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1-Person Tent Reviews

Sea to Summit Specialist Solo

It’s one of the lightest solo models out there, even before swapping the tent poles (3.9 ounces) for trekking poles.

Brand: Sea to Summit

Model: Specialist Solo

Overall Score: 3.9 / 5



Specs

Weight

1lbs. 3oz.

Protection: Our CDT tester reported no leaks through either the single-wall, 20-denier nylon roof or the 15-denier walls, even during crazy New Mexico storms with gusty winds from 20 to 30 mph. 

Livability:We appreciated the integrated floor in the 3.9-square-foot vestibule for clean storage. But the 14.5-square-foot interior floor is the smallest here, with a tight (11 inches wide) foot end. You really need a mummy-shaped pad and bag to make this tent work.

Ventilation: A high roof vent and mesh door effectively neutralize moisture buildup in this hybrid single-/double-wall design.

Durability: The superlight, 15-denier ripstop nylon floor showed abrasion after 14 straight nights on Sierra granite. Make a groundcloth. Or get the Specialist Solo Ground Sheet ($40; 3.3 oz.); it’s a low price (in both weight and dollars) for added protection on rough terrain.

Overall: 3.9 $429; 1 lb. 3 oz.; seatosummit.com

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