Ultralight backpackers, cycle tourists, and sea-kayakers will appreciate the Specialist shelters: the interior space and comfort of a tent with a lower overall weight and more compact size than many bivis.
Weighing just 625 grams for the Solo, the Specialist are the lightest fully enclosable shelters in their class.
For the shell, we have used Pertex Endurance, a 20D ultra lightweight waterproof breathable nylon fabric in conjunction with a 15D waterproof nylon for the walls, vestibules and the floor. Seam sealed throughout, the Specialists improve waterproof properties while also maintaining impressive breathability. The ultra-fine mesh panel doors keep insects away and allow for maximum ventilation. Optional lightweight Tyvekground sheets are also available for added floor protection.
While the Specialists do have the best waterproof properties for their weight, they are not designed for multiple nights of heavy rain. If you expect heavy rainfalls on your trip please consider taking a double skin tent instead of a shelter.
FEATURES Ultra-light weight — just 22 oz / 625g for the Solo (1 person) The Solo has one entrance and one vestibule. T 15D waterproof nylon walls, vestibule & floor has a 1,200mm waterhead Double stitched and bar tacked at all stress points for strength and endurance Fully tape seam sealed and reflective guy lines Internal storage pocket not offered on many lightweight shelters Optional lightweight Tyvek ground sheets