Polestar is a sub-1kg, tiny pack size, 1-person tent that pitches using trekking poles so you can pack smaller and lighter and do away with a separate main pole.

Perfect for hiking the South West Coast Path or the Cape Wrath Trail, Polestar has a stable crossed pole design with a durable ripstop flysheet for use in 3 seasons.

Polestar is side-entry, quick to pitch and is compatible with all adjustable or fixed length trekking poles between 120-130cm (optimised for 125cm) It can also be pitched outer only.

Hit the trails.


Save pack space and weight

Pitches using trekking poles to keep pack weight to sub-1kg

Weather beating construction

Crossed-pole design gives superior stability in 3 seasons

Quick to pitch

Clever design goes up easily at the end of a long day

Comfort on the trail

Side entry creates porch space and dual seam roof gives extra head room

Product overview

  • Pitches using trekking poles
  • Stable crossed-pole design
  • Fast to pitch - inner and outer together outer first
  • Compatible with all adjustable and fixed length trekking poles between 120-130cm (optimised for 125cm)
  • Dual seam roof creates extra head room
  • Side entry is easier to get in and out of with spacious porch area
  • Can be pitched outer-only
  • 3 internal storage pockets
  • Mesh door and vent at the footbox and entrance to reduce condensation
  • Optional Polestar footprint available
  • Tent repair kit included
  • 3 year Alpine Bond

Technical details


Total: 980g (excluding footprint)
Flysheet: 430g
Inner: 360g
Footbox pole: 93g
Pegs: 75g
Stuff bag: 21g
Footprint (optional): 150g


Pitched: 210cm x 140cm x 100cm (L x W x H)
Internal: 200cm x 80cm x 90cm (L x W x D)
Packed: 42cm x 11cm


Flysheet: 20D silicone coated ripstop polyester with PU backer
Mesh: D33
Inner: 20D breathable ripstop nylon
Groundsheet: 20D ripstop polyester with PU backer
Footbox pole: 7001 alloy
Pegs: Alloy Y beam (x8)
Zips: YKK size 5
Footprint (optional): 20D ripstop polyester with PU backer

Waterproof rating

Flysheet: 3,000mm hydrostatic head
Groundsheet: 5,000mm hydrostatic head

Sustainability & Care

Environmental impact

Gear you'll love for longer

Polestar is built to last with ripstop nylon used throughout and alloy poles. It'll keep going trip after trip.

How to pitch your tent

We have dedicated Repair Stations in our stores and we're fully equipped to breathe new life into your old kit. This includes spare parts, patches, new zips and wash and reproofing of your down and waterproofs. Pop into any store or contact us online for more info.

Alpine Bond
If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.

How It Is Made

Gear you'll love for longer
Polestar is built to last with ripstop nylon used throughout and alloy poles. It'll keep going trip after trip.

Where It Is Made

Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.

All our factories sign up to our Code of Conduct. Find out where we make our product by visiting our Factories of Alpkit factory zone.

Reducing our carbon footprint

We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.

We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiative which sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intesnity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.

End of life
When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.

Polestar in action