Bowfin 1

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    Free standing, single arch with foldable PitchLoc+™ ends

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    Double side entrance, end and apex venting

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    Double wall, space for gear or even a long, wide pad

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    Floor unclips either side and pulls back

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    Both sides open for maximum views and ventilation

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    Adjustable storage options

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    Lots of floor space at your side for gear

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    Wide floor for storing gear either side

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    Integrated pockets for cel phones or other imortant gear

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    Pitch options for hard to stake places

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    Fits long, wide pad

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    End storm flaps roll away

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New for 2017, the Bowfin 1 offers the setup simplicty of the Moment DW and improves on the storm shedding performance of the Double Rainbow. Free-standing, double side entrance, and double wall, you can perch this sanctuary and sleep comfortably just about anywhere.


  • Fast setup — 2 minutes from sack to pitched
  • 3,000mm hydrostatic head fly
  • 30d, silicone coated fabrics for strength and durability.
  • Free-standing, double wall, dual side entry
  • Interior never gets wet during entry, exit, setup or takedown in storms
  • Roomy with excellent gear storage space
  • Single pole setup with integrated PitchLoc+™ foldable ends
  • Ventilation at ends, apex, and sides
  • Low fly edge for warmth and splash protection in driving rain


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Sleeps Weight (oz/kg) Max Floor Width (in/cm) Floor Length (in/cm) Floor Area
Interior Height (in/cm) Stakes (included) Packed Size (in/cm) Price
1 37/ 1.06 50/ 127 84/ 213 20.4/ 1.9 40/ 101 2 x 6 in/ 15 cm 18 x 4 / 46 x 10 $319


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.

Yes, there are addional pullouts on the arch sleeve, perimeter hem, and PitchLoc+ ground level ends.

Both models are arch pole supported and full double wall, double side entry. On the Moment DW, the arch pole runs across the entrances whereas it runs end to end on the Bowfin 1. The Bowfin 1 structure is free-standing whereas the Moment DW structure requires two stakes but can be free-standing with the optional crossing pole. The Bowfin 1 interior is wider through the middle at ground level and narrower at the apex. The Bowfin 1 structure is stronger in wind and better able to handle a light to medium snowfall. The Moment DW crossing ounces ( 7 oz/ 198g) adds snowloading support.

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.