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rated 2 of 5 stars Lightweight, but too prone to condensation. I used a new Solo on a six-day trip in the Sierra Nevada in July. I am 6' 4" tall and weigh 200 lbs. Condensation: This is a major problem and a complete non-starter for me. The weather was wetter than normal for a summer trip in the Sierra but far from extreme. The tent was never pitched in a sheltered area that inhibited air flow. My companion’s Big Agnes Copper Spur 1 remained absolutely dry inside throughout the trip. I had miserable nights on… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars Best tent I have ever owned. I completed a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail with this tent and was very pleased. Very light tent that packs up small, fit in outer pocket of my backpack. I slept in this tent for six months almost every night with no problems. I set it up in the rain, sleet, and high wind and never got wet. To say the least I did not treat this tent very kind but it held up great. Full review

SoLong 6

rated 4 of 5 stars Great lightweight tent. Sets up quickly and dry in the rain. Headroom and floorspace are more than enough for this 6 footer. The awning option works well in most weather. Being a hybrid double-single wall tent, there is a slight condensation issue, but it is manageable. 3/26/15:  Updated a few notes in italics after additional trips. I bought the Solong 6 after considering tarptents and other excellent choices. Being in N.C. and visiting Judy at the LightHeart shop helped make my decision. This… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars Great tent; good customer service. I just used this tent during an 8-day hike of the PCT. I found it easy to set up and liked the ability to roll up the fly so I could sleep "under the stars". I found the customer service to be quite good and I was glad to have them do the seam sealing; it was a chore I was glad to delegate. At 6'2" I had plenty of room in the tent for me and my gear. Finally, the tent is quite light. I highly recommend the tent. Full review

Solo Cuben

rated 5 of 5 stars Shelter that hits the sweet spot between function and weight. I have a Solo in Cuben fiber, with ti stakes and stuff sack — total complete shelter weight is 23 ounces. I hike in the wettest part of North America (mid coast of BC) and this tent keeps me comfortable, protected and dry. Full review

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