- Watch the Duplex Tent Overview Video.
- Sets up with two trekking poles adjusted to around 48″ (122 cm). Slightly taller or shorter fixed length poles will also work.If you do not use trekking poles, we have Straight Tent Poles available, or you could consider our Freestanding Duplex Flex Tent upgrade.Eight stakes are required for this tent.
- Any of the four storm doors can be opened or closed independently. Leave all four open on nice nights for a breeze and great views. Close the upwind doors to block cold wind, or close all four for 360° rain protection. The doors are closed with custom made metal hooks. Door hooks can also be retrofitted on any older tents.
- The tarp overhangs the bathtub floor by 4-5 inches (12 cm). In calm rain or under wet trees one or two doors can be left open for air flow without water dripping on the floor space. In almost all conditions at least one downwind door can be left open for air.Tip: For even better rain protection with a door open, use the included clips to pull the screen door back away from the rain spray, as shown.
- Rainbow zippers on both sides of the tent allow easy entry regardless of which doors are closed, and they give you access to every vestibule area.
- This tent has a solid, sewn in 8 inch (20 cm) tall bathtub floor rather than a detachable groundsheet like our other tents. The bathtub floor is a rectangle 45 inches wide by 7.5 feet long (114cm x 2.3m). Plenty of space for two average people to stretch out plus space for gear at the ends of the floor.If you are particularly tall, you might try propping up the side guylines for even more headroom. Some couples prefer the additional width in a Triplex tent.
- The bathtub floor has a Mesh Pocket. at both ends for storing small items like your flashlight, glasses, phone, etc. The pockets are about 8″ x 8″ (20 cm x 20 cm). Older tents can be retrofitted with stick-on Mesh Tent Pockets.
- A separate groundsheet is Not required for this shelter. The floor material is reasonably durable, and all Dyneema Composite Fabric gear can be easily patched in the field with repair tape. If you do prefer to use a groundsheet as a precaution, Flat Groundsheets are available.
- There is screen between the bathtub floor and the walls at the ends of the tarp. An elastic cord keeps the bathtub elevated ensuring the screen slopes downwards away from the bathtub. Any condensation will run down the walls and out through the downward sloping screen, rather than onto the floor.
- All of our tents do pretty well in the wind. The material can handle high wind loads. As long as your stakes stay in the ground (use rocks if available) your tent will stay standing. DCF is not a particularly noisy fabric, however almost any tent will make a little noise in the wind. Ear plugs are not a bad idea for windy nights.