Rated 4 out of 5 by cornstalk A nice tent if you don't mind a tight fit.
I've used this tent on two summer backpacking trips to the Sierras. It is lightweight and easy to put up and take down, and on my first trip, it fared as well as much pricier tents in a windy, drenching rainstorm. However, it is very small and if you are even slightly claustrophobic you may find the tight quarters disturbing. The vestibule can accommodate boots and a 65-liter pack if wedged in on its side. Given the overall good performance of the tent, I'm considering graduating to the 2-person model.
August 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trubrit Excellent Tent
I am absolutely thrilled with this tent. It is everything that I wanted it to be.
First and foremost, it is easy to assemble.
Second in importance, it it warm and snug. I camp up in the canyon, where there is ever a wind blowing, but inside my tent, I am snug and warm.
Third, it is small. I wanted small. I don't want to be seen, so I pitch this little beauty behind fallen trees, or brushy brush, and I'm quite hidden away.
I have only come across one con, and that is the zipper on the fly, It catches in the material, and I have to fiddle to get it un-caught. That is annoying when I want to look out quickly at something.
So, all in all, I give this five stars, as I can live with the one con.
I am a very happy camper.
June 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by OldSmokey Great tent
I used this tent this past weekend, and absolutely loved it. Plenty of length and width for me (5'11/165). Inside height was close, but had no issues dressing or undressing. Ample vestibule. Fellow hiker had new BA nearly identical, and liked the Microlight. Basically the same tent he had, dimensionally and weight, but about half the cost. Great tent. Will be my go-to shelter.
May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MRDoe very compact
Not a bad tent for the price. Back packing tents are small on the inside. This may not be for you if you do not like small spaces. It has a strong frame and is light weight. I am over six foot 240 not much room left inside. There are not lighter tents for this price, the next shelter down would be a tarp. It is worth the money to keep the bugs and mice off you at night. This is the best tent out there for one person, if it is to small purchase the two man tent. You only need six tent pegs to save weight. I did purchase lighter tent pegs that are twisted to grip the ground better.
May 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Newtraveller Great, Light 1 Person Tent--Microlight FS-1
Fast Shipping from LL Bean, easy and fast to setup (instruction inside bag). Stayed very dry on rainy bike touring inside packed bag. Very compact in size and weight when packed.
April 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fertlein fast and light
After spending a few nights in AT over-crowded shelters, surrounded by grunting, snoring and smelly men, I decided that I needed a tent. Bought this one after a lot of research. Used it, and what a relief! I'm 5'4" so I fit in it fine, along with my gear. It is easy to erect and to take down. The inside pocket is handy for glasses and flashlight. The first time I used it was on the AT in MD, where a neighborhood party at the shelter lasted until 3 AM. Couldn't wait to leave in the morning! The tent obliged by practically packing itself. I exaggerate, but seriously, it is that easy to disassemble. Have not used it in rain, but hope to pretty soon. I am not the strongest person at the gym by a long shot, but carrying it on long hikes was no problem. For a ground cloth I used an old shower curtain, cut down.
March 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by TheTallSwede Snug, comfy, easy.
I love this tent. I am 6' 4" and this is the only 1-person I've ever fit in (I don't fit in many 2-persons). Set-up is a snap as is take down. The sack has extra room so you don't have to be perfect when rushing to pack-up in the rain or in 80 mph sleet. I love that the tent, fly, and footprint can be set up in any order. I have practiced, though never needed, setting up the rain fly first, crawling in, and setting up everything else while staying dry. The vestibule is the right size to shield your bag while leaving enough room to cook or to roll over and relieve yourself out the door.
My only complaints are that there really should be more mesh pockets (only one very very small one) and that it is pretty heavy for its size (compared to other 1-persons).
Overall I am definitely getting my money's worth. This tent has kept me sheltered in the worst New England has to offer (80 mph on Mt. Washington in Winter) and I will be taking it with me to Yosemite this New Years.
November 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LAEJ Great little backpacking tent
Easy to set up, light and snug. I am not a big person so it fit just right. Brought on a backpack to the White Mts, did not experience any rain but there was significant morning dew and I was quite dry. A good 3 season tent.
September 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Backpackergal Tent is Great
I bought this tent because I did not have a freestanding solo tent. I am sold on this tent now. I set it up in my backyard during a recent summer monsoon storm with wind and rain and it stayed bone dry inside. Bought the footprint because I backpack in the Grand Canyon often where the ground is rocky. Glad I did because the bottom of the tent seems thin. The tent would probably hold up fine because of the durable fabric, but it will protect my investment. The tent is light and packs up very small. Reason for four stars is because the stakes are heavy. Minor nitpick, but important when every ounce counts.
August 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by bebbe Tiny, Tiny
This tent is amazing. the poles are light and short, good for small packing, like in a bike saddlebag.
But it's very very small. I am only 5'7" and it seemed too small. I only had a daybag style backpack and it fit pretty well at my feet, but still the tent was too small.
Maybe I am a little claustrophobic!
The height is also short,making it hard to dress without touching the walls, and in the morning the condensation inside the fly comes right through the mesh tent walls if you even brush against them. You cannot sit up.
Good for petites?
August 4, 2014