Tarptent offers a single-occupancy version of this tent as the Tarptent Rainbow. For $260 (compared to the Double's $289), the Rainbow shaves a few ounces off without compromising livability. If you're looking to travel solo but are intrigued by the award-winning Double Rainbow, the single Rainbow could be the perfect fit.
The Double Rainbow has seen much fanfare and praise in the last few years, and we have definitely seen it and its Tarptent sisters on the trails a lot more lately. This summer was a chance to get out once again and re-evaluate the Double Rainbow head-to-head with its backpacking tent competitors. We still like the Double Rainbow and have awarded it our Best Buy Award because it strikes a unique balance between low weight and low cost. It is the most affordable tent under three pounds that we have used.
It is an excellent value for a durable, extremely comfortable, lightweight shelter — but it is not without its flaws. We think that its set-up is more finicky than it first appears, and are disappointed with how much condensation it accumulates on the interior. To see how the Double Rainbow compares to all of its competitors check out the full Backpacking Tent Review.