Lightweight bikepacking tent

Lightweight tent for bikepacking comfort

By Kenny Stocker

Bikepacking is cycle touring minimalism but a compact tent means you do not always need to sacrifice your liveable space..

Bikepacker Julie Elliot sheds some light on her kit choice for bikepacking in comfort, and how it is possible to cram in a spacious, weatherproof shelter.

Unpacking her 2.8kg sleep system Julie pulls out our 1.2kg Soloist tent, and has some remarkably nice comments to make.

I have bikepacked with this a lot I really recommend it.. It's fabulous, it's spacious I can't recommend it enough. It does fit in between my handlebars so that makes it more versatile for different bikepacking setups rather than just have it in the saddle bag.

What makes the Soloist especially good for bikepacking are its short poles for easy stowage between her handlebars and stability in poor weather. Infact Julie chooses the Soloist over the lighter Big Agnes as insurance against the variable weather she could expect on Dartmoor. A reminder lighter isn't always best.

Julie continues to dissect her kit as George the cat dissects the kitchen. See how many other Alpkit products you can count through the video.


Lightweight, waterproof hooped bivvy bag weighing less than 1kg
€99,99 €119,99
Trekking pole tent for long distance backpacking: 1-person, 3-season, 980g
€119,99 €149,99
Innovative air pole tent great for bikepacking and hiking trips: 1-person, 3-season, 1.2kg
€159,99 €189,99
Innovative air pole tent great for bikepacking and hiking trips: 2-person, 3-season, 1.5kg
€199,99 €229,99
Ultralight backpacking tent: 1-person, 2-3 season, sub 900g (2lb)
€289,99 €349,99
Ultralight backpacking tent: 1-person, 3-season, 1.2kg
€149,99 €169,99
Ultralight backpacking tent: 1-person XL, 3-season, 1.31kg
€169,99 €179,99
Spacious, backpacking tunnel tent: 2-person, 3-season, 3.2kg
€169,99 €189,99
Spacious, backpacking tunnel tent: 3-person, 3-season, 3.9kg
€179,99 €209,99
Geodesic backpacking tent: 2-person, 3-season, 3kg
€139,99 €179,99
Ultralight backpacking tent: 2-person, 3-season, 1.4kg
€219,99 €259,99
Ultralight backpacking tent: 3-person, 3-season, 1.7kg
€249,99 €289,99

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