Trekker Tent 2V

(33 customer reviews)

$56.95$76.95

  • Large two person tent, light enough for one person but large enough for two.
  • Removable rain fly, and mesh walls allow for good air flow and reduce condensation.
  • Large vestibule is perfect for storing gear.
  • Tall door makes entering and exiting the tent easy.
  • Comes with all needed stakes, guy-lines, and carrying bag.
  • Choose between RCP carbon fiber reinforced and no poles (for use with your own trekking poles).
  • No Trekking Poles
  • Carbon Trekking Poles
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Description

Description:

The Trekker Tent 2V is a feature packed 2 person tent. It is light enough for solo backpacking trips, yet roomy enough for two people. The included vestibule also provides ample space for gear and with a taller front door entering and exiting the tent is easy. The included rain fly attaches quickly to the tent providing protection from the elements while the mesh side walls make the tent perfect for warm summer camping.

Main features:

  • Attachable rain fly, also forms the vestibule.
  • Easy to set up, simply stake down the corners and extend your trekking poles in the front and back grommets.
  • Mesh vents reduce condensation and provide excellent airflow.
  • Tent includes all needed stakes and guy-lines.
  • Light weight, just 3lbs 7oz.
  • Keeps water out, seams are taped.

Specifications:

  • Weight: 3lbs 7oz
  • Material: PU Coated Polyester
  • Length: 7 ft
  • Height: 48” Front / 36” Back
  • Width: 68” Front / 42” Back

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

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Additional information

Trekking Pole Type

No Trekking Poles, Carbon Trekking Poles, Aluminum Trekking Poles

33 reviews for Trekker Tent 2V

  1. T. McLuckie (verified owner)

    This is a really nice tent for the price. It is very easy to set up and the fabric seems nicely sturdy. All the seams exposed to the elements are taped, and the fabric sheds water really well. No water got in the tent in a downpour, but there were a few drops on the seam between the mesh and the tent body. I would prefer that the fly could be a little more taut and attach at a slightly lower spot which would keep the good airflow and help with any possible water intrusion at the mesh. All in all, I’m very pleased with this tent and can’t wait to take it out in the spring.

  2. Bo

    Please see my video review here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqLwUPyNlD8
    I am giving the tent 4 stars instead of 5 because I have only got to use it for one overnight in the field. I would assume that with more uses I would bump it up to 5 but I try to error on the side of caution.

  3. Kelly Stokes

    I ordered two tents and received them yesterday afternoon. I set them up in the yard so I could scotch guard them (the seams are Already taped, but I always take this step to add extra protection with all of my gear). The quality looks great. It is very compact and takes up little room in my pack. I was really pleased with how easy and quickly the tent went up. It took me just over ten minutes, but only that long because I had to readjust the guy lines after putting the rain fly on. I, specifically, had to fiddle around with the rain fly and guy line on the back end of the tent, because it didn’t seem to want to cover the mesh completely.
    Because I was worried the rain fly wasn’t going to keep out the water, I left the tent out to see how it stood up in the weather. This morning, after a decent amount of rain, the inside was completely dry. I’m only giving this a 4 out of 5 stars, because I haven’t slept in it yet. I will update my review once we take it out on a trip. I wanted to provide feedback ASAP. I’m just hesitant on giving it 5 stars because I’ve not spent time in it. However, this seems like a great, sturdy tent and I’m excited to use it.

  4. Jason

    While I would like to see a few changes, especially in materials, it’s an nice inexpensive tent. As a responsible adult I expect this tent to last me 5+ years of regular use going out for a weekend every other month. If you abuse this tent it’s not going to hold up. It’s just not of materials and construction to hold up to irresponsible handling. If the fly get damaged I’ll probably fly a larger tarp over it allowing for more ventilation and rain cover and it would still be the cheapest “screen house” on Amazon.

  5. Joe M Mackay

    Haven’t taken on a trip yet but set it up in the yard and right out of the box I can already see a couple of issues. On the sides, the guy line attachment points are sewn to the tent. These are not sealed at all and I can see multiple pin holes of light from the inside. Also, the way the rainfly attaches to the lower rear section, if rain is coming any direction besides straight down, pretty sure water is going to get in. The exposed mesh of the tent is right under I that little flap with a big gap in between. The only reason I’m writing this review now is because River Country released this tent looking for feedback in ways to improve the design. I will send a follow up review after it’s been tested on the trail.

  6. D.W.

    Finally got this thing out to camp. It’s light and comfortable. The only issue I had was getting the door situated against the wind correctly, so the wind doesn’t blow through the rainfly. Love it completely other than that. Gonna give this to my kids and get the O.G. trekker tent 1 for myself.

  7. William Arthur (verified owner)

    Just received it, and set it up indoors to check out the true size. Easy set up. Large for one person, would be tight for two. Fit and finish seem good. Its a $35 tent that seems worth way more.

  8. Jim Brown (verified owner)

    Set it up for the first time in a spring snowstorm. Timed myself in less than 15 min start to finish. Very easy setup. Have to say I’m impressed with the design and initial quality. I also love the size, the vestibule, the bathtub floor, the weight and the price. I was surprised by the quality of the included stakes. Exceeded my expectations, by far! Good job, Gang! As far as improvements, one minor and one major one come to mind. The zippers work well but the vertical zipper can only be operated with two hands. Minor inconvenience, but loading my gear required me to set it all down in the wet dirt to open the tent. The horizontal ones worked fine one-handed because the tautness of the tent. A loop at the front of the tent might allow the floor to be pegged down. Or perhaps a way to make the trekking pole assist in holding down the floor of the tent?? Minor inconvenience, though. The other issue is only a potential issue, but it’s a big one. The gap between the mesh of the tent side and the fly is a wet sleeping bag waiting to happen. When the weather clears I’ll experiment with different pole heights, peg distances and bungie tightness to see if I can’t dial it in more to narrow the gap. I may end up using velcro to hold the fly in a strategic spot. As it is, there is only one direction I would feel comfortable setting up the tent: with the front of the tent facing the wind. Great tent though!

  9. MICHAEL L CROW (verified owner)

    The price to quality is great with this tent (2.2V). I set it up in my back yard to see how it installed and to get a feel for quality. It sets up very easy , everything fit as described in the instructions. Folding it back up was tricky to get back to football size. There is plenty of room for one person. On my motorcycle trip I plan on using a packable cot so I set it up for this trial run and I had plenty of room for the cot, me and gear. I really like the vestibule and the mesh roof. I have the 2.2 but I like this one much better. We will see how it works in the elements and the durability. However, at this point I am impressed. Thanks for the quality at this price.

  10. David C.

    Love the tent after one use! No rain was in the forecast, so the rainfly wasn’t necessary. I used a paracord ridgeline between two trees approximately 15 feet apart. It worked fabulously! I used a trucker’s hitch knot on the end of the ridgeline to get it nice and taut. Then, I attached the tent ropes on the front and back corners of the tent to the ridgeline with adjustable tautline hitches. Worked beautifully. No sticks or poles necessary. Just 25′ of paracord and two trees within 20′ of each other. I bought an additional 10×12 tarp/rainfly for heavy rains and additional coverage. Materials are good quality for the current price of this tent (39.95). The only main improvement I can suggest is having slightly better quality zippers. But, if you’re careful with this tent and don’t abuse it, I imagine it will last for years.

  11. Masa

    I am a relatively new hiker/backpacker, who – like most, I imagine – are wary of spending loads of money gathering their initial gear set up. I stumbled upon the River Country Trekker 2V while researching “lightweight” backpacking gear. Though there were very few online reviews of this model at the time of my purchase, I rolled the dice and purchased this tent. I am *mostly* very happy with my purchase. My first trip was a modest 7-mile hike with my girlfriend in Providence Canyon, GA. The tent was a breeze to set up and strike down, and even though the packs of very loud coyotes gave us a nervous night’s sleep, we felt secure in the tent, even through a light drizzle of rain in the morning. I was despondent, however, when I noticed a hole in the tent floor after my first use. I must be very clear here: I did NOT do a thorough inspection of the tent floor before I took it out on the trail. I have no way of knowing whether the hole was already there, or if something in the ground tore a hole in it during our use. I patched this hole with some silicone sealant and a tent repair kit from Walmart.

    Our second trip was a rock-climbing excursion to Sand Rock, AL, where we set up the tent on an uneven surface. I was initially weary of setting up a non-free-standing tent on uneven ground, but found it to be quite secure. I was worried that the prickly materials on the ground would cause more tears in the tent floor, but I have found no further damage thus far.

    While I have only used this tent twice, I am confident to give this product 4 stars due to several reasons: first, it is difficult to find any gear even remotely close to this price range that provides the pack size and weight; and second, even as a novice backpacker, I had very little trouble with the setup of the tent. My only concern is from the hole that appeared in the tent floor. While I am willing to give this company the benefit of the doubt – and yes, I will admit that I did not take extra measure to put together an appropriate footprint/groundsheet to accompany the tent – I wonder if the materials used are sturdy enough to weather the wide variety of conditions outdoors.

    For this price point, I am willing to spend an extra few dollars buying a waterproofing spray to fortify the rain fly and tent body, and I will likely purchase a Tyvek sheet to fashion a homemade footprint. Even including these costs, I will safely remain under the $100 mark for this shelter system. I am absolutely okay with that.

    From a design standpoint, I do wonder how the back, lower end of the tent will hold up to high winds and strong rain. I wonder if the start of the mesh material is too low – where wind can cause the fly to create space where rain can start hitting the mesh tent body. I cannot confirm this until I have used this tent in that kind of scenario.

    Overall, I am pleased with this product, mainly due to its cost. I am looking forward to spending more time with this product over the next several months, and I hope to be able to give a more thorough review in the future.

  12. Shawn

    Super happy with the design, weight and size of this tent. Also the customer service of river country products is second to none.

  13. James (verified owner)

    I purchased this tent for a backpacking trip but since the covid-19 lockdown I hadn’t had the chance to take it out. Last night I camped out in my yard to test the tent. I used a pole for the front of the tent and attached the back of the tent to a crepe myrtle.

    The night was breezy with 25 mph wind gusts and the morning had a steady, soaking rain. The tent performed flawlessly. It held up well and was completely dry on the inside. I did re-seal the seams prior to use but I would do that on any tent.

    I was concerned that the rain fly would not be long enough to adequately cover the back of the tent but this proved not to be an issue.

    Overall I am extremely happy with my purchase. At this price point what more could I ask?

  14. Roy (verified owner)

    I have not used the tent camping outside yet but I like the material and the design for the wonderful price that it is offered at. I am writing a review today more about the customer service that I received immediately after I received my package at my home. I had ordered multiple items on this order but I soon found out after I opened the box that I was shorted 1 of the items. I checked my email order confirmation to double check that I was billed for the missing item and I was so I began to look for a phone number to give them a call and inform them of the mistake but I found no phone number on their website so I emailed them as they requested. To be honest I was a little worried about if or when they would get back to me because usually an email address instead of a phone number means they don’t want to talk to the customer. However, I was pleasantly surprised to receive an email back from Hunter in less than 2 hours with an apology and a helpful explanation of how they would take care of the mistake for me. Hunter also asked if I had a certain time frame that I needed my missing item and told me that they would do what they could to get it to me if needed. I informed him that normal freight would be just fine if they had it in stock. Thanks guys and GOOD JOB!!!

  15. Bobby

    First off let me say that I never leave reviews but after tons of research looking for a lightweight backpacking tent for me and my son for an upcoming back country hunt a friend of mine said to check out river country products And after reading the reviews for $39 I decided to give them a try received the tents today and decided to put it up in the backyard and I have to say it is the easiest tent I’ve ever owned to set up quality far exceeds the cost and they held up on a breeze day in Arizona I am extremely happy with my purchase so far. The tents are very roomy and I have to say one of the first tents I have owned that will fit back into the bag I will update my review after our back country hunt.

  16. William in Wisconsin (verified owner)

    Love this tent. River Country was suggested on a hiking forum I follow. After researching for about a week, I went with the Trekker 2V. I was looking for a lightweight hiking tent that didn’t cost a small fortune and could be used for thru hikes (hikes lasting way longer than a weekend).
    It was very easy to set up and tear down. If you follow the packing instructions, it will pack small. I used my trekking poles to cut down on weight and size. As mentioned, the seams are sealed. I did add a waterproof spray to the rain cover and solid areas of the tent. I’m a bigger guy and this has plenty of room for me and gear (I didn’t want to feel claustrophobic). Only negative so far is that the sides flap around in high winds. I think this will decrease as i get more familure with the set up. First time set up took about 15 minutes. (I read the set up instructions before trying. They were very helpfull.)

  17. Ty Mendoza

    Im giving this product a 5 star review! I came across RCP by chance searching for backpacking tents for me and my girlfriend for this upcoming summer. I wanted a lightweight product that compacted down nicely and wasnt too heavy or bulky. I took the plunge on the Trekker Tent 2V as i liked the design of the tent and how the rainfly created a vestibule in the front opening for additional storage of gear/shoes/space/etc. Shipping was so fast, it took 1.5 days to arrive i was very impressed! Upon opening the package, the tent was compacted literally to the size of a rugby ball and was very light. lighter than i anticipated! I immediately went and set it up in my front lawn to test it out, im not kidding you it took me only 7 minutes to set this tent up by myself! I am thrilled with this product! Very quality construction and high quality materials used. Taped seams, durable stitches. I think my favorite aspect of this tent is how spacious it is. This will fit 2 people no problem!

    Thank you River Country Products, keep up the great work on you products! Ive already recommended this company to 2 of my friends that like outdoor adventuring.

  18. Cassie in Cali4nia

    For the price, I can’t complain much. I am a newbie to backpacking so did not want to spend a fortune (yet) just starting out. I will be using with one child at a time so i figured this was a good way to start. I do have concerns. As mentioned in a previous review, the side guy lines are sewn to the side of the tent and I can see through. I am going to waterproof this week, set up and sleep out back to give a full review. So far, I’m nervous. I live in an area that gets pretty windy and the tent is bowing into the middle of the tent weighing it down. Makes me concerned as we do get heavy fog and unpredicted rain and wind at times. I may reserve this for summer nights star gazing rather than backcountry trips based on this. Granted I may not have the best set up. I’m going to play with the poles, the stakes, and try it out and update my review. All in all I do appreciate this brand putting affordable light weight tents on the market as this will help newbies like myself get our feet on the trail.

  19. Ken Clark (verified owner)

    I have only used the tent one time so far on the Pine Mountain Trail in Georgia. When I first got it, I set it up in my yard. I set it up after dark, on purpose, using only a fluorescent lantern for lighting. I was very pleased with the ease of set up. It did take a little time to get the rain fly set properly. I had to play around with the front guy line a bit to get the vestibule set properly. The next day, I took it to work and set it up in the light for a closer inspection. The tent seems well made and is very roomy inside. I like using a two person tent for the extra room it provides. The night I spent on the Pine Mountain trail was a little chilly for us here in Georgia, 50ish and clear. I was quite comfortable. I bought this tent after a camping trip where my backpacking partner had the Trekker tent 1. I really liked his tent and decided to order for myself. This is my first experience with this type of tent. I look forward to using it again and again.

  20. Keith Pearson

    Great tent! fantastic instructions !! Set up was easy and instructions for getting all the tent and rainfly back into bag was the best! Even though saw a bad review on YouTube that didn’t stop us from purchasing the 2V model. We feel that for our uses this is the perfect tent for our area and our extremely hot evenings. We don’t do much tent camping in the pouring down rain like on the review. Also this fits our budget. Not like some need a $200 tent. Just want snakes and bugs not to get us while We’re sleeping. Thank you for A great product and great value

  21. Patrick in Macleay (verified owner)

    Saw a review on “Homespun Wanderlust” and ordered the tent that evening. Arrived promptly and I set it up. Easy to pitch, well thought out and well constructed. That night it rained (Oregon!) and tent performed beautifully. Light, small and easy to pack but certainly big enough and sturdy enough for all of our requirements. I really like the soft green color! I hike with one trekking pole so I’ll have to figure out a pole for the short end. I lived and paddled in Minnesota for several years and would have loved this tent in the buggy north woods and lakes but I know I’ll like it in the wet and buggy forest floors where I roam now. Aside from maybe a home built Tyvec tarp this is absolutely the best camping shelter value I’ve found.

  22. Eric Buskirk (verified owner)

    I received my Trekker 2V tent earlier than estimated. The tent was on back order, but came via FedEx a week earlier than expected. I set up the tent that afternoon with no issues. It went up fairly easily, with a little adjustments here and there just to get rain fly set in place just right! East Tennessee had some pop up showers throughout the day and the tent held true and stayed dry. I overnighted in it and condensation was not an issue. I would gladly recommend this tent to a friend. I’m glad it’s lightweight and ready for some section hiking now!

  23. Timothy King (verified owner)

    Just received my 2V tent…haven’t had a chance to get it outdoors yet, but did want to give you my first impression from the unboxing and spreading it out in my living room. First, let me tell you the reason why I purchased this tent…I have a name brand 1 person tent that has served me well…but it has always been too small. I needed something bigger to accommodate me and my gear, without being cramped into the space. Upon opening this tent, I noticed right away that the material is every bit as good as my other tent. It is definitely bigger than my previous tent. It will be as light as my previous tent, because I will no longer have to carry around the poles for it…

    So far I am highly impressed with the build quality and the ability to compress down into something smaller than a football. I have a feeling this is going to be my go-to tent from here on out. I am going to be camping in it within the next couple of weeks and will update my review to let you all know how I made out…but as it stands today, I think this was a great purchase and I will be a loyal River Country Products customer.

  24. Nick Slenning (verified owner)

    Great price and a great product. Impressive size and weight that’s perfect for backpacking, or just as an easy tent for a quick camping trip. Very happy with it.

  25. goji

    took my tent out finally after many months of waiting. it set up easily enough. everything seems sturdy and the rainfly covers all of the mesh well enough. the tent still looks like a saggy diaper tho no matter how taut the guylines are or how high up i set the trekking poles [recommended height is 51″ in front and 40″ in rear from what i was told by RCP]
    it didnt rain so i cant speak to how waterproof it is yet.
    the zippers could be of much better quality than they are [*cough*cough*ykk]
    overall for the price it seems to be decent enough

  26. Jacob B

    Y’all …This is a great tent. Period. But especially for the price? Gurl…it’s a steal. I wanted a tent that was light weight, limited condensation, and was light enough for a 1 person tent, but big enough for two (because let’s be honest, we all like to spread that gear out) and this tent has it all! I was able to put it up for the first time in less than 3 min and get it taut. And the seams being sealed is great too! This thing is like a backpacking mansion. You could easily have you and your pack in there and STILL have your huge vestibule.
    I’m impressed. If it would be just a SMIDGE lighter I would be full-blown worshiping it, but it’s still a great weight for a 1-2 person tent! Approved!

  27. Shawn

    This tent is their best design yet. Much easier to get in then the 2.2 and it seems to have much more room. I love that you can take the rain fly off this one makes it much cooler in the hot summer months. Can’t beat it for the price. It rained for a whole day and I stayed dry so I’m happy. I also was very happy that our 50inch double mattress still fit in this tent even those the back of the tent is slightly smaller. Thanks for making a great product at a good price!

  28. Courtney

    I am super happy with my trekker 2v. It was incredibly easy to put up, along with it being quite roomy for my daughter and I. We had plenty of ventilation since it has been hot and humid where we are and we enjoyed our time out in it. The vestibule had more than enough room for our packs and shoes. Looking forward to taking it out again come late fall.

  29. Lucas

    The product came in much earlier than expected. I pitched the tent in my backyard and although it was my first time pitching a trekking pole tent it was pretty easy. I haven’t tested it on trail but I am super stoked to give it a go.

  30. Tom Wicks (verified owner)

    I’ve used the Trekker 2V on four trips now and it held up perfectly to a total of five nights of steady rain and wind. This 2V model is huge for one person and will actually fit two adults, cozy-like. The actual weight of my 2V is exactly 1.621kg (3.57 lbs). Still ultralight, but a bit heavy for fastpacking… but I love the huge space. The geometry of this tent is ideal for ventilation, looking out at nature and sitting up. I bought directly from River Country, shipped to Canada for less money than any other real two person tent on the market. Love this tent and I’ll probably buy the 1V soon. Hope that helps.

  31. Jay Turner (verified owner)

    For the price, you can’t beat this tent. I had trekking poles already, so I am only commenting on the tent in this review. Since buying this tent in early spring, I’ve used it on 5 or 6 1-2 night trips.

    Since the tent is held up by poles and guy lines, you want to make sure you have enough flat space to set up. I found it tricky to set up the rainfly without it seeming to sag in weird places, but it didn’t seem to affect the ability of the fly to keep rain out of the main tent. The inside stayed dry, I had no issues with condensation, and it held up well to wind. The guy lines are the most finicky part about this tent IMO, but it’s just something to get used to.

    I appreciated the head room and space inside of the tent. It comfortably fits two people plus gear. The two zipper flaps are convenient, especially when two people are using the tent. The tent is light and packs up easily. I’d recommend this tent for anyone who’s looking for an affordable and reliable shelter and doesn’t mind having to play around with trekking pole height and guy lines to get it just right. I haven’t had to set up camp in the rain with this yet, but imagine that it would be slightly less convenient than a traditional tent with poles or a hammock.

  32. Bella Craun (verified owner)

    So far great tent. We’ve used it a few times (once with slight rain and once without). We’re newish to backpacking so we’re still perfecting our technique with setting it up but the tent seems sturdy and like it’s well sealed. Great tent for the price. Hoping to use it for many years to come.

  33. Madeline Kummer (verified owner)

    I was looking for something lightweight and small enough to carry when I go backpacking by myself but large enough to bring one of my kids along when I’m on a shorter hike, and be both reliable/durable and affordable. This fit the bill perfectly for me. I chose the 2V over the 2.2 because I’m also an amateur stargazer, so having the wide open mesh to see through at night was a great bonus. I got a chance to take it out for a night earlier this week and the ease of setup is outstanding, being able to set up or break down in about five minutes – maybe a little less even, and this was my first time doing so! I also like that if necessary I can pull out the rainfly separately and use it as a tarp poncho over me and my bag perfectly. All in all, a fantastic value and just what I needed to get started on my backpacking journey.

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