Tent - 2-person Tent for Backpacking


Base Rental Rates

  • 3 Days $36.00
  • 7 Days $45.00
  • 14 Days $49.00
  • 21 Days $55.00
  • 1 Month $59.00

Shipping Rates

Two-person design backpacking tents 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, a 2-person like this is your answer. They are definitely heavier than a one-person backpacking tent - but by just about 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 masculinity on the trail may want to consider our 2/3-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.

This 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 a 4-season tent for 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 have had 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. 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 StyleBackpacking (Lighter/Smaller)

Pitching instructions

Pitching instructions for Lightning 2 tent

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