Lightest (Fully Enclosed) Solo Shelters Comparisons
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GramsOuncesPoundsDoorsFabricPolesStakesFree StandingSingle / Double WallLivable Space (length, in)$£AUDJPYRUBUSD Per GramUSD Per OunceNotes
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This data sheet exists to compare the weight and prices of the lightest weight shelters presently on the market -- it focuses on setups that are under 567 grams (20 ounces / 0.089 stone).
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All listed weights are manufactured listed weight and include everything except for stakes and poles (because everybody has their own favorite ones) pricing is rounded to the nearest dollar.
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If a shelter is offered in multiple fabrics, I chose the cuben fibre option in order to have the lightest option.
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John AbelaI always welcome folks to email me with corrections: john@hikelighter.comlast updated: see notes at bottom of spreadsheet
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If you have not seen/read the article associated with this spreadsheet, please check it out at:
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https://hikelighter.com/2015/02/12/lightest-fully-enclosed-shelters/
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Interested in two person shelters? No worries, I have a spreadsheet for that too!
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https://hikelighter.com/2012/10/14/two-person-sub-900-gram-fully-enclosed-shelters/
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Mountain Laurel Designs: 'Patrol Tarp Shelter'1856.5250.4071 Head EntryDCF28nodouble82.6360303274724007821043$1.95$55.17
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Mountain Laurel Designs: 'Serenity Bug Shelter'2278.0070.500235198173082616213736$1.04$29.35
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41214.530.90859550144778066,24034,780$1.44$40.95
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ZPacks: 'Hexamid Solo Shelter' + Solo Groundsheet43715.410.9631 Side EntryDCF18nosingle83.8475400356235288127766$1.09$30.82
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43715.410.96347540035762352,88127,766$1.09$30.82
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ZPacks: 'Hexamid Solplex'43915.480.9671 Side EntryDCF28nosingle90.5555468417276178732442$1.26$35.85In 2016 the weight increased from 414 grams to 439 grams and the price increased from $535 to $555
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43915.480.96755546841772761,78732,442$1.26$35.85
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Yama Mountain Gear: '1P Cirriform SW' (DCF)59020.811.3001 Head EntryDCF29nosingle89600506457876679735072$1.02$28.83At some point in 2016/2017 the weight of this shelter went from 468 grams to 590 grams. and the price went from $485 to $600 - ouch!
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59020.811.30060050645078766,79735,072$1.02$28.83
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ZPacks: 'Hexamid Solo-Plus Shelter'46816.501.0311 Side EntryDCF110nosingle83.8475400356235288127766$1.01$28.79
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46816.501.03147540035762352,88127,766$1.01$28.79
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ZPacks: 'Altaplex'47916.891.0561 Side EntryDCF110nosingle90.5565476427416290033026$1.18$33.45
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47916.891.05656547642474162,90033,026$1.18$33.45
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Trekker Tent: Stealth 148217.001.0621 Head EntrySN26nodouble87442372335794920725837$0.92$26.00
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48217.001.06244237233257949,20725,837$0.92$26.00
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Mountain Laurel Designs 'SoloMid'30010.580.6611 Side EntryDCF16nodouble87425358315574731424843$1.42$40.17Late 2016 mld update their solomid. weight went up a couple of grams and price went up (380 -> 425) for 0.5 DCF
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Mountain Laurel Designs 'Solo InnerNet'1997.0190.438235198173082616213736$1.18$33.48
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49917.601.10066055649686573,47638,580$1.32$37.50
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Six Moon Designs: 'Deschutes CF'2007.0540.4401 Side EntryDFC16nodouble84330278244323673819290$1.65$46.78SMD has not had any DCF products in stock for most of 2016. will they return? nobody knowns
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Six Moon Designs: 'Serenity NetTent'31211.000.687SN12010190157133597014$0.38$10.91
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51218.061.12845037933859050,09726,304$0.88$24.92
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Below are a few shelters that are above the 567 gram (20 oz) mark and are worthy of mention!
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Gossamer Gear 'The One (2016)'57220.171.2611 Side EntryND26nosingle83450379335905009726304$0.79$22.31Reintroduced in July 2016, after being unavailable for 5+ years.
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57220.171.26145037933859050,09726,304$0.79$22.31
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Terra Nova 'Laser Ultra 1'58020.451.2781 Side EntryDCF18nodouble12311039216113704$2.12$60.20Will Terra Nova ever stop calling this the "lightest double wall shelter in the world"... this spreadsheet clearly shows it is not.
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58020.451.27812311,0389251,614137,04571,957$2.12$60.20
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Six Moon Designs: 'Gatewood Cape'31211.000.6871 Side EntrySN16nodouble841351131017715029$0.43$12.27The Gatewood Cape probably has more PCT miles than any other shelter ever carried on the PCT.
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Six Moon Designs: 'Serenity NetTent'31211.000.6871201019015713359$0.38$10.91
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62422.011.37525521519133428,38814,905$0.41$11.59
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Six Moon Designs: 'Skyscape Trekker'65022.921.4331 Side EntrySN15nosingle1032351981730826162$0.36$10.25This is a looong solo shelter, in fact, the longest livable space shelter on this list - and the second best $/g ratio.
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65022.921.43323519817630826,16213,736$0.36$10.25
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Locus Gear: 'Khufu CTF3'29010.220.6391 Side EntryDCF110nodouble96.43953332951843974$1.36$38.65Japanese company that is making excellent gear. They have an eVENT version of this shelter that is highly loved by many deep winter users.
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Locus Gear: 'Khufu Mesh'37013.050.815SN1831541324020373$0.49$14.02
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66023.281.45557848743475864,34733,786$0.88$24.83
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TarpTent: 'ProTrail'69724.581.5361 Head EntrySN26nosingle842011691526322377$0.29$8.18TT includes stakes, so I subtracted weight & price. It also has the lowest CpG of any shelter on our list, for budget hikers!
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69724.581.53620116915126322,37711,749$0.29$8.18
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Mountain Laurel Designs 'SoloMid XL'48217.001.0621 Side EntrySN18nodouble90265223193472950215490$0.55$15.59I include this setup for those who are taller and want the XL mid, and non DCF
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Mountain Laurel Designs 'Solo InnerNet XL'29810.510.65616513912216183699645.$0.55$15.70
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78027.511.71943036232356447,87125,135$0.55$15.63
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Discontinued Shelters
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Mountain Laurel Designs: 'Cricket Tent'42514.990.9361 Side EntryDCF26nodouble520438396825789030396$1.22$34.69MLD Discontinued the Cricket in early 2017
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42514.990.93652043839068257,89030,396$1.22$34.69
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ZPacks: Hexamid Solo Plus Tarp1956.8780.4291 Side EntryDCF110nodouble280236213673117116367$1.44$40.71Zpacks discontinued the hexanet in mid 2016.
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ZPacks: HexaNet2558.9940.562195164142552170911398$0.76$21.68
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45015.870.99247540035762352,88127,766$1.06$29.93
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Hyperlite Mountain Gear: 'ECHO I'64922.891.4301 Head EntryDCF26nodouble5754854375464013$0.89$25.12I have famously quoted this shelter as "the most bombproof cuben fiber shelter on the market"
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