The brainchild of renowned backcountry adventurer Andrew Skurka, the Sierra Designs High Route 1 FL solo shelter offers livability, durability, and versatility for use for extended 3-season use. Pitched with trekking poles (not included), the tent saves weight and minimizes packed size.
The shelter consists of a 20D nylon ripstop rainfly and an inner tent body constructed of 15D nylon, no-see-um mesh, and a 30D nylon ripstop floor. Both the fly and the floor have PE treatments that ensure full weather protection. The inner tent measures 90” x 48” and provides 18.8 square feet of space. The fly creates ample protected exterior storage for packs, boots, and other gear. Minimalist backpacker can pitch the rainfly like a floorless tarp and enjoy 36 square feet of interior space.
NOTE: The High Route 1 FL is not freestanding and does require trekking poles. Integrated guyout points and obvious pole placement make pitching the tent surprisingly easy with a little practice. An offset design allows easy entry to the interior of the shelter which isn’t always the case with trekking pole-pitched tents. Lighweight aluminum J stakes are included to ensure a secure, taut pitch.
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- Non-freestanding pyramid-inspired design
- Tight catenary cut ridgeline
- Pole-reinforced vertical doors
- Generous dimensions and steep wall angles
- 36 square feet of highly usable interior space
- Both side doors can be guyed out in calm conditions to improve ventilation
- In stormier weather, 5-inch awning vents maintain ventilation
- Doors can be opened from the top using two-way zippers, while remaining protected by the awning
- Tarp and bug nest can be used separately
- Vertical offset poles do not block the entrances or split up the sleeping area
- Simple, intuitive, and fast pitch
- The tarp should be set up first, which keeps the bug nest dry
- Bug nest connects to the tarp with hook-and-ring system
Best Use Backpacking, Mountaineering Warranty Limited Lifetime Average Min Weight 2 lb, 5 oz Average Packed Weight 2 lb, 12 oz Interior Height 43" Floor Area 18.8 sq ft Floor Dimension 90" x 30" Vestibule Area 17.3 sq ft Doors 2 Pole Type Trekking Poles (not included) Number of Poles 2 (not included) Freestanding n/a Clips or Sleeves Hook-and-ring internal clips Interior Storage n/a Material Fly: 20D Nylon Ripstop, WR/1500mm PE
Floor: 30D Nylon Ripstop, WR/3000mm PE
Body: 15D Nylon and No-See-Um mesh
Seam Sealed Yes
Real Customer Reviews
- Very lightweight, easy to setup, fly first.
Likes: I like how light it is since it uses trekking poles. I had it in some pretty windy weather and it held up well. You set this up fly first, so it's good for setting up in the rain.
Dislikes: None yet
- The best non-free standing one person tent on the market
3)weight to volume
I have pyramid-type a tent and I have to say that SD High route 1 is a shelter which eliminats all the cons of a traditional pyramid and ads a lot of great things like massive vestibules along the nest of the shelter, height of the ceiling, ability to porch both doors and two-door-two vestibules design.
Dislikes: 1)colour(it would have been better if they had made it in less bright colours to make it easier to hide)
2) weight comparing to the ligher 1 person tents
3) for some people trekking pole shelters aren't a choice
Speaking about weight I have to mention weight but that weight penalty is insignificant. On my scales without skates and two additional guy outs it weights 970 grams, and my pyramid 815, but the different in volume is undoubtable.
Colours are bright and it is great, but if you want to hide You would be better to find another shelter.
- Setup is very easy compared to other Trekking pole shelters!
Likes: Love the setup vs. other trekking pole shelters and that the poles don't block the doors.
Full 360 degree coverage if weather is bad. Great use of footprint for usable area.
Very good Weight to price ratio.
Burrito Stuff sack is amazing~!
Dislikes: Wish it had a footprint/floor only option for non buggy season. ( I am going to have to make my own)
- My new favorite tent
Likes: I can sit up in the bug enclosure
Plenty of room for 6 ft man
Kept me dry in heavy rain even with a door propped open
Dislikes: Slight learning curve with setup
V stakes to easily dislodge
- Great tent
Likes: easy to set-up, roomy for a 1 person tent, multiple configurations
- Good, but...
Likes: I like the design and will likely purchase it again when I begin doing multi-day backpacking trips.
Dislikes: It's too complex for the little trips I do with my kids. But by no means too complex for the average backpacker. Like I said, I'll likely be getting this when I start doing multi-day backpacking trips.
- Interesting design
Likes: It’s has plenty of head room. Easy to setup. I like using trekking poles instead of carrying extra poles.
Dislikes: It’s rather bulky and It struggles in the wind. I returned it for a refund due to these issues.
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