StratoSpire 1

  • Dual trekking pole setup with dual side entrances and vestibules.

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    Large vestibules with steep walls and copious headroom.

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    Separate mesh interior offers full bug and rain protection.

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    Optional solid interior (adds 2 oz / 57 g) for cold winds or blowing dust.

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    Fully protected mesh or solid wall interior; entire side can be left open in rain.

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    Fly only setup shelters over 47 sq ft / 4.4 sq m.

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    Generous sleeping space and headroom.

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    Excellent ventilation, even in storms.

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    Dual, deep vestibules (35 in / 89 cm) for gear or pets.

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    Each vestibule can fit a bicycle with wheel removed

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    Interior sets up independently. Fits up to 2 standard width pads.

The StratoSpire 1 is our best-performing solo model across the widest range of weather conditions. The patented design of the StratoSpire 1 uses trekking poles and an unconventional design to maximize the amount of useable living space. The result is an unbelievably spacious interior, with exterior support strong enough to weather multi-day storms. Need to sleep two or more? Have a look at the StratoSpire 2.


  • Very strong and stable.
  • 30d, silicone coated fabrics for strength and durability.
  • Fast setup — 2 minutes from sack to pitched.
  • Dual trekking pole support; no poles in your living space.
  • Optional SideCar sleeping compartment for pets and children fits into either vestibule.
  • Handle side up pole setup with optional adapters.
  • Double wall (mesh or solid wall), dual entry, and dual vestibules.
  • Substantially more usable floor space and volume than any comparably poled shelter on the market.
  • Separate living compartment clips up to fly and is completely removable. Can also be set up independently.
  • Interior never gets wet during entry, exit, setup or takedown in storms.
  • Roomy with very large vestibules for excellent gear storage space.
  • Taut pitch with PitchLoc foldable corners.
  • Reflective spectra cord guylines secured by integrated line tighteners.


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Sleeps Weight (oz/kg) Fly only Mesh Interior Solid Interior Floor Width (in/cm) Floor Length (in/cm) Floor Area
Interior Height (in/cm) Stakes (included) Packed Size (in/cm) Price
1-2 36/ 1 21/0.6 11.1/ 0.31 14/ 0.4 32/ 81

Bathtub floor can widen to 40/ 102
86/ 218 19.1/ 1.8 48/ 122 6 x 8 3/4in/ 22cm 16 x 4 / 41 x 10 $309


This shelter is designed to be used with trekking poles. An 8 oz / 227 g alternate pole set 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. The optional solid interior is recommended for cold winds or blowing snow.

Yes. The interior will widen to fit two standard width sleeping pads. The standalone fly will easily sleep two.

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 StratoSpire 1 is designed to be used with trekking poles, but an additional 8 oz / 227 g pole set is available for non-trekking pole users.

    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.