Trekker Tent 2.2

(42 customer reviews)

$65.95 $54.95

  • 2 Person trekking pole tent.

  • 2 Layer backpacking tent with large mesh vents.
  • Great hiking and camping tent.


Trekker Tent 2.2, Two-Person Trekking Pole Backpacking Tent

  • 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.
  • Trekking poles are NOT included (they are included in the Trekker Tent 2.2 Combo Pack), this tent is intended for use with your own trekking poles, but can be used with almost any stick that is over 42 inches tall.
  • At over 7 feet long, over 5 feet wide, and 42 inches high, this tent offers more room inside than almost any other ultralight tent.
  • This tent has large mesh sidewalls and vents making it close to a full 2-layer tent. Double wall tent on the sides and front only. The back wall is single wall

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). Poles are not included (they are included with the Trekker Tent 2.2 Combo Pack). 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. Trekking Pole Tent, backpacking tent, camping tent, hiking tent, light weight tent, compact tent, ultra light tent. 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.

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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Additional information

Weight3.2 lbs
Dimensions12 × 8 × 6 in

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42 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. !!!

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