If you like to hit the trail solo and you’re serious about saving weight, a one person tent might be the way to go. If you like a little more space, want  to make sure your gear will fit inside your tent, instead of just under the fly, or want the flexibility to invite a friend along, think about stepping up to a two person tent. Here are a few of our favorite solo picks.

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 1

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 1$379.95

Big Agnes’s popular Copper Spur line has been cleverly updated for plenty of space with minimal weight. A high volume hub pole makes set up a breeze and maximizes head room.

Trail Weight: 2lbs 2oz  Floor Area: 20sf  Head Height: 38”

MSR Hubba NX

MSR Hubba NX – $349.95

There’s a reason that the Hubba series is a regular sight on long distance trails. This tent is lightweight, livable, and a breeze to set up. It also come with a compressible widemouth bag that makes it really easy to pack.

Minimum Weight: 2lbs 7oz   Floor Area: 18sf   Head Height: 36”

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL 1

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL 1 – $349.95

This tent offer livability similar to the Copper Spur, but a semi-free standing design shaves weight and volume.

Trail Weight: 1lb 11oz  Floor Area: 20sf  Head Height: 38”

Big Agnes Seedhouse 1

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 1 – $299.95

This one man shelter offers a design similar to the Fly Creek, but uses slightly heavier fabrics to cut down on cost. It makes a great option if you’re looking for a tent that balances weight and affordability.

Trail Weight: 2lb 8oz  Floor Area: 20sf  Head Height: 39”

Marmot Tungsten 1

Marmot Tungsten 1P – $179.00

This simple design offers roomy durability at an unbeatable price. We think this makes a great tent for beginners and anyone who is looking for a high quality tent, but isn’t ready to commit to a pricier ultralight option.

Minimum Weight: 3lbs 8oz   Floor Area: 20sf  Head Height: 38″