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.
Specialist Solo
Price $429.00


Overall Rating 3.9 / 5
Ease of Setup 1 / 5
Weatherproofing 4.6 / 5
Ventilation 4.5 / 5
Living Space 2.7 / 5
Durability 3 / 5
Capacity 1
Number of Poles 0


Diameter of Poles (mm) 1
Floor Space (sq ft) 0.5
Length (inches) 0.5
Width (inches) 0.5
Interior Height (inches) 0.5
Vestibule Front Area (sq ft) 0.5
Vestibule Back Area (sq ft) 0.5
Weight 1 lb, 3 oz

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.;