Lightweight Backpacking Tents at Backcountry Edge

MSR Hubba NX (2014) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2014! The MSR Hubba Hubba NX is the lighter weight next generation of MSR's highly acclaimed Hubba Hubba tent. Designed for two backpackers, the freestanding Hubba Hubba NX weighs 3 pounds, 7 ounces.

MSR
Hubba NX (2014)

  • 1-Person
  • Ligthweight, livable solo shelter
  • Price: $339.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 UL 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2014! A reimagining of a backcountry classic, the Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 UL tent is a feature-rich non-freestanding option for solo backpackers who appreciate comfort, but need to travel as light as possible.

Sierra Designs
Flashlight 1 UL

  • 1-Person
  • Lightweight update to a classic
  • Rating:
  • Price: $299.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Marmot Eos 1P  3-Season Backpacking Tent

Compact, lightweight and sturdy, the Marmot Eos 1P backpacking tent is ideal for thru-hikes or solo outings. A good balance of weight, weather and bug protection, the freestanding Eos 1P is a perfect trail companion for backpackers.

Marmot
Eos 1P

  • 1 Person
  • Lightweight, solo tent
  • Price: $248.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Platinum (2014) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Updated for 2014! Built especially for backpackers determined to have the lightest freestanding shelter possible, the Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Platinum tent weighs in at just 1 pound, 6 ounces!

Big Agnes
Fly Creek 1 Platinum (2014)

  • 1-Person
  • Ultra-lightweight backpacking tent
  • Price: $499.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2014! A reimagining of a backcountry classic, the Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 tent is a feature-rich, non-freestanding option for solo backpackers looking to balance weight and comfort.

Sierra Designs
Flashlight 1

  • 1-Person
  • Update to a backpacking classic
  • Price: $219.94
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Kelty Trail Bivy

New for 2014! Featuring an oversize mummy cut, the Kelty Trail Bivy provides backpackers with a secure, waterproof sleeping shelter that has space for a bag and pad plus a bit of extra wiggle-room.

Kelty
Trail Bivy

  • 1-Person
  • Lightweight, trail-worthy bivy
  • Price: $89.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Mountainsmith Mountain Shelter LT 3-Season Backpacking Tarp

The Mountainsmith Mountain Shelter LT tarp tent provides weather-protection for up to 2 backpackers. Pitching easily with the use of 2 trekking poles (not included) and weighing just under 2 pounds, the shelter can also serve as a spacious solo tent.

Mountainsmith
Mountain Shelter LT

  • 2-Person
  • Lightweight backpacking shelter
  • Price: $129.94
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Mountain Hardwear SuperMega UL 1 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Catering to fast and light solo backcountry travelers, thru-hikers and touring cyclists, the Mountain Hardwear SuperMega UL 1 backpacking tent offers freestanding geometry and full weather protection for one in a 1 pound, 12 ounce package.

Mountain Hardwear
SuperMega UL 1

  • 1-Person
  • Ultralight backpacking tent
  • Price: $350.00
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Kelty Upslope Tarp

New for 2014! The versatile Kelty Upslope Tarp is a trekking pole pitch A-frame tarp tent ideal for backpackers. Also designed to work with Kelty’s TraiLogic gear collection, the Upslope Tarp attaches to the TN2 or TN3 tent to extend the vestibule.

Kelty
Upslope Tarp

  • Backpacking shelter/accessory vestibule
  • Price: $99.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Kelty Classic Bivy

New for 2014! Featuring an oversize rectangular cut, the Kelty Classic Bivy provides backpackers with a secure, waterproof sleeping shelter that has space for a bag and pad plus a bit of extra wiggle-room.

Kelty
Classic Bivy

  • 1-Person
  • Roomy, protective bivy
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  • Price: $89.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
NEMO Switch 1P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2014! The lightweight and versatile NEMO Switch 1P tent can serve as a solo backpacking ground shelter, a bug net on safari or even as a protected sleeping enclosure on top of a cot (not included).

NEMO
Switch 1P

  • 1-Person
  • Unique cot-friendly tent
  • Price: $299.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 1 (2014) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Updated for 2014! The feature-rich Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 1 solo backpacking tent boasts an impressive interior space-to-weight ratio. The balance of weight and performance is sure to appeal to ounce-counters who still appreciate comfort.

Big Agnes
Copper Spur UL 1 (2014)

  • 1-Person
  • Lightweight, livable solo backpacking tent
  • Price: $369.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 1 (2014) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Updated for 2014! The innovative, freestanding Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 1 is an ultra-light enthusiast's dream. Streamlined to cut unnecessary weight, the Fly Creek UL 1 delivers surprising livability at a trail weight of just 1 pound, 10 ounces!

Big Agnes
Fly Creek UL 1 (2014)

  • 1-Person
  • Ultra-lightweight 3-season backpacking tent
  • Price: $329.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
NEMO Veda 1P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Updated for 2014! The lightweight and versatile NEMO Veda 1P is a trekking pole-pitched (trekking poles not included) tent that is ideal for solo backpackers. The 3-season Veda 1P features one door and one vestibule for gear storage.

NEMO
Veda 1P

  • 1-Person
  • Innovative "trekking pole" tent
  • Price: $349.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Exped Mira 1 3-Season Backpacking Tent

With its 3-pole design and lightweight materials, the Exped Mira I is an excellent 3-season backpacking tent. A spacious interior and functional exterior storage space combine to make the Mira I an extremely livable backcountry shelter.

Exped
Mira 1

  • 1-Person
  • Lightweight and roomy
  • Price: $328.99
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Big Agnes Lone Spring 1 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Offering reliable performance at a budget-friendly price, the solo Big Agnes Lone Spring 1 is ideal for 3-season use. The Lone Spring 1 boasts durable construction and livable features like interior mesh pockets, a large door and a spacious vestibule.

Big Agnes
Lone Spring 1

  • 1-Person
  • Versatile, affordable freestanding 3-season tent
  • Price: $199.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 1 (2014) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Updated for 2014! With a packed weight of less than 3 pounds, the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 1 is a lightweight favorite. The shape of the tent provides more usable interior volume than most other one-person tents, making it ideal for solo backpackers.

Big Agnes
Seedhouse SL 1 (2014)

  • 1-Person
  • Classic Big Agnes backpacking tent
  • Price: $279.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy Backpacking Shelter

The fully-featured Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy provides backpackers with a minimalist sleeping space and provides weather protection beneath a canopy of innovative, breathable Gore-Tex Respiration+ fabric. Available in Mojo Blue and Alpenglow.

Outdoor Research
Alpine Bivy

  • 1 Person
  • Feature-laden ultra-light backpacking shelter
  • Price: $239.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Kelty Gunnison 1.2  3-Season Backpacking Tent

While not the lightest 1-person tent on the market, the Gunnison 1.2 is roomy enough for tall hikers to stretch out and provides solid construction and durable weather protection for any solo backpacker.

Kelty
Gunnison 1.2

  • 1-Person
  • Classic Kelty backpacking tent
  • Reg. Price: $179.94
    $143.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
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