Rainshadow 2

No longer available, now updated to the Rainshadow 3

  • Front entrance, large interior comfortably sleeps 3

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    Ventilation and views

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    Venting along side and through covered door and rear window

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    Single stake setup at rear

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    Single or dual trekking pole setup

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    Covered storage for gear

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    Fits family of three

Form follows function in the design of the Rainshadow 2. The simple geometry offers wide floor space with lots of leg room and head space for three. At under a pound per person, the weight to size ratio of this tent makes it easy to pack on any trip. Best of all, the front entrance can be fully opened to offer spectacular, panoramic views and excellent ventilation.


  • Fast setup — 2 minutes from sack to pitched integrated line tighteners
  • Adjustable bathtub floor with walls that can lay flat for additional ventilation and floor space
  • 30d, silicone coated fabrics for strength and durability.
  • Dual trekking poles support; front poles available
  • Handle side up pole setup with optional adapters
  • Abundant netting for views, airflow, and insect resistance; bug proof when zipped up
  • Front beak shields rain, provides gear storage
  • Quick drying — inside and out in minutes
  • Small packed size — removable strut for stuffing
  • Catenary ridgelines for wind, sag, and storms
  • Reflective spectra cord guylines included


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Sleeps Weight (oz/kg) Floor Width (in/cm) Floor Length (in/cm) Floor Area
Interior Height (in/cm) Stakes (included) Packed Size (in/cm) Price
3 42/ 1.2 78/ 198 84/ 213 42/ 3.9 48/ 122 4 x 6in/ 15cm 18 x 4 / 46 x 10



This shelter was designed to be used with trekking poles, but an alternate pole set is available for purchase.

Yes, if you remove the top aluminum strut.

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 Rainshadow 2 comes with an aluminum arch pole for the rear of the shelter. This shelter was designed to be used with trekking poles, but additional front poles may be purchased for non-trekking pole users.

    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.