RhinoWolf All-In-One Tent is a completely unique sleeping system with a tent, a zip-in blanket, and the Klymit Insulated sleeping pad, designed for several seasons dependent on the blanket. So keep reading.
Key features & benefits
- This is a complete sleeping system.
- Very easy to use.
- Very compact.
- Freestanding tent.
- Great value for the money.
What this is about
The RhinoWolf All-In-One Tent is a complete outdoor sleeping system which includes the following key elements:
- A sleeping pad.
- A down-fill zip-in blanket.
- A very specific and unique tent.
Note that here you have three different versions which, according to their statements, are for 2, 3, and for 4 seasons. The only difference is in the blanket. So let’s see what this means.
The sleeping pad
This is obviously a cooperation with Klymit, so you have the Klymit sleeping pad, which is one of the best and unique on the market. Note that they include the insulated version which is described in detail in my separate review. It is with the R-value 4.4 so very appropriate for all seasons. The same pad is used in all three variants.
The basic features of the pad are:
- Weight 24 oz (680 g).
- Dimensions: 72 x 23 x 2.5 in (182.9 x 58.4 x 6.4 cm).
- Fabric: 75D polyester.
- Warranty: Klymit Lifetime.
The blanket is with a duck fill and you have three different options for 2 – 4 seasons:
- Light: 150 g duck down insulation. The blanket weight is 420 g. The temperature limit is 40 F (10 C). This is the 2-seasons variant. The dimensions are (L x W): 80 x 51/33 in (205 x 130/85 cm). The two values for the width are for the head and foot section, respectively. So as you realize, this is a tapered design.
- Standard: 375 g of the duck down insulation. The blanket weighs 550 g. The temperature limit is 25 F (-4 C). This is the 3-season version. The dimensions are the same as above.
- Heavy: Here you have 560 g of the duck down insulation and the total weight is 750 g. The temperature limit is 14 F (-10 C) and this is what they call the 4-season version. The dimensions are the same.
Note that in each of the three cases, this is the temperature limit, so in reality, add some 10 degrees F or so for real comfort. But see more below. The blanket zips-in to the tent so it acts like a bag.
The tent – a unique design
This is the most unique element here. It looks like a single pole tent but in reality, you have a double-hubbed element; on both ends of the main pole, there are two segments creating a T-shaped profile. You will see this in the video, and this is visible also in the picture below. In addition to this, there is a short brow pole which remains pre-attached to the tent even when you take it down.
When you zip up the doors, the structure becomes quite stable and self-supportive simply because of the tension created in the tent’s fabric and because of the two horizontal segments on the ground. So what you have is indeed freestanding. This implies that you can move it around and rotate even after you set it up, and you can use this tent on any surface. But to have the vestibules fully functional, they must be staked to the ground.
The tent is a sort of a hybrid double/single structure in the sense that there is no inner tent, just a fly but you have two mesh doors plus vestibules on both sides, see the picture above. From this, you realize that this is a really comfortable option as you can use any of the two doors to get in and out, and the other side with its vestibule you can use to store your gear.
The tent weighs 1.3 kg (2.85 lb), so it is lightweight but not ultra-lightweight really. This is due to its materials; you have two-side silicon waterproofing and the rating is quite good 2000 mm both for the fly and the floor. This is not exceptionally high but you will hardly need more. Here are some basic data about the tent alone:
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 84 x 27 x 37 in (215 x 70 x 96 cm). As you realize, the size is reasonable but it is a bit low. Note also that it is considerably longer than the pad mentioned above.
- Area: 16 ft² (1.5 m²).
- Fly: 15D ripstop nylon.
- Floor: 70D/190T polyester.
- Poles: 8.5 mm duraluminum.
Here is a promotion video, they did it nicely please have a look and I shall give some comments below on everything you see here:
The complete system – the most important dimensions
The packed size
According to their declaration, the packed size (L x D) for the complete system: 15.7 x 7.8 in (40 x 20 cm). To realize how great this is, compare it with:
- The packed size of a very good solo tent, e.g., the Sierra Designs Light Year 1, which is 15 x 5.5 inches (38 x 14 cm). Take yet another, the MSR Access 1 tent with the packed size 18 x 6 inches (46 x 15 cm).
- Now add to this the packed size of a blanket like the Exped Versa Quilt, which is 13.4 x 7.5 inches (34 x 19 cm), or take any other known to you.
- Now add to this the packed size of the Klymit Insulated pad which is 8 x 5 inches (20 x 13 cm).
So add all these three items and compare with the value above. I can hear you saying: “How the heck did they manage to pack it so small?” Exactly.
The answer is partly in the fact that they have fewer poles, and the tent is mainly the single-layer, so there is less material here. Though, bear in mind, you have two doors and two vestibules, so this is not a minimalist design.
On the other hand, they give one packed size for all three versions and this is impossible because of the three different blankets so they have mixed some numbers somewhere. I have contacted them and asked about it, but they did not bother to answer.
The total weight
- The 2-season variant: 5.29 lb (2.4 kg).
- The 3-season variant: 5.58 lb (2.53 kg).
- The 4-season variant: 6.02 lb (2.73 kg).
As above, to realize how extraordinary the weight is, compare it with the same products mentioned above.
The weight of the Exped Versa Quilt is 27.5 oz (780 g). The Klymit pad’s weight is 25 oz (709 g). The weight of the MSR tent is 3 lb 8 oz (1.6 kg), and the weight of the Sierra Designs Light Year 1 tent is 3 lb 4 oz (1.45 kg). All of them together give close to 3 kg, and these are top-notch items. So the weight of the RhinoWolf All-In-One Tent system is indeed exceptional. But you can go lighter, see more below.
What else you have here
- You have 6 pegs in the package.
- All three versions are available in three different colors.
RhinoWolf pack configuration
The RhinoWolf tent is designed to be attached to another tent of the same type, or to two or more tents if you wish to do so. This is done in a clever way and the connection between the two tents looks completely waterproof and bug-proof.
This looks like an ingenious design, you will see how it works in the video below. But see the picture below and tell me what is the first thing that comes to mind when you see it:
Indeed, regardless of how many tents you connect this way, you will always have only two doors at the two ends. So imagine you are somewhere in the middle and you want to go out during the night. On how many legs you would step in the process? And remember, this is a very low tunnel, only 37 inches (96 cm).
So clearly, the concept makes no sense for more than two tents, but even in this case, it is not the best option, more below.
Setting the tent up
It is best that you see this video, all steps are shown, and I shall give a few comments below:
Is this really a 4-season system
The short answer is – no it is not, and here is why. Let’s start with the pad, which is the most reliable item here. You have the R-value 4.4 and this is roughly speaking equivalent to 5 F (-15 C). So this is surely good enough, except for extreme conditions.
However, see the blanket, such a design is not for very low temperatures, this is why people use sleeping bags. Even in the Heavy variant mentioned above, this is for 2 or 3 seasons maximum.
The same is with the tent. Such a single-pole construction would not last long in a strong wind or with the snow accumulated on it. So I would say that the system should be downgraded by at least one seasons. This is a system more or less for summer camping.
What they missed to do & what they did wrong
1. The first thing that comes to my mind is the pad. Their Light variant is clearly for summer camping; I would add that even the Standard variant is for summer only. Now, why would you need the insulated pad which comes in the package? You will be doing great with the uninsulated Klymit Static V2 pad. This pad weighs 16.33 oz (463 g), so it is around 1/3 lighter.
This sleeping system is in cooperation with Klymit, so it was easy to have different pads in different variants. If they read this, they might think about it.
2. About the duo-structure or the pack structure. I already said that connecting many tents together is a bad idea because you will only have two doors at the ends of the structure.
But even the duo structure makes no sense for the trail use because it is heavy. Imagine you are on the trail with your partner. You would rather have a 2-person tent, perhaps combined also with a 2-person sleeping bag, and you would rather have the Klymit double-sleeping pad. So let’s see the numbers.
The uninsulated double pad weighs 40.5 oz (1.1 kg), and compare this with two insulated pads in such two systems, which together weigh 1360 g.
But it is much worse with the tents; these two tents weigh 5.7 lb (2.6 kg). Compare this with a lightweight 2-person tent like the Sierra Designs Sweet Suite 2 Tent which weighs 3 lb 10 oz (1.64 kg), and there are much lighter tents as well, you can see them here.
So you save at least 1220 g on the tent and the pad. I do not get it, why you would carry such two systems when you would surely rather share the tent with your partner in any case. They have built a nice solo system and this was enough.
If the tent would be with one vestibule and one door only, without long zippers on one side, it would be much lighter, and this would be as close to perfection as possible. This duo or pack structure adds a wow factor, but it is unnecessary and it is unpractical.
3. You have seen in the video how the two tents become attached to each other. They are linked through zippers only. Though you roll the vestibules together and then make sure that the edge of the one tent goes above the other. The vestibules on the sides are supposed to be staked down.
Now add a strong and changeable wind to this, and rain. How long would the edge of one tent really stay above the other? If you have ever camped above the tree line, you will know what I am talking about. The winds will tear the tents away of each other, so if the edge of the upper tent slips due to the wind, then the highest point of their connection becomes exposed to the rain, and you might get water in the tents. So this is only for a calm weather summer camping.
My summary of good and less good features & rating
Here is my short summary:
- Great packed size.
- Easy to use.
- Very good waterproof rating.
- Quality materials and workmanship.
- Innovative design.
- Two-side silicon waterproofing.
- Reasonable price.
- No vents.
- Not for winter conditions.
- Not for strong winds.
- Too heavy if used as a duo.
- Unnecessary & unpractical features.
As long as the sky is clear you can keep the vestibule(s) open and you will have plenty of air flow. The problem is when it is raining, you will have to keep them closed, and in such situations, it would be very good to have vents; they are missing here.
The design is very innovative yet such a single pole structure would not last long in strong winds. So I would not think of using this tent anywhere above the tree line. This is for very calm weather conditions.
For a solo use, the complete system is really lightweight (though you can go lighter, more below). But if this is about two people on the trail, who would eventually connect the two tents and use as a tent for two, the combined weight of 2.6 kg is far above what I find reasonable. This is OK for all situations where you would not carry the tents, but not if you use such two such systems on the trail.
The price & rating
The Amazon price as of the moment of writing this text is $339, 389, and 409, for the 2, 3, and 4 season variants, respectively. I find this reasonable and a good value for the price. Here is how to break down the price:
- The pad is a top quality Klymit item and its price is anywhere in the range $60 – 90, which is incredible for such a quality item.
- Regarding the blanket, they do not provide enough information about the down fill, so it is difficult to say. But perhaps you might compare it with the Exped Versa Quilt presented in my separate review, which is around $170. See also this Sierra Designs Frontcountry Bed 35 which is around $100 but its fill is synthetic. So the value of the blanket and the pad together is anywhere around $200.
- What remains is the tent, and its value appears to be in the range $140 – 200 which is reasonable.
This is a new item on the market and the time will show how it performs; the rating by users so far is extremely high. See how I rate it:
My rating breakdown of the RhinoWolf All-In-One Tent
About solo use – Can you go lighter than that
So you have seen the features of this system, it is very compact, easy to use, and really lightweight. Now, the question is can you go even lighter? The answer is yes, but this depends on how much you want to spend.
Here are some options to consider.
- You can choose the Klymit Insulated V Ultralite SL pad, this is a new 2018 item. The weight is 15.9 oz (450 g). Yet another option is the Sea to Summit UltraLight Mat with the weight 395 g (13.9 oz) for the R size.
- There are many ultra-lightweight backpacking tents with the weight around 1 kg or below, you can see them here.
- Regarding the blanket (or a sleeping bag), there are not so many lighter options, but there are more reliable and warmer options; one is this Enlightened Equipment Revelation 850DT 20 degree, which weighs around 1.3 lb (590 g).
So you realize that the combined weight can be (well) below 2 kg (4.4 lb) as compared to 2.7 kg (6 lb) of the RhinoWolf system. But there is the issue of the price. So the RhinoWolf system is quite remarkable.
How about competitors
In fact, I do not see any true competitor, this is a unique system. However, here is something to consider. Do you know anything about tent-cots? If not, a tent-cot is a structure with the tent sitting on the cot. Some of them are lightweight enough to carry on the trail. So, see how the RhinoWolf All-In-One system compares with such a great tent-cot:
COMPARE PACKAGE FEATURES
Weight, lb (kg)
Bed size, in (cm)
Packed size, in (cm)
Tent height, in (cm)
Payable Every Month
72 x 23
(183 x 58)
15.7 x 7.8
(40 x 20)
Payable Every Year
78.7 x 26
(200 x 66)
22.4 x 6
(56 x 15)
Note that the numbers for the Desert Walker tent cot include only the cot and the tent, as compared to the RhinoWolf where you also have the blanket included. So the RhinoWolf remains a lighter option, but sleeping off the ground is definitely more comfortable, and a few extra grams with the tent-cot system might be worth the efforts. What do you think?
As you realize, the RhinoWolf All-In-One Tent is indeed a unique system, both as a combination and if you look at the tent alone. I have tried to present it from various perspectives and there are things to improve. I gave my list of objections above and I hope the manufacturers might read this and do some changes suggested here.
As a solo tool, it is great, but only if you use it for summer or 2-season camping. This is not a tool for 4 seasons or for strong winds, they might want to downgrade their claims. But you have a two-sided silicon waterproofing and this is considered as much better than the PU coating. So my rating for this item is high, but with all the objections pointed out above.
Regarding the duo use with two tents connected, it may work as described. But this does not hold for the pack with several tents connected together, this is simply a crazy idea. The manufactures might want to make a video showing how a person from the middle of such a group of very low connecting tents full of people is crawling out over their bodies.
Thank you for reading. Do you have any experience with this system? If so, please share it here, there is a comment box below.