If you're looking for a luxurious single-person shelter (sounds like a contradiction, right?), try the Mountain Hardwear Sprite. One-person tents may not be for everyone, but everyone can get behind the Sprite.
This is a shelter that is unexpectedly roomy for a one-person shelter, and it packs down so small and light you'll hardly remember you're carrying it in your pack at all.
Mountain Hardwear is a manufacturer that really comes into its own with specialty shelters. They are great at problem-solving with their products. And one of the biggest problems with these small, single-person tents is that they never have enough room.
The Mountain Hardwear Sprite is as light and airy as the fictional forest creature it's named after, but as roomy and tough as any tent on the market.
Some of the Mountain Hardwear Sprite 1 tent's best benefits include:
But not everyone is singing the high praises of the Sprite 1 tent. Here are a few reasons why:
Below, we here at Camping Tent Reviews will go into more detail about these pros and cons in an effort to bring you the best possible picture of this great little tent. And then, with all the facts, you can make an informed decision about whether or not this single-person tent is right for you.
According to various online consumer reviews, the Mountain Hardwear Sprite 1 is beyond easy to assemble. One camper should be able to put up any single-person tent fairly easily. And that is certainly true of this model.
A lot of tents have mesh pockets included in their design, but they are never so beneficial as in a single-person tent where every inch of available space matters. For maps, flashlights, books, or snacks, you can use these pockets in any number of ways to conserve interior area.
With 17.5 square feet on the interior and more than three feet in height at its peak, this is one of the roomiest single-person tents out there.
Apparently, the mesh walls mar pretty easily in this model. However, if you're careful not to scratch them with your boots, pack, or other equipment, this should never be an issue for you.
There have been a lot of negative things said about the Sprite's 5-square-foot vestibule. Yes, this is rather small when compared to a two- or three-person tent's vestibule space, but this is a single-person shelter.
Most one person tents/bivy sacks don't even have a vestibule. If nothing else, use it for your shoes. Whatever you can do to reduce the amount of used space inside will be beneficial.
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This is one of the most spacious single-person tents on the market, and it's incredibly portable, as well. The drawbacks are few (and are even advantages in disguise, in some cases), so don't let them throw you.
The bottom line: the Mountain Hardwear Sprite is a fantastic 1 person tent that will keep you warm in the cold, cool in the heat, and dry in the rain. You really can't do too much better than this. Give it a shot. You'll be glad you did.
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