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The North Face SOLO 12
7.4 out of 10

The North Face SOLO 12

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Overall 6
6.0

The tent is really ultralight and easy to set up.

Trailspace.com
2 November 2013
  • Summary: The tent is really ultralight and easy to set up. I have no complaints about it because I enjoyed the space and the dryness inside even when it rained the way it rains here in the Philippines. But that was only during the first two or three times that I used it overnight.
  • Pros: Light, Spacious, Easy to set up
  • Cons: Rain water comes in through the sides
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Overall 3
3.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Reliability 6
6.0

VERY LIGHT PRONE TO BAD CONDENSATION

Andrew Spooner, OutdoorsMagic
4 August 2009
  • Summary: Not bad for the price
  • Pros: weight, ease of getting it up and down
  • Cons: Condensation
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Overall 7
7.0

I'd been after this light-weight tent for a while…

Trailspace.com
30 August 2008
  • Excerpt: I'd been after this light-weight tent for a while and picked up a bargian earlier this year on e-bay. The Solo has the quality and features that you'd expect from North Face. I've used it a number of times whilst wildcamping in Cornwall and The Lakes this summer.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Reliability 8
8.0

LIGHT AND BOMBER

Andrew Park 2, OutdoorsMagic
21 February 2007
  • Summary: Excellent techy minamilist tent that gives the confidence to pitch wherever you find yourself in the wilds. Stood up with no problem to Cairngorm gales that brought down trees on the night ( upside was wind was so strong there was zero condensation despite it being starlit and cold autum night )...
  • Pros: Minimal weight, pack size and v.quick to erect, yet super strong in wind
  • Cons: no porch for cooking or gear storage and too short for the taller camper. I'm 5 foot 8 and wouldnt recommend to those 6 foot or over
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Overall 5
5.0
Value for money 10
10
Performance 10
10
Reliability 10
10

Lightweight Backpacking Tent

Sudden Sid, OutdoorsMagic
31 October 2006
  • Summary: As the name says, a solo tent for a single person. Can get the footprint (groundsheet) for extra £20. Vestibules for gear, Really quick to erect, no faffing around with fly. Get them poles in and chill out.
  • Pros: Very lightweight (1.1kg), quick to erect, no flysheet. State of the art techo. Good ventilation, due to patent Nan no Knuckle system
  • Cons: Condensation maybe a problem, packsize, no mozzie net, no porch. Naf colour.
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Overall 8
8.0

Recently used in gale force winds in the Cairngorms,…

Trailspace.com
30 October 2006
  • Excerpt: Recently used in gale force winds in the Cairngorms, Scotland, as first real test. Very strong! Wobbles and shudders in large gusts but didn't buckle, amazing for something with no guylines. Love the small pack size, light weight and rapid pitch.
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