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Trango™ 2 Tent


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First introduced in 1995, Trangos have become standard issue for mountaineering expeditions year-round. Teardrop-shaped front and rear doors conveniently tuck away, welded loops for securing the fly and a bathtub-style floor for better weather protection.
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Features & Specs

  • Weight: - 9 lb. 13 oz. / 4.44 kg. -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - Fits Slightly Large -
  • Tent Capacity: - 2 -
  • Good For: - Alpine Climbing -


First introduced in 1995, Trangos have become standard issue for mountaineering expeditions year-round. Teardrop-shaped front and rear doors conveniently tuck away, welded loops for securing the fly and a bathtub-style floor for better weather protection.


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  • Industry leading DAC Featherlight™ NSL poles
  • Direct Connection point secures tent body, frame and fly at each guy out point for a solid connection between all three components
  • Large dry entry vestibules with brow pole provide ample headroom and room for gear storage
  • 2 dual canopy and mesh doors
  • Snow flaps on front vestibule seal out spindrift
  • Guaranteed watertight construction with fully taped fly, taped 'bathtub floor' construction, welded corners and welded guy clip anchors Rain room tested
  • Internal Tension Shelves provides strength, support for vestibule pole, and 3-D storage
  • Mesh and canopy zippered thru-vent allows ventilation and view through the fly window
  • SVX windows for a brighter interior and visibility of exterior conditions
  • Bartacks color code webbing at stake out points for easy pole set up
  • Gear can be stored off the floor using internal mesh pockets or an accessory gear loft (sold separately)
  • Multiple guy out points with self-equalizing guy out anchors on side walls
  • Loops for internal guy system
  • Reflective color coded starter tab on the rainfly and canopy make pitching easy
  • Reflective guy-out loops and zipper pulls are easy to see at night
  • Pitch Light configuration allows user to set up a superlight shelter using only the tent fly, poles and footprint (sold separately)
  • Optional rectangular or triangular gear loft stows gear off the floor (sold separately)
  • Optional floor footprint available
  • Guy out line and line tensioners included


  • Pole Type: Paleria 'DAC Featherlight™ NSL
  • Fabric Fly: 70D Nylon Taffeta 1500mm PU/SIL
  • Fabric Canopy: 40D Nylon 238T Ripstop FR DWR (Tent)
  • Fabric Tent Floor: 70D Nylon 190T Taffeta 10000mm Ether Type PU FR (Tent)


  • Weight Packed: 9 lb 13 oz / 4.44 kg
  • Weight Minimum: 8 lb 15 oz / 4.03 kg
  • Weight Pitch Light: 6 lb 7 oz / 2.92 kg
  • Tent Capacity: 2
  • Number of Poles: 5
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
  • Height Interior: 38" / 97 cm
  • Tent Floor Area: 40 sq. ft. / 3.7 m2
  • Tent Vestibule 1 Area: 12 sq ft / 1.1 sq m
  • Tent Packed Size: 24 in x 8 in / 61 cm x 20 cm
Tent Pitching Instructions (Download PDF)


Trango™ 2 Tent is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tent in Cold Heavy Wind This is the tent you want for Heavy wind and cold weather!! Not only is it warm but can stand up to wind that is heavy enough to be scary. In Iceland the rental car companies warn you about wind taking a door half off and that is the type of wind this tent held up in. I did beef up the stakes in that wind.
Date published: 2018-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well constructed and thought out design I love the versatility of this product. It has a great design, the fabrics are durable, and there are several ways to make this tent work the way you want it to. There is plenty of room inside. It is great for two people with a lot of gear or three people with minimal gear. I am excited to use this at higher altitudes!
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ev3 to trango 2 Writing this review of the Trango 2 following a warranty return on the ev3. My initial impression is this tent comes with a lot of utility; especially when it comes to cold temps and wind. I'm hoping it will do well in the Alaska Alpine which it's single walled cousin, the ev3 could not come close even following its advertisement on other outdoor website. I thought the trango 2 has a lot of room and the vestibule is a awesome for wet boots and cooking. Plenty of storage and the floor seam is nice and high. Here's hoping to a dry sleeping bag this fall!
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best. Tent. Ever. In short, this is the best winter/expedition tent I could find. I absolutely love it! Here are the things I LIKE about it: • The Trangos have 5 interior gear loops to hang stuff on. This is plenty. • The Trangos have excellent interior pockets for storage both on the tent sides and ceiling. • Although I have not been a past fan of “bent-pole” tents, the thee bent brow-poles on this tent seem strong and just fine. • I love the ceiling and front vestibule windows. • The tent is a great color and has a classy design. • The tent materials feel and seem solid, durable, and of quality. The overall design and many little features of the tent are well thought-out (e.g., rain fly clips and tensioners are of high quality, reinforced guy points on fly and tent body, strategic clips and zippers, etc.). • Love the two door entries, which is common and standard amongst many expedition tents. • Mountain Hardwear is known for their stellar customer service. Here were my less favorite features (in order of severity), but some of these are super picky and none of these are “fatal” to what is an otherwise wonderful expedition tent: • My biggest complaint, which only applies to the Trango 2, is that the interior height/clearance is just WAY too low for anyone of large stature to use. I am 6’-2” and nearly 200 pounds. I CANNOT sit up ANYWHERE in the tent without my head poking through the ceiling. The peak interior height of the Trango 2 is listed and measured as 38”. This is incredibly unfortunate as the other dimensions of the Trango 2 are just fine for two people. I would hate to spend more than 1 night in the Trango 2 unless you are a professional horse jockey. I noticed that other reviewers had made the same observation. The thought of somehow using a gear loft in a low ceiling such as this is laughable. This issue forced me to purchase the Trango 3 which is wonderfully spacious for 2 people and has an excellent specified interior height of 45” (although I measured 48” unstaked). The Trango 3 is only about a pound or so heavier than the Trango 2, so for a nice roomy winter/expedition tent of this type, I felt that this was acceptable. • The Trango tents are indeed a little heavy, but it is all part of a durable mountain tent, and they really are not that much heavier than any other comparable tent out there. Weight seems to be the chief complaint amongst other reviewers, but unless you are comparing to a totally different product that is less “bomber”, I think it just not that big of a deal. • The dimensions of the Trango are fine, but the length is measured at the corners and the middle of the tent tends to come in a bit and be somewhat shorter, especially when not staked out. For example, the length of the Trangos is specified to be 92”. But I measure between 83” and 88” in the middle. • The teardrop doors are nice, but a little different from other tents as they roll up and tuck away at the top as opposed to the side. The doors are a little cumbersome since the mesh and nylon doors are two separate/distinct zippered systems. So you have to open both usually. • It is not uncommon to feel that a 4-person tent is only for 3 people; a 3-person tent is really only for 2 people; and so on. Although the Trangos are a little more roomy than a similarly-rated summer tent, I would argue this rule of thumb still applies. The only way to get 3 sleeping pads in the Trango 3 is by using 20” wide pads (25” or larger will only fit 2 pads…see photograph). The Trango 3 is wonderful and nice for 2 people, but I suppose you could squeeze a third in there with narrow pads as I mentioned. The Trango 2 is fine for two 25-inch pads but nothing more. • The Trango tents are not perfectly square, which is probably fine as it affords a little extra storage room on the sides. Unless using a custom-cut footprint, the sides may be left unprotected. • The clips are strong and durable, but take a little work to operate and use. I like clips on the tent canopy/body better than the sleeves on TNF Mountain 25. • The bathtub floor is great and somewhat deep, especially on the Trango 3. Tends to catch your foot/boot as you are entering or existing. Not a big deal, just something to get accustom to. • About to head out into the weather with this tent. Everything I read and have observed seems that this tent is solid. I assume the exterior pole on the vestibule will not freeze up in cold/wet conditions. • The pole diameter increases as the tents get larger in the Trango series. The Trango 3 seems a little more sturdy/taught with its poles than the Trango 2 does. May have something to do with the pole angles. • The Trangos come with 21 total stake-out points (8 on the tent itself, 10 guy lines, and 3 fly). The tent only comes with 17 aluminum non-snow stakes. Not a big deal as four of the guy points are largely optional, the non-snow stakes may not even be used in snow, and many will want to do their own thing for stakes. • Based on the two new Trangos I purchased, the Trango main cross-poles are silver, not red as shown on the manufacturer website. • The instructions are good but not great. One of the images is backward from the real tent.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trango 2 I love this tent. I purchased this tent in Kodiak Alaska back in 1999 after an off brand tent fell flat to the wind. I have used this tent for backpacking (splitting the tent between two people), 8400 mile motorcycle trip through Alaska, alpine hunting & beach camping amongst brown bear. It fits two people and two Australian Shepards or two people with packs. The overhead storage is great for my glasses. The rain fly comes down almost to the ground and keeps you nice and dry. The vestibules keep your boots and gear dry. I highly recommend the footprint
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with my purchase I bought my Trango 2 in 1999 (one of the first years they had it available, I think) and have been stoked about it since. Back in the day I took it up Rainier a few times, as well as North Cascades and the Olympics. I knew it wasn't a fast and light tent when I got it, but for bombproof and quick simple set up I got more than my money's worth. With the gear loft and footprint it is just under 11lbs. packed, and the last time I was up Rainier, I split it with two friends (yes, sleeps three pretty comfortably, the vesti's get pretty full of gear though!) and it was no problem. Warm in the Winter, breezy in the Summer I bought this tent because I wanted something I didn't have to fuss with and that I knew I wouldn't have to buy again. When the weather comes in I know I'm getting a good nights sleep and no joke. The only drawback is looking like you have way too much tent at the park campgrounds... . Have been using this tent for over 15 years and have no complaints. If you know that you are going to hit wind or cold, this tent is a sure bet; that's why they call it four season- if it won't be cold or wet overnight the body and poles aren't anything to worry about between two people and you can always do the fly/poles/footprint too. Thanks, and good to see MH is still making this design.
Date published: 2015-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really bomber tent I've had my tent for a few years and have put it through the paces. I can say without hesitation that it does exactly what you want an expedition tent to do, which is protect you in camp from horrible weather conditions. Its been up Shasta, Baker, Adams, Hood, South Sister and Whitney with me and has always performed. I use it regularly for winter snow camping trips in Minnesota and Canada. Its withstood driving rain, heavy snow, 50 mph wind storms and functions well in -35 F as well as 90 F. One night on Whitney was particularly wicked with the wind and snow just railing against the tent. The thing shook and howled but felt bombproof solid the whole night. The fabric is solid, the zippers burly and the poles are strong. My only critical feedback is that the thing is really heavy and really bulky. Mostly due to the fabric and not the other components. Hauling it up the mountain is arduous at best and I normally have to split the thing into components and share the load amongst my crew. If you're looking for alpine fast and light, then you'd want to skip this tent and go with a bivy or something even more minimalist. The tent also takes a ton or time, a certain amount of engineering talent and determination to get it fully set up and staked out when you want it fully braced for bad weather. That's sort of the tradeoff you have to make when you find yourself in weather like that though so I wouldn't call that a real drawback.
Date published: 2015-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best buy ever! I work as a Camp Master for G adventures and Ocean Wide, both down on antarctica. I always get my own gear, the Trango 2 it´s just perfect for the job. No condensation at all, worm, plenty of room and pockets. I payed such a ridiculous price for it with different discounts that I cannot be more that happy. Great space on the vestibules. It fit a lot of gear, and my dog. But, for split boarding or backcountry skiing without a sled it´s a little to heavy. On long backpacking, more than 5 days, again it´s heavy, so what I do it´s share the weight with a buddy. With strong wind, over 30 knots, you have to tether it well, if not it´s too noisy. Great job on this one!
Date published: 2014-04-06
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