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Nemo Tent Dragonfly Osmo Bikepack 1P Green OverviewNemo Tent Dragonfly Osmo Bikepack 1P Green Side 15% off
  • £545.91

Designed for bikepacking, the Nemo Osmo Dragonfly Green is a lightweight tent that offers generous space, is rugged and has a small footprint when packed. 

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MSR Tent Hubba Hubba Bikepack I Green OverviewMSR Tent Hubba Hubba Bikepack I Green Side
  • £527.80

The MSR Hubba Hubba Bikepack I Green is a lightweight, three-season, one-person tent with advanced waterproofing, storage pockets, and a bike handlebar-compatible stuff sack for easy transportation.

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Camp Tent Minima 1 SL Orange OverviewCamp Tent Minima 1 SL Orange Side
  • Recommended price

    £222.86

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    £191.01


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Ferrino Tent Piuma I Oil Blue OverviewFerrino Tent Piuma I Oil Blue Side
  • Recommended price

    £254.71

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    £236.51

The Ferrino Piuma I Oil Blue is a lightweight, compact, and durable tent designed for solo outdoor adventures, offering excellent ventilation, insect protection, and waterproofness.

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When hiking solo, it's important to choose compact and lightweight gear so you can carry everything in a single backpack. That's why Glisshop’s experts have selected for you a range of both high-performance and lightweight and compact 1-person camping tents.

What model to choose for a trek/hike: igloo tent or tunnel tent?

The first question to ask is which shape to choose? Indeed, there are dome shaped 1-person trekking tents and tunnel shape options.

One-person dome tents, also called igloos, have the advantage of being freestanding, meaning their double crossed arch structure allows the tent to retain its shape even without pegs. This allows you to set up your tent in one place and then move it to another place very easily if needed. Another advantage of the dome tent: it offers a generous interior volume. On the other hand, a dome tent is generally heavier and bulkier to carry than a tunnel tent.

One-person tunnel tents often need to be anchored to the ground to stand up. This can be problematic on rocky terrains where it is difficult to plant any pegs at all. Very elongated, these 1-person tunnel tents are more minimalist in terms of interior space. Their great advantage, however, is their generally lighter weight.

What is the best brand of 1-person camping tent?

Glisshop offers a selection of hiking tents from major brands all tested in real conditions such as Ferrino, Camp, MSR Gear... The choice will not really be based on the brand of the tent but rather on the specific features you are looking for: size, interior volume, weight, the amount of space it takes in your hiking backpack, waterproofness of the fabric and groundsheet...

1-person backpacking tent

What is the lightest one-person tent available for trekking? Which ultra-light tent to buy?

If you are looking for the lightest 1-person tent in our catalogue, you can look towards MSR Gear and their Freelite series with a freestanding tent weighing less than 1 Kg on the scale with a small side vestibule. With Ferrino and Camp, you will find slightly heavier models, between 1100 g and 1500 g which are very interesting in terms of value for money. However, particular attention must be paid to the advertised waterproofness because depending on the models the waterproofness values can change drastically, both regarding the fabric of the rainfly and the groundsheet. So, you need to know if you really intend to face bad weather or not before investing in an ultralight minimalist tent model.

Also discover our complete offer of 2-person hiking tents and 3-person tents to complete your bivouac equipment with more spacious models.