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LightHeart Solo

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Tyvek Footprint:Cut slightly smaller than the tent
Tent Stakes:Ti Shepherd Hook Stakes
Zipper Pulls:Orange zipper pulls
Hiking Poles *What hiking poles do you plan to use with this tent?
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Price: $260.00
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    • MADE IN AMERICA.
    • Rain fly comes down to 3 inches off the ground.
    • Color:
      • Cranberry tent with Pewter floor, or
      • Pewter tent with Cranberry floor
      • Camouflage tent with Pewter floor
    • 3500 mm Hydrostatic head 1.1 oz sil-nylon.
    • Roomy 1+ person tent.
    • Fully double walled tent.
    • 3-Season usage.
    • 1 large side entry door with 2-way zipper.
    • Small vestibule to store your boots.
    • Requires seam sealing prior to use.
    • Utilizes trekking poles for setup.
    • Reflective tie out cord.
    • Velcro tabs for ridge pole.
    • Matching stuff sack.

    Its unusual design provides for spacious headroom, The lateral ridge pole connecting the inverted trekking poles allows the entire headroom height to be usable space and makes the tent very stable under wind loads. There is adequate room to store all of your gear inside the tent or have a child or dog join you.

    Bests for hikers under 5'10"

    Optional adjustable aluminum tent poles are available for those who do not use two hiking/trekking poles.

    Optional orange zipper pulls will need to be attached  to the zipper sliders.

    1. Stake out the front and back tips of the tent so that the floor is just slightly taut.
    2. Temporarily, stake out both sides of tent floor – the floor should be in a diamond shape.
    3. Unzip the mesh door and sit inside on the floor of the tent with the 'ceiling' of the tent on top of your head.
    4. Place both hiking poles extended to between 120 cm and 125cm handle first into the tent in front of you.
    5. Insert one trekking pole tip into one side of the ridge pole.
    6. Holding the ridge pole in one hand, raise it to ceiling, while sliding the handle of the trekking pole into position in the center of the side wall panel of the tent. There is Velcro to secure the ridge pole in place.
    7. Slip the second trekking pole tip into the other end of ridge pole and while still holding the ridge pole at the ceiling, slide the second trekking pole handle to its position.
    8. Extend both trekking poles to about 130 cm so that the tent body is taut. Make sure the ridge pole is centered in the ceiling and secured in place with velcro.
    9. If there is any slack in the sidewalls of the tent, and you can't lengthen the trekking poles, re-stake one tip of the tent in a little closer. (Shorten the distance between the 2 stakes).
    10. Take out the two stakes in side corners of tent and use them to now stake out the fly. The fly will come all the way down to the ground. (You may use 2 other stakes and leave the corners staked down.)
    11. There should be no pull lines or wrinkles in the floor when properly set up. Adjust the stakes as needed to get a flat surface.
    12. In a heavy rain or high humidity, silnylon may have a tendency to stretch and sag a little. This is normal and will return to normal.
    13. Extra tie outs on both the tent body and tent fly are provided. These extra tie outs are useful in heavy wind and rain. The tie outs on the tent body (between the window mesh and bathtub floor) should be pulled out only about one inch, so that the bathtub wall is vertical. This will provide extra volume inside the tent at the head and feet.
    14. For cross ventilation, the back rain fly can be rolled up about 2/3 of the way, use the elastic cord and toggle to secure it in place.
    • Use: 3 Season
    • Style: Double Wall
    • Sleeps: 1+
    • Weight: 27 oz before seam sealing.
    • Head Room: 43 in.
    • Pockets: 1
    • Doors: 1
    • Floor Area: 30 Sq. Ft.
    • Vestibule: 3.75 Sq. Ft.
    • Floor Dimensions: L - 133in. W - 65 in.
    • Material: 1.1 oz/sq yd sil-nylon
    • Pole Length: ~ 130 cm.
  • It is easier to seam seal the tent when it is set up. You must use a silicone based seam sealer such as McNett SilNet seam sealer.
    1. Seam seal the fly from the OUTSIDE. Seal the entire ridge line from tip to tip
    2. Seam seal the floor patches from the INSIDE of the tent as well as the seam in the floor.
    3. Seam seal the edges of the bathtub floor for at least one foot from each end of the tent.
    4. It helps to place a few rows of seam sealer along the floor to provide traction.

    You can make your own seam sealer as follows
    • Clear silicone caulk (Purchased at any hardware store.)
    • Mineral Spirits - Commonly used for cleaning paint brushes.
    • Small brush to apply the sealer - a small foam brush works well.

    Dilute Silicone. In a glass jar, mix one part mineral spirits with one part silicone caulk (1 oz mineral spirits and 1 oz silicone should be
    enough.) mix well, mix very well. It can take some time to make it smooth, but just be patient. When mixture is the right consistency, it will
    be smooth and milky, and flow smoothly when applied

Reviews
drbryan, 27.02.2017
Just field tested the Solo, and was very happy with ease of set-up. The site video appears harder then it is, IMHO. The practicality of having an integrated fly and tent is awesome, as those who are used to a separate fly and tent will discover (I did!). I previously owned the BA Copper Spur UL 1 & 2, and the weight savings over both is substantial, as well as ease of set up. Plus, no poles other then your trekking poles to use! That security means a lot, having had one pole break at the hub on a previous tent. I purchased the carbon poles from LightHeart, as I don't use trekking poles. The roominess of this tent is superior to my NEMO Hornet UL 2, which was surprising as that's a 2 person tent! Very pleased!
chowmix, 18.08.2014
Hello. Bought one of your tents a few months ago (Spring 2014). It held up during epic hailstorms and thunderstorms that hit the JMT the last two weeks, and was 100% waterproof (I let you seam seal it). A lot of folks had to bail -- the storms were truly epic even for the Sierra in summer -- but I was snug as a bug. Thanks for great gear!
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