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Tangent™ 2


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Expedition strength in three-season weight. Perfect for shorter expeditions and for climbers who prefer the breathability of a double-walled tent but the weight a single-walled tent. The Tangent Tent can withstand significant wind and snow loads by utilizing the Trident Corner—a unique design that adds strength and integrity to the tent architecture with only an incremental weight increase.
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  • Weight: - 5 lb. 15 oz. / 2.68 kg. -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - Fits Slightly Small -
  • Tent Capacity: - 2 -
  • Good For: - Alpine Climbing -


Expedition strength in three-season weight. Perfect for shorter expeditions and for climbers who prefer the breathability of a double-walled tent but the weight a single-walled tent. The Tangent Tent can withstand significant wind and snow loads by utilizing the Trident Corner—a unique design that adds strength and integrity to the tent architecture with only an incremental weight increase.


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  • Industry leading DAC Featherlight NSL® poles
  • The Trident corners provide incredible strength and internior storage space
  • Direct Connection point secures tent body, frame and fly at each guy out point for a solid connection between all three components
  • Guaranteed watertight construction with fully taped fly, taped 'bathtub floor' construction, welded corners and welded guy clip anchors. Rain room tested.
  • Mesh vents at roof and doors for high / low ventilation
  • Reflective color coded starter tab on the rainfly and canopy make pitching easy
  • Internal pockets help keep you organized
  • Reflective guy-out loops and zipper pulls are easy to see at night
  • 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


  • Pole Type: Paleria DAC Pressfit™
  • Fabric Fly: 40D Nylon Ripstop 1500mm Ester Type PU/SIL FR (Tent)
  • Fabric Canopy: 40D Nylon 238T Ripstop FR DWR (Tent)
  • Fabric Tent Floor: 70D Nylon 190T Taffeta 10000mm Ether Type PU FR (Tent)


  • Apparel Fit: Equipment
  • Weight Packed: 5 lb. 15 oz. / 2.68 kg.
  • Weight Minimum: 5 lb. 9 oz. / 2.51 kg.
  • Tent Capacity: 2
  • Number of Poles: 3
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
  • Height Interior: 39" / 99 cm
  • Length Packed: 22 in / 56 cm
  • Diameter Packed: 7 in / 18 cm
  • Tent Floor Area: 29 sq. ft. / 2.7 m2
  • Tent Vestibule Area: 10 sq. ft. 1.0 m2 / 10 sq. ft. 1.0 m2
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Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tangent 2 too fussy This tent is nothing short of a disappointment compared to the no longer made Spire 2 or for that matter the Annapurna. Warranty gave me credit on a return of the Spire 2 when the fly delaminated and the zipper failed. This tent seemed closest. Unfortunately it is nearly a pound heavier and 2 inches narrower in width. The carabiner clips attached to the body of the tent are almost impossible to open up with bare hands. I can only imagine what it will be like with mittens. The Trident Corner poles create unneeded bulk when they are put in a backpack. Instead of dealing with one pole on each corner you now have three. This comes along with 2 sliders, one "fast tex like" clip, a snap link and a short piece of nylon to which it is attached. Multiple this by 4 and there are too many attachments to deal with in winter's wind, rain and cold. In addition, the trident corner makes it impossible to slide the pole out without undoing all of the plastic carabiners. No thought was given to quick pitching or taking down in bad weather. For some reason they also decided to leave off a screen door. There are screened vents at the top and bottom of either door between 3 and 4 1/2 inches wide. Could they have not put a full screen on at least one door? considering the great tents that MH has produced in the past I think they need to go back to the design room with this one. September 4, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Disappointed I bought this tent this winter. My first disappointment was that the attachment hardware was different than shown in the MHW photos. Instead of clips on the tent body, there are odd carabiners which are extremely difficult to thread through the fly loops and then to remove later - especially in the cold with gloves on. I called MHW, and they said that the photos with the clips were probably of a prototype. This is the same erroneous photo that all of the vendors display. Here are some other observations: - I knew that the tent would be narrow, but it becomes even more narrow after it is set up. That's because the tent body is not very taught, so the sides flap inwards, thus coating your bag with condensation. - I know that the tent is meant for colder weather, but I just used it during two days of rain. A LOT of condensation built up inside the tent because there is no way to vent the fly without letting rain or snow into the vestibules. Most winter tents have a way to vent the fly, but this one does not. - The corner pull-outs are exposed outside of the fly and they collected water on the inside, even though they are sealed. I think pitching the floor tightly might open up some seams, which are then exposed to the outside rain. - The fly leaked at each edge of the top ridge pole. These drips came down on the tent doors. So I am returning the Tangent 2 and going back to the REI Arete 2, which they have just recently re-issued. I had one which I loved, but the seams were poorly sewn. When I returned it, the model was no longer available. But now it is! February 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tickled by the Tangent Given that a great deal of my mountain experiences are solo, I was looking for a 4 season tent that was bombproof, lighter in weight than what is the norm, something that could be used above or below timberline, winter or spring, without the condensation buildup of a single wall. It had to be visible and could be pitched reasonably in crazy conditions. I took a chance on the Tangent 2 with its unique pole system ( always nervous with "unique" applications). Regardless, this tent pitches, crazy quick. It's footprint can easily set on narrow land features, or simply when you have to level a platform there us less area to work. I found it quite stable in winds with additional snow loading. Materials and quality are good, and one point that although may not seem important, is the tent environment is light and bright, so when tent bound for multiple days, your not trapped in a dark, gloomy environ. With two people in the tent, the vestibules are absolute. That makes it a great 1 person and gear palace. I am also a fan of snow flaps on my vestibules as an option. Given it all, this is a great little tent. November 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tangent 2 Have had this tent almost a year now and used it on Mount Baker, Shuksan, Hood, Jefferson, Adams, and a few camp grounds in between. Spent 12 consecutive days in this tent with my climbing partner. The Good: On Mount Baker this tent stood up to 45-50 mph hour winds with gusts easily into the 60's with minimal flex from the side without being fully guyed out (although the center cross pole wanted to dip down on the windward side). It has kept us dry through numerous flash flood type down pours of rain. It's super light in the backpack. With the vents open there is much less condensation in the tent overall. I stand at 6'2" tall and I fit in it with room to spare with my climbing partner/girlfriend who is 5'2". The Bad: the waterproofing at the 4 corners of the tub seems to have already worn out after 7 nights of use. Or this is a site of high condensation in this tent. After about the 4th use on snow the floor seemed to get much more condensation than previously and the tub gets condensation all around. This condensation occurs even with then fully vented or the door part way open. All in all being said I have always woken up dry, the condensation is not enough to have any affect on my phantom 15 bag or the girlfriends phantasia 15 bag. This is an awesome tent and my favorite choice for 1-3 night trips with a partner or without. I would recommend this to anyone. On my last trip my guide (who was using a Direkt 2) eyeing my tent after a night of flash flooding left him rather damp and I emerged high and dry. Love the tent this thing is bomber! September 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic Tent Excellent tent. First use was on Mount Rainier. Weather deteriorated through the night with sustained winds at 40-45 MPH, gusting somewhere between 60-70 MPH in open terrain. Tent kept my son and I dry and protected. Incredibly durable and tough. Performed like one would expect an expedition tent to perform. Highly recommended. May 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best mountaineering tent for solo trips For the past 25 years I have been looking for the perfect solo mountaineering tent. This is it. In the past I have had over a dozen tents that I have used for mountaineering and snow camping. Most recently I had two tents. A Trango 2 for mountaineering, and a REI Cirque for snow camping. This tent takes the best qualities of both those tents and put them into one. Most notably a robust mountaineering tent with two side doors that weighs in under 6lbs. To test this tent out I took it up snow camping at 6000' on Mt Hood in bad weather. It was 32F-25F with 40mph winds gusting to 60mph. I setup the tent and built a wall to deflect the wind over the tent as much as possible (see pictures). The tent setup easily in high winds. I am 5'10" and there was a lot of headroom. I was able to get myself and all of my gear inside the tent. It could fit two people comfortably, but it's not as roomy as the Trango 2. The tent was rock solid through the night. Even though the snow eventually drifted and buried the leeward side of the tent almost half way it was comfortable and not even too noisy inside. I had a tiny bit of frost on the inside of the tent in the morning, but since I couldn't open the bottom vents due to blowing snow and the snow almost completely buried my fly cutting down airflow, it was better than I expected. From the morning pictures you can see that it was a windy night. There was lots of rime ice built up on the windward side. My summary would be that if you are looking for a lightweight bomber solo luxury tent, this is it! It also would work great for two people for shorter trips. If you will be living in it for weeks with 2 people I would go for a Trango 2. March 31, 2014
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