• Double wall, sleeps 4, compact footprint

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    Single arch setup. Foldable, strong, and stable corners for fast and taut pitch.

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    Dual side entrance and copious hearoom.

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    Also available with partial solid interior to suit conditions.

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    Solid end flaps can peel back to expose mesh for enhanced ventilation.

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    Spacious interior with room for four sleeping pads. Vertical end walls for full usable floor.

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    Small vestibules shield packs.

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    86inch x 86inch floor is all usable. No cutoff space.

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    Interior will set up independently with extra poles or guylines

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    End struts and canopy pullouts for strength and stability.

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    Optional crossing pole provides strength and stability for moderate snow and high winds.

Designed by and for the hiking family, the Hogback sleeps 4 and weighs in at about 1 pound (0.46 kg) per person, resulting in one of the lightest, most compact family tents on the market. Double-walled and strut-supported corners give the Hogback the structured space needed to ensure your family sleeps well protected.


  • Very fast pitch—2 minutes from sack to pitched
  • Double wall, dual entry, and dual vestibules
  • 30d, silicone coated fabrics for strength and durability.
  • Separate all mesh living compartment with 5 in / 13 cm bathtub floor clips up to fly and is completely removable
  • Interior never gets wet during entry, exit, setup or take-down in storms
  • Copious headroom -- all 4 occupants can sit up together without touching a wall
  • Large square floor space sleeps 4 adults
  • Vestibules shield up to 4 packs
  • Taut pitch with PitchLoc foldable corners
  • Reflective spectra cord guylines


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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
4 66/ 1.9 86/ 218 86/ 218 51/ 4.8 49/ 125 6 x 8in/ 20cm 18 x 5 / 46 x 13 $439


We recommend the crossing pole for high wind and light snow-loading conditions.

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.

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 Hogback also includes an aluminum arch pole.

    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.