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Clanton
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Best one man tent - on a budget

Post by Clanton » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:40 pm

I have tried the bivvy bag and tarp option and decided I hate bugs too much. So am thinking about getting a lightweight one man tent instead - needs to be packable, light, decent for UK conditions and with a bug proof inner. Something suitable for the Cairngorms next year (hopefully!)

Budget not limitless unfortunately - £150 max.

Any suggestions welcome!

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Re: Best one man tent - on a budget

Post by mtbmarkymark » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:25 pm

The Wild Country Zepheros 1 would be a good choice

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Re: Best one man tent - on a budget

Post by Rich3rd » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:53 am

Stretching the budget a little, but a Vango Force Ten F10 Helium UL 1 for about £175, really well made and only 1.2Kg.
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Re: Best one man tent - on a budget

Post by Moder-dye » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:14 am

I'd second the helium :-bd

Very quick and simple to pitch and pack with a small footprint.

Though I have the 2 man for a bit more space and it's still only 1.3kg and you could just use the outer out of buggy times.

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Re: Best one man tent - on a budget

Post by TimBB » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:25 pm

mtbmarkymark wrote:The Wild Country Zepheros 1 would be a good choice
I'd say the same.
I've been using mine for 2 years now and it's still great.

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Re: Best one man tent - on a budget

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:27 pm

I think I'd be taking a look at something like a Mini-Peak. It'll weigh roughly the same as a 'normal' tent but you'll have much more room.

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Re: Best one man tent - on a budget

Post by holdsteady » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:49 pm

Zephyros 1 only £79.99 and Zephyros 2 for £99.99 at Winfield's. I'd go for the 2, not much price, weight and pack size sacrifice for the extra space

https://www.winfieldsoutdoors.co.uk/cat ... q=zephyros+

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Re: Best one man tent - on a budget

Post by Clanton » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:41 pm

Helpful stuff - thanks!

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Re: Best one man tent - on a budget

Post by Single Speed George » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:45 pm

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2017-ne ... eLevelAB=0

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been looking at these chineese things for a while look quite good 80 usd

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Re: Best one man tent - on a budget

Post by Single Speed George » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:49 pm

allso this is what eve and i used on the WRT this year fited in my bar harness no problem , and i have had it up in baaaad weather but is a small 2 man rather that a 1 man 2kg so not hideous but a bit heavy

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/quickhiker- ... 45650.html
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Re: Best one man tent - on a budget

Post by giryan » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:57 am

I've got this, https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2017-3F ... 37993.html
With a custom 125cm? pole from Stu.
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Re: Best one man tent - on a budget

Post by Clanton » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:21 pm

Following on from recommendations found the Vango option is out of stock largely but then came across this:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vango-Helium-T ... B01LB0NFDG

from Amazon Global Store. Slightly worried about "Manufacturers Warranty Will Not Apply" bit and the fact that with any issues would need to return to US.

Am I overthinking this? As tent meant to be so good just go for it?

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Re: Best one man tent - on a budget

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:27 pm

Are you likely to get stung for duty? That could stop it from looking like too much of a bargain if you do.
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Re: Best one man tent - on a budget

Post by Clanton » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:46 pm

Price as listed includes duties apparently.

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Re: Best one man tent - on a budget

Post by Single Speed George » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:20 am

I have the top of the range vango ostro, mountain tent that i use for scotland winter car campin for skiing, and im not tgat happy with it, its ok and holds up well to the weather but snaped a pole second outin putting it up in the wind , all the poles are a bit bent after a years use and build quality not as good as the quetchua drcathlon tents i have kinda wish i had got the simond mountain tent insted.... So be a bit wary of the new vango tents,

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Re: Best one man tent - on a budget

Post by dlovett » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:16 pm

I have a Robens Starlight 2 ad it's a great tent. Very quick and easy to pitch and it's been great in all weathers. It's a modest sized two man tent or a generous 1 man tent. They do do a 1 man version of it. Cost was about £95 ish.

I'm not sure how they get their weights but mines a lot lighter than what they quoted.

http://www.robens.de/en/Products/tents/ ... tarlight-1

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Re: Best one man tent - on a budget

Post by Specialist Hoprocker » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:25 pm

Wild Country Zepheros 2 for me. Good tent.

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