Portal 2
Portal 2
Portal 2
Portal 2
Portal 2
Portal 2
Portal 2
Portal 2
Portal 2
Portal 2
Portal 2
Portal 2
Portal 2

Portal 2

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The Portal is our lightest freestanding tent at 2lbs 14oz. It's our statement piece saying you don't need to sacrifice strength, features, or durability to make an ultralight freestanding tent. 

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 excellent UV and mildew resistance, eliminating PU coatings that break down over time, and adding extra zipper sliders to double the zippers' lifespan. 

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.

Heading to Patagonia? Spending some time in the desert? Pick up our Heavy Duty Portal pole set. This replaces the stock 8.7mm poles with extra sturdy 10.65mm poles to provide additional wind and snow loading resistance.

To prolong the life of your Portal's floor, pick up a Portal footprint. For ultralight weather protection in non-buggy conditions, check out the Portal Tub Floor. Additional stakes and guylines can be purchased here.

The Portal is now available in a muted green/brown colorway without reflective trim for those who like to keep a lower profile.


  • Two doors and two vestibules increase livability for two.
  • 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.
  • Short pole package is perfect for bikepacking
  • 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 and 2 perimeter pull-outs 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.
  • Color coordinated stake loops for easy flysheet orientation
  • 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.
  • Pre-installed spare zipper sliders on every zipper double your zippers' lifespan.
  • Includes 10 DAC J-Stakes and 6 additional external guylines (not including 2 pre-installed internal guylines)


Minimum Weight 2lbs 14oz (1.3kg)
Packaged Weight 3lbs 5oz (1.5kg)
Capacity 2
Floor Area 27.45 sq ft (2.55 sq m)
Interior Height
44" (111cm)
Packed Size
14" x 5" (35cm x 13cm)
Pole Package Length
13.5" (34cm)
Floor Dimensions

85" x 51" (head) / 42" (foot) (216cm x 129cm / 107cm)

Vestibule Area 2 x 8.4 sq ft (2 x 0.78 sq m)
Number of poles 3
Number of doors 2
Guy out loops 10
Perimeter pull out loops 2
Guylines 6 (+2 pre-installed internal guylines)
Stakes 10



Tent Body Fabric
15D Nylon no-see-um mesh
Floor Fabric 20D Nylon Ripstop SIL/PE 1800mm
Fly Fabric 10D Nylon 66 Ripstop Sil/Sil 1200mm
Poles 2 DAC Featherlite NFL 8.7mm, 1 NFL 9.3mm


Seam Sealing Note: The seams on your Portal's flysheet are highly water-resistant and will handle light rain just fine 

without being seam sealed. However, the three seams directly beneath the tent poles should be seam sealed for maximum waterproofness in extended, heavy rains. 

Sewn in Vietnam.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Customer is responsible for all import duties and taxes. We strongly suggest looking up duty rates in your region before ordering, especially if you live in Canada. We recommend against "UPS STANDARD" shipping because they charge very high brokerage fees. To avoid brokerage fees, select either USPS shipping or UPS Worldwide Express/Expedited service. Note that UPS brokerage fees and import tax & duty are separate. Canadian customers can estimate duty here. Please note this is just an estimate and actual rates may vary.

Customer Reviews

Based on 93 reviews
Your tent search is over

In preparation for a backpacking trip in Patagonia, I was looking for a fairly lightweight tent that could withstand stronger winds but also wouldn't be overkill on my regular, less-extreme hikes closer to home. I'm happy to say my search ended with the Portal! This tent is well-made, super-comfortable, and solid in harsh conditions. We had moderately strong winds a few times during the trip, and the Portal was completely snug and secure. (For reference, I used the stronger 10.65mm tent poles, trekking pole attachments, and available guy lines.) Thanks to a few backyard practice pitches, setup on the trail was a breeze even when I was stumbling around in exhaustion after long hiking days. And SlingFin's customer service is stellar - Tim was quick to respond when I had questions, which went a long way toward giving me confidence in my gear and in my ability to handle at least one facet of a difficult trek.

I'm so grateful to have discovered SlingFin and look forward to many more backpacking adventures with the Portal in tow!

This made our day!! It's always great to hear about the tents getting after it in the field. So glad we could play a part in making your trip a success!

Alice the Maid
My first (and only) tent

I have always been a hammock camper. I recently started backpacking with my dog and quickly discovered he does not share my love of hammocks and does not want to sleep in his own pup tent. I decided a tent that would fit both of us was the answer. After a ton of research, I chose the Portal 2 (stealth mode) and I could not be happier. There is plenty of room for the two of us and so many storage pockets and rings. I keep Mac's nails short and smooth so we haven't had any issues with him ripping the floor. He is so excited to get in the tent and curl up for a snooze. Setup is so easy and the videos make everything very clear. I've pitched it fly first for practice which was a little awkward but I'm sure it'll get smoother after a few more times. We've taken it out in mild North Carolina fall weather and it performed beautifully. We have a big trip planned for the Foothills Trail later this year. I'm so excited to bring my Slingfin with me!

Elizabeth Springborn
bad zippers

This tent is made with very lightweight zippers that don't hold up. I am gentle on my gear and always keep it clean and pack it away dry. Still I have a tent that is less than 2 years old with failed zippers that warranty won't fix. For a tent of this price that is a fatal flaw. As much as I love this tent I would never recommend it to anyone because of such low end zippers. Go elsewhere for a better tent that actually holds up.

Hi Elizabeth, We use the highest quality YKK zippers available. They are the exact same ones used by every other tent company. Sometimes accidents happen, even with gentle handling, but we've never seen any damage like the photo you showed us that wasn't caused by yanking on the zipper in a rough way, tripping over the zipper, or snagging it during the setup process- it simply is not due to the quality of the sewing or zipper. Our warranty covers all defects in materials or manufacturing, but as this is the only case of zipper damage like this we've ever seen in 5 years of making the Portal, we're very confident it was due to rough use of the tent and not a defect in production.

Great all around tent

I took my time shopping for a tent and have owned my Portal for a few years now, it still looks brand new. I love the tent design and durability is top notch. Pockets make this little tent feel like a car camping tent. Lots of features. Easy to love. Not the lightest, but certainly best tent out there if you want a free standing backpacking tent in my humble opinion. Quiet and secure in big storms. I sometimes don't even realize it is windy until I unzip and notice the storm.

Bikepacking in Germany

I´m based in Germany and bought this tent for my solo bike packing trips. First test was a 4-day-tour along the Rhine and Mosel in the late summer and I was completely satisfied with the performance of the Portal 2. There was a lot of condensation next to the rivers and my concern was that it would be very difficult to keep the inner dry because of its mesh. But all in all it worked really well and I didn't have much issues with a wet sleeping back or gear. Packing size is a very important factor for me since I prefer to travel with only a pair of Ortlieb Backroller Classics but the Portal is also really nice regarding this point. If you'd strap the poles to the top tube of your bike and compressed the tent it's really small. The only suggestion for making it perfect...Add some cords to the pegs!:-)

Love it!! We love the Portal for bikepacking. Have fun on your adventures!