LightHeart Solo Awning
For a limited time only
The LightHeart Solo Awning
Only 28.5 oz. and 30 sq. ft. of floor area; the Solo Awning has adequate room to store all of your gear inside the tent. The patented center ridge pole provides full use of measured headroom and allows users to sit up and change clothes comfortably.
US Patent No. 8555908
Made in the USA.
- 3 season, roomy, one person tent.
- Weight 28.5 oz. (before seam sealing).
- Floor area: 30 sq.ft.
- 43 inches of head room, 133 inches long, 65 inches wide at center.
- Imported fabric - Silicone coated, both sides, 30D ripstop nylon 66 with hydrostatic head over 3500mm. 1.4 oz/sq.yd. after coating.
- Colors (tent/floor): Cranberry/Pewter, Pewter/Cranberry, Steel Blue/Pewter, Woodland Camouflage/Gray.
- 1 large side entry door.
- 1 pocket.
- Rain fly come down to 3 inches off the ground.
- Small rear vestibule.
- Large front awning (requires awning pole sold separately).
- Includes ridge pole, matching stuff sack and reflective tie out cord.
- Velcro tabs for ridge pole.
- Utilizes a pair of trekking/tent poles ~125 cm for setup (not included).
- Reuires 8 stakes.
- The lateral ridge pole connecting the inverted trekking (tent) poles allows the entire headroom height to be usable space and makes the tent very stable under wind loads.
- Best for hikers under 5'10"
- Requires seam sealing prior to use.
- Camouflage version only has non reflective (black) webbings and nonreflective tie out cord.
- Stakes sold separately.
- Optional tent poles sold separately.
- Optional zipper pulls sold separately.
- Stake out the front and back tips of the tent so that the floor is just slightly taut.
- Temporarily, stake out both sides of tent floor – the floor should be in a diamond shape.
- Unzip the mesh door and sit inside on the floor of the tent with the 'ceiling' of the tent on top of your head.
- Place both hiking poles extended to between 120 cm and 125cm handle first into the tent in front of you.
- Insert one trekking pole tip into one side of the ridge pole.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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