Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo Tent

3 Season / 1 Person / Single Skin Hybrid / Mesh Inner / Height 122cm, Length 229cm / Single Entrance
Weighs 644g (excludes pegs & bags)
Code: SS15A445
  • £249.99
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The Lunar Solo Tent is a lightweight and compact 3 season tent with a good size sleeping area and vestibule, ideal for ultralight back packers.

Six Moon Designs says:

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 48" peak height, set in the middle of the tent maximizes room for sitting and taking care of chores.

The sleeping area is 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.

A 2012 redesign raised the canopy 3" to 48" and offset the pole, the result was considerably more headroom. Extending the floor to 90" and making end walls vertical enhances sleeping for taller individuals. The slight reduction in floor space is more than compensated for by better weather handling. With more vertical walls, the Lunar Solo easily sheds wind and snow.

As the name would suggest the Lunar Solo is a 1 person shelter with plenty of space. It requires 6 pegs and a single pole to get it erected, which can be done in under 2 minutes with a little practice. The fly sheet is silicone nylon as is the floor, they're fastened together of way of sewn in midge netting. There's also a netting front door so its fully waterproof and perhaps more importantly fully midge proof too. Like all single wall tents condensation may occur but the wall design will help it to roll down and keep it off you and your gear.

The pegs and pole are not included with the tent  however you can buy the pole separately, make your own out of old tent poles or use your walking pole if you usually travel with one.  And as for pegs, this allows you to choose your own, weather your after small and ultralight titanium pegs or large and strong steel pegs, your choice. Re-tension straps have been added to all tie out points which makes keeping your tent taut a trivial task that can be accomplished while still in your sleeping bag. An excellent 3 season tent for ultralight back packing.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

 

Help and advice:
  • 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.
  • Single Piece Bathtub Floor makes a more watertight floor.
  • Easy Tensioning Adjustment makes keeping your 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 head room.
  • 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 30 denier Silicone Nylon.
  • Handy Mesh Cargo Pocket
  • Extremely Easy Setup in less than two minutes under any conditions.

General Structure Seasons Sleeps Ships With Pack Size Weight(1) Stakes(2) Color Usage 3 1+ Tent, Stuff Sack, Guylines 15" X 4.5" 24 oz. - .65k 6 Green Ultralight Backpacking Type Frame Entry Floor Space Vestibules Vestibule Size Single Wall Single 48" Pole (3) Side Entry 26 ft2 - 2.4 m2 1 8.5 ft2 - .8 m Materials Notes Canopy Floor Netting Zipper 30D Silicon Nylon 40D Silicon Nylon 20D Ultralight No-See-Um #3 YKK Weight does not include stakes or pole. Stakes not included. Pole not included.

General:

  • Tent weighs: 644g
  • Season rating: 3
  • Sleeps: 1
  • Comes with: Tent, Stuff sack, Guylines
  • Pack size: 37.5 x 11cm
  • Required Pegs: 6 (not included)
  • Colour: Green
  • Usuage: Ultralight Backpacking

Structure:

  • Type: Single wall
  • Frame: Single 49" pole (sold separately or use trekking pole)
  • Side entry, single door
  • Floor Space: 26 ft2 - 2.4 m2
  • Vestibules: 1
  • Vestibule size: 8.5 ft2 - .8 m2

Materials:

  • Flysheet: 30D Silicon Nylon
  • Floor 40D Silicon Nylon
  • Mesh: 20D Ultralight No-See-Um
  • Zip: #3 YKK

Notes: Pegs and pole are not included.

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Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
August 14, 2017 | David
Very Flawed

I was about to begin the GR11 hike in the Pyrenees and wanted a ultra lightweight tent. After reading rave reviews, including one on you tube from someone who used it on it HRP i bought the Lunar Solo.
It seems such a good buy,it weighed just 850g in it's bag, plenty of room inside, easy to set up.

When using it though i always had a problem to get it to set up correctly. The bath tub shape never quite formed correctly and the base would just usually flop on the floor. The zips either on the vestibule or the Noseeum mesh would never close or open without a lot of work.
It seemed to me that the tent wasn't made correctly, everything didn't fit together quite right. I went on six moons website and downloaded setup instructions which i followed as closely as i could, all to no avail.
Then, about my fourth night in the tent, on a cold, rainy side of a mountain, i was trying to close the vestibule. It was being particularly difficult and as i tried with a bit of force the zip split in my hand. That is one side of the vestibule came out of the zip and it was running up and down only one side and thus not closing. Disaster. It made for a pretty miserable night i can tell you.
The next day while trying to force the loose side back into the zip, the zip itself split in two.
I was on the GR11 and couldn't come off the trail, bus to a town and try and get a new tent. So i had to soldier on with this tent.
Luckily the weather was good to me and i figured out how to peg down the vestibule sides in such a manner as to give reasonable protection. Though on two occasions i had to shove my half height inflatable ground mat in the vestibule to block out rain while i slept on the ground.
Having said all that i was usually able to sleep well in this tent. It's roomy if you get the right set up.
Be warned the floor is very slippy and if you have even the slightest slope you'll be sliding down that direction all night long.
It could do with an extra guy line tie out on the back of the tent.
I feel bad giving a negative review to a tent that has received such good reviews from others, and six moon have made an affordable ultralightweight tent here. But as i said it just didn't seem to be made correctly to me. The material seemed too have been cut wrong and it didn't form together right. I had this thing for 4 weeks and tried every combination i could. Perhaps i got a bad unit.
ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk were in fairness, very good about the whole thing. I rang them up and explained the problem and pointed out that i would have to return it well after the 30 day max return date due to my being on trail. A very nice lady said no problem and they would still give me a refund which they did. Thank you ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk.

May 30, 2017 | David Paterson
Walking pole advice

Very roomy and super light. If using a walking pole use a protective cover on the pole tip - I managed to pierce through the black nylon material at the top of the tent.

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