Big Agnes Scout 2 Carbon with Dyneema Tent

3 Season / 2 Person / Single Skin / Height: 115cm, Length 214cm / Single Entrance
Weighs 346g (excludes pegs & bags)
Code: SS206523
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The Big Agnes Scout 2 Carbon with Dyneem Tent takes lightweight to a whole new level for a 2 person shelter. Easy to pitch with trekking poles (not provided) and plenty of room for 2 people but light enough for 1 person to carry.

Big Agnes says:

Three season, crazylight single wall, trekking pole tent featuring Dyneema® Composite Fabrics.

You’ll want to see and feel this tent in action to believe the technical and ultralight performance of the crazylight, carbon version of our classic Scout tent. This is a single-wall, trekking-pole supported structure with a trail weight of 11oz(!), a roomy floor plan, and features that gives two people plenty of space both in length and width. Designed not only with the lightest-weight materials available, but this tent is built with Dyneema® Composite Fabrics - an extremely strong and dynamic fiber that is both highly tear resistant as well as fully waterproof. The Scout 2 Carbon with Dyneema® is an ultralight-weight adventurer’s dream. These products are intended for only the most advanced user. Although extremely strong for their weight, these tents are not indestructible and require careful use to decrease the possibility of damage. Special care during setup and extended trips is important as rough handling, long-term abrasion, exposure to sharp objects or rocky campsite selection may result in fabric punctures and tears. We highly recommend using tent footprints with these tents to improve durability. Self-adhesive repair patches are included in the event that repairs must be made on the trail.

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Big Agnes Scout 2 Carbon with Dyneema Tent is an insanely lightweight 2 person shelter. The living space is more than ample for 2 people. This Dyneema version weighs in at under 350g which is unreal for a two person tent. Using the best and lightest materials available Big Agnes has done a great job of pushing what is possible. 

The tent was quick and simple to set up but is worth noting you need an adjustable walking or tarp pole for the rear support as a fully extended pole is too tall. There are plenty of guy lines to ensure a stable pitch. Single skin tents save weight over 2 layer but there is always the concern over condensation. The impressive array of vents will reduce this risk.

Obviously for a tent this light it won't be as durable as heavier options. We would recommend using a footprint if you think you will be pitching on rough ground. There are also drawbacks to using Dyneema as the main fabric but in this case the weight saving certainly seem to justify any drawback.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Help and advice:
  • The Scout 2 Carbon is the ultimate single-wall structure featuring Dyneema® Composite Fabric. Packing small and extremely light weight, this tent is engineered to handle the elements like no other trekking-pole supported tent.
  • This two-person, single-wall tent offers generous living space for trail missions where every ounce of weight and inch of space counts
  • Exterior trekking-pole design paired with vertical endwalls and over-vertical sidewalls creates a spacious floor plan
  • Dyneema® Composite Fabric is respected as the premium brand for Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene. This fabric is ultralight weight, 100% rainproof and has a high dimensional stability that resists stretching or sagging during temperature changes. Its unique structure creates a fabric with extremely high tear-strength and allows for welded construction, which eliminates seams and the need for seam tape, enhancing its durability and waterproofness.
  • Reinforced pockets for your trekking poles keep your tent body protected
  • Full-body vent system: multiple mesh vents with protective eves keep air circulating while keeping weather out
  • Vertical, head-entry door with extended dry-entry eve
  • Storm flaps on exterior zippers
  • Double slider zippers allows for venting from the top or bottom
  • Two oversized 3-D bin pockets provide ample storage without encroaching on your livable space
  • Self-adjusting guyouts on front corners
  • Ready to pitch; with pre-cut guylines and tensioners attached to fly
  • Reflective guylines and webbing on tent corners
  • These tents are extremely lightweight and require special care to increase their longevity
  • Use of a footprint is highly encouraged as not using a footprint could quickly damage your floor if you are not careful choosing a campsite selection
  • To extend the life of your tent floor we recommend using a Big Agnes footprint - sold separately
  • Multiple interior loops for use with gear lofts or for attaching other accessories

UOG Specs

  • Shelter weighs: 346g
  • Poleset weighs: requires trekking poles (not included)
  • Total weight for comparison: 346g (excludes pegs and bags)
  • 8x pegs supplied weigh: 86g
  • Footprint sold separately

Big Agnes Specs

  • Trail weight (excludes pegs): 11oz / 312g
  • Packed weight: 1lb / 454g
  • Packed size: 5.5" x 14.5" / 14 x 37cm
  • Floor area: 25sq ft / 2.3 m²
  • Floor length: 84" / 214cm
  • Floor width: 48-38" / 122-97cm
  • Head height: 45" / 114cm
  • Foot height: 33" / 84cm

Construction & Materials

  • Tent is ultra-lightweight Dyneema® Composite Fabric, 100% rainproof, with high-dimensional stability
  • Welded construction eliminates seams and the need for seam tape
  • Requires two trekking poles or Big Agnes Accessory Backpacking Poles for set up - sold separately
  • One 45”/114cm for the front pole and one pole that collapses to 33”/84cm for the rear pole
  • 2 full-length wall vent pockets & 8 DAC superlight aluminum J stakes
  • Gear loft loops included
  • Footprint - sold separately
  • Dyneema®  patch kit included
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