Here are the results from our comparative review of 7 two-person tents for mountaineering

There is nothing better than a wild camp far from habitation. Multi-day trips can get you places you’d never manage on a day trip, but in a wilderness environment, where you can’t just jump back in your car, you need to make sure that you have a temporary home that is safe and dependable. Reviewer Kirk Watson has been testing out seven mountaineering tents with this in mind, find out which ones did the job for him

Wild Country Trisar 2D

“This outshone all the other tents in speed and ease of putting up and down. The pole sleeves are perfect and the poles easily slip in and can be pulled quickly out when you take it down rather than having to push them out slowly like all other tents.”

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Salewa Alptrek II

“This tent was bombproof once it was up. It’s a good shape and fully waterproof, plus the outer and inner go up together so the inner stays dry…”

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Regatta Halin 2
“The Regatta Halin 2 is the cheapest of those tested by quite a bit. It pitched reasonably easily and had a good sized porch…”

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The North Face Mountain 25
“This is a great tent. I was impressed with how easy it was to put up and how strong and waterproof it is. The inner is taut and has plenty of pockets and bits to hang stuff from and there’s good ventilation…”

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MSR Dragon Tail
The MSR DragonTail is the lightest tent reviewed by a good bit. It is lighter because it is single skin. It’s large inside with plenty of room for two plus kit, and you have loads of headroom…

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Hilleberg Nammatj 2 GT
You can see and feel the quality with a Hilleberg tent and I reckon it will stand the test of time. The Nammatj 2 GT is the largest of the tents on test here. It has a large sleeping place and porch making this a luxury size for a mountain tent and still a good weight…
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Force Ten MTN 2 
This is a bombproof geodesic design made from solid durable materials and completely waterproof. The tent has good floor space, head room and reasonable porches…

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