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2 man < 2 Kg

see also 1 man | 3 man

These 2 man hiking tents are 2 kilos or less.  There are fly only options or tents without floors or screens available for those who are looking for partial cover.  Where I come from one of the key roles of a tent is to keep critters off you - so I've only included sealed options. 

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Bargain 2 man

On 5 September 2010 I was walking through my local Coles store and saw a display of 2 man tents.  Cost $15 each.  I asked a check out operator to weigh one for me and got 1.5 kilos.  I did not think this was possible but at the price I bought one anyway.  When I got it home I found that it weighed 1,421 g all up - so I am guessing trail weight is 1.3 Kilo.  This is extraordinary for a chain store 2 man tent.  Seemed like a great idea till I lent them to some friends for a weekend of trekking.  It rained that night.  This tent leaks - so the conclusion is world class weight - but not actually functioning as one would expect. Be warned. 
Aarn Pacer 2 Adam Pacer 2 tent Fly: 360cm x 147cm x116cm high at centre
Inner: 212cm x 90cm x100cm high at centre
Height: 100cm internal
Weight: 1.65kg
Fly - 850gms;
Inner - 600gms
Poles - 370gms plus trekking poles
Pegs (8) 80gms 

Aarn Pacer 2 Review

Big Agnes Copper Spur 2 Sleeping capacity 2
Fly / footprint pitch weight 2 lbs. 8 oz.
Average minimum weight 3 lbs. 6 oz.
Average packaged weight 3 lbs. 13 oz.
Average weight - metric 1.73 kilograms
Floor dimensions 90 x 52 inches
Floor dimensions - metric 228 x 132 centimeters
Floor area 29 square feet
Vestibule area 9 + 9 square feet
Peak height 42 inches
Peak height - metric 107 centimeters

Review

Big Agnes Emerald Mountain SL 2 Tent

Big Agnes Emerald Mountain SL 2 Tent

Weight: 4 lbs 3 oz (min) (1.9kg)

4 lbs 10 oz (max)

 3 lbs 3 oz (fast fly set-up)

| 8.5 oz (optional footprint)
Floor area: 29 sq ft
Packed size: 8 x 19 in
Head height: 42 in

Big Agnes Emerald Mountain SL2 review

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Trail Weight 2lb 2oz (1 kg)
Packed Weight 2lb 10oz
Footprint Weight 5oz
Fast Fly Weight 1lb 11oz
Packed Size 6.5" x 19"
Floor Area 28sq ft
Vestibule Area 7sq ft
Head Height 38"

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 review | Review

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2

Trail Weight 3lb (1.4 Kg)
Packed Weight 3lb 7oz (1.6 Kg)
Fast Fly Weight (inc footprint) 2lb 4oz
Packed Size 7" x 18"
Floor Area 28sq ft
Vestibule Area 8sq ft
Head Height 38"
Leg Height 84"
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 reviews | Review | Review

LItekamper review Seedhouse SL2 - I have one of these - it took a while to come my way though. My decision making was based on the fact that I did not want a one person tent after my experience in my Blackwolf Bivy Bag.  I needed more room.  I went to REI in Chicago in December 2010 with the intention of buying a Hubba Hubba which was on sale.  However, when I picked up the Seedhouse in comparison I immediatley rejected the Hubba Hubba idea - much larger as well as heavier.  The SL2 was noticeably more compact and lighter.  It was expensive, however, so I did not proceed at that time. A little later, after I got back home to Australia I found some closeout items for sale on the Big Agnes web site - so I bought an SL2 with  footprint plus an SL3 to cover most of my options - solo walking or with one or two kids. I have used this tent once on a single night through walk. Worked a treat and kept my son and I dry with some light falls through the night. Great investment from my perspective.  It has an inner layer which is all fly screen - open weave which is perfect for my moderate climate.

Big Agnes Scout UL2 Big Agnes Scout UL2 tent


Trail Weight = 1lb 9oz

Packed Weight = 2lb

Footprint Weight = 5oz

Packed Size = 6" x 12.5"

Floor Area = 34sq ft

Head Height = 43" Needs hiking poles. This is a 2013 Backpacker magazine award winner.

Black Diamond Lighthouse

Black Diamond Lighthouse

The largest of Black Diamond's Superlight tents, the Lighthouse is quite roomy for two people.
Boasts a full side-door opening with screen netting, a roof that tops out at 43 inches and a small back window for ventilation

Size: 229 cm x 135 cm x 114 cm
Minimum Weight: 1.36kg
Fully Prepared Weight: 1.45kg

Review

Coleman Falcon X2 Coleman Falcon X2 Weight 1.45 kg Height 130 cm Width 215 cm Length 315 cm

Review

Coleman Novae X2 ultralite backpacking tent Coleman Novae X2 ultralite backpacking tent Poles: Scandium Air Hercules with floating inserts
Weight 1.9 kg Height 130 cm Width 200 cm Length 240 cm

Story of trekkers with a Coleman Novae X2 - a review of sorts

Easton Mountain Products Kilo

Easton Mountain Products Kilo tent

Tent Weight 2 lbs / 910gm
Capacity Two Person
Stuffed Size 20.5in X 7in
Canopy Fabric 20D lightweight nylon no-see-um mesh
Fly Fabric 20D nylon ripstop, Sil/PU 1500mm
Floor Fabric 30D nylon ripstop, PU 5000mm
Head Height 44 in / 112cm
Poles Carbon ION™ with AirLock™ connection system, two-pole design
Doors One
Floor Area 26 sq ft / 2.4 sq m
Vestibule Area 6 sq ft / .56 sq m

Review |

EPE Portal EPE Global Portal Tent Weight: 1.9kg
Inner: Polyester Ripstop 210T 70D W/R Breathable No-see-um Mesh
Poles: 8.5mm T6 Alloy Poles
Dimensions: 245 long x 150 wide x 115cm height
Packed size: approx 39cm x 13cm

Ferrino Lightent 2

Persons: 2
Max weight: 1.85kg
Min weight: 1.65Kg
Height: 110cm
Floor space: 230cm x 120cm
Packed Size: 16 x 38cm

Ferrino MTB 2 Ferrino MTB 2 Man 1.8Kg Tent Blue - Hiking Camping Bike
Streamlined lightweight tent designed specifically for cycle and motorcycle touring, and for hiking in warm temperatures.
GoLite Xanadu GoLite Xanadu tent Type: 2 - 3 Person
Height: 42 inches (107cm)
Length: 7'6" feet
Width: 5' feet
Area: 37 sq. ft | 3.4 sq. m
Main Body Weight : 52 oz | 1470 g
Pole Weight: 14oz | 400g
Stake Weight: 4oz | 110g

all up 1.98 Kg GoLite Xanadu review | Review

Helsport Ringstind Superlite 1-2

"One of the lightest 1 to 2 person tents in the world. This tent is designed for those who want a lightweight tent that still provides great interior space and functional details. Ringstind Superlight 1-2 has been created on the template of our most popular lightweight tent, Ringstind Light 2. The new Ringstind Superlight has everything a 3-season tent needs. Every detail on the tent has been designed with a focus on extreme lightweight, without comprimising on smart, functional details or durability. The tent weighs only 940g complete, including poles, pegs and guy-lines.

New lightweight, technical materials, quality assured by Helsport
Two large valves that can be closed. One at the entrance and one down in the footend
Several guy-line points. Two in the front, two in the middle by the pole and three in the footend, which also has three small poles that make it possible to use very short (50-75 cm) guy-lines. This makes the tent easy to set up, and stable in strong wind.

Capacity (persons): 1
Shape: Tunnel
Measurement Inner Liner: 235 x 100 x 90 cm
Vestibule: 1
Entrances: 1
Vents: 2 - Manufacturer Guarantee: 5 Years

Weight / Pack size
min: 0,89 kg
Pack volume (L x Ø): 40 x 13 cm
max: 1,04 kg"

Kathmandu Lansan Kathmandu Lansan tent Poles 2 x DAC Featherlite
Fly fabric 40D rip-stop nylon with inner and outer silicon coatings
Inner fabric 70D 190T nylon breathable ripstop with a WR treatment
Groundsheet 70D nylon 210T
Fly Rating 2000mm
Groundsheet Rating 10,000mm
Size when packed 55cm x 15cm x 15cm
Weight 1.85kg 
Kathmandu Lansan review |
Kelty Eve 2 Tent Kelty Eve 2 Tent With two vestibules and two doors, this tent features a lightweight, freestanding design, with a spacious interior. At just around 4 lbs (1.8 Kg)

Kelty Eve 2 review

Kelty Grand Mesa 2

Kelty Grand Mesa 2

Seasons: 3, Capacity: 2 person
Minimum weight: 4 lb. 2 oz. / 1.87 kg
Packaged weight: 4 lb. 10 oz. / 2.10 kg
Floor area: 29 ft2 / 2.7 m2
Vestibule area: 6 ft2 / 0.6 m2
Length: 82" / 208 cm
Width: 58" / 147 cm
Height: 44" / 112 cm
Number of poles: 2
Pole type: 9mm DAC Press-fit poles
Number of vestibules: 1
Number of doors: 1
Number of mesh windows: 3
Packaged diameter: 7" / 20 cm
Packaged Length: 20" / 51 cm
Wall material: 68D 190T polyester taffeta
Floor material: 1800mm PU polyester taffeta
Fly Material: 75D 190T, 1800 mm PU polyester taffeta

Kelty Grand Mesa 2 tent review | Review

Kelty Salida 2 Seasons: 3
Number of doors: 1
Number of vestibules: 1
Capacity: 2
Dimensions:
Minimum weight: 3 lb 12 oz / 1.70 kg
Packaged weight: 4 lb 8 oz / 2.04 kg
Floor area: 30.5 ft2 / 2.83 m2
Vestibule area: 10 ft2 / .93 m2
Length: 88 in / 223.5 cm
Width: 55 / 45 in / 139.7 / 114.3 cm
Height: 43 in / 109.22 cm
Packed diameter: 7 in / 17.78 cm
Packed Length: 22 in / 55.88 cm

This tent won a 2011 Backpackers Magazine Editor's Choice award

LL Bean Microlight

Capacity Two people.

Tent area 29¾ sq. ft.

Tent floor dimensions 8'L x 4'11"W.

Peak height 3'6".

Minimum weight 3 lb. 12 oz.

Doors One.

Poles Two aluminum.

Packed dimensions 23"L x 6"W.

Luxe

Habitat

Luxe Habitat sub 2 kilo two man tent

Weighing in at a modest 1.95kg, The Habitat is a free standing, 2 door tent. It features a continuous pole system which has 3 way hubs at each end. This ensures a generous internal space and good stabilty in windy conditions. The all mesh inner provides great ventilation. A full coverage fly with 2 generous vestibules

Length: 205cm ( inner) plus 2 x 70cm cm vestibule
Width: 125cm
Height: 110cm
Weight: 1.9 kg

Luxe Lightwave

Size: 240cm x 155cm x 108cm

Inner: 225 /117cm

Height: 108cm

Weight: 1.38kg
Super-light single Pole with strut pole design
Ultralight 8.64mm Yunan Poles with New shoktips
20D / 400T Nylon Rip Stop fly with Silicon Treatment and 2500mm PU coating and factory Seam sealed
75D Polyester floor with 4000mm waterhead and factory seam sealed
Reflective guy ropes and attachments
Internal mesh storage pockets
Ladderloc adjustments on fly for easy pitching
Generous Vestibule for storage

Luxe Speedup Luxe Speedup 2 man tent Sleeps: 1 (Up to 2 without mesh inner)
Entrances: 2
Dimensions: 215cm L x 175cm W
Mesh inner dimensions: 200 / 216cm L x 78cm W
Height: 112cm
Weight: 1.39kg
Packed dimensions: 45cm L x 13cm Diameter
Luxe Spider 2 Luze Spider 2 tent Suggested use: Hiking, biking and solo adventuring.
Colours: Yellow Fly, Charcoal Floor
Length: 200cm ( inner) plus 2 x 75cm cm vestibule
Width: 120cm
Height: 105cm
Weight: 2 kg

The Luxe Habitat Ultralite weighs in at 1.95 Kg
 

Luxe Spider 2 review

Marmot Aura 2P Tent Marmot Aura 2P Tent Minimum weight: 4 lbs 1 oz / 1.84 kg
Maximum weight: 4 lbs 7 oz / 1.88 kg
Dimensions: 50 x 88 x 40 in / 127 x 223 x 101 cm
Floor area: 30.5 sq ft / 2.8 sq m
Vestibule area: 9 sq ft each / .83 sq m
Packed size: 6 x 17.5 in / 15 x 44 cm
 

Marmot Aura 2P tent review

Mont Moondance 2 Mont Moondance 2 tent 220 cm x 132cm x 101cm (L x W X H)
(Vestibule space not included)
(Width at foot end is 110 cm)
Trail weight 1.85 kg (min)
1.42 kg (ultralight fly, poles, footprint combo)
Use 2 person, 3 season tent
 
Mountain Designs Neutrino 2 Mountain Designs Neutrino 2 Minimum weight 1585g
Poles 2
Entries 1
Vestibules 1
Floor Area 2.7sqm
Packed Weight 1782g
Mountain Hardware Skyledge 2.1 Mountain Hardware Skyledge 2.1 tent Size: 2 person
Minimum weight: 1.78 kg
Inner Dimensions: L 224 x W 117 x H 104cm
Packed size: 53 x 15 cm

The tent can be pitched with the fly only using a footprint

Mountain Hardware Skyledge 2.1 review

MSR Carbon Reflex 2 MSR Carbon Reflex 2 tent Minimum Weight: 2 lbs 4 oz / 1020 g
Packaged Weight: 2 lbs 10 oz / 1210 g
Fly with Footprint Weight: 1 lbs 9 oz / 700 g

Hyperlight: Comparable to the Hubba Hubba™ in volume, the carbon fiber poles and efficient design make the Carbon Reflex 2 nearly a pound lighter.

Review | Review

MSR Fling 2 Person Fast & Light Hiking Tent MSR Fling 2 Person Fast & Light Hiking Tent Capacity: 2 person + gear
Floor + Vestibule Area: 32 sq. ft./2.9 sq. m
Interior Peak Height: 40 in./100 cm
Minimum Weight: 3 lbs. 6 oz./1.5 kg
Packaged Weight: 4 lbs./1.8 kg
Fly: 30D x 246T ripstop Nylon 66, 1500mm polyurethane & silicone coated, 20D nylon mesh
Packed Size: 50 x 15cm
MSR Fling 2 review
MSR Hubba Hubba/ HP MSR Hubba Hubba 2 man ultralight tent There is a Hubba Hubba and a Hubba Hubba HP (lighter) Capacity: 2 people + gear
Floor + Vestibule Area: 2.8 + 1.6 square meter
Height: 100cm
Minimum Weight: Normal 1.89 kg /HP 1.7 kg
Packaged Weight: Normal 2.12 Kg/ HP 1.98 kg

A Backpacker Editors’ Choice Award winner

MSR Hubba Hubba review | Review

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