Beaverton, OR (March 11, 2019) - The new Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo one-person tent has won Backpacker Magazine’s Editors’ Choice award, announced at the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show on January 30th and featured in the Spring 2019 Gear Guide.“The Lunar Solo nails the combination of weight, space, and price,” said Backpacker Gear Editor, Eli Bernstein. “Simply put, it’s one of the best-value tents on the market.”
The Lunar Solo ($200) is a one-person tent that weighs just 26 oz., yet is roomy enough inside for two people if really needed thanks to the 26-square-foot floor space and another 8.5-square-foot vestibule. It uses a 100 percent silicone-coated polyester material that packs down a lot smaller, is more water-resistant and has less stretch than other tent fabrics. You can easily pitch it with a trekking pole or the optional 49" carbon fiber or aluminum pole.
“Backpacker gear reviews set the benchmark by which all others are measured,” said Backpacker Editor-in-Chief Dennis Lewon. “That’s because no other magazine or website conducts field testing as rigorously or impartially as the crew led by our Gear Editor, Eli Bernstein. Our core testers each have years of backcountry experience and expertise. Our transparent process has earned an unrivaled level of trust from readers, retailers, and manufacturers. The result? Best-in-class reviews that lead consumers to best-in-class gear.”
“We’re so grateful that Backpacker recognized the Lunar Solo for all that it offers,” said Six Moon Designs Sales and Marketing Director Whitney LaRuffa.” We strive to get more people outdoors by offering gear that is lightweight and durable, but also at a price that everyone can afford. We’re proud that the Lunar Solo won this prestigious award by a team of reviewers who really gets it.”
About Six Moon Designs
Six Moon Designs was born on the Pacific Crest Trail by Ron Moak, an avid thru-hiker who sought out much lighter weight gear than what was available at the time. In 2002, Ron Moak introduced his first product the Europa Tent, a 33oz. single wall silnylon shelter, and the backpacking community quickly embraced the lightweight backpacking ethic. Soon, other innovative Six Moon Designs products followed including the Gatewood Cape, a combination poncho/shelter system and the Starlite Pack, a pioneering frameless pack with a large carrying capacity, all setting the bar for affordable, durable and lightweight backpacking gear. Today, Six Moon Designs continues to be on the cutting edge of ultralight innovation and strives to make quality ultralight tents, shelters, backpacks and other accessories designed to get more people outdoors.www.sixmoondesigns.com.