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Lighter than your last meal.
As Mountain Hardwear's lightest one-person tent, the Mountain Hardwear Ghost UL 1 Tent caters to minimalist backpackers seeking the utmost in easy-carrying efficiency. Coming in at just over 2-pounds (pack weight) and packing down to a mere 5 x 20-inches, the Ghost UL 1 is ridiculously lightweight and easy to pack, making it ideal for the the fast-moving backpacker exploring the most remote, hard-to-reach locales.
Guaranteed watertight construction keeps you dry through oncoming showers and storms, thanks to the fully taped fly and welded perimeter seams. Dry vestibule storage provides a safe refuge for your gear. Other key features include a welded zipper flap that's lighter and drier than stitched counterparts, as well as a freestanding design for easy set-up.
- Ultralight one-person tent
- DAS Featherlight NSL poles
- Fully taped fly, taped perimeter seams
- Welded corners, welded guy clip anchors
- Dry entry vestibule
- Freestanding design
- Welded zipper flap
- Item #MHW00NE
- Q & A
Ultralight. Ultrasmall. Ultraflimsy.
I returned this tent. Wow, it's light. Exactly what I was looking for--not. Once inside I felt like I was in a tall body bag. Hardly any head room--I'm 5'8". Tiny, tiny "door" opening. Mesh fabric felt cheap and likely to tear. Pole clips felt cheap and likely to break. No pockets for gear, only two loops at the top, so no gear attic either. Sometimes less is not more. FAIL.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Full disclosure: These tents are considered “ultra-lightweight”. They will give up the “comfort” features most people are used to and are designed for a specific need; going light and fast. Comparatively, this tent does forgo some areas of durability and comfort in order to hit such low weight ranges. This tent can still handle a good storm, but it is more prone to tears, etc if you are not used to this style tent. For what it is, I absolutely love this tent and would recommend it; given this is what you are looking for. It is quick and easy to set up, and ridiculously light.
Feel free to reach directly out with any questions about the tent or anything else!
Awesome solo tent
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The Ghost UL 1 is fantastic. Felt like I was carrying a bivy, but had the room of a single person tent. I used this for three days backpacking in the White Cloud Mountains of Idaho recently and have zero complaints. Weather was generally nice so I can't comment on rain, but it withstood 40mph winds no problem.
-Set up is fast and easy
-Stable in wind
-Tent color is nice from the inside. No weird orange or green tint when the sun comes up in the morning.
-Fly is noisy in the wind
-Not sure how tent does in the rain
I would highly recommend this tent to any one looking to shed some pounds. Perfect for alpine climbing trips, biking, and backpacking.
My first UL and I'm happy with it
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This is my first UL tent, so I'm not really comparing it against anything else. I used my Ghost UL 1 for the first time this past weekend and I'm quite happy with it. I was in Northern California, so it's quite day, so I didn't deal with any precipitation, so I can't speak to that.
Setup was easy, although I was a bit confused initially of how to stake out the footprint and then the tent, but figured it out. I'm not sure it's the correct way to do it, but I ran the tent's cord through the metal ring built into the footprint cord. See the photo.
Of course this is a small tent, but I found the doorway opening a bit smaller than comfortable. Getting it I would go head first, which was fine, but then turning around was difficult. Getting out I would go feet first, so I could put un my shoes, which were in the vestibule, but then it was hard to get the rest of my body out. It seems there's more space in the front panel of the tent such that the door could have been made a little bigger, and I wish it had been.
As for condensation on the inside, there was a little. Specifically my feet would touch the bottom of the tent so that the outside of my sleeping bag got a little damp at night. That never seeped into the sleeping bag, but I wonder if it would have if it was raining. I'm almost 6' tall, so it was difficult to fit without my feet brushing the bottom end.
All in all I'm quite happy with it. One of the main reasons I got this tent was that it is fully free standing, yet still small and light. I did stake it down, and I would definitely recommend that if there is much rain, but in a pinch if you can't stake/tie it down the freestanding would work.
Since there are no reviews for this tent yet, I'm a bit hesitant to buy it. What is your policy for returns?
Also, does this come with a footprint, or if not, do you sell appropriately size footprints?
New, unused gear can be returned at any time for a full refund. Used gear must be returned within 30 days of delivery for store credit. New, unused gear must be returned in the condition you received it and with the original box and/or packaging, including manufacturer tags where applicable. Used gear, bikes, or bike frames not damaged due to abuse will be issued store credit in the form of credits applied to your Backcountry account. We will not accept the return of products damaged due to abuse. We also sell the footprint for this tent (http://www.backcountry.com/mountain-hardwear-ghost-ul-1-footprint?skid=MHW00N7-ONECOL-ONESIZ&ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6bW91bnRhaW4gaGFyZHdlYXIgZ2hvc3QgdGVudDoxOjk6bW91bnRhaW4gaGFyZHdlYXIgZ2hvc3QgdGVudA==) If you'd like me to set an order up for you with the tent and footprint, I'd be glad to. Also more than happy to help you facilitate a return if the tent is not to your liking. Please let me know if you have any other questions. - Matthew Pizza - Expert Gearhead