The One

Gossamer Gear

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A sleek, simple ultralight solo shelter to keep you snug as a bug in a weatherproof ripstop rug.

The One is back, and even more determined to keep you dry without weighing you down. Features include factory-taped seams, reflective pull-outs, robust zippers, and fully-rigged lines. Easy to set up, rugged, spacious and less than two pounds, The One is the shelter of your minimalist dreams.

 

  • Easy side entry, both doors now open for ventilation

  • Factory-taped seams

  • Bathtub floor

  • Main body and floor have 1200mm waterproof blended sil/pu coating

  • Great headroom (and shoulder room)

  • Fits tall people

  • Big vestibule with great protection

  • Lightweight, with full protection from rain and bugs

  • Excellent ventilation to minimize condensation

  • Catenary cut for quick, taut setup

  • Highly adjustable pitch

  • Interior clothes line and flashlight loop

  • Reflective tie-outs for additional lines for high winds

  • Ability to furl the vestibule for views when no rain expected

  • Tensioners with reflective line make it easy to get a taut setup

  • Reflective guy lines knotted so they can be handled with gloves

  • Zipper pulls have reflective lines added for easier handling

  • Large mesh internal pocket for personal items

Minimum of 6 stakes required for setup, available for purchase separately
Uses carbon fiber or aluminum segmented poles, or trekking poles (set to 125 cm, tip down), available for purchase separately

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Weight:

Shelter Weight: 21.05 oz / 609g (includes factory-taped seams)

Lines (already attached):  .60 oz / 18g

Stuff Sack: .3 oz / 8.5g

Extra tie outs ( 4 ) not attached .45 oz / 14g

Dimensions:

Packed size 6” X 9”

Floor size 36” at the head, 24" at the foot X 88” (19.55 sq ft)

Vestibule area 16.2 sf

Head height at peak 46” (using 125 cm poles)

Materials:

Tent body: Custom-formulated 7d high tenacity nylon blended sil/pu coating waterproof to at least 1200mm.  

Tent floor:  Custom-formulated 10d high tenacity nylon blended sil/pu coating waterproof to at least 1200mm.

Guylines:  2.5mm reflective nylon sheath, 1mm dyneema core

Zippers:  First quality, robust  #4.5 double-pull zippers

ITW lineloc3 tensioners all main tie outs

Setup

Select a site that is level, and has sufficient room to stake out the tent. We recommend V-stakes for maximum holding power on the front and rear guy lines, and stakes appropriate for anticipated conditions for the four tent corners.  If possible, stake one of the ends into the prevailing winds, rather than the front or the back.  Stake the two corners on one side so that they are about 3-4 feet apart, at approximate 45 degrees to the tent.  Make sure the corner guy lines are at half to ¾ length free, for maximum ventilation and to allow you room to tighten them.  Walk to the other side of the tent, and pull those two corners against the first two you just set, and stake them down, again at 3-4 feet apart at approximately 45 degrees to the tent. 

Next, put in the rear pole (either your trekking pole set to 125 cm, or segmented tent poles if you purchased those), with the handle of the trekking pole at the top, and the tip of the pole slipped into the grommet tab provided.  Stake the tent out so that the pole leans slightly out.  Then put in the front pole, top up and tip into the grommet tab provided, zip up the vestibule, and stake it out, again so that the pole leans out at a slight angle.  Adjust the front and rear guy lines so that the ridgeline is taut, and the poles both lean out at about the same angle.  Then go around the four corners, and tighten the lines to provide a taut setup with no wrinkles.

The bathtub floor can just hang, but if desired, you can take four additional hook stakes to stake out the four corners of the floor.  The 10-denier nylon floor is reasonably durable for it’s weight, but to prolong the life of your shelter, you may want to place either a polycryo ground sheet or a nylon ground sheet under the tent.

Special Case – Windy Conditions

Since The One is a roomy tent, it also presents a pretty high profile to winds.  Thus, if you can find a more sheltered area, this will be helpful in windy weather.  Depending on the stakes you brought, ground conditions, and wind speed, you may want to put large rocks over the stakes to help them hold.  The One has 4 additional pullouts (black with reflective stripes) which can be used to attach additional guy lines to for more support in windy conditions.  If you anticipated unusually windy conditions, we recommend you prepare 2 – 4 lines by cutting 5-foot long lengths and tying loops in each end.  This way, should you find yourself in windy conditions, you can easily loop them onto the black tieouts and stake them out.  In windy conditions, you may choose to stake the two corners on the windy side all the way to the ground, to minimize the intrusion of the wind into the shelter.

Use

The large mesh pocket on the rear wall is provided to keep your small items from getting lost inside the tent.  There is a small, movable loop on the clothesline located in the ridge, which you can use to hang a flashlight from for reading or other nighttime activities requiring light.  The roomy vestibule provides a sheltered area to keep your gear, shoes, etc. without taking up interior space in the tent.  In fair conditions, the vestibule can be furled for better views and ventilation.  Since The One is a single-wall shelter to save weight, it is prone to condensation in certain conditions.  More ventilation (staking the  corners high, leaving the vestibule open) will generally minimize condensation.  In the case of condensation, you can just use a handkerchief to wipe down the shelter, then take it out during your lunch break to air out.

Care

After returning from a trip, use a damp cloth to remove dirt and debris from your One, and allow it to fully dry before stowing it.


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