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Any good 1 man bomber/lightweight tents for Cascades climbing? Myself and partners all have multiple 2 person tents. A 1 man shelter would be handy for a party of 3. 3 man tents are miserable.

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My opinion is that most 1 person shelters are good for summer stuff but flimsy if you are in a storm or in winter. I prefer a couple extra pounds to have a two person sized tent that can withstand nature. Even if you are the only one in it along with your gear.

 

Bigger tents are a pain in the ass and best left to car campers.

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Hilleberg, Tarptent, bivvy sack, silnylon tarp. I just sleep out and plan on crashing the homo huddle if it all goes wrong.

 

 

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I have an older eureka exo single wall that has seen some very stormy conditions with great results.

 

Mh

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A Black Diamond Firstlight might be a good choice. While technically a two person tent it is really a roomy one person tent. At around 3 pounds it's not a bad option.

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Adding on to Tvash, it depends on your goals. Spooning in a bivy sack in the alpine, doing a three day dry summer trip in the Enchantments with a tarp or just a bag and pad, backpacking in a big rain like up the Hoh on the way to Olympus, or winter camping all have different criteria.

 

If you scrimp the Cascades will eventually make you suffer.

 

 

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FWIW, I've had a 1 man tent but never used it, so I sold it. There always seemed to be lighter/better solutions on just about every trip. Here's what I carry these days for the odd man out trips:

 

Marginal wetter: Tarptent (2 man, but only 2 lbs).

 

Winter: A megamid (don't own one) can fit 3 for not much weight I think. Midwinter I usually stay at a lookout or in a snow shelter or something - or just sleep out if its gonna be clear skies and lows in the mid teens or above. Below that I either have to pack The Gigantor 0 degree bag or bring a shelter.

 

Pretty good wetter: sleep out w/ 1 lb bivvy sack as backup or silnylon tarp.

 

Good wetter: sleep out w Emergency Medical Systems bivvy sack - 3 oz. Good for extended solo trips where it something might come in towards the end.

 

 

 

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:tup:

 

Kind of what I was trying to say. You need an arsenal for a range of conditions. One size fits all doesn't apply.

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I love my one man tent. MH Direkt 2. I guess it would be TWO if you were short and weightless. For one it's BOMBER. Uses DryQ (event), seam sealed, rated 4 season, seconds to put up and just plain awesome. Oh and 2.5 lbs. Half a pound more than a filled water bottle. Yep, expensive. But whatever.

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The direct II is simular to the First Light which is simular to the I-Tent. The First light is the least expensive tent and works very well in 4 seasons

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All good replies. I use a bivy sack sometimes. Not best choice for longer trips. That Direkt2 tent looks good for a pile of coin.

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1 other option is a treking pole supported 1 man tarp tent with your bivy bag.

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If you are considering a double wall check out the Montbell Thunder Dome II, it's a 2 man but super light under 4lbs, versatile, and well built.

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4 or 3 season?

 

I grabbed a Rab Summit Superlite from a member here this summer and it's the shit, for a super light single wall 4-season tent. 3 and some change in weight, no frills- single wall, no vestibule, no mesh, no windows, 2 polls and you can erect it (heh heh heh heh) from the inside.

 

Seam-taped eVent with a PU tub floor means waterproof and super breathable. I haven't yet had it in killer wind, but I have no doubt, fully guyed, it'll do just fine.

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