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Lunar Solo Backpacking Tent

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

The Lunar Solo is constructed with 100% Silicone coated Polyester material reducing fabric stretch and packed volume. The Canopy is constructed from 20D material while the floor utilizes a more durable 40D weave. We now also use reflective material in the main and corner guy lines.  

NOTICE: The current Gray Lunar Solos could have slight discoloring or color transfer. This is only cosmetic and the shelters are otherwise completely new and fully functional. Because of this manufacturing cosmetic condition, the Gray Lunar Solo will be discounted 10%. The shelter will still be covered under our manufacturing warranty against defects in materials and workmanship less the cosmetic condition of the Gray Lunar Solos.

Color
Green
Gray

*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.

  • The Lunar Solo's distinctive low hexagonal shape easily spills the wind no matter the direction. Short, steeply sloped sides, handle snow or high winds with ease. A generous canopy covers a 26 sq. ft. sleeping area plus 8.5 sq. ft. of vestibule storage. The 49" peak height, set in the middle of the tent maximizes room for sitting and taking care of chores.

    The sleeping area is a surrounded 6-inch deep bathtub floor, topped by 6 inches of mesh. This ensures excellent ventilation while keeping you separated from low canopy walls. This keeps you drier on those occasions when condensation forms on the canopy.

    The vestibule is set on the long side of the tent to maximize views and ventilation when fully open. Close it and you've got phenomenal protection from the worst storms.

    Like all our shelters it is designed to be pitched with adjustable trekking poles or with our fixed length aluminum or carbon fiber poles (sold separately).

    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 a trivial task that can be accomplished while still in 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 48 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
    • 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 a traditional tent, the Lunar Solo's canopy floats off the ground. This allows for 360o of ventilation. Plus the floor is not rigidly fixed. It is designed to float. A floor under tension is more likely to rip or get holes poked in by sharp objects.

    These factors combine to make the Lunar Solo a bit more difficult to set up for the first time user. However, we've built a number of features in the tent to help get it set up correctly.

    Follow the instructions and with a little practice, you'll find the Lunar Solo easy to set up time and time again. 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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    A Six Moon Designs Customer
    OM
    07/14/2020
    Oliver M.
    United States United States
    Stellar Tent

    The Lunar Solo is a very well designed and built tent with lightweight materials that I still trusted to stand against the elements. The tent sheds wind very well (vestibule pointed away from gusts) and the single trekking pole design is perfect for how I like to hike. The interior is spacious and I have used alone and with two people with no problem (expect some pad overlap). The vestibule is also spacious with room for gear and enough left over to cook in windy conditions. Love this tent!

    VM
    07/07/2020
    vincent m.
    United States United States
    Lunar Solo 2020 small light and does what it's supposed to do.

    Amazing tent. I have been out now for 7 nights in this tent. Been through a micro burst and wind storm on night. Never felt a drop of rain and the tent held up fine w/ the wind. Recently camped out had 8-10 hours of solid downpour rain. Pitched the tent in a bad spot and it ended up sitting in a least an inch of water for about 2 hours. It was bone dry inside, the water never came in. It took some time to get my mind around how to pitch it, but now that i figured it out it goes up fast and I always have a good elevated "bathtub" floor. As someone else mentioned I do not follow the supplied instructions as I could never get the pitch right. Instead I stake out the back 2 corners, then the pole, then the front 2 corners and finally the back middle. I leave the tension straps loose till everything is staked out. Then tighten till taught, being careful not to over tighten. I guy our the 2 sides. let it rest a half hour then retention as needed. I can set it up in 5 min or less. I am 6'2" 220 and have enough room for me in the tent plus some gear. The vestibule hold the rest of my gear and it all stays dry. Also the customer service is excellent.

    CB
    07/06/2020
    Chris B.
    United States United States
    Great ultralight tent

    The set up was an adjustment, but I watched some videos and eventually got it. Much lighter than other tents I have used, and is super solid. The only thing I am unsure of with the tent is that sometimes it feels like the zipper on the vestibule is getting stressed by the guyline attached to the trekking pole, and I have to move the guyline to the side to protect the zipper when i close it. I am wondering if anyone else has had this issue, and if the manufacturer might have insight on how to avoid that. All in all, though. Great tent. I would recommend it to anyone trying to lighten their load

    L
    06/16/2020
    Lyndsay
    United States United States
    1 + Dog

    After a lot of research, this tent was the unanimous winner in the search for a one person tent that will also accommodate a large dog. Sure it’s light , packable, simple to set up, resilient, and a great price, but the real value for me was the interior space. I fit myself, all my gear, and my 85lb Lab in this tent easily. Don’t skimp on sleep comfort if you don’t have to.

    Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo Backpacking Tent Review
    E
    06/09/2020
    Eric
    Love

    Recently brought it out for the first time and I love it. Packs downs and is very light for how much room is inside, I was able to comfortably fit inside with my dog and pack. Set up is pretty simple once you get the hang of it