Recommended Backpacking Tents for One Person

If you are looking for a new backpacking tent for one person, these are the tents that I’ve used and recommend, including two trekking-pole style tents, and two semi-freestanding options. 

To learn more about types of backpacking tents, features to consider, and more, view my Guide to Backpacking Tents.

Tarptent Aeon Li backpacking tent

Tarptent Aeon Li – the Aeon Li is a single-wall trekking pole style tent made from Dyneema fabric that weighs 1 lb 7 oz (with the optional support pole, 6 stakes, and stuff sacks for the tent and stakes). I’ve used this tent for over four years and it’s my top choice when every ounce counts. To learn more, check out my review of the Aeon Li tent.


Tarptent Moment DW backpacking tent

Tarptent Moment DW – a double-wall tent made from durable 30 denier silnylon, the Moment has two doors and vestibules and only requires two stakes. The inner is clipped to the rainfly so it stays dry during set up. A low cost option at $299.00, the Moment weighs 2 lbs 2 oz. To learn more, check out my review of the Moment DW tent.


REI Flash Air 1 backpacking tent

REI Flash Air 1  – another single-wall trekking pole style tent, the Flash Air 1 is made from silicone-coated nylon fabric. The Flash Air 1 has slightly more floor space than the Aeon Li, but less storm worthiness, and it weighs 2 lbs 2 oz. Retails for $279.00, although REI frequently offers sales for their product lines. To learn more, check out my review of the Flash Air 1.


Big Agnes Tiger Wall 2 backpacking tent

Big Agnes Tiger Wall 2 – while this is a 2-person tent, it’s a very spacious and feature-rich option for one person. The Tiger Wall is semi-freestanding, and is one of the lightest double-wall 2 person tents available, at 2 lbs 8 oz. This is my top pick when I’ll be spending more time at camp. It retails for $449.95. Full review coming soon.

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