Stargazer 2 Person Tent
The Stargazer is the lightest two person tent that we know of. Moreover, it is a two layer tent (well kind of), while most really light tents are single wall tents. Besides solvable issues with condensation, one layer tents have another drawback – even when there is no rain you can’t gaze into the stars and stay protected from bugs like you would be in the netted first layer of almost any standard two wall tent. Well, we solved this problem, while keeping the weight under 400g. The inside of the Stargazer 2p is 220cm long, 110cm wide and 110cm high. It uses two 120cm (or more) trekking poles (not included) and minimum of 6 stakes (not included, you can choose from our carbon fiber or titanium pegs). The first layer (or inner tent) is made of 18g/m² Dyneema Composite on the sides, 25g/m² (or 34g/m²) Dyneema at the bottom and the lightest mosquito mesh on the market. The fine structure of the net gives great visibility and protection from the tiniest of bugs. The inner tent opens on one side with a long rainbow style zipper. The second layer (or rain fly) is also made of 18g/m² Dyneema composite. We designed the rain fly as a simple 270cm x 135cm rectangle with several tying points. This gives the tent a few configurations depending on the conditions – more closed or more ventilated. Also, this makes the rain fly an ultra-light flat tarp or hammock tarp that can be used separately for your hikes, when you prefer to go without a tent. The rain fly with the lines and our SwiftLock line adjusters weighs only 111g. You can use the tent with a polyolefin groundsheet (known by the ultra-light community as polycro, not included), but also without a ground sheet. The Stargazer 2p features guy lines, SwiftLock line adjusters, trekking pole cups.
If requested, the rain fly can get a hood and become a rain poncho! This mod will add only 30 grams, costs 50EUR. So for the weight of 415 grams you will have a poncho, a tarp and a tent. Contact us to check production time for the mod.
|Dimensions LxWxH, cm||Weight, g|
|Inner tent with 0.8oz/yd² floor, lines and pole cups
||220 x 110 x 115||273|
|Inner tent with 1.0oz/yd² floor, lines and pole cups||220 x 110 x 115||299|
|Rain fly with lines||270 x 135||111|
|Rain fly with lines as poncho||270 x 135||141|
This tent is very easy and fast to set up, but is different than other tents. It goes like this:
Lay the inner tent flat on the ground. Stick the four corner pegs following the ridge line of the tent and around 50cm away from the corners – the further the better. The position of the pegs is important – follow the lines where the two colors of Dyneema are glued together. The stakes should be at around 90° to the guy lines and the line should be touching the ground rather the head of the peg. Slightly tension the lines, only to roughly mark the position of the tent.
Stake the two pegs for the trekking poles at around 1m away from the tent and slip the guy lines on the pegs. Stick a pole in the ground close to the tent, put the pole cup on the handle and slightly tension the line – just enough to hold the pole straight. Do the same on the other side.
At this point you can go around the tent and pull the lines to adjust the tension. That’s it for the inner tent!
For the rain fly, first choose your configuration. If you want a more open tent move the pole caps (the trekking pole handles) away from the tent using the SwiftLocks. For a more closed tent move the pole handles closer inward.
Put the rain fly on the poles and slip the line loops of all lines on the same six pegs that hold the inner tent. Again, slightly reel in the slack of the lines. Now, depending on the configuration clip the hooks of the SwiftLocks next to the trekking pole handles in the desired position and tension on both sides. If you only clip in at the middle of the rain fly, you get the most open tent, if you clip farthest from the center, you cinch the beak and make a more closed tent. Make final adjustments by slightly and evenly pulling on all the lines.
If a line is too tight, just pull the SwiftLock up to unlock.