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:
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.