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EV™ 2


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The perfect balance of space, strength and compactness in single-walled expedition tents. Built to endure the extreme conditions of high-altitude expeditions, the EV2 is strengthened and stabilized by Mountain Hardwear’s Evolution Tension Arch™. Integrated vestibule provides adjoining storage and food-prep area outside of main living space.
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  • Weight: - 5 lb. 4 oz. / 2.37 kg. -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - -
  • Tent Capacity: - 2 -
  • Good For: - Alpine Climbing -


The perfect balance of space, strength and compactness in single-walled expedition tents. Built to endure the extreme conditions of high-altitude expeditions, the EV2 is strengthened and stabilized by Mountain Hardwear’s Evolution Tension Arch™. Integrated vestibule provides adjoining storage and food-prep area outside of main living space.


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  • Industry leading DAC Featherlight NSL® poles
  • Proprietary Evolution Tension Arch™ stabilizes tent using fewer poles
  • Designed with 'integrated vestibule' to allow space for boots and other items near door while still maintaining living space
  • 5 welded adjustable zippered vents with mesh and canopy panels allows versatile ventilation options
  • SVX windows for a brighter interior and visibility of exterior conditions
  • Color coded webbing at stake out points for easy pole set up
  • Multiple guy out points with self-equalizing guy out anchors on side walls
  • Welded zipper flaps and watertight door zipper construction
  • Watertight snow port in floor allows an exit point for accumulated frost/snow
  • Reflective guy-out loops and zipper pulls are easy to see at night
  • Gear can be stored off the floor using internal mesh pockets or an accessory gear loft (sold separately)
  • Optional triangular gear loft stows gear off the floor (sold separately)
  • Optional floor footprint available
  • Guy out line and line tensioners included
  • Imported


  • Pole Type: Paleria 'DAC Featherlight™ NSL
  • Fabric Fly: 70D Nylon 190T Taffeta 10000mm Ether Type PU
  • Fabric Canopy: 30D Nylon Ripstop 1200mm PU
  • Fabric Tent Floor: 70D Nylon 190T Taffeta 10000mm Ether Type PU FR (Tent)


  • Apparel Fit: Equipment
  • Weight Packed: 5 lb. 4 oz. / 2.37 kg.
  • Weight Minimum: 4 lb. 10 oz. / 2.10 kg.
  • Tent Capacity: 2
  • Number of Poles: 3
  • Number of Doors: 1
  • Number of Vestibules: 0
  • Height Interior: 41" / 104 cm
  • Length Packed: 18 in / 46 cm
  • Diameter Packed: 6 in / 15 cm
  • Tent Floor Area: 33 sq. ft. / 3.1 m2
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EV™ 2 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great WINTER tent Great tent for mountaineering and cold weather camping. I live in Alaska and its great all winter. It was designed for winter, if you use during the summer I imagine you would be disappointed.
Date published: 2016-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little tent. Love the toughness and lightweight design of this tent. When I first got this tent pitched I was concerned it was not going to be nearly as windproof as expected. However, when I added two guy lines front and rear it was all I expected and more. Nice how easy it is to clip additional guys to the tent's pole brackets. Appreciate the bright and light interior. Couple of downsides. Comes with stakes that will not work in most snow conditions. For a high-end mountaineering tent like this it seems reasonable to expect it to come with real snow stakes. Love Mountain Hardware products. Especially have appreciated the low-key use of the MH logo; small and discrete for the most part. Certainly not the case with the EV2. Too big, too many. I do appreciate that this tent is designed for use at high elevations and in cold weather. That said, and knowing that venting is important in a single wall tent, it would be nice if the entry could be left open during those nights, often encountered on approach hikes, when you are hit with sloppy wet snow or even rain. As designed, the door simply can not be used as a vent in such situations.
Date published: 2015-11-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sacry night on the mountian top Purchased an EV2 for a trip to top Mount Washington (I know the mountains reputation). I didn't care because I had an EV2. Well, it didn't snow. The storm that caught me and my brother on top of Mt Liberty was a 40-50 mph 35 degree rain storm for 7 hours. Tent handled the cold and the wind, but was an epic failure with the rain. The tent is NOT waterproof !! I never heard of such a thing. See my photos. If it wasn't for the small tarp I carried (which I put over the tent), and having a Wraith Sleeping bag, this trip could have ended badly. I will be calling CS Monday.
Date published: 2015-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handles the wind I used the EV2 on a recent trip to Mt. Rainier for the first time last week. We made camp at Ingraham Flats just as the sun was going down and the wind was picking up. Even though other tents around me were being nearly blown over and flapping around all night, the EV2 was rock solid and kept me warm and safe.
Date published: 2015-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not as wet as people say. I live and hunt on Kodiak Island, AK and weather gets rough here, so I was looking for a tent to stand up to aggressive weather, no matter what. I'd used a MH Annapurna for years, but it's heavy and takes a while to set up in the dark, wind and rain. I'd read all the reviews about this tent being wet with condensation and just miserable to be in unless you're in sub-zero and high wind. It wasn't that bad. I used it all year long from late summer, through winter and it never "rained" inside the tent like you see on a couple of the YouTube reviews of the tent. This is a mountaineering tent and in that regard I'm sure it's perfect. But for lower elevation backpacking and hunting, it does really well too. I'm not a minimalist and chose the tent for weight, pack size and ease of set up. And for each of those, the tent is excellent. The tent is up in a couple minutes and I can throw everything inside to stay dry while I'm setting it up in rain or snow. Two poles, and it's up. For the moisture, even in warm temps with 100% humidity and rain/fog, it was manageable with a small camp rag to wipe down if it got bad. The key is ventilation. Set the tent up with the front vents right into the wind to keep airflow going. I also made longer struts for the vents to hold them open further than MH designed. With proper set up and working with the vents, the tent is dry enough for me to be comfortable in. My Annapurna, which is a double wall, got condensation in it too and this tent isn't significantly worse. Some condensation on the walls, but my gear wasn't soggy or wet. But if you must have bone dry conditions, this tent isn't for you. It's a compromise. I'm a big guy, and I think the tent is a perfect one-man shelter when carrying a load of gear, a hunting weapon and when you may be stuck in shelter for a day or two due to weather and tent becomes home. I'd love to have a vestibule on it, but I get by without it. For me, the ease of set up under harsh conditions, weight and strength all outweigh the bit of moisture I get inside. It's a niche tent for sure, but used properly the moisture isn't detrimental.
Date published: 2015-03-14
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