Gear Review

5 5

Awesome, light, small packed size

The total packed weight of this rivals a tarp, and is even lighter in many cases when considering the weight of trekking poles. Since I don't use trekking poles a tarp tent would cause me to carry unnecessary weight. The set up is really straightforward and the tent guys out nicely. It is surprisingly roomy inside and allows for me, my pack, and all the respective gear. It breathes well, keeps in warmth, and I have incurred no condensation problems yet. The front entry may not be for everyone, but I have found it to be no real hindrance. The vestibule seems adequate for a solo tent. It has proved to be more durable than the lightweight material would suggest and I have had good experience with it fending off foul weather and wind.

Awesome, light, small packed size
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Don't let the overall ratings throw you, they are skewed by a few deficient members who either didn't know how to properly rate a product, or didn't know what product they were buying.

In the photo you can see my Granite Gear Blaze AC 60 on the left, a Western Mountaineering Alpinlite (replaced by a Versalite) to the right, and resting on top of a PAC Outdoors Peak Elite inflatable pad. If you squint to look at the footbox of the tent you can see there was still plenty of room, and I found the solo tent to be considerable more spacious, but still thermally efficient, than I expected.

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*considerably

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Mike, is that the UL1 or UL2? Looks very spacious.

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That's the UL1, and it is quite spacious in my opinion, although many other complain.