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Lightwedge™ 2 DP


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

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  • Weight: - 5 lb. 15 oz. / 2.70 kg. -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - True to Size -
  • Tent Capacity: - 2 -
  • Good For: - Backpacking / Hiking -


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

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  • DryPitch™system allows user to set up a super-light shelter using the tent fly, poles, and footprint.
  • DryPitch™ fly-first pitching lets you set up the tent in the rain and stay dry
  • Hub geometry creates great headroom and a super-stable structure
  • PitchLight Footprint included
  • Industry leading DAC Pressfit™ poles.
  • 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.
  • Large dry entry vestibule with a strong aluminum brow pole provides ample head room
  • Tension Shelf™ provides strength, support for vestibule pole, and 3-D storage
  • Full-size mesh door with dual slider zipper for easy entry and ventilation
  • Superlight 1/4" buckles and webbing reduce tent weight
  • Reflective guy-out loops, starter points and zipper pulls for easy set-up at night
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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


  • Apparel Fit: Equipment
  • Weight Packed: 5 lb. 15 oz. / 2.70 kg.
  • Weight Minimum: 4 lb. 15 oz. / 2.25 kg.
  • Weight Pitch Light: 3 lb. 10 oz. / 1.64 kg.
  • Tent Capacity: 2
  • Number of Poles: 3
  • Number of Doors: 1
  • Number of Vestibules: 1
  • Height Interior: 45" / 114 cm
  • Length Packed: 22 in / 56 cm
  • Diameter Packed: 6 in / 15 cm
  • Tent Floor Area: 31 sq. ft. / 2.9 m2
  • Tent Vestibule Area: 10 sq ft / 0.9 sq m
Tent Pitching Instructions (Download PDF)


Lightwedge™ 2 DP is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Zipper problems & broken clips! The Mountain Hardware Light Wedge 2 DP tent I purchased has been been plagued by three key problems, 1) zipper issues: first the zipper on the fly stopped working and now the zipper on the main tent will no longer close; 2) the plastic clips that attach the body of the tent to the poles break very easily, either when attaching or removing from the poles--four have broken on my tent; 3) the tent stakes, though light, are very weak and bend easily. I am using the tent for field research in South America and it serves as my home for weeks at a time. The tent held up very well in heavy rain and wind (for which it has been great), but the problems with the zippers (of which I keep clean and maintain to the best of my ability) and the broken clips have made it somewhat of a nightmare. I work in an area where the mosquitos swarm in droves at night and there are countless types of poisonous insects and snakes; hence a functioning door is a key. My makeshift door, to replace the one that no longer works, does not keep out all of the insects and I've had a few run-ins with some nasty spiders because of that. Please do not sacrifice function for form: redesign/replace the clips on the tent; find a way to improve the zippers; and include tent stakes that don't bend so easily. If the zippers, clips, and stakes worked as well as they should, I'd give this tent a high rating because it holds up well in the elements, is easy to set up, and the internal shelves are great. However, the persistent problems with different aspects of the tent design are unacceptable for people seeking to do more than occasional camping and for the price of the tent. I've had great experiences with Mt. Hardware gear in the past, but needles to say I am very disappointed with the problems that I've had with this tent.
Date published: 2015-11-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from very bad construction and materials Buy this store and has been used about 10 times. It has always been kept dry and clean. I always care much my camping gear. The windows of the tent fly were detached and they fall and also the tent edges have begun to peel off gradually. Some of the clips holding the poles are broken because they are very fragile. I am very disappointed in this tent. And I have long relied on this brand but now no longer gives me that confidence.
Date published: 2015-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from industry standard This is a classic old school tent with the entrance at the end. Duh! Mine is an older version with two separate poles plus the pre-arched brow pole but the geometry is the same. I use it for single person camping so I have room for my riding gear(motorcyclist) inside out of possible bad weather so for my needs this smallish tent for two suits me perfectly. Easy to set up and stake out. Love the window! I'm 6' and I can cook in the vestibule in the rain, hooray. My issues are: the flat area of the fly above the door collects condensation underneath and with below freezing temps it melts in the morning, if your lucky to have some sun, which then drips in your face as it seeps through the mesh door! Rude! Would a fly vent solve this or a fabric 1/2 door? Also the guy outs for the mid-poles which have Velcro tabs to trap the poles under the fly are seam taped only and not stitched to the fly. They are useless as they pull loose easily which is a shame as the guy outs then only support the fly and not the poles. I don't know if MT Hardwear still use this construction. Overall though a worthy effort.
Date published: 2015-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LightWedge 2 DP I bought this tent to act as a 2 night per week home for me and my dog while working in the mountains of southern Utah. It surpasses my expectations and has been a great new home! Incredibly easy to set up and take down, stands up to the rain and snow, and is very roomy inside. Truly a fantastic tent all around...I will definitely buy another when this one wears out. If you are a wilderness therapist looking for a tent, this is it! Thanks MH!
Date published: 2015-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simplistic Although the lightwedge is supposed to be small you have to expect to be snuggled up in this tent. Gear will go by your feet with very little extra room, this is expected though for such a solid backpacking tent. My favorite feature is that the footprint, tent poles, and the rainfly all attach to one central plastic hub at each corner. The technology on this tent is awesome, setting it up with the quick connect on top is a breeze especially if it's windy or cold. You can basically throw the poles out and they will all be in one big 'X' right away and you simply run around the tent with the 4 quick connects then boom, your done.There is also plenty of pockets inside the tent, above the entrance is a very large pouch for headlamps, sleeping bag covers ect. This tent is everything you'd ever ask for in a 2 person backpacking tent. Lightweight, comfortable, and full of features.
Date published: 2014-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purchased based on friends positive experience A friend used this tent to live in during a 3 month stay in Costa Rica. The sun, rain, sand, rocks and nomadic lifestyle were no problem for this product. I purchased it for use on canoe and mountain bike trips in Florida and the south. I've also used it from Florida to the Rockies. While many components are very light weight, I assume consumers would realize that is what you get when you look at tents for hiking and backpacking. Duh...if you need heavy duty get a different model/style. I've used everything from Army shelter halves, ponchos, lean to's, expedition tents, igloos...etc. each shelter has it's specific strong points and weak points. This tent is Great! As are the jackets, shorts, shirts, parkas, packs and other Mountain Hardware products I've purchased and used for years. Only one other manufacturer comes close, but; I agreed not mention competitors.
Date published: 2014-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This tent has never let me down. While looking at the Lightwedge 2 DP, I realized I have an older version as I bought mine close to 2005. However the Lightwedge 2 has lasted me this whole time and I'm using my tent as a testament to Mountain Hardware's quality and durability when it comes to their products as well as this series. I've easily used this tent close to a hundred times and I still look forward to using it every time I go out. I've had to replace the original stakes due to wear and tear and the only other issue I've had was a slightly bent aluminum pole section which I was able to bend back. This tent is simple, light, durable and fast and easy to put up. I've been through light and heavy rain, wind and snowfall and have never had a drip of water or moisture in the tent. I once let my brother-in-law use it and while everyone he went camping with complained of the 5 degree weather his comment was the tent was too warm. I've convinced three of my buddies to buy the same tent after a camping trip in the desert where my tent was the only one standing due to extremely high winds. My tent still looks brand new and I've had no color fade. I have a very thorough cleaning process after I'm done using it and I never strayed from the manual instructions. Now that I have one 4 yr. old and another on the way I'm only saddened Mountain Hardware doesn't make a family sized tent, something to sleep 6 or 8. Bottom line is you can't go wrong with this tent or Mountain Hardware. I've recently started collecting gear again for backpacking trips and instead of buying a new tent I've decided to bring my Lightwedge 2.
Date published: 2014-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tent Survived a Death Valley Expedition This tent was put to the test on a 10 day expedition in Death Valley - with VERY high winds at night I tied my tent to trees and used every stake I had and then some to cement it into the ground! And it worked! Tent didn't move at all or get blown away for the entire time I was there. This is listed as a 2 person tent but if you are camping with all of your gear, it turns into a 1 person tent. I was thankful to have the tent to myself to be able to sleep comfortably amongst my gear, would have been hard to fit another person .. even if they didn't have gear. Also, the given tent stakes are rather flimsy, would HIGHLY recommend buying an additional set (as I would with any other tent) but this was a must, I bent 3 stakes the first night with out even pushing hard at all... other than that, great tent! cool color that blends in with wooded areas too!
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tent except........ Great tent, very light weight and easy to set up. Both times it was used involved a few days of heavy rain, but stayed dry the entire time. As a previous reviewer mentioned the clips that attach too the poles are flimsy. One clip broke during the second use while setting up. I've had to use MH warranty services before in the past and I'm sure it will not be an issue to get replaced.
Date published: 2014-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Tent This is an awesome tent. Lightweight and durable enough for backpacking trip after backpacking trip. The quality is top notch and the design is flawless. I've owned and used many high quality tents over the years but this one stands out in a big way. This is the quickest and easiest tent I have ever pitched. The dry pitch option is great for pitching the tent in the rain or to shave some weight for minimal weight backpacking trips. The gear loft above the door in the tent is an added bonus. Plus, There are plenty of lashing points to hang gear from the top to dry out wet clothes, etc. I use this tent for myself + gear(75L pack) and it works out beautifully.
Date published: 2014-02-13
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