Inspired by a 30 year old Mountainsmith design, this lightweight backcountry shelter sets up fast with two trekking poles and offers solid weather protection for two from the elements with it’s 40d sil-nylon body.
A throwback to an early Mountainsmith design, the lightweight Mountain Shelter LT tarp tent provides effective weather-protection for up to two backpackers. Focused on weight-saving packability, the Mountain Shelter LT pitches easily with the use of two trekking poles (not included). With a packed weight of just 1 pound, 15.5 ounces, it can also serve as a spacious solo tent.
The Mountain Shelter LT provides 54 square feet of protected interior space. A rear vent allows air to circulate and combats condensation build-up. The lightweight, waterproof Si-Nylon Ripstop fabric boasts an impressive tear-strength ratio while keeping packed weight to a minimum. A zippered front door grants easy access and ensures enclosed protection. NOTE: A minimalist shelter, the Mountain Shelter LT does not include a floor.A dual-peak design allows the Mountain Shelter LT to be erected with two adjustable trekking poles (not included). The steep pitch of the shelter effectively sheds both rain and snow, making the Mountain Shelter LT surprisingly weather-resistant. Multiple stake out loops and included V-stakes let you pitch the shelter securely.
- Three-season tarp
- Zippered single door, 2-person layout
- Sets up with 2 standard trekking poles (not included)
- Rear ventilation window
- Reflective guylines with tensionlock cord adjustment
- Guyout attachment points
- Reinforced V-stakes included
- Stuff sack included
Best Use Backpacking Average Min Weight 1 lb 15.5 oz Average Packed Weight 2 lb 1 oz Warranty Limited Lifetime Vestibule Area n/a Sleeping Capacity 2 Seasons 3 Packed Size 16.5" x 5" Number of Poles Two trekking poles required (not included) Other Stuff Sack Included Material 40d Sil-Nylon Ripstop PU 2000mm Interior Storage n/a Interior Height 53" Floor Dimension 142" x 84" (at widest point) Floor Area 54 sq ft Doors 1 Clips or Sleeves n/a