Mountainsmith Morrison II Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

With its intuitive set-up, dual doors, and dual vestibules with even more space for the 2013 season, the Mountainsmith Morrison II 2-Person 3-Season Tent offers comfortable sleeping space for your nights in the great outdoors. Two doors allow you to enter and exit without disturbing your tent mate, and the No-See-Um mesh wall panels keep hungry alpine mosquitoes away while allowing you to enjoy rarely seen constellations and shooting stars on clear, warm nights.

  • Breathable polyester tent material is durable, lightweight, and reduces condensation build-up
  • PU-coated bathtub-style floor with taped seams keeps you protected from wet and muddy ground
  • PU-coated polyester fly material provides reliable three-season weather protection
  • Two aluminum poles are lightweight and durable, and make set-up a simple operation
  • Dual doors and vestibules allow you to enter and exit without disturbing your tent mate
  • 35 square feet of floor area comfortably sleeps two adults
  • Trail weight of just under five pounds makes the tent easy to pack and carry between two hikers
  • No-See-Um mesh wall panels keep bugs out and allow for stargazing on clear nights
  • Fly ventilation windows help reduce condensation build-up in stormy weather
  • Clip-pole attachment points make set-up quick and easy and help reduce weight
  • Ceiling loft pocket and mesh storage pockets keep gear organized and close at hand
  • Reflective guy lines with tension lock cord adjustment increase stability and performance in stormy weather
  • Aluminum V-stakes easily penetrate hard ground and hold well
  • Set-up instructions are printed on the included nylon storage sack
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Morrison II Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

Morrison II Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

Morrison II Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

Morrison II Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

Morrison II Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

Morrison II Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

Morrison II Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

Morrison II Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

Morrison II Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

Morrison II Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

Sunrises are better than sunsets :)

Sunrises are better than sunsets :)


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

Got this tent for my sister and she likes it so far.

-Super lightweight for backpacking.

-Easy to set up!

- Very roomy and likes that it has the two doors.

-Had enough room for gear at the feet even with the two sleeping pads.

-Gear loft is perfect to put her small lantern in.

-The bottom seems really durable!

The only thing I wish was a little different was the top, wish the no-see-um mesh walls went all the way to the top for more breathe ability and stars!


Great tent for days without wind

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have now used this tent over the last 3 months and while it is easy to setup. Im not impressed with the cheap zippers and the non durable materials the tent are made out of. The tent collapses on itself in 10 mph winds . Over all i think there are better quality options for the same price and cheaper. I think Mountainsmith should stick to making packs which it seems they are good at. I would not recommend this to anyone.

Hi Alaska Biker,
As the rep for BC for Mountainsmith I am sorry to hear this tent didn't meet your expectations.
As for materials, I think if you compare ours to tents in this price range you will find ours comparable if not superior.
As for the tent collapsing in 10MPH winds, that is not our expectation. Things that help prevent this from happening are using all provided guylines and making sure the fly is well staked out and oriented with the narrow profile into the prevailing wind if possible. Again I am sorry this didn't meet you needs on these outings.

Awesome First Tent

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Update: I have used this tent about 10 times over the year. It seems that every time I pitch it, it rains! luckily we stay cozy and dry inside. Rain does make me wish for larger vestibules.

I settled on the Mountainsmith Morrison II while in search of my first "real" tent purchase.
Having only slept in cheap department store tents before, I am extremely happy with my purchase. I was in search of a quality tent that would work for car camping and an occasional backpacking weekend trip.... also something that wouldn't absolutely break my college budget.

On the first weekend out we used a size full air mattress inside the tent. It was snug but cozy with a little room leftover for gear at the foot of the tent.

Setup is easy. The poles and rainfly are color coded to the corresponding corners of the tent.

We were very comfortable on a weekend trip in the Kentucky humidity.

Travis Tzioumis, what would be a good 2-3 man tent for me and my wife. Looking for something that can be used in cold weather as well as warm weather. Looking for water proof.


I would be looking for something that has a 4 season use with relatively large, closable vents. Something like the ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian Tent. They make it in a 2 and 3 man size. Something like that will stand up to the rigors of cold weather camping and keep you out of the wind, but still be able to open up the vents during the warmer months. Its going to be quite a bit heavier than this but unless you want a warm weather tent and a separate cold weather tent, you will be much more comfortable in the cold.

You could also check out the Mountain Dome 3 from Mountainsmith:

When is this coming back in stock. Also how is this tent in cold weather?

I am not seeing that we have any on order from Mountainsmith. It is a 3 season tent and has fairly large vents that cannot be closed, so it will not do very well in cold weather.

The Morrison II in Idaho

This photo was taken just a few miles out from McCall Idaho. The Morrison II is a great weekend trip tent. I have used it in during hot muggy days in the summer and cold wet conditions late fall in the mountains of Montana. The base and sides do a great job keeping moisture out and the vents keep it comfortable inside. We sleep the two of us plus two 40 lb dogs. If we keep our gear outside the tent we all sleep with plenty of room. Great value!

The Morrison II in Idaho

Hey Stacy, welcome to the Backcountry Community!
McCall, ID is such a beautiful place! I'm glad you are getting good use out of your tent.

Can the fly be used separately?

Hey! Yes it can, that is what the fast pitch option is. You will need the footprint too. Hit me up to place your order and I can see what personal promo I can get you on the order. My email is, feel free to shoot me an email anytime!

Hi, sorry if my grammar is not correct, I’m not a native english speaker. just one question. The vestibule space of the Mountainsmith Morrison II (17.0 sq ft) is the total space of the two vestibules or is from each vestibule?

Hey Ric,

That is the combined vestibule space measurement!

Where is the Morrison II made?

Where is the Morrison II made?

Best Answer

It is made in China

Shores of Lake Superior in the UP

This was taken right outside of Munising, MI on the beach. This is a great tent, especially for the money. It isn't the lightest tent on the market, but the features are worth the extra weight. Spacious inside, with double vestibules and handy gear loft; all the features make it a favorite for me. Fits my girlfriend, myself, and all of our gear nicely.

Shores of Lake Superior in the UP

Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Set Up Guide

Mountainsmith's Jay Getzel and Jared Pangretic take you through the proper set up for the Morrison 2 person backpacking tent.

With the tent can there be gaps between...

With the tent can there be gaps between the tent base and the ground, if so how much the gap?

Are you asking because you want to make sure the poles are long enough or to find out if there is enough extra material in the base that it doesn't get pulled too tight to rip? Does the gap span the entire base of the tent or just small sections?

I you are referring to the rain fly, yes there is a gap of about 2-3" from the ground to the bottom of the fly. That can be changed depending on how you stake out the fly though, you could get it to be almost flush with a bit of trying.

Great for backpacking

    The Morrison was great for a few specific reasons: loved the double vestibules, held up in a good storm (wind, rain), reasonably light but lots of room, and easy to set up. It is also a great price which is always nice especially when the product performs so well.