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MSR Dragontail 2 Person Tent is a bombproof 4-season tent, capable of handling the nastiest alpine storms. The hooped design offers plenty of space for two people, with a big vestibule to house all the gear. The vestibule design also offers the perfect sheltered spot to take off all of your wet gear as you enter the tent. Running along the top of the Dragontail is a ventilation tunnel with a zippered seal to block out snowdrift and prevent condensation. With so many useful features, it's evident that MSR has been a leading technical tent maker for years and have picked up a trick or two.
FEATURES of the MSR Dragontail 2 Person Tent
Ultralight: Strong, hooped design affords full protection at less than 2.3 kg (5 lbs)
Protection: Zippered seal on overhead ventilation tunnel seals out spindrift, and pole clips ease setup
Streamlined profile: Peaked center helps shed rain and snow, and smaller floor plan increases pitching options
Durashield Coating: Our most durable waterproof coating, offering superior resistance to moisture-induced breakdown
We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Vestibule, Ultralight, Fast Pitch, Single Wall
10 square feet
Number of Poles:
Winter Camping, Basecamp and Expedition, Mountaineering and Alpine, Expedition
29 square feet
Minimum Trail Weight:
4 lbs, 12 oz
20 x 7 in.
Tent Pole Material:
40D ripstop nylon 1500 mm durashield
40D ripstop nylon
Number of Doors:
Durable Water Repellant
DWR (Durable Water Repellent) is a coating that is applied to fabrics which makes them water-resistant, or hydrophobic. It's cute to think of a fabric as being afraid of water. Now if only they could make a bearphobic coating. A DWR finish doesn't interfere with breathability, which makes it perfect for adverse conditions in the backcountry.
Rated 5 out of
Lightweight, innovativeGoing for a single wall tent means sacrificing some durability. But the benefit is obvious: The Dragontail is light enough to go anywhere, no matter the terrain or pack weight. If you've ever trundled a poorly designed single wall tent or new-age double, you know what I mean. More yet, I've had this for years now and it shows no signs of giving up. I doubt it expires in the next ten years...if even then. So those whining about limited durability with single-walled tents seem (to me) to be whining about irrelevant things. Granted...I'm not an alpinist (yet).,,,,The murderer of single-wall tents is condensation. No one wants to wake up in a dewy, soon-to-be-mildewy down sleeping bag or to have to wait for sun and heat to fold up camp to dry out a tent. The Dragontail cleverly eliminates the issue with a mesh airflow attic. Otherwise the roof peak is pleasantly tall to sit and the vestibule is storage gangbusters. Minor complaint: The vestibule angle seems incompatible with a stove/flame.
Date published: 2014-12-08
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