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... as a friggin' feather.
- 10D nylon fly and 30D nylon ripstop floor keep weight to an absolute minimum
- Super-lightweight DAC Featherlight NSL aluminum poles add strength without weighing down your pack
- Fully taped fly, taped perimeter seam, welded corners, and welded guy-clip anchors for guaranteed watertight construction
- Lightweight buckles and webbing further reduce tent weight
- Front vestibule entry gives you a place to store boots so you don't track snow or mud into the tent
- Pitch light configuration allows you to set up a shelter with just the footprint, poles, and fly for a 8 ounce weight reduction (footprint sold separately)
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The Best Free Standing UL tent
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have used the Super Mega UL 2 as a solo tent for the last two years mainly for a base shelter for peakbagging. There is room for your sleep system, backpack, boots and room to spare. The tent goes up quick, pitches taunt including no loose mesh on the inside drooping in on you. The elliptical design cuts the wind while the side fly guyouts are connected to the tent body allowing for excellent ventilation. Most of my trips have it pitched at 5-8k' and it's performed awesomely for the weight. Good shoulder season tent.
Mountain Hardwear Supermega UL Tent 2
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I have taken this tent on 3 trips now. It's very lightweight, and fits inside my pack (MH Wandrin 48) perfectly. I did also buy the footprint, which is way overpriced, and made out of cheap tyvek, but because it was a separate purchase it does not affect the review of the tent. However it does raise the weight to about 3 lbs total. The tent pitches fast, and is freestanding, but stakes are required to use the rain fly. You could get away with 4 stakes in low wind. 2 Adults will fit in this tent, but it will be tight. Tapered or 3/4 length Sleeping Pads fit best. With two people your packs will have to go outside, there is only enough room in the vestibule for one pack. I have only slept in the tent alone, and had plenty of room for me and my pack. The reflective guy lines are a plus when you have to find your tent in the dark (don't forget your headlamp on that midnight pee expedition) The color is a huge plus, and one of the main reasons I chose this tent over the BA Flycreek 2. I like for my tent to blend into the environment. The hub style tent poles are great, and snap into position quickly. Care is needed when packing,shoving poles and tent stakes can snag on the mesh on the tent body. If you need extra room in your pack the tent will easily fit on the side of a pack in one of the water bottle pockets.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The supermega UL 2 is a well thought out light weight backpacking tent. I have used this tent almost a dozen times now and it has held up against southern Utah monsoon like downpours to uinta mountain rainy days. Clear nights with no rain fly are great if you want to get your star watch on as well.
If you are trekking solo this tent provides ample room for you and your gear. With a second person it is a tight fit, but not too uncomfortable. I prefer it when backpacking because of the 2.7 pounds it weighs and it takes up such a small amount of room in my pack.
My only complaint about this tent is the lack of headroom. I am 5' 11" and sitting up inside the tent is almost impossible with a 2nd person. When I am camping alone however, it is quite comfortable.
Not all there
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I purchased this tent to replace a Big Agnes tent. I also ordered the footprint. I was disappointed that the footprint is really just a piece of tyvek like material that was bulky, white in color and had ties outs at the corners. It also was extremely noisy and heavy. The tent itself has good shape but had very little stability in wind. The product comes with eight stakes but there are ten tie out points. Thus the weight is really inaccurate in that to obtain stability you would need to add two stakes. Between the footprint issue and the stability issue, I did not find this to be a functional product for me. Add two stakes, make an appropriate footprint and then recalculate for a more accurate weight. I returned the tent under Backcountry's fabulous return policy.
How many stakes does the MH Supermegal UL...
How many stakes does the MH Supermegal UL 2 come with? Any idea on how much they weigh?
Comes with eight; add two Easton stakes for right at one ounce and you have ten for the ten tieouts. Read excellent review of this tent on backpackinglight.com. You will rarely, if ever, need to use the two tie outs.
What is the packed weight, everything...
What is the packed weight, everything included ?
Packed weight is 2lb. 7oz.