Seven lightweight tents for solo hiking, backpacking or cosy snuggles in the wilderness

With these ultralight tents, you’re covered wherever you venture

PUBLISHED : Monday, 20 March, 2017, 4:30pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 08 August, 2017, 2:48pm

Terra Nova Laser Ultra 1

This ultralight double-wall (HK$7,840) shelter doesn’t come cheap, but for hikers and, in particular, cyclists after something to store in panniers, the 550g design will be enticing. Get it from


Aimed at families on picnics, outings or camping holidays where shade or protection from wind is needed, this anti-UV pop-up tent (HK$1,300), with a surface mat included, goes up in two seconds and collapses in 10 seconds. Weighs 1.27kg. Sold by

Quechua Quickhiker

Technically able to fit two people, this 1.96kg bivouac-style backpacker tent (HK$1,175) has a side porch for storing bags and other equipment. It also features two doors for ease of movement. Find it at

MSR Hubba NX

Weighing just 1.12kg, this symmetrical ultralight solo backpacking tent (HK$3,120) is good for three-season travel, and especially in wet conditions. Its door has a built-in rain gutter, and its fly sheet is rainproof. Available at

Hilleberg Enan

With backpacking tents, less is always more, so it’s no surprise that the mere 960g weight of the Hilleberg Enan makes this three-season ultralight tent (HK$5,170) a bit expensive. The secret to its lightweight design is its single-pole construction. Available at

The North Face O2

A double-walled option with plenty of headroom, this 1.02kg tent (HK$2,990) not only has space for a friend, but plenty of loops for hanging a lamp or a clothes line. Get it from

Hilleberg Unna

Designed for canoeists, kayakers, hikers, mountaineers and cyclists looking to camp in all kinds of conditions, the dome of this 2kg one-man tent (HK$5,130) can handle even heavy snow. Available at