trekker shelter tent 2
Trekking pole backpacking tent

Trekker Shelter Tent 2, Open Air Tarp Tent, Trekking Pole Tarp Tent

(13 customer reviews)

From $29.95

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Introducing the Trekker Shelter Tent 2 – the ultimate backpacking shelter solution that’s designed to keep you safe and dry no matter what nature throws your way. This lightweight Backpacking Shelter is perfect for adventurers looking to shed some weight from their backpacks without sacrificing protection from the elements. It is great to add to your day bag, for those just-in-case moments.

This high-quality Tarp Shelter is not only incredibly durable, but it’s also large enough to comfortably fit two or three campers. Complete with a Ground Tarp Cover, this versatile shelter works great as a shelter from wind and rain while camping or backpacking, and it can also be used as a rain fly over a Hammock or Tent.

If you’re worried about compatibility, fear not – this Tarp Shelter can be used with trekking poles (not included), tied between two trees, or with any two sticks or poles off the ground. For those warmer summer nights, you can leave your bulky tent behind and instead rely on the Trekker Shelter Tent 2 for protection from rain and wind.

The ultra-lightweight and compact design make it easy to carry and transport, and the included carry bag and stakes ensure that you’re always prepared for whatever the wilderness throws your way. Additionally, it’s perfect for use with River Country Products trekking pole tents, adding extra protection from the weather.

The large tarp is 9 feet by 8 feet, providing ample coverage, while the Ground Cover tarp is 7 feet by 4 feet 6 inches. With 6 stakes, 6 tie lines, and a carry bag included, you’ll have everything you need to set up camp and enjoy the great outdoors.

Don’t just take our word for it – an Amazon customer has given this product a glowing review on their YouTube channel, which you can watch here: video link.

So, whether you’re an experienced backpacker or a novice camper, the Trekker Shelter Tent 2 is the perfect solution for anyone looking to explore the great outdoors without sacrificing comfort or protection. Get yours today and experience the freedom and flexibility of a truly versatile backpacking shelter.

Trekking Pole Details

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.
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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)
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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)
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  • 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

Packed Weight

2 lbs 3 oz/ .99 kg

Weight w/o stakes and bag

1 lb 14 oz/ .86 kg, N/A

Peak Height


Packed Size

10.5 x 5.5 in

Floor Area

84 x 54 in/ 31.5 sq ft

Canopy Fabric

PU Coated Polyester

Floor Material

PU coated polyester


6 ultra-light aluminum stakes, guylines, waterproof carry bag


13 reviews for Trekker Shelter Tent 2, Open Air Tarp Tent, Trekking Pole Tarp Tent

  1. D.E. (verified owner)

    Great lightweight shelter and well made for the price. I did a few things to mine – changed the guy lines out for reflective line, seam sealed and sprayed on additional waterproofing for good measure to both the tarp and ground sheet. This is a great setup that I also take with me in my daypack for if the weather decides to turn (which is frequent in the mountains). The included stakes are of good quality but I always take titanium stakes with me no matter what shelter I use. The shelter is meant to be used with trekking poles, but I use two Six Moon Designs tent poles so I can set up basecamp and use my trekking poles for exploring, so it’s very versatile. I also use the tarp over my Paria Outdoor Products mesh tent if I’m going to be in an area with lots of bugs, so this is a very useful setup to have. All in all no complaints, RCP makes very useful gear that isn’t overpriced like a lot of gear is getting these days. Recommend.

  2. Amber Vanderheide

    Great product again! I used to have a tarp I used as an emergency shelter for when I’m man tracking (SAR), but I needed two (2) trekking poles to set it up to a configuration I liked. So found the amazing trekker 1 tent from RCP and been using it ever since. And will be using it (hopefully) for a long time to come, as it is a great lightweight tent. However I found out that I like to be able to add a tarp to add some more space/shelter when I’m camping for a few days at one and the same spot. Used my old tarp twice, but besides it being bulky it wasn’t lightweight either. So thought to look for a better option. First stop was here at RCP, and I didn’t had to look further. Had it within a few days, and again the product and its quality is superb. Have set it up the other day in combination with my RCP trekker 1 tent, and I could be more pleased. So now will have it in the car as an add on to my trekker 1 tent for those times I stay somewhere for more than just 1 or 2 days.

  3. Ben

    Purchased on Amazon and used for 5 days in WV wilderness and car camp settings. Used primarily as a rain fly for my Trekker 2.2. Is slightly longer than the 2.2 and allowed for full coverage in straight configuration (have not tried setting it up diagonally). I did not use the ground tarp as it is not quite wide enough for the Trekker 2.2 (that would be a nice improvement for this). Was very lightweight, had a nice stuff sack. All in all a nice piece of gear. And very reasonable price.

  4. Kial Flatt

    Great product as described. Very good as a hammock shelter, tarp for a 1 man lean to. The small tarp makes a great rain cloak, ground tarp.
    2nd purchase from this company.

  5. michael benfer

    Excellent quality and materials used to create this multi purpose tent/ tarp. Simple set up and is light weight at a very affordable price, the way camping gear should be. Thanks River Country for producing excellent gear at a great price

  6. Kanda Simpson (verified owner)

    I got this to use over my hammock, I did sit it up the way it shows in the pictures as a tarp tent. I had trouble getting it tight enough that it did not sag in the middle, I am sure some is user error and some is that it was a very windy day. I did eventually get it so it did not sag but a little bit. As a tent as it is in the pictures it is not the best in the wind, I placed the long sides facing the wind and it blew the sides in a lot. You could still sleep in it but you would have to make sure you was on the far side away from the wind and it would work fine. Over a hammock I use a ridge line which makes it easier to get it tight enough, like I said earlier it may be user error.
    The ground cover was great. It was nice and big and fit great under the tarp. It only came with 4 stacks for the tarp so I had to get into my store of stacks for the ground cover

  7. James Elliott III (verified owner)

    Very durable and lightweight. Very easy to carry around. Extremely versatile. Can be set up in many more configurations than a traditional tent. This product paired with the poncho will keep you dry and/or out of the sun in any type of situation.

  8. Jon

    I used this with my paddle halves as the poles for a three day and three night paddle. It was awesome. It is simply a nylon tarp and ground cloth. The corners are well designed and reinforced. I bought it for it’s light weight, small pack size coupled with its versatility as a shelter. Great product at an incredible price point in the market.

  9. Riley Shelnutt (verified owner)

    Great quality product for a great price. It’s crazy to buy name brand gear for 10x the price.

  10. Jason (verified owner)

    Fantastic quality tarp and packs down nicely. Will be a constant in my pack for hunting season.

  11. Jason Prairie (verified owner)

    So I have tried several tarps from various manufacturers over the 25 years or so that I have been doing this stuff. I must say for the price, size, weight and quality, you just can’t beat this. Absolutely love this set. The only minor critique I have is that it doesn’t come with a center loop, not a deal breaker for me.

  12. Mike (verified owner)

    Great Value! Was looking for a great light weight shelter option for elk hunting. Super Happy with my purchase.

  13. Malcolm (verified owner)

    Excellent quality and construction! This is a wonderful set-up. I actually bought this to go along with the Trekker Tent and with both I’m ready for anything. I couldn’t be more satisfied with the product or the price! Thanks!

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