• Double wall, double side entry, light and strong

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    Strong, stable structure with steep walls to shed the elements

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    Double wall with dual trekking pole or optional poles setup; dual integrated gear pockets

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    Apex pullouts and guylines allows both vestibule halves to open and tie back

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    Excellent ventilation and views

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    Optional partial solid interior (adds 1 oz / 28 g) for cold winds or blowing dust

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    5 in / 13 cm bathtub floor with 21 in / 53 cm deep vestibules

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    Fly sets up independently

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    Interior sets up independently

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    Floor fits large pad
    - 25in x 76in / 63.5 cm x 193 cm

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    Storm flaps each end open or close to suit conditions

Updated for 2018, the Notch fly and floor are now water pressure rated to 3,000 mm hydrostatic head. It also features zipperless doors and no moving parts for long term durability. Ideal for trekking pole users who want the extra protection from condensation, without an excessive cost in weight or price. Simple and sturdy, the Notch gives you the security you need in a wide range of conditions. Want more space? Have a look at the Saddle 2.

Want it 8 ounces lighter? Have a look at the Notch Li.


  • Dual trekking pole support; no poles in your living space
  • Handle side up pole setup possible with optional adapters
  • Double wall, dual entry, and dual vestibules
  • Pressure rated 3,000 mm hydrostatic head, 30d, silicone coated fabrics for strength and durability.
  • Interior is completely removable and can set up independently
  • Interior never gets wet during entry, exit, setup or takedown in storms
  • Generous vestibules for excellent gear storage space
  • Excellent ventilation, views, and moisture management
  • Taut pitch with PitchLoc™ foldable corners and integrated line tighteners
  • Reflective spectra cord guylines
  • Apex guylines included
  • Fast setup — about 1 minute from sack to pitched
  • Catenary ridgelines for wind, sag, and storms


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Sleeps Weight (oz/kg) Fly only Mesh Interior Partial Solid Interior Max Floor Width (in/cm) Floor Length (in/cm) Floor Area
Interior Height (in/cm) Stakes (included) Packed Size (in/cm) Price
1 27/ 0.77 16/ 0.45 9.6/ 0.27 11.1/ 0.32 34/ 86 84/ 213 15.2/ 1.4 43/ 109 4 x 6in/ 15cm 16 x 3.5 / 41 x 9 $314


Trekking poles are preferred but a 4 oz / 113 g alternate pole set is also available for moderate winds. An 8 oz / 227 g pole set is available for strong winds and snow.

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. The optional partial solid interior is recommended for cold winds or blowing snow.

Yes, if you remove the 4 carbon fiber struts. They are easy to remove and replace.

Yes, we recommend the Notch for taller folks. The design of the shelter makes it impossible to run into end walls and there is ample sit-up room.

The solid interior is noticeably warmer and gives additional protection against the wind and cold. The white fabric of the solid interior does block the view when laying down in the shelter. We recommend the "no-see-um" mesh interior, which provides better airflow and visibility unless you expect to encounter cold weather conditions. The two interiors are interchangeable.

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 Notch is designed for trekking poles to provide structure to the shelter. There are optional poles for non-trekking pole users that are available for purchase in the webstore.

    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.