Gelert Solo 1 Man Back Packing Camping Tent £27.99 @ Base.com
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Gelert Solo 1 Man Back Packing Camping Tent £27.99 @ Base.com

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Found 12th Nov 2012
Cracking price on a great little tent.

The Gelert Solo Tent is one of the lightest on the market. The Solo Lightweight Tent is a simple and easy to pitch one person tent. Perfect for bikers, cyclists and trekkers due to its compact size and quick pitching. This ultralight weight tent is made with the solo adventurer on the move in mind. It represents fantastic value for money and has been fully weather tested.
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Hot price for a decent spec 1 man tent
Good tent but a little small for a fat boy like me. Have some heat
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How many kilos Bob?
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I'm 94.5kg
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Correction 84.5kg
is 1.5kg was looking at this yesterday on amazon
Single skin?
Pitches inner first.... so its a double skin.
Two skin tent, but I think the inner is more a budgnet. Good for breath ability but low on wind protection. At this price its hard to get lighter, BUT, and its a bit but. You can not sit up in this. So I'd call it a bivi-tent rather than a true one man tent. Thats why I didn't bother and got something else.

Tesco did knock some of these out for under £20 a while ago.
I took one of these on a Lands End - John O'Groats bike ride. It wasn't that suitable really, because as PigletsDaddy says you can't sit up in it, which makes changing clothes difficult. I also had people in campsites pointing and laughing at my ridiculously small tent. I was actually concerned it might be run over by a car driving around the campsite.

But for the price, and the size, not too bad.
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I would never buy this, doesn't really do the job, too small.
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Bad bad bad
I wouldn't use a tent this small, it would be like sleeping in a coffin......... but there is a market for these small tents, mainly by hikers and backpackers because they simply cannot carry a tent any heavier or bigger packsize with all the rest of their gear.
The only downside of this tent for backpackers is the poor spec of only 1500HH.
Good price
I've got one. It really is tiny and it doesn't keep you dry. Just under £30 is about the right price. Not a deal.
Voted hot. Never used a backpackers tent yet (as in title) that's been anything other than small, good light weight for the price too.
Here are the interior dimensions - L250 x W90/70 x H65/35 cm. That's tiny. That's why it's light, and because it's not very waterproof (Hydrostatic Head = 1500). The fact that it is a 'backpackers' tent is less important than it's a 'one person' (as in the title) backpackers tent.

Like accvio I did John O' Groats to Lands End last year but I took the MSR Zoid 1.5. Its discontinued now but if you can get your hands on it its a cracking piece of kit, weighs in at 1.8kg, waterproof, twin skin, and twin porches - great for keeping saddle and handlebars dry! I looked at the solo and it was just abit too small!
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i've got one of these tents and so has one of my backpacking buddies, he did the coast to coast (2010) with one of these which led to me buying mine, we both subsequently did the dales way together with this tent - it rained most of the week and I can confirm that they are waterproof, in fact every tent is tested at the factory - yes they are small and you have to be disciplned with regards to using one, but as a budget backpacking tent they're great - I paid £15 for mine (2nd hand), my buddy paid £19 (new) for his.
better than an overpriced bivy though bivies have their uses too. the most legendary solo tent in the cheapo price range amongst wild campers, bikers etc., shave more weight off, google. lovely
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