Our curated selection of 1 person tents is designed to provide you with the perfect blend of comfort, quality, durability, and convenience. Whether you're a seasoned backpacker, a weekend camper, or a thru-hiker, 1 person tents are the ideal solution for solo travellers who prioritise lightweight gear and easy setup. These tents are specifically designed to offer a snug, secure shelter that maximises space and minimises weight. Perfect for hiking, backpacking, thru-hiking and minimalist camping, our 1 person tents ensure you can carry your home away from home without the bulk.

Explore our top-rated 1 person tents, each chosen for their exceptional performance and value. Choose from ultralight tents, backpacking tents, trekking pole tents, 4 season tents and more from brands including Big Agnes, Sierra Designs, MSR and Terra Nova. We know how important it is to choose the right tent for your adventure, taking into account tent size, design, speed of assembly and transportability.

All of our 1 person tents provide detailed specifications allowing you to find out the exact weight, dimensions, materials and floor area, as well as details of all the individual sections. However, if you're still not sure which one man tent is right for you, be sure to contact our team for more help. 

Once you've found the right 1 person tent for your adventure, consider making sure you're extra prepared by heading over to our tent pegs & Tent accessories page, here you can find a wide selection of tent pegs, tent sealant and storage accessories. 

Need some more advice? Whether you're trekking mountain ranges or simply want a peaceful night or two under the stars, check out our blogs to find out more:

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Frequently Asked Questions

How big is a one person tent?

The size of a one-person tent differs depending on the brand, model, and type of the tent. Naturally, a one-person tent accommodates one adult, including the gear they brought comfortably.

The standard dimensions of a one-person tent are about 84-90 inches (213-229 cm) in length, 30-40 inches (76-102 cm) in width, and 36-48 inches (91-122 cm) in height.

However, keep in mind that the tent's dimensions will vary depending on the tent's design, which is why it is important to look at the specifications given by the manufacturer to ensure that the tent you purchase will suit your needs.

How to fold a one man tent

Folding a one-person tent can be challenging to navigate on your own, so we have provided you with some general steps that can guide you:

1. Clean and dry the tent: Ensure that your tent is clean and dry before packing it. Remove any dirt or debris left in the tent and wipe down those dirty areas using a damp cloth. Afterwards, let it dry under the sun or in a well-ventilated area.

2. Flatten the tent: Lay the tent flat on the ground and ensure the door faces up. It is best to smooth out the fabric if there are wrinkles or folds.

3. Fold the tent in half: Fold the tent in half lengthwise to make the two ends intersect or meet together. Again, check if the tent remains flat and is wrinkle or crease-free.

4. Roll the tent: Grab one end of the tent and start rolling it tightly towards the other end. Tightly rolling it s a must to make its overall size smaller.

5. Pack the tent: After rolling it up, place it back in its carrying bag and check if it is packed well so that it remains secure and does not fall off while you are on the go.

6. Store the tent: Store the tent in a cool and dry place so you can use it immediately whenever you need it back for another adventure.

Please take into consideration that some tents give different folding techniques or instructions. Therefore, following the manufacturer's instructions is best to avoid damaging or destroying the tent.

What is a one person tent called?

A tent designed for one person is usually called a "one-person tent" or a "solo tent". MSR Hubba NX Solo, Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL1, and the REI Co-op Quarter Dome SL 1 are examples of one-person tent brands and models.

What Are The Best Solo Tents For Backpacking?

Solo tents are ideal for backpacking, providing users with various benefits and features. Here are five options we highly recommend for you:

1. Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL1: This tent is ultra-light, making travel more accessible and more enjoyable for the user as it only weighs 1 pound 11 ounces and has a trail weight of just 1 pound 6 ounces. Moreover, setting it up is a piece of cake and even boasts a roomy interior with a vestibule for you to store your needed gear.

2. MSR Hubba NX Solo: Since the MSR Hubba NX Solo has a trail weight of just 1 pound 10 ounces, it is considered light and is easy to set up. It also has a large vestibule to store your gear and a cosy interior.

3. NEMO Hornet Elite: This tent is ultra-light because it weighs 1 pound and 1 ounce. It features a roomy interior and a large vestibule, bringing ventilation through a rainfly.

4. Tarptent ProTrail: This single-wall tent is lightweight and easy to bring around and set up. It weighs 26 ounces and can be packed down to make it smaller and more convenient for the user. Tarpent ProTrail also features a cosy interior and ample ventilation.

5. REI Co-op Quarter Dome SL 1: This tent has a spacious interior, a large vestibule, and a trail weighing only 2 pounds and 1 ounce. Aside from being able to set it up with no difficulties, it provides excellent ventilation for warmer weather.

Factors like durability, weight, ease of setup, weather resistance, and ventilation are all facets you will need to consider when selecting a solo tent that will satisfy your needs when backpacking.

What is a very lightweight 1 man tent?

The majority of our 1 man tents are ultralight to lightweight. However, The Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL1, the Nortent Vern 1 and the Bonfus Middus are great choices for lightweight one-person tents at Valley and Peak. But remember, the weight, durability, weather resistance, and ease of setup must be carefully examined before you purchase your own one-person tent to satisfy your needs and get your money’s worth.