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
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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.
Notes: Pegs and pole are not included.