Bowfin 2

  • Double wall, double side entrance

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    Free standing, single arch with foldable PitchLoc+™ ends

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    Double side entrance, end and apex venting

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    Double wall and room for long pads: one standard and one wide

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    Room for packs at either end

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    Also available with partial solid interior to suit conditions.

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    Partial solid interior flap peels down for views and ventilation.

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    Floor unclips either side and pulls back for external storage

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    Both sides open up completely for enhanced views and ventilation

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    Star gazing on clear nights

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    End storm flaps

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    End vent flaps open for ventilation

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    Integrated pockets for cell phones or other important gear

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New for 2017, the Bowfin 2 offers the setup simplicty of the Bowfin 1 and Moment DW and improves on the storm shedding performance of the Double Rainbow. Free-standing, double side entrance, and double wall, you can perch this sanctuary and sleep comfortably just about anywhere.


  • Fast setup — 2 minutes from sack to pitched
  • 3,000mm hydrostatic head fly
  • Sturdy 9mm Easton aluminum arch pole
  • 30d, silicone coated fabrics for strength and durability.
  • Free-standing, double wall, dual side entry
  • Extra long (102in / 259 cm) floor for gear and sleeping comfort
  • Interior never gets wet during entry, exit, setup or takedown in storms
  • Fits one long wide pad and one long standard width pad
  • Single pole setup with integrated PitchLoc+™ foldable ends
  • Ventilation at ends, apex, and sides
  • Low fly edge for warmth and splash protection in driving rain


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Sleeps Weight (oz/kg) Max Floor Width (in/cm) Floor Length (in/cm) Floor Area
Interior Height (in/cm) Stakes (included) Packed Size (in/cm) Price
2 48/ 1.36 70/ 178 102/ 259 34.7/ 3.2 43/ 109 2 x 6 in/ 15 cm 18 x 4 / 46 x 10 $339


No, the two parts clip together and setup or takedown as a single unit. It is easy to unclip the interior from inside if desired.

The structure will withstand light to moderate snow loading.

Yes, there are addional pullouts on the arch sleeve, perimeter hem, and PitchLoc+ ground level ends.

Both models are arch pole supported and full double wall, double side entry. They have the same basic pole structure but the Bowfin 2 maximum width is 20in / 51cm wider through the midddle and 18in / 46cm longer end-to-end.

Yes! Please refer to the "how to seam-seal" video to see the full procedure.

You have several options for seam-sealing your Tarptent which are available for purchase in our webstore:

  • We offer seam-sealing kits ($6-$8) containing premix silicone, a foam brush, and a latex glove in the webstore.
  • We also offer seam-sealing as a service. Please note that seam-sealing is weather dependent and ordering this service may add a few days to the wait time.
  • You should be able to buy the necessary materials for seam-sealing at your local hardware store. An inexpensive product that works well is GE Silicone II clear sealer/glue. It is available as a squeeze tube in most US hardware stores or in our webstore.
  • Every Tarptent comes with a stuff sack, aluminum stakes+stake bag and the necessary guyline cording. The Bowfin 2 also comes with and arch pole.

    Yes, we use “no-see-um” netting which stops bugs quite a bit smaller than mosquitoes.

     Yes, the fabric is waterproof, however the seams of the shelter need to be seam-sealed.

     Use of a groundsheet depends on the conditions you expect to encounter and your style of camping. The sewn-in flooring is remarkably tough and does not usually require a separate groundsheet. We sell optional Tyvek groundsheets which are very tough and great for sleeping out or taking a break, but generally heavier than you need for floor protection on longer hikes, in most conditions. For use on very rocky ground and desert conditions where puncture wounds are possible, a groundsheet is recommended.