Trekker Tent 1V

(3 customer reviews)


We want to get your feedback on our new tent design! This tent will be on sale for a limited time in order to get feedback from our customers as we continue to make improvements. 

  • Large one person tent, light and small perfect for backpacking
  • Removable rain fly, and mesh walls allow for good air flow and reduce condensation.
  • Large vestibule is perfect for storing gear.
  • Comes with all needed stakes, guy-lines, and carrying bag.

  *Some pictures feature the 2V Tent since, disregarding size, the design is the same.

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The Trekker Tent 1V is a feature packed 1 person tent. The smaller cousin to our Trekker Tent 2V, it is big enough for one person and gear, but light and small enough for one person to pack easily. The included vestibule also provides extra space for your backpack and a taller front door makes entering the tent easy. The included rain fly attaches quickly to the tent providing protection from the elements, while the mesh side walls make the tent perfect for warm summer camping.

Main features:

  • Attachable rain fly, also forms the vestibule.
  • Easy to set up, simply stake down the corners and extend your trekking poles in the front and back grommets.
  • Mesh vents reduce condensation and provide excellent airflow.
  • Tent includes all needed stakes and guy-lines.
  • Light weight, great for backpacking and hiking.
  • Keeps water out, seams are taped.


  • Material: PU Coated Polyester
  • Length: 7 ft
  • Height: 42” Front
  • Weight: 2lbs 11oz
  • Width: 50” Front / 30” Back

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3 reviews for Trekker Tent 1V

  1. Chad Ball (verified owner)

    Let me say, I am a gear junkie. I Motorcycle camp, Cub Scout camp and recently decided to give backpacking a go. My first River Country tent was a Trekker Tent 1. I LOVE that little tent, the cavernous space under the vestibule is great as I can fit both my motorcycle panniers and gear underneath with room to spare but I like just a little more space inside. My 9 year old Cub Scout has pretty much taken possession of my Trekker 1, he can just throw his pack or duffel full of clothes at his feet and still have room to spare. I was ok with that as it gave me an excuse to order a Trekker 2.2 . I like that tent, with a full 5×7 floor I can comfortably bring my pack or duffel inside with plenty of room to sleep on a wide/long sleeping pad. The only caveat being, I found myself missing that utility of a vestibule. After a couple weeks of having my 2.2, and a Cup Scout camp out, I found the Trekker 1V. At the super introductory beta price I couldn’t help myself. I had to have one!

    The Trekker 1V is a relatively easy tent to set up. Stake the corners, extend the trekking poles and guy out. The first time I set it up in the back yard it took a little fiddling and adjusting of the poles to figure out how to get the fly to fit the way I liked it. I like the way the rain fly attaches. I gave it a once over with some water proofing spray and aired it out for a day then I packed it up and threw it in my pack and took it out for a test run.

    The extra width at the front end is just what the doctor ordered when compared to the Trekker 1. I can keep my stuff sack of clothes and a few incidentals inside the tent with me without sleeping on top of them. The vestibule is narrow, I could stand my pack up against the trekking pole at the front and make it work but that made for an interesting wiggle for entry and exit of the tent. I quickly realized that was the only thing I don’t like about this tent. Everything else is aces. Maybe for a 9 year old, or a petite framed person the door configuration will be acceptable, but for my 6’0-200lb frame the squeeze through the a-frame door around my pack and over my boots was more work than I’d like. Product description says “Tall Door” and it is, but it also narrow and has a trekking pole right up the middle. Not really a fault of the product, more of a personal preference type thing.

    Overall, I think it’s a great little tent. Under 3 lbs, packs small, comes with nice stakes , guy lines and easily packs back in it’s carrying bag. It has great zippers, no-see-um mesh, heavy duty bath tub floor. Absolutely can not be beat dollar per dollar for value with anything else I have seen around, and ask my wife… I have looked at a lot of tents!

    All that said….
    2 things I’d love to see happen.
    1) Add about 2″-3″ of nylon strap to the loop up in the corner to hang the lantern, would just make it soooo much easier to work with (same on the Trekker 1 and 2.2)
    2) Can the door in the front, make it a large D shaped door in the side and re-design the fly to accommodate side entry and you will have created my unicorn tent. (I’ll be happy to test out your side entry/vestibule version of this tent when you have it ready!!)

  2. Camie (verified owner)

    I set this up in my backyard to see how it works and to compare it to the River Country Products Trekker Tent 1 I have. I felt like the 1V had more room inside the tent, and I love that it comes in two pieces, so that in good weather I can keep the fly off to enjoy the starry night, mountain breeze, etc. The tent was easy to set up and the fly seemed to fit okay. It seemed like it was just barely covering the mesh areas on the sides and back, so if it became really stormy, rain might be able to enter the tent, but I don’t know for sure yet. If I get an opportunity to test it in the wind and rain, I’ll update my review.

    When compared to the Trekker 1, here are my pros and cons:
    1V PROS
    1. the 1V is overall lighter when accounting for stakes, bag and guide lines
    2. roomier inside the tent, I’m 6’1″ and had plenty of room to stretch out or curl up
    3. option to add or remove rain fly is great!
    4. only requires 8 stakes vs. 9
    5. better ventilation in the 1V, even with the fly on

    1V CONS
    1. potential for rain fly to allow water in during a bad storm
    2. requires 2 trekking poles instead of 1, not a show-stopper since I hike with two poles
    3. vestibule is smaller than the Trekker 1, but still had room for my pack and shoes

    Overall, both tents are probably the lightest tents you can find for the price. Like the Trekker 1, the 1V is well-made, sturdy, and comfortable. I didn’t have any issues folding it into a compact roll to pack away. I am really happy with my purchase and as always, I am confident that if any issues arise, River Country Products will provide fast and friendly customer service!

  3. Nate Wengert

    I found it quit easy to set up for the first time. Just stake down the 4 corners, place the trekking poles, then add guy lines and tighten them while lengthening poles until walls are taut. Rain fly also easy to attach/remove. I love that the rain fly is detachable, definitely an improvement over the Trekker 1 – because a lot of my nights are spent not seeking shelter from rain, but from bugs! So this 1V allows one to be under the stars and away from the bugs, but easily protected from rain if needed.
    The tapered shape is great! It seems that they were concerned with optimizing the interior space to give you room where it’s most needed.
    Sizing: So I’m just under 6′, and if I lie down with my head just touching the middle of the entrance, so right on the pole, then my feet will be a foot and maybe a little more from the end of the tent, and my shoulders will be about 9″ from the sides. The roof is plenty high enough to move around inside comfortably.
    Ventilation is great! But you are still protected from cold breezes. I imagine it would take some strong winds to get any water under the fly and through the roof webbing to get inside.
    After doing some seam sealing after first setup, I left the tent in my yard. It got snowed and rained on. It didn’t hold the weight of 4″ snow, but that was probably due to stakes being in soft ground. After both though the interior was dry.
    I’ve found it more compatible than a 5 degree sleeping bag.
    I intend to spend many more nights in this tent, and planning to take in on the AZ trail soon,

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