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LightHeart SoLong 6 -

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Awning Pole:carbon fiber awning pole
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: $298.00
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 Camouflage and Steel Blue SoLong 6 tents are out of stock until October.


  • The SoLong 6 is SO long, that hikers over 6’8” will fit comfortably in this tent. Made in America - Exclusively.
    • Made in USA.
    • Optional tent poles sold separately.
    • Designed for the ‘big & tall’.
    • Weight 2 lb.
    • Awning fly with zipper on front.
    • standard fly with zipper on back.
    • 2 large side entry door with 2 way zipper.
    • 45 inches of head room.
    • 100 inches long.
    • 55 inches wide in the center, tapers to 30 inches at each end. 
    • 8 inch bathtub floor.
    • Corners are boxed off with carbon fiber stays that are sewn into the corners so that there is no possibility of the corners collapsing.
    • Line Lock's on all 4 corners for precision tensioning of tent.
    • One pocket.
    • Two Ridge vents.
    • All seams double stitched
    • Requires 6 stakes.
    • 3-season, fully enclosed, roomy 1+ person.
    • Hybrid single/double wall 
    • Uses a pair of trekking/hiking poles for setup (not included). 
    • Includes ridge pole, stuff sack and reflective tie-out cord. 
    • Imported fabric, silicone coated both sides,  30D ripstop nylon 66 with hydrostatic head over 3500mm.  1.4oz / Sq Yd. (after coating).
    • Requires seam sealing prior to use.
    • Small vestibule to store your boots. 
    • 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 so much room in this tent that 2 ‘regular size’ people can share it. 
    • Stakes and awning pole sold separately
    • Camouflage version only has non-reflective (solid black) webbings and non reflective tie out cord.
    • Optional orange zipper pulls will need to be attached  to the zipper sliders.
    1. Stake out the 4 corners of the tent keeping the floor slightly taut. Make sure sides are squared off and parallel. 
    2. Unzip the mesh door and sit inside on the floor of the tent with the ‘ceiling’ of the tent on top of your head. 
    3. Place both trekking poles extended to between 120 cm and 125 cm handle first into the tent in front of you. Insert one trekking pole tip into one side of the ridge pole. 
    4. 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. 
    5. 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. 
    6. 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. 
    7. Step out of the tent and adjust the Line Locks at the 4 corners as needed so that the corners are standing upright and there is no slack in the end walls of the tent. 
    8. Now stake out the fly using the tie out cords provided. The fly will not come all the way down to the ground. It should be 4 inches off the ground to allow airflow under the fly. 
    9. In a heavy rain or high humidity, silnylon will have a tendency to stretch and sag a little. This is normal, you can extend the hiking poles a little to tighten the tent and/or re-stake the tent. 
    10. For the AWNING, place the awning pole in the pocket at the tip of the awning, and adjust the placement of the pole so the awning is taut. There is a tie out loop with a line lock at the top of the pole pocket that will need to be staked out. 
    11. To lower the awning for 'storm mode’ remove the awning pole (do not remove the stake to the tie out cord for the awning) and attach a small carabiner to the loop of the line lock, (at the tip of the awning) and the 2 loops that are about 18 inches from the tip of the awning. Tighten the tie out cord going to the tip of the awning so that the fly is now folded and the awning looks the same as the regular fly side. 
    12. There is a small loop at the top of the awning, and an elastic cord with a toggle on the underside of the awning, you can roll the awning up for full views and ventilation by securing the toggle to the loop on the outside of the tent.
      • Use: 3 Season
      • Style: Hybrid -Double/Single wall
      • Sleeps: 1 or 2
      • Weight: 2 lb.
      • Head Room: 45 in.
      • Pockets: 1
      • Doors: 2
      • Ridge Vent: 2
      • Floor Area: 30 Sq. Ft.
      • Vestibules: (2) 5.4 Sq. Ft.
      • Floor Dimensions: L - 100 in. W - 55 in. in center and tapers to 30 in. at each end.
      • Material: 3500 mm hydrostatic head waterproof fabric, 1.1 oz silicone impregnated ripstop nylon (silnylon)
      • Pole Length: ~ 130cm.
      • Stakes Required: 6

Keane Bean, 13.07.2017
Great tent. I was able to fit 2 people in this tent for a 40 mile section along the AT. I'm 5'10", 190 lbs and my cousin is 5'6" 150 lbs. We both fit very well with no crowding or overlap. Gear stayed dry stored in the vestibule. Rained 3 out of the 4 nights, not a drop inside. No condensation on the 80 degree nights. Easy set up and quick to dry and break down. Highly recommend this tent. Perfect for hiking and light packing!
Walksomemore, 14.06.2017
Hi Folks!!! Just a quick note about my Solong 6..... This is my fourth (yes, fourth) season with this gem of a shelter! First there was the thru hike (well, almost - my knee blew up in New York), but the Solong stayed the course! Secondly, after recovery, I began cycling - tok it to Florida for a 1000-mile tour, great shelter and perfect companion there (plus some various short hikes).. Last year, this Solong went with me to the North CArolina Mountains-To-Coast ride -- a gruelling, long, 400-ile-plus bike marathon across NC from the TN line to Atlantic Beach - and still, the Solong performed magically! Then, there was that Bike-thruhike of Uwharrie Forest, when I finally broke down and bought the 'packable poles' for the tent. Again, perfect pitch and great shelter.... although this tie, a small cinder manager to punch a pinhole into the tent - EASILY fixed with a dollop of silicon sealant! And jus this week, as a kickoff to the '17 season, a great 3-day bike trip into the interior of NC,camping and riding many miles. Perfect again! I cannot tell you enough good about this thing! lightweight at 19 oz, packable into bike panniers, and the pole accessory is the BOSS!!! Keep up the great work, and show this to anyone who is 'on the fence about this unique and ingenius design! Cheers! Will send a pic to accompany. Thx and Cheers!
enghiandoni, 13.06.2017
I love this thing. I spent a week of constant pouring rain and moderate winds, and was completely dry. The ground was a complete puddle, but nothing soaked thru the bottom. My one criticism is the stakes that can be purchased with the tent. They don't provide enough grab to keep everything together in wet ground. I ended up purchasing some that had a three-prong shape that worked much better. I would suggest using something like that instead.
Cpatellis, 12.06.2017
Just received my Solong 6 in the mail today. Within 10 minutes of laying everything out for the first time I had it set up and ready to camp. I am really excited to get this thing out on the AT in 3 weeks!

Thank you to Judy and everyone else at LightHeart Gear!
kstorey, 22.01.2017
I love this tent. It helped me through my hike of the AT in 2015. Now, with very minimal repair (just a zipper and reseal), I hope that it will help my through a trek of the PCT this year. I am a 5' 7" female, but I really enjoyed the extra space. I was able to bring my pack and everything else in with me and have some space to lay things to dry. Also, it afforded me some much-appreciated privacy when camping with others. It kept me as dry as I could hope during multiple days of rain and cool during super hot summer nights. I would highly recommend this tent to anyone searching for a durable, lightweight, and spacious option.
petermc, 22.09.2016
Dear Judy, The SoLong 6 is a fantastic product. I am 52 years old and I researched and prepared for two years to commence hiking the PCT, and decided upon the SoLong 6 as my shelter. The three other members of my party decided on bivy sacks. Earlier this week we reached Section L which is the northern most section of the trail which terminates in Manning Park, Canada. The temperature was cool and in the low 50’s. By about 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, we summtited Cutthroat Pass and with clouds overhead, the wind kicking up, and the temperature dropping we decided to find a camp within the next mile. We found a nice spot as the snow flurries started. The weather had predicted a low of 32, and a 10% chance of precipitation. Although I am a strong believer in “leave-no-trace” camping, the conditions merited a fire. By the time we finished eating, the wind was a sustained 10 – 15 mph and it was fluctuating between clear and heavy flurries. We retired to our shelters. I tucked my backpack and boots up under the awning and crawled into the tent. Although my bag is only rated to 30 degrees, I was quite comfortable with little wind getting through and/or under the fly and awning. Sleep came quickly. Somewhere in the middle of the night, I awoke to the sound of light snow blowing against the tent. I rolled over and went back to sleep. When I awoke, it was light. I looked out from under the awning to see a ½-inch of snow on the ground and light snow continuing to fall. I noticed some sagging in the roof and some moisture on the inside of the roof – but only a hand-full of drops had made it into the tent by my feet. When I got out, I could see the sagging was caused by the accumulation of snow on the roof. Of course, silnylon stretches when it gets wet – but I had been too busy sleeping to prevent the dripping by resetting the poles and stakes, so the fact there was moisture inside was no surprise, and the fact that there was so little is a testament to how great your product is! I made my way over to where my colleagues were camped but they were not in their bivy sacks, so I went over to where we has set up the fire which was up against some large boulders. There they were huddled around the fire. They were miserable. None of them slept well, and one was in a little bit of trouble. His bivy sack was supposed to have sealed at the factory but had not been, and he made the serious mistake of not testing it before we left. His down sleeping bag has soaked through and his clothes on one side were wet. It was still snowing on and off. The temperature was in the low-to-mid 20’s, and with the wind chill, I figured that it was in the mid-teens. We concluded it was not safe for him to continue, since the weather had predicted precipitation for the next day, and we could not guarantee that he would be able to dry things out. I thought very seriously about continuing on alone because I was completely confident in my gear – particularly my SoLong 6. But in the end – we followed the rule of staying together. Before I broke down the tent to pack, I gave it a couple of “twangs” which knocked the snow off and most of the water drops. Then, I shook it a half-dozen times and most of the rest of the water came off. Indeed, I was amazed that after rolling it up and putting it back in the stuff-sack, it felt like it weighed only a little more than usual which I though was incredible since it maintained its ultralight quality – even after snow and rain! We managed to hike down and hitch a ride into Mazama, where we called the person who was supposed to pick us up in Canada to come get us. I predict that in the very near future you will be getting orders from two of my colleagues for two SoLong 6’s. My other colleague is former Special Forces and will never give up his bivy – even if he knows the SoLong 6 is 10x better! I never write comments or reviews. But this product is very, very special. Don’t hesitate to buy this product! It exceeded my expectations and kept me safe in conditions beyond its purpose. Truly awesome.
adam, 14.06.2016
Hey Judy,

I don't often write reviews or testimonials, but the Solong 6 is something special. I've taken my Solong 6 on a handful of trips now, and I have to say, I've never owned such a nice tent. I'm a big guy - 6'6" and a bit over 300 lbs. As you can imagine, it's hard to find a backpacking tent that fits me well, which is actually how I found the Solong 6. The 'vaulting' at the corners, raising the roof by a few inches, really opens up the tent and keeps you from feeling claustrophobic when lying down. The width at the middle of the tent is perfect for sitting up and stretching out a bit, and gives a good bit of floor space for anything you want to take into the tent with you. I take my 65lb black lab with me backpacking, and he's totally happy to tuck down by my feet, so he doesn't get in the way at all. I think you have found the perfect balance between weight, materials, and size!

A recent trip went a little haywire, and that's when the Solong 6 really shined. I was night-hiking with my dog and girlfriend over some steep ridgelines in Big Sir, California, and after reaching an approved camp site for the night, I began building camp. Completely exhausted, I stumbled on a root and fell directly ontop of the tent! I thought the carbon fiber awning pole would have snapped, or maybe one of the interior poles would be damaged, but the poles all fell flat immediately, and myself and the tent were unharmed! After recuperating and getting the tent up, we discovered that the site had absolutely no trees for my partners hammock system. Drats! With me and the large dog in the Solong 6, she thought she would be camping on the ground. Instead, I invited her to sleep with me in the tent! She crawled in and got comfortable, and I crawled in after her. The dog never moved an inch, he was tuckered out. To my surprise, we fit! We both enjoyed a dry and bug free night of sleep, and intend on using the Solong 6 for all three of us in the future! I swear, this tent is a near-miracle.

The only modification I made was wrapping a single layer of Vetrap (self-adherent bandage tape) around the interior PVC ridge pole connector. The wrap makes the PVC grip the tent fabric. This made setup a lot easier, and makes the velcro tabs almost unnecessary (but good insurance once the tent is taught). You might consider pre-wrapping the PVC - or offering it as a tip to buyers., 31.03.2016
Great Light weight tent. I have had my solong 6 for four years and love it still. lots of room since I hike solo and want room inside my tent for all my gear, no problem there. I have used in multiple times on the AT, taken on the JMT and the Benton Mackay Trail. It has performed very well. I couldn't be happier with my SoLong 6.
longsteps, 22.03.2016
At 6'7 I thought I would be stuck with a tarp and bivy for life... then along came the Solong 6 and stole my heart! I've spent literally hundreds on different shelter setups before finding this gem. It provides the views and ventilation of a tarp with netting to keep the bugs out and a bathtub floor that cannot be compromised by sliding sleeping pads. If you ask them to seam-seal the tent they even add silicone to the floor to prevent such sliding, very thoughtful! As light and pack-able as any other tarptent on the market, however the space to weight ratio is incredible and it seems to be more burly than other tarptents I've struggled to squeeze into. The awning pole provides a vestibule that is big enough to store your pack and shoes and still have room to cook under with no fear of burning down your tent. Tall hikers rejoice! This one is a keeper!
philbio75, 04.03.2016
I received my Solong 6 a few days ago. I have only set it it up in my yard so far, but am very pleased with it. I have used a SMD Lunar Solo for several years, it's held up well but I've never had a "perfect pitch" alway had one side or corner sagging even with trying many variations. It was always a little short also. The first time I set up the LHG Solong it went up perfectly! Im 6'3" and have tons of room with my gear inside. Top notch quality. I would recommend LHG to anyone in the market for tent!
sethern, 19.02.2016
Love this tent. I got the Solong 6 to take on my 2016 Appalachian trail thru-hike. I have pulled this tent out on 12 shakedown hikes now and love it. The tent comes in at just over 2 lbs with the stakes that I already had. The Solong 6 sets up supper fast and is easy to setup in the rain with out getting the inside of the tent soaked. I chose to have it seam sealed and have yet to find any water getting into the tent from rain. Had it out in a few snow storms here in Ohio. The tent held up great. I did have a little condensation but not as bad as my last tent. I am very happy with the tent and would buy again. My only wish is that I was not too cheap to buy the awning pole.
Frankenstein, 08.01.2016
My favorite piece of gear. Used it on my 2014 AT thru hike, and it was everything I needed and more. Never had an issue finding a place to set 6 stakes in the ground. Other hikers with the same tent raved about it as well. I'm 6'3" and had plenty of room inside for myself and all of my gear. Loved using the awning on cold/wet day so I could cook meals and never leave my sleeping bag. Plan on using it on my 2016 PCT thru hike attempt.
mike foust, 03.10.2015
I wanted to brag a bit on your Solong 6 tent. I’ve had mine for three years now and have used it everywhere from the Grand Canyon to the Wonderland Trail to the Smokies and it has always performed. I just got back from doing the Maroon Bells 4 Pass Loop and it
handled rain, wind and sleet with no problems (I kept it in the storm mode and used the tie downs for the first time ever). I’m always looking at other’s gear, but have yet to see anything that comes close to the space, light weight, and functionality. Great job., 15.09.2014
I was able to test this tent in a 25MPH wind without anything in it and it stayed completely intact the whole night. I used it on the AT through several sever thunderstorms and stayed dry with the tent intact each night. My boots even stayed dry under the vestibule! I would like to try tying out the side panels put didn't have the the line to do it at the time. I'm 6'5" and was able to pull my pack in with me each night no problem. Extremely spacious and stable. Love the two pole support system. Great design!
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