Lunar Solo Backpacking Tent

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26 oz - 740 g Solo Backpacking Tent - Uses 1 49" Pole

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.

NOTES:
1. The weight does not include stakes or pole.  2. Support poles and stakes are sold separately.
3. Floor color matches shelter body color.

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  • Easily pitch the Lunar Solo in minutes – so you can get to eating faster or enjoy the sunset. That's what you're out there for anyway, right?

    • 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 splashback.
    • 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.
    • Ultra-light 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.
  • Lunar Solo - First Impressions

    By: Andrew Park
    Published: 8/7/2016

    Lunar Solo Tent

    By: phrayzar
    Published: 2/19/2016

    Backpacker Editor's Choice 2019

    OutDoor ISPO Award 2019

    The Trek Best Gear Award 2019

    Garage Grown Gear Summer's Finest 2019

    Section Hiker's 10 Best Ultralight Trekking Pole Tents

    Section Hiker's 10 Best One Person Backpacking Tents

  • Lunar Solo Set Up

    Unlike traditional tents, the Lunar Solo’s canopy is designed to “float” off the ground to increase ventilation. Also, the floor is not rigidly fixed but floats. A floor under tension is more likely to rip or get punctured by sharp objects.

    These facts may make the Lunar Solo seem a bit more difficult to set up for first time users. Have no fear, we've included a number of features to help you get set up correctly.

    Lost your instructions? Download the pdf here.

    Since your tent canopy floats, you can vary the height of your trekking pole depending upon conditions.  Higher will provide more ventilation and lower in stormy weather. The front of the tent should always be off the ground. This is to ensure that you have adequate ventilation. The optimum height of your trekking pole should be 49 inches or 124 centimeters.

    Setting the stakes in the proper order is one of the key elements in getting the perfect pitch. Look at the guide layout guide below to know where and in what order to set your stakes.


    HERE ARE A FEW ADDITIONAL DO’S AND DON’TS.

    Do’s

        • Do extend the webbing guy-lines to their extent. Run the guy-lines all the way to the ground.
        • Do set the stakes in the order listed above. Since the canopy floats off the ground on the top of the pole, it’s important to achieve a balanced side to side and front to back.
        • Do set the height of the front pole to 49 inches.
        • Do close the vestibule before setting up the tent. This aide in getting the best alignment of the stakes.
        • Do any additional tension with the adjuster on the main guy-line, if needed.

    Don’ts

        • Don’t try to raise the perimeter of the tent by using long stakes and terminating the guy-lines several inches off the ground. This is somewhat counter-intuitive to normal logic. When you set up the tent this way, instead of the canopy and sidewall rising, they will tend to collapse instead. This will cause the corners to dip, resulting in reduced headroom and ventilation.

    COMMON PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS:

    My bathtub floor is flat.

    The canopy of the Lunar Solo floats and so does the floor. If your bathtub floor is flat, it likely has to do with your corner guy outs. Make sure the webbing guy lines on the corners are fully extended with no tension. If you need to make adjustments to tension your shelter, make them by moving your stake. Once you’ve achieved the proper tension, you can use the guy lines to make minor adjustments and re-tension the shelter should you need to after it has been pitched for a while. Another common mistake is that the shelters are pulled too far to the rear, not creating enough separation of the rear canopy from the ground and creating too much slack in the front vestibule. To correct this bring closer the rear three stakes and move further the front, the main stake. Be sure to reduce tension on the vent corners by unclipping the door or concurrently sliding the Prussik loop. The supporting pole should be at a slight angle with the tip inserted into the pole pocket at the apex.

    Pitching with a trekking pole.

    One of the most common mistakes we see on pitches is that people pitch their Lunar Solos with their trekking pole handle pointing up. This places the handle inside of the apex/vent area of the Lunar Solo. While the Lunar Solo can be pitched this way, it was not designed for this sort of set up and a few problems occur. When the main guy line is tensioned, a lot of extra stress gets put on the vents and seams of the apex of your shelter. It also puts stress on the vestibule zipper, potentially causing problems with closing your vestibule. To avoid this stress, pitch the Lunar Solo with the tip-up. There is a Hypalon (rubber-like material) sleeve that can be found at the apex of the shelter that the trekking pole tip goes into. Pitching tip up into the sleeve allows for a proper pitch while preventing the trekking pole tip from puncturing the canopy. We designed the Lunar Solo this way for a couple of reasons:

      • Using a sleeve allows for both trekking pole use and collapsible pole use.
      • By placing your handle down, your pole is less likely to sink into the ground if your campsite is in a location with soft or wet ground.

    The Lunar Solo, with its single pole and raised canopy, creates an incredibly light and airy shelter. Unlike other tents with fixed points of setup, the floating canopy and floor design does take a little more patience to master. Still, the Lunar Solo’s weight savings make it well worth the effort.

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    LD
    07/23/2021
    Lucas D.
    United States United States
    Camping on the Deschutes River

    Used my lunar solo for the first time. Camped on the Deschutes River in Oregon. Rafted from warm springs to sandy beach, early July . Temperatures were 100 degrees everyday. Tent worked great , plenty of airflow which was needed on the hot evenings. Pitched super easy, even in the wind . I really like compact camping gear . So this tent fits perfectly in my kit .

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    GR
    07/14/2021
    Gary R.
    United States United States
    Review after 2 years

    Fantastic option for me! I have had lunar solo for 2 years- multiple section hikes at Shenandoah National Park, 3 season trips and some winter trips. I love this tent!

    M
    07/12/2021
    Max
    United States United States
    Great tent

    Great tent for those who want a light weight tent but don’t want to dish out an exuberant amount of money. My only qualms with this tent is the set up takes a few tries, and I wish the bag was more durable to keep on the out side of my pack. As for the tent it’s self, 10/10

    AA
    05/28/2021
    Alejandro A.
    United States United States
    Six Moons - Solid Support

    I’m a satisfied customer of this companies products. The support team is awesome and great to work with, I had an unexpected issue with the tent and they responded immediately covered me for my next adventure. Thank you! from a happy owner of a Solo Lunar. I can validate Solo Lunar is very spacious, light weight, versatile shelter; a great value product. Easy to setup, with great ventilation, I really like the visibility when in it; vestibule open or closed you can see camp laying down. This tent provides luxury shelter in nature from rain, wind, and bugs. Solo Lunar is a must have on the trails, backpacking, kayaking, bike camping, etc.. when camping it doesn’t hold you back on your adventures.

    06/24/2021
    Six Moon Designs

    Thanks for the kind words, our team works hard to help our customers enjoy their gear and get it out in the field

    KH
    05/27/2021
    Kraig H.
    United States United States
    Lightweight easy to pitch

    I love the weight and room of this tent. Just make sure you pitch it on level ground. The bathtub is so slick you will slide around if on even a slight incline. Overall quality is great and did I mention its super light?

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