User Review: LightHeart Gear Solo
Design: 1.5 person Double Wall Tent
Ease of Setup: Very easy to set up.Video instructions in the website a plus
Weight: 27 oz.
Price Paid: $245
This is a great double wall tent. I have used other tents like the MSR Hubba Hubba that weighed way too much. Over the past few years I have learned the value of lightening the load. I had purchased a Tarptent Contrail, and although a good tent, it just wasn't suited to my taste and ease of set up or the front entry being blocked by the trekking pole.
Being a skeptical person, I cautiously approached the next choice. I didn't want to make another mis-judgment. I had seen the tent set up at the April Fools Bash in Franklin, NC, and it planted the seed.
I spoke with 2 other Thru-Hikers that took it all the way on their AT Thru-Hikes and they raved about them. That was partially the reason I went ahead and purchased this awesome tent.
The ease of set-up is a no brainer, the roominess is just what I was looking for, and the weight, unparalleled. This tent is actually a 1.5 person tent in my opinion with lots of room for all my gear.
I usually do my own seam sealing, but in this case, I didn't have enough room to do it at home or a place to let it dry sufficiently, so I let them do it for me. It was well worth the extra money. They know that tent better than I and felt more confident in this decision. They did an excellent job.
Next year I will be Thru-Hiking the AT, and with all the features listed above and the others that have used this tent, it is very reassuring to know that I don't have to worry about staying light in the pack and dry as well.
I purchased the Tyvek footprint and do not have any issues with it. I did make a little modification, but nothing extreme and am satisfied wholeheartedly.
Now to customer service. I had spoken with Judy a few times on the phone and nothing was a problem. All of my concerns and requests were handled cheerfully and honestly. Shipping was free and fast, and she followed up to make sure everything was in order when I got the tent.
Thanks again, Judy for making my hiking a whole lot more pleasurable.
Absolutely, I would recommend this tent.