X-Mid Pro 2

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Pinnacle of Ultralight Tent Design

The X-Mid Pro 2 is the pinnacle of ultralight tent design. It combines our maximally weight efficient and stormworthy X-Mid geometry with Dyneema® composite fabrics (DCF) and a singlewall design to create a tent that is both incredibly light and incredibly capable. It weighs just 19.6 oz (1.2 lbs / 555 g) while bringing unprecedented stormworthyness, simplicity, spaciousness, and build quality to the super ultralight tent niche.

SPACIOUS

Until the X-Mid Pro 2, if you wanted a 2P tent for just 1.2 lbs you had to settle for something cramped, delicate, and/or lacking in weather protection.

The X-Mid Pro 2 changes that. It provides a spacious interior for two adults with a generous 90″ floor length, steep end walls to maximize useable length, room for two wide-tapered pads, and best-in-class headroom enabled by the unique geometry with a diagonal ridgeline and opposite diagonal floor. It fits hikers up to 6’4″ (dual occupancy) or 7’0″ (solo occupancy).

Also generous are the dual 11.6 sq ft vestibules which are large, tall, and conveniently place the main area beside the door instead of blocking it.

STORMWORTHY

The stormworthiness of the Pro 2 is excellent thanks to the extremely strong Dyneema composite fabric, high performance shape, and a full coverage coverage fly that can extend right to the ground to block rain splatter and drafts yet can be lifted higher for increased ventilation.

When faced with wind and snow, the X-Mid has the ideal shape since the geometry gives all of the panels a consistently moderate slope. There are no horizontal roof panels to catch snow, nor vertical side panels to catch wind. The tent pitches solidly with just 4 stakes peak and side panel guyouts can be added along with 8 extra stake points around the base should the conditions warrant.

More than just surviving, the X-Mid Pro keeps you comfortable in tough conditions due to the protected pitch (keeps the floor dry during setup in the rain), protected doorways (keeps the rain out even when open), and dual peak vents which minimize condensation.

BackpackingLight

Highly Recommended

"If you want one of the highest-quality and best-performing ultralight shelters on the market, the X-Mid Pro should be at the top of your list."

Backpacker Magazine

A Titan of Featherweight Design

"Simpler than just about any other trekking-pole tent. It’s hard to beat the simple but effective design."

Adventure Alan

Our Favourite Super Ultralight Tent

"No other tent on the market gives you this much livable area for so little weight....an incredible tent design"

Backwoods Pursuit

An Absolute Gem

"Deflects wind, rain, and even snow with ease. Extreme attention to detail make it a joy to set up. I’m a HUGE fan."

USER FRIENDLY

The X-Mid Pro retains the user friendliness that the X-Mid tents are highly regarded for. Unlike most trekking pole tents, the rectangle based X-Mid has a simple 4 stake pitch with no mandatory guylines, no measuring or estimating odd angles, and no struts.

Once pitched, the intuitive minimalism continues with magnetic door toggles, doorways that aren’t blocked by poles, vestibules that put the main area beside the doorway instead of blocking it, a tensioned floor that lies taut and wrinkle free, and one handed operating zippers. The X-Mid Pro also has a remarkably small packed size for a DCF tent because it uses a durable 15D woven floor that is more abrasion resistant and packs smaller than a composite floor.

Magnetic Toggles

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

Doorways

Unlike most trekking pole tents, the doorways are large and not blocked by trekking poles.

Full Coverage Fly

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

Tensioned Floor

Small corner struts and cords tension the floor so it lays taut and easy to clean. Competing tents hang the bathtub floor from its top edge (like a bag) which saves weight but is more prone to wrinkling and sliding around.

Peak vents

Dual peak vents minimize condensation.

QUALITY

In addition to the highest performance design, the X-Mid Pro has industry leading quality. That starts by using premium materials like Dyneema, and assembling them at the most experienced tent factory in the world for DCF.

We use hot bonded construction to create Dyneema seams that are stronger, cleaner looking, and better retain their strength in extreme temperatures. We also use a proprietary pre-shrinking process for DCF so that the shape is more stable over time and won't shrink to create wavy zippers.

While this premium quality gives the X-Mid Pro a higher cost of production than comparable tents, it is affordably priced because we sell it to you direct with only a modest markup.

PATENTED GEOMETRY

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:

As one of the lightest tents in the world yet remarkably spacious and capable, the X-Mid Pro 2 is the ideal tent for everything from a thruhike of the Continental Divide Trail to bikepacking across Southern America.

Features

FEATURES

Patented Geometry

Patented X-Mid geometry with twin offset poles provides best in class headroom, living space, stormworthiness, and ease of pitching.

Dyneema® Fabric

Dyneema® Composite fabric (DCF) is extremely strong and highly waterproof (8,000mm).

Dual Doorways

Dual doorways are zippered, not blocked by trekking poles, and keep rain off the floor even when open.

Compare

COMPARE

The X-Mid Pro 2 provides unprecedented stormworthiness, user friendliness, and space for a superultralight tent. To illustrate this, the table below compares the X-Mid Pro 2 to what is seen in competing tents.

STORMWORTHINESS

X-Mid Pro 2

Main Competitors

Fly coverage

Extends low to block drafts and splatter

High cut fly leaves you more exposed

Peak vents

Dual vents minimize condensation

Vents are small or omitted

USER FRIENDLINESS

Minimum # stakes

4

6 - 10

Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS

WEIGHT

Tent

19.6 oz / 555 g

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Stuff Sack

0.4 oz / 12 g

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Stakes (Optional)

6 in x 4 (8.5 g ea) & 7 in x 4 (12 g ea)

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Typical Setup (Tent, Sack, 6 Stakes)

22.2 oz / 630 g

FAQ

FAQ

Browse the FAQ to learn more or get in touch if you have further questions.

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Customer Reviews

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Peter Moore
fantastically light, very carefully designed

i appreciate Dan's incredible attention to his customer base, constantly upgrading and integrating feedback. The tent is roomy for two people, especially with TWO doors and TWO spacious vestibules! We also had no problems w both of us sleeping parallel. If you are in damp climates or want the extra insulation of a double wall buy the xmid or xmid solids (i own both of these too since i live near the damp redwoods). For solo use the tent will be a dream.

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Derek Meyer
Love the spacious design and how light it is

While the tent is super easy to set up, the best features are you light it is and the unique x-mid design that makes it spacious inside and makes it easier to get in/out because the pole is offset. The zipper doors make it much more weather proof, especially in th vestibule where I keep gear. Overall love everything about this tent.

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T.R.
Quite literally the best backpacking tent

A few reasons to buy this tent!!
First of all, it’s extremely lightweight.
Second, the pitching is quick and simple.
Finally, the design features and materials used in this tent are unmatched. There is a tone of space inside compared to other backpacking tents at similar price points.

I first used this on a 2 night, 40 miler in the Cascades and had zero issues. I couldn’t be happier. The vestibules are large and spacious. The pockets are also a convenient touch. I’ve had the opportunity to try a few other tents with similar features and let me tell ya, this one takes the cake! Best backpacking tent on the market. You’re the man, Dan.

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Robert Kemper
Finally the search is over

Just came back from 7 days in the Enchantments and I love the design of this tent. Gives you a ton of space compared to other "mids" out there. Previous to that I did a 2 nighter with my 6 y.o. son to try out the tent, and there was plenty of room for us with our packs at our feet. If we were 2 adults, the vesibules are perfect for packs and boots, and being over 6' I really appreciate the headroom and length. I find it quick and easy to pitch after a few practices, and it's such a pleasure compared to my previous tents (wish I went to a trekking pole tent sooner). I had one terribly gusty night in the Enchantments at the site in this photo and the tent did just fine with just 6 stakes and no guy outs. This is my first DCF tent, and I really like the tightness of the DCF fabric, not to mention the weight and that it doesn't absorb water like other tent fabrics. The only issue I've had is fitting into small campsites, which I understand is an issue with any pyramid tent given their footprint sizes, but I've since learned about "skinny pitch" options where you can collapse or alter the vestibules and essentially reduce the width from 80" to 48". I think that is an underappreciated characteristic of this tent, where other "mids" don't appear to have this level of flexibility. Finally my search for the right tent is over. Thank you Dan Durston.

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Littlco
Xmid

A good tent but having to add so many additions to it has gotten old. Had to add a gear loft with zpacks stick ons, reinforce the pole holder by sewing as it is super flimsily and attach larger trekking pole holders as they wouldn’t fit around my trekking pole tips, had to get extra guyline for the apex points and tie in longer guyline for the stakeout points. Had to see in more mesh at the trekking pole attachment as it got too stretched out. The tent also wants to always collapse inwards on itself. The apex guy out points always take a lot of stress, more then any other point of the tent as there is nothing else to reinforce it in that direction. I am hesitant to take it to the backcountry after some one nighters in it. I love the room but I wish a thicker dyneema was made with it along with more customizable features. I have a first gen btw

Thanks for sharing your experience and I'm glad you're mostly liking the tent.

For these extras, we do include 5m/15 feet of spare guyline with the tent which is enough to add peak guylines or longer corner cords, but yes if you want a lot of line all around then getting extra guyline is needed. On the 2023 models I have made the corner lines longer on but still not long enough to tie off to rocks etc because it complicates things for new users, so yes if you want longer lines those do need to be added.

Back in 2022 we did get requests for pockets so I did add pockets for the 2023 model.

For pole tip connections, this is intentionally a small loop of shockcord so it grips the pole tip, as otherwise it'll slide up the pole and won't anchor the door zippers. It should work for most poles but perhaps sometimes adding a larger loop of shockcord is sometimes needed. We have strengthened these connectors as well in more recent models.

For the other issues, it sounds like you have reinforced the cup that holds the pole at the peak and made some changes to the mesh. I'm not sure what problems happened here as the system seems to be working very well but perhaps there was an issue here with yours or you have a type of pole that doesn't fit as intended. If you email us with some pictures we can try to help.

With regard to the tent collapsing inwards, I released a new pitching video recently that is much more helpful than the old one and has some good info even for experienced users. This video shows how to get a nice firm pitch without the peak guylines. Guylines should only be needed in quite windy conditions. The main tips are to make sure the base is adjusted tight before the poles are added (this will tighten the sidewalls) and to extend the poles firmly. You may also prefer to replace the shockcord at the door stake point with non-stretch cord to help make the tent more solid. That allows the peaks to be better anchored from that side to reduce the need for guylines. We started doing this as the standard version this year.

Thanks for your support and feedback. I am constantly working to improve these tents so it is helpful to hear these suggestions and I think we have already made changes to improve many of them.

Warm regards,
Dan

PITCHING GUIDE

Get started with our comprehensive X-Mid pitching guide.