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Direkt™ 2 Tent


http://www.mountainhardwear.com/direkt-2-%7C-842-%7C-none-887487428370.html OU9651


Ultralight mountaineering tent engineered for high-speed, high-altitude ascents where every gram counts. Sets up quickly and safely even in harsh conditions, thanks to the internal pole system. Compact footprint fits in tight spots. Architecture strengthened and stabilized by Mountain Hardwear’s Evolution Tension Arch™.
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  • Weight: - 3 lb. 5 oz. / 1.49 kg. -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - True to Size -
  • Tent Capacity: - 2 Person -
  • Good For: - Alpine Climbing -


Ultralight mountaineering tent engineered for high-speed, high-altitude ascents where every gram counts. Sets up quickly and safely even in harsh conditions, thanks to the internal pole system. Compact footprint fits in tight spots. Architecture strengthened and stabilized by Mountain Hardwear’s Evolution Tension Arch™.


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  • Industry leading DAC Featherlight NSL® poles
  • Internal pitch pole system
  • Proprietary Evolution Tension Arch™ stabilizes tent using fewer poles
  • Zippered mesh vents at roof and door for ventilation
  • Attachment points for optional external vestibule
  • Welded zipper flaps and watertight door zipper construction
  • Multiple guy out points to stabilize tent in high winds
  • Removable internal pocket helps keep you organized
  • Reflective guy-out loops and zipper pulls are easy to see at night
  • Optional floor footprint available (sold separately)
  • Guy out line and line tensioners included
  • Imported


  • Pole Type: Paleria 'DAC Featherlight™ NSL
  • Fabric Fly: 30D Nylon Ripstop T 4000mm Ether Type PU/SIL
  • Fabric Canopy: 30D Nylon Ripstop 1200mm PU
  • Fabric Tent Floor: 30D Nylon Ripstop T 4000mm Ether Type PU/SIL FR


  • Apparel Fit: Equipment
  • Weight Packed: 3 lb. 5 oz. / 1.49 kg.
  • Weight Minimum: 2 lb. 10 oz. / 1.20 kg.
  • Tent Capacity: 2
  • Number of Poles: 2
  • Number of Doors: 1
  • Number of Vestibules: 0
  • Height Interior: 45" / 114 cm
  • Length Packed: 10 in / 25 cm
  • Diameter Packed: 5 in / 13 cm
  • Tent Floor Area: 25 sq. ft. / 2.4 m2
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Direkt™ 2 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Go-To Alpine Tent I used this tent recently camping at Illumination Rock (9500ft) on Mount Hood. Wow, did it perform! The size is perfect for 1 person, maybe 2 with the extra vestibule which I did buy and used on Hood. Made it perfect for storing my pack and cooking dinner. Both are super light. I plan to use this tent for all my alpine climbs including my upcoming Eldorado Peak and Mt Rainier expeditions.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Winter Single Wall Tent I have brought this to Patagonia on Cerro Torre, to Mount Waddington, and will be bringing it on all alpine multi-day adventures. It's narrow profile allows it to fit on small ledges. It has great ventilation for those wintery nights. It withstood a several day storm in the Waddington-Combatant Col without damage. It's warm, easy to set up in a storm, burly, roomy and awesome.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Alpine Tent for 2 People I went into the Mountain Hardware store in Seattle to pick up the EV 2 just before a trip to Mt Rainer. They did not have it in stock, so I got the Direkt 2 instead. It did not let me down. It has been excellent in the alpine environment. It is tough and easy to set up, has plenty of room for 2 people, and is extremely light. I have used it for a number of 2-day overnights in the mountains around Seattle and have never had a problem. I also used it for a week while hiking through the Enchantments. I fly with it pretty regularly and have camped in the South (very humid) as well as in the desert, with no major concerns. I picked up the vestibule and drop cloth to give it more storage room and a little more durability. The vestibule helps with moisture management, which I would say is the only drawback for this tent. If it is just around freezing and damp, and you have two people in the tent, it will get condensation on the walls inside of the tent. It also gets a little hot in warm environments, though it is not designed to be used in that setting. Overall it has been a great tent and I would recommend it to anyone that spends times in the alpine environment.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome High Altitude Tent Bought this tent for alpine climbing. It's fantastic! Took it to Chamonix and camped overnight at the Col du Midi, at 3500m (11,500ft). The tent is big enough to fit two people, boots, and miscellaneous gear inside. At 6'1", I just fit. It's snug, but not too small.The super light weight of the tent means you minimize effort carrying it up the mountain, saving your energy for the summit bid. The multiple tie-downs, and guyline attachment points help keep this tent secure when the wind is howling. How could it be improved? Make this superlight tent even lighter, without breaking the bank (good luck!). Improve the ventilation system, while keeping this superlight tent superlight (also good luck!). The upper vent is a little small, the door vent could use a redesign. Something that provides better airflow, and better moisture management, possibly more targeted to where the users breath will come in contact with the tent. Why moisture management is important (this is more about proper use than design improvement): The alpine environment is very different from lower elevations -- it involves air with little capacity to hold water vapor, and in the summer, massive diurnal temperature swings. That means on a clear night, or in the shade, it can be well below freezing. During the day, in the sun, and especially in a concave snow bowl it can be really cooking (e.g. 70-80°F). This has implications for moisture management. While, warm air can hold more water vapor, cold air cannot, and low pressure air cannot. With all the vents closed, and even with them open, you can/will get some condensation or frost inside the tent -- the low pressure causes you to release more water vapor than normal in your breath, and the moisture in your breath is more than the air in the tent can handle. So, your warm breath rises and condenses on the tent walls. If you pack the tent up that way, it can get the whole tent a little soggy, especially as your gear warms up during the day, and that frost turns to water. In the evening if you haven't let it dry out before packing it, the tent will still be soggy, and can get other things (such as your sleeping bag) damp. Moisture management is key to staying warm in the alpine, so if the vents can be improved to reduce condensation more, it'll make for a better alpine experience. (It's a difficult requirement to fulfill given the weight constraints.) Whew! Enough of the techspeak. Overall, this is probably the best tent on the market for it's intended purpose -- alpine climbing. Don't buy it for something other than the intended purpose. That would be like buying a high quality sushi knife to carve wood figurines -- an expensive bad idea that will result in poor performance, and a frustrated user. Take it to the cold alpine environment, and you'll be all smiles.
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Poor material / design of the poles In my first use (a 5 day trip above 15.000), one of the plastic pieces in which the poles are inserted got broken. I reapleced by a "temporary" device, see picture. I suggest MH should try to improve its design, or at least, change to a design in which such plastic piece can be changed if it got broken. Nowadays, I feel I have to live with my "temporary" solutin forever (see atached picture). Also, it is very slow to set up the mechanism to keep the poles in place. In cool conditions, I have had snowing inside the tent. The peg are also poor quality. They bent easily. The advantage of this tent: it is very very light.
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performance when it counts My mountaineering buddy and I used this tent on a recent trip up Mt Adams. It was mid June and we were at ~9000' when a storm hit the mountain mid afternoon. We were in zero visibility conditions and quickly pitched this tent. We road out the storm for about 14 hrs. Despite the rumbling of thunder snow and 50 mph wind gusts we slept well. 5 stars would recommend it to anyone that sleeps at high elevations and looking for a light weight expedition tent
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best tent for light Borrowed this tent off my roommate this season for 2 trips and it was really hard to give it back . Used it on a 6 day ski traverse that turned into 8 after being weathered out . Spring skiing in the coast mountains so every kind of conditions from warm and slushy to rain and snow with 80 km winds . There is a little leaking when it rained hard but luckily turned to snow and wind dryed every thing out . Tent was big enough to be solo with 80 l pack and boots inside and still be able to put boots on and organized stuff . Wouldn't want to be 2 people more than 1 night but 1000 times better than a bivi sack and same weight and barley takes any room up in pack . I've done a bivi and a tarp in past trips but this was more comfy. Went straight into a second 3 day trip with only 1 day rest after getting off the 8 day . Trips were McBride traverse and Tantalus traverse on skis . Both near whistler / Squamish area .
Date published: 2016-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what we needed! I needed a two man tent that could handle above treeline conditions and it had to be light weight. This tent was perfect! It slept two, although a bit tight. It was fairly easy to put up and it was bomber once it was up. Best of all, it was light and didn't take up a lot of room in my pack. It was probably half the size of my zero degree down sleeping bag.
Date published: 2016-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from dedicated high alpine tent This tent is designed for high, cold places and performs best in that environment. If you use it at low altitude in warm, wet weather you will be disappointed, I promise. We thought we'd try to wait out a storm down low on Rainier in this tent and woke up wet and soggy. This tent performed beautifully once on the Carbon Glacier and even better once we got to Thumb Rock. I suggest getting the vestibule for a little added comfort and cooking in bad weather. Overall, I dig this tent. It's light and bomber.
Date published: 2016-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For mountaineering not backcamping Was planning to go out with my wife for a week long hike on one of the wet parts of the PCT in Oregon. Had bought it and tried to build it in my leaving room. Its fairly easy to assemble - Tent was up in ~15 min (With practice should be faster). I liked the option to set it up from inside. BUT - The rubber strap on the canopy pole got torn.. (Not a good sign for the quality control). But that was what probably saved me - Taking it back to replace the part in Colombia store, they had told me that although it was sold as 4 seasons, it is NOT water resistant. In fact they told me that each year they see few "beginners" like me who return the tent AFTER getting wet. In this aspect I consider myself lucky. Had ordered online the SuperMegaUL 2 instead. Will post a review on it once I'm back... So bottom line. NOT Water resistant. Only for high altitude.
Date published: 2015-06-18
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