A sleek, simple ultralight two person shelter to keep you snug as a bug in a weatherproof ripstop rug.
The Two has space for two and can keep you dry without weighing you down. Features include factory-taped seams, reflective pull-outs, robust zippers, and fully-rigged lines. Easy to set up, rugged, spacious and less than 2lbs.
Both sides have doors for easy access and ultimate ventilation.
Shelter Weight 28.33 oz / 803 g (includes factory-taped seams and lines attached)
Tent Stuff Sack 0.51 oz / 14.5 g
Aluminum Stakes ( 6 ) 0.39 oz / 11 g each
Stake Stuff Sack 0.13 oz / 3.8 g
Extra Tie Outs ( 2 ) - not attached 0.24 oz / 6.8 g each
Extra Clothesline Organizer Cord - not attached 0.24 oz / 6.8 g
Packed size 6.5" x 12"
52” at head, 42” at foot X 89”
( 29.04 sq ft)
Vestibule area 32.4 sq ft
Head height at peak 46” (using 125 cm poles)
Tent body Custom-formulated 15d high tenacity nylon blended sil/pu coating waterproof to at least 1200mm.
Tent floor Custom-formulated 15d high tenacity nylon blended sil/pu coating waterproof to at least 1200mm.
Guylines 2.5mm reflective nylon sheath, 1mm dyneema core
Zippers First quality, robust #3 double-pull zippers
ITW lineloc3 tensioners all main tie outs
Select a site that is level, and has sufficient room to stake out the tent. We recommend V-stakes for maximum holding power on the front and rear guy lines, and stakes appropriate for anticipated conditions for the four tent corners. If possible, stake one of the ends into the prevailing winds, rather than the front or the back. Stake the two corners on one side so that they are about 3-4 feet apart, at approximate 45 degrees to the tent. Make sure the corner guy lines are at half to ¾ length free, for maximum ventilation and to allow you room to tighten them. Walk to the other side of the tent, and pull those two corners against the first two you just set, and stake them down, again at 3-4 feet apart at approximately 45 degrees to the tent.
Next, put in the rear pole (either your trekking pole set to 125 cm, or segmented tent poles if you purchased those), with the handle of the trekking pole at the top, and the tip of the pole slipped into the grommet tab provided. Stake the tent out so that the pole leans slightly out. Then put in the front pole, top up and tip into the grommet tab provided, zip up the vestibule, and stake it out, again so that the pole leans out at a slight angle. Adjust the front and rear guy lines so that the ridgeline is taut, and the poles both lean out at about the same angle. Then go around the four corners, and tighten the lines to provide a taut setup with no wrinkles.
The bathtub floor can just hang, but if desired, you can take four additional hook stakes to stake out the four corners of the floor. The 15-denier nylon floor is reasonably durable for it’s weight, but to prolong the life of your shelter, you may want to place either a polycryo ground sheet or a nylon ground sheet under the tent.
Special Case – Windy Conditions
Since The Two is a roomy tent, it also presents a pretty high profile to winds. Thus, if you can find a more sheltered area, this will be helpful in windy weather. Depending on the stakes you brought, ground conditions, and wind speed, you may want to put large rocks over the stakes to help them hold. The Two has 6 additional pullouts (black with reflective stripes) which can be used to attach additional guy lines to for more support in windy conditions. If you anticipated unusually windy conditions, we recommend you prepare 2 – 4 lines by cutting 5-foot long lengths and tying loops in each end. This way, should you find yourself in windy conditions, you can easily loop them onto the black tieouts and stake them out. In windy conditions, you may choose to stake the two corners on the windy side all the way to the ground, to minimize the intrusion of the wind into the shelter.
The large mesh pocket on the rear wall is provided to keep your small items from getting lost inside the tent. There is a small, movable loop on the clothesline located in the ridge, which you can use to hang a flashlight from for reading or other nighttime activities requiring light. The roomy vestibule provides a sheltered area to keep your gear, shoes, etc. without taking up interior space in the tent. In fair conditions, the vestibule can be furled for better views and ventilation. Since The Two is a single-wall shelter to save weight, it is prone to condensation in certain conditions. More ventilation (staking the corners high, leaving the vestibule open) will generally minimize condensation. In the case of condensation, you can just use a handkerchief to wipe down the shelter, then take it out during your lunch break to air out.
After returning from a trip, use a damp cloth to remove dirt and debris from your Two, and allow it to fully dry before stowing it.