The Two

Our new and improved Twos are here! At 23.5 oz, the new Two is streamlined for the 2021 hiking season and ready to ship ASAP.

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Gear Notes

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 maximum ventilation.

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Features

  • Lightweight, with full protection from rain and bugs
  • Factory-taped seams
  • Bathtub floor
  • Main body and floor have 1800mm waterproof UTS coating
  • Great headroom (and shoulder room)
  • Fits tall people
  • Big vestibule with great protection
  • Easy side entry
  • Excellent ventilation with four doors to open to minimize condensation
  • Catenary cut for quick, taut setup
  • Highly adjustable pitch
  • Interior clothes line and flashlight loop
  • Reflective tie-outs for additional lines for high winds
  • Ability to furl the vestibule for views when no rain expected
  • Tensioners with reflective line make it easy to get a taut setup
  • Reflective guy lines knotted so they can be handled with gloves
  • Zipper pulls have reflective lines added for easier handling
  • 2 large mesh internal pockets for personal items
  • Minimum of 6 stakes required for setup (included)
  • Uses carbon fiber or aluminum segmented poles, or trekking poles (set to 125 cm, tip down), available for purchase separately

Sizing

Specs

Average Weight

Shelter Weight 23.5 oz / 667 g
(includes factory-taped seams and lines attached)

Tent Stuff Sack 10.8 g

Clothesline 5.8 g

Stake Stuff Sack 4 g

Aluminum Stakes (8) 11 g each

Extra cord (2) 7 g each

Dimensions (Bathtub Floor)

Length 84"

Head End Width 48"

Foot End Width 42"

Length of Ridgeline 64"

Interior Height at Ridgeline 43"

Sleeping Pads Can fit two 25" wide inflatable pads

Dimensions (Footprint including stakes & cord)

Length 135"

Width 117"

Dimensions (Vestibules)

Functional Space 10 square feet

Bathtub Floor Edge to Tip of Vestibule 35"

Length of Vestibule Zipper 45"

Dimensions (Packaged)

Length 11"

Width 5"

Materials

Tent body Custom 10D Nylon Ripstop SIL/PU fabric waterproof to at least 1800mm

Tent floor Custom 10D Nylon Ripstop SIL/PU fabric waterproof to at least 1800mm

Guylines 1.8mm reflective nylon sheath, 1mm dyneema core

#3 TPU Vestibule Zippers Waterproof

Tensioners ITW lineloc3 all main tie outs

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I set it up?

Setup

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.

Use

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.

Care

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.

Do you have a shelter warranty?

As with all of our products, we warranty the shelters we sell to be free from manufacturing defects. Gossamer Gear does not, however, warranty products against materials or fabric failure due to durability issues.

Scuffs, punctures, or tears caused by wear, misuse or accidents are not covered; however, they can usually be fixed with tape by the user. Our products are constructed from ultralight materials, and some wear and tear is to be expected.

We recommend using a groundsheet in most situations in order to extend the life of your bathtub floor.

We also recommend reading more about how to alleviate shelter condensation.

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