Squall 2

The Squall 2 has been been replaced and improved by the MoTrail

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    Single or dual trekking pole setup

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    Insect proof with side, rear, and front venting

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    Single stake at rear; protected rear window


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


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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
2 34/ 0.94 62/ 157 84/ 213 30/ 2.8 45/ 111 4 x 6in/ 15cm 18 x 4 / 46 x 10 $259


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

Yes, if you remove the front 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 Squall 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 (4 oz / 113 g) 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.