Exceptionally light, with room for two wide pads + gear | Free-standing with trekking poles* | Double doors and double beaks offer easy entry, privacy and storm/gear protection | Full no-see-um netting for complete bug protection | Optional 4 oz / 113 g breathable liner clips to inside of roof panels and provides protection from condensation.
*Please note that the Double Rainbow requires at least 55 in / 140 cm trekking poles to become free-standing. Best with 57 in (145 cm) poles. Trekking poles only required for free standing, not required for general use. Trekking pole tip extenders can extend trekking poles as short as 51 in / 130 cm.
** Free-standing support can also be enabled using two of our 56in Vertical Support Poles (see Related Products).
- Sleeps: 2
- Seasons: 3+
- Weight: 43 oz / 1.2 kg
- Height: 43 in / 109 cm
- Width: 52 in / 132 cm
- Length: 88 in (96 in with floor walls relaxed)/ 223.5 cm ( 244 cm floor walls relaxed)
- Stakes: 6 (included)
- Packed size: 18 in x 4 in x 4 in / 46 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm
Every Tarptent needs to be seam-sealed before use!
- We offer seam-sealing kits ($6-$8) containing premix silicone, a foam brush, and a latex glove which can be ordered below in "Related Products."
- An inexpensive product that we recommend is GE Silicone II clear sealer/glue. It is available as a squeeze tube in most US hardware stores or in our webstore.
- We also offer seam-sealing as a service. Please note that seam-sealing is weather dependent and ordering this service may add over a week to the wait time.
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Trekking poles or our alternate pole set can be used to add free-standing support.
The liner is useful for cool, damp conditions or anywhere condensation is unavoidable.
The interior will be cool but the structure is snow load capable especially when using the grommets up under the cross strut to support vertical trekking /ski poles.
Yes, if you remove the carbon fiber top strut. The strut and folded arch pole can be stored separately.
Our Easton 6.3 series carbon fiber arch poles range from ½ - 2 oz ( 14 - 57 g) lighter than the comparable Easton aluminum 7075-T9 poles. The carbon poles are noticeably stiffer and thus have less flex under wind or snow load. Carbon poles will go from flexed to snapped whereas aluminum will go from flexed to bent. Carbon poles are more susceptible to damage due to abrasion and crushing (via rocks, feet, etc) and therefore require extra care. If you’re reasonably careful with gear, the carbon will be fine but otherwise aluminum is less worrisome.
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:
Every Tarptent comes with a stuff sack, aluminum stakes+stake bag and the necessary guyline cording. The Rainbow also includes an arch pole (carbon or aluminum).
Yes, we use “no-see-um” netting which stops bugs quite a bit smaller than mosquitos.
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.
- Product Code: 153
- Availability: In Stock