A trip into the country or the hills is a great way to take a break from tech and reconnect with the natural world. But for safe adventuring, you need the right equipment. To ensure you can travel light but create shelter for the night, a compact weatherproof tent should be part of your kit. We‘ve rounded up the best 1-person tents around.
This tent promises a time of just 150 seconds to put it up, so you can get out of the weather quickly. At 1.99kg, it won’t weigh you down as you’re hiking either. The seams are taped to keep the rain out, and it’s wind-resistant. There’s a floor area of 223 by 85cm to stretch out in, and the tent is 107cm tall.
If you’re looking for a generously sized 1-person tent, this three-season design could be your ideal travelling companion. It will fit you and a big backpack and could accommodate two at a pinch. Adjustable ventilation keeps the atmosphere inside comfortable and reduces condensation.
Three colour options
Like a little more elbow room than many 1-person tents offer? Then this version could suit. It’ll provide a space that’s 220 by 120cm in its neat footprint. For carrying, it packs up into a bag 42cm long by 12cm diameter, and it weighs just 2kg. This will be a great choice if you enjoy fishing, as well as for hiking trips.
Reflective guy lines
You can erect the inner tent of this design separately and sleep under the stars without being bothered by insects if you’re travelling in warm climes. It offers space to sit up with a high pole arc and has a coated flysheet and floor together with sealed seams to keep water out. The colour of the guy lines prevents them being a trip hazard in the dark.
Out of the elements
At just 1.206kg, this is the lightest tent of our selection, and it packs down to 35 by 13.5cm diameter. It’s designed to withstand strong winds, and the tent poles are made from an aluminium alloy that’s sturdy as well as light. The bright green colour won’t be to every taste, but it’ll certainly stand out.
For fans of getting away from it all in the countryside, the hills, by the riverbank, or even in the garden, a 1-person tent is a must. The Bessport Camping Lightweight Backpacking Tent is comfortably sized for one and made to keep the elements out, plus it shouldn’t take long to put up to get snug for the night.
If you’d like the option to fit in a companion, or simply extra space for you and your kit, the Forceatt Camping Tent could be your number one. It has good ventilation to keep conditions comfortable, too.