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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 2020 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!


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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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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Nordisk Telemark 1 | £450

  • Weight | 0.83kg
  • Fly Hydrostatic Head | 2,000mm
  • Packsize | 12 x 41cm

Believe it or not, this isn't the lightest tent in our range, but it's pretty close (that honour goes to the Terra Nova Laser Pulse). However, the Nordisk is just the right side of lightweight to still be suitable for mountain weather & terrain where the Terra Nova is a pure race-weight shelter for adbenture racing rather than nights in the wild. Nordisk quality is excellent and our ambassador Mollie Hughes used one of these in the Jordanian desert last year where it put up with a considerable amount of sand being hurled at it by the wind. Tough & ultralight, the Telemark is a great option.
"Weighing less than my water bottle, the Telemark is a brilliant shelter and not too light to be limited by weather." - M Hughes, Tiso Edinburgh

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Hilleberg Soulo | £765

  • Weight | 2.4kg
  • Fly Hydrostatic Head | 5,000mm
  • Packsize | 43 x 17cm

If you camp all year round, on every terrain in every weather, this is the tent you need. The free-standing dome construction is great to pitch on awkward terrain where you can't peg out easily, and the dome design is stable & strong in wind, rain, snow & more. The legendary Hilleberg build quality means it will quite possibly last a lifetime and the innovative roof panel provides loads of ventilation. It isn't the lightest, but if you absolutely need the toughest one-person tent, this is it.
"One for the true explorers. If you need something to keep you alive in hostile conditions, look no further." - A Plumb, Tiso Equipment Buyer

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Hilleberg Akto | £585

  • Weight | 1.7kg
  • Fly Hydrostatic Head | 5,000mm
  • Packsize | 43 x 13cm

The Akto has been around over 20 years, and in that time has won numerous industry & consumer awards. Put simply, it is the best balance of weight, space, pack-size & strength. Hilleberg quality is un-rivalled and designed for the long haul, and the Akto is equally at home on the side of a Munro or the soft green of a campsite. It's simple hoop design is easy to pitch and the squared ends provide extra space and excellent ventilation for the compact size. For the all round adventurer, the Akto is a sound investment.
"What can we say that hasn't been said before? It's just the perfect all round one-man tent." - S Stevanovic, Tiso Equipment Buyer Shop Now

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