optional support poles, repair kit, and groundsheet. Will sell everything for $350.

Note that this tent has the optional solid interior, and is currently sold-out at Tarptent. Expected availability is early September, so if you are looking for this type of tent here's your chance to save some money and avoid the wait. Condition is consistent with use described. A bit of dust but no holes, tears, cuts, etc. No pets in tent, no smoking/vaping, etc.

The two vertical support poles can be used for setup, if you don't have trekking poles. Or simply use sturdy sticks, 48" in length.

I liked this tent design so much that I am going to buy a smaller 1-person and a larger 2-person from Tarptent of the same basic design.

Tent will be listed for sale at other sites. Please message with questions.