Drive. Stop. Sleep.
Several weeks into your road trip to the Pacific Northwest, you've slept in 20 different spots in over eight states, but they all felt like home thanks to Mountainsmith's 2-Person Upland Tent. A no-frills 3-season option for car camping and shorter backpacking trips, the Upland delivers great value and some rain cover along the way.
Rolling into Big Bend Campground on Oregon's North Umpqua River, you and your significant other make short work of erecting the classic 3-pole design, and because it's a free-standing tent, there's little need to spend too much time bending metal stakes with random river rocks. But this being Oregon, there was a light downpour last night, so the cap-style rainfly is probably a good idea, but even so, the front door is water-resistant, minimizing the potential discomfort that another storm may bring.
- A two-person tent great for car camping and road trips
- Classic three-pole design is easy to erect
- Cap fly reduces weight for backpacking trips
- Front-entry door is water-resistant for added protection
- Taped floor seams boost durability and seal out moisture
- No-see-em mesh wall panels keep biting bugs at bay
- Interior mesh storage pockets for whatever gear you need
- Q & A
A Good & Simple Tent
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Received this as gift last year (2018) to take to a festival in Sweden. It was really easy to set up (the most complicated part is connecting the ties on the underside of the cap fly to the tent poles when you've already staked down and tensioned the cap and getting the center pole of the cap to just go into both little pockets, dang it!) and just as quick to take down and wrangle back into the stuff sacks.
I loved the hook in the center of the top inside to hang my light from, the little pockets in the walls inside, and that the cap clipped on to the tent rather than needing its own stakes. Overall, it was nice and roomy for a single person with a massive hiking bag and a long sleeping pad.
The only possible downside is the stakes I bent (totally my bad, they're a really light aluminum and I should have been more careful, but that's a thing to consider if you're going somewhere rocky), and that as my trip went on, the weather was getting down into the 50s at night, so open mesh top might not've been very helpful, and the dew from the grass collected and soaked into the bathtub walls, getting some of my stuff damp/wet. I will be looking into waterproofing it before I take this on another trip and considering tacking up a reflective blanket or something to keep out the chill and early morning light.
Gave this as a gift
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Here is a youtube review which should give you some great info on the tent -
Does this tent come with a bag to pack it in?
It does! It's a simple drawstring bag that you can pack the whole system into.
Mountainsmith Upland 2 tent
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is a great tent. I have not been caught in heavy rain, only light rain and it has performed fine. Even though I have not used in heavy rain yet I still give it 5 stars because of the price. There's no way you can beat this tent for only $63. When I bought mine it was $69 but to me that was still a fantastic deal. For those of you who want a fitted footprint the Mountainsmith Morrison 2 footprint fits this Upland 2 perfectly. Now a few specs. the rainfly has a hydro static head rating of 2000 mm which is awesome and the floor fabric has a whopping 5000 mm hydro static head rating. The footprint has a 2000 mm rating so when used with the tent it provides a combined total of 7000 mm rating. The footprint also weighs in at 9 ounces. This tent has a cap fly which actually covers both sides and the back completely as the sides and back have mesh panels. The front is full fabric which is what the cap portion covers. The front door also can be partially unzipped to reveal a mesh liner to allow more air flow and allows you to see out with the fly on. It uses 3 poles, 2 for the main body and 1 for the fly and is very easy to set up. There are 2 vents on the fly, 1 on each end, and 3 guy out lines, 1 on back and 1 on each end which provide extra structural support for heavy weather. It also comes with 7 stakes, 1 for each corner and 1 for each guy out line. The stakes are not the best but work fine in regular dirt. If you plan to sleep 2 in the tent there is good room for that but keep in mind this tent has only 1 door and no enclosed vestibule so your gear would need to be in the tent if it was raining out. For me it's no problem as I solo camp with it. If you want a quality tent at a bargain price get one of these before they are gone.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Unfortunately, I've been experiencing some minor leaking from the front-entry seam when it rains. It isn't much; however, if it rains hard enough for an extended period of time, a pool of water can occur. This can be stopped if you place a towel or article of clothing in the doorway, but that isn't an ideal situation on a backpacking trip.
what is the weight?