This is an incredibly lightweight shelter, designed for serious play: those aiming to go further and faster. It’s a tranquil solo tent or a haven for a weather-beaten group. The fly and guy lines weigh a tidy 280 g whilst a minimum weight of 370 g includes walking pole converter and 5 DAC J-stake pegs.
The 2Midable has steep walls, giving excellent internal space and reducing condensation. Four guy lines improve stability in windy conditions, and you can add the comfort of an optional Mesh Inner. A central DAC telescopic pole and twelve J-Stakes are included. Or use your walking poles with the ingenious walking pole converter/peg bag (also included).
An optional Mesh Inner can be added for bug-free comfort.
This is an ultralight tent: it comes with a 12-month warranty and should be treated with care and respect.
PACKED WEIGHT: Fly, all guy lines, walking pole converter, pole, 12 pegs, tent bag
- 15 denier silicon nylon fly with 1200 mm water head
- Factory seam sealed
- YKK zip allows full access
- The door can be rolled back on both sides for excellent bedside views
- Vents to increase airflow
- Tuck-away guy lines
- Single DAC alloy pole is strong, collapsible, and the height can be adjusted in 50 mm increments
- Tent can be pitched using trekking poles to save weight. (Walking pole converter/peg/pole bag included)
- Forged alloy pegs (12 included, minimum of 4 needed for pitching)
- Optional Mesh Inner turns the 2Midable into a bug-free retreat for two
When choosing a tent site, ideally find a position that is:
- protected from strong winds
- flat and level
- away from trees which may drop debris and limbs
- clear of any sharp rocks or debris that could damage the tent floor
- not in a low-lying area adjacent to a watercourse or where water may pool
- clear of overhead electrical cables: take care when assembling tent poles
Keep sand and grit out of the pole segments. If they do get dirty, clean them out with water and let them dry thoroughly before storage.
Keep them fully open or fully shut, but don’t go merrily tripping in and out a half-open door. It’s a great way to bust an ankle, and a zip! Although we use high-quality parts, the teeth can still be damaged if a zip is stressed when only partially done up.
That harsh Australian sun…
All synthetic fabrics are degraded by the sun’s rays. Avoid leaving your tent in direct sunlight for extended periods of time.
First, give the fly and the inner of your tent a good shake: you’ll be amazed (and disgusted) at the bits and pieces you’ve been carrying around! Then use a soft-bristled brush to remove any excess dirt from the poles, pegs, inner and fly.
Run your bath with enough warm–hot water to cover your tent, dissolving in a natural, mild, non-detergent soap. (Depending on the size of your bath and tent, you may want to do the fly and inner separately.)
Soak your tent for some time, then brush it to remove any residual dirt. Rinse the tent until the water runs clear – it may take a while… If you really must use a washing machine, make sure it is front loading.
Wash the poles inside and out too, as well as the pegs. But the fun really starts once you’ve finished with the tent: it’s time to scrub the bath!
Once the tent is clean, hang it on the clothes line to dry. Drying time will depend on the weather: it may take several hours in summer, or a day or two in winter. Make sure all components (including the insides of the poles) are completely dry before storing. Lubricate zips with a silicon lubricant suitable for use on fabrics.
Try to avoid getting sand in the tent. It’s pretty impossible if you’re near the beach, but do try! The abrasive grains will cause increased wear to zips, poles and fabric, so clean out any sand before putting the tent away. Remove sand from zips with a small, stiff brush – an old toothbrush is perfect.
You know that musty, old-sock smell of a towel that’s been damp for too long? If you put your tent away when damp, it quickly attains a similar fruity aroma, and then the fabric and performance will start to degrade.
In short, mould and mildew on your tent are not ideal… After every trip, hang your tent up (or pitch it – your call) in a warm, dry and preferably shady area until it is completely dry. Make sure all pegs and poles are dry and clean before storage.
It is best to store your tent loose in a cardboard box or mesh storage bag to increase air flow around the fabrics.