Saddle 2

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    Trekking pole or substitute pole setup with dual side entrances and vestibules.

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    Also available with partial solid interior to suit conditions.

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    Partial solid interior ends storm flaps peel down.

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    Zipperless entry–no moving parts–and full storm protection.

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    Fly can be used with or without interior. Excellent ventiation with rollup storm flaps each end.

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    Interior sets up independently. Fits two long, wide pads.

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    Ends support adjustable trekking poles as well as fixed length substitute poles.

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    Easy entry and exit on both sides.

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    Apex pullouts enable both sides to roll completely back.

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    Well-protected interior and aerodynamic profile for wind resistance.

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    Rear storm flaps offer breathability while blocking wind and rain.

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    Rear storm flaps roll back for views and ventilation and can be left open in an overhead rain.

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    Bathtub floor for wind and splash protection.

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    Good views and ventilation at each end.

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    Large and well-protected vestibules. Either side easily fits two packs.

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    Apex pullouts provide enhanced structural support.

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    Storm flaps tension to pole.

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    Rear storm flaps can be staked out for enhanced views and ventilation in stormy weather.

A two-person version of the Notch, the Saddle 2 offers outstanding flexibility and function at just over one pound per person. Double side entrance, double wall and double vestibule. Fits two long and wide pads. Use your hiking poles (recommended) or select our optional poles. Easy to use fly only, interior only, or integrated one-piece setup and takedown. Going solo? Have a look at the Notch.

Features

  • Fast setup — 2 minutes from sack to pitched
  • Stuffable and contains no moving parts for long term durability
  • Mesh or partial solid interior clips up to fly and is completely removable
  • 30d, silicone coated fabrics for strength and durability.
  • Dual trekking pole support; no poles in your living space
  • Handle side up pole setup with optional adapters
  • Double wall, dual entry, and dual vestibules
  • Interior sets up independently
  • Interior never gets wet during entry, exit, setup or takedown in storms
  • Roomy with very large vestibules for excellent gear storage space
  • Reflective spectra cord guylines secured by integrated line tighteners

Specifications

Show Dimensions | Product Sheet (pdf) | Setup (pdf)

 

 

Sleeps Weight (oz/kg) Fly (oz/kg) Mesh Interior (oz/kg) Floor Width (in/cm) Floor Length (in/cm) Floor Area
(ft2/m2)
Interior Height (in/cm) Stakes (included) Packed Size (in/cm) Price
2 37/ 1.06 20/ 0.57 16/ 0.45 50/ 127 84/ 213 29.2/ 2.7 41/ 104 using 110 cm trekking poles; adjustable 6 x 6 in/ 15 cm 16 x 4 / 41 x 10; stuffable $329

FAQ

This shelter is designed to be used with trekking poles, two at the sides and two at the ends. An 8 oz / 227 g alternate pole set for the sides and a 2 oz / 60g pole set for the ends is also available for non-trekking pole users. It is also possible to suspend the structure from trees or other overhead supports.

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./p>

Yes. There is no hard structure embedded in the fly or interior. If you use our substitute poles, the side poles fold to 16in/ 41cm and the end poles fold to 13.5in/ 34cm.

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 Saddle 2 is designed to be used with trekking poles and we also offer substitute setup poles.

    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.