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The Sundome 2 Person Tent is perfect for the single backpacker who doesn’t mind a little extra weight to carry for the extra space you get. Setup is very easy by simply running 2 poles through the included continuous pole sleeves and should take even a novice backpacker less than 10 minutes to set up. Sundome advertises this tent for 2 people, but it would be a tight fit for 2 people, unless its 2 small kids. If it’s just one person you can fit a twin or full-size air bed comfortably and the 4-foot height in the center is nice for some extra liveability that can be hard to find in a 2 person tent. The carrying weight is about 6 pounds so it’s not lightweight, but if you’ll be out for a while and need something reliable this tent will make you happy. You get very robust rain protection with a 75D polyester rainfly and a rear window to provide cross ventilation along with an extra sealed floor. For under $50, this tent is very affordable with a ton of value.

PRO’s: Under $50, great rain and weather protection, good circulation, very easy and basic setup, comfy for one person with a full-size air mattress

CONs: Tight fit for 2 people plus sleeping bags and gear, some leakage under extreme weather conditions. 4.5 stars

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 non-mesh 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 set up fast and easy. Perfect for the solo backpacker.

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