Trekker Tent 2.2

(88 customer reviews)


  • Our Carbon Trekking Poles are currently on backorder. If you order the tent with carbon poles your order will not be shipped until June 15th.
  • Super fast and easy set up! Great for hiking, backpacking, camping, or adding to your survival bag, this compact tent will fit into your backpack without filling it up.
  • This tent is intended to be used with trekking poles.
  • At over 7 feet long and over 5 feet wide and 42 inches high this tent offers more room inside than almost any other ultra light tent.
  • This tent has large mesh side walls and vents making it close to a full 2 layer tent.
  • Two Person Tent comes with 8 ultra light stakes, guy-lines, and carry bag. Total weight is 3lbs.
  • Choose between RCP carbon fiber reinforced aluminum poles and no trekking poles.
  • No Trekking Poles
  • Carbon Trekking Poles
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Carbon Poles on Backorder:

Our Carbon Trekking Poles are currently on backorder. If you order the tent with carbon poles your order will not be shipped until June 15th.

Two-Person Trekking Pole Backpacking Tent

Trekker Tent 2.2 Backpacking Tent
Ultralight backpacking tent
Weighs just 3lbs with stakes and bag.
Easy to use tent
Easy to set up in 5min or less.


This 3 lb tent is one of the lightest backpacking tents on the market. It has large mesh sidewalls and side vents making it almost a full 2-layer tent. At 7 feet long, over 5 feet wide, and 42 inches high, it also has more room than any tent in the ultralight category. Roomy for one but comfortable for two. Compact and easy to pack, it can fit nicely in your backpack or bug-out bag. It comes with 8 ultra-light aluminum stakes and a carrying bag (these are included in the total weight which is 3 lbs even). Important Note: This tent is intended for use with trekking poles; however, if you forget your poles it works fine with most any stick longer than 42 inches or can be tied between two trees. . No poles means no problems, since many tents come with cheap, fragile poles which are the first things to break and make the tent worthless. Because this tent will work with trekking poles, sticks, or tied between two trees, no poles means no problems. With no poles to string through the tent this tent is super fast and simple to set up. Just stake down the corners and put in the trekking poles and it can be set up in as little as 1 minute. This tent includes the ultra-light aluminum stakes.

Main Features

  • With large mesh sidewalls and vents this tent is almost a full 2-layer tent.
  • A small packed size means this tent will fit easily into your backpack or bug-out bag.
  • Includes all needed guy-lines and aluminum stakes.
  • This tent is intended to be used with Trekking Poles, but it can also be set up with sticks or tied between two trees.
  • No traditional tent poles means no problems. With no poles to string through the tent it is super fast and simple to set up. Just stake down the corners and put up the trekking poles.
  • The tent can be set up in as little as 1 minute.


  • Weight: 3lbs with stakes and bag
  • Width: 5 feet,
  • Length: 7 feet
  • Height: 42 inches
  • Stakes: Includes 8 ultra-light aluminum stakes
  • Tent Material: PU coated polyester
  • Trekking Poles: If you choose “with trekking poles” we will include our carbon trekking poles.

Trekking Poles

RCP Carbon Trekking Poles

Carbon Trekking Poles
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

Trekker Tent 2 vs Trekker Tent 2.2

Many want to know which tent to buy. With large mesh sidewalls, this tent (2.2) has a lot more ventilation then the Trekker Tent 2, so it is great in warmer climates or in areas where you get high condensation, but will not be as warm on a windy late-fall or early-spring night.  This tent is also 4 oz heavier than the Trekker Tent 2 because of the added mesh sidewalls.

Also, the Trekker Tent 2 has a strong tarpaulin bathtub bottom.  The ground material in this tent is waterproof and strong, but not quite as strong as the floor in the Trekker Tent 2.

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Keywords: Trekking Pole Tent, backpacking tent, camping tent, hiking tent, light weight tent, compact tent, ultra light tent

Additional information

Weight 3.2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 8 × 6 in
Trekking Pole Type

No Trekking Poles, Carbon Trekking Poles, Aluminum Trekking Poles


Green, Blue

88 reviews for Trekker Tent 2.2

  1. Cris

    After trying out tent tarps, pyramid tents and bivey style tents, I’m confident this one will be my new go to. In my opinion, the Trekker 2.2 offers the best value in being robust, well built and lightweight enough for long hikes. Plenty of room for one person without feeling clostophobic and the added side ventilation cuts down on condensation.

  2. chad reijonen

    This tent is exactly what I’ve spent days searching the web for. Ultra light tent that is truly big enough for 2 people and vertile enough for whatever I need. I carry this for just me or me and my wife. It’s roomy enough for two full size people but lighter than one person tents. I try to be minimalist but still like the space that a traditional tent provides. this thing is perfect. I do recomend adding the footprint as well. it’s super light and provides protection to make this tent last a long time. I was willing to pay more money to get exactly what I was looking for but was unhappy with what I found even for $4-500. I couldn’t believe I found exactly what I wanted for under $100!

  3. Bracan Williams

    What a tent!! Sturdy, well made and my 9 and 10 year old daughters set it up in no time! Although when the wind blew over our other tent on top of it the tent collapsed. Putting the tent back up in the middle of the night rain/wind storm was quick and easy, despite to tears and grumpy campers!! What a TENT!

  4. Jimmy (verified owner)

    I am writing this review after my first real field experience. I am a Boy Scout leader and was going on my first backpacking adventure. I have a two person dome tent at 5.5 lbs, but I did not want it to be one of the heavier items and was willing to spend to go with a lighter weight option. I selected the Trekker Tent 2.2 for its light weight, netting, simplicity, and affordability.
    The guys lines don’t come attached so I suggest tying to the tent before actual use. I confirmed with River Country that the tent is PU coated for waterproofing and seam sealed only to a degree. They suggest seam sealing further. I decided to strap the tent to the outside bottom of the backpack, but it does pack small enough to store inside.
    The trip was just an overnighter; no rain but didn’t have a choice but to set up the tent between a narrow spot between boulders at the peak and viewing point in the Eastern Mountains of PA. The spot was just soft and wide enough to stake. The ground was just soft enough to feel comfortable lying and the tent held up well shielding me under high winds and temps in the mid 20’s. I had plenty of space for myself and my gear. Space will be tight for two people and all the gear. I am definitely pleased with this purchase. Will definitely use it more often for its ease of set up and will seam seal before next trip.

  5. mike smith (verified owner)

    I got this trekker 2.2 after trying out their trekker tent 1 and realizing I’m still not a fan of one person tents lol
    I’ve had the chance to use this a couple of times and I love this tent! First try I had 30mph gusts off a lake and to my surprise it held strong all night and didnt come down!
    Second try was right next to a river slightly damp ground and despite temps that dropped to the low 20s and some snow, I had almost no condensation inside and most of the snow slid right off the outside!
    Only have 2 issues which are not river country’s fault at all, first a few stakes bent when the ground froze around them( I had to pry them out of the ground)
    Second it would be great if they offered a tarp specifically to create a vestibule off the front, I would buy one in a heart beat to make this great tent into my absolute favorite one!
    I’m realy going to test it out next month in northern Michigan and I can’t wait!

  6. Ashley (verified owner)

    I set up the tent after receiving it but haven’t actually camped in it. I don’t know how two people sleep in most two person tents but this one has plenty of room – which was my main concern. The amount of mesh looks like it will provide good ventilation (and hopefully no condensation) so I’m glad I got the 2.2. The tent fit into my 55L backpack with my sleeping bag with room to spare.

  7. Angel boyer

    Great light weight tent on a budget! Quality seems good comes with helpful instructions on how to set it up and how to fold it up!

  8. Melissa (verified owner)

    I am surprised that you don’t hear more about this tent on the backpacking forums. I’ve had it out twice and couldn’t be happier; I can’t wait to use it again on numerous trips this year. It sets up easily, has plenty of room for one person to spread out, is a great quality tent at a reasonable weight and the price absolutely can’t be beat. My only suggestion would be to make it so that you can roll at least part of the solid fabric roof back, or turn it into a detachable rainfly, to give you more ventilation and views of the stars. I recommend this tent to all of my backpacking friends. Purchase with confidence.

  9. Trevor (verified owner)

    Seems to be a good quality tent for the price. Shipping was fast and free. Great customer service!!!

  10. Joe Veselak

    This tent is perfect for the outdoor hiking/camping enthusiast. It’s small, lightweight, and easy to carry in a pack even if you don’t intend to use it. Quality is great and cost is great as well. Great product all around!

  11. ryan wiles

    Great product and customer service. I could not find a better value for my through hiking needs. This product is as well made and reliable as many products costing 2-3 times as much.

  12. John Mitchell

    This tent has a lot to offer for such a small package. It is much more roomy then you would expect. All my gear and a full size sleeping bag fit inside and still have extra room. Plus is much more stable than o expected

  13. Andrew Lindsay (verified owner)

    1) Great customer service. I ordered through Amazon, but the shipper lost the shipment. After waiting for the shipment the prescribed time, I contacted Amazon and they said they had no inventory and couldn’t get River Country to ship (a fib). At this point I only had three days remaining before a planned backpacking trip. I contacted River Country directly. Their shipment carrier had already left for the day, but they made a special run to the post office for me (at no extra cost) and I received the tent in two days. Wow!
    2) The short story is that this is a great tent. I see absolutely no reason why I would pay hundreds for a lightweight tent when this one is available for about $50 after discounts, especially when the tent is superior several of the more expensive ones.
    3) Things I like:
    – Well made. The material, stitching and seams are more than adequate.
    – The bathtub floor.
    – Orange guy lines.
    – Room adequate for two people and a little gear or one person and lots of gear.
    – Enough headspace that I can sit in the tent and even kneel easily to pee in a bottle during the night. (I’m 5’10”.)
    – Loops in the ridge corners for hanging items. (I strung a para-cord line between the two, which allowed me to hang both a headlight and an open Mylar blanket.)
    – The ventilation.
    – Stability in the wind.
    4) I camped for three nights. The ground was damp from a week of rain. The temperature was in the high 20’s and low 30’s each night. The first night the winds were blowing off the lake, steady in the high teens, with gusts over 30 mph and light rains. The tent held perfectly. I burned the single candle UCO lantern during the night. I had zero condensation. I did not need to make any adjustments to the tent during the entire trip. I still need to spray it with some waterproofing and seal the seams, but it handled the light rains as it was out of the box. At the end of the trip, it packed up and fit back into the provided pack bag easily and with room to spare.
    5) Suggestions:
    – As mentioned earlier, a vestibule option would be really nice.
    – Providing reflective bright colored Spectra guy lines would be even one step better than the orange guy lines provided.
    – I’m not sure about changing the design so that a side could be rolled up for summer air and a view to the stars. It would be very nice, but I’d be loathe to add much weight or compromise already great construction.

    Purchase with confidence. This is a great tent from a great company.

  14. Jordan K. Walls

    Just used this tent for the first time on a backpacking/fly fishing trip. I was very happy with the size of the interior. The tent was large enough for all of my gear to fit inside with me. At night the temperature got down to around 20 degrees. The tent stayed quite warm with the side vents staked down. I think adding extra waterproofing will help keep the tent even warmer. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. I think with proper care this tent will last for a long time. Definitely worth every penny.

  15. George (verified owner)

    Just received my new tent last evening and today took me only 2 minutes to set it up and less than 5 to take it down and put it all back it the carry sack! Well pleased so far as I got inside and there is plenty of room for myself, my gear and another person if someone goes with me sometime and their gear! I’m 6’4″ and over 300 but well on my way to 230 and I couldn’t believe the extra room! I’ll be using it next week and in the rain also so I can give it a better review. So far so good!

  16. Jake

    Amazing tent for the price. I saw a review on it on Amazon and bought it right away. Impossible to find a tent sub 3 pounds that is only $55, except this one. This is going into my must have gear list for budget backpacking. It is large enough for me and my wife and dogs.

  17. Jake

    So happy with my purchase. The best tent for the price without a doubt. Cant believe I found a sub 3 pound tent for $55. It comfortably fits me and my wife and we squeeze our two large dogs in for family backpacking trips. Incredibly excited to get this in my pack and use it on the trail.

  18. Chuck Kellogg (verified owner)

    Very nice tent, I sadly retired my 6 lb. 35 year old tent for a lighter tent. After researching all the lightweight tents this one came out on top for quality and value. I saw this tent on Dixie’s Homemade Wanderlust channel and it made my final decision for me. I camped out in the tent once so far and couldn’t be happier. Thank you!

  19. syjung007 (verified owner)

    My tent just arrived and I just set it up. It is light, well made and surprisingly spacious, so it seems such a nice budget backpacking tent. I am really glad to have this tent and can’t wait to test it in my backpacking trail in this coming summer.

  20. John T

    I own a number of tents in various sizes. I have recently added a Trekker tent 2.2 to my inventory and it has become my go to back packing tent for solo or with my four legged hiking partner. Size for weight at its price point can’t be beat. Quality of construction is top notch. Furnished tri-beam tent stakes are superior to hook type wire stakes. Guy lines came attached. Haven’t used in the rain so I cannot vouch for ability to withstand a downpour. Absolutely recommended item. You won’t be disappointed.

  21. Steve S (verified owner)

    I recently purchased this tent and I think it is by far the best tent for the money. There is nothing else that is this light for the money. I have only used the tent one night, but it worked great. Temps got down to around 30 and I had no condensation issues. Setup is super easy and literally took 2 minutes. Overall the construction is pretty solid. There was one spot on my tent where the stitching was a little off, but that was it. I would definitely recommend this tent to anyone looking for a lightweight tent on a budget.

  22. Benjamin

    This tent is great! I just took it on a backpacking trip in big sur. Camped out right next to a river (200ft away). The netting worked perfectly, no droplets fell onto the floor. At 3 pounds and $55, the performance is hard to beat. Set up took me less than 5 minutes.

    It fit myself and my girlfriend (both of us are 6ft), plus all our gear.

  23. Nottingham_aaron (verified owner)

    Great design, lightweight and well made. All in one package, no rain fly or poles to worry about. This is similar to the French army surplus tent but with way more thought put into ventilation and durability. Great to support a company that supports the customer.

  24. Joshm.copeland (verified owner)

    Awesome, durable tent. The stakes felt good too. I really like the design and ventilation. I was worried about whether it would pack back down to size for the bag. But that too was a breeze and it packed up easily. Lastly, the customer service is awesome.

  25. mike (verified owner)

    Really can’t beat this tent for the price. It’s lightweight, well made and easy to setup. I received the box in the mail and had the tent setup within 10 minutes – without ever looking at the instructions – it’s that easy! I left it up in the back yard over night as we had rain coming. I did see some water on the floor the next morning, but not a lot. I seam sealed the area where I thought the water came in from and then sprayed with waterproofer from wal-mart. I haven’t had an issue since.

  26. Justin

    This product is a cheap, lightweight shelter option with easy setup. I intend to seam seal and waterproof spray just to make sure, however, it appears to be of good quality material.

  27. Keith Bishop (verified owner)

    Unbelievable tent for the price. I used it without the need for trekking poles. I used a couple of sticks. Went up great. The less gear I need the better. More than enough space inside for two people. Minimal condensation was seen in the inside roof. The little there was dripped to the ground due to the side vents. Highly recommend this tent for weekend trips.

  28. Jason

    Incredible value for what you get. I first left this tent setup for a week in the backyard. A couple of rainy nights and minimal water got in on one corner (pinholes). After sealing the tent corner, we did a weekender to Savage gulf here in TN. The tent performed flawlessly and the side ventilation really helped with the warm weather in the early evening. Can’t recommend this product enough. Great customer service with very fast shipping.

  29. StevenP (verified owner)

    Outstanding hiking pole tent regardless of price! Well made, easy set-up, packs up nicely too. I purchased the footprint also though it’s probably not needed.

  30. Ed (verified owner)

    After seeing this tent on a YouTube comparison, I decided to give it a try. The cost was very appealing to me because if it did not work out, I would not be out a ton of $$. The delivery was incredibly fast. I set up the tent in the back yard. Early May in Colorado Rockies. Held fast in wind. Ran water over tent to look for leaks. Water shed quickly and no leaks were found. Dried really quickly when water experiment was concluded. Roomy for one, comfortable for two. No vestibule, but with some paracord, the front flaps can be converted into one. The bathtub portion of the floor goes up quite high. Should keep any groundwater out. Only recommendation would be for corners of tent to have grommets holes to assist in staking rather than just webbing. Looking forward to spending a lot of time in this tent this summer.

  31. EdC (verified owner)

    After seeing this tent on a YouTube comparison, I decided to give it a try. The cost was very appealing to me because if it did not work out, I would not be out a ton of $$. The delivery was incredibly fast. I set up the tent in the back yard. Early May in Colorado Rockies. Held fast in wind. Ran water over tent to look for leaks. Water shed quickly and no leaks were found. Dried really quickly when water experiment was concluded. Roomy for one, comfortable for two. No vestibule, but with some paracord, the front flaps can be converted into one. The bathtub portion of the floor goes up quite high. Should keep any groundwater out. Only recommendation would be for corners of tent to have grommets holes to assist in staking rather than just webbing. Looking forward to spending a lot of time in this tent this summer.

  32. Angela Roberts

    I love how lightweight this is and that you don’t have to carry extra poles. It is roomy inside, easily fits my 6′ 2” husband and myself with room for our packs. Can’t wait to take it down the Grand Canyon!

  33. Richard Zewe

    Gila Wilderness New Mexico tested.
    Trekker Tent 2.2 review.
    Went backpacking recently in the Gila Wilderness NM. Spent four nights out, and the tent performed very well. We were impressed with the roominess of it as there was two of us in the tent along with our medium size dog. One night we set up the tent very near a creek and under open sky which in those conditions would normally cause more condensation inside your tent. The 2.2 however performed very well and there was only a tiny bit of condensation at the very top ridge of the tent but not even enough to drip. We also liked the orange colored Guy Lines as they were easier to spot and not run into. The only thing I might suggest is they put a small vent in the very back gable area.
    One more nice thing is you can take this tent and literally in any manner stuff it back into the sack without folding it up or rolling it up and it will fit. I took one part of the tent and just started shoving it back into the bag until it all was in there.

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  34. Tim (verified owner)

    I’m a little shocked at how well made this is and how light, especially considering the price. Half as heavy as my current tent, and I haven’t seen any defects yet. Biggest plus is the single door is at the head, instead of on the side, so less crawling over each other in the middle of the night. Great job

  35. Hunter

    Was looking over affordable backpacking tents, and found this great buy. Shipped quickly and everything was packaged great. Everything was high quality material for a great price.

  36. Fil (verified owner)

    Used the tent last weekend on a 3-day backpacking trip with friends and am happy to report the tent met all my expectations. Easy to set up, roomier than I thought, and very compact to carry. As nights were warm (~50F) I did not see any condensation, but it shouldn’t be a concern if one practices some good backpacking common sense.
    My friends were boasting $200+ UL tents from top brands and all were impressed by my 2.2 tent. I guess I managed to instill some buyer’s remorse in a few of them.
    I also purchased the River County Product s’ ground cover camping tarp to serve as a footprint or emergency shelter. A tad too small to serve as the 2.2 footprint, but did its job.
    Wish the tent had a vestibule for storing gear and cooking in rainy weather, but that’s something I can live without for now.
    So happy I just purchased the 1-person trekker tent for our son. I’m sure he’ll love it (and it has a great vestibule, too).
    Overall, great quality for the money, and more.

  37. DLee

    I purchased this tent for the express reason of using it on a solo camping trip in the mountains of North Carolina. When I arrived the ground was saturated due to rain storm the previous two days however despite the fact that the temperatures dropped to just above freezing (34 degrees). I did see condensation on the interior of the side walls but since those are kept physically separated from the from the internal screen mesh side walls the condensation dripped outside of the tent as intended by design. The tent was easy to set up and pack up (THANK YOU RIVER COUNTRY PORDUCTS for providing a stuff sack large enough to allow for easy packing of this tent). My only disappointment was that there were only 7 aluminum stakes in the pouch (there are supposed to be 8, 4 for each corner, two for each trekking pole, and two to pull the side walls away from the internal mesh side walls and provide ventilation) and I had to carve a wooden stake from tree branch. An incredibly good tent at an incredibly good price if you don’t need an ultra-lightweight tent and aren’t willing to spend hundreds of dollars to same a pound.

  38. Sharon

    Took my tent (best Mother’s Day gift EVER) on her inaugural adventure on a near-90 degree weekend in Central Florida. I didn’t have a chance to apply additional waterproofing, and still didn’t have a single issue with condensation. Plenty of room for myself and my gear. Will have room for my 10 year old kid on future trips if we keep our packs outside.

  39. joe casas (verified owner)

    Just got my trekking 2.2 tent and was excited to set it up! OMG is it roomy inside, simple to set up. An ultra light tent for under $60.00! Can not wait to give this baby a go when I kayak down the Congaree river,SC.

  40. Nick Stephan (verified owner)

    I’m so psyched on this tent. For the price it is an unreal weight. Also at this weight typically tents are made of very “fragile” feeling material. This tent is not and has a great feeling of durability. Can’t wait to get a chance to really test it but I’m confident it will do just right.

  41. Matt Anderson

    Just got the trekking 2.2 tent. I was amazed at how easy it set up and how big it was. Awesome tent river county knocked it out of the park.

  42. Jim

    Watched videos of comparison, for a limited budget figured it should be fine. WOW was i so very pleased upon setting up. The quality looks great. After setting up, I had to leave and decided to leave it in backyard.. A day latter I returned after numerous thunderstorms here in central Florida, mixed with some very severe gust. Had stopped raing just prior to returning, All was good, a few very small areas along top seem had some leakes, Prior to leaving I had purchased some silicone base spry sealant but had not had a chance to spray it. This was recommended for just about any tent you purchase. What i saw was negligible, but will still spray some along the seems as a preventive measure.

    You can’t go wrong with this tent. !!!

  43. Marilyn Andersen

    Just got this tent from Amazon and it sets up quickly and easily. It is light weight and easily folds back to fit in its carry bag. I set it up in the yard, but haven’t taken it out for a real trial yet (hence just 4 stars for now). It is roomy ( think 2 short people and gear will all fit inside it) and fits easily into my backpack. Price is great too!

  44. Michael Gallegos (verified owner)

    This tent is excellent for the money! Roomy, waterproof and plenty ventilated. It is perfect for backpacking or car camping. I would definitely recommend checking this tent out!

  45. John wells (verified owner)

    Set the tent up and sprayed it with water proof spray like the directions said had extemely heavy winds and rain here in Illinois had very little water I side I think it blew In from the vents went ahead and sealed the seams no more water after letting it set in the yard for about a week we’ll impressed

  46. John wells (verified owner)

    Set the tent up and sprayed it with water proof spray like the directions said had extemely heavy winds and rain here in Illinois had very little water I side I think it blew In from the vents went ahead and sealed the seams no more water after letting it set in the yard for about a week with it raining every day! Impressed

  47. Brandon Vincent

    I am part of a survivalist group and we train monthly regardless of weather. I had a buddy who purchased this. After 1.50” of rain my tent leaked and his was dry! So myself and several others have now purchased River Country Products trekking tent and we ALL love it!! Thank you for quality products at a great price! So don’t fall for the $20 products that I previously purchased! They are NOT near the quality as this!

  48. Kurt Knapper

    Tried this tent out in the South Dakota Badlands for it’s maiden voyage. This tent performed great as far as weight and ease of setup. It could accommodate 2 people if the gear is left outside, otherwise one person and all their gear is still quite roomy.

    For ~3lbs this tent is fantastic as far as space and ease of use.

    My only recommendation is that a protective layer be laid under the tent, I found a good lightweight option is window insulation film (the thicker variety). definitely worth the money for the product received.

    Also, I did use the trekking poles for the 3 days I was out there, and they performed very well. no slippage, sturdy and the shock absorbing feature was also very nice.

  49. Sergio Saldivar

    I just recently purchased the Trekking pole tent 2.2 and I’m in love. This tent exceeded my expectations. I’m used to having to carry around a traditional pop-up tent which weighed a ton (8lbs to be exact).
    This trekking pole tent has changed the way I camp. Whether it’s a day hike or a multiple day camp; this tent is super lightweight and very easy to set up. The aluminum stakes are light and durable. This tent is very budget friendly for those who don’t want to spend a couple hundred dollars for other trekking pole tents. Overall very very pleased with this tent.

  50. Jeff A.

    Great tent for backpacking. Big enough for me and all my stuff, and light enough to carry in my pack.

  51. Michael (verified owner)

    Just got this tent. It needed some Seam Sealing as most new tents do but aside from that it set up quick and painless, compacted down to the size of a football. Very excited to be adding this tent to my gear, and hopefully taking it across the PCT in the next year or two.

  52. Tim (verified owner)

    Good solid tent. Just used it for 2 nights in the High Uinta Mountains in Utah and had no condensation issues. Did not rain so I can’t speak to how it holds up when wet. My only concern was how much it flapped in the wind, but that could have been my pitch. Overall I’m very happy with the quality, especially for the price.

  53. Aaron (verified owner)

    This is an excellent tent! I have used tent on a total of about 6 nights in various conditions. When I bought it I covered both in the inside and outside in spray on water proofing.

    I bought this tent as a last resort when I ordered a “Lanshan 2” from AliExpress that did not arrive on time (more then 6 weeks!). The AliExpress tent did arrive after I needed it. Long story short- I have sold the Lanshan 2 on ebay and am keeping my Trekker 2.2.

    Space: It is a VERY roomy tent. I use this as a one man tent, but I love the ability to spread all of my stuff out at camp and in the morning to help stay organized. I am 6 foot tall and I can easily sit up and have extra room at my head and feet. I am sure you would be able to get another person in here easily.

    Waterproof: In raining weather, I have had no problems. I do get condensation on the inside of the tent, but nothing abnormal- I do like to camp by a water source, so this may be the reason for this.

    Set up: Set up is easy and simple. I have replaced the 4 corners with titanium stakes and the ride-line stakes with full sized ground hogs. I use the included stakes for the side walls. This is my first tent to use trekking poles and it shocking to see well they stand up. For this tent the pointy end of the pole goes into a grommet the the handle rests on the ground. I am always the first in my group to have my tent set up and packed up. I don’t worry about folding it up, I just stuff it all in which works well. Once this is done, I compress it easily. I did a cave camp once with this tent, and although the stakes were not going into the ground, a few rocks got the job done just fine.

    Customer Service: I did have an issues with the when it first arrived, but the customer service team presented me with a few different solutions the made me more then happy.

    Bottom line… if you want a easy, roomy, light weight tent from a great company… and don’t have an extra $300 to spend- this is your tent! This will exceed you expectations.

  54. Chris

    Purchased this set-up several weeks ago, and finally had a chance to use it. I’m very impressed, and would recommend it without reservations. Everything about it appears to be well thought out and constructed. Tons of room compared to my previous bivy styled solo tent that cost twice as much, dripped condensation, took up more pack space, and weighed more. I like the poles too!

  55. Sabin Carroll

    I bought this tent to take on the Appalachian Trail for those times when I want to camp but there are no trees for my hammock and rain fly. Before I used the tent, I sprayed it with waterproofing spray being sure to coat the seams as suggested – and let it dry completely for three days before packing it up. It is lightweight and simple to set up – and the two layers with the mesh allowed it to breathe for the warmish summer nights. It poured the rain one night while I was camping and I stayed completely dry. When packing up the tent the water just rolled off it it. It is good quality and I look forward to using it many more times. It is honestly roomy for one person. Highly recommend!

  56. Justin

    Field test review. My girlfriend and I spent days researching and decided to go with the Trekker Tent 2.2 combo for our first backcountry campout in RMNP. It seemed to be the best all around package being light, durable, and extremely affordable. As soon as we received the tent we went ahead and hit all the seams with additional silicone seam sealer and covered the tent multiple times with additional silicone spray…did we have to?…not sure…but it rained (and even snowed) every night for 5 days and we remained completely dry! The tent stakes it comes with are solid and had no issues with them staying in the soggy ground. We bought a second pair of poles from Walmart to hike with and by the time we left they were bent and busted while the ones from River Country Products held strong. My girlfriend and I are both 6′ tall so there wasnt much extra room in the tent but we were both very comfortable with the amount of space we had. We would have preferred to keep our packs in the tent but decided to wrap them up in a contractor bag and set them outside overnight. If anything happens to my Trekker 2.2 I will order another one without hesitation. HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Thank you River Country Products for the great gear!

  57. Justin Wright

    Lady Friend and I plan on doing some backpacking with the smol human, and we were looking for a lightweight 2 person tent. The Trekker 2.2 fit the bill and had the best price of anything I found. It is a classic pup style single entrance tent, that uses two trekking poles, thus appealing to the double-duty approach for ultralight camping. It has a wall & a half design; it is primarily a single wall tent, but the sides have a double wall mesh & outer wall that helps relieve the condensation that can be a problem in single wall tents. The use of the Roman Ventures rain fly as a second wall layer kept condensation minimal and gave a nice vestibule outside.
    The more I use this tent, the more I realize it is an incredible value for the price. I wrote and edited a decent chunk of this while sitting in the tent, either on my last camping trip or in my yard when I set it up to dry and do some additional seam sealing. I also upcycled some tent poles that were lying around and made two 42” poles for use when I won’t be carrying trekking poles, such as bikepacking or kayaking.
    I’ve now used this tent on multiple occasions, in terrain ranging from 1600’ lakeside to 100’ on valley floor, solo and with my partner, and it continues to be a great investment. It packs down easily into my 35L backpack or my bicycle panniers. The only thing I would change about it would be adding in a door on both ends.

  58. Hunter (verified owner)

    I just set up this tent and its awesome for the price. Im 6’9″ and this tent is long enough for me to fit in. It’s a true 2 person tent.

  59. Barry Ladd

    Best trekking pole tent ever my wife me and my seven-year-old son did a 17 Mile hike and we all three slept in the tent very spacious lightweight but definitely recommend this to any practical hiker Backpacker through hiker day hiker kayaker Outdoorsman good job guys

  60. Charles Green (verified owner)

    The Trekker 2.2 is a great choice for a backpacker who wants nice, light gear without spending a fortune. It’s well made with high quality materials and comes with great instructions and tips for getting the most out of the tent. I will definitely be trying other River Country Products equipment in the future.

  61. Stephanie (verified owner)

    Great light weight tent, fits 2 sleeping pads comfortably, Fast shiping and easy set up. Only con would be waterproofing the seams.

  62. Walter Keen (verified owner)

    What a great budget backpacking tent!!

    When I ordered this, I had already viewed the youtube reviews regarding weathersealing, and was happy to see that River Country Products was already working on a updated version to address the issues. However I have a boy scout who needed a new tent quickly, and he wanted a simple tent.

    We took the document that came with the tent showing where to focus waterproofing efforts, and seam sealed those seams, then applied waterproofing spray. About 18 hours later, we had him inside while we tested the waterproofing with a hose, as we live in the Pacific Northwest, and rain happens. No water came through the tent, and he is very happy.

    He says it is very roomy, easy to setup, and very good for backpacking.

    Some other scouts in the troop have already questioned why his tent doesn’t need poles, I’d definitely recommend it for a backpacking tent.

  63. Lisa (verified owner)

    This tent is great! It’s roomy and reasonably priced. It’s perfect for backpacking. I would definitely recommend this tent.

  64. James Waggoner

    Awesome little tent! A tremendous value even at twice the price. Easy set up. Condensation? Didn’t experience any. I really like the ventilation of this tent. Tested and passed with flying colors on a backpack trip in to the Beartooths. Weather was hot and cool to cold at night. One very windy night but not an issue.

  65. Michael Nalevaiko (verified owner)

    Great tent at a great price. It has not rained yet, so I can’t review for leaks. This is from the batch that had some online complaints, but I seamed sealed and waterproof sprayed the tent. This is roomy, relatively light weight, and very budget friendly. Set up is quick and easy. Doesn’t take up a lot of room in my backpack. Looking forward to testing it in the rain and updating this review. Company also immediately responded to my email question on trekking poles and from what I see online, they have been very responsive regarding other reviews and questions about this tent.

  66. Greg T

    Took the 2.2 to section hike part of the WA PCT. Easy to set up and put away. Plenty of room for two adults. It kept us completely dry the night it poured from 3 a.m. on. I’m buying another to give as a gift. Awesome tent.

  67. Tracey Ross

    I ordered the 2.2 to take on my first backpacking trip ever. I spent 2 weeks on the Shenandoah Nat’l Park section of the Appalachian Trail. Every night on the trail I patted myself on the back for having chosen this awesome little tent!
    So lightweight, inexpensive, shipped fast, easy-breezy and super-quick set up, even for a newbie like me! Never failed me in rain, no condensation at all and the vents made it a cinch to keep cooler or warmer. Well and truly done, River Country! 👍🏼

  68. Scott

    I am as impressed with the tent as I am with River Country Products as a company. The tent for being easy to set up, thoughtful “1-1/2” wall design, and the price to quality ratio (= Value) is phenomenal. The company for working out problems with the initial batch, and not rushing a replacement to market until it was well verified to be fixed. I waited for the updated batch after the prior concerns were worked out, and that seems to be the case. I sprinkler tested it for about 12 hours overnight into the next morning, which also happened to have some natural winds 10-15mph, and found no leakage anywhere. I would definitely buy it again, and in fact might do so to give as gifts for inclusion in bug-out bags.

  69. Steve (verified owner)

    This is a fantastic little tent, especially for the price point! I usually sleep under a tarp in the winter, but the Trekker 2.2 is so much easier to set up than a tarp. It took me 5 minutes to assemble the first time (because I had to unwind all the guy lines, which were already attached), but the second setup time was 3 minutes. Takedown can be accomplished in about 2 minutes, probably less once I get used to it. The bathtub bottom is nice, deep and made of the same lightweight materials as the side. Ventilation is great. Big mesh pockets along the side allow for storage and there’s even some little plastic rings in the gables to attach a gear line if one wants to hang a small light or sweaty socks up off the ground.
    I treated the outside walls of the tent, as suggested by River Country, with some silicone waterproofing spray and set it out in a three day rain. When I checked it this morning there was about a tablespoon of water in the right side, entrance corner. This is probably due to the fact that I bought one of the defective tents that got some bad press, but this is still not bad at all in my opinion. I also did not treat the bottom with waterproofing spray, so that may have something to do with it as well.
    All in all, I believe this tent is well constructed and will hold up for many miles. It is also nice to be able to support a small American company that is concerned about quality and not trying to rip folks off like some of the other popular UL and lightweight gear companies out there. Keep up the good work, River Country. The Trekker 2.2 has made me a believer in your company.

  70. Rev. Dave (verified owner)

    Just received my replacement 2.2., the upgrade and rebuild, after preliminary rain test it is leak free without any sort of treatment. Already I love the design and the space and the price and the wait. I cannot wait to take this into the backcountry. It’s perfect for southern camping with the ventilation, although it’s already getting around 40 at night around here. Very exciting. Now I’ve just seen the 1 V. Looks like I’m going to have the complete set soon. Keep up the good work guys and gals.

  71. Bob D (verified owner)

    The tent comes with seam tape stitched on the inside of all seams. As per instructions I sprayed with waterproofing inside and out and applied seam sealer to the outside of all seams, let it dry and applied a second coat of seam sealer to all seams. I set up the tent ahead of a steady rain that lasted two days. Checking after the rain revealed some leakage, about two teaspoons of water on the floor along one side and along the back wall. In addition there was about two tablespoons of water that collected in the small section of inside liner at the top of the tent. This is a section of tent material directly under the top ridge seam that the inside mesh is attached to. I plan to apply seam sealer again especially on the top ridge seam.

  72. Kevin (verified owner)

    Great tent for the money. I liked the idea of the design of this tent. No poles to break and leave you stranded and the savings in weight because I almost always use trekking poles anyway (bad knees). Plenty of room inside for me to stretch out and still space to store a lot of gear.

    I got one of the bad batch of tents in August, but River Country was very upfront regarding the problem and included instructions on how to remedy them. I seam sealed everything twice and applied waterproofing as per instructions and so far so good. Haven’t had it out in an extended downpour but its been through a few showers without problems.

    Materials are quality and detailing, stitching, etc. are solid. Nice to see a local small business make good. Hopefully it will continue to perform when it sees some heavier rain. Overall a nice product.

  73. Craig keller

    Bought the 2.2 on Amazon in March 2019. Finally got it out on a backpacking trip. Super buy! Light, fast setup and kept me dry. I did follow recommendations and used wtrproofing spray in and out. An add on vestibule would really make it full featured and a 5 star. As soon as you figure out the design I’ll buy it!

  74. William McGeenothing (verified owner)

    I nearly always hike and backpack solo. I bought this tent because of the weight, interior room, and the price. I’ve taken it on the trail once. It’s a bit lighter than my one-man tent but incredibly roomy inside. Very quick and easy to set up. I liked it so much that I bought a second one in case my son goes with me so he can sleep in his own — the 2 tents together weigh a little less than my 2-man tent without their poles. I like to have a footprint under the tent and used a mylar emergency blanket — size is close enough, weighs practically nothing, and costs very little when I buy a 10- or 12-pack.

    This is a great tent!

  75. Bailey P

    I used this tent once, solo, but noticed it had a rip in the stitching where the bathtub meets the tent wall once I set it up. Probably should have set it up at home first. Luckily it wasn’t raining and was just a one nighter to test it out. I camped in heavy fog close the the ocean in Northern California, wind was 5 to 10 mph, and had no condensation even with the outer door zipped shut. When I got back I sent them an email with a couple of pics. They got right back to me, I sent the order number(thank goodness Amazon keeps track) and they sent me a whole new one. Awesome!

  76. Gavin Guidry

    The Trekker 2.2 exceeded my expectations! The tent was light weight and roomy! For precaution I sealed seems before use. On our first trip out to Kisatchie National Forest the morning dew fell like rain from the towering pines above. The Trekker 2.2 kept me dry. Thank you River Country Products for delivering a quality product at a great price!

  77. Maureen McGuigan

    First tent every purchased after years of research this tent made me pull the trigger,the size and the ease of set up it way exceeded my expectations.Within minutes of the Amazon drop off it was in my yard blew my mind the simplicity.American Made all the way!

  78. Joe M Mackay (verified owner)

    This tent is unbelievable for the price! Well built, lightweight, easy to setup and extremely roomy. Hunter and the crew at River Country Products truly understand great customer service, an art that’s truly lacking in today’s day and age. Don’t hesitate to buy from this company!

  79. Bert Branson

    Used this tent last week on a 4 day hike along the Suwannee River in Florida
    The weather was dry and mild
    The tent is light, easy to set up and quite roomy
    The extra head room at the entrance is nice.
    Only thing I found fault with is the netting is not no seeum here in the south the tent would not be usable in warm weather when the bugs are worse
    Price point was great

  80. Jordan Myers (verified owner)

    I would definitely recommend. It’s a lightweight, easy to pack, compact, amazingly budget friendly tent. The only con I noticed is that it’s not a good cold weather tent, as I was tenting in weather in the teens. Honestly though, that’s on me bringing a three season tent in the winter but it is a heads up if you’re planning to tent in the winter.

  81. Ann Gilfoyle

    I bought this tent for myself in December. I have read so many good and bad reviews that I want to give an update. I set this up in my basement and treated it with waterproofing spray inside and out and went over the seams that have been mentioned as problematic. The main seams appeared to be well sealed before I started. I did see light through small pinholes in several corners and I made sure to seam seal those ares from the inside and the outside. I set it up on Sunday in my yard as it was a nice day. We had rain overnight starting Monday evening through part of Tuesday. There has been ABSOLUTELY NO water in this tent. It is still up in my yard. I am hoping for another good day when I will also treat it with permethrin.

  82. Tom Ward (verified owner)

    I took the tent on its first backpack to the Deschutes River in Oregon a couple of weeks ago. Two nights no rain but camping next to the river. I had no condensation even though it was in the mid 20’s for the low temperatures. We had some very strong winds on night one and one peg did pull out. Being the first time setting up, I did not have the guy lines exactly right and had some rattling. Night 2 I was better with the guy lines. As some one above said, I did put grommets on the door area to make a semi vestibule that will work. Seven tents in our group with free standing and non-freestanding. Everyone was impressed for the money. I am looking forward to no more Covid and getting 20-30 more nights to see how it holds up

  83. Paul (verified owner)

    Very happy with the product! Fast shipping, even faster set up!! Simple, small and lightweight, all for $50, in bearable in today’s market place. Very pleased.

  84. Gina Crossman

    Tent was easy to put up and take down. It is light weight, and provides plenty of room. I like that it has the vestibule, and that is is double layered, so if you want a breeze in a summer night, you can leave off the rain fly. I think it will also prevent condensation.

  85. Hal

    This tent has lots of room for two people and we can keep all our gear inside. Lots of air flow so no condensation. What really stands out with this company is the excellent customer service.

  86. Kenny

    Just received my 2.2 today. I already have The 1.0, and a friend has the 2.0. I had an idea of the quality I would be gettIng. I wasn’t let down, this company is solid as well as their gear. These tents thrive in the High Uinta mountain wilderness in Utah. Where one minute it can be sunny and 80, then a microburst will roll through and dump rain. Then snow on you that night. You and your gear will be dry. Thanks River Country for great quality products at a great price.

  87. alexander m kersten

    This Tent is perfect for 2 people. the setup and take down is unbelievably fast/easy. excited to put her to use. all the seams are taped and look good. I will for sure be spraying it down with some waterproofing.

  88. Jason (verified owner)

    Great quality, packs down nice and is lightweight. Will be perfect on my planned backpack hunts this fall!

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