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Gelert Solo One Man Tent

by Gelert
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (198 customer reviews)

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  • Outer: 190T Polyester with waterproof PU coating
  • Inner: 170T breathable Polyester
  • Groundsheet: 150D Oxford PU 1500mm
  • HH: 1500mm
  • Weight: 1.5 kg
  • Pack Size: 40 x 15 x 15 cm
  • Dimensions (Outer): L270 x W170/75 x H70/40 cm- (Inner): L250 x W90/70 x H65/35 cm
  • Poles: 2 x 6.9mm Fibreglass
  • Sleeps: 1
  • Pitches: Inner first
  • Taped Seams
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  • Product Dimensions: 265 x 170 x 75 cm ; 1.5 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.7 Kg
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  • Item model number: TEN252B87
  • ASIN: B00322QRQE
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 28 Dec 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (198 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,831 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Manufacturer's Description

A lightweight, compact solo tent ideal for bikers, cyclists & trekkers looking for a no-fuss tent. Quick pitching. Small pack size. Ultra lightweight. Pre-attached guylines aid pitching

Product Description

A lightweight, compact, solo tent that is ideal for bikers, cyclists and trekkers looking for a no-fuss option and quick-and-easy camping. The number in the product title refers to the number of people this tent sleeps.Fabric: Polyester with waterproof PU coating outer; Polyethylene groundsheetPoles: 6.9mm multi section fibreglass polesFeatures:*1 person tent*Compact pack size*Quick and easy to pitch*Lightweight construction*Side storage area*Large doors for easy access

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146 of 147 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressed! 28 April 2010
By Anarchy
I bought this as an alternative to a bivvy bag. It's simple and quick to put up. The mesh inner protects you from insects.
Perfect for wild camping and somewhere to just sleep for one person only.
Not suitable for spending much time in other than sleeping (just like a bivvy but better - more private and warmer).

Cons: Stuck on a camp site in wet weather for any length of time trying to live in this would be a nightmare! No use for festivals either where somewhere to chill and shade from the sun is needed.

Positives: Because it is low to the ground the wind doesn't catch it and the front door is a great mini awning if a spare rope is used to tie it open. Packs tiny to the size of a micro sleeping bag.
One tip is to place your foam sleeping mat under the tent to protect it from stony ground and make less clutter inside.
At 20 inc postage it's a steal.
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116 of 118 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At this price you can't lose 20 Jun 2009
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This is a cracking one person tent. Light, easy to pitch, airy to sleep in and first class value.

I have just used this on a weekend with some very heavy rain and strong winds and it performed admirably.

Now in more detail...

The tent is purely a one person tent and shouldn't be considered for two people, even in a survival situation. The tent takes no more than 5 minutes to pitch and there is sufficient space between the flysheet and the inner tent to allow your rucksack to be stored out of the rain.

The construction of the inner is mainly of mesh, rather than the more traditional close woven material. This keeps the tent feeling light and airy inside, despite its small size. Being 6'2" tall, I did wonder about internal storage space. In practice, there is about a foot of space above your head in which to store small items and, assuming that you are using your cloths as a pillow, then this is sufficient.

There are a couple of tips that I think you might appreciate. Firstly, take along a spare, long guy line and one extra peg. If you use this in combination with an up-turned walking pole (see photo), it allows you to have a small sheltered area in which to cook, rather that being exposed to the elements if the side was rolled up in the normal manner.

Secondly, I would advise a small "sit-mat" or small groundsheet to allow you to keep yourself mud-free as you take off your boots and enter the tent (or later emerge).

I would heartily recommend this lightweight (about 1.2 kg) tent if you are looking for cheap tent that is suitable for the British climate.
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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WoW 4 Jan 2012
I lived in this tent for over 6 months, packing away every day and putting back up at night.A few mad tips! 1: When i buy a tent i set it up over and over until i can pitch it blind folded and drunk(WCS)from standing to sleeping 3.5min,then you know you will never have a pitch problem. 2:Let superglue seep into the ends of the fibre rods but make sure it doesn't touch the elastic, this prevents the ends from splitting (this only happens after major use). When you pack it away keep the open bag zip on the left,place the folded outer in first then the folded inner,then the rods,this not only makes it easier to open/close the bag it also makes it much easier to take the parts out in order of use.buy a news paper and keep it in the tent because the only water problem you will have is on the inside from breathing out,it has a vent but without two ends open and in such a small space a news paper is a much better option,it absorbs moisture all night and in the morning you wipe the inside dry before packing, also good for 1001 things.After a week i stopped using the cords and never had a problem.On a suny day i would advise wiping it down all over with a sponge and water to prevent pests eating holes(it happens)
If you plan on carrying a tent every day when size and weight is an issue then the nearest thing to this is over 400 I,ve tried Q pitch, ultra light and many in between, this tent is the smallest thing out there ideal for stealth traveling
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99 of 103 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight tent - amazing value 29 April 2010
As a seasoned backpacker used to camping out in the wilds I have an expensive lightweight tent that's beginning to age. When I saw this I thought it was worth a try. Given the price I took the precaution of spraying it with waterproofing spray concentrating on the seams. I have used it twice and in Slovenia last summer I am relieved to say that it withstood some pretty persistent rain. There is just about room to sit up in it and if you're over six foot tall it will be a squeeze stretching out in it. However, if you are a backpacker or long-distance walker and want an economical, lightweight tent this is definitely for you. (Weight 1.4kg approx) It's got a small porch which I manage to squeeze my gear into overnight. I thoroughly recommend it.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect little tent 3 Aug 2011
By Max
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Hi, I was looking for a low cost lightweight tent to use for my mtb trip on the WHW april 2011,I bought this tent after reading the reviews on this site. I can highly recommend this tent. It is lightweight and small in size, it fits on my bike rack no problem. I am 6ft 2" and 18 stone so a big guy and I was worried it would be to sml, so I tried it out in my house and I fitted no problem. On the trip I found the space in the tent perfect for my needs. the sml porch is just big enough for your shoes/boots and some other items, I also tried my karrimor wind 25L racksack in it and it just fitted but touched the sides slightly, so if its wet it would be no good, if dry then fine. There is just enough room in the tent for me to stretch out without touching the top/bottom and its broad enough with some room to spare, there is even enough room at your head to store some sml items without lying on them and the head height is good enough not to feel claustrophobic, If you are looking for a sml lightweight tent just to sleep for the night then its perfect, dry, warm, easy to erect and pack up.. it even fits back in the bag easily, look no further. If you want a bit of storage then this is not for you. I used it for wild camping and it can pitch just about anywhere even on the side of a rocky forest track between rocks. I also pitched it on Glencoe at 4 degrees above freezing with a Gelert ZGL167 X-Treme Lite 800 Sleeping Bag(also recommended)and a 5 foam sleeping mat and got a good sleep. I just used it again on the GGW in july 11, I woke up at 7am and a cloud of midges had gathered outside for the feast (me) but none inside so I waited till the sun came out and fought them on even ground, ok they still got me eventually but none in the tent..lol. Meant to add, because its so low to the ground, the shaped design also helps direct the wind over it. For most people the acid test is would you buy another.. so YES I would.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Has bright green guy-ropes so is easy to see
I'm approaching 6ft and fit it with about a spare foot. So far it's lasted me a festival and a few camping trips. Has bright green guy-ropes so is easy to see. Cosy when inside. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and un-chearful
I broke it second night when i stretched out and it ripped the inner membrane all the way from head to toe. Proper cheap n nasty. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Gary Dale
3.0 out of 5 stars Could be better
I used this tent for a week on a bicycle touring trip in warm climate. It did OK, but sadly, the quality reflects the price. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Karol Pilch
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, if you're not too tall.
I bought this tent to take with me on a weekend hike with the guys, and in most aspects I'm very happy with it. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Anders Gissel
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great product and very prompt deleivery
Published 24 days ago by Throbbing Stallion
1.0 out of 5 stars Inner tore first night ZERO STARS
pure rubbish, bought to do JOGLE. Inner tore first night. ZERO STARS
Published 26 days ago by michael maginn
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for budget backpackers!
Having just lived in this tent for 3 weeks in the south west of the UK, I can share some positives and negatives. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Matt Eyles
5.0 out of 5 stars Bargain
Received this yesterday,set it up and im well happy with this tent for the price,the quality is fine and it does the job,you can pay 400 pounds for some 1 man tents,absolute... Read more
Published 1 month ago by terry
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, but be warned!
This tent really is great for backpacking! Lightweight, small when packed, only weighing in at 1.5kg and most importantly, easy and quick to put up! Read more
Published 1 month ago by TwoLetters_AJ
4.0 out of 5 stars Gelert Solo just the ticket...or tent!
Very pleased with this item that I took to the States. Being both lightweight and strong it fits the flight bill i.e. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kev
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