The StratoSpire 2 is the two person version of the StratoSpire 1. For trekking pole users, this shelter is a gem: save weight and use your trekking poles for a strong, wind and snow stable setup. The StratoSpire's unique, patented design gives an unprecedented amount of living and vestibule space, perfect for extensive gear and bike storage.
|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|
|2-3||46/ 1.3||52/ 132
Bathtub floor widens to 62/ 157
|86/ 218||31/ 2.9||50/ 127||6 x 8 3/4 in/ 22 cm||16 x 4 / 41 x 10||$349|
This shelter is designed to be used with trekking poles, but 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 partial solid interior is recommended for cold winds or blowing snow.
Yes. The interior will widen to just fit three standard width sleeping pads. The standalone fly will easily sleep three.
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. The "no-see-um" mesh interior provides better airflow and visibility, which is why we generally recommend it unless you expect to encounter harsh weather conditions.
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 StratoSpire 2 is designed to be used with trekking poles, but an additional 4 oz / 113 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.