Overland Tent Minimalism at its Finest from Big Agnes

Overlanders tend to be maximalists when it comes to tents. If you’re looking to save weight or space in your vehicle, motorcycle, or bike packing setup, you should definitely check out the new Scout 1 Platinum from our friends at Big Agnes.

This single-walled tent is lighter than one pound and relies on trekking poles or Big Agnes’ Accessory Backpacking Poles for setup. When every ounce counts, this shelter from their “Crazylight” Series delivers a minimalist waterproof living space that will keep you out of the elements. The Scout 1 Platinum retails for $3,49.95.

You can see features and specs in the video below or learn more at Big Agnes.

Scout 1 Platinum. | Big Agnes

Scout 1 Platinum. | Big Agnes


  • This single-wall tent offers generous living space for ultralight trail missions where every ounce of weight and inch of space count

  • Exterior trekking-pole design paired with vertical endwalls and over-vertical sidewalls creates a spacious floorplan

  • Full-body vent system: multiple mesh vents with protective eves keep air circulating while keeping weather out

  • Vertical, head-entry door with extended dry-entry eve on 2 person and larger awning coverage on 1 person

  • Two 3-D vent pockets provide ample storage without encroaching on your livable space

  • Removable stays at front corners give you the option to save 1oz

  • Reinforced pockets for your trekking poles keep your tent body protected

  • Multiple interior loops for attaching gear lofts, accessories and mtnGLO® Tent & Camp Lights 

  • Double slider zippers allows for venting from the top or bottom

  • Self-adjusting guyouts on front corners

  • Ready to pitch; with pre-cut guylines and tensioners attached to fly

  • Reflective guylines and webbing on tent corners

  • Storm flaps on exterior zippers

Specs + Sizing

  • Trail Weight: 13oz / 369g

  • Packed Weight: 1lb 1oz / 539g

  • Packed Size: 16″ x 4.5″ / 41 x 11cm

  • Floor Area: 16ft² / 1.49m²

  • Head Height: 41″ / 105cm

  • Footprint Weight: 3oz / 85g

  • Number of Seasons: 3

  • Number of Doors: 1

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