Best of One Person Tents Reviews

Luxe Tempo Single 1 Person Tent Product Review

Editor's Rating: (4.8 / 5)

Key Product Info:

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

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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

Our Take:

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.

It’s perfect for the solo, cold weather lightweight backpacker weighing only 3.3 pounds.

You get 2 doors and 2 vestibules so easy entry/exit, plenty of space to keep gear and a good amount of fresh air flow in and out of the tent, even with the rain fly on.

The rainfly is weather rated with 20-Denier 360T Rip-stop Silnylon along with 5000mm silicone coating.

This pairs especially well in wetter, cooler weather with the built-in canopy rated at 210T Breathable Polyester.

The floor is fully waterproof with taped 210T Ripstop Polyester with 8000mm PU coating.

Remember to throw down the 210T PU coated polyester footprint that comes with the tent and you’ll preserve this Luxe Tempo 1 for years to come.

Despite the high waterproofing the 2 doors and 2 vestibules help create plenty of ventilation so it will still work in the warmer months.

Also at 4 pounds, this tent is on the more lightweight side for 4 season tents.

Definitely one of our favorite in the single person tent genre.

Best Overall One Person Tents:

  1. Luxe Tempo Single 1 Person Tent

  2. Editors Rating:
    (4.8 / 5)

    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 $108.90
    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, , ,
    Our Take:

    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.

    It’s perfect for the solo, cold weather lightweight backpacker weighing only 3.3 pounds.

    You get 2 doors and 2 vestibules so easy entry/exit, plenty of space to keep gear and a good amount of fresh air flow in and out of the tent, even with the rain fly on.

    The rainfly is weather rated with 20-Denier 360T Rip-stop Silnylon along with 5000mm silicone coating.

    This pairs especially well in wetter, cooler weather with the built-in canopy rated at 210T Breathable Polyester.

    The floor is fully waterproof with taped 210T Ripstop Polyester with 8000mm PU coating.

    Remember to throw down the 210T PU coated polyester footprint that comes with the tent and you’ll preserve this Luxe Tempo 1 for years to come.

    Despite the high waterproofing the 2 doors and 2 vestibules help create plenty of ventilation so it will still work in the warmer months.

    Also at 4 pounds, this tent is on the more lightweight side for 4 season tents.

    Definitely one of our favorite in the single person tent genre.

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


  3. TETON Sports Mountain Ultra Tent

  4. Editors Rating:
    (4.7 / 5)

    Best Ultra-Light Option

    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 from $99.99
    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, , , ,
    Our Take:

    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. Even with the lightweight, you get a lot of room inside, enough for a tall person with gear along with 2 vestibules for extra storage space.

    Without the rainfly, the tent is made up of durable micro mesh fabric for a fully ventilated 360-degree view experience, but even with the rain fly on there’s still air ventilation at the top to keep the air flowing even during rain or sleeping.

    Extra-high waterproof bathtub floor is made of strong 150D Oxford canvas for ultimate water protection.

    The tent held up very well to rain and wind and setup couldn’t be easier.

    The yellow was a bit much, but we weren’t camping at a fashion show so it was ok.

    Read our full review of the TETON Sports Mountain Ultra Tent


  5. Winterial Single Person Tent

  6. Editors Rating:
    (4.5 / 5)

    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 from $64.99
    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, , ,
    Our Take:

    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.

    There’s a small vestibule on the side that will protect your shoes or boots, but not big enough for a pack.

    With the rainfly off the walls are mostly mesh and provide excellent air circulation.

    The setup is also very simple with only a 2 hoop design utilizing lightweight aluminum poles that simply snap together.

    There is some staking involved, so if you’re new to backpacking this could be a challenge, otherwise experienced backpackers will find it fairly easy.

    Keep in mind that taller backpackers over 6 feet won’t fit in this tent. 5’11 is about as tall as you’re going to get.

    Our main complaint is the lack of ventilation that allows condensation to build up.

    This also can work as a bivy, but definitely one of the better 1 person tents out there.

    If you’re small it could maybe even fit a 2nd.

    Read our full review of the Winterial Single Person Tent


  7. ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent

  8. Editors Rating:
    (4.2 / 5)

    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 $95.96
    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.

    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
    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, ,
    Our Take:

    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.

    At just over 2 pounds the weight is nice and ultralight, and the 2 open sides with awnings are nice especially on warm/dry nights but we did run into some issues with clipping in the vestibule and one of the zippers.

    The 88-inch length gives you more lounging space than many other 1 person tents and bivy sacks, and the 35-inch height on one side of the tent is a little more convenient than a peak height in the middle.

    This especially helps if you get stuck inside due to bad weather or for just having the ability to change clothes.

    If you get sideways rain, the water can soak the inside.

    However, the tent floor is made from 30D Nylon Ripstop, water-resistant 3000mm polyurethane coating which ensures the wear and tear you’ll inevitably encounter.

    Also for the price, you can get a much nicer, bigger tent. Not our favorite tent, but it may do someone out there well.

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


Best Sellers: One Person Tents

Bestseller No. 1
ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent, Clay/Rust
  • Free standing, two pole design with7000 Series aluminum poles; easy assembly with pole clips; 75D 185T polyester fly resists UV damage and stays taut
  • Factory sealed fly and floor seams for best weather protection; 75D 185T Poly Taffeta floor with2000mm coating; extra-large #8 zippers
  • Vestibule for gear storage and extra weather protection; weatherproof fly buckles on For maximum adjustability and protection
  • Half mesh walls increase ventilation; mesh storage pockets, gear loft, 7075 aluminum stakes and guy ropes included
  • Base size: 2'8 x 7'6, center height: 36", total weight: 4 lbs. 1 oz. , minimum Weight: 3 lbs. 5 oz.
Bestseller No. 2
Snugpak 92850 Ionosphere 1 Person Tent, Olive Green
  • Inner tent dimensions are 94 inches long, 35 inches wide, and 28 inches tall; built to accommodate 1 person and their gear, features tape sealed seams
  • Lightweight and compact pack size is 19 inches long by 5.5 inches wide; trail weight is 2.64 pounds, pack weight is 3.34 pounds
  • Equipped with DAC Featherlite NSL anodized aluminum poles with press fit connectors; features No-See-Um mesh mosquito net for warmer climates
  • Flysheet is 210t polyester RipStop with 5000 millimeter waterproof and windproof polyurethane coating; the 2 pole system keeps condensation buildup to a minimum
  • A basic repair kit is included; contains metal pole repair sleeve, tent guide rope tensioner, spare cord, elastic loop, patch materials, and a storage bag
SaleBestseller No. 3
World Famous Sports 1-Person Bivy Tent with Rain Fly
  • NEW updated full rain fly to keep rain out
  • 7.7' x 3.2' x 2', sleeps 1
  • Mesh roof panel
  • Includes UPDATED instructions, rain cover, storage bags, and stakes
  • Compact and lightweight
Bestseller No. 4
The North Face Stormbreak 1, Golden Oak/Pavement, OS
  • Classic camping tent features easier access and a great view of the great outdoors
  • Stuff doors into the adjacent mesh pockets, instead of rolling them up
  • Fully seam-taped canopy and floor
  • Large door and vestibule
  • High-low ventilation for optimal airflow. Footprint sold seperately
SaleBestseller No. 5
Coleman 2-Person Pop-Up Tent
  • Lightweight camping tent assembles in only 10 seconds
  • Preassembled poles pop up into place
  • Taped floor seams keep you dry even when the ground is soaking wet
  • Multi-position rainfly offers the perfect balance of protection and ventilation
  • Tent measures 7 feet 6 inches by 4 feet 5 inches with a 2-foot 11-inch center height

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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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