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Optic™ 2.5

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Summary

For backpackers and campers who appreciate extra square footage and open, airy architecture. The Optic offers a new twist on traditional tents with full-size doors on adjacent sides that zip away to create an open vista. Various tie-backs for the vestibule allow you to customize your view up to 180 degrees. With more space than a standard 2-person tent, the Optic 2.5 easily fits two of you plus whatever else you want to bring along.
$240.00
Style# 1545161
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Features & Specs

  • Weight: - 6 lb. 3 oz. / 2.80 kg. -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - True to Size -
  • Tent Capacity: - 2 -
  • Good For: - Backpacking / Hiking -

Summary

For backpackers and campers who appreciate extra square footage and open, airy architecture. The Optic offers a new twist on traditional tents with full-size doors on adjacent sides that zip away to create an open vista. Various tie-backs for the vestibule allow you to customize your view up to 180 degrees. With more space than a standard 2-person tent, the Optic 2.5 easily fits two of you plus whatever else you want to bring along.

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  • Industry leading DAC Pressfit™ poles
  • Doors on adjoining sides roll back to offer huge view and easy access
  • Two mesh doors with dual-slider zipper for easy entry and exit
  • Dual vestibule design creates a dry entry into tent and room for gear storage
  • Internal pockets help keep you organized
  • Reflective color coded starter tab on the rainfly and canopy make pitching easy
  • Optional rectangular or triangular gear loft stows gear off the floor (sold separately)
  • Optional floor footprint available
  • Guy out line and line tensioners included
  • Imported

Materials

  • Pole Type: Paleria DAC Pressfit™
  • Fabric Fly: 75D Polyester Taffeta 1500mm PU
  • Fabric Canopy: 20D Poly Knit Mesh
  • Fabric Tent Floor: 70D Nylon Taffeta 3000mm PU

Measurements

  • Apparel Fit: Equipment
  • Weight Packed: 6 lb. 3 oz. / 2.80 kg.
  • Weight Minimum: 5 lb. 13 oz. / 2.64 kg.
  • Tent Capacity: 2
  • Number of Poles: 3
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
  • Height Interior: 48" / 122 cm
  • Length Packed: 23 in / 58 cm
  • Diameter Packed: 7 in / 18 cm
  • Tent Floor Area: 37 sq. ft. / 3.4 m2
  • Tent Vestibule Area: 12 sq. ft. 1.1 m2 / 6 sq. ft. 0.5 m2
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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Tent Took this tent to Shenandoah Valley and it worked perfectly. Lightweight and very easy to setup. The side door makes an excellent vestibule to staff shoes, gear etc. The tent was able to acoomodate two people and medium size dog. The side mesh pockets are perfect for stashing gear, i.e. headlamp, that you need easy access to. I would definitely recommend this tent. October 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Optic 2.5 Excellent tent, used for only me - plenty of room. This tent is everything they said it would be: light weight, compact, easy setup and functional. The footprint for this two-man tent is bigger because of the large fly that extends over the tent creating the dome. But this area is used for storage of gear. Part-time/weekender camper September 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Recommend This is a best tent for star gazing. I love it. August 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Two Person Car Camping Tent Out There I'm a wildlife field tech that annually spends over a 1/3 of the year sleeping in tents.This is the perfect tent for car camping and short (under 2 miles) hikes in. The views are amazing, it's palatial in size, it's made of very durable materials, and every piece is over engineered like you would expect from MH. It's the most livable 2p tent I've seen. All these goodies do result in a ~6lbs weight, so a ultralight tent is still needed for the backcountry. February 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by A Great Purchase We had purchased the tent prior to the Memorial Day Weekend for our teenage son. As foretasted the rain began. Right out of the box the tent was assembled with ease in minutes. The fly and tent combination prevented any precipitation from entering the living area of the tent. Our son and his friend fit comfortably inside including a full size air mattress. The tent is accurately designated as a 3 season tent, and the 2.5 sizing is also accurate. This will be a great summer time backpacking tent and look forward to it's use. We'll be purchasing the 3.5 for the boy as he is growing and will need a little more room for the travel training, car camping trips. January 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Night cap We were camping in the Ca. Redwoods on out second night in the tent (sets up in no time) had wicked downpour and stayed completely dry...wow what a great tent. September 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful Tent As described this is a great go to tent, My wife and I went on a two day camping trip and it rained about 80% of the time approx. 3 inches of rain fell in 50 hours, and the only dry place in our camp was this tent, great product will continue to purchase your products because they work, thanks July 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Tent for 2 + Backpacks I've gotten around to use this tent 3 times last summer / fall. Temperatures ranged from 50F-85F in NJ/NY. We've never had more than 2 people in the tent, which we fit in perfectly + extra room for about 3-4 packs around the feet and the sides. (we're both under 5'7 and under 165 lbs. Storage on the sides are great, large pockets along the corners and sides for cell phones, flashlights, knives, wallets, etc. I got the accompanying Optic 2.5 footprint, and that fit perfectly, and also can be rolled up and put into the sack that the tent comes with. I also bought the Mountain Hardwear Rectangular Gear Loft and it doesn't fit. When you connect the latches on each corner, the loft hangs so low that it's awkward and things hang way too low. It just doesn't fit and mountain hardwear did not mention which tent that item is compatible with. Without the gear loft, the tent is still AMAZING. Setup is so easy, I set this up alone, in 5 minutes flat and I can probably do it quicker now. This is largely due to the caribiner style clip that connects the intersection of the 2 main poles. Can't get any more simple than this. The view... is amazing. If you buy this tent you'll have the most unique, lightweight (fairly lightweight if you're not backpacking) and high quality tent of all the people around you. March 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Two-Man Tent I took this tent camping over Thanksgiving (finally). It was the perfect size, very cozy without feeling small and warm (temps were in the 20s). My camping buddy and I had plenty of room for our sleeping bags, pads, and gear. Also, the mesh door stood up to kitty pawing so I say it's pretty sturdy as well. Definitely a good piece of gear to have. December 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best for Car Camping & Short Backpack Trips I bought the Optic 2.5 primarily as a car camping tent, although I did just take it on a backpacking trip. I can't say enough about the design - it's really cool. Setup is a breeze. I took it backpacking because my partner was really tall, so I needed the room. It's super-roomy for 2 people and there's enough room for plenty of gear inside. The vestibules would handle the packs in case of rain. Th at said, I consider it too heavy & bulky for extended backpacking trips, unless you were going to one loc at ion and staying awhile. Obviously, MHW makes lighter tents for lightweight backpacking. I think it's best use is as a car camping tent. Nice price and color, too. September 3, 2014
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