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ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent Product Review

Editor's Rating: (4.2 / 5)

Key Product Info:

People 1
Seasons 3
Weight 4 lbs
Packed Dimensions 6"L x 6"W x 17.5"H
Assembled Dimensions 90"L x 32"W x 36"H

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Pros

  • Great Ultralight size
  • Keeps you warm in cooler conditions
  • All around excellent weather protection

Cons

  • Some campers experience problems with stitching and zippers

Our Take:

The ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent is one of the best 1 person tents on the market today.

This lightweight tent keeps pounds off your back weighing in at 3-4 pounds while providing enough shelter through even the worst rain and light snow.

The Lynx 1 person tent also includes a free-standing, lightweight aluminum 2-pole infrastructure which makes setting up easy for even beginning backpackers.

The floor is bathtub style meaning it angles up a few inches off the ground which helps keep any water underneath the tent from seeping in.

Pair this feature with the 75D 185T Poly Taffeta coated at 2000mm and you get premium water protection at the base of this tent.

The seams are factory sealed around the nonmesh part to protect from any rogue rain and wind. Inside you’ll stay dry and warm.

Keep in mind that this is a 3-season tent so it may not work best in the dead of winter, but the rain fly is extremely robust and will definitely hold up to late fall, early winter weather conditions.

The mesh walls make it perfect for warmer months and sets up fast and easy.

Perfect for the solo backpacker.

Best Overall One Person Tents:

    People 1
    Seasons 4
    Weight 3.3 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 5"L x 5"W x 15"H
    Assembled Dimensions 82.6"L x 35.4"W x 39.3"H
    Current Price $99.50

    The Luxe Tempo 1 Person Tent is a high-performance tent perfect for the solo backpacker looking for a durable tent with decent space that can withstand harsh weather conditions. This 4 season tent will serve you year round, including the cold months of winter. Best of all, it weighs just over 3 pounds.

    Pros
    • Great ventilation for a 4 season Tent
    • tough footprint included
    • excellent waterproofing
    • lightweight at 3.3 pounds
    Cons
    • Can get hot in the warmer months
    • tight fit for taller campers

    Read our full review of the Luxe Tempo Single 1 Person Tent


    People 1
    Seasons 4
    Weight 4.5 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 6.25"L x 6.25"W x 17"H
    Assembled Dimensions 82"L x 39.5"W x 32"H
    Current Price Price not available

    The Teton Sports Mountain Ultra Tent offers a range of sizes from 1-4 person tents. We reviewed the 1 person and it we found it to be a very reliable lightweight tent. It clocks in at just over 3 pounds on the trail, 4 and a half pounds packed with everything. The Mountain Ultra Tent will work for the trail or biking.

    Pros
    • Lightweight at 4.5 packed pounds
    • Micro mesh fabric keeps it cool during the warmer months
    • Two vestibules for extra storage
    • Includes a footprint
    Cons
    • Condensation build up during heavier storms

    Read our full review of the TETON Sports Mountain Ultra Tent


    People 1
    Seasons 3
    Weight 2.9 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 7"L x 6"W x 22"H
    Assembled Dimensions 90"L x 38"W x 28"H
    Current Price Price not available

    The Winterial Single Person Tent is a nice tent for the lightweight solo backpacker. It packs down to just under 4 pounds so it won’t put too much strain on your back. It can withstand the wind and the rain fairly well.

    Pros
    • Easy setup, under $80
    • strong/reliable removable rainfly
    • good air ventilation
    • lightweight under 4 pounds
    Cons
    • Once the rainfly is attached in heavy rain you'll get some condensation
    • claustrophobic when used in place of a tent

    Read our full review of the Winterial Single Person Tent


    People 1
    Seasons 3
    Weight 4 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 6"L x 6"W x 17.5"H
    Assembled Dimensions 90"L x 32"W x 36"H
    Current Price $89.99

    The ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent is one of the best 1 person tents on the market today. This lightweight tent keeps pounds off your back weighing in at 3-4 pounds while providing enough shelter through even the worst rain and light snow.

    Pros
    • Great Ultralight size
    • Keeps you warm in cooler conditions
    • All around excellent weather protection
    Cons
    • Some campers experience problems with stitching and zippers

    Read our full review of the ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent


    People 1
    Seasons 3
    Weight 2.25 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 5.5"L x 5.5"W x 11.6"H
    Assembled Dimensions 88"L x 32"W x 35"H
    Current Price Price not available

    The Sierra Designs Flashlight left us with some mixed emotions. We were very excited to try this 3 season tent as the design seemed unique and we were anxious to see what it could do in the wild. It held up nicely in extreme weather but did leave a bit of condensation

    Pros
    • Good length, width, and height specs
    • strong durable flooring.
    • ultralight at just over 2 pounds
    • awnings and 2 doors give lots of ventilation
    Cons
    • Rain easily leaks in through the sides
    • condensation build up
    • cheaper materials

    Read our full review of the Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 Person Tent


    People 1
    Seasons 3
    Weight 1.12 kg / 2 lb 7 oz
    Packed Dimensions 46 x 15 cm
    Assembled Dimensions 216 x 76 x 91 cm
    Rainfly Yes
    Capacity 241 L
    Cubic Inches 102 in3
    Current Price $379.49

    The Hubba NX 1 by MSR is a great option for solo hikers looking for a relatively large single person tent with excellent protection from the elements that also packs down light.

    This tent is a good “all-rounder” that performs well under inclement weather and provides spacious accommodation for how little it weighs.

    However, it is a bit pricier than we would like it to be, considering some of the other tents in its class that offer similar features for less money.

    Pros
    • Lightweight, but still spacious when it's set up
    • Durable, should last for years
    • Good rain protection
    • Easy to set up
    • Tension adjustment straps are a nice touch
    Cons
    • A bit overpriced for what it is
    • Rain fly is a bit small, and can be tricky to set up

    Read our full review of the MSR Hubba NX 1-Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent


Best Sellers: One Person Tents

SaleBestseller No. 1
ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent, Clay/Rust
  • There's no assembly frustration with our Lynx tent Series; This free-standing, aluminum two-pole design is a breeze to setup
  • Polyester tent fly resists water and UV damage while adding one vestibule for extra storage space
  • Fully equipped with #8 zippers, storage pockets, gear loft, stakes, guy ropes and one doorway
  • The Alps Mountaineering Lynx tent is on our best sellers list; it’s a must-have for your next adventure
  • Base size: 2'8 x 7'6, center height: 36", total weight: 4 lbs. 1 oz. , minimum Weight: 3 lbs. 5 oz. , Color: Clay/Rust
SaleBestseller No. 2
Coleman 2-Person Sundome Tent, Navy
  • Dome tent with a sturdy frame that withstands 35+ mph winds
  • Easy setup in only 10 minutes. Good for backpacking
  • WeatherTec system with patented welded floors and inverted seams to keep you dry
  • Large windows and a ground vent for superior ventilation
  • Measures 7 x 5 feet with 4-foot center height
Bestseller No. 3
Sutekus Single Tent Camouflage Patterns Camping Tent One...
  • Size: 78.7"L x 39.4"W x 33.5"H / 200 cm X 100 cm X 85 cm.
  • Weight: 920 g. Material: 180 D Oxford
  • Contents: 1 x Tent(including two poles), 4 x Pegs, 1x storage bag.
SaleBestseller No. 4
STANSPORT "Scout" Two Person Weather Resistant Backpack...
  • ULTIMATE BACKPACKING TENT: This 2-person tent is so compact and lightweight it stores easily and then unfolds into a 6' 6" long by 4' 6" wide shelter that will keep you safe from the elements.
  • THREE SEASON TENT: With the capability to withstand three of the four seasons, this ultralight tent with a waterproof bottom is ideal for all your backyard and backpacking needs!
  • KEEP THE CRITTERS OUT: Find peace of mind in the No-See-Um mesh inner door screen that keeps the creepy-crawlies out while you rest from your big hunting or backpacking adventure.
  • EASY TO ASSEMBLE: With a simple A-frame design supported by two sturdy yet lightweight aluminum poles, you'll feel like you're glamping in an instant!
  • COMPLETE YOUR CAMPSITE: Turn to Stansport for all the camping equipment you'll need - from cots to hammocks to grills or sleeping bags, you're sure to be covered with our diverse line of survival gear!
Bestseller No. 5
Kelty Salida Camping and Backpacking Tent, 1 Person
  • Backpack-friendly compact folding poles, Gearloft loops, Color coded clip and fly attachment. Wall material: 68D Polyester, 40D No-See-Um Mesh,Floor material: 68D Nylon, 1800 mm
  • Roll top cube carry bag, Easy set up, Free standing, Fabric/mesh tent walls
  • Kelty hug clip, Easy entry D door, Internal storage pockets, Fully seam taped construction
  • Seasons: 3, Number of doors: 1, Number of vestibules: 1, Number of poles: 2, Capacity: 1
  • Floor area: 20 ft² / 1.86 m², Vestibule area: 6.5 ft² / .6 m².Wall material: 68D Polyester, 40D No-See-Um Mesh,Floor material: 68D Nylon, 1800 mm

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Nick P

Nick spent his mostly unsupervised youth raising hell in the woods and ponds of 16 Acres in Springfield, MA (AKA Hell's Acres). He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and loves hitting the northeast trails when his schedule allows and camping on his roof deck when it doesn't.

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