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The Specialist Solo & Duo

Product Description

Ultralight backpackers, cycle tourists, and sea-kayakers will appreciate the Specialist™ shelters: the interior space and comfort of a tent with a lower overall weight and more compact size than many bivis.

Weighing just 625 grams for the Solo and 846 grams for the Duo, the Specialists™ are the lightest fully enclosable shelters in their class. Each Specialist™ comes with a set of 2 poles and 6 pegs made out of 7075 alloy for the best strength to weight ratio. They can also be erected with a pair of trekking poles and natural anchors making it perfect for gram saving enthusiasts, achieving a minimum packed weight of 445 grams and 633 grams for the Solo and Duo respectively.

For the shell, we have used Pertex® Endurance, a 20D ultra lightweight waterproof breathable nylon fabric in conjunction with a 15D waterproof nylon for the walls, vestibules and the floor. Seam sealed throughout, the Specialists™ improve waterproof properties while also maintaining impressive breathability. The ultra-fine mesh panel doors keep insects away and allow for maximum ventilation. Optional lightweight Tyvek® ground sheets are also available for added floor protection.

While the Specialists do have the best waterproof properties for their weight, they are not designed for multiple nights of heavy rain. If you expect heavy rainfalls on your trip please consider taking a double skin tent instead of a shelter.


  • Ultra-light weight — just 22 oz / 625g for the Solo (1 person) and 29 oz / 846g for the Duo (2 person)
  • The Solo has one entrance and one vestibule. The Duo has two entrances and two vestibules
  • Pertex® Endurance 20D nylon shell fabric that has a 1,000mm waterhead and a 7000MVTR (Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate)
  • 15D waterproof nylon walls, vestibule & floor has a 1,200mm waterhead
  • Double stitched and bar tacked at all stress points for strength and endurance
  • Fully tape seam sealed and reflective guy lines
  • Includes 2 x 7075 alloy poles and 6 x hard anodized 7075 alloy pegs
  • Can be pitched with a pair of trekking poles and natural anchors for extra weight savings
  • Internal storage pocket not offered on many lightweight shelters
  • Optional lightweight Tyvek® ground sheets

The Specialist Duo Floor Plan


The Specialist Solo Floor Plan


Description Weight Length Width Height
Solo Shelter only 445g 213cm 65cm 95cm
Solo poles 113g
Solo pegs 67g
Solo groundsheet 94g
Duo Shelter only 633g 220cm 94cm 95cm
Duo poles 146g
Duo pegs 2.3 oz / 67g
Duo groundsheet 4.7 oz / 135g