Simplicity and affordability are key features of the Zempire Mono lightweight hiking and backpacking tent.
Room for one plus a vestibule area for all your gear in a single pole configuration ideal for any 3 season adventure. The full mesh inner minimises weight yet incorporates solid draft panels that increase warmth inside the tent.
A soaringly waterproof floor, unbendable pegs, ripstop fly and YKK zippers all come together to make the Zempire Mono a tent you can rely on for any lightweight adventure.
The Zempire Mono hiking tent has served me well for a few camps now. It is spacious enough for myself, and keeps me dry in wet and windy weather. To protect the floor, I carry a tarp with me and fold it so it fits. The only issue I have had with the tent is the clips which attach the fly to the tent (on the opposite ends of the tent). These fall off easily, and I lost one clip at Cathedral Reserve Campground. To rectify this, I am just tying an overhand knot from the fly (where the clip would be) to tent itself. In the photo, the Zempire Mono is the little tent towards the back.
Fantastic shot Ian - love the colours! Laine :)
Not used as yet,but seems a great tent. Some tents with a name have premium price. Good value this one
What a top little tent for one. Recently tested in the Jagungal Wilderness. Light, easy to pack up and simple to set up. A tent bag that the tent actually goes back into! It got rained on, blown at and frozen, without a leak, tear or issue. I was dubious about the side entry, but it works very well. Makes getting to your gear simple and you're not climbing all over your sleeping bag to get in of a night. It is narrow, so big people may struggle a bit, although length no problem.
A fantastic tent everything you need , nothing you don't. I wish I had discovered this tent years ago. I'm still in shock at the price, best value tent around in my opinion. Yes there are slightly lighter tents out there -400grams or so lighter- but they will be either single skin tents , which I've tried but I don't like swimming in condensation, or cost 7x the price. No brainer for me. I highly recomend it. In fact I've already bought another one for a friend.
Great hiking tent for the price. The weight was actually a little less than stated. Withstood two severe storms on the first outing. Very pleased.
This tent is very good value. You can spend a lot more to save a few hundred grams in weight. It is well made and should last a long time. It is a compromise between size and weight but you can fit a pack in the vestibule and it is waterproof. Recommended for a solo hike.
I only just fit in this tent (I'm around 185cm tall), so if you are much taller you might run into trouble, but otherwise it is a great tent. Easy to set up and plenty of room to sit up, etc. if you store the poles outside of the compression sack you can make the tent even smaller for packing.
G'day Michael. Thanks for sharing your photo - looks like such a lovely spot! Also, thanks for sharing your tip about packing the poles separately, very helpful!
Looking to hike The Overland Track early October. Looking for a lightweight, easy set up option for 1 person
This would be more than suitable Belinda.
It does have a full mesh interior making it less suitable for camping in the midst of winter, but the mesh makes it a very comfortable tent for mild to warm conditions, which for October/November on the Overland Track you can expect.
Check out the Atom also, it's only slightly heavier and features a cross pole that creates much more head space. Both tents offer the same levels of quality and performance.
Enjoy your walk.
Does this tent come in green or camouflage for discrete camping?
Hi, would this tent be suitable for the Overland Track in January?
The Zempire Mono tent would be a brilliant 1 person option for the Overland Track in January. It's a compact, waterproof and affordable tent with a high level of quality.
Vestibule space is just the outside space that's covered by the fly on the outside of the tent door. This is generally where you would store your pack but if it's really nasty weather, rain could affect your pack as there is no floor in this area and the fly does not reach the ground. If you're hiking in areas with changeable weather, perhaps consider the Zeus as it has a little extra room but at an additional weight.
what is the exact weight of each peg, the pole and fly?
We don't have the specifics of these ourselves, so I've contacted Zempire and this is what they've told me.
Hey there. Does Zempire manufacture a footprint for this tent?
I've just checked through the supplier's catalogue and website - and I can't find any mention of a footprint anywhere.
We definitely don't sell one and as far as we know Zempire don't make a compatible footprint at this time.
Would like to know how many inner pockets/gear lofts if any?
According to Zempire, the Mono tent does have 2 small pockets sewn into the inside of the inner tent, if you like you can check out what they look like right here.
Is there proper airflow or ventilation to minimize the buildup of condensation and humidity inside while the tent is completely zipped closed? (I.e. aim to avoid waking up the next morning with the walls wet with condensation because of lack of ventilation.) Thanks
The Zempire Mono has a full mesh inner (which you can kind of see in the first pic linked on the product page), so there will be plenty of air flow inside the tent to prevent condensation.
We’ve had great feedback on the ventilation and lack of condensation build up in this particular tent. If it helps check out this in-depth review on the Mono, which will give you a firsthand idea on how it performs.
Would this tent be suitable to take to Iceland in July/August? Is is a 3 season tent and windproof? Thanks
We’re not too familiar with the weather conditions in Iceland at that time of the year, as far as I can find, the average temperature is 10-13 degrees in the day time so I can only assume it will be colder at night.
The Mono is a 3 season tent, and the fabric will stop wind coming in, but as the inner is made from mesh (to aid air flow and prevent condensation) it may be a little on the breezy side at night.
You may want to consider something like the Mantis UL one person tent from Black Wolf. This tent has a nylon and mesh inner so it is going to cut more wind out while still providing ventilation in the tent. It’s hard to give a black and white answer here, so just make sure you have the right gear to provide more warmth if the temperature does drop.
With the weight given as 1.6 kg and the minimum weight 1.38 kg .. what is excluded to achieve the 220 gram reduction ?
The minimum weight excludes the pole repair sleeve, the extra pegs, and the storage bag – so it leaves you with the basics you'll need to pitch the tent.
Doubting how the 4 guy rope pegs at approx 12 g each, the storage bag, and repair sleeve can equal 220 g .. or is the pole repair sleeve a heavy item? Zempire’s website gives weight as 1.7kg and the trail weight as 1.35kg. http://zempire.com.au/tents/adventure-tents/mono.html Has anyone actually checked these weighs ?
It's probably important to note that there are no guidelines for what should be included when stating measurements for weight, trail weight, minimum weight etc. We attempt to independently weigh all of our tents but given we have thousands of products online this is not always possible.
There is a discrepancy between the product I have in a workbook and what is online and on the box, being that the total weight is actually 1.7KG. I called Zempire to clarify their minimum weights, which apparently does not include pegs or poles... not particularly useful!
I will make a note to check all these weights to include the minimum number of poles and pegs as soon as I get a chance, but for now I weighed the whole package in it's box, which comes in at 1.9kg. Take away about 150g for the cardboard and packaging and another 200g for the stuff sack and pole and peg bags, repair sleeve and any unecessary pegs, and the minimum weight is probably more like 1.5Kg-1.6Kg.
I will try and get this confirmed later today, sorry for the confusion, and thankyou for bringing this to our attention.
Sorry Richard, I did weigh these and posted the correct weights on our website. I included enough pegs to pitch the tent without the guy ropes, each peg weighs around 10g. The Mono weighed in at 1.5 Kg. There will probably be slight variations of 10-20g which comes from a little extra/less stitching here and there, and some extra webbing length which all add up a little, but by my assessment, I would say these variations would be less than 20g.
If its raining I want a tent with fly already attached so I can simply insert pole and peg it down. Otherwise the inside's wet from the start. This used to be industry standard, I don't know why most tents now require the inner to be set up first.
The Zempire Mono Hiking Tent is not freestanding so you won't be able to pitch it the way you've described.
While the Mono is an excellent tent, it is competitively priced so it will have it's limitations. In general it seems that higher end tents provide more options for pitching, so you might want to consider a brand like MSR.
If you were to get something like a Hubba from MSR with a footprint you'd be able to set up the fly up first before the inner as it will stand on it's own.
Apologies, perhaps I didn't make myself clear. I don't want to set the fly up first. I want a fly and inner attached When I pull the tent out of my pack so I can insert The pole and put both up at the same time. Maybe you could Just tell me how the fly is attached to the inner And ill work it out myself. Thanks.
We've pulled a Mono out to confirm, and it attaches to the ridge pole with velcro tabs over the top of the inner. In our range the only tents that have the fly and inner attached are out pop up tent range which aren't suited to hiking.
If you have any further queries about our range, then feel free to give us a buzz on 1300 914 007 and one of our customer support team will be happy to help.
I am 6' 2" / 188cm. The diagram shows a length of 230cm but that could be from the external outer fly and not from the internal bug screen. What is the internal length?
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