The two-person design backpacking tents we rent allow sharing carry-weight between roomies, and take up less ground space on the trip than two separate single-person tents. For the claustrophobic soloist, renting a 2-person tent like this is your answer. They are definitely heavier than a one-person backpacking tent - but by less than a pound or so, and on shorter trips the weight might be worth it to have plenty of room for one. But there really is room for two adults sleeping on standard-size mattress pads, albeit cozy. While great couples tents, two macho types afraid of losing their man-card on the trail may want to consider our slightly larger and double-door 2.5-person backpacking tent
With any two-person tent, sharing campers can split up the load - separate the poles from the body, for example - and share the carrying load between camp sites. For more pictures and setup instructions, check out the how-to page for this rental tent.
This rented tent is rated as 'Three-Season', but should protect you just fine even in high, cold winds if it is well staked. Heavy snowfalls should be periodically cleared off the fly, although a few inches accumulating on top usually won't cause any problems. It you're in for real gnarly winter weather, consider renting a 4-season tent for more weather protection. If you're not sure what specific items of gear will be best to take, check out our preset gear packages for easy one-selection shopping for different types of wilderness trips. We also have a good selection of used tents available.
We have rented a range of options in this line over the years. Our current offering is the Soul 2 from Big Sky International - a specialist in lightweight gear you'll find with a lot of backpackers on the long trails. The configuration on this model is light, but not delicate materials, and it's free standing so it's easy to find a place to set it up. The effective interior useable space is about 4' wide at the head and 6.5' long. For all the specs, check out the Big Sky product listing for this tent.
We have lots of advice about the great outdoors including more information on tents and shelters for camping and backpacking such as how to choose the best tent and how to find and make a good camp site. Feel free to call us anytime at 480-348-8917 with any question about your camping and backpacking gear rental needs!
For some third-party user reviews of this and other gear we rent and sell, visit our backpacking and camping user gear review page.
|Tent Style||Backpacking (Lighter/Smaller)|