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Mountain Hardwear Ghost UL 2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

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    Go light. Go fast.

    Designed as Mountain Hardwear's lightest two-person tent to date, the Mountain Hardwear Ghost UL 2 Tent caters to minimalist backcountry missions where speed and efficiency are paramount. Coming in at 2.5 pounds (pack weight) and packing down to a mere 6 x 20-inches, the Ghost UL 2 is ridiculously lightweight and easy to carry, making it ideal for the fast-moving backpacker exploring the most remote, hard-to-reach locations.

    Its guaranteed watertight construction keeps you dry through oncoming showers and storms, thanks to the fully taped fly and welded perimeter tent seams. Dry vestibule storage provides a safe refuge for storing gear. Other key features include a welded zipper flap that's lighter and drier, as well as a freestanding design for easy set-up.

    • Ultralight two-person tent
    • DAS Featherlight NSL poles
    • Fully taped fly, taped perimeter seams
    • Welded corners, welded guy clip anchors
    • Dry entry vestibule
    • Freestanding design
    • Welded zipper flap
    • Item #MHW00MZ

    Tech Specs

    [canopy] nylon mesh (15D), [floor] nylon ripstop (20D), 1200mm PU coating
    Wall Type
    DAC Featherlight NSL
    Number of Doors
    Number of Vestibules
    Vestibule Space
    7 sq ft
    [fly] fully taped seams, [tent] taped perimeter seams
    Interior Height
    37 in
    Floor Space
    27 sq ft
    Packed Size
    6 x 20 in
    Trail Weight
    2 lbs 2 oz
    Packed Weight
    2 lbs 8 oz
    Recommended Use
    ultralight backpacking, camping
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    Bivy Sack Light

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

    I got to test out my new Ghost UL2 on an overnight climb of Mt Adams via the Mazama glacier.

    I initially bought the tent as a 1 man tent (1 man plus a mid sized Australian Shepherd) and was very happy with the amount of room I had to move around while changing in the tent. Getting in and out was a little tough (I am 5' 11" and about 180lbs) but had no issues sitting upright in the tent while doing dome blister care, drinking coffee, etc. I do believe the tent would be a tight squeeze for my wife and I and sleeping pads would definitely be up against the walls and toe box. That said, it is an INCREDIBLY light tent for 1 person and I found that my sleeping pad/bag were NOT mashed up against the walls or toe box of the tent. My climbing partner brought his OR bivy and was frustrated all night with the bivy resting on his face and lack of room to change or move around and for what, to save 4 or 5 oz?

    While I cannot speak to its durability from a long term perspective, I was impressed with the abuse the incredibly thin materials took without a single tear or puncture. Out of the box, I was afraid of how it might hold up but have not had issues yet. (Side note: haven't had a reason to send this tent back but MH has an INCREDIBLE warranty department.)

    I definitely recommend using all 7 steaks (6 if you are fortunate enough to camp without the rain fly.) The tent is small for a 2 person tent but having the stakes, especially the mid-tent stakes, dramatically increase floor/livable space.

    Overall, I am extremely happy with my purchase as a truly UltraLight 1 1/2 person tent. For reference, a second climber in our group had MH's original version, the SuperMega UL2.

    Bivy Sack Light

    Light, works for me

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

    The Ghost UL2 replaced my 4.5lb 1 man tent. I appreciated the lightness of this tent. I also liked the extra room of the 2 person vs a 1 person.

    There was condensation, but it was very humid out with bout a 20 degree dip in the wee hours of this humid summer night. I could feel cross ventilation from the back end of the tent to the front. I left the vestibule open. I have yet to own a tent that has been condensation free in high humidity rapidly cooling nights. I think that is related to science? Other item to note, the netting was lying low as the upper clip to the pole probably came undone when I moved the tent. This may have messed up the airflow. I could have certainly set this up better. Next time!!

    I struggled a little with the set up. The little ball on the front of the DAS pole was not intuitive to me, but eventually figured it out.Should go much smoother the next time around. It does feel a bit flimsy as it is a UL tent, but as I kept messing with it during the setup and throughout the evening, I had a great deal more confidence in the Ghost's ability to endure normal use (such as crawling in and out of the tent, stowing in the tent, stones etc under the tent floor. I did buy the footprint and used it. I will keep using it just to lengthen the life of the tent. I will be using the Ghost on a 3 day Pemi Loop trek. If it fails me I will edit this or post a comment.. No further news is good news.

    I don't know if there is one universally perfect tent out there for everyone, but this one rates highly with me and I claim it to be a keeper and would recommend it to you.

    Light, works for me


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Full disclosure: These tents are considered “ultra-lightweight”. They will give up the “comfort” features most people are used to and are designed for a specific need; going light and fast. Comparatively, this tent does forgo some areas of durability and comfort in order to hit such low weight ranges. This tent can still handle a good storm, but it is more prone to tears, etc if you are not used to this style tent. For what it is, I absolutely love this tent and would recommend it; given this is what you are looking for. It is quick and easy to set up, and ridiculously light.
    Feel free to reach directly out with any questions about the tent or anything else!


      It took me a long time to pick a tent - I went through scores of reviews and recommendations until I confidently chose this tent (as it's quite an investment). I hiked with it in Yosemite, sunny weather and temperature dropping to freezing at night. Tent was very easy and fast to pitch. There is enough space for two inside, even though there might not be space for a backpack (I stored it in front enclosure of the tent) However, for weight - space ratio this is a great choice. Given the light materials used, I'm quite careful with the tent - to prevent unnecessary tearing. However, so far it lasted quite well.


      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Oh my gosh I love this tent. It is super lightweight for backpacking and when set up has its own ambience.

      Super easy to set up and quick.

      Did not disappoint me at all when backpacking the whites with high winds and cooler temperatures.

      Super roomy inside for gear etc.

      I can't wait to use it again on another backpacking trip!!!


      Strong NO!!!! Have other reviewers used?

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

      Hi guys,

      This tent is just so fragile it simply FAILS me.
      The FIRST time I used this the fly got torn/ripped/shredded despite caution on my part setting it up. A gust of wind came up as I was (re) securing the pegs and simply flipped it on itself whilst I was holding it. It didn't fly away, just brushed on a rock whilst I was holding on to it. Literally, just brushed on a rock. The fly has now has holes in the fly around the hooped area of the poles and in a few other places. It is insanely delicate and therefore has no use in the backcountry. I would set it up on a green lawn in your backyard but I would suggest that even pine needles in a camp ground COULD POSSIBLY do the same damages that the alpine environment did to mine.

      Other points:
      This is obviously the successor to the SuperMega UL2 which I actually missed on closeout.

      For me, pack SIZE is more important that weight, where the differences in weight in the current market are so small they hardly seem worth worrying about. What is important is pack size though, and unless you comparess this to an uncomfortably worrying and potentially damaging size, the pack size is no less than say a Hubba Hubba. Although heavier, a bombproof Hilleberg packs to a similar size.

      I paired this with EXPED Hyper Duo mat, which fits perfectly. But side by side sleeping bags WILL be pressing against the tent bath-tub sidewalls, which (unlike the Supermega) are no longer protected because of the overly sacrificed fly sheet which rides very high. That's great for ventilation by the way,

      As for the details, 2 things frustrate me.
      1) The mid length guy out points are mounted on the bottom of the fly which is fine, but the intermediary toggle to stretch out the inner tent to the fly is mounted higher up, which means there is so much sag from the fly towards the inner. Had the guy being higher up (same point as the intermediary toggle) it would withstand crosswinds better and also pull out the inner to make it more spacious. And when you have a crosswind and the fly isn't therefore so taught, any rain is impacting the bath-tub inner sidewall, and permanent contact with your sleeping bag means.... you guessed it.

      2) Another detail that I knew about and accepted before purchase is the inability to roll-back the vestibule and secure it symmetrically on good weather days, and only having one door way which is fixed to one side. Not great to access if thats windward/rainward side, neither
      a) practically (rain ingress immediately) or
      b) for combined spaces (that may be next to a tree stump, a steep slope, any other confined area problem) which counters the idea of a small footprint for confined areas concept.... and
      c) finally it isn't practical for 2 people to move freely around.
      I get all the points above for ultra dedicated weight savings, but if you are so adamant on flyweight tents there are dedicated products out there which aren't mass produced in worldwide countries with the potential for dubious quality control and possibly even ethical reasons. Unless everyone that builds this tent in its country of manufacturer is paid the equivalent of someone working in Seattle for Feather Friends, for example. Basically, the price bracket immediately becomes questionable given the manufacturing costs in such countries.... I had a similar gripe with later Archtyrx products. PS: I live in Asia near the countries of manufacture so it's an educated comment.

      this tent fails and I, FOR ONCE, warn against this product from the otherwise brilliant MH team. Returning, maybe to try and find a Supermega on closeout or to look at other manufacturers.

      A beautiful lightweight tent!

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

      If you're looking for a well constructed, easy to pitch, freestanding lightweight tent, this is the one. At only 2 pounds 2 ounces, this tent takes up very little space in my pack. The dry entry vestibule works well when the weather turns wet, creating usable space for packs and muddy boots. I strongly recommend this tent.

      Any notes on durability? Specifically on the floor strength, and how it might hold up to a dog inside the tent?

      Josh, I have had the opportunity to use this tent and I would be skeptical of the floor holding up to a dog, unless the nails were clipped . To make it really light manufacturers generally use a thinner nylon and it just would not hold up over time with a dog in there. You could grab this and then when you are with the dog maybe add a thin blanket inside, or even another tarp.