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REI Sololite

rated 4.0 of 5 stars

The Sololite has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best three-season tents for 2021.

photo: REI Sololite three-season tent


Price Historic Range: $79.93
Reviewers Paid: $110.00-$115.00


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

For its day in the '90s, not a bad solo tent. For 2010 it's a HEAVY solo tent that cannot compare to my 28 oz. TarpTent Moment.

Design: 3 season tunnel tent, stake out required
Sleeps: 1
Ease of Setup: medium ease of setup
Weight: 4 lbs.
Price Paid: can't remember

It's the perfect summer tent, lightweight and easily packed up. Can hold up to a good rainstorm or twelve when fully staked in, but condensation can be a problem during colder weather especially down by the feet. It tends to sag in the middle so make sure to stake it in nice and tight. It survived rain and snow in Yellowstone but freezing rain got the better of it when I woke up with a damp bag. Overall a good buy.

Sleeps: 1

I have thoroughly enjoyed using this tent. I have taken it with me in scout about 20 nights; only scar is a minor tear in the fabric. It is extremely light and packable as a backpacking tent. The tent has a reflective silver outside cover. Because it is not a freestanding tent, you have to put in the stakes before the tent will go up (this is an annoyance if you are on rocky soil or sand).

Design: 3 season
Sleeps: 1 (2 if you really cram)
Ease of Setup: fairly easy
Weight: 3 lbs
Price Paid: $115 at REI

This is a wonderfully light and inexpensive tent. Easy to set up, full coverage rainfly, and roomy vestibule. Better yet, the vestibule is attached to the tent body, rather than the fly, so you can use the vestibule for storing gear and still use the large mesh starview panel. I would recommend this tent to anyone.

Design: 3 season hoop
Sleeps: 1
Ease of Setup: Very easy- one personcan setit up in under 1 min.
Weight: 3lbs. 11oz.
Price Paid: $110

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