Trekker Tent 2

(36 customer reviews)


The green version of this tent is currently on back-order and will be unavailable to ship until August 15th. The tent will also be on sale until that time. Do not order this tent unless you can wait for us to ship the tent August 15th.


Trekker Tent 2, Two-Person Trekking Pole Tent, Ultralight Backpacking Tent. Great light weight backpacking tent.  Super Fast and Easy set up! Great for Hiking, camping, or adding to your survival bag, this compact tent will fit into your backpack without filling it up.

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This tent now includes our ultralight aluminum stakes if purchased on

  • Super Fast and Easy set up! Great for Hiking, camping, or adding to your survival bag, this compact tent will fit into your backpack without filling it up.
  • At just 8 inches tall this item is so compact for shipping that it can fit in a FedEx Pak Envelope.
  • While Trekking Poles are included if you select with trekking poles above. This tent can also be used with almost any stick that is over 42 inches tall.
  • 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.
  • Trekking Poles are also sold separately.
  • This is a 2 Person tent, it is roomy for 1 but fits 2 people comfortably (compared to other 2 men backpacking tents).

Most tents come with fragile poles that break easily, making the tent worthless. This tent does not have that problem. This 2 lb 9 oz tent is one of the lightest backpacking tents on the market. At 7 feet long, 62 inches wide, and 42 inches high it also has more room than any tent in the ultra light category. Roomy for One but comfortable for Two. Does well in any weather including rain or even on snow.

Compact so it can fit easily in your backpack or bug out bag. Easy to pack. Comes with stakes and carrying bag. 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. Total weight is 2 lbs 12 oz with carrying bag and 8 aluminum stakes.  Making this tent the a ultralight Trekking Pole Tent, backpacking tent, camping tent, hiking tent, light weight tent, compact tent, ultra light tent.

No Poles means No Problems, most tents come with cheap fragile poles which are the first things to break and make the tent worthless. Because this tent will work with any trekking poles or even any stick 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 or tie the corners and put in the trekking poles and it can be set up in as little as 1 minute.

Additional information

Weight2.8 lbs
Dimensions8 × 5 × 4 in

Green, Blue

Trekking Poles

With Trekking Poles, Without Trekking Poles

36 reviews for Trekker Tent 2

  1. Trevor

    The tent was delivered fast and was as described. Set it up in our back yard and left it for a few days in the rain, stayed dry inside and seems like it will work great on our backpacking trip. thanks.

  2. Malcolm (verified owner)

    Excellent quality and construction. Light weight and easy to set up and roomy enough for two people or one person and plenty of gear. Great price too!

  3. aldrichshane2 (verified owner)

    Great quility, fast delivery. Great material. Im looking forward to backpacking this year. great investment im very happy with my purchase

  4. BryanW

    Nice tent, love how small you guys are able to pack it for shipping 🙂 It worked great on my backpacking trip last weekend. Kept me dry in wet weather. Very well built, it is so hard to find a good backpacking tent in this price range. In all I am very happy with my purchase.

  5. Ron

    Upon receiving my new tent i did a backyard set-up to check it out. This is a great buy! It’s made well and engineered well. Having said that, I did find a small seam issue in one area. I sent an email with a picture, on a Sunday,( expecting a reply Monday). They contacted me within a half hours time, with multiple options to make it right. That is customer service. From what I’ve been told this is a new company trying to build a quality brand at affordable prices. They have my vote. I’m guessing this tent is plenty capable of shedding water, but for good measure I am seam sealing and treating entire canopy. Why wouldn’t you?? I would do the same for a $600 tent. And for a $600 tent the seller better send someone to carry it for me. Good job River Country Products. I look forward to you expanding your line of gear.

  6. Billy

    Just received this product and am very pleased with it, particularly its roominess and light weight. It could be lighter with aluminum stakes. Still a good purchase.

  7. Rod Crawford (verified owner)

    Received my tent very quickly after I ordered it. It came just as described, weighing in 2.1 lbs (that is including the stuff sacks for tent & stakes). It was an extremely fast and easy set up. I was very surprised at how much room the tent offered. What impressed me most is not the product its self, which I love, but its the customer service that River Country provides. I had a couple of questions and they responded back to me within minutes. They were extremely helpful and polite. I cant say enough about my experience with them.

  8. Jana (verified owner)

    Very satisfied! My tent was delivered quickly, it was very light as promised, and the set up was very easy. So far, it was tested in the back yard and ready now for a backpacking trip. Thank you!

  9. Richard Riffe (verified owner)

    This is a great tent. Very reasonably priced. My wife and I took it out on our first trip amd it stormed the first night but we stayed dry. Light weight and a great value.

  10. Tom

    After having this tent for a few months, I finally had a chance to test it out.

    Setup was a snap and super quick. I had already set it up in the garage once, but was amazed again how much room there was even with my external frame backpack inside it with me. Other people were very impressed with the size and weight of it and blown away by the price.

    It was pretty windy and it stayed up just fine. There was no rain, and only minimal condensation inside the tent in the morning.

    My only concern was in the middle of the night, when I found my feet pushing against the back hiking pole. That could have ended very badly, so I will have to make sure I keep my feet tucked in! 😁

  11. Dave (verified owner)

    Set up in yard last night. Good size and appears to be very well made. Seems to have plenty of room inside while packing up into a very compact size great for backpacking. Looking forward to using it soon. Shipped very quickly.

  12. Robert (verified owner)

    These guys are great, I emailed shortly after ordering to ensure it would arrive in time for a camping trip. They printed the label and had the product driven down to the post office to beat that days cutoff so that i would receive it in time. Top marks for customer service. Tent is exactly what I was looking for, and well made for a budget price, which is hard to find. This company is doing it right!

  13. Jeff P

    Excelllent build quality especially for the price. It has been sturdy in wind. Definitely waterproof. Super happy after a few setups and teardowns. Easy to fold.

    This is as good as it gets for ultralight backpackers on a reasonable budget. I can’t believe they can design and produce such a great tent for the price.

    RCP warns of condensation, but like any single wall tent, there can be a little condensation so be sure to have good airflow or plan ahead with dwr on a sleeping bag. I have not found it to be a problem at all.

    The top seam is already sealed to keep out the rain, a real nice touch. Seam sealing is pretty easy diy with a kit or by mixing silicone and mineral spirits then painting on and buffing it.

    I did find myself wishing there was a vestibule for tent. A lot of 2P tents these days have them. Even with a cavernous interior, having a vestibule keeps down the condensation if your gear is wet, and provides a place to cook in the rain. That would be important for doing a thru hike or long section of a trail.

    The bathtub floor is waterproof which is awesome, again, especially for a tent this light and inexpensive. No need for a groundsheet.

    I could see myself wanting a silnylon or dyneema version as an upgrade, to possibly save even more weight.

    Tent and guylines: 2.56 lbs / 41 oz
    Aluminum stakes: 3.2 oz

  14. Kyle (verified owner)

    Wow…What can I say, this tent exceeded my expectations. When it arrived I ran outside and set it up in record time. I added some seam sealer just in case as the Pacific Northwest can turn on you in a moments and we were taking this on a 2 day hike. Both my 11yr old son and I stayed in the tent and positioned our internal frame packs width wise at the tent opening. Both our packs are 60ish liter packs so they were not small. My son is a starfish sleeper and spreads all out at night and will be all over from left to right and top to bottom! I never felt him moving as the tent is around 5ft wide. The tent uses 8 stakes, 4 corner, 2 trekking pole guy line stakes, 2 sidewall guy line stakes. The condensation rear vents guy line to the rear trekking pole guy line stake. Thought I think 10 stakes would give the rear vents more of an opening and would help with rear side wall tension. I have lashed all 3 guy lines to the 1 rear stake as described on step 6 on the instructions, but I feel it pulls the rear tent side walls side inward. I originally ordered the lighter stakes, so I will be ordering another set so that I can do the 10 stake configuration.

    This tent was quick to setup, super warm almost to a fault. I would sleep in this probably in below 40ish degrees, though I sleep very hot. The weight it allowed me to drop from my pack is a very joyful experience! I was sub 20lbs base weight prior to leaving for the hike.

    Thank you very much River Products

  15. James (verified owner)

    I’m so happy with this tent. I was expecting a Walmart tent or something that cheap. Great company!! I hope to see more products from y’all like an ultralight backpack. thanks

  16. Steve McElroy

    Great tent. Nice and light. Am hiking the Arizona Trail and this will provide adequate cover and low weight. I have set it up and everything is thought out. I like the write up pamphlet. It basically says if you have any problems let us know and we will make it right. I had no problems but shows confidence in their product.
    Good Job!

  17. Tom F (verified owner)

    Excellent value. Plenty of room. I bought the tent in July and have used it on 3 short backpacking trips in the mountains of Colorado. It kept us dry during 3 hours of rain and had enough headroom to let us play cards inside comfortably while we were waiting for the weather to improve. I’d recommend it to anyone who is looking for a simple, lightweight backpacking tent.

  18. Lou Scarpelli (verified owner)

    Bought this tent last month for a mountain backpacking trip in Calf. Wasn’t sure it was going to make it but it showed up on time. Set the tent up before our trip, and we were all surprised what a nice tent for the money. Very spacious inside for one person, can easily to two people if necessary. I like the floor material, you don’t really need a footprint. Just remember you need two walking sticks or trees to tie on to. May not work well if you’re on rock outcrop (if you can use the stakes).

  19. Caleb Shannon

    I was excited to get the tent after I read many reviews on amazon about it. I took it backpacking and it is very light and compact. The only issue is the condensation that builds on the inside of the tent. It rained the entire trip so I couldn’t leave the vents open at the front. I applied water resistant silicon spray to both the inside and outside of the tent two days before going which I believe helped a lot. Great tent for the price.

  20. Mark Brown

    Just returned from a 25 day motorcycle camping trip across America. This tent was home for 21 of those days. I cant begin to tell you how nice it is to unroll the tent and have it pitched in minutes. Withstood gail force winds in Oklahoma without a hitch. Very sturdy. Loved the room of the floorplan. Did have some condensation in the Southeast but easily mitigated by keeping the front flaps open. So impressed Im going to buy a second RCP tent, specifically the 1 man, love the awnin g on it and the smaller size for dual sport camping. Thanks for producing a tough affordable shelter.

  21. Cameron Leet

    I love the tent already even though I just set it up! Can’t wait to take it camping!
    I like the aluminum tent stakes, and the way the tent was made! It set up just fine with my trekking poles, and is very sturdy!

  22. Mark Billow

    I purchased the Trekker Tent 2 for Backpacking, Hiking and camping the Appalachian Trail, and I have been extremely happy with the size, weight and performance of this tent. One my first weekend on night hike with the tent, we had a large storm (about 1 inch of rain with winds up to 35 mph) and this tent performed outstanding. No leaks and the wind was no issue. A hiker that was camped near me abandoned his tent due to water leaks and sleep in the shelter. The next morning he was checking out this tent and said he was going to purchase one. I highly recommend this tent. I going to conduct a thorough hike of the AT and this tent will ensure I’m dry and rested. Thank you.

  23. Joe Veselak

    Awesome tent with great quality at a low price. Small and easy to carry and still big enough for 2. I have yet to be disappointed!

  24. Michael Palomares

    Best tent you can get in my opinion and to top that an unbeatable price! Don’t let the price fool you this tent won’t let you down any time your life can depend on it. I have spent miserable nights freezing and in tents that would fail on me miles away from civilization. Learn from my experience and buy this tent along with the snugpack jungle bag ! I consider them the ultimate backpackers sleep system. I can see why our military men and women purchase this product for field use. Keep in mind the daily use and abuse this product can with stand is a huge reason people trust this brand with their life . I spent about 2 months comparing this tent and every time I just couldn’t justify why I would use any other tent. I love hatchet work so I enjoy using branches instead of the trekking poles which of course my gf finds odd lol.

  25. Justin (verified owner)

    Set this tent up in our backyard for three days of rain and stayed completely dry. The corners were well built and free of holes or thin material. Went camping with it twice and it has worked perfectly.

  26. Ryan R (verified owner)

    Great backpacking tent! Easy set up and light weight. You can’t find a tent at this price and weight anywhere else. Thank you River Country Products!

  27. Amanda Lilly (verified owner)

    I feel like this will be a fantastic purchase. I love how light weight it is and that it used trekking poles. Set it up and love it. I do wish the 2.2 came with the same sturdy bottom. I would rather the extra ventilation but didn’t want to carry an extra ground cloth. Oh well, maybe in the future. Thank you for these awesome products!

  28. Tony Brentnall

    So far so good, delivered with no snags, set up smooth, the poles and the 8 included aluminum stakes appear excellent quality for weight and durability.

    Look forward to rain test!

  29. Jeff Bruecker (verified owner)

    Amazing tent…regardless of the price! And the fact that it is $60 makes it a complete steal. So much space inside I was blown away and very easy to set up. Shedding pounds in the pack with this baby. Can’t wait to get on the trail soon!

  30. Richard Dayringer (verified owner)

    This tent is exactly as it is described. It is easy to set up and roomy inside. It fits in the bag after use. It is an absolute bagain.r

  31. Robert W Austin

    Review of my river County Products Trekking Pole Tent (got 2 and trekking poles). Delighted, nice size, great package price, good workmanship. Color is the one point I wanted to cover. In the wilderness it makes great since to have everything brightly colored. For many years the only color that was available was blue. Blue is okay but when you are getting up in the morning, eyes don’t focus and Items that you need love to hide in plane sight. That being said it makes it easier to find small items, gloves, tent stakes cups as bright as possible. The tent is a blend into the background green, and to it’s advantage it does not detract from the natural environment and is too large to hide it’s self in front of you as you leave the campsite. All in all a great tent.

    Rob Austin
    AKA Bucket list

  32. Craig Broussard

    Well made tent! Went ahead and added seam sealer for extra added protection and also gave me a chance to closely check out the tent. The seams are well made and the tent is well constructed! For the price of the tent/kit you can’t go wrong. I will get out once the weather cools down a bit to give it a full test/review.

  33. Nathan R Smith

    Killer tent! Everything you need! Sets up fast. The basic design is a relief after dealing with the over-engineering that goes into most tents. Interior space is great for two people. I wish I had one of these a long time ago. This tent will have a permanent home in my truck.

  34. michael

    Fast delivery, quality, packable, light weight. Economical.

  35. Nathaniel Kincaidsees (verified owner)

    I love the lightweight tent at such an outstanding price. This company is a great example of innovation at work! I am so happy to be able to buy a bargain product in America!

  36. Joseph Carroll

    Just got back from trip…tent was fantastic.. thank you for such a well made , reasonable tent.. Joe

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