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Soloist backpacking tent

Soloist
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Soloist backpacking tent

One person 3 season backpacking tent weighing 1.2 kg, freestanding, stable and light with oodles of room for your kit

£119.00

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Enjoy lightweight shelter and liveable space on your solo wild camping adventures.

Keep your pack light and your living space liveable!
Soloist encapsulates everything we love about just getting out and enjoying wild spaces. It is light and small enough to keep you agile. It is easy to pitch, spacious and stable, providing comfort and security when you need it. Let's take a look on how Soloist will be part of your next adventure.

Pack size
Carrying everything yourself you know you have to be super aware of what you put in your pack or strap to your bike. We have used lightweight, packable fabrics and short pole sections to create a package that weighs 1200 grams and isn't much larger than a bottle of wine. Depending on your trip you can strip the tent down to its bare minimum and save yourself another 400 grams.

Easy pitching
Soloist uses a single hubbed pole system. It is simple for one person to set up and forms a stable, freestanding structure. Snap the poles together, insert the tips into the eyelets and suspend the inner from the poles. Throw the fly over the top and guy out. Get a brew on. As with all lightweight tents you do have to use your campcraft skills to take into account the extremes of weather which can happen any time of the year.

Liveable space
We talk a lot about liveable space so we made sure that Soloist is tall enough and wide enough so you can sit up in it. Hubbed, pre-bent poles significantly increase useable space in the roof and at the head and tail ends. It has a generous porch for storing your muddy shoes, a stash pocket for your keys or head torch, and a hanging loop for your head torch or your smelly socks. The pole configuration maximises the internal space and keeps the inner from flapping around your face as you sleep.

Camping versatility
In hotter, drier climes you can pitch the inner only and enjoy the cool night air safe from hungry bugs. A seperate footprint is also available to protect your groundsheet on rougher pitches. If you have the footprint you can also leave the inner at home and pitch Soloist as a 'tarp tent', saving yourself half a kilo and vital space.

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Key features
  • One person tent for backpacking, ideally sized for multi-day trips
  • Tall enough to sit up in, wide enough to move around in with space for gear
  • Freestanding structure makes it easy to pitch and stable in poor weather
  • Useable porch space for muddy boots, internal stash pockets and hanging loops for organising your gear
  • Twin wall design
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond
Vital stats
Weight

Total (exc. footprint): 1200g
Poles: 331g
Pole bag: 12g
Peg: 10g each (110g total)
Peg bag: 8g
Stuff Bag: 22g
Inner: 358g
Flysheet: 380g
Guylines: 7g each (14g total)
Trail weight (footprint/Fly/Poles): 823g

Optional footprint: 128g
Optional footprint bag: 7g

Specification

Outer: 20 d Silicone coated Ripstop Polyester with PU backer. (HH: 3,000 mm)
Inner: 20 d Nylon Breathable Ripstop
Mesh: D33 mesh
Floor: 20 d Ripstop Polyester PU (HH: 5,000 mm)
Poles: 7001-T6 alloy
Pegs: 10 pegs, Alpkit Apex

Packed Dimensions

Packed size: 40 x 14 cm

Pitched Dimensions

Width: 100 cm
Internal width: 95cm (widest at front). Tapers to 77cm at back.
Length: 270 cm
Internal Length: 200 cm
Height: 100 cm
Internal height: 95 cm
Packed size: 40 x 14 cm

Origin: China

Designer Notes

Our challenge was to create a tent that was actually comfortable enough to live in over multiple days, effective in UK conditions, as light as possible and still affordable. - Rowan

Environmental Considerations

When your partnership with this product is over please don’t leave it hidden in a cupboard, never to see another adventure. Wash it, repair it, pass it on, give to a friend, sell it, donate it to charity, make it into something else or recycle it and let someone else live their dream. For more ideas check out our Continuum Project or visit a Repair Station in store.

Product Care Information

Clean and dry tent thoroughly after each use.

Never use a washing machine, tumble dryer or jetwash to clean your tent. Car washes are also frowned upon.

Spot clean with warm water and a soft brush.

Never use bleach, fabric softeners or other household cleaning products.

Air dry only.

Pack tent carefully to avoid punctures.

Avoid prolonged UV exposure.

If you are unlucky enough to rip your tent, duct tape or StormSure Tough Tape will do the trick for field repairs.

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Slow Cyclist
Tent life

Straight out of the bag you can feel where the weight has been saved, this is a compact lightweight tent, despite this it feels durable and sturdy even in strong winds, size wise it is good, although taller people may want to try one first. All the fittings are metal and the supplied pegs are good quality. For summer months the tent can be erected without pegging or the flysheet giving protection from bugs. Another top product from Alpkit

Dan Outdoors
Brilliant!

Ive had this a while now and really am impressed by it! I opted to get the footprint because it was only a few quid, this also lets me pitch this tent outer first. Quality is fantastic and the exceptional quality ive come to expect from Alpkit. In a few weeks ill be putting it to the test in the alps!
I would upload a picture but Alpkit only allows pictures under 500kb...

Joe
Great so far

Only managed to use the tent once for a quick overnighter in good weather but so far I'm impressed, it's easy to pitch and feels nice and stable, enough room in the porch for my shoes, helmet and a small bag as well.

Good to see that the poles breakdown small as well and I can fit them in my frame bag easily.

The tent fits me at 6ft tall but much taller and I think I'd be pushing on the tent with my feet.

John G
Wow!!

Took delivery Friday, looks an absolute steal having test pitched it! It’s like putting my bike packing rig on weight watchers....looks n feels quality.Up till now I’ve sulked since my lad took my terranova laser with him to New Zealand! No longer son, new kid in town, excited to try in a week on route 72!

Nomad
Spot on for me

This was exactly what I was looking for in terms of budget and weight and one you can sit up in. I'm a bivvy or hammock person, but decided I needed to complete the trio for a bit more protection in remote Scotland (esp with the ticks as numerous as they are!). It's a brilliant little tent - i have only used it once so far and not had a chance to push it to its limits. I think if it was very wet and/or very windy it might have a few limitations, especially where the fly sheet meets the inner on the corner fixings. But for me it's ideal. Super lightweight and well designed to put up. Inside you can sit up and wiggle about with your kit just fine (im just 5'5 however'). Just the job for walking with a complete home on your back.

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