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A versatile tent for comfort in the mountains.
With a unique switch-pitching design, the Mountain Hardwear Shifter 2 Tent allows for optimal use in many different conditions. The rain fly can be rotated so that in one configuration you have an open, airy entrance; when the weather is a bit gnarlier, turn it the other way to batten down the hatches and fully protect yourself from the elements. The fabrics used are given waterproof treatments to help keep you nice and dry wherever you roam. An easy configuration with only two poles makes setup a breeze. Internal mesh storage pockets let you keep gear organized, and an included footprint and gear loft help keep the tent nice and tidy with even more gear off the ground.
- Ripstop polyester side fabric with a DWR treatment
- Nylon taffeta floor with a PU coating
- Polyester taffeta fly with a PU coating
- Fully taped fly, taped perimeter seams, welded corners
- Two DAC Pressfit aluminum poles
- Two mesh/canopy doors
- Internal mesh storage pockets
- Footprint and gear loft included
- Q & A
ll I can say is if you want a good quality tent and want to be sardined into tent with your buddy(wife) this is your tent. I started to buy this at Academy for 25% off marked down price of $112. Now I see why. I tried to find the floor size for an hour in the store on my phone. MH doesnt like to give sizes like other tent companies. It just says 32 sq ft which is vague. if your both 5-6 or shorter it might work. Good Luck. I passed on it.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
We have a great 3p tent but were feeling like it was just too big and really wanted something smaller but not so small that we'd end up feeling claustrophobic! We needed something at a reasonable weight with a reasonable price and really found the design of this tent interesting. When my husband set it up the first time he said to me "This is our forever tent! We are never getting another tent again!"
The tent sets up easily with a two pole design, and easy clip-ins. One side is mesh while the other is mostly tent material. The fly has an ingenious design. On one side, the fly unzips down the middle like a standard fly. The other side unzips on the side allowing for a squared-out area of the fly that stakes down at two points. Makes for a great vestibule area.
Took it out this past weekend. It rained for around 16 hours, torrential downpour for about 2 hours, to the point that parts of the campsite were flooded by 4am. The interior of the tent stayed dry. Being as I groggily got up and out of the tent then back in at 4am, I did not zipper the fly all the way. I did get a little splashback of water after that point but not much at all (the mesh side). On the other side, my husband had left the fly unzipped about halfway and his side was 100% dry. His side had the squared-off vestibule. He had left his boots out there all night and they were completely dry in the morning. During the storm we also experienced average winds over 20mph and wind gusts over 35mph. Tent was completely solid. Love this tent! Definitely worth it!
UPDATE: Used this tent throughout this backpacking season. Even though a different tent in our gear closet weighs a full pound less, this was the one that went everywhere. This thing is awesome! It's withstood high winds, torrential downpours, hail and it's held up... secure, sturdy and dry. Love this thing!