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Marmot Home Alone

rated 3.0 of 5 stars

The Home Alone has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best three-season tents for 2020.

photo: Marmot Home Alone three-season tent

When your extreme expedition calls for the bare minimum of gear to keep weight down, the Marmot’s ultralight Home Alone Bivy – at just under 2 pounds – answers call. You’ll be protected by Marmot’s breathable and fully taped “MemBrain Strata” material made of 100% nylon ripstop that has a 20,000 mm waterproof rating. The floor is made of 40 denier nylon and has a 3,000 mm waterproof coating. One featherlight DAC pole with clips, and three guy out points are all you need to adjust to pitch this bivy. There’s even a no-see-um mesh door for air circulation.


  • Marmot’s proprietary waterproof and breathable “MemBrain Strata” material
  • No-see-um mesh door for adjustable air flow
  • Highly compressible for minimalist excursions
  • Unique one-pole design
  • Inside pockets for personal belongings


Price MSRP: $219.00
Historic Range: $169.95-$268.95
Minimum weight 1 lb 10 oz / 1 kg
Packed weight 5 lb 15 oz / 1 kg
Seasons 3-season
Sleeping capacity 1
Doors 1
Floor length 96 in / 244 cm
Floor width 38 in / 97 cm
Floor area 19 sq ft / 2 sq m
Vestibules 0
Vestibule area 0 sq ft / 0 sq m
Peak height 26 in / 66 cm


2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   1
1-star:   0

I've spent >50 nights in the Marmot HomeAlone under very mixed conditions. Mostly in the Scandinavian mountains in summertime but also in southern Sweden in spring, summer and autumn.


- the tent is very easy to set up: insert three poles, secure it with a few ground pegs, stretch with a couple of strings. Voila.

- small footprint makes it possible to find a suitable spot almost anywhere.

- bright color makes it easy to spot from a distance. good for security if you ever needs a rescue party to find you and very good for finding your tent after an ascent for example.

- the small window is neat, nice to lie on your back and look at the stars.


- serious condensation problems. and I mean really serious. once was fogged in for three days in the tent and after half that time EVERYTHING was completely soaked. Not from rain coming in but from condensation dripping from the ceiling. This is such a serious problem that I would not recommend this tent if there is even the slightest chance of frost where you are planning to go. Had the fog turned into a clear frosty night I would have been in deep sh-t since all of my clothes and my sleeping bag was soaked from condensation.

- Not possible to sit up in under the ceiling. With the door completely open one can sit but then it will rain straight down into the tent if it is raining.

I have really enjoyed this tent a lot and it has been great value for my money. However, since frost is a real possibility where I am usually hiking i dare not risk it any longer with this tent. Under dry and mild condition though it is really nice. Especially fond of the little window just over my head.

Design: three-season tent
Sleeps: 1
Ease of Setup: Extremely easy to set up
Weight: apprx 1.8 to 2 kilograms

It is a very roomy one-person tent. My partner and I used it as a very cozy two-person tent and it was the best solution for our three-season Appalachian Trail through hike. We wanted full protection from insects, plenty of ventilation for two sweaty bodies in humid conditions, and light weight. The design is very ingenious. Only negative point is you can't sit up. For one person accomodation, only a bivy sack is more efficient.

Sleeps: 2
Ease of Setup: Easy, free standing
Weight: 3.1#

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