X-Mid 2 Solid

Sale price$339.00 USD

Pinnacle of Lightweight Tent Design

The X-Mid 2 Solid is a variant of the award winning X-Mid 2 that is tilted more towards use in the shoulder season, cooler conditions, and wind-swept areas like Northern Europe, while remaining an excellent all around backpacking tent. Like its sibling, it has been developed from the first principles of geometry to be the most weight efficient design for a trekking pole shelter. No comparable tent under the 2.5 lbs (1.1 kg) mark offers such a well rounded mix of stormworthiness, spaciousness, and simplicity, which is why the X-Mid 2 has become one of the most popular and highly awarded tents in recent years including top awards from BackpackingLight and Section Hiker.


Most ultralight tents are designed more as fair weather shelters where they achieve their low weights by compromising in durability and stormworthiness. With the X-Mid 2 Solid, performance in tough conditions is a top priority, therefore the X-Mid saves weight through efficient design. This allows us to make a tent that is both ultralight and ready for tough conditions.

The X-Mid 2 Solid has a comprehensive set of protections including a full doublewall design, full coverage fly (extends low to the ground to blocks drafts and splatter), fly first pitch (keeps the inner dry during setup in the rain), polyester fabric (doesn't sag and loosen like nylon), large adjustable vents, robust waterproof coatings, durable 20D fabrics, factory waterproofed seams, and protected doorways that keep rain out even when open. No other tent offers this full list.


When the weather turns against you, it is critical to have a tent that performs simply and intuitively. To achieve this, the X-Mid 2 Solid is designed from obsessive attention to detail and from Dan Durston's extensive backcountry experience.

The user friendliness starts with a simple pitch with only 4 required stakes. There are no mandatory guylines, odd angles, or guesswork, which is a refreshing contrast to most trekking pole tents that require numerous stakes, guylines, and struts as part of a complex pitching process.

The eye for usability continues when the tent is set up including large doorways that are not blocked by trekking poles, roomy vestibules that are located beside the doors instead of blocking them, magnetic door toggles, a collection of 4 thoughtfully placed pockets, and one handed operating zippers.

Even the packed size of the tent has been obsessed over and optimized into a short shape that can store horizontally in any pack.

Backpacking Light

Highly Recommended

"Exceptionally high quality. Field performance was outstanding. Overall, it has simply been a joy to use.”


Surpasses the Hype

"The Durston X-Mid 2 is one of the most hyped products in the ultralight backpacking world, and it lives up to, and maybe even surpasses, that hype.”

Section Hiker

10 Best Backpacking Tents

"It's shape makes it extremely weather and storm-worthy. The all-mesh interior tent has offset peaks to maximize headroom"

Adventure Alan

Top Pick

"A winning combination of low weight, a ton of livable area and great condensation control.”


The patented X-Mid geometry is the most space efficient architecture possible for a dual trekking pole tent. It accomplishes this with an innovative design that sets the two poles further apart for greater volume and headroom, while keeping them set back from the edges to avoid a boxy shape that would be less stormworthy and require more fabric.

The result is a generously sized 2P tent that provides ample space for two adults. That includes a 52" wide floor that fits the widest pads, and a long 92" length that accommodates hikers up to 6'4". The diagonal ridgeline also allows the two occupants to move further apart for greater personal space.

The dual vestibules are also generously sized and accommodate large packs and everything else - all without blocking the doorways.


The X-Mid 2 Solid is built at the most experienced tent factory in the world, who have been building nothing but premium tents for nearly 70 years.

In partnership with them, we go beyond high standards to specify premium components and robust construction methods including full double stitching, double folded edges, waterproof seam construction, and generous bartacking. We know of no other tent that uses double stitching as extensively as we do.

This focus on quality gives the X-Mid 2 Solid a higher cost of production than competing tents, yet the X-Mid 2 Solid is priced affordably because we sell it directly to you with only a slim markup.

Magnetic Toggles

Magnetic door toggles with pull tabs provide easy one handed-operation.

Large Doorways

Unlike most trekking pole tents, the doorways are large and not blocked by trekking poles. They also have a protected design to keep rain out even when open, and can be propped open with a stick or pole to create a 'porch'.

Full Coverage Fly

The fly extends low to the ground to block drafts and rain splatter, yet can be raised higher for more ventilation. Other tents cut away the bottom of the fly to save weight but it leaves you more exposed.

Stormworthy Shape

The X-Mid provides the ideal shape with consistent and moderate panel slopes. All the panels are an ideal 50 - 55 degrees which balance wind and snow shedding to provide excellent all around performance. Most tents are less consistent with a mix of shallower panels (worse for snow shedding) and steeper panels (worse for wind performance).

Ample Headroom

The X-Mid's offset poles provides a longer diagonal ridgeline that extends the headroom over more of the tent. There is ample clearance to transition from laying down to sitting up without hitting the tent, and room to sit up anywhere in the tent.


The X-Mid shape has been developed from the first principles of geometry to be as weight efficient, simple, and functional as possible.

That includes avoiding all the common pitfalls of trekking pole shelters such as a complicated pitch, mandatory guylines, poles blocking the doorways, and a lack of interior volume.

Read the story about how the X-Mid geometry was developed:

The X-Mid 2 Solid is a spacious and simple ultralight tent that shines when the weather turns challenging. It's a well rounded tent ready for everything from hillwalks in the UK's Lake District to remote traverses of Alaska's Brooks Range.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Rock and Roll

Love this tent. Took it on the Tour du Mont Blanc, and no issues - nice and comfy even with high-altitude gusts and chill. I had also pre-tested the tent last year in cat 1 hurricane winds with no problems.

Tom Heaney Adventure
Exceeds Expectations

I have now used the X - Mid Solid on a number of occasions and tested its weather resistance in measured 30 mph winds.

It is exceptionally easy to set up, even in moderate wind as it only needs just four stake points and feels very secure and stable.

Inside the tent the offset pole design gives excellent space and practicality. This adds height diagonally across the tent making it feel very spacious for sitting up. Lying down there is also really good length and width.

The vestibules are very practical for storing and organising gear and the fact that the flysheet comes right down to the ground gives great shelter for cooking.

When you purchase a product like this and you take it out of the bag for your first look you want it to feel special and put a smile on your face. The Durston X - Mid definitely does this no doubt at all. It's really well made and feels quality in every way.

Excellent tent

I’ve had my X Mid 2 for about 8 months and have camped about 7 times in it and it has never let me down. The thing is wind proof and durable and quite roomy inside. Lightweight and easy to set up and manage. You can’t go wrong with this tent.

Great Tent

I have not slept in a tent in over 30 years. This was the first time I was goring to do a thru-hike five days, four nights. I started searching and ended up with this tent. It was great. I did some reading and some practice pitching. On the trail it was easy to set up and take down. The more I did it, the better it went. I used a diy groundsheet which I think helped to make a big difference. The solid might have been a little warm in July but it worked. I will probalby buy a mesh innner.

Craig H
From a TALL point of view...

I needed a lightweight tent that I could fit in (I am 6'7) plus my girlfriend (5'9) plus our border collie and labrador. I wanted the tent to also be light enough for me to go off by myself. I scoured the net and found only the Xmid to fit the bill. With its double vestibule, i anticipated a dog in each but they are big enough to accomodate both in one. The other we use stash gear. This thing has a unique use of space that is remarkable. I can lay full length with ease. No diagonal laying required! I am glad I got the solid as I think it is a wiser choice for the British climate given our prevalent wind and rain. I have had it out on a few heavy nights and it has stood solid though the lower part on the end has blown against the inner (which could have been my inadequate pitching) it remained fully waterproof and solid. This was certainly helped by making full use of the optional additional guy loops and extra stakes. I would recommend checking weather forecast before setting out without them. As i dont hike with poles, i got the z flick poles which are super light and strong. I also peg the corners of the inner as my head does lay closer to the end than most folks' will do. So space above face to inner is maximised. The ability to sit up with ample space is quite a revelation for me! So spacious. The tent is well thought out and has a fantastic build quality. The inner pockets are v useful too. The waterproof zips are excellent but I must say the door tie backs need reviewing at least for UK use. The outer's magnets is a novel idea but useless in heavy wind and esp if the lower guy loops on the door sides are staked. I will be replacing mine with toggles and adding two as one is far from adequate in tieing back the door anyway. Also the short pieces of shockcord on the inner door are not quite up to it either. I would prefer two toggles there too. My only other gripes would be the colour - i wish it was a darker green which would be preferable in England and Wales where we have to do a lot more stealth camping. Also,the ironwire guy lines, although being made of DCF are the strongest, they are black and despite including reflective scotchlite, it proved insufficient to prevent us and the dogs from tripping on em! So i replaced them, ironically i know, with yellow glo-wire ones! Bottom line: overall VERY happy with my purchase! Very relieved to find something that meets my tall needs. Oh and lastly, I think a longer thinner stuffsack to accomodate the tents bought with Z poles would be preferable too :-) cheers Dan!


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