*QUICK SHIP* Standard Two-Person Tent


Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

This tent can ship in 48 business hours or less.

  • Colors: Blue Top/Yellow Ends
  •  Green Top/Yellow Ends
  • Yellow Top/Blue Ends
  • Blue Top/Blue Ends
  • Green Top/Green Ends

Model: 2R


  • Double Wall
  • Side Windows (2)
  • Large Door (1)
  • Weight: 3 Pounds 3 Ounces

About This Tent:

  • 4 Season Tent
  • Only requires 3 stakes.
  • Tents are made out of silicon-coated ripstop nylon.
  • Two pre-curved to shape tent poles allow the poles to withstand the highest loads and most severe wind storms.
  • Lightest and most storm resistant tents you can find in the world, featuring an elliptical ARC Shape for wind stability and aerodynamic design.

Easy to Use:

  • Fast and easy setup with two permanently curved poles which slip easily into full-length sleeves.
  • Tent can be fully setup in minutes even in strong winds!
  • Perfect for all types of outdoor use, from arctic expeditions to casual weekend camping.
  • Standard Warmlite tents can resist up to 95 mph winds
  • Chimney effect ventilation system assures excellent venting even in still air

They are available in 3 color styles:

  • Blue Top with Yellow Ends
  • Green Top with Yellow Ends
  • Yellow Top with Blue Ends
  • Blue Top with Blue Ends
  • Green Top with Green Ends


This tent can ship in 48 business hours or less.

  • Colors: Blue Top/Yellow Ends
  •  Green Top/Yellow Ends
  • Yellow Top/Blue Ends
  • Blue Top/Blue Ends
  • Green Top/Green Ends

Model: 2R


  • Double Wall
  • Side Windows (2)
  • Large Door (1)
  • Weight: 3 Pounds 3 Ounces

All Warmlite tents are 4 season tents.

Lightest most storm resistant tents you can find in the world. Featuring an aerodynamic design to reduce wind load stress to the tent.  Elliptical ARC Shape for wind stability.

Fast and easy setup with two permanently curved poles which slip easily into full length sleeves. Tent can be fully setup in just minutes even in strong winds! Only requires 3 stakes.

Adjustable Vent system for FULL control of warmth and humidity.

High vent lets out humid air while Low vents let in heavier dry air. This “chimney effect” assures excellent venting even in still air, when other vent schemes fail.

Tents are made out of silicon-coated rip-stop nylon.  Our standard in-stock tents are double-wall construction which allows for reduced condensation inside the tent.  Standard tents also come with a large door on one end and side windows.

They are available in 3 color styles:

  • Blue Top with Yellow Ends
  • Green Top with Yellow Ends
  • Yellow Top with Blue Ends
  • Blue Top with Blue Ends
  • Green Top with Green Ends

All materials are produced in United States, all Warmlite gear is handmade in the United States.

Additional information

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Green Top & Yellow Ends, Blue Top & Yellow Ends, Yellow Top & Blue Ends, Blue Top & Blue Ends, Green Top & Green Ends

Sizes & Weight

Three Sizes 2, 3, or 5: for wide variety of needs and uses.  Size number conservatively indicates number of people who can comfortably sleep inside with all their gear.

There is a Warmlite tent for one person or for two to six (5R will fit six). Many of our customers have purchased 2 or 3 sizes to be ready for different needs. We recommend a Model 3R for the most universal use, since it is the ideal size for winter camping for two or three, gives capacity for up to four when needed, yet is still lighter than other two-person tents. We are often told that three people fit easily in a 2R, four in a 3R, and seven in the 5R, with stories of even more in emergencies.

Model 2 tents are roomy for two people and their gear, yet are also as small as a practical tent for one person can be. You need same the length and height for one person as for two, so only width can be decreased without degrading use and venting. But less width hurts wind stability without saving much weight. A Warmlite 2X is lighter than any other one-person tent or bivy and is THE choice for lightest one-person tent. Using a Warmlite Light Pole saves another 2.6 oz., a double wall 2R is only 6oz. more.

Drawings show exterior sizes. Interior sizes are about the same for X tents. R tents seem smaller due to the liner, but sitting and moving space is the same as the liner easily pushes up.




Poles determine length, are about 1/3 the volume.

Tent & Option Weights:

Item 2-Person 3-Person 5-Person
Extra-Light (X) 2.33 lbs 3.25 lbs 4.7 lbs
Top Liner (R) 2.75 lbs 3.75 lbs 5.6 lbs
Climbers (C) 2.59 lbs 3.40 lbs N/A
Side Windows 5.0 oz 5.0 ozs 5.0 oz
Large Door Extra Zippers 2.0 oz 2.0 oz 2.0 oz
Mid Pole(s) N/A 3.4 oz (R 3/8″)
6.0 oz (R 5/8″)
5.0 oz (R 3/8″)
9.0 oz (R 5/8″)
Wind Stabilizers 2.5 oz (R)
3.0 oz (Endliner)
5.0 oz (R)
3.0 oz (Endliner)
7.0 oz (R)
3.0 oz (Endliner)
End Liner 7.0 oz (R) 10.0 oz (R) 15.0 oz (R)

Tent Packed Sizes:

Tent Option 2-Person 3-Person 5-Person
Extra-Light (X) 4″ x 17″ 5″ x 17″ 6″ x 21″
Top Liner (R) 5″ x 17″ 6.5″ x 17″ 7.5″ x 21″

Technical Information

A Warmlite tent starts out light and stays light. You won’t be carrying several extra pounds of condensation or rain soaked inner tent, like the typical porous tent with fly.

The standard of performance in severe weather use, Warmlite® tents are the warmest, lightest, easiest to assemble, and most versatile in the world. Exceptional dependability, ease of use, and light weight along with options not found in other tents has made them the first choice of experienced backpackers, expedition members and canoe, bicycle, or airplane campers since 1964.

Warmlite® tents have been proven in the most extreme conditions throughout the world. The shapes have been copied, but performance never equaled. We’ve made many important improvements since 1964, but even our early Warmlite® tents had many of the following unique advantages over others:

Elliptical ARC Shape for wind stability, strength, quietness, headroom and space. This shape gives stable air flow and the lowest wind loads while diminishing stress on materials, flapping, noise and failure common in other tents and designs. No need for many annoying staked out lines and their stress points. Conical ends form built-in “vestibules” for cooking and gear storage, and uniformly distribute loads from stakes, directed for best holding power. Well placed pockets aid gear storage and organization.

Most Room for sitting and working with good headroom. 60″ width (89″ in Model 5). Two people can sit side by side in front half of Model 2 or anywhere in 3, or 4 across in Model 5. Floor shape gives best fit for sleeping bags and gear.
“Vestibules” for gear and cooking are standard, not an expensive extra weight option, and are floored to keep gear clean and dry for a stable, easily cleaned cooking space. Model 2 tents have vestibule at front, others at each end.

Fast, EASY Set Up. Two permanently curved poles slip easily into full-length sleeves. Setup is quick and simple even during fierce winds when other tents can’t be setup. Only three stakes are needed to hold a Model 2, four for Model 3 or Model 5. “Free standing” domes need stakes at each pole end for any wind resistance. Imagine trying to get poles in or fly on to a partially erected dome in the rain with strong winds whipping it about! When you are tired and short on air in a wild storm, you need the simplicity of a Warmlite tent!

High Wind Durability: Designed for smooth airflow in high wind, Warmlite tents resist 95 mph winds or, with optional inside wind stabilizers up to 160 mph. This is very important for safety in severe storms. (Most other tents fail in wind under 60 mph. Many tents fail in winds under 60 mph, some deform or fail in winds under 40 mph.

EASY TENSION ADJUSTMENTS, from INSIDE for tight wind-stable tent without leaving your warm, snug bed.

STRONGEST POLES – Our 7178T6 poles are much stronger than those in many other tents, not only do we use the highest strength aluminum alloy to build the poles, but they are also pre-curved to shape to allow the poles to hold the highest loads and not waste their strength on being bent into a curved shape when placed into the tent pole sleeve. This material and shape allow the pole and tent to hold its shape and stability in any wind. Our poles resist 20 times more force than thin flex-to-shape poles used in most other tents, these poles use 80% of their strength just flexing to shape. Warmlite® poles need no load sacrificing flexing and are stronger and stiffer to begin with.

ADJUSTABLE VENT SYSTEM for full control of warmth and humidity. High vents let out humid air while Low vents let in heavier dry air. This “chimney effect” assures excellent venting even in still air, when other vent schemes fail. Upper vents have zippered inside covers for easy incremental control of venting. Lower vents can be closed against excessive wind or dust, but open when winds die, always providing safe ventilation.
Optional windows on each side open from inside (once the outer cover is raised) for views and cooling. Open them any amount, in any location, or close as tight as if they weren’t there. They have no effect on storm resistance when closed.

DRY AND WARM: Double walls, silicone coated fabric and sealed seams provide full rain protection, best warmth, and least condensation. The inner wall is kept warmer by an insulating air gap between walls. The tent stays dry inside; warmth of inner wall eliminates the miserable condensation so common in other tents, and aids differential height chimney venting. Warm, humid, lighter air rises up and out the top vents, while fresh, dry air is drawn in through the lower vents.
Sealed one-piece construction. No loose fly to get heavy with condensation, soak the inner tent, or let the inner wall soak up rain during setup or take down, the worst problem of old style tents. Tradition isn’t good when it leaves you wet.

LIGHTEST Weight: The lightest yet strongest tents in the world. Only 1 to 1 and 1/2 pounds per person.
Weight may vary due to coating thickness (seldom over 2 oz) or by seam sealing efficiency.

2X = 2.33 lb     3X = 3.25 lb     5X = 4.7 lb     2R = 2.75 lb      3R = 3.75 lb     5R = 5.6 lb


Tents could vary in color shades




3 reviews for *QUICK SHIP* Standard Two-Person Tent

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Charles Coffey

    I consider myself to be the Goldilocks of tents for bicycle touring, in that in my 25 years of touring I have gone through eight different tents in a quest to find “it” and several years ago my quest came to an end when I bought a Warmlite 2R.
    Of the eight tents, only one was actually unsatisfactory (failed in a rainstorm), but all of the ones prior to the Warmlite were unsatisfying in various ways and left me yearning for something better. Apart from the obvious need for adequate shelter in rain, I had specific properties I was looking for, but the main one was ease of set up and take down. I mainly do supported rides of about 80 miles per day and I would find myself frustrated by a complicated and drawn out set up when I arrived at camp, already tired out. I also found it hard enough to get up at 6:30 AM and had a harder time motivating myself to get up when I knew I had the chore of a complicated take down. I came to the realization that I did not want a tent with a rainfly, in that installing and removing the rainfly was almost half of the work. I also preferred having to use as few stakes as possible. Also, obviously, I wanted a tent that was as light and could be packed up as compactly as possible, but these were secondary concerns. The 2R ended up easily besting every other tent I had had in all of these issues, and more. The setup is very simple: from a comfortable position seated on a bench I just insert the two poles into their sleeves, then plop the tent onto the ground and pound in three stakes and it’s up – quick as heck, with no having to lean over the tent installing a rainfly. Take down is equally fast. It is definitely lighter and more compact than any other tent I have had, but it is one of only two I have had that are four season tents (the other was a rare Moss Velo – excellent shelter, but much more tiresome to set up). Beyond these aspects, I have found the 2R to be the absolutely most enjoyable to sleep in, mainly because of the excellent venting system – as I exhale warm air it rises, pushing air out of the upper vent, which in turn draws cooler air into the tent through the lower vent. It is also the most versatile in that it can be converted to a mesh tent by unzipping the inner and outer layers (not that I have used this feature – I don’t trust the weather not to go bad after I have fallen asleep). The workmanship and materials are also easily superior to all of the other tents I have had (although the Moss was probably as well made). It is not a free standing tent, whereas the other tents mostly were, but this does not strike me as an issue, except that I cannot set up the tent on a concrete surface (I always stake a tent down, anyway). Since I acquired this tent I have not thought of replacing it with anything else.

    • Kim Cunningham

      Thank you very much for your review Charles. You are the exact reason of why Warmlite does what it does and why we are still in business 61 years now. Charles, starting June 1st – June 30 Warmlite is starting a campaign on our Facebook page. We would love if you reposted your same exact story above with any photo you may have of yourself with your Warmlite gear, the post at the end of the month with the most likes will win a $50.00 Warmlite gift certificate. You can find our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/warmlitegear/
      Thank you again & many more happy years of riding to you! Kim

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    J.C. Bradshaw

    I have owned two Warmlite tents over the years when Jack ran the show. My first was the single-walled version that Jack shipped to my home and it became my 2lb. home for a nineteen week solo ski trip through the brutal Canadian winter of 1978-79. My diary shows eleven straight days (twenty six days in total) during which my thermometer read -35F below zero or colder.and know that more than a few of those nights were spent hunkering down in that yellow nylon cocoon well above treeline in areas so wind-stripped of snow that caving was impossible, where tent failure meant The End and you can understand my respect for the Warmlite’s designer and his crew.
    Months after I was back home I examined the tent closely and noted just how thinned out the nylon was at both ends of my tent and clearly recall those sleepless nights spent enveloped in the roaring wind and constant hiss of limestone grit and ice crystals trying to cut my Warmlite to shreds and end my life in places even the Wolverine took a pass on.
    A series of Chinook winds ate up so much snow that I finally packed it in at a place one hundred miles or so west of Rocky Mountain House in Alberta called the Kootenay Plains and I cannot think of that trip without saying a little prayer of thanks to God and to Jack for ‘the little tent that could’. And if I had one complaint about that superbly drum-tight wind shelter, it regards the energy and grip required to squeeze the pole ends into those tight floor ‘sockets’ at the end of a sub-zero day when I was exhausted and even the warmth of fingerless Miller Mitts couldn’t prevent frost burned finger-tips by the time the pole ends were squeezed into place. But that was a small price to pay for the taughtness that gave a Warmlite its ability to withstand winds that would have shredded many other designs at three times its weight. If copying something is the sincerest form of flattery then Jack and company should be well pleased by all the tent makers who’ve ‘borrowed’ the Warmlite design.

    J.C. Bradshaw
    Edmonton, Alberta

    • Kim Cunningham

      Hi J.C. and thank you for your amazing story! I am so happy to hear such great memories of your journeys. I love hearing of all my Uncle Jack Stephenson created and I have the honor to carry on with. May I publish your story on our Facebook page? If you can send a photo of yourself with your Warmlite gear we are running a Facebook campaign June 1 – June 30. Post a picture of yourself with your Warmlite gear and your story and the post with the most likes wins a $50.00 gift card. If you can send me a photo I will gladly post it for you unless you would like to do it yourself. Our Facebook link is: https://www.facebook.com/warmlitegear/
      Many more Happy Trails to you! Kim

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lucas Paelella

    I’ve had my 2R for about 4 years. I’ve had tents dating back to the North Face Oval Intention, early ring version. What I mis about that tent is my ability to carry such a monster – 8.5 pound hotel – into the Sierras. Light and easy to deploy are my two most critical attributes today. Enter the 2R

    Even though I’m quite content with my 2R, I never stop looking at what’s new. Some ultralight stuff seems compelling , but when look, primarily at staking these things out, I just shake my head. I’ve not been up any routes on the east side of the Sierras that’s free of rock just a inch or two below the scree, or dirt, and they’re everywhere. Bring a sledge and rebarb. Plus a patch of flat area large enough for you and your bag is about it. The ultralights need a landing strip to accommodate all the required stakes. Just silly anywhere outside your lawn. And on snow? Lol.

    With my 2R, I never use stakes. at all. I have three of these snow anchors that I keep attached to the tent, weigh almost nothing and I can used them anywhere. I grab a football size hunk of granite or two which are always plentiful, drop one on the anchor, boom, done. More wind? More rock. Super fast and easy. I can pitch it on any, surface, even a slab of granite. I never stake out the floor at the poles, never saw a need to. The tent goes up as fast as I can pull from my pack. It such an pleasing design. You feel smug using it

    Before the 2R I tried many lightweight tent too, Big Agnus, which flops down on you in a 20 mph wind, seriously, a couple of North Face shelters, which are quite robust, but, bring a Shera. And there were some others I returned, Nothing else compares to the Warmlite’s combination of four season use, light weight, easy setup, gale force wind resistant, windows with awning, ventilation system and sheer beauty in its flowing design when deployed. All this at just 3 pounds! Lighter when going solo would be welcome, but nothing lighter can come close enough to make the weight savings. worth the compromise necessary to give up all the R2 features.

    I thought a bigger tent would encourage my two adult sons to join me, so I got the 3R. A glorious two door hotel.. An amazing spacious but light weight arena. Unfortunately it alone wasn’t enough to get them to join me, so. It’s only been setup in the house so far. I’d love to use alone, but it makes no sense when I have the 2R. It needs a good size patch of ground though, which isn’t always available on my favorite trails. Plus the extravagance would discouge an early start each morning.

    I love these people too. They know thier product well and can tell you more about using it than you can imagine. From how to seal the seams to storing it and the best choices for a ground cloth. They speak from a user’s perspective, not reading to you from a manual. You end up wanting to support this comoany, because of what they bring to the sport. Simplicity.

    • Kim Cunningham

      Hi Lucas, so glad you love your 2R as much as we do! I agree, nothing easier to set up and certainly nothing is lighter in weight. Hope you can convince those boys to get out and enjoy the great outdoors with you one of these days in that hotel of a 3R you now have. Happy Trails to you, Kim

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