Lite Kamper | Light Camping
Tasmania Overland Track


 Foot ...Hike...Walk...Trek...Cycle...Motor bike...Light weight...  Contribute to LiteKamper

Tents for 1 | 2 | 3  | Sleep mat | Sleep bag | Pillow | Stove | Food | Drink | Cups Food prep | Water purifiers | Cutlery | Packs | Rain wear | Umbrellas | Poles | iPod | Safety equipment | Cameras | Cabin baggage | Miscellaneous | Folding Knives | Links | Hiking and camping forums | Hiking and camping locations | Walks I have done or planning | Tips | Toilet trowells | Bookstore | My rig | Jedistar

Tent 1 man < 1 Kg

see also 2 man | 3 man  

These 1 man hiking tents and bivies are 1 kilo or less.  Only shaped Bivy bags are listed - not sacks.

The Sea to Summit Specialist Solo at 625 g all up is pretty light - but for not a lot more weight and still under a kilo is the two man version.

AntiGravity Gear 10' TarpTent Weight: *About 20 ozs. (570 g) need to add pegs
Floor Shape: Trapezoidal (7' along front, 10' along back)
Height: 40 to 44 inches, adjustable
Sleeps 1 lying parallel to back wall but can sleep 2 if needed
Frame: 1 telescoping hiking pole (not included) or hung from tree using line and available loop
Seam Sealing Available for $30
Stakes: 5 required (stakes not included)
No zippers to break
-Stuffs into 6 x 9 stuff sack (included)
Roll Up No-See-Um Mesh Door
Floor "Bath-tubs" up with loops to hooks on the mesh door.
Big Agnes 3 Wire Bivy Big Agnes 3 Wire Bivy Trail Weight: 1lb 12oz
Packed Weight: 2lb
Packed Size: 5" x 17"
Floor Area: 17.5sq ft
Head Height: 20.5"
Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 1 Tent Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 1 Tent Trail Weight - 1lb 14oz (870g)
Packed Weight - 2lbs 3oz
Fast Fly Weight - 1lb 6oz
Packed Size - 5.5" x 16"
Floor Size - 22 sq ft
Floor Length - 86"
Floor Width - 42" at head | 31" at foot
Head Height - 38"
Foot Height - 22"
Vestibule Area - 5 sq ft
Black Diamond Spotlight Bivy Black Diamond Spotlight Bivy Minimum Weight: 510 g, 1 lb 2 oz
Average Packed Weight: 670 g, 1 lb 7 oz
Dimensions: 234 x 76 x 51 cm, 92 x 30 x 20 in
Area: 1.7 m2, 18.5 sq ft
Packed Size: 10 x 19 cm, 4 x 7.5 in
Coleman Falcon X1 Coleman Falcon X1 Poles: Scandium Air Hercules with floating inserts
Weight 0.98 kg Height 70 cm Width 125 cm Length 315 cm
Integral Designs Unishelter Exp Bivy Integral Designs Unishelter Exp Bivy bag Average weight 1 lb. 15 oz.
Average weight - metric .88 kilograms
Dimensions 98 (length) x 22 (foot) inches
Dimensions - metric 249 x 56 centimeters
Fabric Coated nylon
Packed size 4 x 18 inches
Luxe X Rocket Luxe X Rocket Sleeps: 1
Doors: 1
Dimensions: 215cm L x 85cm W
Mesh inner dimensions: 216cm L x 85cm W
Height: 112cm
Weight: 950g
Packed dimensions: 20cm L x 12cm Diameter
Marmot Home Alone Bivy Marmot Home Alone Bivy Minimum Weight: 1 lb 10 ozs / 737 g
Packed Weight: 1 lb 12 ozs / 794 g
Area: 19 sq ft / 1.8 sq m
Packed Size: 5 x 19 in / 12.7 x 48.3 cm
Poles: 1 DAC NSL 8.5mm
MSR Carbon Reflex 1 MSR Carbon Reflex  Hyperlight: Comparable to the MSR Hubba in volume, the carbon fiber poles and efficient design make the Carbon Reflex 1 nearly a pound lighter.
Fast Setup: Efficient two-pole design is strong and simple to use.
Livable: Unique geometry provides maximum interior space, front vestibule and zippered rear window access to rear vestibule.
Versatile: Can be set up as a double-wall tent or with just the fly and footprint for a compact, flyweight shelter at just 700g (1 lb. 9 oz.) Review
Nemo GoGo LE

Nemo GoGo LE

Minimum Weight: 2.3lbs (1.0kg)
Packed Weight: 2.8lbs (1.3kg)
Capacity: 1
Frame: AST (Air Supported Technology), 1 2" (5.1cm) diameter Airbeam
Floor: 114" x 41" (290 x 104cm)
Floor Area: 20 sq ft (1.9 sq m)
Interior Height: 27" (69cm)
Vestibule Area: 5 sq ft (0.4 sq m)
Packed Size: 6.5" x 7" dia (17 x 18cm)
Nordisk Telemark 1 ULW
Nordisk ultralight one man tent
Telemark 1 is a very spacious 1 person tent with a surprisingly low weight due to the technical construction and the choice of state-of-the-art fabrics and components. It is available in an aluminium or a carbon version (770g) depending on how important weight is to you.
North Face Back Pack Bivy

North Face Back Pack Bivy

Capacity : 1
Fabric : canopy: HyVent : DT 40D nylon ripstop
Fabric : floor: 40D 210T nylon taffeta, 10000 PU coating
Floor Area : 18.5 ft2 (1.73 m2) 18.5 ft2 (1.73 m2)
Poles : number: 2 diameter: 8.0 mm, 8.5 mm, 9.0 mm
Stuffed Size : 16.5' : x 5" : (42 cm x 13 cm)
Stuffed Size : 16.5' x 5" : (42 cm x 13 cm)
Weight : trail weight: 1 lb 13 oz (0.8 kg) total weight: 2 lb (0.91 kg) : Review
Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy

Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy

Weight: 32.0 oz./907 g
Weight w/o pole: 30.7 oz./870 g
Length: 84 in. / 214 cm
Peak height: 20 in. / 50 cm
Height at feet: 14.5 in. / 37 cm
Width at shoulders: 26 in. / 66 cm
Width at feet: 19 in. / 49 cm
Outer Limits Blade  DAC Featherlite® alloy poles with extruded self-joiners are 15% lighter than aluminium poles of comparable strength
• Lightweight puncture-resistant Ripstop Nylon 6 Duraweave™ floor with 10,000mm water head DWR Polyurethane coating for extra durability and strength.
• 40 Denier Ripstop Nylon walls and fly with a 5000mm hydrostatic water head with added water repellent treatment provides great defence against rain and wind.
• Ultra-fine 20D Nylon No-See-Um insect proof mesh to keep inside cool and dry in hot or humid conditions.
• Weatherproof DryGuard™ Plus double flap to protect zips from driving rain.
• Dry Sack style carry bag so your tent is dry even when you’re not.
Weighs: 1kg
Max Height: 110cm
Floorplan: 250cm x (90 + 50cm)
Packing: 12 cm x 38cm
Pro Action Monodome

I recently used the Pro Action Monodome tent during a camping trip in Italy.
The tent is rather cheap but I found it good quality and perfect for my needs: I was travelling alone and trying to keep as light as possible. Of course, no bells and whistles but I'm the kind of backpacker who doesn’t care for fancy equipment.

Here you find an honest and pretty accurate review.

Review [Source: Elio, Wufoo April 2015]

Sea to Summit Solo Specialist


One entrance and vestibule
Double stitched and bar tacked at all stress points
Fully tape seam sealed
2 x 7075 alloy poles and 6 x hard anodised 7075 alloy pegs
Reflective guys
Internal storage pocket

Weight: 625g
Length: 213cm
Height: 95cm
Width: (outer) 120cm
Width: (inner) 90cm
Packed size: 25cm x 10cm

Groundsheet : Materials: Tyvek, super durable & light
Area: 2.90 m2
Weight: 135g

Six Moon Lunar Solo

Six Moon Lunar Solo

23 oz. - .65k - Ultralight Floor
27 oz. - .76k - Standard Floor

Weight does not include stakes or pole - needs a single hiking pole.

Terra Nova Laser Competition

Terra Nova Laser Competition

Packed Size: 12cm x 46cm
Weight: Minimum 860g / Packed 940g
Person: 1+
Season Rating: 3 Season Backpacking
Waterproof pole sleeve cover included
User range: Ultra lightweight backpacking, Mountain marathons
Pitching: Simultaneous flysheet and inner pitching
Carbon fibre pegs, 4.5g each
8.55mm DAC Featherlite pole

Review | Review

Terra Nova Laser Photon Elite

Weight: 1 lb 11 oz / 765g
Terra Nova Ultra 1   Award winning ultralite tent.  Due for release March 2011.

495 g

Vango Helium Superlite 100 Vango Helium Superlite 100 Capacity: 1 Person
Trail weight: 950g
Total weight: 980g
Pack size: 40 x 10 cm
Pitching time: 7 mins

Review | Review | Review | Review | Australian review

Vaude Solo Bivi

Vaude Solo Bivi

Packed Size: 35x12cm
Weight: 810gm (min) 950gm (max)
Entrances/Vestibules: 1/1
Pegs: 6
Guy Lines: 2
Vaude Power Lizard Vaude Power Lizard people: 2
weight: 1000 g
packed dimensions: 35 x 10 cm

Review | Review