Named one of the "Best four-season tents of 2019-2020" by Section Hiker!
If there's a stronger sub three-pound tent out there, we have yet to find it. By incorporating several technologies from our Expedition Series tents, we were able to give the Portal a degree of stability and weather resistance previously reserved for dedicated "four-season", or more accurately, "one season" tents.
We designed the Portal with an eye for long-term durability. This means using premium fabrics with good UV and mildew resistance, eliminating PU coatings that break down over time, and adding extra zipper sliders to double the zippers' lifespan.
The double needle lap-felled seams on the fly do not require seam sealing or tape, and the floor is fully taped.
The Portal can be set up fly-first to keep the inner tent dry in rainy conditions. Instructions are found in the bottom video below.
- Two doors and two vestibules increase livability for two.
- Pre-installed internal guylines give the Portal great lateral stability for almost no weight increase. Click here for step-by-step instructions to install a second set of internal guylines. Click here to learn how internal guylines work.
- Our new KickStand vents make ventilation a breeze. Opposing struts on the vestibule doors provide unrestricted cross-tent airflow for excellent condensation management without sacrificing weather protection.
- High-volume pole structure with a swivel provides well-distributed headroom without the weakness of hubs.
- Pole swivel connects long poles for easy setup
- All the pockets you could ever want (two ceiling, two head, two side, one foot).
- Offset vestibule design eases entry and exit.
- 10 external guy points provide ample reinforcement. External guy points are matched to toggles to attach the fly directly to the poles, increasing stability.
- Matching reflective tabs on fly and tent body simplify setup.
- Can be pitched with footprint (not included) and fly for a minimalist weather shelter.
- 2-Side silicone impregnated flysheet and PE floor fabric are mildew-resistant and have excellent hydrolytic stability, and will last significantly longer than traditional PU-coated fabrics.
- No additional seam sealing necessary.
- Includes 10 DAC J-Stakes
Please note we cannot ship Portal Tents to addresses in CA, LA, and NJ. Please contact us if you have questions about CPAI-84 shipping restrictions.
|Trail Weight||2lbs 13oz|
|Packaged Weight||3lbs 4oz|
|Floor Area||27.45 sq ft|
|Packed Size||14" x 5"|
|Floor Dimensions||85" x 51" (head) x 42" (foot)|
|Vestibule Area||2 x 8.4 sq ft|
|Number of poles||3|
|Number of doors||2|
|Tent Body Fabric||15D Nylon no-see-um mesh|
|Floor Fabric||20D Nylon Ripstop PE 1800mm|
|Fly Fabric||10D Nylon 66 Ripstop Sil/Sil|
|Poles||2 DAC Featherlite NFL 8.7mm, 1 NFL 9.3mm|
It is tough to review a product that you have only had two week and your experience with it is limited to setting it up in the yard. Great design, light weight, high quality material and attention paid to the assembly. A couple of notes. There is not a guyline provided for each guy point on the tent. Not the end of the world but typically higher end equipment (which I would consider this to be in that category) has that. There is also 2 stakes too few based on stake points. Once again I have a ton of extra stakes, but that is not the point. On the center of the head side of the tent rain fly it should have a tie down point. It only has a triangular tab that visually matches to the tent for orientation. I suspect in a windy night not being able to stake that down could result in a flapping noise. All these things are fairly minor, but the most significant thing I am anxious to see how it works out is I believe the rain fly should come down lower. I don't know if that is done to keep the weight down, but I sure hope it is low enough to keep the rain out of the tent in a gully washing downpour event like we often get in the middle of the country.
Presales and post-sales support has been great. They did offer to send additional guy-line, but I had some handy. The size and weight to feature ratio is top shelf.
I didn't give it a five star rating because of the few tweaks I mentioned and more importantly I would reserve that perfect rating for something that I know stands the test of time. Too early to earn that, but I am hopeful.
I only have used this one night so far when our A/C went out. It was a tad tight with two people, but the cross pole that keeps the headroom spread out helped! The supper needs two hands. I prefer the tents that can be opened with one hand, but on this model, when the zipper comes around the curve and gets a few inches high it stops, requiring a second hand to put tension on the zipper to continue.
I plan on a ten day hike later this month and we will see how it goes. Not that I want to co hiking in the rain, but am interested in seeing how it will handle in a storm!
Extraordinary. I have used my new portal 2 for the past 6 nights et it is simply the best tent I purchase. Thank you guy for the excellent work
Bought this tent and have loved it! It is sturdy, easy to set up, light weight and is great for me and my son on backpacking trips.
After a lot of research my wife and I discovered this lightweight self standing (min. 2 stakes for fly) tent to use when we backpack. We enjoy looking at the stars while keeping the bugs and desert critters away as well as having a sturdy tent with a good bathtub floor to hold up to Arizona monsoon storms. Self supporting was a big selling point as we have found, even when car camping with a hammer, that getting stakes in the ground or holding well during a storm is almost always challenging. This tent is easy to set up, lightweight and checks all our boxes. Thanks for developing an awesome, very functional, sturdy and good looking product.
Matt Moore, Portal 2