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Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo

$499.95

5.0 (4 reviews)

The Lunar Solo is now constructed with 100% Silicone coated Polyester material reducing fabric stretch and packed volume. The Seam Sealed Canopy is constructed from 20D material while the floor utilizes a more durable 40D weave. We have completely updated the vent and also use reflective material in the main and corner guy lines.

The Lunar Solo’s distinctive low hexagonal shape easily spills the wind no matter the direction. Short, steeply sloped sides, handle snow or high winds with ease. A generous canopy covers a 26 sq. ft. sleeping area plus 8.5 sq. ft. of vestibule storage. The 49″ peak height, set in the middle of the tent maximizes room for sitting and taking care of chores.

The sleeping area is a surrounded 6-inch deep bathtub floor, topped by 6 inches of mesh. This ensures excellent ventilation while keeping you separated from low canopy walls. This keeps you drier on those occasions when condensation forms on the canopy.

The vestibule is set on the long side of the tent to maximize views and ventilation when fully open. Close it and you’ve got phenomenal protection from the worst storms.

The Lunar Solo can be set up using your trekking pole or our optional poles. 49″ Aluminium Pole or 5pce 49″ Aluminium Pole.

Stakes or poles not included. Tent comes seam sealed.

Description

  • Seam Sealed Canopy and Floor
  • Full Vestibule provides protection while still maintaining good ventilation when closed. Fully open, the vestibule maximizes ventilation and view.
  • Updated High Vent is made tougher and removes excess moisture build up.
  • Zipper Vestibule Closure makes opening and closing the vestibule a snap.
  • Easy Tensioning Adjustment makes keeping the tent taut a trivial task that can be accomplished while still in your sleeping bag. Re-tension straps have been added to all tie out points.
  • Floating Canopy allows the canopy to be set to different heights.
  • Floating Floor reduces floor stress and helps to minimize punctures from sharp objects.
  • Optimized Sleeping Area is oriented to maximize usable space, ventilation, and view. A peak height of 48 inches gives you plenty of headroom.
  • Center Pole Support significantly improves the ability of the tent to handle wind and snow loads.
  • Single Hiking Pole Support reduces the amount of gear need.
  • Internal Gear Area keeps your gear easily accessible.
  • Oversized Screen Door allows easy entrance and exit while keeping the front pole out of your way.
  • Ultra-light Waterproof Canopy is made from high strength 20 denier Silicone Polyester.
  • Handy Mesh Cargo Pocket

General:

  • Tent weighs: 732g (excludes bag)
  • Storage bag weighs: 20g
  • Season rating: 3
  • Sleeps: 1+
  • Comes with: Tent, Stuff sack, Guylines
  • Pack size: 28cm x 11.5cm
  • Required Pegs: 6 (not included)
  • Colour: Green
  • Usuage: Ultralight Backpacking
  • Silicone Seam Sealed

Structure:

  • Type: Single wall
  • Frame: Single 49″ pole (sold separately or use trekking pole)
  • Side entry, single door
  • Floor Space: 26 ft2 – 2.4 m2
  • Vestibules: 1
  • Vestibule size: 8.5 ft2 – .8 m2

Materials:

  • Flysheet: 20D Silicone Coated
  • Floor 40D Silicone Coated Polyester
  • Mesh: 20D Ultralight No-See-Um
  • Zip: #3 YKK

Notes: Pegs and pole are not included.

LUNAR SOLO SET UP

Unlike traditional tents, the Lunar Solo’s canopy is designed to “float” off the ground to increase ventilation. Also, the floor is not rigidly fixed but floats. A floor under tension is more likely to rip or get punctured by sharp objects.

These facts may make the Lunar Solo seem a bit more difficult to set up for first time users. Have no fear, we’ve included a number of features to help you get set up correctly.

Lost your instructions? Download the pdf here.

Since your tent canopy floats, you can vary the height of your trekking pole depending upon conditions.  Higher will provide more ventilation and lower in stormy weather. The front of the tent should always be off the ground. This is to ensure that you have adequate ventilation. The optimum height of your trekking pole should be 49 inches or 124 centimeters.

Setting the stakes in the proper order is one of the key elements in getting the perfect pitch. Look at the guide layout guide below to know where and in what order to set your stakes.

 

HERE ARE A FEW ADDITIONAL DO’S AND DON’TS.

DO’S

      • Do extend the webbing guy-lines to their extent. Run the guy-lines all the way to the ground.
      • Do set the stakes in the order listed above. Since the canopy floats off the ground on the top of the pole, it’s important to achieve a balanced side to side and front to back.
      • Do set the height of the front pole to 49 inches.
      • Do close the vestibule before setting up the tent. This aide in getting the best alignment of the stakes.
      • Do any additional tension with the adjuster on the main guy-line, if needed.

 

DON’TS

      • Don’t try to raise the perimeter of the tent by using long stakes and terminating the guy-lines several inches off the ground. This is somewhat counter-intuitive to normal logic. When you set up the tent this way, instead of the canopy and sidewall rising, they will tend to collapse instead. This will cause the corners to dip, resulting in reduced headroom and ventilation.

 

COMMON PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS:

MY BATHTUB FLOOR IS FLAT.

The canopy of the Lunar Solo floats and so does the floor. If your bathtub floor is flat, it likely has to do with your corner guy outs. Make sure the webbing guy lines on the corners are fully extended with no tension. If you need to make adjustments to tension your shelter, make them by moving your stake. Once you’ve achieved the proper tension, you can use the guy lines to make minor adjustments and re-tension the shelter should you need to after it has been pitched for a while. Another common mistake is that the shelters are pulled too far to the rear, not creating enough separation of the rear canopy from the ground and creating too much slack in the front vestibule. To correct this bring closer the rear three stakes and move further the front, the main stake. Be sure to reduce tension on the vent corners by unclipping the door or concurrently sliding the Prussik loop. The supporting pole should be at a slight angle with the tip inserted into the pole pocket at the apex.

PITCHING WITH A TREKKING POLE.

One of the most common mistakes we see on pitches is that people pitch their Lunar Solos with their trekking pole handle pointing up. This places the handle inside of the apex/vent area of the Lunar Solo. While the Lunar Solo can be pitched this way, it was not designed for this sort of set up and a few problems occur. When the main guy line is tensioned, a lot of extra stress gets put on the vents and seams of the apex of your shelter. It also puts stress on the vestibule zipper, potentially causing problems with closing your vestibule. To avoid this stress, pitch the Lunar Solo with the tip-up. There is a Hypalon (rubber-like material) sleeve that can be found at the apex of the shelter that the trekking pole tip goes into. Pitching tip up into the sleeve allows for a proper pitch while preventing the trekking pole tip from puncturing the canopy. We designed the Lunar Solo this way for a couple of reasons:

    • Using a sleeve allows for both trekking pole use and collapsible pole use.
    • By placing your handle down, your pole is less likely to sink into the ground if your campsite is in a location with soft or wet ground.

 

The Lunar Solo, with its single pole and raised canopy, creates an incredibly light and airy shelter. Unlike other tents with fixed points of setup, the floating canopy and floor design does take a little more patience to master. Still, the Lunar Solo’s weight savings make it well worth the effort.

Additional information

Colour

Green, Grey

4 reviews for Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo

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  1. Andrew D. (verified owner)

    Very pleased with the tent. Compact and lightweight.

  2. Joe (verified owner)

    Great tent, very versatile, not as light as others but the internal space is large and it’s well made. Fits me and my 6 year old.

    Being a single wall moisture management is key. Site selection, a well vented vestibule and a good pitch will provide a dry nights sleep. Recommend looking up some pitch videos.

  3. Fiona (verified owner)

    Looks like it will be a great little tent. Spacious for a one person tent

  4. Neil (verified owner)

    Fantastic product arrived seam sealed looking forward to using it on Stewart Island

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