The Big Agnes Scout 2 Platinum Tent is an astoundingly light 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.
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Our Scout 2 Platinum is a single-wall, insanely lightweight yet roomy trail phenom. At just one pound, there’s no reason this tent shouldn’t be in your pack for solo missions or when sharing it with your backcountry buddy. The full-body mesh vent system on this trekking-pole supported tent keeps air circulating and weather out, which makes this spacious, single-wall shelter your ultralight adventure must-have.
Big Agnes Scout 2 Platinum Tent is an incredibly light-weight 2 person shelter. The living space is more than ample for 2 people.
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.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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