X-Mid 1 Solid

Sale price$260.00 USD

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.

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."

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."

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."

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 6 reviews
My Appalachian Trail Tent

This tent was my home for 4 months on the AT.
Although I am giving it 4.5 stars for the trouble it gave me until I learned how to set it up right in "real world" situations. I rounded up to 5 stars because it really is an awesome tent. I wholeheartedly recommend this tent and have much affection for mine.
The 2 biggest problems to overcome for me was the large footprint and the sleeping area being diagonal inside the fly. It took me quite a while and a few mishaps to get good at pitching it in the crowded, hilly, rocky, rooty, or flooded campsites of the AT where flat space was hard to come by.
First, what I really like about the tent is the "double wall". Once it dawned on me I could pack the wet fly in a separate bag from the dry inner tent, life in the rain became easier and much more enjoyable. One can pitch the fly in a downpour, crawl under it and cook dinner (disclaimer here) while waiting for the surface water to sub into the ground, lay out a groundsheet, then pitch the dry inner tent and enjoy a wonderfully comfortable, warm, and dry night in the pouring rain... if all was packed properly. Packing the two pieces of the tent separately also lets you pack up early on dewy mornings without soaking the inner tent. If it does get wet, both pieces dry out incredibly quickly under sunny skies or in a light breeze
The roominess, 2 entrances, and 2 large spaces for wet packs, gear and soaked shoes under the fly but outside of the inner tent add much to comfort and happiness. The toughness of this tent for its weight is amazing. I treated it as roughly as the trail treated me and it not only survived (4 tenacious tape repairs- 2 pole punctures through the roof, both my fault for improper set up, one floor puncture from a sharp bush, and 1 hot ash hole from some guys cooking burgers on a grill) it seems to be holding up well enough for years of use.
Once I learned the tricks of pitching it properly the stability was also noteworthy. I have comfortably weathered very high wind, hail, and rain. The solid inner tent blocks wind and weather. Usually when I unzipped it I could feel the inrush of cold air.
My biggest problems came in learning to set it up in tight spaces or centering the sleeping area on flat ground. Often I would find flat space just big enough to sleep on but couldn't utilize it because too much space was needed for the fly. Also, if the space was big enough for the fly many times I couldn't center the inner tent onto that flat ground. I solved the latter problem by laying out my groundsheet and then staking out the fly around it. The first problem got better with time by me just being able to judge the space I needed better.
I put 2 holes in the fly. The first happened within a couple weeks of starting because of the trouble of me not being able to center the inner tent on flat ground so I started putting my trekking poles on an angle instead of straight up and down. This gave me the ability to shift the inner tent to one side or the other. It worked wonderfully for a few nights until my pack pushed against a pole and knocked it over. The tip of the pole came out of the grommet, which I didn't notice and because my poles were extended so long for the angular pitch I was greeted with a sickening pop when I straightened it in that early morning hour. (When the poles are properly set they will not be knocked out of place easily if at all!) The second happened near the end of the trail because I wore my pole tips down to stubs that wouldn't fit into the grommet but was only a few hundred miles from the finish so decided to just make do with them. This turned out to be a bad idea one rainy night as I was rushing to get set up the tip of the pole slipped away from the protected area and pop. The tent repaired fine in the rain.
In the end I have become a fan of Durston. I enjoy and trust my green little tent. Give it a try, for the price and weight it is tough to beat.

Pictures from Yellowstone's Lamar Valley & a forest in Georgia
Video the beginning of a hail storm it Utah

Glad you're liking the tent and it served you well on the AT.

For the pitching, I recently released a new video that shows how to do a 'skinny pitch' that makes it easier to fit into sites where the site is small and/or you need the floor in an exact spot.

Honestly, that video still isn't the best. It has a lot of helpful info, but doesn't do a good job showing the process. What you actually need to do it is stake out the 4 corners of the floor area (rather than the 4 corners of the fly). So you either stake out the inner, or you stake out the 4 points along the fly that correspond to the inner corners. I would usually stake out the 4 corners of the fly that correspond to the inner corners, which lets you put the inner exactly where you want it. Then you can add the poles and anchor it with a guyline rather than deploying the vestibules. The vestibules can be tucked away via the various methods in that skinny pitch video.
- Dan

Roger Hayse
My Second X-Mid

Had an original x-mid 1P and loved it then added to my hiker closet the 1P Solid - I love the new solid as well and prefer it in colder weather. Both hold up to wind and rain really well. The set-up is so easy, I couldn't be happier with my 1Ps and strongly recommend the tent.

Melanie Garden
Sold all other tents and use only Xmids now!

I've owned several versions of the XMid over the last few years and keep upgrading as newer versions come on the market! The set up is so easy, the tents are lightweight and incredibly well made and when there's an issue, the customer service is outstanding. I'm currently rocking the XMid 1P SOLID and the Xmid 1P PRO and couldn't be happier. I've noticed the solid does provide additional warmth especially at high altitude (5,000+ elevation) but when temperatures are above 40 degrees the PRO is my go-to. Attached photo shows my XMid Solid in the foreground (before the PRO was available) plus another Solid and a Mesh owned by friends!

Anna Howard
My favorite tent

Love my 1P solid inner. It’s easy to pitch, easy to pack, and the white solid fabric makes for a brighter inside when it’s all zipped up, not to mention, helps with warmth and wind chill on those chilly nights. The design is excellent, every detail meticulously thought out. The angle of the inner gives two huge vestibules, the inner fits a wide pad, and I love the option to get out either side as needed. I usually pick a side, then put all my gear on the opposite side and nothing is in my way.

Can’t wait to take it out again next time.

Versatile, Strong

I orginally bought the X-mid 1 person regular (mesh) and switched to the solid when they came out. I think it keeps me warmer compare to the original one. I like that I can take out the tent inside separately to protect it from getting wet in the rain. I was worried about condensation but haven't had issues. I like that it has two doors and I can pitch it higher to allow more air flow and lower to get more warmth. The tent is roomy enough that I put my backpack inside. It had gone through wind gusts in 50 mph with rocks over stakes and it survived. Of course, you will need to learn some skills in pitching a tent correctly in such conditions. Overall, I am really happy with it.


Get started with our comprehensive X-Mid pitching guide.