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Black Diamond
Distance Tent: 2-Person 3-Season + Adapter

3.9130434782608696 out of 5 stars
23 Reviews
Color:Distance Blue



Why We Like The Distance Tent with Adapter

The Black Diamond Distance Tent with Adapter weighs less than two pounds and packs smaller than a water bottles so ultralight backpackers and minimalist thru-hikers can take it anywhere. This 2-person, 3-season tent's nonfreestanding design includes a DAC pole that adapts to accommodate Black Diamond's trekking poles for a simple setup, even in windy conditions. While packable and ultralight, the high-tenacity fabric boasts improved strength that doesn't stretch when it gets wet. There are vents at the peak and foot to cross-ventilate and amplify airflow. Black Diamond reinforced the guylines with Dyneema to ensure long-lasting durability.


  • Ultralight, single-wall shelter for weight-conscious trekkers
  • Integrates with trekking poles for a quick and easy set-up
  • Light construction allows the tent to pack to the size of a water bottle
  • High tenacity fabric is durable and doesn't stretch when wet
  • Vents and peak and foot area allow cross ventilation for comfort
  • Tension-adjustable stake-out points keep tent taught in the wind
  • Headlamp pocket in peak allows illumination on dark nights
  • Connecting adapter included, trekking poles sold separately
  • Item #BLDZ94F
30D polyester
Wall Type
2 trekking poles, DAC cross pole
Number of Doors
Number of Vestibules
peak and foot, mesh door
Gear Loft
headlamp pocket
Interior Height
Floor Dimensions
58 x 95in
Floor Space
26sq ft
Packed Size
5 x 12in
Trail Weight
1lb 8oz
Packed Weight
1lb 9oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4 based on 23 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 4 reviews
3 Stars - 2 reviews
4 Stars - 5 reviews
5 Stars - 11 reviews

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4 out of 5 stars

June 1, 2024


I really love the packability of this single wall tent. It condenses more than I like, but it is surprisingly sturdy in storm force gales. I recently put it to the test in a storm in Greenland. I was nearly certain the weather would rip it to shreds, but by morning everything was in place, nothing was damaged, and I stayed warm and dry.

Alex O.

Originally reviewed on

1 out of 5 stars

May 22, 2024

Gets so wet

I have tried using this tent multiple times. Once when it was raining out and once when it was dry. The inside gets soaking wet in both situations. The morning dew completely gets inside or the condensation from your warmth. Your stuff and yourself will end up soaked. I hate this tent and I spent so much money on it.


Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

January 3, 2024

Nice bivi tent

Very good as a bivouac tent. Ingenious and minimalist design. Super light. We sleep two people, comfortably. The only thing I would add is the possibility of closing the ventilation, with Velcro or something like that. To prevent dirt (or snow) from entering when the wind blows

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Lucrecia F.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

November 28, 2023

Light weight tent

Light weight tent using trekking poles. Larger than a Nalgene bottle, about the size of a lightweight summer sleeping bag. Still am improvement in size and weight than a standard tent

Stephen G.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

August 2, 2023

Awesome tent

This tent is super light, has plenty of room for two people, and stays fairly dry when it’s damp out. I highly recommend buying adjustable trekking poles to use with this tent, that way you can get the length just right to keep it taut. Only issue I had with the tent is that when I woke up one of the poles had fallen over. Maybe I didn’t set it in the ground securely enough.

Kaileigh D.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

June 21, 2023

Lightweight and waterproof

I have really been enjoying this tent, i have used it on 6 trips some being overnighters and some being 6 and 7 days long and have fallen in love with trekking pole tents. i really enjoy how light weight it is and how it uses poles i already would be packing. i came into this tent suspecting a real bad problem with the condensation and if i had it fully zipped i could see that being an issue but i have treated it more like a spacious bivy instead of a tent. i do recommend if you are going to be using it in high moisture or multi day hikes to use a waterproof sleeping bag cover to prevent your sleeping bag from touching the bottom small foot area of the tent as that was the only time i had any problems with condensation. i also recommend using a tarp or poncho to make a covered area over the door so that you can have the door open when there is high moisture. but with all that being said i have used it in snowy fall conditions, heavy rain and sleeping by a waterfall and know that i can depend on this shelter to keep me dry and out of the wind even without the tarp or sleeping bag cover and just remember to bring something to wipe down the sidewalls before bed just incase

ryan p.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

December 12, 2022

I used this tent on a 12-day, 120 mile hike/camping trip at Philmont Scout Ranch. It was perfect. Setup and take-down took under five minutes. It was spacious enough for one person, probably not two. It handled high winds and rain very well. The only challenge I experienced was condensation on the inside when the outside temp dropped below the dewpoint.

Jay V

Originally reviewed on

3 out of 5 stars

October 29, 2022

Treat it like a bivy

Big fan of the Z poles, so I picked this up. Used it on several multi day hikes now (WCT being the wettest) and It is ok. The weight and speed of set up is amazing, but condensation is impossible to keep out (no matter how you face it into the wind). I started to appreciate it more once I started treating it like a bivy bag. It weighs as much as a bivy and you have to manage/expect condensation like a bivy. Now I combine this with a silk tarp to create a awning for gear and towl to wipe the moisture on the walls.


Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

July 17, 2022

Most affordable ultralite option out there!

Great value for the quality and weight of this item

Michael Q

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

June 18, 2022

Roomy, light!

I'm used to bivvy's so this is light like they are but with sooo much more room! Bivvy's are single wall too, so nothing I'm not used to here and this has way better ventilation than a bivvy. They work well with my BD Pure Carbon ski poles.

Evan G.

Originally reviewed on