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  • Hi,

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a lightweight one man tent. I was thinking of 1kg, probably for summer/Autumn use only.
    Or, do people think a bivvy bag is better?
    I'm open to suggestions.

    thanks
    Ives

  • I have the MSR hubba HP - which i have used for multi day hikes in snow and warm weather - excellent bullet proof light weight tent with vestibule though pretty exee.

  • yeah MSR all good, Terra Nova also bombproof, used on loads of expeds.
    try looking at www.alpkit.com too, for all sorts of great gear- decent prices

  • I have got a Jack Wolfskin gossamer one man job, basically 2 hoops and you climb inside- big enough for a 6ft 3' me and a pack, real lightweight with a good case and carry handle.

    Got it second hand so cant comment on price- my mate has borrowed it for a cycling trip to Morocco at the mo!

  • I think the one I have is either the "Vagge Tentipi light" or maybe the "Nibba Tentipi light". Either way, I can't recommend them enough - You can take the single lightweight, collapsible pole it comes with and use it as the only support it needs OR skip that and just use a straight looking branch you see on the road or even suspend it from a tree meaning you're effectively only carrying an oversized carrier-bag. It even has a chimney so can have a fire going inside the tent...[actually a lot safer than it sounds]

  • check out the Golite range.

    I have the Golite Shangri-la 3 which is an outstanding lightweight single skin - they now do a one man version which comes in at 600g...

    http://www.golite.com

  • I have the older, simpler version of this: http://www.gelert.com/Products/Solo.aspx­ which has afforded decent kip even in pretty hefty storms. The new version seems to get decent reviews and is gettable for £25 or so, so definitely worth a punt.

  • if you were touring by bicycle would it be a good idea to bring your bike inside the tent for security? would this then require a massive tent? are there tents specifically designed for cycle touring?

  • I'm still trying to find the time to make a prototype of my messenger bag with built in goretex bivvy....gonna have a zipped base with a pull out bivvy tucked inside with the main bag and backpadding forming the pillow.
    One day :)

  • if you were touring by bicycle would it be a good idea to bring your bike inside the tent for security? would this then require a massive tent? are there tents specifically designed for cycle touring?

    This one?
    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/08/­topeaks_bikampe.php

  • Decthlon

  • On a serious note, I have an MSR Hubba. It is orange.

    Problem is you need to carry a ground sheet as the light weight material is not very robust. Camping is for boy scouts anyway.

  • americans are so funny

    :D

    orange you say balki?

  • Yep... with red strings.

    Russell the Weekend Adventurer is hilarious.

    Great day out there!

  • who are the main manufacturers of tents?

  • Hi,

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a lightweight one man tent. I was thinking of 1kg, probably for summer/Autumn use only.
    Or, do people think a bivvy bag is better?

    Ives, pls expand: budget? height? terain use = freestanding? inner pitch first? etc...

    unless you like condensation, feeling like a battery chicken, forget bivi.
    I like Akto, T-N Laser, Tarptent

  • Yep... with red strings.

    Russell the Weekend Adventurer is hilarious.

    Great day out there!

    For ants

  • budget probably £100-150
    I'm 5 10"
    the rest, I don't know since this is the first tent I will have bought.

    Anyone any feedback about the Vango Ultralite 100 Tent

    It looks good: £110 and 1kg?

    http://www.outdoorkit.co.uk/product.php?­product_id=1334&gclid=CI-c4Kqs1ZoCFQVxFQ­odjDwf2g

  • 1.5 kg and very small ...[ame="http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/s­howthread.php?t=5739"]Gelert Solo Tent: An initial kit report - Song of the Paddle Forum : : The call of the Open Canadian Canoe[/ame]

  • budget probably £100-150
    I'm 5 10"
    the rest, I don't know since this is the first tent I will have bought.

    Anyone any feedback about the Vango Ultralite 100 Tent

    It looks good: £110 and 1kg?

    http://www.outdoorkit.co.uk/product.php?­product_id=1334&gclid=CI-c4Kqs1ZoCFQVxFQ­odjDwf2g

    Don't know that particular model but being single skin it will create more condensation. vango generally make ok tents for budget campers. Note that manufacturers claims can be misleading, bit like bike parts, and like parts you should spend to the upper end of your budget ;)
    Have a read of this for pros/cons of touring tent: http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=­16&t=20265

  • thanks. I didn't realise it was single skin.
    I guess thats not a good thing

  • ps, that gelert solo is £s down the drain. its horrid tent. my mates packed in after only 2nights on the trail when the naff fibreglass poles snapped. Ideally, look for 7001 poles or better.

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