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TOP ONE-PERSON TENTS OF 2021

Is there anything better than waking up in the wild to a view all your own? To sipping tea inside your sleeping bag while watching the sunrise? Ok, we can't guarantee such perfect camping conditions, but there is a joy that comes from wild camping, and solo nights in the wild are just plain good for the soul.

This season, we've got a stupendous range of tents to suit every use, condition & budget. Plus, if you visit us in-store we can pitch any tent for you to see and compare. Our staff are fanatical about camping and like nothing more than spending an hour discussing tents, so make sure to tap their knowledge! In the meantime, here's our top picks for 2021 one-person wild camping.

A massive thank you to the nice people at Comrie Croft for allowing us to pitch all our new season tents! The Croft is a great destination for every type of camper with meadow, woodland & campervan pitches, teepee accomodation, plus some fantastic mountain bike trails for novice to expert, a brilliant cafe & farm shop, excellent facilities, and all set in a beautiful area of Perthshire. Go and visit, you won't regret it!

BEST ON A BUDGET

Vango Nevis 100 | £90

  • Weight | 1.7kg
  • Fly Hydrostatic Head | 3,000mm
  • Packsize | 46 x 14cm

You don't always need to spend loads of money to get great kit. The Nevis 100 is a superb value 1-man tent that packs pretty small, making it ideal for fast & light missions, cycle touring and more. The simple hoop design is easy to pitch with plenty of ventilation & a surprising amount of space inside. At only £90, this is all you need to get started with wild camping.
"I've found this one man shelter to be good enough for most Scottish weather & very well made" - T McKenzie, Tiso Customer Services

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BEST ALL ROUNDER

MSR Elixir 1 | £215

  • Weight | 2.1kg
  • Fly Hydrostatic Head | 1,500mm
  • Packsize | 48 x 15cm

The Elixir range from MSR has long been one of our favourites. Sturdy construction, strong fabrics and plenty of space inside make it perfectly suited to a few nights getting away from it all. It isn't the lightest, but it's balance of space-to-weight-to-cost is second to none. Also, it's a dream to pitch with its clever one pole system and comes with a footprint for extended use in one location or extra ground protection in wet weather.
"For the money, I've found the MSR absolutely fantastic. It's so easy to use, reliable & has so much useable space!" - R Wilson, Tiso Marketing

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GOING LIGHT

Vango F10 Hydrogen | £599

  • Weight | 0.7kg
  • Fly Hydrostatic Head | 2,000mm
  • Packsize | 20 x 10cm

After many years of research and development by the Project Hydrogen team, the F10 Hydrogen Air is the world's lightest twin skin tent with AirBeam technology. The stable structure is easy to inflate with a small bike pump and is therefore great for lightweight hiking or bikepacking trips. The highly compressible structure packs away easily into small rucksacks and bikepacking bags, and the whole tent weighs just 0.7kg - that's the same as a can of Irn Bru and a packet of tablet!

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TOUGHEST

Lightwave S15 Sigma | £649

  • Weight | 1.3kg
  • Fly Hydrostatic Head | 20,000mm
  • Packsize | 50 x 14cm

If you camp all year round, on every terrain in every weather, this is the tent you need. The single wall construction makes for low weight and quick pitching, and the dome design is stable & strong in wind, rain, snow & more. The X-tek fabric manages condensation for an always "dry to the touch" internal wall for fast packing away. It isn't the lightest, but if you absolutely need the toughest one-person tent, this is it.

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OUR PICK

Lightwave S10 Sigma | £599

  • Weight | 1.12kg
  • Fly Hydrostatic Head | 20,000mm
  • Packsize | 45 x 12cm

The s10 has the same X-Tek technology as the S15, which is carbon coated to absorb moisture and remove it so it is dry to touch. Put simply, it is the best development of single skin technology out there and keeps the weight low and pitching quick. The lack of an inner fabric allows more space to keep your kit inside with you and gives that bit of extra headroom many will appreciate on a longer journey. It's simple 2-pole design is easy to pitch and if necessary in a pinch, can be freestanding except for the vestibule. For the all round adventurer, the S10 is a sound investment.
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