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You've been on the trail for hours and covered tons of distance. You're dirty, tired, and ready to fire up the stove for dinner and finally recharge with a good night's sleep. The Stoic Templum 2.1 Tent offers ample sleeping room for two, all the protection you need to weather a storm should one roll in overnight, and it packs down and sets up in a snap. Cleverly, Stoic's designers used a third, brow pole that runs horizontally across the top of the tent to ensure that you get all the headroom you need. Dual doors give you private access, and small touches like color-coded webbing (to indicate pole/grommet setup sequence) and an included gear loft separate this tent from many of the other options you might see on the market. This is a three-season tent you can use when you want to keep your car camping kit small and light, or when you want a little more room and you're backpacking with a friend spring through fall.

  • Waterproof fly, bathtub floor, and full seam taping
  • Mesh body and top
  • Three poles with quick clip setup
  • Color coded webbing for setup cues
  • Dual D-shape doors
  • Ground sheet, hanging gear loft, and drawstring storage bag included
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Great for the price!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I have used this tent for 2 nights in the Bavarian forest last weekend in Germany. I did not really have the time to put it up at home first so had a look at the instructions which were self-explanatory.

The first night we got familiar with some locals who gave us somewhat too much of their beer but nonetheless we were able to put up the tent without much hassle, it is just so simple. stake the floor out, put the poles in the grommets, clip it on and put the fly on as color-coded with the buckles. Couldn't be any easier.

Having the two doors is perfect if you are with two people, i can only imagine the hassle of crawling over the other at night to get out.

2nd night we stayed up on the mountain at about 1400m height. It was getting pretty windy as we put it up so we staked out the guylines as well. The night proved to be very very wet, it rained heavily all night though we had no leaks. Temperatures started dropping as well and here we experienced that condensation built up and dropped onto the inside mesh. Note that it turned to -5 and windy. Maybe some more ventilation can help here. Once it stopped raining it got cold enough, that all the left over water on the rainfly froze.

All in all, I am really pleased with the tent so far, it's maybe a tad heavy but at this price point you can't expect everything. The whole tent seems durable and I think it will last for a while even in though conditions.

Well as you might know wild camping is "illegal" in Germany, but no one really cares, if you don't make a fire and take all your crap no one will ever tell you to leave or so.

This was my first trip here in Germany though so can't give you much recommendations, Bavarian Forest is nice though, in particular the part of the Goldsteig

Design Critique

    To whom it may concern:

    For a quick background I was looking for a 2 person tent that I could take on rock climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, and canoeing trips. These variety of activities take me to deserts with high winds and forests with intense rains. My first impression is this is a pretty good tent.

    The following are things I do not like and think can be improved, but remember this is just my opinion, it is still a good tent.

    First, there is velcro on the vestibule zippers that I believe should be removed. Since this is a three-season tent the number of times you need the extra seam protection is not high enough to justify the inconvenience and risk of ripping a hole where the velcro is sewn to the fly.

    Second, poles. For the past many years I have been using the Marmot Limelight and they have a great pole configuration. It is safe to assume Marmot has a patent on their design but maybe with the next Stoic tent line they will create rivaling technology. All separate poles like they have here is old technology, each element of the tent needs to be integrated into the other.

    Third, like all tents the stuff sake they come in can be updated. Maybe integrate a pouch into the footprint with straps, kinda like a rope bag.

    Fourth and foremost, aesthetics. This tent's graphics are very conventional. Some may like this but camping is suppose to be fun. Make it fun. Stoic, get stoked on graphics, like a bike or a skis, you want people to get excited looking at your tents. The poles look like they were bought from Walmart, no offense Walmart. Setting up a tent needs to be an enjoyable process. Design is an opportunity to make a statement and this tent's statement is that I am trying make a decent product for less cost. But nothing revolutionary.

    I am not sure what the designers thought was but there is no window in the fly, bummer.

    All these comments above are my personal thoughts with no research to support.

    This tent is decent but could improve.

    Solid tent - great value!!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Waterproof fly, all seams taped, aluminum poles, double stitching throughout, easy set up - nice spacious feeling with lots of headroom. Comes with footprint, gearloft and huge vestibules. And now offered at an awesome price as Backcountry is dropping their private label. Buy this tent asap before they are all gone - you will never get a quality tent like this again for this price! Worth the $200 retail - awesome at $129!!

    Stoic Templum: Great bang for your buck

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    If you are looking for an affordable, lightweight, easy to pitch, 2 person tent, look no further. I have been pleasantly surprised with the performance of this tent since I bought it, especially given its killer price.

    What's Not To Like?

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I just got this about a month ago and already love it. Looks great right out of the box. Did I mention that even the footprint is included! Are there nicer tents out there that are similar sized? Yes. Do they cost double or triple? Yes. If you're really in a harsh environment, then yes, get one of the Big Agnes or other more expensive tents. But, if you just need a solid tent that appears well made and has all the features that you'll probably need on a Spring through Fall trip in most locations, then it's really hard to beat this one. I've used it with one of my daughters as well as solo and solo with dog. No complaints from me. I haven't used the rain fly yet, but if it's like the rest of the tent, I'm sure it's well made and will be just fine.

    Set up is easy and can be done in a few minutes. This is my first smaller tent and I am a fan. I think this is going to be my future...multiple 2 person tents as opposed to a 4 or 6. Kids in one, grownups in the other. Should the dog have her own?

    This tent is really easy to setup

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I gave this tent to my brother and his wife as a present, and they gave me some great feedback on this tent. My brother said that this is a really fast and easy tent to set up, and that it only takes a few minutes. He told me that it was quite roomy for he and his wife, and that the gear loft and footprint were a neat extra feature. My brother said that he wouldn't use the tent for a backpacking trip, but it's very handy to have for camping with friends or family or to have in a car in case of a situation where it is needed. My brother said that he would definitely recommend it to others and I trust my brother; so I highly recommend it!

    Nicely designed!!Nice!!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Nice design - love the extra brow bar to give you more headroom. Very easy to set up - weight is reasonable. Width is nice as it accommodates 2 regular size sleeping pads. Tent seems to be very well made - excellent value for a under $200 tent. Highly recommended.

    Friend bought it, watched him set up.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    For $99.99, this tent is a pretty good value. It comes with footprint and gear loft. This tent weighs 5.37 pounds. This is with everything inside. Without the footprint, gear loft and cheap stakes, it weighs 4.4 pounds. The tent poles are aluminum, but they feel heavier than the DAC poles I am used to. The gear loft is very badly designed. You have to tie the gear loft strings to the loops, which is very inconvenient. There is a loop on top of the tent so you can hang a lantern up there.

    If you are a big (wide) person, you will have trouble getting in and out of the tent with the size of the door. The floor of the tent feels like it can handle some abuse, which is good. There are only two gear pockets and they are diagonally across from each other and very small, so it won't hold much other than a small flash light, head lamp or anything of that size. The buckle rain fly system is a plus.

    If you are on a budget and can't go any higher (at the time of this review $99.99), this would be a good tent, as it has a gear loft and footprint included. But if you can shell out some more dough, I would go with something else, even if those other tents didn't come with a gear loft and footprint.

    Unanswered Question

    Wayne, Interestingly enough, after I...


    Interestingly enough, after I posted the question last night, I went on to Backcountry chat (Kyle was the name maybe???) and I was told that the Stoic Templum 2.1 only has 1 vestibule and the other door would be useless with the fly on??? Can't seem to find an image anywhere showing the 2 vestibules?? Thanks for looking into it.

    Is there only one vestibule, does that...

    Is there only one vestibule, does that mean the second door is unusable if the rain fly is on? Why have two doors if one can't get out with the fly on??

    What are the dimensions of the tent when...

    What are the dimensions of the tent when packed up?

    This or big Agnes burn ridge outfitter 2?...

    This or big Agnes burn ridge outfitter 2? My only real concern is that the construction quality on this product will be a lot lower than the big agnes. Has anyone used both?

    Best Answer

    We have a Stoic arx tent and a Big Agnes Lynx pass 3. I like the way the poles fit together on the big Agnes tent better, but both are easy to set up and I would say the quality is similar. For the price, can't beat the stoic tent. I have bought several Stoic items and in general, I have found the product quality to be pretty decent and I wish they were continuing the brand.

    Will this tent accommodate a queen blow-up...

    Will this tent accommodate a queen blow-up mattress?

    Does anyone know the packing size? I'm...

    Does anyone know the packing size? I'm comparing it to the ALPS Chaos 2 in size.

    Does anyone have experience with this tent...

    Does anyone have experience with this tent in wet, rainy rain conditions? If so, how wet are talking? And how well did the tent hold up? Any leaks? Wet floor?

    The spec says there is only one vestibule,...

    The spec says there is only one vestibule, does that mean the second door is unusable if the rain fly is on? Or does it actually have two vestibules? The features says "doors with vestibules"; is that correct? Or....?

    What is the weight?

    What is the weight?