Lunar Solo Backpacking Tent
The award-winning Lunar Solo is a single person ultralight tent.
1 Person Tent | Best for:
- Thru Hiking
- Hikers with dogs
Pickup available at 8250 Southwest Nimbus Avenue
Usually ready in 24 hours
Lunar Solo Backpacking Tent
8250 Southwest Nimbus Avenue
8250 Southwest Nimbus Avenue
Beaverton OR 97008
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Happiest 5 years and counting
"Have spent over 200 nights since first buying my Lunar Solo back in 2016. It has seen conditions to -20°C up to +38°C. Above the Arctic Circle into the deserts of Israel. Down from the Dead Sea up to the open Tundra. A great shelter for great adventures." - Andrei
REQUIRES ONE POLE
26 oz - 740 g Solo Backpacking Tent
Save money with the award-winning Lunar Solo tent – and buy more of the ultralight gear on your list.
With the Lunar Solo tent, sacrifice nothing but extra weight – ultralight, sturdy, weather-tight*, and comfortable. The unique hexagonal design and steep, sloping sides help deflect high winds and shed snow, keeping you safe from the elements. The spacious 26 sq. ft. living space and extra 8.5 sq. ft. vestibule means there’s plenty of room for you AND your gear (or your favorite 4-legged friend).
*To completely repel water, shelters need to have sealer applied to the seams before use.
*Shelters including a seam sealing service may not ship immediately.
*Stakes and Support Poles Sold Separately
✓ Made with 100% Silicone-coated Polyester material to reduce fabric stretch and pack volume.
✓ 20D canopy and 40D floor keeps the Lunar Solo light but rugged.
✓ 6-in deep bathtub floor helps prevent splash back.
✓ 6-in mesh lining above the bathtub floor increases ventilation and keeps you further from the canopy walls, so you stay nice and dry.
✓ 26 sq. ft. of living space with a peak height of 49 inches – plenty of room for all kinds of seated tasks. Canopy creates an 8.5sq. ft. vestibule for added protection during storms.
✓ Easily pitched with one adjustable trekking pole to 49 inch peak*.
For detailed setup instructions, check out Lunar Solo - The Perfect Pitch.
Full Vestibule provides protection while still maintaining good ventilation when closed. Fully open, the vestibule maximizes ventilation and view.
High Vent removes excess moisture build up.
Zipper Vestibule Closure makes opening and closing the vestibule a snap.
Easy Tensioning Adjustment makes keeping the tent taut easy to accomplish from the warmth of your sleeping bag. (Re-tension straps have been added to all tie out points.)
Floating Canopy allows the canopy to be set to different heights.
Floating Floor reduces floor stress and helps to minimize punctures from sharp objects.
Optimized Sleeping Area is oriented to maximize usable space, ventilation, and view. A peak height of 49 inches gives you plenty of headroom.
Center Pole Support significantly improves the ability of the tent to handle wind and snow loads.
Single Hiking Pole Support reduces the amount of gear need.
Internal Gear Area keeps your gear easily accessible.
Oversized Screen Door allows easy entrance and exit while keeping the front pole out of your way.
Ultralight Waterproof Canopy is made from high strength 20 denier Silicone Polyester.
Handy Mesh Cargo Pocket to keep all your essentials close at hand.
Extremely Easy Setup in less than two minutes under any conditions.
Tent, Stuff Sacks, Guy Lines
11" X 4.5"
26 oz | 740 g (Does not include stakes or poles)
6 (Sold Separately)
20D Silicone Coated Polyester
40D Silicone Coated Polyester
Single 49" Pole (Not Included)
26.252ft² - 2.4 m²
8.5 ft²- .8 m²
90" | 228 cm
48" | 121 cm
This product is rated 4.7 of 5.0 stars.
It has received 258 reviews.
I've used this tent for 2 years. I hiked 1300 miles of the Appalachian Trail with it.
An issue I had was windstorms; granted, I used short, ultra-lite stakes, but when storms came through the trekking poles would blow down. I started putting big rocks on the stakes and that didn't happen, again.
Somehow I busted the zipper, and I'm sure it had something to do with me not pitching it properly.
When I returned back home I contacted SMD and they repaired the zipper. I had excellent speed of service and an excellent price.
Extremely pleased with the Lunar Solo tent and with Six Moon Designs.
Roomy and convenient for one pax. I'd say it's mandatory to add the two end guys and prop them up with forked sticks to give foot/head room, and to provide wind stability. Not for strong winds. Excellent quality of workmanship re sewing.
Bought it for a gift.
I’ve been long distance hiking for many years and I used the initial iteration of the Lunar Solo on the PCT in Sylnylon in 2011 and 2012 before the introduction of true ultralight fabrics for shelters.
I’ve used many, many shelters before and since including other pyramid shelters. I gave mine away while doing pack shakedowns during Kick Off in 2013. This is probably my favorite tent, with a few caveats for those reading this.
First, this isn’t going to be the lightest shelter for a single wall. You’re going to be giving up 10 oz. But, it’s bomb proof in storms, although doesn’t carry or shed snow all that well. Typically you’ll need to tension the guy lines at least twice, three times in rain, giving 20-30 mins in between. But all Sylnylon has this issue.
However. In the Columbia River gorge it took a 40 mph wind, which reversed during the night, without a whimper. Driving rain? Not a problem. Three inches of snow was a problem and the old design wasn’t the best for me at 6’ tall. Yet, my coffee and breakfast set up was easily accommodated.
Secondly, like all single wall shelters, condensation will be an issue. This is going to be most affected by site selection. Don’t camp next to water or the base of sloping terrain. Get some elevation.
This tent is for sale right now for under $200.00. Buy it. You can’t touch the performance for that price. Once you get the pitch down, ands more forgiving and durable here than more premium fabrics, it’s the best value. The trade off of course is that the $500.00 you’re saving is at the cost of 10 ozs. At the end of the day I’ll take that trade off, although you may not.
2 wks in the whites awesome minor condensation prob due to set up love it