|ZPacks™ Hexamid Solo-Plus Tent
The Hexamid Solo-Plus is an in-between size tent that has the same size
footprint as the Hexamid Twin, but it only requires one long trekking pole
to set up. It is a good compromise for solo hikers requiring more space,
or for those who sometimes camp with a partner.
It is made from the lightest materials available; .51 oz/sqyd cuben
fiber, and optionally .7 oz/sqyd ultralight insect netting.
Sets up with just one trekking pole or walking stick adjusted
to around 52 inches (132 cm), and a minimum of six
stakes. Ten stakes are recommended on this tent for
additional head room and wind resistance.
Tent pole is
available if you don't use trekking poles.
Set up instructions are available for the
Hexamid Solo-Plus Setup Video. New!
Fixed length guy lines using no-stretch spectra cord make setup easy. No line adjusters or knot tying
- Lots of space for one person plus gear, or space for a partner. The tent is long enough
for most people to fully stretch out their arms and legs, and tall enough
for two people to sit
- Great ventilation, and a great view through the large screen entryway.
6" of screen around the perimeter allows air flow.
- The screen entryway opens with a single rainbow shaped zipper
at the top. A single zipper reduces the likelihood of zipper
failure, and keeps zipper weight at a minimum.
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"I just returned from a thru-hike of the Colorado Trail and
used my Solo Plus tent (with mesh floor and beak) every night.
It performed beautifully in rain, hail, and nice weather, pus
gave a nice visual connection with the outside during
lightening storm shows. Thanks for designing and making a great
shelter!" -- John W.
- Cuben Fiber is made from Dyneema threads which do not stretch.
The tent stays taught all night. Nylon materials by comparison can stretch and sag,
especially if it gets wet.
- All the seams are
triple stitched and taped, and the tie outs are bonded. No seam
This tent is unique in that it has a fully
enclosed .7 oz/sqyd
screen floor which keeps 100% of insects, spiders, ticks, etc
You will need a separate ground sheet on the inside, on top
of the screen, just like sleeping under a tarp.
Keeping the groundsheet separate from the shelter offers the
- Our separate Cuben Fiber
Bathtub Ground Sheet works great, but alternatively you can
use a Poncho,
or inexpensive material like
Tyvek for your groundsheet.
- On nice nights you can take out your separate ground sheet
and sleep under the stars or on the ground under a shelter.
- If rain is blowing hard at one side of the shelter, you can
fold up the edges of your ground sheet, or shift it away from
any spray. Rain spray or condensation runs harmlessly out the
- You can take out your ground sheet to dry everything out
twice as fast.
- Each inside corner of the shelter has a loop and clip for
groundsheet. The peak also has a loop on the inside for hanging a
flashlight or stuff sack.
- The expected life span of this shelter is at least one
full 2500+ mile thru hike, or many years of casual use with some
care. The shelter can also be easily repaired in the field since
duct tape sticks well to the fabric.
- All ZPacks gear has a one year warranty against defects in
materials or workmanship. Returns or exchanges are welcome.
- For more info check out the Tent
Optional Extended Beak:
demand an extended beak is now available. The extended beak rolls down
to block rain spray, deflect wind, and provide some privacy. The beak
has elastic an elastic cord which clips to the tent's front guy line. To
open the beak just un-clip it and roll it up. The beak adds about 1 foot
of vestibule space for shoes, etc.
When hiking solo the extended beak may not be necessary since you can
usually slide your ground sheet towards the back of the tent to avoid
any rain spray. If you are sharing the tent with a second person or if
you want to play it safe add the beak.
- Peak Height: 51 inches (130 cm)
- Length: 9 feet (2.75 meters)
- Width at center: 62 inches (158 cm)
- Width at ends: 42 inches (107 cm)
- Entryway Height: 29 inches (74 cm)
- A Hexamid Solo-Plus Tarp including taped seams weighs 4.7
ounces (133 grams)
- Optional fully enclosed bug screen adds 5.8 ounces (164 grams),
which makes 10.5 ounces (298 grams) total for the tent.
- Bright yellow
Z-Line spectra guy
lines add .4 oz (11 grams)
- A medium 6" x 12" stuff sack for the tent + separate
groundsheet adds .3 ounces (8 grams)
- Six elastic bands and clips are included to attach your groundsheet to the
shelter. .5 ounces (14 grams)
- An Optional Extended Beak adds 1.5 ounces (43 grams)
- The Total weight for a Hexamid Solo-Plus Tent w/
Extended Beak, including seam tape, guy-lines, elastic lines to
attach your groundsheet, and a stuff sack is 13.2 ounces (374 grams).
- A groundsheet and 10 stakes are
sold separately, and are not included in the
price or weight. If you choose to use a Solo-Plus size Cuben Fiber
Groundsheet (3.3 ounces), ten 6" titanium stakes (2.0 ounces) and a cuben
fiber stake sack (.1 ounces) then your Grand Total for the
complete shelter would be 18.6 ounces (527 grams).
These weights are as accurate as possible. Compare carefully! Many
other manufacturers leave out seam sealing, lines, stuff sack,
stakes, ground sheet etc from their weights.
There may be a waiting list for this item, see the
notice at the top of the page.
Note when choosing a groundsheet:
Our Solo-Plus Cuben Fiber groundsheet has plenty of space for one
person, but is too snug for two. Our Twin groundsheet fits this tent
perfectly, has extra length, and also enough width to squeeze in a