Scarp 2

  • Double wall, copious headroom, compact footprint

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    Single arch setup with dual side entrances and vestibules.

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    Pitchloc corners are very strong and stable. They fold up flat and never need to be assembled.

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    Optional crossing poles provide strength and stability for snow and high winds.

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    Floor can widen to fit 3 pads in a pinch.

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    Dual vestibules for gear and protected entries.

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    Fly doors slides up arch pole and ends zip open for extra ventilation.

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    Interiors can be set up independently with crossing poles.

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    Spacious interior with room for two wide sleeping pads. Availaible solid or mesh interiors.

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    Arch sleeve guyout loops for extra stability.

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    Dual apex vents for ventilation.

Whether you're a snow camper or a cold sleeper, the Scarp 2 will keep you and your companion cozy and protected. The Scarp 2's adaptable components, such as the snow-load crossing poles and the optional mesh interior, make it the perfect tent for all season backpacking and bike touring. Going solo or with two smaller adults? Have a look at the Scarp 1.


  • Fast setup — 2 minutes from sack to pitched
  • All season protection
  • Double wall, dual entry, and dual vestibules
  • 30d, silicone coated fabrics for strength and durability.
  • Free-standing with optional 16 oz / 454 g crossing pole set
  • Separate living compartment clips up to fly and is completely removable
  • Interior never gets wet during entry, exit, setup or takedown in storms
  • Roomy with excellent gear storage space
  • Taut pitch with PitchLoc foldable corners
  • Reflective spectra cord guylines
  • 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 60/ 1.7 52/ 132 86/ 218 31/ 2.9 45/ 111 6 x 8in/ 15cm 18 x 5.5 / 46 x 14 $369


The crossing poles are recommended for harsher weather conditions where heavy wind and/or snow is expected. For general use, the crossing poles are not typically needed.

 Yes, if using the optional crossing poles.

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.

When used with the optional crossing poles, the Scarp 2 can handle moderate snow-loading and heavy wind exposure. The solid interior is recommended for cold winds or blowing snow.

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. We recommend using the "no-see-um" mesh interior, which provides better airflow and visibility, unless you expect to encounter cold weather conditions. The two interiors are interchangeable.

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 Scarp 2 includes an aluminum arch pole. Crossing poles for snow and high wind are also available for purchase.

    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.