Mountain Hardwear Stiletto 1
If you ever run across one of these tents for sale...
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $210
If you ever run across one of these tents for sale... get it.
- Easy to set up once you have done it a few times
- No longer available new
This is one of the better single or perhaps one and a half person tents that has been around in the past 5 years or so, and the weight is excellent for an ounce counter. The fly provides a covered vestibule for all your gear, and the tent itself is long enough for an over six footer.
The tent has a real learning curve with the setup. The middle bar has a weird set of clips and a cloth rig to it, but once you have seen it set up and set it up tired a couple times it becomes easy and makes a bit more sense. The tent is NOT free standing, but is VERY fast to set up, and I rarely use more than a stake at either end to keep everything taut.
The sack for the tent is a bit small, but with a little twisting and pushing everything will fit.
I have not had any issues with condensation, and have only been in it in a light sprinkle. Inside there are a couple of storage spots but I rarely use them other than for glasses overnight.
Here's what other sites are saying:
As light as many bivy sacks, but more comfortable by leaps and bounds, the Mountain Hardwear Stiletto 1 tent gives you weather protection and breathing room all in one. Far from wasting the weight, this tent uses Guaranteed Watertight Construction and dry-entry vestibules keep you out of the weather.
- Mountain Gear
Mountain Hardwears lightest, most advanced tent for the solo backpacker.New ultralight components developed exclusively for Mountain Hardwear bring the Stiletto in under 2 1/2 lbs: superlight fly and floor fabrics, new Atlas UL poles and 1/4 webbing with molded clips throughout.All-mesh canopy reduces weight and provides excellent ventilation.Innovative hoop design with a patented Evolution Tension Arch delivers strength with a minimum of poles.Pitch Light option: fly, poles and durable Tyvek footprint bring weight to 1 lb.13 oz..Tyvek footprint sold separately.
Description of Mountain Hardwear SkyLedge 2.1 TentUtilizing Mountain Hardwear’s Atlas UL poles and patented Evolution Tension Arch the Skyledge 2.1 tent was developed for the serious backcountry enthusiasts. An all mesh canopy minimizes weight and maximizes ventilation while two spacious vestibules provide ample storage for gear. With a guaranteed watertight construction the Mountain Hardwear 2.1 will bask in the summer sun or ward off the worst of wet weather. Mountain Hardwear's lightest, most advanced tent for the solo backpacker.Features:Capacity 1Minimum Weight 2.31 lb / 1.05 kgPackaged Weight 2.72 lb / 1.23 kgUsage Three-Season Superlight BackpackingPoles Atlas 7001 ULCanopy Fabric 20D Polyester Knit MeshTent Floor 40D Nylon Ripstop 2000mm PUFly Fabric 25D Hollowcore Nylon Ripstop 1500mm SPUFloor Area 15.30 sq ft / 1.42 sq mVestibule area 6.00 sq ft / 0.56 sq mNumber of doors 1Number of poles 3Number of vestibules 1Interior height 3.
- US Outdoor Store
You could bring a bivy sack on your solo trip and be claustrophobic all night, or you could sleep comfortably in the Mountain Hardwear Stiletto 1 Tent. For only 2lb 8oz, this fully featured tent provides plenty of room for you and your gear, which is a lot nicer than a waterproof bag when you're sitting out a rainstorm. The key to the Stiletto Tent's low weight is Mountain Hardwear's 20D Hollow Core nylon fabric, which provides total weather protection for much less heft than regular nylon. Mountain Hardwear also added an extended center pole to this solo tent to increase vestibule space and allow plenty of room for out-of-the rain storage.