Four tents to keep a solo camper comfortable

Tents for your next solo trip.
Tents for your next solo trip. (Tim Foster via Unsplash/)

Why pack a 3-man tent when it’s only you? Who wants to carry more weight than necessary into the woods? Sometimes solo expeditions are the best, and when you’re on one, all you need is a small place to keep you safe, warm and dry. These four tents will take care of any need, from the smallest bivy to a roomier traditional tent.

Sleep tight.
Sleep tight. (Amazon/)

Packed up tight, this bivy is 4 inches high and 7 inches wide. Set up, it’s just big enough for you and your sleeping bag. It’s waterproof and stakes tight to the ground. It weighs just a hair over a pound. It’s all you need when you’re on your own and you want a light, easy place to sleep on your next backcountry outing.

Keep yourself and your bag dry.
Keep yourself and your bag dry. (Amazon/)

Weighing just 2.5 pounds but containing 20 square feet of floor space, this one-person tent has plenty of room for gear. It has a roomier living space than most in its category and all the bells and whistles including storm flaps on both vestibule zippers, a media pocket for earbud cord routing, and two-tone mesh for privacy while stargazing. The seams are waterproofed and the bottom is ultra-durable. Stay comfortable, wherever you pack yourself into.

Save your money for food.
Save your money for food. (Amazon /)

This tent has everything you need—a vestibule, waterproof shell, and ventilation window—and nothing you don’t. The tent weighs under 3 pounds and can go with you anywhere.

Stay warm, stay alive.
Stay warm, stay alive. (Amazon/)

This Black Diamond tent is made for four-season adventurers who are just as likely to be sleeping on an ice field than in a campground. Billed as a two-person, this is the right size for one person and gear. It has a single door entry and optional vestibule for more storage. Two internal aluminum poles allow for easy setup.

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