When you’re choosing a tent to bring on a long backpacking trip, the most important aspect is weight and size. You don’t want to carry anything that weighs you down or takes up too much room in your pack. If you’re not a fan of hammocks, then you might want to look into the Lynx 2 – a 2 person backpacking tent.
Lightweight 2 Person Backpacking Tent
Weighing in at a little over 5 pounds, this is a very light 2 person backpacking tents for the amount of space you get. It can comfortably fit two adults and the vestibules provide additional space to store your packs for maximum floor space. If you need even more space, there’s mesh storage pockets so you can keep track of your toiletries, electronics and other items.
The Lynx prioritizes ventilation as evidenced by the half mesh walls. Even on the hottest days, you’ll get plenty of air flow. The mesh isn’t just good for air flow though. Two sides of the wall have mesh that goes all the way to top, providing excellent views of the night sky. So you can really fall asleep under the stars.
On rainy days you can protect yourself and gear with the included rainfly. You can easily clip it to the poles, which means you don’t have to worry about your belongings getting wet during a sudden downpour. While the rainfly will trap some heat inside the tent, it does have some vents towards the top you can prop open.
Set up is also effortless so you can set up and break down quickly. Adding the rainfly will take only a couple more minutes as you snap it into place. And because it’s so light, it’s perfect even for those on day hikes. Mountain weather is notoriously fickle so you never know if you’ll suddenly be in the middle of a downpour. You can even bring it with you on picnics at the park if you want some protection from the sun.
All in all, this 2 person backpacking tent is useful in multiple situations. If you plan on doing some winter camping, you might want to consider bringing a tarp and insulated sleeping mat.
Lynx 2 Person Backpacking Tent Details:
- Tent Area: 37 square feet
- Tent and fly weight: 5 pounds 4 ounces
- Packed size: 6″ x 20.5″
- Base Size: 5′ x 7.6′
- Vestibule Area: 20 square feet
Lynx 2 Person Backpacking Tent Includes:
- Weatherproof fly buckles
- Mesh storage pockets
- Gear loft
- Aluminum stakes
- Guy ropes
- Polyester fly with 1500mm coating for UV and weather resistance
- Two aluminum poles
- Poly taffeta floor with 2000mm coating
- Extra large #8 zippers