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Ultralight weather protection for solo excursions.

When you backpack solo, you prefer to pack extra-light and move quickly. The Mountain Hardwear SuperMegaUL 1 Tent was designed with you in mind. Made with ultralight fabrics, the 3-season SuperMega features a fully taped perimeter seam and fly for waterproof protection in wet weather while the mesh canopy provides ample ventilation, bug protection, and star gazing on clear nights. Plus, DAC Featherlight poles keep the total trail weight to under two pounds so you can cover maximum ground in less time.

  • Nylon ripstop floor has a fully taped perimeter seam and welded corners to keep wet conditions out
  • Mesh ceiling provides ample ventilation
  • Nylon fly is fully taped with a 1200mm PU coating for guaranteed watertight protection
  • DAC Featherlight poles provide structural support while keeping weight to a minimum
  • Dry entry vestibule provides easy entry and gear storage
  • Designed to comfortably sleep a single backcountry traveler
  • Trail weight of just under two pounds is ideal for ultra-light backpacking
  • Pitchlight option allows you to set up just the fly with a Pitchlight footprint (sold separately) for an ultra-light shelter
  • Pitchlight option weighs in at just 1 pound 2 ounces

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3 5

Lightweight, but very tight inside

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Purchased this tent for multi-day backpacking trips. It certainly is light and packs up small, and is durable ( I have found Mountain Hardware products to be very high quality). It rained a few nights and days and the tent stayed dry. Downside it is very small, narrow and tight inside - there is a tendency for sleeping bag to get damp, as moisture does build up (even without the rain). There is no room inside the tent to store anything - expect just enough room for your pad, sleeping bag and a water bottle, your pad and sleeping bag will butt up against the side walls,. Also, the door entry is a little awkward, as you have to crawl through a small vestibule and it's short, so difficult to sit upright while removing boots/shoes - this is where I prefer a side entry and a bit of a taller tent. Vestibule space is small too, able to store boots and a few smaller items, backpack would not fit.

If you are looking for a super lightweight, well constructed tent for back or bike packing, this a good choice, but know it's fairly utilitarian. If you want a little extra space to lounge around in, go with something bigger.

5 5

Supermega UL1

Dimensions are accurate (unlike big agnes tents). Dimensions are similar staked and unstaked. I only needed three stakes, two on the sides and one in the front. Very low condensation. But is is really small. Rock-solid if that is what you want, if you want more room, look for the big agnes tents.

Would you have to have a footprint or ground tarp for this tent?,

I'm 6'1". I noticed that for other tents...

I'm 6'1". I noticed that for other tents that are 90", reviewers report length problems. Would I fit comfortably in this tent?

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I don't get it when people complain about 90" long tents being too short. But with this being 81" and you being 73", in this case I would call that a little tight. For the price, I would tend to go up to a lighter weight and longer length 2-person tent for the luxury of the extra space and comfort. Hope this helps.

I agree with Phil that 9" is about as tight as you want to get. Chances are good you'll be pushing the foot end onto the inside of the fly, hindering ventilation, and soaking up any condensation with your sleeping bag.

As far as a solo 2 person tent size... I don't make that choice even on river trips where weight isn't a serious concern. For one thing, a too-big tent won't keep you nearly as warm. I do all my backpacking in western high, dry climates and river trips in southern Utah. If I was going to be in Maine or the Olympic Peninsula, I might consider a larger shelter in case I got tent-bound for a day and also to help my clothes dry out at night.

Hope that helps.