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Mountain Hardwear
Strato UL 2 Tent

4.1875 out of 5 stars
48 Reviews
Current price: $311.99 Original price: $479.99
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Why We Like The Strato UL 2 Tent

We keep it light and luxurious on the trail with Mountain Hardwear's Strato UL 2 Tent. It weighs a little over two pounds for an easier time on the trail, and it packs small for an easier time packing. The massive floor space lets us sprawl out for unrestricted slumbering before continuing toward the summit. On rainy days, we use the undyed, see-through fly to place bets on which raindrop will roll to the ground first.


  • Backpacking tent that perfectly balances weight and comfort
  • Extra wide floor can easily fit two wide sleeping pads
  • Ultralight and durable for rugged multi-day treks
  • 2 doors and 2 vestibules for easy entry and storage for both campers
  • Translucent fly skipped dyeing process to save water and chemicals
  • Double silicone coating increases tear strength and longevity
  • Item #MHWZ9I1
[fly] 15D nylon, double silicone coating, undyed
Wall Type
Pole Attachment
Number of Doors
Number of Vestibules
Vestibule Space
[length x width] 86 x 24in
Interior Height
Floor Dimensions
[length x width] 86 x 50-54in
Floor Space
31.1sq ft
Packed Size
6 x 12in
Footprint Included
Trail Weight
2lbs 5.3oz
Packed Weight
2lb 2oz
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

4 based on 48 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 3 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 5 reviews
4 Stars - 14 reviews
5 Stars - 25 reviews

Fits True To Size

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3 out of 5 stars

July 14, 2024

Nice tent

I've used it several times

I purchased this tent to take on a 9 day backpacking trip in Alaska. Positive: It’s easy to set up, super lightweight with plenty of head room and two vestibules. I love that the poles are stored separately. I had one day of steady rain with no leaks. Negative: I am only giving the tent 3 stars because the center pole bent in windy conditions. I was camped on the tundra on day two with strong winds. I turned the tent multiple times to find the best angle and had multiple guy lines staked down. The single pole down the middle only has support on one side and did not hold up well. There are Velcro tabs that connect the pole that would not stay on. My camping buddies didn’t have any issues with their tents. I honestly wasn’t sure my tent was going to make it through the night. Good news is that it survived the rest of the trip and the warped pole never snapped. I also don’t particularly like the white rain fly. It gets dirty fast. Overall it’s a great tent but I don’t trust it for wide open spaces where wind may be a factor.

1 out of 5 stars

July 2, 2024

Tent too small and zipper would stick

Tent was too small, not good quality but definitely lightweight


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3 out of 5 stars

June 27, 2024

Strato UL 2 Tent

Tent pole snapped, third time setting it up. Very small for a two person tent. It’s super lightweight and compacts small. Would be good for one person.


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4 out of 5 stars

June 19, 2024

Solid tent! A couple small cons

Pros: Lightweight and the most easily packable tent I've used. Cons: A little finicky to set up. Took me 45 mins to get it the way I wanted on the first try. Also not a huge fan of the white rainfly.

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5 out of 5 stars

June 15, 2024

Light and Compact 2P

This is a great option for an ultralight semi-freestanding two man tent. It actually has the floor space for two 25 inch pads, where many others don’t. Mine was 1099g as packed with all stakes, line, and sacks. First hike with it was 5 nights in the Sierra. Stayed dry from the outside on wet ground, but could use more ventilation to help minimize condensation. Vestibule space is on the smaller side, but I keep my empty pack and shoes inside and under the foot of my pad anyway.

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4 out of 5 stars

June 13, 2024

Great size and weight especially with the sale price!

I really like this tent, it’s lightweight and I got it on sale so the price point was excellent when comparing other manufacturers tents of a similar weight class. I set it up at home first to work the bugs out and have used it twice on trips with no issues. Setup is really quite easy after a couple runs through the process, takes about 15 minutes for a good pitch with the tent and fly. Fits two sleeping pads and two people well, but not much room for gear, bags stay outside at night. Looking forward to many more nights outdoors!


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4 out of 5 stars

June 12, 2024

Good if you like the outside temperature

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:

I bought this for an upcoming long term backpacking trip where I wanted a bit more room than my other 2 person backpacking tent (that is really more like a 1-person tent). I used this a couple of weeks ago for the first time and overall it is good. You get max footprint if you can stake out the back end. I was not able to do that one night because of the ground surface and it was a little floppy. Biggest challenge is that any wind comes right under the fly and through the tent. Inside and outside the tent ended up being the same temperature. And having a breeze across the sleeping bag definitely reduced its rating. Once I figured that out the 1st night, I was much more comfortable the 2nd.

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Big Goober
4 out of 5 stars

June 3, 2024

Roomy, comfortable. Not sure about storm stability

Excellent value and roomy for a 2-person tent. We experienced a lot of condensation, which pulled the rainfly down and made a wet mess when exiting the tent in the morning. I'm not sure how the tent would perform in a downpour. But, overall, I think this is a great buy.

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5 out of 5 stars

May 24, 2024

Great Tent for Backpacking

I've taken the tent out twice now. Setup was pretty quick and easy, no issues. I like the larger size as a solo backpacker, but could see it being ok for a party of two.

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2 out of 5 stars

May 23, 2024

Took a chance on sale.

My wife purchased this tent for an upcoming Grand Canyon trip. Just set it up to confirm everything is good. Typical Mountain Hardwear quality is present. Not seeing any manufacturing flaws and materials feel good. I don’t like the white rain fly. It’s not going to dry quickly like a dark color would. At 6’0” tall the tent feels cramped especially with a thick Xped mattress. Two 25” mattresses fit but not like the measurements would imply. At the head end they are still pushing out on the walls. Worse at the feet. Advertised measurements are an exaggeration of reality. The foot corner stake out system is crap but at least our mattresses will hold the tent shape. Stakes will be useless in sand as they are tiny to save published weight. Work OK in forest soil. Door zips seem to work OK with one hand. Headroom sucks while laying in it and there won’t be much sitting up with two people in the tent. Heavy breeze currently and tent is holding its shape OK. Wouldn’t want to have to survive much more wind without additional guy lines. I didn’t weigh it to compare to spec but feels light enough. Desert sand will be hard on the tent and we decided to get this and treat it as disposable. I wouldn’t want it for long term anyway. I have a teepee style tent I use in the alpine and forest environment I love but was not going to be a good choice on sand.

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