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Drifter™ 2 DP


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A compact, easy-pitching shelter with the versatility of our DryPitch™ set-up. A spacious backpacking tent for two. DryPitch technology lets users pitch the tent three ways: fly only, canopy only or a complete tent.

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  • Weight: - 5 lb. 11 oz. / 2.56 kg. -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - True to Size -
  • Tent Capacity: - 2 -
  • Good For: - Backpacking / Hiking -


A compact, easy-pitching shelter with the versatility of our DryPitch™ set-up. A spacious backpacking tent for two. DryPitch technology lets users pitch the tent three ways: fly only, canopy only or a complete tent.

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  • DryPitch™ fly-first pitching lets you set up the tent in the rain and stay dry
  • Industry leading DAC Pressfit™ poles.
  • Footprint included
  • DryPitch™system allows user to set up a super-light shelter using the tent fly, poles, and footprint.
  • Guaranteed watertight construction with fully taped fly, taped perimeter seam, welded corners and welded guy clip anchors. Rain room tested with 1200" of rain in 24 hours.
  • Gear loft (included) provides convenient storage
  • Two mesh/canopy doors with dual-slider zipper for easy entry and exit
  • Reflective guy-out loops, starter point and zipper pulls for easy set-up at night
  • Mesh storage pockets
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  • Pole Type: Paleria DAC Pressfit™
  • Fabric Fly: 75D Polyester Taffeta 1500mm PU
  • Fabric Canopy: 68D Polyester Ripstop DWR
  • Fabric Tent Floor: 70D Nylon Taffeta 3000mm PU


  • Weight Packed: 5 lb. 11 oz. / 2.56 kg.
  • Weight Minimum: 4 lb. 12 oz. / 2.15 kg.
  • Weight Pitch Light: 3 lb. 4 oz. / 1.46 kg.
  • Tent Capacity: 2
  • Number of Poles: 2
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
  • Height Interior: 45" / 114 cm
  • Length Packed: 25 in / 64 cm
  • Diameter Packed: 7 in / 18 cm
  • Tent Floor Area: 32 sq. ft. / 3.0 m2
  • Tent Vestibule Area: 10 sq. ft. 0.9 m2 / 10 sq. ft. 0.9 m2
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Drifter™ 2 DP is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great three season tent. I've had this tent for two seasons now and I'm impressed each time I use it. It is super easy to set up, has multiple cinfigurations, and is very well built. Plenty of room for myself (6'2" 220lb) and another person. Waterproofing is excellent, I've woken up in literal inches of water in a torrential downpour and the floor has never leaked. The only gripe I have is that a fair amount of condensation does build up on the inside of the fly with two sleepers. Definitely a great purchase, wish there was a solo version.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tent I purchased this tent to take on a 7 day trek of the West Coast Trail in Canada. We experienced some extremely wet conditions and the dry pitch worked exceedingly well. I was able to setup the footprint and rain fly first while keeping the tent dry in my backpack. Then I setup the tent while under the fly. The tent stayed dry and so did I. The poles are very durable and light and setting up the tent was quite fast and doesn't require two people. This tent performed very well in some pretty poor weather conditions.
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Drifter 2 DP I purchased this tent over a year ago and have since used it on two camping and backpacking trips of 6 and 9 days duration, respectively, in very wet conditions. The main thing I want my tent to do is to keep me dry, and the Drifter 2 DP has done this admirably. I have not had a single drop of rain penetrate the tent in even the hardest downpours. For backpacking purposes, this is not the lightest tent around, but it's 13 ounces lighter than my previous backpacking tent, so that's an improvement. I find one-man tents to be too confining for my tastes, so I went with the Drifter 2 and have found it to be very spacious for my needs. I can spread gear out all over the tent and still have plenty of room for my sleeping bag and full size pad. I can also sit upright in the middle of this tent without bumping into the fabric (I'm 5'11'') and that's very nice, too. The dual doors and dual vestibules are very nice to have as well. The vestibule is big enough to cover my big (84-liter) pack when it's laying flat beside the tent, and then I can use the other side for ingress and egress. All-in-all, a very nice setup. Despite all the rain, I haven't had to do a dry-pitch yet. It seems like that might take a little practice to avoid getting the main body of the tent wet, but it would definitely be better than having to pitch the tent first and then cover it with the fly. My only (minor) complaint with this tent is the attachment points for the fly. I find them a bit difficult to snap into place, particularly with cold or wet fingers, but once they're snapped in, they stay put. I bought a Drifter 3 for my daughter a few years back and it is also a very nice tent, perfect for two people to share on a backpacking trip, and as many as three or maybe even 4 in a pinch. I'd love to see MH come out with a 1.5-person version of this tent (with the same headroom and at least one vestibule the same size), but the Drifter 2 is working great for me. If you're looking for a really lightweight tent, though, you'll want to consider other options and probably spend more money.
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alaskan Camper The Drifter 2 is just right for my needs here in Ak. It's very warm dry and light enough to pack.The pole system is very quick and easy to set up.Great tent for the money!
Date published: 2015-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kept us dry!! It rained every day on our Alaska float trip. This tent kept us dry through to the end. Easy setup, takedown and storing. Two years, at roughly 30 nights/ year, in this tent and I will buy another when it comes time.
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Value without a lot of weight I am 6'6" and was looking for a shelter big enough for me and my gear to explore the Cascades and Coast ranges in my beloved PNW. Drifter 2DP fit my requirements. After a 1/2 dozen nights in various climate conditions I feel my experience qualifies the following : PROS: Great build quality. Easy to pitch/strike. Dry in heavy rain. Warm for a 3 season shelter. A lot of tent for the weight/money. Vestibules are great dry storage areas. Design/engineering is very obviously well thought-out and executed, and that makes for durability and ease of use. CONS: A bit narrow for a person my size and a second, unless the second person is family or a person you don't mind close physical proximity (sharing a 2 person tent pretty much implies the above anyway). Tent floor and footprint "spots" from wet areas, but does not leak through - spots disappear when hanging to dry. Mild condensation buildup, especially with two people, but not to the extent of getting bags/gear wet. I used this tent in weather ranging from all night and day deluge, to lakeside camping at -25 degrees C and felt consistently comfortable and dry. Extremely good value for an entry-level item. Since I am a larger size person, and not a technical climber/mountaineer, the small amount of extra weight is insignificant for my backpacking needs.
Date published: 2015-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this tent I rented this tent last year, and it rained, and rained and rained! I stayed absolutely dry. I decide right then, that is the next tent I buy. Little heavy for backpacking, but if there is a chance of rain...Im hauling it! I'll hammock the other times. Got it for Christmas, and I took it out this weekend. STRONG wind. Stayed cozy. Good job guys.
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fit, Great extras I recently bought the dp2 to be a car camping tent for my girlfriend and I. We were using my lightpath2 before and found it to be a tight fit. The DP2 was roomy and breathe-able while still keeping the heat in. When I opened the box i was pleasantly surprised to find the tent came with a footprint. The new pole design with the plastic clip and swivel (Don't know the correct techy terms) was simple and strong. The tent is on the heavy side and doesn't pack too small so i wouldn't use it for a backpacking tent, but for quick trips to the forest or the desert this is my new favorite shelter.
Date published: 2014-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Excellent tent for all weather conditions and very durable. I have been using the drifter 2 for three years of hard use and haven't had any problems with leakage or breaking. The 2 person rating of this tent is a little ambitious, it would be a tight fit for two but excellent space for one camper.
Date published: 2013-09-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product is really bad The bottom gets wet from the ground. The tent was dripping wet on the inside. There is no way to open the tent without water pouring inside. There is to many pieces to snap together or break. I am sending this tent back.
Date published: 2013-08-08
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