Solo Backpack camping can be an incredible adventure. There is something to be said about being alone in the wilderness. Nothing but you and all of nature. Solo backpack camping requires very minimal gear. Only a few crucial pieces of equipment are needed. One of those pieces of equipment is your single person backpack tent.
We have compiled a list of some of the best solo tents for backpacking. There are many solo backpacking tents, we hope our list will get you started in the right direction.
Cost – The ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent is Available from Amazon for $140.
Description – This Solo backpacking tent is extremely easy to set up with the aluminum two pole design. Polyester tent fly that resists rain and UV damage. The tent fly includes an extra vestibule for added storage while inside. Has storage pockets, a gear loft, and has one doorway. The package for the tent also includes guy ropes, and tent stakes.
Size – The solo backpacking tent measures 2 ft 8 inches in width, and 7 ft 6 inches in length.
Final Remarks – All in all, this is a great choice for a solo backpacking tent. The weight is light, so it makes for an easy addition to your backpack. The tent is easy to pack back into the bag, and it is quick to set up. The small footprint of the tent also makes where to set up an easy choice. A hard solo tent to beat for $140.
Cost – The Six Moon designs Lunar Solo can be purchased on Amazon for $230.
Description – Full Vestibule provides protection while still maintaining good ventilation when closed. Fully open, the vestibule maximizes ventilation and view. High Vent removes excess moisture build up. Easy Tensioning Adjustment makes keeping the tent taut a trivial task that can be accomplished while still in your sleeping bag. Re-tension straps have been added to all tie out points. Optimized Sleeping Area is oriented to maximize usable space, ventilation, and view.
Weight – The Six Moon Designs Lunar weighs in at 26 ounces. Or a little under 2 lbs. This solo backpacking tent is extremely light weight. Which makes it an easy choice to throw in your backpack.
Final Remarks – The is a well made solo backpacking tent. It’s very lightweight and at a good price point. This tent should last for many years to come. It has a lot of room compared to most solo backpacking tents, which is a great plus.
Cost – The River Country Products One Person Trekking Pole Tent can be purchased onAmazon for $49.
Description – Super Fast and Easy set up. Has a protected vestibule for all your gear. Trekking Poles are NOT included. This tent is intended for use with your own Trekking poles. We have written an article on our favorite poles on Amazon that can be found here. The tent can also be used by tying the peak to a low hanging tree branch. Which should be plentiful on most solo backpack camping trips.
Weight – The River Country One Person Trekking Pole Tent weighs in at 2.5 lbs. Which is quite light at this price point for solo backpacking tents.
Final Remarks – This is a great solo backpacking tent at this price point. For under $50 you can’t expect a lot. We were pleasantly surprised when we tried this solo tent out. It could sell for double and it would still be worth picking up. It has plenty of room and is made of sturdy material. This tent should last for many years to come, and can be set up anywhere you need it.
Cost – The Kelty Late Start 1 Person Tent can be purchased from Amazonfor $140.
Description – Two aluminum poles are pre-bent to create extra room inside the tent. Pockets at the corners of the tent keep one end of the pole secure as you move around to deal with the other end. The tent has a single door. The walls are No-see-um mesh and the floor is tough 68 denier fabric, water resistant to 1800 mm. Internal storage includes a ceiling pocket. The tent body is protected by a waterproof 68 denier rainfly. All seams are sealed to keep the water out. The freestanding design means you can pitch the tent and then move it around to find the best site.
Size – The solo tent measures 85” x 40” x 30”, giving you an interior area of 20.6 square feet. The peak height is 36. 5 inches. There is a single vestibule protecting 6. 4 square feet of storage space. The total package in your bag will be 15″ x 7″ x 7″.
Final Remarks – Another great solo backpacking tent on our list. This one is easy to set up with plenty of room for you and your gear. Made of sturdy construction that will last for many years. A great tent for the $140 price tag. You can remove the rainfly in the warmer months for added ventilation and viewing pleasure.
Cost – The Winterial Single Person Personal Bivy Tent can be purchased on Amazon for $105.
Description – Easy assembly with a two hoop design. Ventilated Roof Mesh With a Full Coverage Rain Fly for Colder/Rainy Weather. Considered a three season tent, but can be used in four seasons if set up properly. Large Zippered door for easy access. Includes 3 bundles of rope and 14 Heavy Duty Stakes To Firmly Secure the tent.
Size – The Winterial solo backpacking tents open dimensions are 38″ x 28″ x 90″. The package dimensions are 18″ x 4.5″ x 4″. Another easy to pack solo tent that doesn’t take up a lot of space in your bag. When the tent is set up, you will have plenty of room for yourself and your gear.
Final Remarks – This is another great choice for a solo backpacking tent. The price is lower that most of the solo tents on our list. Which makes for a great option on a budget. The material is sturdy, and will hold up to whatever weather you can throw at it. It’s lightweight and takes up very little space in a small backpack. The rainfly can be removed during the warmer months for added ventilation.
We have written quite a few more articles on tent selection for different scenarios. If you are looking for an ultralight tent that sleeps more than one person, you can find our favorite ones here.
If you are looking for the best winter weather tents you can find our favorites here.
If you are new to tent camping in general, we have a tent buying guide for choosing the right tent that can be found here.