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! try that with other tents! 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 2 color styles:
- Blue Top / Yellow Ends
- Green Top / Yellow 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 in it with all their gear.
There is a WARMLITE tent for one person, or for two to six (5R will fit 6). Many of our customers have purchased 2 or 3 sizes to be ready for different needs. We recommend a Model 3R for most universal use, since it is the ideal size for winter camping for 2 or 3, gives capacity for up to 4 when needed, yet is still lighter than other two-person tents. We are often told that 3 people fit easily in a 2R, 4 in a 3R, and 7 in the 5R, with occasional stories of even more in emergencies.
Model 2 tents are roomy for 2 people and their gear, yet are also as small as a practical tent for one person can be: you need same length and height for one as for 2, 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 1 person tent or bivy, and is THE choice for lightest 1 person tent. (Light pole saves another 2.6oz., 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 (liner easily pushes up).
Poles determine length, are about 1/3 the volume.
Tent & Option Weights:
|Reflective Liner (R)
|Large Door Extra Zippers
||3.4 oz (R 3/8″)
6.0 oz (R 5/8″)
|5.0 oz (R 3/8″)
9.0 oz (R 5/8″)
||2.5 oz (R)
3.0 oz (Endliner)
|5.0 oz (R)
3.0 oz (Endliner)
|7.0 oz (R)
3.0 oz (Endliner)
||7.0 oz (R)
||10.0 oz (R)
||15.0 oz (R)
Tent Packed Sizes:
||4″ x 17″
||5″ x 17″
||6″ x 21″
|Reflective Liner (R)
||5″ x 17″
||6.5″ x 17″
||7.5″ x 21″
A Warmlite tent starts out lighter then stays lighter: You won’t be carrying several extra pounds of condensation or rain soaked inner tent, like the typical antique porus tents with fly.
The standard of performance in severe weather use, WARMLITE tents are the most versatile, simplest, and lightest tents made. Exceptional dependability, ease of use, and light weight – along with options found in no 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 lowest wind loads, no high stress, flapping, noise and failure so common in others. 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. (Those so called “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 rain, with strong wind whipping it about!) When you are tired and short on air in a wild storm your IQ of 176 loses first digit, and you NEED the simplicity of a Warmlite tent!
High Wind SECURITY: Designed for smooth airflow in high wind, WARMLITE tents resist 95 mph winds or, with optional inside WIND STABILIZERS up to 160 mph, very important for safety in severe storms. (Most other tents fail in wind under 60 mph. Some deform or fail in wind under 40 mph.) WARMLITE tents can survive in winds to 160 mph. Extraordinary!
EASY TENSION ADJUSTMENTS, from INSIDE, for tight wind-stable tent without leaving your warm snug bed.
STRONGEST POLES -7178T6 is much stronger than those in any other tents – curved to shape and stiff to hold tent shape and stability in any wind. These resist 20 times more force than thin flexed-to-shape poles used on most other tents. Flexed poles use 80% of their strength just flexing to shape. Stephenson poles need no load sacrificing flexure, and are MUCH stronger and stiffer to begin with.
ADJUSTABLE VENT SYSTEM for full control of warmth & 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 wind dies, always providing safe ventilation.
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, 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 made. (Only 1 to 1 1/2 lb. per person.)
Weight may vary due to coating thickness (seldom over 2oz), 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