The Squall 2 is a non-free standing two person tent that utilizes one or two hiking poles to pitch. The tent packs small and has a minimum foot print in your pack. It has a great space to weight ratio, making it popular with ultralight backpackers. Please note the photos don’t show the tent complete taut. It was 95 degrees outside at 9:00 AM in the morning when I was pitching the tent in a few of the photos.
Quick and Dirty
Gear Type: Tent
Trail weight: 34 oz
Link: Tarptent Squall 2
Pros: Light, collapsing tub, uses four stakes to pitch, great wind stability, larger than comparable tents, very small pack weight
Cons: Condensation, misting during the rain, difficult to pitch in rocky or hard packed dirt Continue reading