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Drifter™ 2 DP




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.
$175.90 $235.00
Style# 1511021
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Features & Specs

  • Weight: - 5 lb. 11 oz. / 2.56 kg. -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - Fits Slightly Small -
  • 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
  • Imported


  • 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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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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! May 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. March 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. March 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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. January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. March 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. September 18, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by 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. August 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by A heavier backpacking tent but its worth it for the features. Very high quality material, the tent is a little heavy for backpacking but its worth the extra load for all the room you have inside for two people. The double doors and double vestibules makes this tent much higher on my list compared to the other 2 person tents and it's comfortable even when sleeping with someone you don't want to sleep next to. I went through a thunderstorm in this and there was no moisture in the tent and it held very strong against the winds that night. August 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by 2 man Drifter OK for Me! I purchased this tent sold on the dry pitch , light pitch and waterproof guarantee. I also made a confident purchase knowing there is the mountain hardware lifetime guarantee . This tent is good for me an average sized female + 1. My only problem is the condensation buildup inside. Yes it is dry until your sleeping bag or anything else touches the walls of the tent and then theres mega condensation happening. The first night I used it at Berglake, temp of 0 to -1 and light rain. I woke up with cold feet because my sleeping bag was wet on the foot area. My sleeping bag was also wet on the top part where my head obviously touched, which also got my sleeping pad wet! Anyway I survived and am confident there is a solution to this condensation issue. I am thinking about selling this tent to get a lighter one it is too heavy to take backpacking and we have to much technology now for this to be ok (for me ) The Zipper always catches the material on the fly- kind of annoying, and my tent pegs bent when I applied light pressure with my foot to peg it in the ground, it should stand this because who brings a rubber mallet 21 Km into the woods, seriously ! Happy Camping! May 31, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by 2 problems with the drifter I didn't feel I could trust the ball - in - socket tent pole end attachment - and also the hooky grabber fly nylon deal look like something I would break under adverse conditions. The other reason I sent the tent back is that I am a tall person and there is no guy line attachment point for the fly at either the head or the foot. Thanks for refunding my purchase price though. chas May 19, 2013
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