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The Rab Element 1 Shelter is made for the extreme minimalist who needs quick protection for fast-and-light trips. Whether you’re hiking to a remote destination or cross-country skiing to a frozen lake, this ultralight shelter easily sets up with two poles and keeps you completely dry thanks to its waterproof 30D Cordura nylon construction and fully taped seams. Two guyline points provide additional stability against strong winds and the open ends and floorless design give you room for a dugout basecamp in snowy conditions. The Element 1 can also be combined with modular components to create a year-round shelter system.
- Waterproof 30D Cordura nylon
- Fully taped seams
- One-person capacity
- Three-season floorless design
- Minimalist design using two poles (not included)
- Two guyline points, open ends
- Can be combined with modular components
- Item #RAB00BT
- Q & A
Perfect for Lightweight Backpacking
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I packed the Rab Element 1 for a recent Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim trip. Although I only used it once over the 6 day trip, it was a perfect shelter for the rain that fell at the end of a very hot day and didn't add much weight or bulk to my pack. It will definitely be my go to for future trips.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I had to carry the heaviest pack I've ever worn on a week-long trip recently and was so happy that I didn't have a tent dragging me down even more. This is really all you need for almost all situations. Also fun to rig it different ways - was used often as a sun shade for the whole group on the trip.