Building on the Offset Duo released earlier this year, the new Zpacks Offset Solo Tent is a smaller version designed for one person with ample room to spare. According to Zpacks, the Offset Solo provides best-in-class interior space thanks to the addition of the 32″ pole at the foot end of the tent. The extra space provides more space around your feet and is better suited for taller hikers.
The Zpacks Offset Solo Tent is a trekking pole-style tent, so it requires either two hiking poles or two adjustable 48″ tent poles to pitch. Seven stakes are required to pitch the tent, they recommend eight in windy conditions. The two main poles provide uniform room on the head end of the tent, making it easy to sit up, get changed, and move around as needed. The tent is made from Dyneema and has fully enclosed bug netting, taped seams, and a bathtub floor made from a Dyneema fabric that’s almost twice as thick as the canopy for added durability.
The tent is kitted out with everything we’ve come to expect from Zpacks, including magnetic door tabs, zippered storm doors on each side of the tent, 360-degree rain protection, two interior mesh pockets, and multiple tie-outs with LineLoc adjusters and bright Z-Line guylines. The inside of the tent is 94″ (239 cm) long and measures 36″ (91 cm) wide from the head to mid-torso before tapering down to 32″ (81 cm) at the foot, leaving plenty of room for wide sleeping pads with space for gear. It’s designed to pack neatly inside Zpacks’ medium DCF stuff sack, which measures out to 6″ x 12″ and has a 5.6L capacity, but Zpacks says it can easily squish down to 5″ x 11″ in your pack.
The Zpacks Offset Solo Tent ships with a DCF stuff sack, DCF repair tape, two spare zipper sliders, and the 32″ foot-end tent pole. Tent stakes and the two main tent poles/trekking pole are not included, but Zpacks sells 48″ carbon poles for $29.95/each. It comes in four color options: blue, olive drab, burnt orange, and spruce green, and weighs in at 506 grams (17.8oz) without stakes or the two main poles.
The Offset Solo costs $669 USD and is available now from Zpacks.com.
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