Trekker Tent 2.2, Two-Person Trekking Pole Backpacking Tent (won’t ship until April 16th)

Rated 4.94 out of 5 based on 18 customer ratings
(18 customer reviews)

$69.95 $54.95

This item is behind on production and will not ship until April 16th.

2 person 2 layer trekking pole backpacking tent. Great hiking and camping tent.


  • This item is behind on production and will not ship until April 16th.
  • Super fast and easy set up! Great for hiking, backpacking, camping, or adding to your survival bag, this compact tent will fit into your backpack without filling it up.
  • Trekking poles are NOT included (they are included in the Trekker Tent 2.2 Combo Pack), this tent is intended for use with your own trekking poles, but can be used with almost any stick that is over 42 inches tall.
  • At over 7 feet long, over 5 feet wide, and 42 inches high, this tent offers more room inside than almost any other ultralight tent.
  • This tent has large mesh sidewalls and vents making it close to a full 2-layer tent. Double wall tent on the sides and front only. The back wall is single wall

This 3 lb tent is one of the lightest backpacking tents on the market. It has large mesh sidewalls and side vents making it almost a full 2-layer tent. At 7 feet long, over 5 feet wide, and 42 inches high, it also has more room than any tent in the ultralight category. Roomy for one but comfortable for two. Compact and easy to pack, it can fit nicely in your backpack or bug-out bag. It comes with 8 ultra-light aluminum stakes and a carrying bag (these are included in the total weight which is 3 lbs even). Poles are not included (they are included with the Trekker Tent 2.2 Combo Pack). Important Note: This tent is intended for use with trekking poles; however, if you forget your poles it works fine with most any stick longer than 42 inches or can be tied between two trees. Trekking Pole Tent, backpacking tent, camping tent, hiking tent, light weight tent, compact tent, ultra light tent. No poles means no problems, since many tents come with cheap, fragile poles which are the first things to break and make the tent worthless. Because this tent will work with trekking poles, sticks, or tied between two trees, no poles means no problems. With no poles to string through the tent this tent is super fast and simple to set up. Just stake down the corners and put in the trekking poles and it can be set up in as little as 1 minute. This tent includes the ultra-light aluminum stakes.

Trekker Tent 2 vs Trekker Tent 2.2

Many want to know which tent to buy. With large mesh sidewalls, this tent (2.2) has a lot more ventilation then the Trekker Tent 2, so it is great in warmer climates or in areas where you get high condensation, but will not be as warm on a windy late-fall or early-spring night.  This tent is also 4 oz heavier than the Trekker Tent 2 because of the added mesh sidewalls.

Also, the Trekker Tent 2 has a strong tarpaulin bathtub bottom.  The ground material in this tent is waterproof and strong, but not quite as strong as the floor in the Trekker Tent 2.

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Weight 3.2 lbs

18 reviews for Trekker Tent 2.2, Two-Person Trekking Pole Backpacking Tent (won’t ship until April 16th)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    After trying out tent tarps, pyramid tents and bivey style tents, I’m confident this one will be my new go to. In my opinion, the Trekker 2.2 offers the best value in being robust, well built and lightweight enough for long hikes. Plenty of room for one person without feeling clostophobic and the added side ventilation cuts down on condensation.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    chad reijonen

    This tent is exactly what I’ve spent days searching the web for. Ultra light tent that is truly big enough for 2 people and vertile enough for whatever I need. I carry this for just me or me and my wife. It’s roomy enough for two full size people but lighter than one person tents. I try to be minimalist but still like the space that a traditional tent provides. this thing is perfect. I do recomend adding the footprint as well. it’s super light and provides protection to make this tent last a long time. I was willing to pay more money to get exactly what I was looking for but was unhappy with what I found even for $4-500. I couldn’t believe I found exactly what I wanted for under $100!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bracan Williams

    What a tent!! Sturdy, well made and my 9 and 10 year old daughters set it up in no time! Although when the wind blew over our other tent on top of it the tent collapsed. Putting the tent back up in the middle of the night rain/wind storm was quick and easy, despite to tears and grumpy campers!! What a TENT!

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jimmy (verified owner)

    I am writing this review after my first real field experience. I am a Boy Scout leader and was going on my first backpacking adventure. I have a two person dome tent at 5.5 lbs, but I did not want it to be one of the heavier items and was willing to spend to go with a lighter weight option. I selected the Trekker Tent 2.2 for its light weight, netting, simplicity, and affordability.
    The guys lines don’t come attached so I suggest tying to the tent before actual use. I confirmed with River Country that the tent is PU coated for waterproofing and seam sealed only to a degree. They suggest seam sealing further. I decided to strap the tent to the outside bottom of the backpack, but it does pack small enough to store inside.
    The trip was just an overnighter; no rain but didn’t have a choice but to set up the tent between a narrow spot between boulders at the peak and viewing point in the Eastern Mountains of PA. The spot was just soft and wide enough to stake. The ground was just soft enough to feel comfortable lying and the tent held up well shielding me under high winds and temps in the mid 20’s. I had plenty of space for myself and my gear. Space will be tight for two people and all the gear. I am definitely pleased with this purchase. Will definitely use it more often for its ease of set up and will seam seal before next trip.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    mike smith (verified owner)

    I got this trekker 2.2 after trying out their trekker tent 1 and realizing I’m still not a fan of one person tents lol
    I’ve had the chance to use this a couple of times and I love this tent! First try I had 30mph gusts off a lake and to my surprise it held strong all night and didnt come down!
    Second try was right next to a river slightly damp ground and despite temps that dropped to the low 20s and some snow, I had almost no condensation inside and most of the snow slid right off the outside!
    Only have 2 issues which are not river country’s fault at all, first a few stakes bent when the ground froze around them( I had to pry them out of the ground)
    Second it would be great if they offered a tarp specifically to create a vestibule off the front, I would buy one in a heart beat to make this great tent into my absolute favorite one!
    I’m realy going to test it out next month in northern Michigan and I can’t wait!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ashley (verified owner)

    I set up the tent after receiving it but haven’t actually camped in it. I don’t know how two people sleep in most two person tents but this one has plenty of room – which was my main concern. The amount of mesh looks like it will provide good ventilation (and hopefully no condensation) so I’m glad I got the 2.2. The tent fit into my 55L backpack with my sleeping bag with room to spare.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angel boyer

    Great light weight tent on a budget! Quality seems good comes with helpful instructions on how to set it up and how to fold it up!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Melissa (verified owner)

    I am surprised that you don’t hear more about this tent on the backpacking forums. I’ve had it out twice and couldn’t be happier; I can’t wait to use it again on numerous trips this year. It sets up easily, has plenty of room for one person to spread out, is a great quality tent at a reasonable weight and the price absolutely can’t be beat. My only suggestion would be to make it so that you can roll at least part of the solid fabric roof back, or turn it into a detachable rainfly, to give you more ventilation and views of the stars. I recommend this tent to all of my backpacking friends. Purchase with confidence.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Trevor (verified owner)

    Seems to be a good quality tent for the price. Shipping was fast and free. Great customer service!!!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joe Veselak

    This tent is perfect for the outdoor hiking/camping enthusiast. It’s small, lightweight, and easy to carry in a pack even if you don’t intend to use it. Quality is great and cost is great as well. Great product all around!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    ryan wiles

    Great product and customer service. I could not find a better value for my through hiking needs. This product is as well made and reliable as many products costing 2-3 times as much.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Mitchell

    This tent has a lot to offer for such a small package. It is much more roomy then you would expect. All my gear and a full size sleeping bag fit inside and still have extra room. Plus is much more stable than o expected

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrew Lindsay (verified owner)

    1) Great customer service. I ordered through Amazon, but the shipper lost the shipment. After waiting for the shipment the prescribed time, I contacted Amazon and they said they had no inventory and couldn’t get River Country to ship (a fib). At this point I only had three days remaining before a planned backpacking trip. I contacted River Country directly. Their shipment carrier had already left for the day, but they made a special run to the post office for me (at no extra cost) and I received the tent in two days. Wow!
    2) The short story is that this is a great tent. I see absolutely no reason why I would pay hundreds for a lightweight tent when this one is available for about $50 after discounts, especially when the tent is superior several of the more expensive ones.
    3) Things I like:
    – Well made. The material, stitching and seams are more than adequate.
    – The bathtub floor.
    – Orange guy lines.
    – Room adequate for two people and a little gear or one person and lots of gear.
    – Enough headspace that I can sit in the tent and even kneel easily to pee in a bottle during the night. (I’m 5’10”.)
    – Loops in the ridge corners for hanging items. (I strung a para-cord line between the two, which allowed me to hang both a headlight and an open Mylar blanket.)
    – The ventilation.
    – Stability in the wind.
    4) I camped for three nights. The ground was damp from a week of rain. The temperature was in the high 20’s and low 30’s each night. The first night the winds were blowing off the lake, steady in the high teens, with gusts over 30 mph and light rains. The tent held perfectly. I burned the single candle UCO lantern during the night. I had zero condensation. I did not need to make any adjustments to the tent during the entire trip. I still need to spray it with some waterproofing and seal the seams, but it handled the light rains as it was out of the box. At the end of the trip, it packed up and fit back into the provided pack bag easily and with room to spare.
    5) Suggestions:
    – As mentioned earlier, a vestibule option would be really nice.
    – Providing reflective bright colored Spectra guy lines would be even one step better than the orange guy lines provided.
    – I’m not sure about changing the design so that a side could be rolled up for summer air and a view to the stars. It would be very nice, but I’d be loathe to add much weight or compromise already great construction.

    Purchase with confidence. This is a great tent from a great company.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jordan K. Walls

    Just used this tent for the first time on a backpacking/fly fishing trip. I was very happy with the size of the interior. The tent was large enough for all of my gear to fit inside with me. At night the temperature got down to around 20 degrees. The tent stayed quite warm with the side vents staked down. I think adding extra waterproofing will help keep the tent even warmer. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. I think with proper care this tent will last for a long time. Definitely worth every penny.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    George (verified owner)

    Just received my new tent last evening and today took me only 2 minutes to set it up and less than 5 to take it down and put it all back it the carry sack! Well pleased so far as I got inside and there is plenty of room for myself, my gear and another person if someone goes with me sometime and their gear! I’m 6’4″ and over 300 but well on my way to 230 and I couldn’t believe the extra room! I’ll be using it next week and in the rain also so I can give it a better review. So far so good!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5


    Amazing tent for the price. I saw a review on it on Amazon and bought it right away. Impossible to find a tent sub 3 pounds that is only $55, except this one. This is going into my must have gear list for budget backpacking. It is large enough for me and my wife and dogs.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5


    So happy with my purchase. The best tent for the price without a doubt. Cant believe I found a sub 3 pound tent for $55. It comfortably fits me and my wife and we squeeze our two large dogs in for family backpacking trips. Incredibly excited to get this in my pack and use it on the trail.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chuck Kellogg (verified owner)

    Very nice tent, I sadly retired my 6 lb. 35 year old tent for a lighter tent. After researching all the lightweight tents this one came out on top for quality and value. I saw this tent on Dixie’s Homemade Wanderlust channel and it made my final decision for me. I camped out in the tent once so far and couldn’t be happier. Thank you!

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