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  • Sets up quickly to offer soloists plenty of headroom
  • Fast & Light® setup option lets you use just the rainfly, poles and footprint (not included) to reduce the weight to 1 lbs. 10 oz.
  • Large door for easy access
  • The MSR FreeLite 1 Tent comes with an ultra-compact compression sack so it fits easily into a backpack
  • High-tenacity, 15-denier ripstop nylon rainfly is Durashield™ polyurethane- and silicone-coated for protection against the elements
  • Micromesh canopy for maximum ventilation and moisture control
  • Includes 9 MSR Needle stakes, 4 guy cords and 4 aluminum cord adjusters

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Specs

Best Use Backpacking
Seasons 3-season
Sleeping Capacity 1-person
Minimum Trail Weight 1 lb. 13 oz.
Fly / Footprint Pitch Weight 1 lb. 10 oz.
Packaged Weight 2 lbs. 3 oz.
Packed Size 18 x 6 inches
Floor Dimensions 86 x 30 inches
Floor Area 18 square feet
Vestibule Area 9 square feet
Peak Height 38 inches
Number of Doors 1 door
Number of Poles 1
Pole Material 7000-series aluminum
Pole Diameter 8.64 millimeters
Canopy Fabric 10-denier nylon micromesh
Floor Fabric 15-denier ripstop nylon
Rainfly Fabric 15-denier ripstop nylon
Ultralight Yes
Design Type Semi-freestanding
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Incorrect weight! I was very excited to receive my FreeLite 1 today. I immediately placed it on my postage scale and was shocked to find the packaged weight to be 2lbs 8oz...and increase of 5oz or nearly 15% over the product specs. I called MSR / Cascade Designs, their information showed the same 2lbs 3oz. They will submit a ticket to their product techs to pull one off the warehouse shelf and weigh it and (hopefully) get back to me. Perhaps my tent is an oddball with a little "spare tire" however, for the time being, anyone ordering should be aware the product spec weight may not be accurate. Hopefully other people can post their weight findings.
Date published: 2016-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional 1 Person Tent Used it for the first time in a camping/backpacking trip and was not disappointed! I thought it would be cramped and uncomfortable but for a 1person tent there is ample room for you to comfortable and even change in! Only thing that was a bummer was the fact that I could not fit my gear inside since it was to big and had to leave everything outside my tent but. I would highly recommend!!!!
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prefect For Bike packing When it came to looking for a Ultra Light Bikepacking Tent. A good start was to look a MSR tents, many cycle touring friends having been using MSR Hubba for years for long distance world touring and swear by it . I was really happy when I found the new Free Llite 1. Ultra light, easy setup ( 3 Min or less )and the main thing was it had lots of mess so very breathable, which is a great help with the heat in the jungles of Vietnam where I am TOURING NOW .Very easy to attach to your bike handle bars without having to buy a bikepacking handle bar harness that save $175, the bag that comes with it just clip to handle bars & and is water proof , Another thing which I really like is if it's been raining when I arrive at camp, you can setup the out shell first with the additional footprint, then setup up the inner without getting wet. now the down side to the tent. Me being a big guy over 6 feet and over 210lbs there lots of room when sleeping special with the pole designate only exception is the hight I have to shud my shoulders when I am sit up.. Beside that it the perfect ultra light bikepacking shelter ps the weight is wrong on the site my with pegs poles inner and shell and bag and addition footprint came in at 2oz less than advertise so even more happy ... Buy it and in enjoy your bikepacking adventures.
Date published: 2017-07-10
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This is very thin fabric. Does it include a footprint. Unclear. If so, does the specified weight include the footprint? This product needs more accurate weight and item info.

Asked by: Backpacker
A footprint is not included with this tent, but it can be found at the following link: https://www.rei.com/product/896097/msr-freelite-1-footprint
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-19
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Incorrect weight! I was very excited to receive my FreeLite 1 today. I immediately placed it on my postage scale and was shocked to find the packaged weight to be 2lbs 8oz...and increase of 5oz or nearly 15% over the product specs. I called MSR / Cascade Designs, their information showed the same 2lbs 3oz. They will submit a ticket to their product techs to pull one off the warehouse shelf and weigh it and (hopefully) get back to me. Perhaps my tent is an oddball with a little "spare tire" however, for the time being, anyone ordering should be aware the product spec weight may not be accurate. Hopefully other people can post their weight findings.
Date published: 2016-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional 1 Person Tent Used it for the first time in a camping/backpacking trip and was not disappointed! I thought it would be cramped and uncomfortable but for a 1person tent there is ample room for you to comfortable and even change in! Only thing that was a bummer was the fact that I could not fit my gear inside since it was to big and had to leave everything outside my tent but. I would highly recommend!!!!
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prefect For Bike packing When it came to looking for a Ultra Light Bikepacking Tent. A good start was to look a MSR tents, many cycle touring friends having been using MSR Hubba for years for long distance world touring and swear by it . I was really happy when I found the new Free Llite 1. Ultra light, easy setup ( 3 Min or less )and the main thing was it had lots of mess so very breathable, which is a great help with the heat in the jungles of Vietnam where I am TOURING NOW .Very easy to attach to your bike handle bars without having to buy a bikepacking handle bar harness that save $175, the bag that comes with it just clip to handle bars & and is water proof , Another thing which I really like is if it's been raining when I arrive at camp, you can setup the out shell first with the additional footprint, then setup up the inner without getting wet. now the down side to the tent. Me being a big guy over 6 feet and over 210lbs there lots of room when sleeping special with the pole designate only exception is the hight I have to shud my shoulders when I am sit up.. Beside that it the perfect ultra light bikepacking shelter ps the weight is wrong on the site my with pegs poles inner and shell and bag and addition footprint came in at 2oz less than advertise so even more happy ... Buy it and in enjoy your bikepacking adventures.
Date published: 2017-07-10
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Questions & Answers

This is very thin fabric. Does it include a footprint. Unclear. If so, does the specified weight include the footprint? This product needs more accurate weight and item info.

Asked by: Backpacker
A footprint is not included with this tent, but it can be found at the following link: https://www.rei.com/product/896097/msr-freelite-1-footprint
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-19
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