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Trekker Tent 2V, 2-Person Trekking Pole Tent, Backpacking Tent

(57 customer reviews)

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Trekking Pole Tent 2-Person

Introducing the Trekker Tent 2V – the ultimate 2-person backpacking tent that is guaranteed to elevate your outdoor experience! Whether you’re embarking on a solo trip or an adventure with your partner, this tent has been designed with your comfort and convenience in mind.

Crafted from premium quality materials, the Trekker Tent 2V is lightweight at just 3lbs 6oz. It easy to carry and set up on your own. But don’t let its lightweight nature fool you – this tent is large enough to comfortably accommodate two people and all your gear, thanks to the spacious vestibule.

Featuring a removable rain fly and mesh walls, this tent ensures optimal air flow and reduces condensation, providing a comfortable sleeping environment in any weather condition. The tent’s tall door makes entering and exiting a breeze, while the mesh side walls and door keep bugs and other unwanted critters out.

What’s more, the Trekker Tent 2V comes with all the necessary stakes, guy-lines, and a carrying bag, so you can set up camp quickly and easily. And, you have the option to choose between RCP carbon fiber reinforced poles and no poles (for use with your own trekking poles) based on your preferences.

So, whether you’re a seasoned backpacker or a newbie to the world of outdoor adventure, the Trekker Tent 2V is a must-have for your next expedition. Don’t let the elements dampen your spirits – invest in this top-of-the-line tent today and experience the great outdoors like never before!

Trekking Pole Details

Carbon Trekking Poles
  • Easy to use lever lock system
  • Lightweight, just 10oz each
  • Primary cork handle, secondary foam handle
  • Extend up to 52”
  • Includes rubber tips and baskets
  • Carbon Reinforced Aluminum is much stronger and lighter than 100% aluminum poles.
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rcp carbon fiber ultralight trekking poles
  • Ultralight, just 6oz each saving weight in your pack.
  • Durable carbon fiber construction
  • Extend up to 53” (135cm)
  • Includes rubber tips and baskets
  • Comfortable foam handles with extended choke grip
  • These poles will not work with our extension piece or either of our 4 person tents (Trekker Tent 3 or 4)
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rcp folded carbon trekking poles
  • Ultralight, just 7.4oz each
  • Folding design makes them compact and convenient to carry
  • Folded length: 15in
  • Adjustable from 110 – 130cm
  • Durable carbon fiber construction
  • Includes rubber tips and baskets
  • Comfortable foam handles with extended choke grip
  • These poles will not work with either of our 4 person tents (Trekker Tent 3 or 4)
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  • Weigh 10oz each
  • Expands from 66cm – 135cm (26” – 53”)
  • Baskets and rubber tips included
  • Rubber handle
  • Integrated anti-shock system
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Additional information




2 Person

Packed Weight

3 lbs 7 oz/ 1.56 kg

Weight w/o stakes and bag

3 lbs 2 oz/ 1.43 kg

Peak Height

48 in

Packed Size

10.5 x 7 in

Floor Area

84" x 68" (front width) 44" (back width), 32 sq ft

Canopy Fabric

PU Coated Polyester

Floor Material

Waterproof Coated Oxford Taffeta


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


57 reviews for Trekker Tent 2V, 2-Person Trekking Pole Tent, Backpacking Tent

  1. D. Sanders

    I searched and searched for a light trekking pole tent which I could count on for my occasional weekend backpacking trips, but wouldn’t break the bank. I kept coming back to River Country and ultimately decided on the new 2V. If you’re on the fence, just do it. You wont be disappointed. Great quality, great design and it’s obvious they care about their designs. I couldn’t be happier about this tent.

  2. Thomas Vincent (verified owner)

    Great tent? Interested in the Trekker 1 also and will definitely purchase from River Country Products again!


  3. Jennifer (verified owner)

    Spacious tent, great design!

    This is my third RCP tent (bought the other two for my daughters), and they’ve really been good purchases for the price. The 2V has plenty of room for two people (could probably get a kid in there besides), or one person with ample storage space.

    The high entrance height allows for sitting up comfortably and getting in/out without awkwardness. I appreciate the zipper centered on one side of the vestibule, leaving a large area for storage. Keep in mind that you need at least one pole that extends to a good height; I used the add-on RCP carbon poles (although they’re much heavier than my pricy Black Diamond poles)

    The open screen design is wonderful, and unusual for a backpacking tent. I had been concerned about the half-fly design, but when the side pullouts are in place (which adds a lot of usable interior space), the roofline “bows” so that wind-driven rain is very unlikely to enter the tent under the fly. When I was surprised by a 4am thunderboomer, it was a very quick matter to deploy the rainfly— four quick hooks, once I’d oriented the fly properly.

    This tent is a little on the heavy side, compared with (vastly) more expensive tents, but it’s also made of sturdy fabrics and should last a long time. Thanks, River Country, for making great gear affordable!

  4. Kirk Franklin

    I bought this tent a couple of years ago. By no means am I a regular camper, but so far, this has been a nice little piece of gear. I have followed the recommendations and waterproofed it, use a ground sheet. Really, what’s not to like? It checks all the utilitarian basics….

  5. BENJAMIN BARRETT (verified owner)

    I went on a fall elk hunting trip to Colorado and was loaned the Trekker Tent 1. It was a great tent and I was super impressed in it’s quality and easy of setup. I recently purchased the Trekker Tent 2v for the additional interior room. I pitched the tent and I am very pleased with this version too.

  6. Jim Kiesling

    I am very pleased in the Interior size of the 2V tent! I can now get all my gear in the tent and have room to sleep. Then in the morning, I can pack and organize my gear. I very pleased in this tent.

    Thank you

  7. Michael lambert

    Nice little tent very easy to set up. Bummer it didn’t come with enough stakes for the vestibule. I guess they’ll send out a few more stakes but they won’t come in time for my backpacking trip. Nice tent though.

  8. Leann Ellsworth (verified owner)

    This is a very good tent system. Well made, easy set up and the stakes and trekking poles were also of good quality. Happy it came with everything needed and easy to follow instructions.

  9. Bill H. (verified owner)

    This tent is awesome! Was able to get it set up in just a few minutes. I really like that the tent has multiple options for set up. It is very well constructed with taped seams and the material is durable. It is lightweight and for the cost, it is a very good option. Lastly, it’s created by an American company so that is a bonus. I would definitely recommend this tent!

  10. N Szczucki

    Honest review, 21 days in the field later. Sorry this is long (2 Minute read).
    I am a backcountry hunter 3-14 days out in the field usually trips. I picked this tent because of a few reasons. First, weight (best cost per pound). Second, size went compressed (no poles). Third, fully enclosed (because of the bugs in the early season). Fourth, cost (this thing is cheaper than dirt). When I read the negative reviews on amazon it was all about how it didn’t hold up in rain. I thought to myself I have a tarp for that if it doesn’t hold up. Up until now I have spent 21 days in this tent and plan on staying another 16 days this year in it. River Country products should let me do the testing, it would be very value adding.

    The variables, straight from the box, I did not seal my seams and corners (never do, have plenty of success in the past). Proper sent up of tent (as designed) poles on the outside, rain-fly not fully touching the tent, flat surface (if possible) and tent always feet towards the wind ( if possible).

    Usage, I really put this tent to the test. I had a 4 day trip in the Uinta mountains, 3 days with strong high altitude storms down pours for hours and hail (biblical stuff). Nothing stayed dry in those 4 days, packed up camp in the rain. The trekker tent 2v held up just fine with no water in the groundsheet, and had some condentionsation on the insides in the mornings. Anyone that’s been doing this for a while knows there’s just no way around condentaionsation when it’s wet outside. Ventilation, Ventilation, ventilation. I spent the last few weekends in the tent and had no issues.
    This tent is well designed, good fabric! Rainfly to tent distants if perfect! Inside width is perfect! Zippers are alright compared to other brands, however they work fine with no issues.

    My only complaint is, I can’t reach the zipper from the door without touching the wet ground in front of the door. However, I have noticed this has been fixed. Not sure what version rain-fly my hunting partner has but his has the zipper on the side not straight down the middle.

    I would recommend this tent to anyone.

  11. Daniel Briggs (verified owner)

    I took the Trekker Tent 2V on a 28 mile hike on the PCT from Chinook pass to White pass. The second night the mist and fog rolled in and soaked everything but me and my gear which was safely tucked away inside my tent. I love the fact I don’t need extra poles to set this tent up. My son got the Trekker 2.2 and for fun he made his own poles out of wood laying around to brag that he was more of a mountain man than me. I love my tent and I plan on taking it on a lot more backpacking trips.

  12. Sam (verified owner)

    This tent is amazing! I accidentally forgot to bring the hiking poles on my road trip, but they were hardly missed and I made due without easily. The stakes and guy lines made it easy to tie to fence posts, trees, and anything else nearby. I used a camping chair to prop up one side of the tent one night, and it worked perfectly. Even if you can’t stake the tent into the ground, simply tying up the two ends worked really well. Having the rain fly option is nice too, it cut down on condensation and made for nice nights under the stars.

  13. Simon L (verified owner)

    It’s a good, roomy tent, and comfortably fit two people during our trip, with room in the vestibule for gear. Really nice airflow during hot weather, and a cute, unique design. Very minimal condensation issues. Quick and easy to set up and take down, too! The stakes and guylines that come provided (and the poles, but we had them from a prior RCP tent purchase) made it a breeze. Find yourself a nice rock for hammering the stakes and you’re set!

  14. Charles Hamilton

    I had gotten the 2.2 and while not using it on trail yet, my kids have used it in the backyard and it has sat through weather. No complaints. I did seal it anyways as a precaution and then tested it again with happy kids. The 2V has a vestibule which I really wanted for cooking cover in bad weather. I set it up in a few minutes and can’t wait to test it before trail. I have also bought the hammock and hope that some review come up for it with video since I am a complete newbie to using one. I look forward to buying more products from them, the backpack and sleeping back are on my list since I am looking to do a group outing and adjusting to growing kids.

  15. William M. (verified owner)

    Great value, high quality tent for backpacking. Planning a trip with my Boy Scout troop this summer to Philmont. I needed a good backpacking tent that was affordable. I was very happy with the quality and price of this tent.

  16. Joe M (verified owner)

    I just used my 2V backpacking in the Sequoia National park for a week and I gotta say, for a trekking pole-style tent, you will not find a better tent, let alone one so reasonably priced. I like that the rain fly isn’t the whole length of the tent because it lets one side of the tent sleep under the stars while the other side has good cover, so light-sensitive sleepers and those who wanna see the sky can compromise. It also has a nice-sized vestibule to let your equipment dry away from any rain.

  17. Brad (verified owner)

    Just took the tent out for the first time in Shenandoah this past weekend. Despite some of the strongest winds I’ve seen at the park, the tent held up really nicely with some minor adjustments (readjusting the guyline stakes a few times to get it right). Plenty of room for myself and significant other and the vestibule is a nice add-on.

  18. Shawn

    I decided to write another review after using this tent for over a year now, I really have enjoyed this tent. I have owned several river country products and they keep getting better at improving the design of their products. At first I was skeptical that this tent would be waterproof, the rain fly looks as if it’s small for the tent but after being out in rain on numerous occasions with this tent I have always stayed dry. I really like that you can remove the rain fly on this design, It’s nice to sleep without it when there is no rain. Also super easy to slap it on in the middle of the night if it starts raining. The small vestibule is also a great feature. It’s just big enough to cook in if the weather is real bad. It’s a little cramped with two people but with one person it leaves a ton of room for gear. Getting in and out of this tent is much easier with the taller door. For the price you can’t beat it. The quality of the tent seems good. It doesn’t have the fit and finish of a 500 dollar big Agnes tent but it doesn’t have the price tag either. I’m on my second summer with this tent and it seems to be holding up nicely!

  19. Andy MacLean

    Best tent for the money. Lightweight, packs easy, setting up with trekking poles is intuitive. Just spent a few nights on the Colorado Trail and it preformed as described. I am very happy with this tent and even happier with the price and weight!!!

  20. alex doukhnai (verified owner)

    Got one to try out for upcoming AT hike in May. Been fine using vintage Ozark Trail for the past few years. Vintage is heavy. Wanted to lighten up the load a bit. So, river country seemed to meet the objective. Especially, because it’s advertised as trekking tent. I’ve started to use poles recently and thought I’d be able to use mine. Naturally, I did not order poles with the tent, since I have my own. Well .. here is where the problem comes in. My poles are 115 cm max . Foldable.carbon.light. Expensive. I set up the tent with my poles to test for the rain. It was flooded. The tent’s “ridge” is tricky. To make the tent rain proof you’d need two different height poles. Mine would not work. So, I either have to look for different poles that would adjust for the tent or make poles on the fly. Neither one is good option. Wish the description was clear. I’ll keep the tent, because I like the challenge. But, if you are not up for making stakes when you are setting up the camp, think twice before getting this tent.

  21. Grant (verified owner)

    So far this seems like a fantastic tent, we set ours up and it pretty much immediately snowed so it got a good test run! Dry on the inside and only a few flakes made it in. We were very happy with the ease and speed of setup!

  22. Josh (verified owner)

    Just got the 2V delivered and was really surprised how compact and light it is right out of the box. Tent looks to be good material, seems are all sealed. I also received the poles with the tent and they also appear to be quality especially for the price. I haven’t had a chance to try the tent out yet but plan on buying a single person tent from river country if the 2V works well.

  23. Daniel Black

    I was was very pleased with the quality of the product for the affordable price. It is fairly durable and could be used multiple times. The trekking poles are light weight and very durable. Would buy it again.

  24. Lucas

    I had been doing some research on affordable tents and came across this company. I went to YouTube and saw mixed reviews however, I decided to buy this tent and see for myself. After using it on several overnight trips I am extremely pleased with the performance and quality for the price. The tent was easy to setup and even included aluminum tent stakes right out of the package. One of the issues a lot of people have with this tent is the ability to keep water out. I have not had any issues yet and all of the seams have tape on them. I honestly think even if it did leak a bit id have no problem going over it with seam sealer to make some touch ups. This is a great tent for beginning hikers or campers and exceeded my expectations. To get something comparable from a bigger company could easily set you back $100+

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  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. 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.

  31. 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!

  32. 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!

  33. 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

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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!

  37. 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.

  38. 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

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.)

  43. 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.

  44. 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!!!

  45. 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?

  46. Shawn

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

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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!

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

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