A one man hiking and backpacking tent with a bonus, the Zempire Atom hiking tent takes single pole construction one step further with the addition of a brow pole that forms more space for your noggin.
With plenty of space for one, the Atom has a vestibule large enough to cook under, and offers plenty of storage space for gear. A full mesh inner minimises weight yet maintains solid panels to minimise draft through the tent. The Atom also comes with a ground strap to stabilise the pole - which will allow you to erect the fly before the inner.
Incredibly stable with front and rear guy ropes and a durable waterproof floor, the Zempire Atom is a great all-rounder for solo explorers.
I was expecting much better build quality. Not clear how many pegs are used to pitch it. The tent smells like a Chinese cheap plastic. One of the peg rings torn apart just the 1st use
Unfortunately, most tents when opening for the first time have that new-tent smell - which isn't specific to the Atom tent. Good news is, the scent doesn't last long after airing it out. Please get in touch with us if you'd like some help repairing the peg ring. Laine
Finally had a chance to test out the Atom for the first time in -3c conditions. Ample internal space to keep backpack, shoes, all items emptied from pack even with the sleeping mat laid out. If it wasn’t for a tough as material, could shave off a few hundred grams but not a problem. Only suggestion is to increase the height of the bathtub to prevent wind draft directly in your face when sleeping (mind you this is a 3season tent and I used it in subzero temp so its not Zempire’s fault). Also, it comes with 8pegs when there are 9point to anchor. As this is not a free standing tent, it’s probably advisable to anchor all points including guy lines. Nevertheless, still 5 stars!
Easy to setup and has enough space for someone who is 188cm. As pointed out by other, entry and exit in the wet is less than ideal.
The cross bar makes this tent feel so much larger inside. It feels roomier that my 2 man hiking tent. the vestibule is great for leaving some stuff out but not quite big enough for my 70 litre pack.
Other than the cramped entry this is a good quality, well designed tent. Easy to set up with colour coding of components. Would suit up to 183cm if you want to be able stretch out. Advertised weight is accurate.
Just returned from having the Atom out in two days of severe wind, hail and rain in Australian Alps. WOW. A bit of condensation inside the fly but not a drop inside the tent. And, it was rock solid. I can easily put up with the slight inconvenient crawl in in exchange for this level of confidence in performance.
Shopped around and could not find a quality lightweight hiking tent with this level of waterproofing for anywhere near the price. Well made, easy pitch and roomy thanks to cross bar pole. Agree with another reviewer that entry/exit is a little tricky, especially if weather is inclement and vestibule flap is down. D shaped door seems like it would be more serviceable facing the other way.
I recently used this tent in high wind and torrential rain on the week one July 2016 weekend and was very impressed how stable and water resistant this tent was especially for the price. Probably could have used an extra peg to pull the front guy rope in a slightly different angle to the vestibule. Fast setup and cross pole attached to colour coded pole assembly very helpful.
With every price of kit it depends what you want or need it to do. I bought the Atom as a 1 person overnighter for the Bibblumun Track. Light enough, appears well constructed, easy to pitch. I'm just over 6 foot and I can comfortably stretch out in it. Equally I can sit up in the morning and dress. The Vestibule is big enough for my 65ltr pack and boots. Only down side is it's a bit of a hands and knees crawl to get in it so in the wet = not so funny
Just came back from three days on the Cape to Cape in the SW of Western Australia walking from Margaret River to Augusta. Fine weather throughout and calm at night so not able to assess how it would cope in the wet or winds. However, a terrific amount of space, easy to set up, not too heavy. My only possible issue could be that an extra peg eyelet may be needed on the back of the fly as it only just sits off the main tent and in wind/rain it could make contact. Fantastic value for money!
I am in the market for another solo tent for when my 21yo son comes out with me, I have a single skin <1kg tent that I normally use and was going to go the same for him, but I think these Zempire tents (the Atom or the Mono) look like they could do the trick, for not much more grams but a lot less coin than my current tent. Having seen them both set up in store, is there a preference among staff for one over the other? Have you heard how your customers have gone with these tents with repeated use over time? I am trying to work out whether we would be all set with this, or whether getting something cheaper will be 'false economy' in the long run. I live in a rural area, means I can't see things in real life prior to pulling the trigger, so need to ask lots of questions, sorry!
There is very little difference between the Zempire Atom and Zempire Mono Hiking Tents. The one key difference is that the Mono has about 30cm more headroom which may make getting changed etc. a little more comfortable for your son.
Do you think there's room for a 60L backpack along with my 183cm long sleeping mat?
This does depend a fair bit on the width of your sleeping mat. I would say though that you'd most likely be needing to spoon your backpack if you wanted to fit it into your Zempire Atom Hiking Tent with you. It might help keep you warm!
I'm 186cm tall, and have a 200cm sleeping mat. The floor plan shown here seems different to what I'm seeing elsewhere. In any case, I'm wondering if this will fit me and my mat? Cheers
I've just taken my tape measure to one of our Zempire Atom Hiking Tents. You've got plenty of length to get your sleeping mat in there. It'll all depend on the width of your mat, if it's too wide then it might touch where the ends cut in.
Maybe I'm doing something wrong in putting the tent up, but to get the pegs to create reasonable tension for the floor, I seem to need to pull the fly so tight to get onto the pegs that I fear stabbing through the fly. Seems like the cross-bar tips need to be cushioned or something. Any tips? Also I seem to only have one peg for two guyropes when the rest is pegged down. How many are there meant to be in total?
This doesn't sound right. I've got an Atom myself but haven't experienced these issues. We'd love to help get this resolved.
You should have 8 pegs? Is that right? 3x for each end of the tent (inner and fly) and 1x for either side (fly).
Would you be able to email us some images of what you're doing with your Atom to email@example.com so we can understand the issue a little better and then advise?
Order;152238 Hi, I used this site, over my store down the road as it was advertised as in stock, As you are probably aware when I ordered 13 days ago and no update to my order since (seems to be a nationwide shortage awaiting on shipment from NZ I assume). Can I please have an ETA, otherwise I'll have to cancel the order and use the store around the corner that has stock of similar model, regards :)
You're right - we've been waiting for Zempire's new season products which are rolling in over the next couple of weeks and unfortunately, there hasn't been a clear ETA provided as there is a huge amount of stock on its way.
Our apologies for not updating stock levels on our website in real time as the Atom sold out a couple of weeks back. We understand that there is nothing worse than shopping for an item, buying it and then to find out it's not in stock. We've been working hard on making this change - which we're expecting to update before the end of this month.
The good news is that the Atom Tent came in yesterday and our dispatch team will be working to get them out as quickly as possible. I'll follow up on your order and look to ensure we can get it onto the courier's truck today.
Hi guys the site says mid September. How is it tracking?
We're waiting for our shipment any day now and we'll update the website as soon as it hits our warehouse. If you'd like our customer support team to alert you personally when they're back in stock, please don't hesitate to give us a call on 1300 914 007.
I've just purchased the tent, and looking forward to getting it! When the footprint is released will it be able to retro fit to their tents?
I've had a look at the 2018 Zempire catalogue and they make no mention of any changes to the Atom Hiking Tent so I can't see why the new footprints wouldn't retro fit the older tents.
Will I fit in this tent?
The sleeping space in this tent is 220cm, so while it won't leave a huge amount of room, you will fit in this tent just fine.
How would this tent go on the overland track , are tossing up weather to take a one man tent each or taking a two man between us
The Zempire Atom Hiking Tent would be fine to use on the Overland Track, although a 2 person tent will generally be a bit warmer. It's worth thinking about what you'll get more use out of in the future as well, rather than just buying something for this trip.
Hi guys, can you supply a light footprint (groundsheet) for the Atom? Many thanks, Paul
There isn't one currently available but Zempire are looking to release a groundsheet for all their hiking tents later this year, which we'll look to stock.
Hi there, So the Atom & Mono have grabbed my attention as a solo hiking tent. I'm erring on choosing the Atom due to the bigger vestibule size. This is really the only difference between the two right? In terms of using, can this tent be unpacked and pitched straight away without additional seam sealing please? We bought an Oztrail family done tent a few years ago with a partial outer fly and nylon/mesh inner. It wasn't waterproof at all with the rain wicking down the window and door toggles etc. Our 3 year old was sleeping in a puddle of water. We were told we should have sealed it first, which seemed a strange request to us. We had a basic £50 in the UK which withstood absolute beatings from torrential rain and even a flood at a festival yet it never once leaked. Feeling nervous and hesitant about a repeat experience buying a tent in Australia again. Would love your knowledge on this. One reviewer mentions the fly being close to the inner at the back and that touching may cause leakage. Any further word on this? With Gratitude, Zoe 🌺
The other difference (aside from vestibule size) between the Mono and Atom is that the Atom has a cross pole so it gives it a bit more structure inside the tent if that makes sense. The Atom on the other hand, has a single pole. We get great feedback on both the Atom and the Mono tent from Zempire, as they represent excellent quality and value for money.
I’m so sorry to hear that you have had issues with leaks from previous tents that you’ve used, so I can absolutely understand that you’re nervous about purchasing a new tent! Both tents are fully seam sealed, so you will not have to do this yourself before using the tent.
I’ve had a look at the Atom on display, and I can see what the reviewer was talking about re: an extra eyelet, however, if the fly is pegged and guyed out taut – it will not touch the mesh inner. The Atom also has a waterhead rating of 5000mm - so we're very confident in its performance.
If you like, we do have an in-depth review of the Mono over the blog that you might want to check out here - as it might help you with your decision.
Is it possible to set this tent up fly first so that the inner can remain dry in wet conditions?
The Zempire Atom Hiking tent does come with a ground strap which enables you to erect the pole and fly before the inner tent. You'll notice on the image before the blueprint above that the strap is included and shown between the tent fly and inner and the tent bag. It's not an easy process, but you need to stabilize the pole, attach the outer fly and peg it down before then working from the inside out, with a bit of repetition, to set up the inner tent. Thanks for pointing this out and we'll update the website to reflect this.
Hi I'm interested in these two tents, but would like to see them in the flesh...is that possible at your Keswick store?
We've got a couple of the Zempire Hiking tents on display at the moment but not the Mono or Atom of course... not to worry, we'd be happy to pop these ones up for you so you can have a try and see if you like them! Come on in and see us when you can :)
What is the internal length of the tent? I am concerned that at 188cm I wont be comfortable. Thanks
The only differences I see when comparing the specs of the Atom and Mono are vestibule size and height at peak. Are there any other major differences? And do they both pack away to the same size, or is the Mono model smaller when packed away?
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