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Gelert Solo One Man Tent

by Gelert
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)
RRP: 49.99
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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 details

  • 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 (173 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 473 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Product Description

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

  • Tent:
    • Applications: mountaineering
    • Type: bivouac tent
    • Number of persons: 1
    • Direction: diagonal
    • Number of tentrooms: 1
    • Apses number: 1
  • Material:
    • Flysheet: 100 % Polyester
    • Water columm flysheet: 1500 to 3000 mm
    • Innersheet: 100 % Polyester
    • Tent floor: 100 % Polyethylene
    • Water columm: 1500 to 3000 mm
    • Frame: fibre glass
  • Size:
    • Input level: 75 cm
    • Innerspace (L x W x H): 250 x 170 x 75 cm
    • Print (L x W): 265 x 170 cm
    • Total weight tent: 1.5 kg
    • Package size (L x W): 39 x 12 cm
  • Additional Information: Compact packed size

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
136 of 137 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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104 of 105 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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92 of 95 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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35 of 36 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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64 of 68 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Gelert Solo tent 15 Jun 2010
By Daniel
For the price, this is a very good value tent. It is extremely compact and lightweight making it good for backpacking. Quality seems to be adequate. Be warned however...it is very very small. More like a bivvy bag. I'm 6 foot tall and can only just lay out straight in the tent, and if I want my rucksack in the tent with me, I have to empty it and lay on it. It's almost impossible to get changed in the tent.

Fine for a sleeping shelter in dry weather, but no good for campsites or wet weather when you need to change and eat in the tent.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good!
This tent has a solid structure, is easy to put up and take down. But is quite heavy. Overall a good reliable tent with some head room.
Published 14 days ago by marlin
4.0 out of 5 stars Good tent good price
Light weight
Warms up quickly
Effective in high winds
Quickly pitched and stowed away *After a bit of practice of course*... Read more
Published 15 days ago by ryan
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for its purpose
I haven't actually slept in this tent yet but I have erected it and it meets my expectations 100%. Easy to erect and well made.
Published 24 days ago by Paul Chandler
1.0 out of 5 stars Three holes, seams are buggered, and the zipper was stitched closed
Leaving one star for fast fast shipping. However!

Three holes in the tent where the seams were not bound correctly and the main zipper was actually sewn into the floor... Read more
Published 1 month ago by kathryne
4.0 out of 5 stars Great backpacking tent
Have had this tent for quite a while and to date have had no problems with it. Originally I was going to buy the Vango banshee as the reviews were great but I didn't have enough... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Megan O Hanlon
5.0 out of 5 stars Very adequate
This tent is light and compact.
I lived in it on and off through September and October off the Moray Coast.
It stood sturdy whatever the weather outside. Read more
Published 4 months ago by rgr
1.0 out of 5 stars does the job for first two uses only
Theoretically this tent is perfect. Its compact, lightweight and good enough for 1 person up to 180 cm tall. But material quality is rater poor. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Gniewomir
4.0 out of 5 stars Got me through
This was my first tent - ever. First time using a tent. I had never camped before, never pitched a tent, none of that at all. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Emir Allan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great tent - but not much room.
Great tent - easy to pitch and strike - passed the strong wind test - in moderate rain it was waterproof. Light - so great for trekking. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mark Richards
4.0 out of 5 stars Gelert Solo One Man Tent
Does exactly what it says on the tin; very easy to put up, simple one man tent. (definatley one man, no space for pretty much anything else but this is what i bought it for). Read more
Published 7 months ago by loopy_lou
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