/ one man tent on a budget
A climbing partner bought one, it lasted a night!
Literally fell apart
I suggest a visit to Argos! We took one of their "Proaction" tents to the Tien Shan and it held up fine.
If you can find one though, I picked mine up as an end of line thing from sports direct for about £40. Aluminium poles, pitch outer first (inner can be pre-attached). Reasonable space inside, and enough space in the porch for boots and rucksack, or can be cooked under in the rain if you have a walking pole spare.
Once swapped with aluminium and titanium pegs, about 1.6kg.
Yes, the Gelert Solo.
I bought one a while back when they cost around 24 quid. I thought it would last a week. In fact, I hoped it would last only a week.
I've used it on a walking trip in the Alps and it's withstood high winds in the Brecon Beacons without problem.
Unfortunately, it's showing few signs of wear.
Mine simply has a saggy inner, otherwise it is fine. Three season only though.
That is a somewhat tweaked version of the one I have, but as you say, it's worth a shot at £36!
Even though it has no guys, the xlite x1 is very stable in strong winds.
Of course, at that price there are problems - there are lighter tents, there is a wear point where the fly meets the pole junction, with the door open rain can drip onto the door.
That said, it is roomy enough to sit up in to get dressed, the door can be either solid fabric or all mesh or anywhere in between (to allow for ventilation or to keep out spindrift/sand). There is lots of spare room by your head for storing stuff inside the tent. And I like the side opening for usability.
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