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Seriously tough. Seriously light.
- Lightweight, strong fabric features a non-stretch laminate that stabilizes and strengthens when pitched
- Evolution Tension Arch offers storm-proof stability with fewer poles and internal setup with hook-and-loop tabs
- Super-lightweight DAC NSL aluminum poles cut weight to a minimum
- Fully taped fly, taped perimeter seam, welded corners, and welded guy-clip anchors for guaranteed watertight construction
- Zippered mesh vent with integrated snow flap allows ventilation while keeping the weather out
- Lightweight buckles and webbing reduce tent weight
- Trim footprint fits on ledges and other small spaces
- Reflective zipper pulls make it easier to find the zippers at night
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Lovely tent at the base of Mount Irvine
Solo camping along the PCT during a snow.
Compact size, snow shedding shape.
Has this been redesigned for 2014? If so,...
Has this been redesigned for 2014? If so, what are the changes? Any idea on when it will be available again?
No major changes to the Mountain Hardwear Direkt 2 Tent for this year. But then, what can you improve on? This baby won Top Pick from Outdoor Gearlab (That arbiter of all things gear) and is the industry standard for a lightweight 4 season mountaineering tent. Unfortunately we don't have our new stock in for 2014 or have them on order yet. Crazy right?! If you are still in need a couple weeks from now check in with us and hopefully they will be on their way.
Thanks, I had just heard rumors of a redesign. I agree it's an awesome tent, not much to do to it and keep weight down.
Hey Brandon. MD Hilverda is correct in that there are no MAJOR changes to the Direckt2 but there are minor changes made to the tent to accommodate a new optional vestibule for '14. This involves clips on the top of the tent and a moderate tweak where the poles are exposed near the door in the front of the tent so that there is somewhere to clip the vestibule. So, minor changes with no added weight with greatly added versatility! Enjoy.
Light weight 4 seasons tent
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Although I have to point out the material is not breathable... at all, I still love it because it is light. I used to own an EV2 from MHW but decided to go lighter with Direkt 2. During my only use for this tent I unfortunately zipped the whole tent and left the designed window open. The result is kind of miserable when I woke up in the morning and found my sleeping bag is all covered by ice. I learned the lesson that I have to unzip the zip a little so the air can go in and out. But I can imagine it will only work during a mild day.
Missing footprint, buy separately
I reviewed the Tech Specs and Description over and over to determine if the "footprint" is included or not (since so many other descriptions say "footprint included" or "footprint not included") and discovered it is Not. Fortunately you can search "Direkt 2 footprint" here on the site and find it, it's another $40-$50.
I am looking forward to using this to weather out storms and snow, I hope it holds up!
a comparison of size
So my winter solo overnight options. The OR Advanced bivy, and the Mountain Hardware Direkt2. Close in weight, Tent is easier to pack. The Bivy is more compact if I remove both poles.
I just picked up this tent and couldn't believe how small it packs. Note the tent isn't compressed in the stuff sack in the photo, and if needed, you could squeeze it down to even a smaller size in a compression sack.
anyone have major condensation issues using...
anyone have major condensation issues using this with 2 people?
Construction is nearly identical to the EV3. Major difference is there are few (one?) vents on this tent. I've found the EV3 to breath pretty well when the vents are pushed out. it's pretty stuffy with them closed up. Given the similarities, I'm betting this tent will be a rain forest or crystal palace in the morning. Alternatively, leaving the door partially opened will vent well, but is like an open invitation for the Yeti to come getcha!
The weight savings are tremendous though. Pretty compelling to have a <3 lbs. tent for the winter.
Mountain Hardwear Direkt 2 Tent 2-Person
Great Tent for ski mountaineering.
I love this tent. It's super light, easy to set up in a blizzard and so easy to guy out with skis. Much faster to set up than the EV2, but not as much room. If you are in the cold, you can leave your pack outside as well as your boot shells so this tent works well. The only fault I could find is the vent. This tent does not have a strong enough support to hold the vent open in heavy snow conditions. It also needs another vent for when the wind is blowing. It is too easy to plug up the one vent with blowing snow. These are all minor issues that are less important than the light weight of the tent. The fabric is top quality and the internal pole clips are awesome.
So far, so good.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Set up took a couple tries in the garage to get dialed in. Plenty of room for me and my gear, But two people will be pushing it for sure. I am 5'9 and my feet and head were in danger of touching. Only has one tiny vent, but zipped the top of the door open a bit and had no problem with condensation. There is only one pocket and it is small that you might be able to put some coins in there. I only used it a couple nights at 7000 ft in the 20's, low winds so I can't attest to the strength yet. Seems very solid. In spite of everything I absolutely love it. Super light, super packable, bare bones winter shelter.