Trekker Tent 1

(96 customer reviews)


Trekker Tent One is an ultralight weight one person trekking pole tent. This backpacking tent is small and easy to pack and fast and easy to set up! Great for Hiking, camping, or adding to your survival bag, this compact tent will fit into your backpack without filling it up. Our Trekker Tent 1A is also a great tent and is also available for purchase now.


  • No Trekking Poles
  • Carbon Trekking Poles
  • Green
  • Blue


Trekker Tent 1, One-Person Backpacking Tent, Ultralight Trekking Pole Tent

  • One person ultralight backpacking tent.
  • Supper Fast and Easy set up! Great for Hiking, camping, or adding to your survival bag, this compact tent will fit into your backpack without filling it up.
  • Has a protected area for all your gear.
  • If you don’t want to purchase trekking poles you can also set it up by tying the peak to a low hanging tree branch – see pictures.
  • This Tent includes 9 ultralight red aluminum stakes.
  • 2lbs 13oz, 48 inch center height, 90 inches long, 38 inch wide sleeping chamber, suitable for someone 6’4″ or under.  
  • Ultra light aluminum tent stakes are included with this tent.
  • This is a 1 Person tent, it is roomy for one and has a space for gear.

Most tents come with fragile poles that break easily, making the tent worthless. This tent does not have that problem.

Compact so it can fit easily in your backpack or bug out bag. Easy to pack. Comes with 9 aluminum stakes and carrying bag, Trekking Poles are not included 

Important Note: This tent is intended for use with trekking poles, no poles are included. However if you forget your poles our favorite way to set this tent up is by tying the peak of the tent to a low hanging branch under a tree. Total weight is 2 lbs 13 oz with carrying bag and stakes. This is a great backpacking tent, camping tent, hiking tent, light weight tent, compact tent, ultra light tent.

Trekking Poles

RCP Carbon Trekking Poles

Carbon Trekking Poles
Carbon Trekking Poles
  • Easy to use lever lock system
  • Lightweight, just 10oz each
  • Primary cork handle, secondary foam handle
  • Extend up to 52”
  • Includes rubber tips and baskets

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Additional information

Weight 3.2 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 5 × 4 in
Trekking Pole Type

No Trekking Poles, Carbon Trekking Poles, Aluminum Trekking Poles


Green, Blue

96 reviews for Trekker Tent 1

  1. Malcolm Whittaker

    I love this little tent! Out of the bag it sets up within just a couple of minutes and if set up correctly it is very sturdy. The fabric is extremely water repellent however I did have to seam seal the vertical seams (which should always be done anyway) and it sheds water perfectly. I love the design and as with all of the River Country Products I have purchased – excellent quality, construction, and value. All of their products are top notch and the customer service is awesome! You can’t go wrong with River Country Products!

  2. Sabrina

    Great lil one person tent just what i needed! Have used innthe AT and the FT!

  3. Paul

    Received this tent for my 62 birthday and love the fact my pack is now pounds lighter. The tent is easy to set up, sturdy and will do well on the AT.

  4. robert (verified owner)

    this tent was just what I was looking for…..size—I am 6 ft tall and it has plenty of room to lay down and I can sit up comfortably …..weight—-very light weight even with my walking stick in the bag…..color—-blends well with the surroundings especially after the addition of a light weight camo tarp……set up and take down is very quick and easy …always a good thing …..I am very happy with this tent !

  5. James (verified owner)

    I love this little tent. Well made and my mom said it’s cute.

  6. Cody Strong

    This tent is definitely a 5 star tent minus its breathability. It’s not the end of the world, and I would certainly recommend it, but it’s something to keep in mind. I’ve used it 5 times in the last month on back country trips.

  7. Grant (verified owner)

    Received the tent in less time than I was told, so that was great to start. Just set up the tent to waterproof it and it seems like great material. I’m 6’4″ and I fit in it just fine. Super light for backpacking and the price was killer especially since I already have trekking poles.

    The only suggestion I have is to make the steaks with a flat head so they are easier to push in with the palm, but for the price I really can’t complain. This seems like a great buy!

  8. PaulJr (verified owner)

    Used my new tent last weekend on a backpacking trip with my scout troop. The tent was an easy set up in the dark. I look forward to using it on many more trips to come.
    I would recommend more ventilation and change the stakes so they are easier to put in the ground and take out again.

  9. Michael Sandau

    Awesome tent, can’t beat it for the price! Only needs seams sealed in a few places and I plan on spraying it with camp dry. GREAT VALUE and outstanding craftsmanship! They are a company that’s doing things right!

  10. R Bates (verified owner)

    5 stars minus the light stakes the were a challenge in rocky soil but wedged with rocks worked well. Just got back from a 4day 3night backpack in Talladega Nat. forest. Cold & windy the 1st night & cold & raining the 3rd night. Little to no condensation the first 2nights last night I had some which is to be expected on cold Rainey nights, but no leaks,I did seam seal it before we left. I could not have been more pleased its performance in the weather or ease of set up & take down. I am now ordering the Trekker Tent 2.2 for when my wife goes with me. Thanks to everyone at RCP for providing quality affordable gear.

  11. R Bates (verified owner)

    Received the tent 2 days after ordering, set it up 1st time in less than 3min & sealed the seams for good measure. Just got back from a 3night 4day backpack trip on the Pinhoti trl Talladega Nat Forest. 1st night windy & cold that 3rd night rain & cold. The tent impressed me how took the wind & rain some condensation on the rain night, to be expected. The stakes were a challenge in the rocky soil but wedging with some larger rocks solved that. The ease of set up & take down always had the tent 1st up & 1st packed. It also no sign of leaks after 8rs + of rain. Next I am ordering the Trekker Tent 2.2 to use when my wife goes with me. Thanks to everyone at RCP for providing quality affordable gear.

  12. Kris Gonzalez

    It’s one the best tents I ever got it light and great for hunting and hiking it’s one of the best things I got

  13. Willie-Joe Camara (verified owner)

    Great little tent. Super light and compact. Plenty of room for a cofortable sleep and vestibule is big enough to keep your gear dry as well.

  14. Debbie Durren

    Really nice tent. I set the tent up it was easy to set up and take down. It folds up and goes back in the sack with no problem at all. I’m 5’9″ and have more than enough room inside. I inspected all stitching before setting it up and it seems to be really well made. Fantastic tent for the price. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

  15. Thom Robertson

    Set a few times now it’s very easy to set up. But you start to learn a couple of tricks. I sprayed it with waterproofing inside and out, I probably didn’t have to but I always feel it’s a good idea. If you leave one of the front flaps open and place a couple stones Under the back wall to help open that Gap condensation is very very minimum. A five by seven footprint covers the sleeping area and creates what I call the front porch to store my gear and a place to take off my shoes. Warning check your shoes before you put your feet in them or you may end up stepping on a garden slug like I did they make a lot of goo yuck LOLOL

  16. todd (verified owner)

    For the money, a very well built tent. I have used a tarp so I had to get used to the confinement and lack of room for “stuff”. Still working on the condensation issue (to be fair I have condensation under tarp and all 4 side are off the ground) but raising the vent side with a piece of wood and not closing the doors seemed to help. I am also wondering if holding the upper vent open with something would help. Set up is as easy as setting up my tarp.

  17. Robert shafer

    I have owned a lot of tents in my life. This Treker 1 is my favorite so far it has held up well to harsh weather it sets up well in forest as well in known open terrain. Light weight easy to set up. Thanks for making a great tent

  18. Kenny Hefflefinger (verified owner)

    Tent Just arrived today. Quality seems great for the price. Very simple to set up. Soaked it with the hose and water beaded up like it’s supposed to. Just gonna seam seal it and apply another water barrier to tent for preventative measures. Can’t wait to use it thanks RCP for offer a quality product for a amazing price.

  19. John Bleyenberg (verified owner)

    Super excited about this tent easy to set up and is right in the weight area that I wanted. I will be doing business with them again if I upgrade to a bigger tent for more people.

  20. Travis Royce (verified owner)

    Highly recommend this light, packable tent! It’s working perfectly for backcountry scouting and hunting trips. Hardly adds any weight to the pack, and keeps me warm and dry. Pretty much a “no brainer” purchase for the price and quality.

  21. William R O’Regan (verified owner)

    Great tent for the price. Gonna have to see how it does over time. Could use longer guys on a few points on the tent, especially on the vent. Seam sealed as recommended on new tents.

  22. Gary Mertz (verified owner)

    Things to rave about this tent so far. One I cut my shelter weight in half! Customer service has been top notch, prompt response to any questions I had, my order arrived in three days. I can’t wait for the lawn to dry out enough to pitch my new tent and really test it out!

  23. April Jones (verified owner)

    I love it it’s light easy to set up and the material seems much more durable than expensive light weight tents that cost hundreds more I just wish there was a 2 person 2 door version of this tent

  24. Dave

    Awesome tent for the price and really easy to set up.
    Things I would like to see are: a little less fabric around the back vent to tighten things up a bit. And also vented head and foot walls like the back.
    Once again cant beat it!

  25. Dennis G. (verified owner)

    Can’t beat this tent for the price. Sure, I’ll seal the seams and add some camp dry spray, but out of the package, I’m impressed. Mi r will serve double duty as a lightweight pack tent on the occasional hikes with my son’s troop, and also as a pack tent when hunting remotely for the occasional overnight stay in the woods. Sure beats a bivy sack, and isn’t really any heavier!

  26. Gary Rogers (verified owner)

    I set up this tent up for the first time today . Very impressed, well made tent. It is easy to set up, packs small and is light weight. Probably the best pole tent on the market for the money.

  27. Michael Blanchard (verified owner)

    What a deal !!! I’ve tried everything over the last few years, a bivy sack with and without a tarp, an old pup tent that I used in the 90’s, a bivy “tent” and drop a lot money at REI trying to figure out what was worth it… This tent is!! The tent alone weighs-in at 2.5 lbs and 2.9 oz with stakes and stuff sack. Set it up this morning just to check it out, I see no problems with it whatsoever. Easy set up. Easy to get in and out of that is big deal after using bivy sacks and bivy tents and little bitty pup tents. It is a not a double wall tent BUT the way it is set up there should be little condensation in it. The stakes that come with it are excellent, going to add some cord to them to make it easier to pull them out of the ground!! I do recommend this tent!!!

  28. GREG L.

    Just set up my trekker pole tent for the first time and it was quick and easy. I bought the tent for kayak camping and I love the size and weight. Tent seems well made and I loved that the stake strings were set up and ready to go. I sprayed it with some waterproofing and i’m ready to go!

  29. Eric (verified owner)

    Easily worth double the selling price. Great tent for 1 plus gear. The option to pitch from above in place of the single trekking pole is a great feature. Tent is light and packs up small, great for backpack use. Can’t ask for much more!

  30. Mary (verified owner)

    My Trekker Tent One was exactly what I was searching for! Very quick to set up, roomy enough for one, and quick to take down. I don’t backpack as often as I would like, but this is perfect for my weekend trips. My budget was limited, and I’m willing for forgo bells and whistles for lightweight and compact. Yes, I waterproofed all seams and have had no serious issues.

  31. Joshua Scofield (verified owner)

    I took this tent out for the first time on a quick overnight. I performed very well on a hotter then normal evening. You are able to get a nice amount of air flow for a trekking pole tent. This a great price for a good product.

  32. melvingunn21 (verified owner)

    Very happy with my purchase so far. I wanted the trekker 2.2 for space but I really wanted the vestibule. However I still feel it’s more than enough room for one person plus gear. Great quality tent and perfect for backpacking. Highly recommend it.

  33. Jeff Jordan

    Very well made tents and a price you cant beat! Super fast shipping! Every question I asked before buying they answered quickly! I bought the Trekker 1 with no hesitation. Setup was a total breeze. Seams and corners are taped very good. Love the double vestibule and the ventilation is perfect. Plenty of room for one person and gear. With out looking at setup I had this tent up and ready.

  34. Aaron Nottingham (verified owner)

    Awesome tent. Reminds me of the Polish Lavvu tent I like so much, but way better engineering and way less weight. River Country Products keep making great outdoor adventure gear.

  35. Sal DeSimone (verified owner)

    I pre-ordered two of these when the company was awaiting materials. I figured it would be worth the wait until I needed them in the spring. I got one for my 10 year old son and myself for CubScouts. I finally used them this past weekend and they were great. It rained lightly and the tent remained dry inside. I had already tested them at home with the garden hose. I made a ridge line between two trees and a carabiner on each tent and we didn’t even use trekking poles. One ridge line-two tents. If you are not in the wide open you can leave the trekking poles at home and if you need one in an emergency just find a stick somewhere.—-SAL

  36. brandonnily (verified owner)

    Just received this little 1 man tipi along with the sleeping bag and sleep system everything looks and seems to well made and will hold up compared to my higher end sleep and shelter systems super excited to put it to the test some more elk and mule deer hunting in the Colorado high country first night I got it and set it up it was raining and windy held up great no complaints at all

  37. Steve (verified owner)

    Nice quality tent — unbeatable for the price. Sets up fast and easy. Great roll-up instructions. Tent has to be really tight so it doesn’t sag. Internal mesh wall at rear of tent is hard to keep from sagging…but will deal with it.

  38. Adam Cheever

    Just purchased the Trekker 1 tent for my summer backpacking trip. Due to recent experience, having a tent with a large vestibule is a must and the Trekker 1 hits the mark perfectly. Tent is very well built and the weight is excellent (comparable to a Nemo Hornet). Only complaint is that the bug net for the back vent sags, which could be fixed by adding a stake loop in the middle of the back wall to pull it tight. Also was very happy to see that the stakes shipped with the tent were the light weight Aluminum stakes rather than the usual budget tent steel stakes.

  39. Kevin (verified owner)

    Like the tent , construction seems sound, sprayed the inside and out waterproofing spray …looking forward to trying out soon

  40. Fil de Cal

    I decided to buy this tent for solo hikes after buying the Trekker 2.2 a few months earlier. Quality as expected: excellent for the price, and liked the great vestibule and the side venting option as well. Took it with me on a 5-day backpacking trip in Yosemite last month. Even when setting up camp in a snow-patched area, there were little or no condensation in the morning. Easy to set up and spacious enough for some gear and I (6″, 170 lbs). Added some paracord loops to the stakes for easy removal, and packed a San Pellegrino plastic bottle cap to use when pushing stakes in the ground if no rocks available.

  41. jim butler

    Great little tent! I have used it on 2 motorcycle trips
    and 1 backpacking trip. A versatile tent anytime space
    and weight matter! With the rear lower “vents” rolled up,
    and 1 side of the front open, tent breathes well. I spent 1
    night in a rainstorm with the tent Closed up tight, and did
    experience condensation. As expected in those conditions!
    BUT noticed no leaks from Rain water! Only Improvement
    would be a short “tether” from rear mesh wall to outer fabric
    to keep mesh from sagging inward.. Otherwise a 5 star tent!!

  42. Brian

    Cousins and I are going on a little backpacking trip because one of them is going through a mid-life crisis. Did not want to lug around my big’ol 5 lbs car camping tent. I must have looked at a lot of different tents and watched countless backpacking videos. Now, I know who I am. I’m not going to backpack the PCT or AT. MAYBE go backpacking per season. Maybe do couple nights. Do I really need to drop over two hundred or even a hundred? Nope. This tent is exactly what I was looking for. I haven’t gone to the mid-life crisis trip yet, but I did set it up to play with it and it is super easy to set up and roomy. Can’t beat it for the value.

  43. Matt Bremseth (verified owner)

    Amazing little backpacking tent! For the price, weight and quality you will not find anything better!

  44. Aaron Wing

    Excellent tent for backpacking, color was wrong when received but the company gave me a 50% refund which is pretty nice of them will definitely be buying from them again very easy setup and lots of room for a one person tent could honestly fit two as long as you don’t mind being close

  45. PaulJr (verified owner)

    Thank you for a great product. Just returned from Philmont Scout Ranch and used my tent for 10 days. Philmont is located in Cimarron New Mexico. Easy to put up and take down quickly even in the rocky conditions.
    Ventilation could be improved and I bent one of the red stakes while trying to get it into the hard ground….still worked out fine for me.
    I will continue to use the tent on all my future treks. Thanks again and the price is right for a light-weight backpacking tent.

  46. Mark

    I bought the single pole one man tent from amazon in April and didn’t set up until last week. As a precaution I seam sealed and waterproofed Sunday. Had a heavy rain storm last night and totally dry. For the weight and money it’s hard to beat. Thanks!

  47. Chris

    Talk about bang for you buck! Bought this tent as a cheap starter tent, and was genuinely surprised with the quality. It is a little tight for me, but at 6’4 210 pounds I expected that. Love the spare room to house my gear outside of the sleeping area, but still under cover.

  48. Jennifer Solem

    3.42minutes out of the bag to set up! So fast and easy and lightweight! This tent is awesome! I was a little worried it might be a little claustrophobic but surprisingly it is has a very open feeling with the mesh walls. I find it to have good ventilation, even with the vestibules zipped. The seams are very nicely taped but did spray waterproof also, just because you should. Haven’t used it in the rain yet , so can’t say anything about that yet. The stakes are very light and do bend easily, but when going lightweight you are going to have that. Adding paracord loops helps to pull them out of the ground. I am 5’6 and find inside there is plenty of room for sleeping gear and pack. Also like that I can sit up straight and have head room. Overall I love this tent!!!

  49. Reggie Woodrum

    Best tent on the market for the money. Very well pleased with my purchase.

  50. Bryan Struble (verified owner)

    Received package fast !very happy with the product looked great out of the box and set up was easy ! Very light weight tent look forward to using it backpacking and kayaking 👍

  51. Bryan Struble (verified owner)

    Great tent good quality and easy set up ,received quickly look forward to use this product for backpacking and kayaking

  52. Peter (verified owner)

    Great tent, I will be using it for backpack hunting this fall. I have other MSR , Marmot, and Mountain Hardware tents and am choosing to take this tent camping this year as it is the lightest and no need for me to carry additional metal tent poles.

  53. Matt (verified owner)

    Received the tent shortly after ordering. Couldn’t resist and set it up in the back yard and check it out. Really impressed for the money it looks like a great tent.

  54. Chad Ermel (verified owner)

    Great tent. Just finished a few days on the Teton Crest Trail and ran into a bit of rain and hail and the tent held up great. Lightweight and takes up very little space. I’m thinking about buying a second!

  55. Rolf Asphaug

    I’ve left a longer written and video review on YouTube: I am loving this tent, as my review attests.

  56. Jimmy Hurley (verified owner)

    This little tent is awesome. Comparable to any of the high end tents that cost hundreds. I set it up and ran my sprinklers on it all night and it stayed dry inside. Can’t wait to get it out this year!

  57. Rob Burby

    At an age of 70 I am not ready to give up backpacking, but I am ready to give up some of the weight. After search a variety of options I was delighted to find the Trekker Tent 1. It is perfect for my needs. On my first night out I got to test it at 10,500 ft in a high mountain thunder storm. I stayed dry and snug, even without any additional seam sealer applied. Perhaps my favorite feature is the roomy stuff sack. it easily accomodates both the tent and my ground cloth. I don’t have to fight to squeeze the tent into a stuff sack that is too small. This is a great tent and a great value. I look forward to many more trips with it.

  58. Brownie (verified owner)

    Picked this tent up for backpack hunting , first impression is it seems to be well made. set up is fast and to the point. I seam sealed all the seams and will be applying spray water proofing once it arrives. I’m 6’2” and fit in the tent fine. Plenty of room for my pack and gear outside of the sleeping area. All and all good buy and cant beat the price

  59. Ryan Threet (verified owner)

    This product is great. Lightweight, roomy for 1 man, big vestibule area. Easy setup and tear down. I recommend this to any hunter on a budget!!

  60. Jeff

    This was a great purchase. I set this tent up in minutes the first time. I slept in it two nights in a row then disassembled and packed in minutes with no issues. I am 5’11” 192 lbs and have plenty of room in this tent. I love that it has the extra canopy room out front. This extra space is large enough for my 75 liter pack to fit and I still have room to get in and out. As a test I set it up in wet grass without a tarp underneath and had no moisture migration thru the bottom of the tent. I still need to test in the rain before I go on my two week elk hunt but am confident it will pass this test too. Can’t beat this tent for the price!!

  61. Megan McDermott (verified owner)

    As an experienced backpacker, my switch to bikepacking required me to find a tent that was not only light, but that was small and could fit in my panniers. Since I knew I would have a pole with me, I decided to try out this tent and see if it would do the trick on an upcoming tour.

    This was my FIRST time using a trekking pole tent. There is definitely a learning curve. I was really glad i took the time to set it up in advance. I had a difficult time getting a taught pitch and found myself frustrated at the pole falling over, but that is due to no fault in the design of the tent, only it was my own learning curve. I would have appreciated some more instructions on how to place the trekking pole (I found from trial and error and some images I found in the reviews that helped– the best method seemed to be placing it outside the tent where the three zippers on the mesh door meet) and how to run the guide lines. I found that getting a taught pitch with only the stakes and lines included to be almost impossible. Like I said, it took a lot of trial and error to get it taught to where water will not pool on the tent if you happen to get into a rainstorm. I did practice with several pitches and after adding several more lines and stakes, I finally got it to a place where I felt confident in the tension and ventilation. I did, from there, try it out in a downpour and was pretty happy with the results. I will be following the recommendation of waterproofing the tent just to cut down on condensation. But I stayed mostly dry and happy inside!

    If you’re on a budget this tent is a great lightweight option. Trekking pole tents are difficult in general so DO take the time to play with it before you find yourself in the backcountry (as you should with any tent) and consider some extra stakes and lines to make your life a lot easier!

  62. Jennifer Solem

    This is an update to my review from July, I just got back from using this tent on the SHT, it was terrible weather, rain, snow, sleet, winds somewhere around 15-20 miles, temps in the upper 20’s. This tent performed excellent! I had absolutely no leaking, I had seamsealed and waterproofed prior, there was a bit of condensation inside but nothing came in from outside. Sleet and snow fell all night and just slide right off, the vestibule area stayed dry also. I had no worries of it falling down, I pitch mine with my trekking pole tight and it didn’t even wobble. This tent preformed far better than I initially expected. Definitely a great tent and at the price it would be hard to beat!!

  63. Kimberly A’Hearn

    I have only been out on 1 night stays cant wait to take my 2 week trip with this tent. I have been in no rain yet how ever I have spread it with sealer an seam sealed so hope I am going to stay dry my only concern is the floor pan is not very deep. I did have an issue with the tent I contacted customer service by email they were very quick to answer and took care of the problem very quickly so thank you.

  64. Michael Owens (verified owner)

    Ok so I set this tent up in my yard and was really impressed with it for 40 dollars! All the seams had good stitching and they were taped. I did spray the tent and put seam sealer on it just to be on the cautious side. Lots of room for a 1 man tent and the weight was great. My only complaint would be the screen back wall was a little droopy. I think a cord from the screen to the back tie out would fix it and not add much weight and make it seem even roomier in the tent.

  65. Camie (verified owner)

    I just received this tent and I am super excited to try it out! I did a quick practice set up in the backyard and found it was very quick and easy to set up. I think I will do a few more dry-runs to make sure I know exactly what I’m doing and get all they guy-lines right before I actually take it out on the trail.

    I can’t yet speak to durability, but it seems as strong, if not stronger than my original tent, which I’ve been using for more than two years. Same for water resistance, but I plan to follow the manufacture’s and other reviewers’ advice, using seam seal and water proofing on it before I take it out.

    I feel very confident that if there does happen to be an issue with the tent, River Country Products will address and resolve the issue immediately!

    Overall, my previous tent cost me around $90, so for half the price, I cut my tent weight in half, while adding versatility, floor space, and height, so again, super excited!

  66. Mark Tennier

    Great tent for price due to quality and weight. Carried it for a potential spike camp option on an elk hunt. Stuff sack has plenty of room to also include a ground tarp, which I kept in the bag. Weight/price ratio could not be beat, not even close to other tent manufacturers. It beats just using a tarp in an area that has insects and snakes.

  67. Patrick (verified owner)

    For the price, weight, and build quality, absolutely no tent beats this one. I could not be happier with the provided resource sheet that came with the tent. It even added a bit of comedy! Overall, fantastic product.

  68. Elisha Mullins

    My wife purchased this for me this Christmas, and I cannot over state how much higher quality it is than what I expected for the price. I usually camp with a single tarp set up, but in MO during the summer months this isn’t really an option thanks to ticks/deadly spiders, so this is the perfect option. Light weight, easy to pack, easy to set up, and as long as you’re ventilating it well/follow the waterproofing instructions the condensation won’t be an issue at all. I would happily recommend this to anyone looking for a small lightweight option for backpacking!

  69. Mike C

    Could not be more impressed with the quality to cost ratio. A top notch 1-person backpacking tent.

  70. Michael Terry (verified owner)

    Just received my tent in the mail today. As a beginning backpacker I wanted something well made and lightweight without having to spend a ton of money on. I set the tent up in my backyard and was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to put up and the overall quality of the tent. There seemed to be a little more sagging of the backside mesh than I would like, but it is definitely not a deal breaker and maybe with more practice putting it up it will get better. I haven’t yet seam sealed or sprayed it but plan to soon. Well worth the forty dollars!!
    Stacey T.

  71. JUSTIN

    Arrived fast, I set it up to inspect and I’m throughly impressed, really great value , an awesome little tent that can compete with big name tent makers.

  72. Patric Whitsett

    This is exactly what I was looking for. I camp with my dog and I needed something just big enough for the two of us. This tent is a no-brainer now that I’ve found it.

  73. Melody (verified owner)

    I am very impressed with the quality of this tent. It is pretty easy to set up. I really like the large vestibule area. I am only 5’2 so it has plenty of space for me and my backpack inside. I don’t really like so many guy lines, but the 2 side ones seem like they don’t have to be used. It is a little difficult to get it folded back down to the size it came, but maybe with practice. Overall very happy with this purchase.

  74. Maverick Hendrix (verified owner)

    Quick,light,and seamsealed! Ready to go! The best hands down for 50 bucks.

  75. James McIntire

    This tent is great for people looking for a good backpacking tent at a reasonable price. I read many reviews before I made this purchase and learned that River Country does listen to their customers. All seams and stitching are taped throughout the tent. As per recommendation, I did use waterproofing spray inside and out. I read many reviews that the tub/sleeping area wasn’t that big. I am 5’10” and with my feet at one end, I can just touch the other with my arm extended over my head. I always want a good night sleep so I use a wide 4″ mattress. With the mattress and pillow there is still plenty of room over my head, and plenty of room on the sides of the mattress. The vestibule can easily store a large pack and then some. With the ease of setup and setup options, this is a comfortable and versatile tent at only 2.5lbs.

  76. Matthew Perrault (verified owner)

    Buying and shipping was a breeze. I wanted to give this this tent a fair review so I waited till I could get out and sleep a night in it. I was planning on tying the tent up to a limb, but apon set up I ended up just using sturdy stick (you don’t need trekking poles). I just eyeballed the length and made sure the end wasn’t sharp. It worked perfectly. The tent was very sturdy after I got the sides and door staked down. That was one thing I was worried about with no frame work in this tent. Condensation wasn’t an issue at 35 deg. with the top air vent pulled open. The tent isn’t huge on the inside but it fit me, a 6′ guy and my stuff with no problem.

  77. Aaron

    I discovered this on the eBay store while shopping for a replacement for an older backpacking tent with a broken pole. I was skeptical, but at this price and with a decent warranty and good reviews, I figured “why not?” I finally got around to setting it up in the back yard a few days ago, and was immediately impressed with the quality of materials and construction. I treated it with Camp Dry that afternoon and figured I’d leave it up and test it out that night. After 4 hours of comfy slumber, I was awoken by a nice midnight thunderstorm, with driving rain, high winds and everything. Perfect timing for a test run! Everything stayed nice and dry after I closed the vestibule, and it was reassuringly stable in the wind. I used all the guy lines to get it nice and taught beforehand. The size and weight of this tent are just right. I’m 6’2″ and have more than enough room. Tip: use the guy lines on either end, strung over an upright stick to pull out and up for maximum interior space! I’ve never used an expensive ultralight tent before, but this budget one is as good or better than any conventional backpacking tent in the $150-$250 range that I’ve used, and quite a bit lighter.

  78. SHANE

    I read a few negative reviews on this tent from different platforms. It was stated that condensation was a problem, it leaked, the netting was insufficient for mosquitoes. Condensation affects all tents when they are all closed up. It’s a single wall tent which means no barrier between you and the tent fabric to save weight. Sleep with it wide open when it’s not raining. The seams on the floor and where the netting and tent meet are taped very well. Get some seam sealer and apply it to the rest of the tent on the outside, yeah it looks ugly, but it doesn’t leak at all. Also use a water guard spray to make than rain water slide off like a freshly waxed car. The netting is plenty small enough to keep out mosquitoes, look real close. Ventilation through the tent when opened and the back rolled up is very good for the tent design. I’m very happy with these little tents. I bought Two.

  79. Reverend

    Hiked the whole PCT with it. Worked great, would recommend.

  80. Brand

    The tent is small and lightweight thus making it easy to manipulate in my pack but that is where the convenience ends because the honest primary function of tent is to keep the rain out and this tent came leaking. River country recommend buying a can of spray for $5 when all they had to do was put more seam tape on seems that are exposed to the rain. a product should come ready to go this one isn’t.

  81. Chris Thompson (verified owner)

    I purchased the Trekker 1 based on price, written reviews and seeing some reviews online (especially from Restless Wonderer – I was looking for an affordable trekking pole tent to be lighter and smaller than my prior tent. It met both of those criteria.

    The tent was easy and quick to pitch to standing and sturdy but does takes a few times to get a great pitch where all 4 corners are up where they should be if you have not had a trekking pole tent before (at least from my experience). After reaching out to customer service (which were great by the way) on my concerns from after pitching it the first time they gave some great advice, even included some pictures, and I am happy to say on my first trip I was able to pitch the tent very well.

    I also purchased the trekking poles and that was a game changer for the speed and length I could hike. They worked great and were light as well.

    Now the only thing I wish they had was a 40 liter pack, which would be perfect for the weekend backpacker and the lightweight tent and other products for backpacking they provide.

    I am excited for many more backpacking trips as I get started in this awesome hobby.

    I would recommend this tent for anyone starting out (like myself).

  82. Michael Sand (verified owner)

    Used this tent a few weeks ago. It rained and snowed. The tent did great with no leaks. Would definitely recommend it.

  83. Dan DeSimone

    Just got my Trecker 1 tend and cant believe that the company has asked for a review to get a review gift. Tent kit A is 3 additional stakes Guide line kit and a repair kit, these things should be included,not bribed to get, you cant set up the tent without the 3 additional stakes and the guide kit. Also the directions say spray down with water proofing first , to help with condensation, you would think if this is needed the company would do it. Other then that the tent looks OK for the price. Hope the company takes my suggestions.

  84. Matt Martinsky

    Good tent for the price, my only issue is that I felt a little cramped at 6’2 and a bigger guy. But otherwise it was perfect for my trip hiking in southern Indiana.

  85. John Schneider

    Exactly what I needed and received no defects well made and fits me great. I’m suspending the tent on a ridge line and a survival tarp over the line and Finland poles for no tie outs to trip on. Works great! “I’ll be back”.

  86. Aaron Chamberlin

    This is my first time using a trekking poll style tent I’ve always use freestanding double wall Tents backpacking and hunting. I’ve been looking for a single wall trekking poll tent that I wasn’t going to have to spend all my savings on. This tent is great at 50 bucks it’s not without its flaws. it has exceeded my expectations though. This tent does need to be seemed sealed and waterproofed.

  87. Tim thompson

    Great light weight tent perfect for starting off with ,using with waterproof tarp over it which is also light weight. Excatly what i was looking for a small easy set up tent thats light weighr look forward to trying out their other products

  88. Andrea Silfies (verified owner)

    Was here before I expected it, fits perfect in my pack, and the first time I set it up was in the dark with a head lamp and it still only took about five minutes. Great buy for the price!

  89. Billy

    Loved this tent when it first came in the mail and I pitched it up in my backyard. On on my trip, a moderate shower completely soaked me. When I tried to scotchgard the tent, I noticed a few seams’ stitching was coming loose. Very unfortunate.

  90. Oleksii Gubanov

    The inner stitches are sealed! If you are a beginner, look no further. If you are experienced, save money! You just cannot complain about price/quality ratio.

  91. JF Conway (verified owner)

    Such a great solution, design, and weight for such a great price. I set the tent up to test and seal the seams and saw they were already taped. What a great surprise and treat! Have done the backyard thing a couple times with the kids and can’t wait to take this out in a few weeks for the real thing. Thank you, River Country Products. Will be back for more for sure.

  92. Shane Zoucha (verified owner)

    Just received mine last week and used it this weekend. Nice n’ lightweight for carrying and super easy to set up and then pack away. Very satisfied for the purchase and price point.

  93. John (verified owner)

    I had this tent for two years until I just recently lost it in a early-season snowstorm in Colorado a tree fell on my tent and I had to get out except for the tree falling down and smashing through my tent I really loved that tent. I just ordered a new one and I already have it in the mail I highly recommend this tent to anybody going out on their own or in a group and just want their own tent it’s lightweight and durable.

  94. Cole worrell (verified owner)

    Awesome product. Awesome company!! I ordered the trekker 1. There was a problem with the post office shipping (not river country’s fault) I emailed river country on a Saturday evening and received a response from Hunter in sales in 20 minutes!! Great small company with a solid product! Tent is waterproof, light, and easy to set up, very quality material. Especially the stakes.

  95. Michael H. (verified owner)

    I just bought a second Trekker Tent 1! I was so impressed with the first one, that I bought a second for my son. Now we can set up across from each other and put a fire in between the tents. This is by far the best backpacking tent for the money and the weight is perfect at 2.5 pounds. The tent is heavy duty enough to withstand years of abuse and is very easy to set up in various ways (center pole or ridge line). The tent arrived before expected and in perfect condition. You should really consider this tent and company. Great job River Country Products!

  96. Diddy (verified owner)

    I Ordered the Trekker 1 on a Wednesday, shipped the next day and received it on Saturday, that is very fast for “Free” shipping because most places it takes 7 – 10 days. Let me say that this tent is super easy to set up, you don’t even need directions and a single person can set it up in under five minutes. However, it does require a learning curve to get set to optimal performance and I am still learning new tricks to set it up.
    I did a first rain test without any waterproofing spray and I noticed the rain seeping into the material and not totally beading it off like it should. One panel beaded water like it should while the others did not. All though all seams are taped and there was one small leak at a seam and some moisture in a couple corners. Also water was seeping in where the back panels were touching the bugnet , not a real big deal but it was a problem. Another problem was where the hiking pole came in contact with top of tent, again, water was seeping in there and running down the inside of the tent and pole.
    After this test, I sprayed it with 303 Fabric Guard but price may be overkill for the performance. In my opinion, the Atsko (orange top) at Walmart is the best buy and works very well, I have used it on other tents and seems to work better than the 303.
    When spraying, go by the directions on the can and spray some extra coats on all seams, especially the top where the pole goes, I sprayed three or four coats on the top peek.
    This final rain test was in the rains of Hurricane Sally which fell on the Trekker 1 well over 12 hours, rain started about 4:30pm and stopped about 2:00pm the next day, It wasn’t a hard and heavy rain but it was moderate to hard all night and morning. I climbed in the tent and found that the underside of all single walls were wet but not dripping, possibly from condensation. As four corner were dry as a bone and there was absolutely no water found on the floor of the tent.
    In my opinion, this is a well made tent that when sprayed with good waterproofing spray, it should be waterproof. However, I would recommend using a tarp over tent when camping in rain, it would help keep it drier and cleaner inside. The floor is made of thick material and should last a while but a foot print is advisable to help with excessive wear.
    I have given it 4 stars because of the extra work and money needed to make it waterproof but over all, it is a great tent for the money, I would not hesitate to buy another tent from the company as they stand behind their products.
    I have linked three videos of what was written in this review.

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