The Soloist is a lightweight, compact and stable backpacking tent with plenty of head room for multi-day wilderness adventures or extended bike tours. Now available in a longer length option.

  • Low weight and compact pack-size for backpacking/bikepacking
  • Tall enough to sit up in and comfortable over multiple days
  • Stable and free-standing single pole structure that’s quick to pitch

The Soloist uses lightweight fabrics and short pole sections to create a compact package weighing just 1.2kg (1.3kg for the XL) and packing down to the size of a bottle of wine. This allows you to keep your overall pack-size down, makes it easier to stow on your bike, and keeps your luggage weight low and your enjoyment levels high on multi-day trips.

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Pitching inner-first with a single hubbed pole, the Soloist XL is quick and easy to pitch for one person. The self-supporting semi-geodesic structure is stable in bad weather and allows the tent to pitched pretty much anywhere with just 6 pegs.

Multiple pitching options give you the versatility to pitch with just the flysheet and footprint together (in insect free regions) or just the inner tent (insect-heavy but dry), potentially saving even more weight when the conditions allow.

‘Liveable space’ becomes ever more important with each passing day of a backpacking/bikepacking trip. Stretching the length of the tent, the pre-bent single pole significantly increases the useable space inside the tent. Unlike many backpacking tents this gives you enough room to sit up, get changed or lie and read on wet mornings.

The porch is large enough for muddy boots and a rucksack and there’s a hanging loop for your headtorch or Lampray.

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Key Features

  • Low weight and compact pack-size for backpacking/bikepacking
  • Tall enough to sit up in and comfortable over multiple days
  • Free-standing semi-geodesic structure is more stable in bad weather
  • Single-hubbed pole design is quick and easy to pitch for one person
  • Useable porch space for muddy boots, internal stash pockets and a hanging loop
  • Multiple pitching options with just the inner or flysheet and footprint combined
  • Also available in a longer length option
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats


Total (exc. footprint)1200g1318g
Optional footprint:128g 153g

Packed Dimensions

42cm x 12cm (Regular) / 44cm x 13 cm (XL)

Pitched Dimensions

Internal Length: 200cm (Regular) / 220cm (XL)
Internal width: 95cm (widest at front, tapers to 77cm at the back) 
Internal height: 95 cm
External Length: 270cm (Regular) / 290cm (XL)
External Width: 100cm
External Height: 100cm


Outer: 20 d Silicone coated Ripstop Polyester with PU backer. (HH: 3,000 mm)
Inner: 20 d Nylon Breathable Ripstop
Mesh: D33 mesh
Floor: 20 d Ripstop Polyester PU (HH: 5,000 mm)
Poles: 7001-T6 alloy
Pegs: 11 x ‘V’ shaped alloy pegs

Origin: China

Care & Environmental Advice

Product Care Information

Clean and dry your tent thoroughly after each use. Never use a washing machine, tumble dryer or jet wash to clean your tent. Car washes are also frowned upon. 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.

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. Find out more in our Tent Care and Repair Spotlight.


The Details

Soloist in action