The 2Lite Trek is the same as our bestselling 2Lite tent, but it uses adjustable trekking poles instead of a head pole to reduce the trail weight to a scant 2lb 6oz. It is identical in every other way to the standard 2Lite.
With an extremely stable non-freestanding design, it's one of the strongest sub-3 pound tents on the market. The simple pole structure reduces pole weight, allowing us to add livability features like double doors and giant vestibules while keeping the weight low.
The 2Lite Trek is meant for people who move fast, or who want to lighten their pack without sacrificing comfort in the backcountry. When efficiency and weight savings are paramount, the 2Lite Trek delivers. Weighing in at 2 lbs 6 oz (included DAC stakes add 2oz), the 2Lite Trek still manages to create enough space for 2 people to sit up comfortably inside. The ergonomic footprint shape increases space at the torso and elbows, making the tent feel much roomier than its 28 square feet.
Short 12" pole segments allow the 2Lite Trek to fit almost anywhere, making it ideal for thru-hiking or any discipline in which you'll be bringing trekking poles and packed size is an important consideration.
The available 2Lite Trek -> 2Lite conversion kit allows you to pitch your 2Lite Trek with a head pole instead of trekking poles, giving you more versatility for activities other than backpacking.
- Pitches with two adjustable trekking poles, one bow pole, and a foot pole
- Two large vestibules provide plenty of gear storage
- Two large doors make life with a partner easier
- Double dry entry
- Anatomical floor shape for extra elbow room
- Compatible with the 2Lite Trek -> 2Lite conversion kit to pitch without trekking poles
|28.45 sq ft
|10.5 sq ft
|13" x 5"
|Tent Body Volume
|42.3 cu ft
|29.6 cu ft
|Number of poles
|Number of doors
|Tent Body Fabric
|15D Nylon no-see-um mesh
|20D Nylon Ripstop PU 1200mm
|15D Nylon Ripstop Sil/PU
|2 DAC Featherlite NSL 8.5mm
This is the best tent I have had simply because it is lightweight, easy to work with and spacy.
BUT...It was tempting to take the rating down some starts because this tent has been "Temporary unavailable" now for 1½ (at least) and that seems a little weird to me. It seems like more than this tent have been in same "state" for a very long time.
I was planning having as minimum 1 more of the 2 lite trek and possibly 2 or 3 more (depending on different circumstances) but now I need to look elsewhere for lightweight tents. ( 4 stars only is = 5 stars for the tent - 1 star for the company's reliability.
Love this tent. Super light, very versatile & spacious.
I love the 2 Lite Trek. It's super lite, spacious, and holds up well in storms. Since I'm a pole person, it's ideal. I have now about 90 days under the stars with it over the last 2 years and it just keeps going! One of the downsides I was worried about was it's not free-standing. And yah it's a pain sometimes to find a spot, but honestly, I always find a campsite somewhere where I can pitch it. It is just a non-issue, I really don't stress about it.
A cool little hack out there is that since this tent is so geometrical, you can double/triple/quadruable loop the tent stakes after it's pitched in order to adjust the tensions. Make sure to bring the extra cord with you so you can swap out / extend any stake holes. Again, this is a very geometrical tent, so you can make it work regardless of the environment. Also if you are ambitious you can fit 2 additional people in the vestibule, their legs will hang out but it's fun for a bit =) .
If this is your first pole tent, definitely be patient with it in the beginning, you'll learn to love it =) . I actually just saw my first 2 Lite Trek on the Tahoe Rim Trail a few weeks ago and we had a great chat about it. #2litetrektribe!