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Walmart.com has Ozark Trail 1-Person Hiker Tent on sale for $18.18. Select in-store pick up where available, otherwise shipping is free w/ orders $35+. Thanks Rokket
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Walmart has the Ozark Trail 1-Person Hiker Tent on clearance for just $18.18.
Excellent reviews on this tent!
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-...t/49382131

2-pole design that folds small enough to fit inside backpack
Stuff sack dimensions: 21.5" x 5.5" x 5.5"
Carry weight: 4.4 lbs
Minimum Trail Weight (Tent, fly, poles only): 3.96 lbs
Set up dimensions: 7' x 5'
Center height: 37"
Number of Seasons: 3
Sleeps 1
Includes Gear loft and 2 organizer pockets
Built-in E-port provides easy access to an electrical extension cord
Easy set-up
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I've owned this tent for a little over a year now after a previous Slick Deal.

If you're just getting into backpack camping, I'd give it a shot. 4.4 lbs is a bit heavy, but at less than $20 you can't go wrong. Chances are you'll want a lighter (and way more expensive setup) after a couple of hikes, but you'll have gotten your money's worth out of this by then. I'd rather go that route than spend $200 on a nice, light tent and then find out that backpacking isn't for me.

Alternatively, this makes for a great tent if you've got a couple of kids who want their own tent when you're camping with Scouts or other families.

Three trips so far with this - 5-night backpack trip (10-mile hike in and out), overnight Scout camp out, 3-night car camping at Glacier National Park - and this tent had held up great.

Hope this helps.
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I'm with OP: this is an excellent deal on a competently designed, well-reviewed budget tent.

The criticism that it's very heavy for a compact one person tent is spot on however. It does beg the question of exactly what scenario it's best for, as it really is too heavy to carry solo. And if you're just car camping, even a solo camper will be much happier with a 2-3 person tent and the extra room it provides.

But it might make sense for a young scout at a group camping jamboree. Or canoe/kayak camping. Maybe even for motorcycle camping where packed size might be more important that weight. (although the 21.5" packed length will present challenges finding a spot for it on your motorcycle).

BTW: judging from the pictures, I'd say this thing's unexpectedly heavy weight is largely due to the use of fiberglass, rather than aluminum as a pole material. Followed by the use of conventional rip stop nylon tent fabric instead of something more exotic, like silnylon.

But $18 and change? Come on people. It's completely unfair to compare this to pack weights of 1-person offerings from companies like Big Agnes, Eureka, Kelty or MSR. They're going to cost 4 to 12 times as much.
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Looks like a good tent for camping as a group but it's heavy and large for backpacking. Maybe short distances but probably wouldn't need a tent then.
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4.4lbs for a single person tent?! lol.

ok, i get it, its cheap. but with something that heavy, you arent hiking with it... so its for car camping. so why not get something more roomy?
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Well, check out the reviews - they're overwhelmingly positive.

Recent reviews (within the past two weeks):
"Overall great product."
"Great tent.... If you're packing small and light this tent fits the bill."
"Inexpensive tent...way better than anticipated."
"This tent is better than I imagined it would be for the price. Not sure how they can make a tent this good so inexpensively. "
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I'm with OP: this is an excellent deal on a competently designed, well-reviewed budget tent.

The criticism that it's very heavy for a compact one person tent is spot on however. It does beg the question of exactly what scenario it's best for, as it really is too heavy to carry solo. And if you're just car camping, even a solo camper will be much happier with a 2-3 person tent and the extra room it provides.

But it might make sense for a young scout at a group camping jamboree. Or canoe/kayak camping. Maybe even for motorcycle camping where packed size might be more important that weight. (although the 21.5" packed length will present challenges finding a spot for it on your motorcycle).

BTW: judging from the pictures, I'd say this thing's unexpectedly heavy weight is largely due to the use of fiberglass, rather than aluminum as a pole material. Followed by the use of conventional rip stop nylon tent fabric instead of something more exotic, like silnylon.

But $18 and change? Come on people. It's completely unfair to compare this to pack weights of 1-person offerings from companies like Big Agnes, Eureka, Kelty or MSR. They're going to cost 4 to 12 times as much.
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I've owned this tent for a little over a year now after a previous Slick Deal.

If you're just getting into backpack camping, I'd give it a shot. 4.4 lbs is a bit heavy, but at less than $20 you can't go wrong. Chances are you'll want a lighter (and way more expensive setup) after a couple of hikes, but you'll have gotten your money's worth out of this by then. I'd rather go that route than spend $200 on a nice, light tent and then find out that backpacking isn't for me.

Alternatively, this makes for a great tent if you've got a couple of kids who want their own tent when you're camping with Scouts or other families.

Three trips so far with this - 5-night backpack trip (10-mile hike in and out), overnight Scout camp out, 3-night car camping at Glacier National Park - and this tent had held up great.

Hope this helps.
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Hi Simoleon - thanks for the review, very helpful.
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For women and boys only at 5'5"" long!

Oops, says 7'... men and girls now included!
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For women and boys only at 5'5"" long!
What about girls? Or short men?
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Its been this price for at least a few days. looks like a good tent for minimal investment.
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I took this one to the bottom of the Grand Canyon for 2 nights. It is on the heavier side for backpacking tents but I was also a newbie and overpacked anyway. I did suffer, exacerbated by the one mile vertical distance of my in and out bikes, but wasn't impossible since I try to lift at the gym as much as I can, and keep up with leg days. I did enjoy the experience regardless of the weight.

As another reviewer said, definitely worth it as a trial for backpacking. If I wasn't covering so much vertical distance it would've been no problem.
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For women and boys only at 5'5"" long!
Set up dimensions: 7' x 5'.........Cool The packed size is 21.5" x 5.5" x 5.5"
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