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Macpac Microlight Hiking Tent

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114084-KWI00-OS

Macpac Microlight Hiking Tent

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Why we made this
Our toughest solo tent, this Macpac classic is built to withstand all four seasons and is ideal for climbers and hikers.
  • Product Description
    Using a single ridge pole, the Microlight tent is designed to minimise weight, shed snow and remain stable in high winds. We chose to make the fly out of UV30™ SI, a silicone-coated fabric known for its strength, water resistance and UV protection. Please note, this fly needs to be manually seam sealed with SilNet™ seam sealer (provided). The floor is built with our legendary Torrentwear™ XP tub, designed to be waterproof and durable. We've incorporated the Multi-Pitch™ system, allowing you to pitch the fly independent of the inner so that the inner stays dry when packing up in wet conditions. Designed for the hiker or climber, the single vestibule provides enough space for cooking and some gear storage. To insulate for four-season warmth, we've built the inner out of ripstop nylon and included a large double door that can provide airflow when it gets hot. We’ve created a unique vent system that encourages airflow, managing condensation without compromising insulation. The Microlight tent is designed to support a single person above and below the snowline through all four seasons. Warmer than the two-season Sololight tent, but also slightly heavier, the Microlight is the best choice if you value durability and wish to comfortably use a tent in alpine conditions.
  • Design features
    Single pole system minimises weight while providing performance
    Intelligent peg and guy rope placement keeps structure highly stable
    DAC Featherlite® NSL™ poles, giving strength and stability while being better for the planet
    Internal double-door system provides for both insulation and air flow options
    Numerous internal mesh pockets for organised living
    Please note: the water-resistant UV30™ SI fly needs to be manually seam sealed (SilNet™ seam sealer is provided)


  • Product Specifications
    Outer FabricUV30™ SI - 30D Nylon Ripstop, with Silicone Coating (needs to be manually seam sealed - SilNet™ seam sealer provided)
    Tent Inner Fabric40D Nylon Ripstop
    Main Fabric Hydrostatic Head (mm)3000
    Floor FabricTorrentwear™ XP 10,000mm HH
    Floor Area (m2)2.1
    Pole TypeDAC Featherlite NSL 9.6 mm
    Pole Count1
    Pitching SystemMulti-Pitch™  
    Persons1
    Vestibule Size (m2)1.2
    Dimensions HxWxD (cm)41 x 14 (rolled size)
    Weight (g)1600 (Max), 1400 (Min)
  • Care
    When required, clean your tent with pure soap (non-detergent) or Nikwax Tech Wash® and a soft-bristled brush or sponge
    Rinse well and dry in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight
    After washing your tent we recommend that you reproof the fly with Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof®







4.3 / 5.0
43 Reviews
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Loved it but dissapointed that it seems to have perished when it in use
Just pulled my microlight out after been stored for nearly ten years. Have it a hose down (not highly pressured) and the silicon coating came peeling off... Anyone else had this trouble... Pretty disappointed as i was finally going to take it for a multi day solo. Any suggestions please
March 9, 2020
Response from Macpac
Hello Catherine, thank you for your review, and sorry to hear about the tent fly PU coating peeling off. Unfortunately there are a number of factors that can contribute to this. Storage in cold or damp conditions is best to avoid (think a NZ garage over winter), age is a contributor, and also we would not recommend hosing the inside of the tent fly. Having said that, we may very well have a replacement fly for you. Please do reach out to our Customer Care team on customercare@macpac.co.nz. They will need to know colour of your fly, age of the tent as exact as you can, and a photo if you can. Thanks the Macpac Team
March 9, 2020
Customer C
Trustworthy and easy to manage.
My third microlight in thirty years. An excellent and trustworthy tent for all seasons.
January 11, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Great Tent Shame About Sag
Great little light tent for my back country work. Already been in heavy Taranaki rain and nice and dry. Fits me and my kiwi dog in (just) with him sleeping on my pack. I like the vestibule space and big view when the zip is open. But there seems to be a design flaw. Even when pitched on flat surface (eg my lawn when seam sealing) there is a droop/sag in one corner which cannot be remedied by tension etc. This applies to the fly and inner. Very annoying. And a BIG shame which means it doesn't get 5 stars. Surely this can be fixed MacPac?
January 8, 2020
Response from Macpac
Hi Joanna, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I can see our Customer Care Team have reached out to you via email 10/1 to offer assistance. It is likely a pitching issue, which should be easily solved. Any further issues please do drop us an email @ customercare@macpac.co.nz
February 13, 2020
Customer C
Still going after over twenty years.
I brought mine around 1991 I think, I've used it ever since. It's been to the far north half a dozen times and use for weekends year round in Scotland. I've two newer lighter one man tents but they are a bit delicate and can't take strong winds like the Microlite. I like the speed it can be erected and it's weatherproofness I've never been wet in this tent. When I first got it I had a play around with the tension on the pegging out points mainly on the inner, since then I've not had a problem with sagging inner. I'm 180cm tall and can just sit up in the middle of the hoop. There's enough room for me and my rucksack, boots etc and have somewhere to cook.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
December 22, 2019
Robust, easy to pitch, and not too heavy. You can’t go wrong here.
I am very pleased with my choice of tent - the Macpac Microlight - after agonising over the decision for so long. (The Macpac Sololight was the other main contender, but in the end I chose durability over lightness.)

I slept in my Microlight for the second time the other night. This was a second test run to see how well it performed, but this time I deliberately chose a night when I knew it was going to rain. And it rained alright. It absolutely hosed down. But I stayed warm and dry all night.

The Microlight is robust, easy to pitch, and not too heavy. It has plenty of room for one person, it is a breeze to pitch and take down, and the Multipitch system offers incredible versatility.

I was aware of three potential issues people had identified with the Microlight, but I found all of them were either easily resolved or were non-issues.

The first was that the limpet shape resulted in minimal living space. While it is true that the shape does significantly reduce the internal volume, I found I had plenty of room. I put my boots, poles and cooking gear etc. in the vestibule, and there was plenty of room inside the tent for my pack, clothes, and stuff I needed to keep completely dry.

The second was condensation. I observed this myself the first time I used it, but this time I completely resolved it simply by leaving the inner door very slightly open at the top.

The third was sagging. But I found this was not an issue because I took the time to pitch it properly.

All up, if you want a versatile and robust one person tent, you can't go wrong with the Microlight.

If your most important consideration is travelling light over summer, you might be better off with the Sololight. But if you don’t want to be limited by the seasons and you want something that is going to stand up to whatever the weather might throw at you, the Microlight is well worth the extra couple of hundred grams.

I had wondered for months whether I had made the right decision here. Now I know I did.

Darryl Ward
This review was collected as part of a promotion
October 21, 2019
187cm tall
I have had this tent for several years and it has served me well. Nice and light and warm, easy to pitch and pack up. I am 187cm tall with medium build so I it is only just big enough for me.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
October 19, 2019
Robust, durable, and not too heavy. You can't go wrong here.
I am very pleased with my choice of tent - the Macpac Microlight - after agonising over the decision for so long. (The Macpac Sololight was the other main contender, but in the end I chose durability over lightness.)

I slept in my Microlight for the second time the other night. This was a second test run to see how well it performed, but this time I deliberately chose a night when I knew it was going to rain. And it rained alright. It absolutely hosed down. But I stayed warm and dry all night.

The Microlight is robust, easy to pitch, and not too heavy. It has plenty of room for one person, it is a breeze to pitch and take down, and the Multipitch system offers incredible versatility.

I was aware of three potential issues people had identified with the Microlight, but I found all of them were either easily resolved or were non-issues.

The first was that the limpet shape resulted in minimal living space. While it is true that the shape does significantly reduce the internal volume, I found I had plenty of room. I put my boots, poles and cooking gear etc. in the vestibule, and there was plenty of room inside the tent for my pack, clothes, and stuff I needed to keep completely dry.

The second was condensation. I observed this myself the first time I used it, but this time I completely resolved it simply by leaving the inner door very slightly open at the top.

The third was sagging. But I found this was not an issue because I took the time to pitch it properly.

All up, if you want a versatile and robust one person tent, you can't go wrong with the Microlight.

If your most important consideration is travelling light over summer, you might be better off with the Sololight. But if you don’t want to be limited by the seasons and you want something that is going to stand up to whatever the weather might throw at you, the Microlight is well worth the extra couple of hundred grams.

I had wondered for months whether I had made the right decision here. Now I know I did.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
October 18, 2019
Good but could be great
A nice strong tent with a brilliant floor and good size for a 1 man tent, however it does have a few flaws. The inner is pretty saggy, it could do with a 2 way zip on the outer door and the pole sleeve being on the inside seems to be of no advantage but does make thing quite awkward if you want to take out or put in the inner whilst the outer is up. If you addressed these issues it would be one of the best tents in the world.
October 12, 2019
Fantastic all season tent for serious use
I bought my first Microlight while working in Australia in 1998. I had it for fifteen years and used it in all sorts of places from Queensland to Iceland and Norway in winter, but mostly in wet and windy Scotland throughout the year. Eventually I gave it to a friend's son who still uses it. I then bought myself another. It's not the lightest tent on the market, but it is extremely robust and weatherproof and I would choose it over more expensive and lighter options which don't have the same toughness. I haven't had any real issues with pitching or condensation, as mentioned by others, although the fly sometimes gets a bit damp. But this is a trade off. You either have weather resistance or ventilation. Difficult to have both. I'd rather have the former. Two of my friends now swear by this tent too. It's good that Macpac haven't surrendered to the lightness over usefulness trend that most of the other brands seem to have fallen victim to.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
October 8, 2019
Inner sagging?
Hi folks. Sorry for this being a question and not a review but couldn't work out how to reply to the other reviewers on this site. I'm looking to purchase this tent for the snow and keep reading about the inner sagging issue. Just wondering two things - is the inner sagging still an issue or has this been fixed in recent production models and secondly has anyone had experience with this tent with significant snow loading? I'd like to take one up to Whites River Hut (Kosciuszko National Park) late August and there's potential for 30 cm overnight. Appreciate any advice/thoughts. Thanks :)
July 18, 2019
Response from Macpac
Hello Terrylea, thank you for your review. If you have any concerns at all about your garment, please do take into your local Macpac store, where the team can do a quick assessment and help you find a solution. Thanks the Macpac Team
February 16, 2020
Customer C
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what is the internal height please?
micklaw on Nov 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Michael, 1m high. Thanks the Macpac Team
is there a footprint for this tent?
Jack T on Oct 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Jack,

No it does not, it is designed so that you don't need one.

Kind regards,
The Macpac Team