Polestar is a sub-1kg, tiny pack size, 1-person tent that pitches using trekking poles so you can pack smaller and lighter and do away with a separate main pole.

Perfect for hiking the South West Coast Path or the Cape Wrath Trail, Polestar has a stable crossed pole design with a durable ripstop flysheet for use in 3 seasons.

Polestar is side-entry, quick to pitch and is compatible with all adjustable or fixed length trekking poles between 120-130cm (optimised for 125cm) It can also be pitched outer only.

Hit the trails.


Save pack space and weight

Pitches using trekking poles to keep pack weight to sub-1kg

Weather beating construction

Crossed-pole design gives superior stability in 3 seasons

Quick to pitch

Clever design goes up easily at the end of a long day

Comfort on the trail

Side entry creates porch space and dual seam roof gives extra head room

Product overview

  • Pitches using trekking poles
  • Stable crossed-pole design
  • Fast to pitch - inner and outer together outer first
  • Compatible with all adjustable and fixed length trekking poles between 120-130cm (optimised for 125cm)
  • Dual seam roof creates extra head room
  • Side entry is easier to get in and out of with spacious porch area
  • Can be pitched outer-only
  • 3 internal storage pockets
  • Mesh door and vent at the footbox and entrance to reduce condensation
  • Optional Polestar footprint available
  • Tent repair kit included
  • 3 year Alpine Bond

Technical details


Total: 980g (excluding footprint)
Flysheet: 430g
Inner: 360g
Footbox pole: 93g
Pegs: 75g
Stuff bag: 21g
Footprint (optional): 150g


Pitched: 210cm x 140cm x 100cm (L x W x H)
Internal: 200cm x 80cm x 90cm (L x W x D)
Packed: 42cm x 11cm


Flysheet: 20D silicone coated ripstop polyester with PU backer
Mesh: D33
Inner: 20D breathable ripstop nylon
Groundsheet: 20D ripstop polyester with PU backer
Footbox pole: 7001 alloy
Pegs: Alloy Y beam (x8)
Zips: YKK size 5
Footprint (optional): 20D ripstop polyester with PU backer

Waterproof rating

Flysheet: 3,000mm hydrostatic head
Groundsheet: 5,000mm hydrostatic head

Sustainability & Care

Environmental impact

Gear you'll love for longer

Polestar is built to last with ripstop nylon used throughout and alloy poles. It'll keep going trip after trip.

Caring for your tent

Clean and dry your tent thoroughly after each use. Never use a washing machine, tumble dryer or jet wash to clean your tent. Spot clean with warm water, mild (non-detergent) soap and a soft sponge. Never use bleach, fabric softeners or other household cleaning products and air dry only.

Tent repair

To make your tent last longer, avoid prolonged UV exposure and repair damage immediately. If you are unlucky enough to rip your tent on a trip, use duct tape or StormSure Tough Tape until you have a chance to repair it properly. For more tent repair tips read our tent care and repair blog.

How to pitch your tent

Runner's World reviews Polestar

The Polestar is an affordable twin-skin hiking pole tent. This is a lightweight but durable model for a very reasonable price, I found it to be ideal for running adventures where I already had my poles with me.

Read the full review here

Author: Keri Wallace

Polestar in action