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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
product.components.activity Backpacking / Hiking


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Features & Specs

  • Weight: - 5 lb. 11 oz. / 2.56 kg. -
  • Fit: - 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


Drifter™ 2 DP 3.5 5 8 8
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
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
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
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
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
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
Decent 2 person tent This tent is fairly easy to setup with just two poles that are attached. It is also pretty modular with different options for fly, ground tarp and tent combinations. The connector at the corners has a clip for the ground tarp and a buckle for the fly along with a hole for the tent poles. Everything fits together nicely, though I would worry that the plastic solution may not be beefy enough for extended abuse. Also note that the width of the tent is pretty small making it fairly cozy for two larger people. April 18, 2013
good basic tent This is a perfect 2 man tent for many uses. Holds up in the rain. Easy set up. Vestibules big enough for your gear. April 1, 2013
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