Trekker Tent 4

(9 customer reviews)


This 4 person trekking pole backpacking tent is perfect for the family or small group who don’t mind sharing a tent.  It will fit 4 with just a little room to spare for gear.

  • Green
  • Blue
  • No Trekking Poles
  • Carbon Trekking Poles


Trekker Tent 4, Four-Person Trekking Pole Tent

This 4 person trekking pole tent is perfect for the family or small group who don’t mind sharing a tent.  It will fit 4 with just a little room to spare for gear.  This tent uses special trekking poles, so if you buy it without poles you will have to use a long stick over 6 feet tall or a low hanging tree branch (instructions come with the tent).

  • Trekking poles are included only if selected above – this tent will not work with normal trekking poles, so if you buy this tent you will have to set up using a tree or branch if you choose not to buy our trekking poles.  If order our trekking poles with this tent we will send you our specially made trekking poles, which hook up end to end.
  • 4 person trekking pole tent, at just 5 lbs this tent has the lightest per person weight of any backpacking tent on the market.  
  • This tent uses 3 trekking poles, 2 in front and 1 in back. The 2 in front are specially made so that the handle comes off and they can be connected together making one long pole. Without our poles you will need to use a stick or a tree to set this tent up.
  • This Tent can be purchased with or without the front trekking poles, a 3rd trekking pole or stick is needed to support the rear of the tent.
  • At over 6 feet peak hieght you will be the envy of the camp as you walk instead of crawl out of your new backpacking tent.
  • This Tent includes 11 ultralight red aluminum stakes and all needed guylines, and an extra 25 ft guyline kit. Guylines are not connected so the first setup will take longer.

This 5 lbs tent is one of the lightest 4 person tents on the market, and likely the only 4 person backpacking tent on the market. Fits 4 with a little room to spare. 6 foot 1 inch peak height so you can walk in without crawling. Compact so it can fit in your backpack or bug out bag. Comes with 11 ultra light aluminum stakes and carrying bag. This tent is intended for use with our trekking poles plus one, it takes 3 trekking poles total. If you buy it without our trekking poles it will work using a tree or a long stick or branch or a low hanging branch. Branch or tree would need to be 6 ft 2 inches or taller. Total weight is 5 lbs including stakes and carrying bag, but not including Trekking Poles.

Important Note: Our trekking poles are made so that two trekking poles can be put together making one long pole, Most trekking poles on the market will not work with this tent. If you purchase this tent without our trekking poles you will have to use a long stick or a tree to set this tent up, it also needs a third trekking pole or stick for the rear of the tent.

Trekking Pole Details

We offer a variety of trekking poles to use with our tents. Check out more information about our selection of trekking poles below.

Carbon Trekking Poles
  • Easy to use lever lock system
  • Lightweight, just 10oz each
  • Primary cork handle, secondary foam handle
  • Extend up to 52”
  • Includes rubber tips and baskets
  • Carbon Reinforced Aluminum is much stronger and lighter than 100% aluminum poles.
rcp carbon fiber ultralight trekking poles
  • Ultralight, just 6oz each saving weight in your pack.
  • Durable carbon fiber construction
  • Extend up to 53” (135cm)
  • Includes rubber tips and baskets
  • Comfortable foam handles with extended choke grip
  • These poles will not work with our extension piece or either of our 4 person tents (Trekker Tent 3 or 4)
rcp folded carbon trekking poles
  • Ultralight, just 7.4oz each
  • Folding design makes them compact and convenient to carry
  • Folded length: 15in
  • Adjustable from 110 – 130cm
  • Durable carbon fiber construction
  • Includes rubber tips and baskets
  • Comfortable foam handles with extended choke grip
  • These poles will not work with either of our 4 person tents (Trekker Tent 3 or 4)
  • Weigh 10oz each
  • Expands from 66cm – 135cm (26” – 53”)
  • Baskets and rubber tips included
  • Rubber handle
  • Integrated anti-shock system

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Additional information

Weight5 lbs

Green, Blue

Trekking Pole Type

No Trekking Poles, Carbon Trekking Poles, Aluminum Trekking Poles

9 reviews for Trekker Tent 4

  1. chad reijonen (verified owner)

    This is the perfect tent for a family or begging backpacker with friends. This tent is super light but huge when set up. Its great for my family so we don’t have to carry two tents while hiking it would also be great to take with your friends that don’t have thier own gear yet. This thing is lighter than many 2 person tents so you don’t need to carry extra weight, but it’s big and veratile enough for easily 4 adults with gear. Hiking with kids can be challenging when considering accomodations. This tent is the perfect solution. It’s a full size camp tent that packs smaller and lighter than most two person tents. I’m able to bring my family with 0 added weight or size of the tent, and we don’t have to decide who shares a tent with mom or dad.

  2. Jessica T (verified owner)

    The weather finally broke and we just set this tent up outside. It’s massive! I created a fabric and Velcro holder to attach 2 poles together so we could use our trekking poles and it worked great. I tested the fabric for waterproofness by running the stuff sack under heavy water for a good ten minutes (same fabric as the tent) and I believe the tent will be waterproof. I did find pin holes in the corners that will need sealed prior to actual use and a pinhole in the tent wall. The floors and the seams have been sealed so I’m not sure why the corners have little holes. These holes are why I gave it 4 stars. The weight, size, and price are 5 stars!

  3. jboonemusic (verified owner)

    Just got this thing set up for the first time.
    -Setup is super easy.
    -This tent is HUGE for the weight. Great for backpacking.
    -Feels sturdy and well made.
    -Only light rain so far, but no moisture made it in.
    -It was pretty windy when I set it up, and I did it alone with no issues.
    -My only complaint would be no windows, but then it wouldn’t be a super light single walled tent.

  4. Wayne Tetreault (verified owner)

    This tent is awesome big enough for me my wife and adult son easy and quick setup and very light thank so much river country we will be ordering more products from you

  5. Brian Hubbard

    I bought this tent for my wife and me and our dog to use on canoe camping trips. I like the idea of being able to use the tent without poles by utilizing either trees on site or some dead wood that I cut. It’s a fabulous design and will work wonderfully for us.

    The tent arrived in less than a week of placing the order! I immediately set it up out in our woodlot. Upon close inspection, I found a small hole in one of the upper panels. I contacted River Country Products customer service and they responded within a day and made it right.

    The tent packs away neatly and easily into the included stuff sack. The stowed tent might be a bit heavy and bulky for hiking, but for canoe camping, it’s a very appropriate size.

  6. Don Fawcett

    I have used the 4 person tent three times now during a rainy spring in central oregon. A lot of rain but the tent (with a rainfly) was waterproof. Standing up beefore exit was a nice touch, I could put on raingear w/o. getting wet. When I camp alone I sleep on a queen size air mattress, 16 inches high, very comfortable. I am 71 y.o. and was considering no more camping but that mattress has made me rexonsider. Thank you, River Country.

  7. ABanc (verified owner)

    Just received and set up last week. Tent seems well constructed and is very spacious for the weight. More photos or a youtube link in assembly instructions would be helpful for ideal guy line placement. Biggest concern is on stakes. The head of one snapped off at first install, and another bent easier than expected. Will likely bring old standard tent stakes for 1st trip out, which kinda defeats the purpose of buying a lightweight tent.

  8. William Leach

    This is a great tent! Easy to set up , doesn’t with much, and it fits my family of 2 boys (6 &9) wide, and medium sized dog. I did have an issue with the trekking poles, but it was resolved immediately with a replacement sent to me. Great product and gray company. I will be purchasing additional products because of this experience.

  9. Paul Desroches

    I searched for 4 hours looking for such a tent as the trekker 4 and was very excited to find a good old fashioned pup tent for grown ups, which is what this is. I camp a lot. There is nothing worse than wind at night while trying to set up a dome tent alone. The pup tent idea is amazing for such a situation because all you do is put in 4 stakes and 2 poles to 2 stakes and 2 bungee cords, and you are up and running; wind, rain or whatever. I just got this tent and have used this tent twice in Arizona this month and it will become my mainstay. The dimensions are absolutely perfect. So why the crappy review? Because I am buying all new ykk zippers from Sailrite and will have to re do the whole tent to make it work. The zippers failed the second night, and I have literally never had a zipper fail before in a tent in my life. They are all crap. I repeat, the zippers are total and complete crap. REI tents are known for the material to be caught in a zipper here or there. My northface never catches, but this tent (albeit it doesn’t catch material) as you zip it closed, the zipper separates behind the pull half the time, and it isn’t closed behind the zipper pull and it is a real struggle to get the zipper back to the starting point to try to get it to zip shut again. Try doing that at night after a pee, talk about ridiculously aggravating. I am very careful with all of my gear and this is not operator error. The zippers are crap. Failure 2. I will have to totally rework the front flap/fly/vestibule flap. It doesn’t touch the ground and there is no way to secure it. Last week we had a bit of wind out at Lake Alamo and so this flap which stays a few inches above the ground flapping around, filled the tent with silt dirt. I will be extending the flap down and out and making it into a vestibule, or putting in a bottom zipper or something to seal the flap to correct this. not sure how I’m going to fix it yet. Failure 3. on only the 4th night of ever using this tent the small end pole webbing loop for the pole rigging, ripped a hole in the fabric. The webbing loop is not sewn into the joint where the 5 seams intersect, which is the obvious place to have all the tension since the seams will distribute the forces. The webbing tab was sewn into the back edge of the tent, on a seam, but it was an inch away from the 5 way intersection, so with a little wind, the fabric ripped out of the back seam because the tab is pulling on that raw fabric rather than the intersection of seams. and as with the next failure stated…… the webbing tab that is sewn in is sewn in with as much thread as a button on a shirt rather than a sturdy typical box with an x in it type of typical anchor sewing point. Failure 4. all of the above ground anchoring webbing tabs are extremely short where they are sewn in. It is as though nobody tested this tent in wind. Literally like a quarter of an inch by a half inch stitch on the webbing for pulling a tab to a tent stake anchor. Just terrible engineering on anything that required structural strength. With one exception. The bottom cloth corner tether webbing tabs are actually done correctly and look good and I won’t have to rework them. The window pockets are also getting velcro sewn into the bottom of the flaps so that if I want windows, I can pull the tethers out and stake them, but if it is windy and dusty, I can then simply collapse these tethers and use the velcro strips I will be adding to close off these currently unclosable screen windows. I understand that this tent is way inexpensive, but I would have happily paid a couple hundred bucks for this tent as it is advertised, even tho I supply the poles. I would rather pay a couple hundred bucks rather than spend hours and hours and hours doing a hack job getting this tent genuinely usable for actual campers. Remember people that camping is often in or near mountains and mountains have their own weather systems. You could have a city that advertises a 5 mph wind for the evening so you decide to go camping……, and go a few miles away into some foothills and find 30 mph winds all night because of thermals. Anyway, I’m sure this review won’t be posted and since I got it on Ebay, I can’t review on Amazon, but just in case you actually do post this review,…….. Advice to users. Buy what is called “telescopic tarp poles”, I already had some in my truck since I used a tarp to make a pup tent on many a night with ends open….. they also work awesome for this tent and collapse down to trekking pole size. Well worth it. Note to manufacturer….. You can find my name and address from my ebay purchase if you want to send me a tee shirt. I’m size medium men. Or if you want to hire me to come out and finish the engineering on this tent where someone else completely failed. I work with animals for a living and I could be hired to consult if you need someone to get this tent finished correctly. Why not sell if for a lot more money, put in ykk zippers, put in proper engineering. Your cloth is fine bottom and top, so it is just engineering that this tent is lacking. P.S. I am still very excited with the tent and its concept.

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