Saddle 2

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    Trekking pole or substitute pole setup with dual side entrances and vestibules.

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    Zipperless entry–no moving parts–and full storm protection.

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    Fly can be used with or without interior. Excellent ventiation with rollup storm flaps each end.

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    Interior sets up independently. Fits two long, wide pads.

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    Ends support adjustable trekking poles as well as fixed length substitute poles.

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    Easy entry and exit on both sides.

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    Apex pullouts enable both sides to roll completely back.

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    Well-protected interior and aerodynamic profile for wind resistance.

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    Rear storm flaps offer breathability while blocking wind and rain.

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    Rear storm flaps roll back for views and ventilation and can be left open in an overhead rain.

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    Bathtub floor for wind and splash protection.

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    Good views and ventilation at each end.

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    Large and well-protected vestibules. Either side easily fits two packs.

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    Apex pullouts provide enhanced structural support.

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    Storm flaps tension to pole.

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    Rear storm flaps can be staked out for enhanced views and ventilation in stormy weather.

Features

  • Fast setup — 2 minutes from sack to pitched
  • Stuffable and contains no moving parts for long term durability
  • Dual trekking pole support; no poles in your living space
  • Handle side up pole setup with optional adapters
  • Double wall, dual entry, and dual vestibules
  • 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
  • Reflective spectra cord guylines secured by integrated line tighteners

Specifications

Show Dimensions | Product Sheet (pdf) | Setup (pdf)

 

 

Sleeps Weight (oz/kg) Floor Width (in/cm) Floor Length (in/cm) Floor Area
(ft2/m2)
Interior Height (in/cm) Stakes (included) Packed Size (in/cm) Price
2 37/ 1.06 50/ 127 84/ 213 29.2/ 2.7 41/ 104 using 110 cm trekking poles; adjustable 6 x 6 in/ 15 cm 16 x 4 / 41 x 10; stuffable $329

FAQ

This shelter is designed to be used with trekking poles, two at the sides and two at the ends. An 8 oz / 227 g alternate pole set for the sides and a 2 oz / 60g pole set for the ends 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./p>

Yes. There is no hard structure embedded in the fly or interior. If you use our substitute poles, the side poles fold to 16in/ 41cm and the end poles fold to 13.5in/ 34cm.

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.