X-Mid Pro 1

Sale price$564.00 USD

Floor: Woven
Stakes: Yes (DAC J Stakes x 8)

The 2024 X-Mid Pro 1 has arrived. These tents feature a variety of refinements, more affordable pricing, and a new DCF floor option that is even lighter (15.7 oz / 445 g). Due to high interest, our supply of the DCF floor version has sold out but pre-orders are open for the next batch in March.

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 one person tents on the market - and yet it weighs under 1 pound (15.7 oz / 445 g) for the lightest version.

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 4.5″ x 10″. 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. It uses ultra strong DCF fabric and combines that with the highly regarded X-Mid shape which optimizes wind and snow shedding.

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 dual protected doorways that keep rain out when open, attachments for peak and side panel guylines, and the ability to add up to 12 stakes around the base.

Backpacker

Gear the Editors Loved

"Durston’s X-Mid Pro 1 just might be the most spacious, lightest-weight tent....It hardly budged in 25 mile-per-hour winds on an exposed alpine ridge."

Backpacking Light

You Can Do No Better

As close as you can get to a one-size-fits all backcountry shelter. Luxuriously spacious....For a fully-enclosed trekking pole shelter, you can do no better.

Outdoor Gearzine

New and Wonderful

"Our storm of praise can't stop...This new and wonderful shelter has pushed forward mountain tent design by 100 years."

Road Trail Run

The Hype is Real

"The X-Mid Pro 1 is a head- and foot-room king. The hype is real...the easy setup and interior space exceeded my expectations."

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 compared to sewn or cold taped seams. We also use a proprietary pre-shrinking process for DCF so the shape is more stable over time and won't deform or shrink to create wavy zippers like most other DCF tents. Lastly, we use thoughtful design and reinforcements to avoid stressing the fabric diagonally (on the 'bias') which adds costs but prevents premature degradation.

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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Jack Hanley
Incredibly spacious and well designed. Truly stands out in this weight class!

In a year, I spend ~ 40 nights in the backcountry for personal trips and ~ 50 nights camping for my job. I am an avid backpacker, canyoneer, packrafter and climber - my trips are almost all in the canyons of southern Utah.

Here in the desert - 90% of the time I sleep without a shelter, and sometimes I use a tarp. I wanted a fully enclosed shelter with a bugnet and floor for trips with bad weather, and the occasional trip in the mountains. I carry 1 trekking pole and for that reason, I really wanted to love the HMG Mid 1. I bought both the HMG Mid 1 and the Durston X-mid pro 1 to setup side by side in my living room. Almost immediately I choose the X-mid pro 1 for its incredible spaciousness ( I am 5'10" ), and what sealed the deal was of course the weight....
On my scale the HMG Mid1 in its included stuff sack weighed 19oz, while the Durston X-Mid Pro 1 in its stuff sack with 1 Durston Z-flick pole also weighed 19oz. Even for a single trekking pole user who carries the weight of the zFlick pole, the X-mid is a clear winner.

After 4 nights in the Superstition Wilderness over Christmas, here are my thoughts:

The live-able space is truly remarkable! I don't have to think about where I situp or how I turn my shoulders to avoid hitting the walls. I spent ~ 12 hours in the tent each day and was truly comfortable hanging out. If you carry a tent, and your not comfy living in it, you might as well stick to the tarp.

The tiny corner stiffeners on the bathtub floor are a detail I hadn't seen online anywhere and are one of several factors that make this the most shapely and effective bathtub floor I have seen.

Vestibules are huge & all design details impeccable! Truly a genius design.

Only qualm - I do worry about the durability of the YKK #3 zipper, especially in my sandy environments, but it seems this is the standard for tents in this weight class.

Thank you Dan for this genius tent!

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Jonathan K Ward
Doesn't get better

I love the X-Mid Pro 1. It is crazy light, easy to pitch, configurable, easy access, strong. I also have the Pro 2, which I love, but this is even better when it's just me (no dog). Packs up small (and did I say light). It's hard to imaging a tent getting better. And my one interaction with the company has been great ... I just can't say enough good things.

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Alex Brown
First night out

Our first real snow of the winter was expected last night so it seemed like a really good time to sleep outside in my new X-Mid Pro 1. This was the third time I had pitched my tent (yes, my neighbours think I'm a little bit strange), and it went up quickly, and looked good. There was 10 cm of snow on the ground in my backyard this morning and it got down to about -4 degrees C overnight. That meant for slightly heavy westcoast snow, and the only thing I would have done differently next time is to string out a guy line from the side. PS Thought the raccoons would have come by to say hello, but there were no paw prints this morning.

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Mattias
What it aspires to be, but feels a bit fragile

I received the first-gen X-Mid in January 2020 and liked the idea, but it never became my main tent because the inner tent felt too narrow for me. Now I was very excited to get X-Mid Pro 1, as it is roomier. Also it is my first DCF tent and it's always nice to get some weight off my back. I used it for three nights in frozen Estonian boglands at temperatures around -20 C to -25 C. Now, as I previously had owned a X-Mid, I perfectly understand that it is difficult to get a perfect pitch in snowy conditions. This is actually not a big problem in such conditions, because there is no chance of any water flowing anywhere anyway - only beautiful condensation snow falls inside the tent if you touch tent walls. :) Pitching the tent well enough to serve its purpose is easy and even easier than with first-gen X-Mid thanks to the integrated inner tent. I really appreciate the extra 10 cm of width compared to first-gen X-Mid, as I feel now comfortable in the tent. There is adequate headroom for changing clothes also. Overall, the tent performed as I expected and I might grow very fond of it. However, what makes me currently wary about the build quality of the tent, is that the glued velcro bit for keeping the vent open parted its ways with the tent. At one point it was just attached to the other end of the vent stick, not the tent itself. Given that the tent received no abuse (as far as I understand the word) and the tent uses several similarly glued details, it lowers my confidence in the tent. Of course, I understand that it is not marketed as a winter tent in any way, but only "out of the ordinary" metric was the temperature; there was no wind to speak of. Another slight nuisance is the bag: it is difficult to pack the tent correctly inside the tiny bag when your fingers are cold, but of course I can always use a different bag for it.

Thanks for sharing your experience and glad you were able to get out camping and found it spacious enough. Also my apologies about that bit of velcro that detached. It's hard to say what happened here but we have never had a velcro bit detach before so I think that is from some unusual circumstance (e.g. contaminated spot) and not general weakness in the bonding. If you can send us an email at support@durstongear.com we can arrange to fix this for you and we can also provide one of our larger 2P stuff sacks if you prefer.
- Dan

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Stephen Jarman
First thoughts after 2 test pitches

This is my first tent, in at the deep end for stage 6 hexatrek in July. Very light construction. Needs care in laying out before pitching to get a good setup. The additional pitching points contribute to a tight pitch. I did the first test pitch in moderate wind and rain, in very exposed locations I feel I'll get splatter under the edges, hence I'll be pitching low and with all the optional peg locations. The bathtub has corner stiffeners which need care to set up or the bathtub sits flat on the ground. I recommend Durston offers the option for a repair kit, I didn't think to include this in my purchase and should have. I already have vague intentions of adding some bits to the tent, perhaps a very lightweight solid wall on the outside of the insect screen to perhaps mitigate the wind splatter. Let's see, it might turn out to be a non- issue.

PITCHING GUIDE

Get started with our comprehensive X-Mid pitching guide.