StratoSpire 2

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    Dual trekking pole setup with dual side entrances and vestibules.

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    Full clip-in/clip-out mesh or solid interior offers copious sleeping space and headroom.

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    Optional solid interior (adds 3.4 oz / 96 g) for cold winds or blowing dust.

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    Large vestibules and fully protected interior.

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    Excellent ventilation and views as desired, both sides.

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    Strong, stable stucture wtih steep walls to shed the elements.

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    Fly can be used with or without interior.

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    Fly can shelter up to 4 standard width pads.

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    Very roomy interior. Bathtub floor will flatten to fit up to 3 standard width pads.

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    Interior sets up independently. Fits up to 3 standard width pads.


  • Fast setup — 2 minutes from sack to pitched
  • Dual trekking pole support; no poles in your living space
  • Handle side up pole setup with optional adapters
  • Double wall (mesh or solid wall), dual entry, and dual vestibules
  • Substantially more usable floor space and volume than any comparably poled shelter on the market
  • Separate living compartment clips up to fly and is completely removable
  • Separate living compartment 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
  • Taut pitch with PitchLoc foldable corners
  • Reflective spectra cord guylines secured by integrated line tighteners


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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
2-3 46/ 1.3 52/ 132

Bathtub floor widens to 62/ 157
86/ 218 31/ 2.9 50/ 127 6 x 8 3/4 in/ 22 cm 16 x 4 / 41 x 10 $349


This shelter is designed to be used with trekking poles, but an 8 oz / 227 g alternate pole set 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. The optional partial solid interior is recommended for cold winds or blowing snow.

Yes. The interior will widen to just fit three standard width sleeping pads. The standalone fly will easily sleep three.

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. The "no-see-um" mesh interior provides better airflow and visibility, which is why we generally recommend it unless you expect to encounter harsh weather conditions.

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 StratoSpire 2 is designed to be used with trekking poles, but an additional 4 oz / 113 g pole set is available 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.