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.
✓ 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.
Tent, Stuff Sacks, Guy Lines
11" X 4.5"
26 oz - 740 g
6 (Sold Separately)
Single 49" Pole (Not Included)
26.252 ft - 2.4 m2
8.5 ft2 - .8 m2
90" x 48" - 228 x 121 cm
|20D Silicone Coated Polyester
40D Silicone Coated Polyester
I use my Lunar Solo since three years now, most time when traveling with my motorbike, and I love, how much safe space this small package offers.
The (green) one I purchased now is my son's birthday-present, he couldn't find a better one.
He will use it more than I do for what it is made for, hiking and bicycle-Trips.
I was looking for a lightweight tent that was durable at the same time. This seems to be it!! There is a big learning curve trying to get setup just right. Took a couple of hours to get it right, but I can set this tent up anywhere now. Used it for the first time last night 10-15 MPH wind not bit of breeze in the tent. LOTS OF ROOM for one person. I'm 6'2" and have lots of head and foot room, plus room for my backpack. The only concern that I have is the wear and tear the guidelines seem to take, I carry extra cord that size anyway. Might want to replace the guidelines once a year or so. I highly recommend this tent!!!
First of all I would like to say how good the customer service was with this company. I ordered the tent from BC, Canada and they had it shipped and delivered in 3 days. When I had a question, they answered the phone promptly, and were pleasant to deal with. First tent that I had to seam seal. I had read previous reviews and decided to do it myself, ensuring a neat finish. Took some time to do it properly. The tent is easy enough to pitch. I can see it being a little tricker without level ground. Once in the garage to seam seal, and then I took it camping one night in some wet miserable weather. No leaks, some condensation, but better than I expected. Wiped down the inside with a micro fibre cloth. Enough headroom to sit up for a six foot person. Stayed dry in the tent. Looking forward to this lightweight tent for overnight hiking trips. I have used bivys in the past. They will be put aside. This tent being approx 2lbs, will be my new trekking tent replacement. Lots of room in this shelter, like a 1.5 person tent. The instructional videos made the set up relatively easy. The tyvek footprint is the perfect size. Will wash a few times to soften up. Had no wind so I can’t comment on that, but I’m sure with all 8 guy lines being used, it should be decent. I like the ability to slide open the front vestibule for a better view and air flow. This is a single wall tent so it will have some limitations vs a double wall tent. My one concern is that the floating floor could let in rain from splash back. We will see how it performs in the long run for durability, plus windy situations, thus giving it a 4/5 rating. Sounds like for the most part, they stand behind their product, and they follow up with customer service for any warranty issues.
Awesome tent in rugged conditions. My son and I setup our tents in 40+ mph winds in Patagonia. My Nemo Hornet was flattened to the ground by wind. My son's Lunar was rock solid. Very impressive.
1.25 man tent. Or, 1 man, 1 medium doggo tent. Or, two people who like eachother way too much tent. Whatever floats your boat. All of me, and all of my gear (Gregory Zulu 40 & LW Exped 7R), and my medium doggo fit nicely in here with a bit of room to spare.
The tent is a great shape and overall works really well. If you're looking for something really light that'll hold you and your gear on a long-wide pad, this is it. I've yet to find anything other than the LanShan tents which comes close, and those suffer by comparison of material and the location of construction.
IMO the manufacturer's method to set up makes the pitch less likely to be correct. I see why it was written this way, but as the tent is really pitched from the top down, instead of floor up like non-trekking pole tents, I get it. My suggestion? Put the TIP of the trekking pole in the door grommet, set the pole vertical fore-to-aft and left-to-right as you stake out the front line and front corners and everything else will be perfect. Easy as pie. Flip the pole over if you really want to, but you don't have to. Another tip is to follow not only the seams when staking out, but also follow the angle of the tent roofline; this makes all the difference.
Wish List: There should be one more pull-out on the back of the tent between the bottom tab and the peak; this would give a lot more room inside when you're sitting up to change, etc. as well as perhaps give you a method to hang a 'clothes line'. Not a deal breaker, just something that they could capitalize on to make the tent roomier without any real redesign.
Skip the seam sealing. I cannot express how poorly executed this was on my tent and I'm far from the only one to mention it. Just make sure you try out the tent and return UN-SEAM SEALED if it didn't work out. If you like it, do it yourself (you won't do a worse job, I assure you).
The mesh zipper is nearly impossible to use one-handed. This is the tiniest of niggles, but it's a thing to those who care. IMO zippers are the wrong answer; a couple of shock cords run through tubes with a toggle at the lower corner would keep things sealed just fine and eliminate the zipper issues entirely (on the mesh).
In short, I think this is an amazing tent. I think there's a little room for improvement but do consider that they got the major stuff right, and that's the bulk of design. The little things are just that... little things. Can you spend double your money and get a waterproof tent that weighs less? Sure, but it still won't pack as small, and good luck finding anything else that will which gives you this type of coverage for any price. It's as good as it gets for backpacking where you need/want full shelter or for things like BoB/GHBs. Once you add net tents/bivy sacks to a lightweight tarp they often weigh more than the Lunar Solo and become more involved in pitching.
As another aside to consider (either as a pro or con): The green is quite literally nearly invisible at night. If you wander away from your tent in the woods, make sure you have a light source in it so you can find it again. For the stealth camper, I'm not sure you could do any better.