X-Mid 1 Solid

Sale price$264.00 USD

Do you need stakes?: No

Pinnacle of Lightweight Tent Design

The X-Mid 1 Solid is a variant of the X-Mid 1 that is oriented towards use in colder conditions including winter use and trekking in windswept areas like Northern Europe and Patagonia, while still being an excellent all around backpacking tent. It is based on the X-Mid 1 which has been developed from the first principles of geometry to possess the most weight efficient, simple, and stormworthy architecture for a trekking pole shelter. The result is a tent weighing just 29 oz (825 g) while being incredibly stormworthy, user friendly, and spacious. As a very well rounded tent, the X-Mid 1 has become one of the most awarded tents in recent years, including awards for best tent from The Trek, Outdoor GearLab, and Section Hiker.


Many ultralight tents are designed for fair weather conditions and thus make major concessions in stormworthiness in pursuit of weight savings. That includes questionably thin fabrics, weak pole structures, thin coatings that are barely waterproof, and trimming away vents, guyout points, and even areas of the fly.

With the X-Mid the focus is on creating a tent that is ultralight while also thriving in tough conditions. To create a tent that is both light and capable, we focus on saving weight through efficient design with our X-Mid geometry that makes more efficient use of fabrics and structural elements.

The result is a tent that stands out in tough conditions with its fly first pitch, full doublewall design, non-sag poly fabric, robust coatings, large adjustable vents, factory waterproofed seams, full-coverage fly (blocks rain splatter and drafts), stormworthy shape, tough #5 zippers, and protected entryways that prevent rain from falling inside. No other tent can claim that list. It is among the lightest doublewall tents on the market while possessing the stormworthiness of much heavier tents.


Simplicity and user friendliness are a major focus for the X-Mid because when a storm rolls in the last thing you want is a tent that is a hassle to use. The X-Mid improves this experience with a design that is rooted in simplicity and refined through our extensive backcountry experience and obsessive attention to detail.

The ease of use starts with the X-Mid's ultra simple 4 stake pitch that has no mandatory guylines, no odd angles to estimate, and no need to measure anything. With a bit of practice, it can be pitched in under a minute with just 4 required stakes and 2 poles that are extended without measuring.

Once pitched, the ease of use continues with large doorways that aren’t blocked by poles, vestibules that are large and put the main area beside the door instead of blocking it, magnetic door toggles that are quick to operate, intuitive pockets, and one handed operating zippers.

Best Ultralight Tent

It's still hard for us to believe that such an easy-to-set-up tent can be so delightful to spend camp time in while also being almost invincible to storms....it's our favorite 1P tent.

Section Hiker

Editors Choice

"The X-Mid 1 is my favorite tent...it is a great shelter if you want a trekking pole tent that is affordable, spacious, stormworthy, and packs up small."

The Trek

We Love This Tent

"A laundry list of well-thought-out details makes this tent exceptional in rough weather....it is our all around best thru-hiking tent of 2023."

Paul Messner (YouTuber)

Best 2023 Tent

"A brilliant tent.....there's been a lot of hype around this tent and I think it's justified. It does everything really really well....the X-Mid ticks more boxes than any other."

Backpacking Light

Cottage Gear Innovation Award

"With a new type of design...the Durston X-Mid 1P offers light weight, livable space, ease of pitch, and storm resistance that we've never seen before"

Gear Junkie

A Modern Marvel of a Tent

"An all-season tent that can weather whatever nature throws at it...to say I am impressed would be an understatement."


The X-Mid geometry is the most space efficient use of two poles possible. It does this using a diagonal ridgeline and opposite diagonal floor so the two poles can be positioned further apart for increased headroom and volume.

The result is a nicely sized 1P tent with ample headroom throughout the length of the tent so you can sit up anywhere and easily move from laying down to sitting up without hitting the walls.

We recommend the X-Mid 1 Solid for hikers up to 6'4" (193 cm) thanks to the generous 90" length combined with steep end walls that increases the useable length. The floor width is a comfortable 32" that fits all pads with room to spare, while the dual vestibules are generously sized and will easily fit the largest pack beside the doorway.


Our focus on creating a highly functional and stormworthy tent means we also focus on quality. It's imperative that you can trust the build of your tent when you're headed into uncertain conditions.

To achieve this, the X-Mid 1 Solid is crafted the most experienced tent factory in the world who have built nothing but tents for over 60 years. There our tents are assembled using premium components, double stitching, double folded edges, and generous bartacking.

We’re not aware of any other trekking pole tent that uses double stitching to the extent that we do. While this premium quality gives the X-Mid a higher cost of production than comparable tents, we price it affordably because we sell it to you directly (no middle man) and with only a modest markup ourselves.

Magnetic Toggles

Magnetic door toggles with pull tabs provide easy one handed-operation.

Large Doorways

Unlike most trekking pole tents, the doorways are large and not blocked by trekking poles. They also have a protected design to keep rain out even when open, and can be propped open with a stick or pole to create a 'porch'.

Full Coverage Fly

The fly extends low to the ground to block drafts and rain splatter, yet can be raised higher for more ventilation. Other tents cut away the bottom of the fly to save weight but it leaves you more exposed.

Stormworthy Shape

The X-Mid provides the ideal shape with consistent and moderate panel slopes. All the panels are an ideal 50 - 55 degrees which balance wind and snow shedding to provide excellent all around performance. Most tents are less consistent with a mix of shallower panels (worse for snow shedding) and steeper panels (worse for wind performance).

Ample Headroom

The X-Mid's offset poles provides a longer diagonal ridgeline that extends the headroom over more of the tent. There is ample clearance to transition from laying down to sitting up without hitting the tent, and room to sit up anywhere in the tent.


The X-Mid shape has been developed from the first principles of geometry to be as weight efficient, simple, and functional as possible.

The X-Mid manages to avoid all the common pitfalls of trekking pole shelters such as a complicated pitch, mandatory guylines, poles blocking the doorways, and a lack of interior volume.

Read the story about how the X-Mid geometry was developed:

As an incredibly stormworthy, spacious, and user friendly shelter, the X-Mid 1 Solid is the ideal lightweight tent for everything from walks in the UK's Hill District and crossing Sweden’s wind-swept Sarek National Park, to ski touring and fast alpinism in Canada's Rogers Pass.

Customer Reviews

Based on 25 reviews
I’m Glad I Believed The Hype (U.K Review)

Best tent I’ve ever owned, this ticks so many boxes of what I’ve been wanting in a “perfect” tent:

One person but two door, high headroom, super light, super good quality and design.

Note: you get the magnet clasp on both internal and external doors now which means you can double up for more secure fastening in winds.

Also, for my U.K buyers: I claimed the import duty and tax (£49) back off Border Force HMRC so the whole cost was £211 plus £16 shipping, bargain!

Just go to oddmanandthesea.co.uk and do exactly what he advises on there! Sweet.

Bob d
First 2 nights - Freycinet circuit

The x mid 1 solid was very quick and easy to set up on both nights. I used 8 stakes - the extras on the vestibules and side panels which made the tent very secure in light winds. I was fully set up before both my fellow hikers had their inners set up. An extra bit of width for the inner would mean I’d give this tent 5 stars.

AJ Thorne
Durston X Mid 1 Solid

Best tent I've ever had on the trail, so light and easy to set up!

Glad you're liking the tent!
-Dan Durston

Ian Carter
First impressions

Having only spent one trial night in the tent thus far in good weather, the package is as described by many others. I look forward to offering a more detailed review in the future ✊

jack petrus
Tent Poles

I really love the tent and how spacious and easy it is to hang up. But the one issue that I am having are the poles I bought from the website. The pointy end will not stay in the holes provided or the flat side won’t stay on the circle ring either. I was wondering if there is something I am doing wrong and could fix this issue?

Hmm....I am not sure why this isn't working for you. The tent has a metal grommet at the peak (metal ring with a hole in the center) and then the poles have a custom metal tip that fits into this hole. If it's not staying in the hole, a few possibilities are:

1) You do want to have the pole extended firmly, so there is tension on the tent and the grommet can't lift off. If the pole is only extended softly it might escape the grommet.

2) Maybe you have the wrong tip. The base of the pole has a the wider flat bottom, and then the other end has two options because you can flip over the 4 folding sections. Make sure the 4 folding sections have the true pointy tip exposed and not the smaller flat tip. This proper tip to use is shown at the bottom right corner here:

Hope that helps,


Get started with our comprehensive X-Mid pitching guide.