Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: One-man tents
Re: One-man tents
Mark and Kay Ranzenberger
Sat, 19 Jun 1999 23:02:45 -0400
I have been very pleased with the performance of my REI Nite Lite
backpacking tent. It's billed as a two-person tent, but if I were to put
two persons into it, they'd better not be any bigger than my 40-pound
Tiger Cub and 60-pound Webelos.
Two adults? Well, to quote a famous list member: "heeheeheeheehee"
My Nite Lite is about 5 years old, and has held up very well. REI has
improved the tent, by adding a third hoop to the hoop tent design. It's
available on-line at:
You might also take a look at the Sololight, which seems to be very
similar to my older two-hoop tent. It's available on-line at:
This definitely is a three-season tent, but it's inexpensive, sturdy and
light. The Nite Lite is $145 plus shipping; the Sololight is $109 plus
This isn't a free-standing tent. It does have to be staked. It has some
extra places for stakes, and I needed them when I was dealing with
60-mph winds a few years ago. With a couple of extra stakes, it didn't
SM, Troop 582
Harbor Beach, Mich
"I used to be a Bobwhite"