Mountainsmith makes a number of multi-person tents, but the Mountain Shelter LT Tarp is by far its lightest two-person shelter. Spartan by almost all standards, this tent is comprised of only a single door, it utilizes a single-wall design, and there's no floor. At just two pounds, the Mountain Shelter is three pounds lighter than its big brother the Morrison, and this tarp pitches without poles. Just slide a pair of trekking poles in under the tarp, pitch the corners, tension the guylines, and you're good to go (or use the two top points to connect to tree branches). This is an excellent minimalist option for backpackers looking to save weight and pack space without giving up vital protection from the weather.
- Two-person design utilizes a single door and sets up using two standard trekking poles (trekking poles not included)
- Sil-nylon material is ultralight and waterproof so you won't get wet at night
- Interior height measures four feet and six inches at the peak, giving you enough room to move around inside without feeling cramped
- Back window doubles as ventilation to encourage cross-flow of air beneath the tarp
- Reflective guylines make it easy to locate your tent at night
- Tensionlock cord adjustments allow you to quickly tighten or slacken your guy lines and eliminate the need to tie an adjustment knot
- Two top guyout points allow you to anchor this tent using lines to a tree branch overhead instead of relying on hiking poles underneath and inside
- Reinforced v-stakes allow you to securely pitch your tent in a variety of terrain
- Stuff sack includes setup instruction printed on the inside
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Do you guy's have an ETA on when this will...
Do you guy's have an ETA on when this will be back in stock, thanks....
This is currently in stock in both of our warehouses as of June 26, 2013
Great value in a 2-person ultralight she
I got this for use as an ultralight shelter for elk hunting in Colorado, but I will also use it for trips here in Pennsylvania. I did an initial setup but did not sleep in it.
My first setup was without a thorough reading of the instruction (which are printed on the bag if you need them) it took about 10 minutes and a lot of it was messing with cheap twist-lock trekking pole. there is a scale on the side of the shelter for correct pole length setting.
the pitch was taught and sturdy at the pole length set to the scale. the included stakes are aluminum angle about 6-7" long. This tarp provides full weather protection for all but the most extreme conditions. there is a roof vent at the rear pole support, with the airflow from the small gap around the bottom ventilation should be adequate in most conditions
This is a big shelter with room for gear inside and 2 people. The vestibule is big enough to cook in inclement weather.
this packs down into a stuff sack of about 4 1/2" X15" and weighs around 2Lb it is designed for use with trekking poles, but a rope ridge line could be used with some experimenting. It could also be used with some local sticks cut to length for poles if you carry a small saw, the ends where the poles contact the tent would need additional protection if you choose that setup.
This tent is not for the masses, but if you are looking for a light, large, full weather protection shelter this is a serious contender.
at the full list price this is a great value in comparison to similar shelters