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Recon 2 Backpacking Dome Tent

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This 5' x 8' tent has a compact design and a light weight that makes it a perfect backpacking tent for two people. It has two large doors and a full coverage rainfly. Built-in storage pockets and a gear loft increase storage space. Its stable design requires minimal staking. The package includes bags for the tent, poles and stakes. Also included are extra stakes and guy lines for windy conditions. The pack weight is 6 lbs 3 oz. and the pack size is 17" x 6" x 6". Interior height is 46".
  • Subdued colors blend into natural surroundings
  • Comfortably sleeps two people
  • Light and compact design
  • Two large doors provide easy access
  • Full-coverage rainfly is seam-taped for added wind and rain protection
  • Built-in storage pockets and a gear loft maximize space
  • Requires minimal staking
  • Includes a tent bag, a pole bag, a stake bag, extra stakes, and guy lines for windy conditions


  • Minimum Weight: 5 lbs. 14 oz.
  • Pack Weight: 6 lbs. 3 oz.
  • Dimensions: 5' x 8'
  • Interior Height: 46"
  • Floor Area: 40 sq. ft.
  • Vestibule: 14 sq. ft. x 2
  • Pack Size: 17" x 6" x 6"
  • Doors: 2
  • Windows: 2
  • Rooms: 1
  • Poles: 2
  • Pole Material: 8.5mm fiberglass
  • Floor Material: Polyethylene
  • Wall Material: 170T polyester taffeta 450mm coating
  • Roof Material: Mosquito Mesh
  • Netting Material: Mosquito mesh
  • Fly Material: 170T polyester taffeta 600mm coating
  • Stakes: 12 - 7" steel
Manufacturer: GigaTent
Part Number: BT 014
Elite Deals Item Number: GGT-BT014
UPC: 815886010056

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80% Recommend this product (4 of 5 responses)
By Edward Pfeiffer
June 2, 2013
24, Not 17 Inches
I can?€™t say how sturdy this tent is because I never used it. And I never used it because after I got it I discovered it compresses down not to 17 inches, as advertised, but 24. That?€™s a significant difference, and I couldn?€™t get it in my pack. So that?€™s why I sent it back without using it.
By Christina Booker
April 12, 2013
Used It Once, Liked It
Got to take my new tent out camping for the first time a week ago. Plenty of room for me and my stuff. I stayed warm. I liked the fact that it gave me privacy as well. Pleased with my purchase!
By Brielle Lange
September 27, 2009
Better than Pictured
I was really pleasantly surprised when I received this tent because it looked so much better than it was pictured online. Its colors are olive and green, so it blends in nicely when you?€™re out in the woods. The colors don?€™t clash like colors do on a lot of tents you see. I like the circular rain fly, which allows you to get into the tent from either side. The tent is also roomier than it might appear in the pictures?€”five feet by eight feet inside. I camp by myself, and I found it quite roomy, although it would probably be too cramped for two people. Sturdy construction, good tent! Although it may be a bit bulky and heavy if you plan to go on a long backpacking hike.
By Dreama Mcminn
June 29, 2009
Rainy Four-Day Trip, Worked Well!
This tent arrived quickly in the mail after I ordered it. Good quality, good price. I left shortly after that on a four-day trip. Initially had some trouble setting up the fly?€”I hadn?€™t seen one designed quite like this before. But got it set up and everything worked great?€”even though it rained two of the four nights I was out. Didn?€™t leak at all?€”waterproof and well designed! I?€™m a big guy?€”over six feet tall?€”and found it roomy enough for me and my gear.
By Nina Woodard
February 1, 2009
Good If Your Husband Carries It
My husband and I like this tent, but we discovered that it weighs one pound more than the advertised weight. (It weighs seven-and-a-half pounds, not six-and-a-half pounds.) To some people this might not be a big deal, but if you?€™re backpacking, an extra pound can feel pretty heavy after a few miles! Or you can do what I did?€”have your husband carry it. :) So you should know that before you order it.