The Big Sky International Mirage 1P is a one-person hybrid free-standing tent. What's a hybrid tent? Well, we used to simply call them a single-wall tent, but technically the vestibule sides of the tent are double-wall and the ceiling of the tent is single-wall, so it's now called a hybrid. If you want to simply call it a single-wall tent, that's just fine.

What is unique about the Big Sky Mirage is its external X-configuration poles, which make it free-standing. The tent attaches to the poles with clips, so it can be set up in about a minute, conveniently. Some people would argue that the external poles and clip attachment is a weaker design in terms of wind stability and storm protection, so how well does it perform in the wind and rain? Also, how does the Mirage 1P compare with other lightweight solo tents?


  • Introduction
  • Specifications
  • Design and Features
  • Insert video tour of the Big Sky Mirage 1P.
  • Performance
  • Comparisons
  • Assessment
  • What's Good
  • What's Not So Good
  • Recommendations for Improvement

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