With the Solus 1P we introduce one of the most versatile and ultralight tents in the world.
Revolutionary materials and innovative design made possible to create a tent that weighs less than half a kilo, without sacrificing comfort and reliability for Nordic conditions. The tent follows principles based on minimalism and light weight. All the unnecessary features are taken away to give hikers exactly what they need. Nothing more, nothing less.
Designed and developed in Norway
€599 – €629
Bonfus Solus 1P is an ultra light 3 season tent designed for Nordic conditions.
The design is inspired by the tried-and-tested pyramid design, known for its wind resistance, and uses two poles / trekking poles as support, with the one on the back being lower (85-90cm) than the one on the front (127-130cm), to limit surface area to the wind without reducing space inside the tent. Check out our Carbon Fiber UL Tent poles to set up our tents when you are cycling, climbing, kayaking or if you do not use trekking poles.
The tent protects you from wind and rain thanks to the tent walls that come close to the terrain, reducing cold winds inside the tent.
A top vent at the front peak (which can be closed as needed, even from inside the tent) contributes to good ventilation.
The tent is extremely easy to set up and requires a minimum of 6 stakes (4 corners as well as front door and back side).
For extra wind protection, there are a total of 14 guyout points that you can use (for up to 12 stakes), so that the tent can be securely anchored when needed. All extra guylines can be removed when weather conditions allow, thanks to detachable linelocs. This way you can reduce the weight even more when possible. The tent comes pre-assembled with guylines at the 10 main anchoring points.
Necessary guyline length (4 x 1.5m) for the extra 4 mounting points is included, along with 4 extra line locks. Stakes are not included and must be purchased separately.
The vestibule is spacious for cooking and storing your gear.
The entrance door is designed without a zipper to reduce weight. Two locking systems at the bottom and center securely close the two overlapping doors, making the tent completely weatherproof. See pictures for more info.
The mesh door opens with a long curved zipper that gives access to the entire vestibule from inside the tent.
Mosquito nets are integrated on the inside of the tent and stitched to the tent body to protect you from insects and mosquitoes. Inside the tent there is a mesh storage pocket and two hanging hooks for drying clothes, hanging headlamps and more.
All stitches are first sewn and then taped to the outside to increase strength and fully waterproof the seams.
All bearing points, as well as all areas where the tent material is subject to greater stress, are reinforced with durable laser cut 99g/m2 (2.92oz) Dyneema © Composite Fabric Hybrid.
An ultra-light stuff sack made in 17 g / m2 (0.51 oz) Dyneema® Composite Fabric is included. It is designed so that you can easily pack your tent even with cold hands or gloves.
A 30cm long repair tape is included with the tent and can be used for quick but lasting field repairs.
Tent w/premounted guylines: 450 g
Stuff sack: 11 g
Storm guylines and linelocs: 20 g
DCF 0.67 Camo option adds: 45g
DCF 0.74 Spruce Green option adds: 60g
Tent body: 17 g/m2 (0.51 oz) Dyneema® Composite Fabric (aka Cuben Fiber). Waterproofness: 15 000 mm H20
Reinforcements: 99 g/m2 (2.92 oz) Dyneema® Composite Fabric Hybrid (aka Cuben Fiber Hybrid)
Floor: 33 g/m2 (1 oz) Dyneema® Composite Fabric (aka Cuben Fiber). Waterproofness: 20 000 mm H20. Note: color is either white or gray based on availability.
Mosquito mesh: 15D, 23 g/m2 (0.67 oz)
Guylines: Strong 2mm UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) core, over-braided with polyester sheath.
Front peak height: 127-130cm
Back peak height: 85-90cm
Outside lenght: 295cm
Floor width: 75cm
Floor length: 220cm
Vestibule depth: 60-65cm
The Solus 1P tent is easy to set up. However it is important to get used with the tent and the routines required to set it up optimally before going on a trip.
1.Find a flat tent site, preferably not in areas where water can accumulate if it rains. To reduce condensation, place the tent away from streams, lakes and other water sources.
2.Unpack the tent from the stuff sack and lay it flat on the ground. In case of strong winds, the tent should be plugged in at least two points while still partially in the stuff sack, before unpacking completely.
3.Stake out all four corners without tightening the guylines too much. The tent should be set up symmetrically with right angles between the corners.
4.Take your two poles/ trekking poles and set them at 125-130cm and 85-90cm length. Shorter length will make the tent touch the ground. The higher you put the poles, the more ventilation you will have inside. Place the poles outside the mosquito mesh, but inside the ventilation openings and doors. Tighten the cords on the door and back side just enough for the poles to stand up, without creating too much tension.
5.Now tighten up the four corners first, and then finish tightening the door and back side. Be careful not to over-tighten. The tension should be evenly distributed on the tent and ideally there should be no wrinkles, depending on the terrain in which the tent is set up.
6.Depending on the weather, you can choose to use 4 extra guylines, provided with the tent. This ensures more wind stability.
7.If desired, open or close the ventilation opening at the top of the door, which can be reached both from the outside and inside of the tent. Remember that it is important to ventilate the tent to reduce condensation, which is both caused by humidity in the air and the ground, moisture emitted by your body and by cooking.
1.Hang the tent to dry after each trip.
2.The tent should be kept in a dry place and not exposed to the sun and UV rays.
3.The tent should be washed with a humid sponge and cold water at regular intervals to remove dirt.
4.Remember that one-sided DCF tape comes with the tent and can easily be used for quick but durable repairs. If possible, clean the fabric before applying the tape (regular alcohol wipes for cleaning are sufficient, if not extremely dirty).
5.Wrinkles and creases can weaken the material properties over time. It is recommended that you lay out the tent into a flat space, and then fold and roll it to a cylinder before packing it in the stuff sack.
6.Always check that the zipper works optimally before each trip.