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 - 3 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
March 30, 2018 | David Hexham
Does not cope well with bad waether

This is a light, easy to set up tent. I sealed the seams and the first few times I used it - in good weather . It was fine. But in thunderstorms two major problems: First, the stability depends crucially on a single peg at the front. Unless you can get a very good fix for this you will be clutching the single pole (your walking pole) to try to keep it upright when there is strong wind. Second, it leaks. I could not work out where from but I ended up with a large pool of water in the tent on a couple of occasions (the bathtub floor doesn't leak) before I decided that this tent was not a good idea. Money badly spent, I'd say. (And should we expect Ultralight to sell better products? They describe it as "An excellent 3 season tent for ultralight back packing". Having actually used it, I'd describe it as a load of c***.

February 17, 2018 | Mal Stubbs
Best tent in 45 years

I've had loads of tents over the last 45 years but this is the best yet! I was very dubious when I bought it and expected it to be rubbish but I was very surprised. I bought it in winter so it has been well below freezing with lots of snow and wind but it's coped with it all very well. Compared to my last mountain tent which weighed 4.5 kg this weighs nothing and packs really small. It takes 6 pegs but make sure they are big e.g. sand or snow pegs as anything else tends to pull out the ground which will result in the tent collapsing but with good pegs its rock solid.

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