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Direkt™ 2

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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™.
$550.00
Style# 1541261
product.components.activity: Alpine Climbing

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Features & Specs

  • Weight: - 3 lb. 5 oz. / 1.49 kg. -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - Fits Slightly Small -
  • Tent Capacity: - 2 -
  • Good For: - Alpine Climbing -

Summary

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

Materials

  • 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

Measurements

  • 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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Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. September 6, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by 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. August 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 June 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. April 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. March 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. June 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super lightweight! This tent is even lighter than you might think! When I received it I was really impressed. I tried to set it up at home before the trip because I've read reviews that it might be tricky. Okay, it is tricky, but all you need is practice. First time it took me about 20-30 minutes, but now (after only 3 uses) I can do it in less than 10 minutes. The room inside is for two persons, not more. If you're alone than you will be able to fit everything inside. Because it is single walled the condensation might be a problem for you. I leave the vents open, but still have moisture on the walls in the morning. I have warm Ultralamina 0 sleeping bag so I don't care too much about moisture. The material of the floor of the tent is super thin, so I would not recommend putting it on the ground. Winter camping is the best use of this tent (however even in this case I recommend buying footprint). Overall this tent is super awesome for light backpacking. March 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great bare bones shelter Love this tent. Used a couple times on Shasta and down in eastern Sierras ice climbing. It weighs almost nothing and packs unbelievably small. I scoured the internet reading reviews on all different products and I decided on the Direkt 2. Its not perfect but the pros far out weigh the cons. Its really easy and fast to put up, even in wind. I am 5'9 and I fit with room to spare. I usually only use for myself and there hasn't been any problems for me and my gear. 2 people, especially taller than me, will be cramped a bit. But for a single person shelter its a no brainer, I mean it weighs about a pound more than some of the bivy sacks out there. No ventilation problems of note There is a tiny pocket, but its so small that doesn't have any real use. Great tent. I just ordered the vestibule, can't wait to try it out. February 24, 2014
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