That is a spiffy little tent there. Free standing and cheap. Might make me change the tent I recommend to new folks. :thumb:I have been using a Wenzel Lone Tree this year. It is listed as a 2 man tent with a 5 X 7 ft. footprint but the 5 ft. width is at the middle and it tapers towards both ends and is 38" high at center. It would be crowded with 2 people but there is plenty of room for my pack, my dog and me inside. I have camped 3 times so far this year when it rained. One night was in a thunderstorm where it rained 2 inches during the night. The tent did not leak. I have been out with it several more times when it didn't rain and it is easy to set up and pack back into your pack.
It weighs about 4 pounds so it is not super light but I camp a lot from an ATV and don't usually walk all that far anyway so it is not a problem.
You can read several reviews on it on Amazon:
Amazon.com: Wenzel Lone Tree Hiker Tent: Sports & Outdoors
This is good advice. The floor space of a 1 man tent really isn't worth the weight. You might as well go with a simple bivvy bag if you want a one person shelter with no storage space.I'm a dealer for Sierra Designs and I like their Clip Flashlight 2 for this purpose. They have nice 1 man tents but for only 8 ounces more you get a 2 man, which gives you enough room to spread out all your gear on the inside next to you and still have room left over. 1 man tents can't do that, they're usually really cramped.
Plus the Sierra Designs have a nice earth tone color combination that is very close to the green in grass and leaves, and the gray on tree bark and caves. If you really want it for a bug out tent... about the last thing you want is bright colors.
Good call on this one. I've used it a couple times so far without any issues. I don't know that I'd use it if I was exceptionally worried about condensation or extremely low temps (fiberglass poles + cold temps can sometimes = snapped poles.) Under any other circumstance, I can't finda nything against it. It's EXTREMELY roomy for its size, very light, packs easily, and is super cheap. What more could ya want? =)
The price is hard to beat, but YIKES, 6lbs!! Also, the screen mesh and solid walls all seem to make direct contact (normal single wall design,) not so good for condensation at night.Okay... here one. Its cheap and it even comes in the right colors.
Sportsmans Guide Bivy Tent.
I just got one. It'll do.
The website also has a video you can watch. Worth its weight in gold because the instructions are pathetic.