Lightest (Fully Enclosed) Solo Shelters Comparisons
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GramsOuncesPoundsDoorsFabricPolesStakesFree StandingSingle / Double Wall$£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 Abelalast updated: feb 14 2017
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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 EntryDCF28nodouble360329284773996920194$1.95$55.17
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Mountain Laurel Designs: 'Serenity Bug Shelter'2278.0070.500235215183112609113182$1.04$29.35
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41214.530.90859554446378966,06133,376$1.44$40.95
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ZPacks: 'Hexamid Solo Shelter' + Solo Groundsheet43715.410.9631 Side EntryDCF18nosingle475434376305273726645$1.09$30.82
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43715.410.96347543437063052,73726,645$1.09$30.82
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ZPacks: 'Hexamid Solplex'43915.480.9671 Side EntryDCF28nosingle555507437366161931132$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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43915.480.96755550743273661,61931,132$1.26$35.85
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Yama Mountain Gear: 'Cirriform DW 1P'46816.501.0311 Head EntryDCF29nodouble485443376435384827206$1.04$29.39
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46816.501.03148544337764353,84827,206$1.04$29.39
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ZPacks: 'Hexamid Solo-Plus Shelter'46816.501.0311 Side EntryDCF110nosingle475434376305273726645$1.01$28.79
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46816.501.03147543437063052,73726,645$1.01$28.79
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ZPacks: 'Altaplex'47916.891.0561 Side EntryDCF110nosingle565516447496273031693$1.18$33.45
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47916.891.05656551644074962,73031,693$1.18$33.45
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Six Moon Designs: 'Skyscape - X'48016.931.0582 Side EntryDCF25nohybrid565516447496273031693$1.18$33.37Only 2 door shelter in list! Weight increased from 425 to 480 on last revision (the 2 doors)
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48016.931.05856551644074962,73031,693$1.18$33.37
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Trekker Tent: Stealth 148217.001.0621 Head EntrySN26nodouble442404345864907324793$0.92$26.00
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48217.001.06244240434458649,07324,793$0.92$26.00
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Mountain Laurel Designs 'SoloMid'30010.580.6611 Side EntryDCF16nodouble425388335634718623840$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'1997.0190.438235215183112609113182$1.18$33.48
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49917.601.10066060351487573,27737,022$1.32$37.50
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Six Moon Designs: 'Deschutes CF'2007.0540.4401 Side EntryDFC16nodouble330301254373663818511$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'31211.000.687SN12010993159133236731$0.38$10.91
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51218.061.12845041135059649,96225,242$0.88$24.92
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Yama Mountain Gear: 'Cirriform SW 1P'51618.201.1371 Head EntryDCF29nohybrid520475406895773429169$1.01$28.57
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51618.201.13752047540568957,73429,169$1.01$28.57
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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 EntryND26nosingle450411355964996225242$0.79$22.31Reintroduced in July 2016, after being unavailable for 5+ years.
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57220.171.26145041135059649,96225,242$0.79$22.31
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Terra Nova 'Laser Ultra 1'58020.451.2781 Side EntryDCF18nodouble12311129516313667$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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58020.451.27812311,1269591,633136,67469,052$2.12$60.20
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Six Moon Designs: 'Gatewood Cape'31211.000.6871 Side EntrySN16nodouble1351231017914988$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'31211.000.6871201099315913323$0.38$10.91
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62422.011.37525523319833828,31114,304$0.41$11.59
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Locus Gear: 'Khufu CTF3'29010.220.6391 Side EntryDCF110nodouble3953613052443855$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'37013.050.815SN1831671424220317$0.49$14.02
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66023.281.45557852845076664,17332,422$0.88$24.83
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TarpTent: 'ProTrail'69724.581.5361 Head EntrySN26nosingle2011831526622316$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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69724.581.53620118315626622,31611,275$0.29$8.18
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Discontinued Shelters
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Mountain Laurel Designs: 'Cricket Tent'42514.990.9361 Side EntryDCF26nodouble520475406895773429169$1.22$34.69MLD Discontinued the Cricket in early 2017
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42514.990.93652047540568957,73429,169$1.22$34.69
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ZPacks: Hexamid Solo Plus Tarp1956.8780.4291 Side EntryDCF110nodouble280256213713108715706$1.44$40.71Zpacks discontinued the hexanet in mid 2016.
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ZPacks: HexaNet2558.9940.562195178152582165010938$0.76$21.68
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45015.870.99247543437063052,73726,645$1.06$29.93
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Hyperlite Mountain Gear: 'ECHO I'64922.891.4301 Head EntryDCF26nodouble5755264476263840$0.89$25.12I have famously quoted this shelter as "the most bombproof cuben fiber shelter on the market"
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