X-Mid Pro 1

Sale price$599.00 USD

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Pinnacle of Ultralight Tent Design

The X-Mid Pro 1 is the ideal tent for the ultralight backpacker. It combines our maximally weight efficient X-Mid geometry with Dyneema® composite fabrics (DCF) to create one of the most spacious, simple, and stormworthy 1 person tents on the market - and yet weighs a mere 1 pound (16 oz / 465 g).

SPACIOUS

The X-Mid Pro 1 is a seriously spacious tent with more interior volume than any other 1P trekking pole tent. It's not just spacious in the context of superlight tents, but actually is more spacious than almost every 1P tent - at any weight.

The X-Mid Pro 1 accomplishes this with its space efficient geometry that moves the two poles further apart to create 25-50% more interior volume than competing tents, including more useable length, headroom, and shoulder room.

The floor length is a generous 90″ which is combined with steep end walls such that the length is still 90" at 15" off the ground. The result is best in class useable length (suitable for hikers up to 6’8″), while the 32″ floor width easily accommodates the widest pads with room to spare. You can comfortably sit up throughout the length of the tent while two people can easily sit in the tent together.

In addition, there are dual large vestibules which put the main area beside the door instead of blocking it, and can easily hold large packs and other gear.

USER FRIENDLY

The X-Mid design was formed in tough real world conditions where you need a shelter that works, and this elegant and capable simplicity continues in the X-Mid Pro 1.

Our thoughtful design includes an ultra simple 4 stake pitch, magnetic door toggles for one handed operation, doorways that aren’t blocked by poles, large vestibules that put the main area beside the doorway instead of blocking it, a tensioned floor that lies taut and wrinkle free, one handed operating zippers, and dual interior pockets.

The X-Mid Pro 1 also packs smaller than any other 1P DCF tent at just 4″ x 12″. Thanks to the absence of poles and struts it packs short enough to store horizontally in your pack.

STORMWORTHY

More than just a spacious tent, the X-Mid Pro 1 is a robust shelter for harsh conditions. Unlike other tents near the 1 pound mark, the X-Mid Pro 1 doesn’t trim away the lower part of the fly for weight savings but instead has a full coverage fly to block drafts and rain splatter while also having the option of raising it higher.

Other features found in the X-Mid Pro 1 – but otherwise unheard of at the 1 lb mark – are peak vents (important to minimize condensation) and zippered doorways (blocks drafts, increases structural integrity).

The X-Mid Pro 1 also features ultra strong and highly waterproof Dyneema® composite fabric, dual protected doorways that keep rain out when open, and attachments for peak and side panel guylines for stormy conditions.

Magnetic Toggles

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

Doorways

Unlike most trekking pole tents, the doorways are large and not blocked by trekking poles.

Full Coverage Fly

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

Tensioned Floor

Small corner struts and cords tension the floor so it lays taut and easy to clean. Competing tents hang the bathtub floor from its top edge (like a bag) which saves weight but is more prone to wrinkling and sliding around.

Peak vents

Dual peak vents minimize condensation.

QUALITY

In addition to the highest performance design, the X-Mid Pro has industry leading quality. That starts by using premium materials like Dyneema, and assembling them at the most experienced tent factory in the world for DCF.

We use hot bonded construction to create Dyneema seams that are stronger, cleaner looking, and better retain their strength in extreme temperatures. We also use a proprietary pre-shrinking process for DCF so that the shape is more stable over time and won't shrink to create wavy zippers.

While this premium quality gives the X-Mid Pro a higher cost of production than comparable tents, it is affordably priced because we sell it to you direct with only a modest markup.

PATENTED GEOMETRY

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

That includes avoiding 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:

With best in-class space, stormworthiness, simplicity and build quality, the X-Mid Pro 1 is the ideal ultralight tent for everything from thruhiking the Pacific Crest Trail, to crossing Icelands’ wind-swept tundra, to remote adventures on Australia’s Bibbulmun Track.

Customer Reviews

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Marvin Karlow
FANTASTIC TENT

I have owned several UL DCF 1P tents. The Durston X-Mid Pro 1P is 'top of class'.

This tent is super easy to pitch. 4 stakes, 2 trekking poles, tension, done. The Pro is a single wall tent so it cannot be pitched fly-first as the polyester versions can. Given how quickly this tent pitches, I do not see this as a significant difference.

This tent is extremely light. At 16.4 oz (4 corner guy lines, no stakes), is among the very lightest available. In my opinion, it wins many ratios such as interior volume-to-weight, storm worthiness-to-weight, and ease-of-use-to-weight. The double entry and vestibule space are both advantages that are simply unavailable with most other tents in the 16.x oz and below class. In bad weather, having your pack, shoes and rain gear in one vestibule, and being able to cook in the other is super convenient.

This tent is highly storm worthy. The tent includes 2 ridgeline (pole top) guy line attachment points, 2 mid-side-panel attachment points, 2 door/vestibule attachment points, and 4 ground level attachment points in the center of each side/end panel. Adding the 2 pole top guy lines adds tremendous stability. Adding the 2 mid-side panel guy lines significantly reduces luffing of the side panels. I would be comfortable using this tent up to 50 mph with 8 stakes/guylines. I have not used the bottom stake outs to be able to say how much more stability they provide.

This tent is well vented. I was honestly surprised how well the two ridgeline vents worked. The cross ventilation at the top of the tent with just these two vents open significantly reduced condensation. Opening the bottom 6-inches of the door zipper on one or both sides was all that was needed to eliminate condensation in the most humid conditions I've experienced.

Overall - if you only own one tent, this is the one to buy.

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Nikola Zivanovic
Simply all i could want

Travelled half the globe, without any issues, from the first pitch, everything i ever needed in ultra light tent. Kudos for making it not just work, but also spacious for hiking with my kid!

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Eliot Munro
Best customer service ever!

I had a question about my tent 🏕️. Duration got back to me within minutes and we’re so kind . I felt like I was so Important. Thank you Durston

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Hamish Malcolm
Awesome tent!

Stoked to have this tent. Thanks Dan and Crew

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JC
Not 100% sold on the concept

I bought this to save weight as I have to carry a CPAP with battery. For a 5 day trip that adds about 6.5 lbs so you can see the need to open my wallet to buy gear that will reduce the weight. The tent is compact and very packable. The dyneema fabric and zippers appear to be great quality. I used this tent for 5 nights to go on a high
Sierra 50 miler in September from Mammoth to near Florence Lake. The only downside is that the first two nights there was a very heavy dew and even with the vents open the condensation inside the tent was heavy. I had to take my towel and wipe down the inside to keep it from getting my quilt wet. Three of the nights were below freezing and on one of them a baseball size chunk of ice formed from shaking out the condensation that was then easy to remove. The frost actually helped me on this as it didn't get my gear wet. While not hard to set up, it is a little different and will take a couple of times to get used to it. I think the two person tent would be better. As luck would have it, my neighbor on one of the nights had a two person mid pro tent and their thoughts on it were the same as mine not 100% sold. However, we both agreed that we loved the weight and the packability and knew that there would be some tradeoffs. I think this is a good little summer tent and was glad that it carries well, but in conditions of high humidity, I would rather have a double walled tent.

Thanks for sharing your experience. As you say, there can be challenges with condensation. A singlewall tent like the X-Mid Pro shouldn't get more condensation than a doublewall but it does change how it is managed because you don't have a full interior to separate you from it. I try to minimize condensation with the design (e.g. dual peak vents) and mitigate the effects (e.g. it is doublewall on the sides so you aren't near condensation there, and then the length and headroom are fairly generous so it's easier to stay away from the walls), but in cold/humid conditions it can turn into a situation where it's best to wipe it down. Carrying a small super absorbent towel is a nice way to stay in control of the situation. The 'swedish cloth' on Amazon is amazingly absorbent for it's weight so it can dry the tent really well. But if the weight savings of the Pro version aren't a high priority then our doublewall models do offer that added protection. September is a colder time of year, so likely you would find things easier to manage in the warmer months.

Thanks for your support,
Dan

PITCHING GUIDE

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