Trekker Tent 1A

(26 customer reviews)


Trekker Tent 1A, One-Person Trekking Pole Tent

  • Ultralight One Person backpacking tent, just 2lbs 4oz with stakes.
  • Very small pack size, perfect for backpacking.
  • 7.5 feet long with an awning and 3 feet wide.
  • Can be set up with almost any trekking poles in under 5 minutes.
  • No Trekking Poles
  • Carbon Trekking Poles
  • Ultralight Carbon Poles
  • Aluminum Trekking Poles


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

Trekker Tent 1A
Trekker Tent 1A


This one person trekking pole tent is our lightest backpacking tent yet, under 2 lbs without the stakes. Ultra compact so it can fit easily in your backpack or bug out bag and 7.5 feet long so you can fit easily inside with your gear. It is easy to pack and comes with 8 aluminum stakes, guylines, and carrying bag. Total weight is 2 lbs 4 oz with carrying bag and stakes.

Our lightest one person backpacking tent packs down to just 8 inches by 4 inches. Perfect for your next backpacking trip.

Main Features

  • Door can also be used as an awning for air flow, a space to cook, and more.
  • Super light and compact. 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.
  • Over 7.5 feet long so you can keep your gear inside with you. Also the front flap can be propped up creating a protected awning.
  • Available with our lightweight aluminum/carbon fiber trekking poles. Choose with or without trekking poles above. This tent can be set up with most trekking poles.
  • While this tent is intended for use with trekking poles, it can also be set up with sticks or between two trees.
  • Includes 8 ultralight red aluminum stakes, guy lines, and carry bag.
  • 2 lbs 4 oz with the stakes and bag.


  • Weight: 2lbs 4oz with stakes and bag
  • Width: 3 feet
  • Length: 7.5 feet
  • Height: 32 inches
  • Approx. Packed Size: 9.5” x 5.5” x 5.5”
  • Stakes: Includes 8 ultra-light aluminum stakes
  • Tent Material: PU coated polyester
  • Color: Green

Trekking Pole Details

We offer a variety of trekking poles to use with our tents. Check out more information about our selection of trekking poles below.

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
  • Carbon Reinforced Aluminum is much stronger and lighter than 100% aluminum poles.
rcp carbon fiber ultralight trekking poles
  • Ultralight, just 6oz each saving weight in your pack.
  • Durable carbon fiber construction
  • Extend up to 53” (135cm)
  • Includes rubber tips and baskets
  • Comfortable foam handles with extended choke grip
  • These poles will not work with our extension piece or either of our 4 person tents (Trekker Tent 3 or 4)
rcp folded carbon trekking poles
  • Ultralight, just 7.4oz each
  • Folding design makes them compact and convenient to carry
  • Folded length: 15in
  • Adjustable from 110 – 130cm
  • Durable carbon fiber construction
  • Includes rubber tips and baskets
  • Comfortable foam handles with extended choke grip
  • These poles will not work with either of our 4 person tents (Trekker Tent 3 or 4)
  • Weigh 10oz each
  • Expands from 66cm – 135cm (26” – 53”)
  • Baskets and rubber tips included
  • Rubber handle
  • Integrated anti-shock system

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Additional information

Weight 61326150866 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 5 × 4 in
Trekking Pole Type

No Trekking Poles, Carbon Trekking Poles, Ultralight Carbon Poles, Aluminum Trekking Poles

26 reviews for Trekker Tent 1A

  1. Michael Sandau (verified owner)

    i had already purchased the one man “teepee” style tent and couldn’t get over the quality for the price so I ordered this one and two small tarps as well. These are a great B.O.B. type tent, good for UL hiking / camping and preppers. I might just have to get another to keep in my trunk! Can’t beat a product like this at these prices!

  2. pastorjohndawson (verified owner)

    I bought the Trekker Tent IA from River Country products with the view to take it on overnight hikes in the wilderness areas in southwest Virginia. I am very pleased with it and would recommend it to someone who wants a solo tent of this sort. I have slept in it and found it very comfortable for sleeping (I am 6’1”). There is room for my fairly minimalist amount of gear. There is not much head room for sitting up, and clothing changes need to be done lying down if done in the tent. The zippered mesh screen door is great for keeping the bugs out, especially for those of us who like a tent that encloses us in. It is very well made and the design is good for stability. The literature said the poles should be set to 42 inches. The design of the tent seems to call for something closer to 3 feet. Pros: light weight, well designed, well made, good vents, screen zipper door. Cons: not much vertical room. Overall very pleased and strongly recommend for those interested in this style of tent.

  3. 32577walt

    Love this little tent! Quality at a great price. Great customer service!

  4. Michael Smith (verified owner)

    I’ve purchased both the one man and the two man tents. Both are great quality, light, easy to put up, and roomy enough to also store your backpack. I would have given this five stars, but I prefer the door set up of the two man. Having the door on the slant of the roof means you have to set up the flap if there is any rain, mist, or dew – otherwise the door flap has to stay closed. With the two man, the door is on the end and, unless the rain is blowing, you can tie back the flaps and get some air. Also, stakes for the guy lines of the door flap do not come with it – so order two extra – in all likelihood you will have to set up the door flap at some point.

  5. Jason (verified owner)

    I purchased the Trekker 1A as a solo backpacking tent. Entry and exit are much easier through the side than a tent with entry at the ends. There is also plenty of space inside & packs down small and light. Ventilation is great! Overall, I think it’s a good tent for those wanting to lighten their load without a lot of cost. However, I would only recommend this as a good weather tent. I treated mine with the recommended spray but it leaked at the ridge where the loops/toggles are for the mesh/door. The seam was taped but still leaked from under the tape. I have seam sealed the ridge & around the floor. It does okay in a drizzle or light rain, but anything more and you will be wet.

  6. Howie (verified owner)

    I purchased the Trekker 1A tent as a lighter tent for backpacking and it is, even with the stakes! It appears to be very well made and I love the design which is what sold me on it. The only drawback so far is after sleeping in 40° weather I woke up to extreme condensation! So before I use it again I will try and use a waterproofing spray to lessen condensation as recommended in the instructions!

  7. Albert McLeod

    So i got this for a review i find that the tent holds its own very well had it in a rain storm and wind storm and it did great no leaks or anything the only thing is the condensation build up during the night there was quit a bit maybe a few other vents in the bottom area maybe but you get some condensation in single walled tents but there was a lot when i woke up the next morning other than that its a great tent love it
    There is not much head room for sitting up, and clothing changes need to be done lying down if done in the tent. The zippered mesh screen door is great for keeping the bugs out, especially for those of us who like a tent that encloses us in. It is very well made and the design is good for stability. The literature said the poles should be set to 42 inches. The design of the tent seems to call for something closer to 3 feet. Pros: light weight, well designed, well made, good vents, screen zipper door. Cons: not much vertical room. Overall very pleased and strongly recommend for those interested in this style of tent.

  8. Trevor

    This is an amazing little tent! Perfect for my multi-day trip into the North Cascades! So glad I stumbled on River Country Products. Keep in mind, this particular tent does not have a lot of head-space, but it was perfect for what I needed. The tent quality is the same as what I have come to expect from the bigger or more well known brands. Highly recommend this tent if you are looking for a light weight, well built tent

  9. Jeremy Stafford

    Haven’t had a chance to test real well but it seems like a great product already, really like how small it packs down.

  10. David hopper

    I answered a cautious “YES” regarding waterproofness because hasn’t been rained on or sprayed with hose. After set-up I did my standard soak all seams in silicone treatment though. Received tent a couple of weeks back but due to workload I am just now getting around to looking at it.
    Did my initial setup here behind house and went up super easy.
    Since am not really a hiker but a spur of moment camper/hunter/fisherman- I like compact tents to throw in truck and leave there so that am ready at moments notice. Since am not a hiker I built my own collapsing custom fit poles from 11mm tent pole repair kits. And as I setup I replaced the day-glow orange cordage with heavier camo paracord that glow in dark. Love that stuff!
    Am only 5-4 & 175 lbs so I have room inside for me and some gear. Would like to see a second storage pocket near door. Would think it will have adequate ventilation in “porch” mode and with a fire out front should be warm in colder temps. Can’t wait to get into the woods

  11. Jason Fletcher

    Really like this tent! I’m 6’2″ tall and it’s plenty long with additional space for gear. It is small and relatively lightweight and would work well for a backpacking tent.

    I personally used it for a DIY Roof Top Tent that I made because of the a-frame shape and the side entry. For the price, it works great and is the center of my design. The quality seems to be really high and the vented windows on the ends are nice to help with condensation.

    Overall, I really like the tent!

  12. Christian

    This is a great solo tent for beginners!
    It is ultralight at a affordable cost! I really enjoy this tent on weekends in the woods. Overall good for the price and doesn’t take up much space in the pack.

  13. Chris Miller (verified owner)

    First off, my order showed up in 7 days, which is much quicker than I thought it would. The tent is slightly shorter than I thought, but not enough to lose a star. I use a ridge line setup and the tent goes up inside of 8 minutes including the guy lines. Add a few more minutes to find suitable branches to guy out the awning. If I was setting up for inclement weather, I would add a tarp over the ridge line. It still comes in lighter than my previous tent.

  14. Malcolm Uhl

    Excellent tent, the third River County Products tent in my collection (I have the 1.0 and the 2.2 as well), and I highly recommend it for a variety of trip types. Two thumbs up (because I only have two. Lol).

  15. Chris

    Someone purchased this tent for me. The ridge loops leaked even after spraying and seem sealing. The tent stakes are light aluminum and bend and break easily. The zipper failed as well after just a few uses. The poles that they sold for this tent are a remarkable buy at @ 20$ and perform very well. I called them and let them know I was leaving on very long excursion and they said another tent would be shipped that weekend. It never came and had to leave with a hot mess of a tent.

  16. Jimmie Walton (verified owner)

    I just received my new Trekker Tent 1A. I opened it up and set it up to air out. I am very pleased with the quality of materials. It is surprisingly spacious inside. I laid out my sleeping pad and crawled inside to survey from the inside. The large opening made it easy to get in and out of. I had plenty of room inside to move around. I used landscape pavers to tie the tent anchor points along with my trekking poles, and they held the tent firmly in place. On camping trips I will use trees and rocks to anchor this tent. That will reduce the weight in my pack even further. And the best thing about this tent is that it’s so freaking light. No tent poles or pegs to carry. I’m sure I will have many restful nights inside this tent. Thank you River Country Products.

  17. Amos Gainey

    This tent is a bargain at its weight and features. You would have to spend over $200 to get a tent this light. I also have the Trekker 2.2. I am 6’ 2” and weigh about 215 and it fits me fine. Sets up easy and is definitely lightweight.

  18. David Baylor

    I purchased this tent for the Ice Age Trail. I needed light weight but I am a teacher and cant afford to spend $200 + for a tent. This thing is close to perfect! Wrapped up it is about half the size of my other 1 man tent and is half the weight as well even though it has a larger footprint.

    I did seam seal and waterproof spray the tent but I’ve done that with every tent I’ve owned.

    Frankly I wish I had had this for some of my other treks, would have made my pack and budget a lot lighter.

  19. Matt

    Purchased this tent as an affordable light weight option. Works and looks exactly as advertised. Easy set up an break down. Super light. More room inside than I actually anticipated. I’m 6 foot, 250 lbs and have more than enough room.

  20. Pat Combee (verified owner)

    Nice little tent. set up is easy and intuitive. My only complaint is the same as many other reviewers: Tent leaks at the ridge loops. The loops appear to go from the outside,, through the seam to the inside, which wicks water into the tent no matter how much you seal it. To deal with this, I cut the outside loops off as close to the seam as possible and then sealed over that area with silicone sealer. I can live without those loops to know that the tent won’t leak. I also sealed inside seam where the velcro was sewn on as that had maybe a drop or so. So far, no leaks from the ridge loops or any drops from the velcro patches. Otherwise, the seams are sealed well. I did spray silicone spray sealer on the outside as recommended by River Country.

  21. Steven Rambin

    I received this tent 2 days ago while I have not yet used this tent I have set it up to seal seams. I am so anxious to use this tent. It is exactly what I wanted and needed it is light weight and has plenty of room for me and my gear. The quality of this tent appears to be very good. The stakes are not the cheap flimsy pegs you get with other tents. As soon as I use this I will write a further review.

  22. James Kohlschmidt

    I ordered this tent off amazon and used it for the first time last weekend up near Winter Park CO. Its a great tent, easy set up, and lightweight. I’m 5′ 10″ and I still had room at the bottom of the tent for my bag. There are many reviews complaining about it not being waterproof. But if you follow the instructions it came with, to seam seal the corners and seem tape, and spray the outside with Silicone water-guard you will be good to go. Even if you include the cost of waterproofing it is still hundreds of dollars cheaper than most ultralight tents. Definitely worth the buy!

  23. Hannah Nelson (verified owner)

    I purchased my tent with the trekking poles included and it has served me well. After more than 30 days in the field this summer doing some desert archaeology, I’m pleased with how well this tent has held up, especially because it’s been some rough and tough work. The bathtub bottom has held up well both with a footprint and without. The construction of all the tie outs and steak outs is impressive for such an inexpensive tent.
    I can fit all my gear at my feet. It’s just a little short to be super comfy.
    I had some issues with condensation when there was rain, or if I slept with the fly zipped all the way. Thankfully it was warm enough to just sleep with the fly open so it wasn’t an issue most nights.
    The trekking poles have held up well- both for tenting and trekking. I like the twist-lock adjustable height. Snow baskets are a bit small, but they are functional.
    I did use some extra waterproofing spray (just a light coat around the seams), and I haven’t had any issues with leakage.
    Overall, a FANTASTIC tent for the price, weight, and included features. I’d buy from these guys again in a heartbeat, although I’d probably opt for a taller 2-person tent.

  24. DOUG CHRISTIANSON (verified owner)

    I purchased this tent for section hiking the Ice-Age trail in Wisconsin. I am impressed with how easy this tent setup in my “yard” setup. I haven’t had it on trail just yet, but thus far this is my favorite River Country Products tent. (I now have three)

  25. Frank Satawa (verified owner)

    just received my new trekker 1a tent in the mail and it only took 4 days. sets up in minutes and im short enough that i can sit up inside. thank you river country products for a lightweight, quality tent at an amazing price. I cannot wait to take it camping.

  26. Pete (verified owner)

    Nice little stealth tent good for a dry nights sleep and move on . Lightweight packs small , repurpose poles ,carve your own or of course use trekking poles . Only warning if your not very limber this might not be the tent for you. Plenty of sleeping room just not a lot of wiggle room. Money well spent for me .

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