X-Mid Pro 2

Sale price$654.00 USD

Floor: Woven
Stakes: Yes (8 x DAC J Stakes)

The 2024 X-Mid Pro 2 has arrived and comes in a new DCF floor version that is even lighter (17.9 oz / 509 g). Due to very high interest, availability will be intermittent in summer 2024. Currently the woven floor version is in stock, while the DCF floor version is available on pre-order for early August. If you would like a reminder when the DCF floor version is back in stock please sign up below.

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. The 2024 version weighs as little as 17.9 oz (509 g) while also 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 a little over 1 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, ample 46" width, steep end walls to maximize useable length, 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.

Want it even more spacious? Check out the X-Mid Pro 2+.

STORMWORTHY

The stormworthiness of the X-Mid Pro 2 is excellent thanks to the extremely strong Dyneema composite fabric combined with the high performance X-Mid shape. The X-Mid has the ideal shape for wind and snow because the geometry gives all of the panels slopes that are consistently and moderate. There are no horizontal roof panels to catch snow, nor vertical side panels to catch wind. The tent pitches solidly with just 4 stakes, while peak and side panel guyouts can be added along with 8 extra stake points around the base if conditions warrant.

More than just surviving, the X-Mid Pro 2 keeps you comfortable in tough conditions with it's protected pitch (keeps the floor dry during setup in the rain), protected doorways (keeps the rain out even when open), dual peak vents which minimize condensation, and full coverage fly that can extend low to the ground to block rain splatter and drafts yet can be lifted higher for increased ventilation. Competing tents trim away the bottom of the fly to save weight but this leaves you more exposed to drafts and rain splatter. The X-Mid Pro 2 further enhances comfort in tough weather with its large interior space, and generous vestibules.

Backpacking Light

Highly Recommended

"If you want the highest-quality and best-performing ultralight shelter on the market, the X-Mid Pro should top 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."

The Trek

Simply the Best

"Simply the best tent...an impenetrable bunker, super high quality, easy to setup. We couldn’t have been more pleased."

Bikepacking.com

Gear of the Year

Durston’s lofty claims, especially compared to some other great shelters, are surprisingly valid...it proved to be outstanding in its class.

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 because of the efficient use of materials, less bulky floor material, and lack of struts which complicate packing up the tent.

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 deform or shrink to create wavy zippers like most other DCF tents. Additionally, we use thoughtful design and reinforcements to avoid stressing the fabric diagonally (on the 'bias') which adds costs but prevents premature degradation.

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 South America.

Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS

WEIGHT

Tent

17.9 oz / 509 g (DCF floor) or 19.9 oz / 565 g (Silnylon floor)

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Stuff Sack

0.3oz / 8g (DCF) or 0.4 oz / 12 g (Silnylon)

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Stakes (Optional)

DAC J Stakes (4 x 6" @ 7 g; 4 x 8" @ 16 g)

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Typical Setup (Tent, Sack, 6 Stakes)

21.0 oz / 595 g (DCF floor) or 23.1 oz (Silnylon floor).

Features

FEATURES

World's Lightest 2P Tent

The weight efficient and patented X-Mid geometry combined with Dyneema® fabrics creates world's lightest two person tent, while also providing 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).

Hot Bonded

Premium hot bonded construction provides stronger seams than cold taped or sewn construction.

Compare

COMPARE

The X-Mid Pro 2 provides unprecedented stormworthiness, user friendliness, and space for a superultralight tent, while also weighing less than all other 2P tents. 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

FAQ

FAQ

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

Contact Support

Customer Reviews

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M.B.
First Trial - Bike Packing Trip

I just finished a 9 day bike packing trip with the X-Mid Pro 2. What an amazing tent. Could put it up and take it down in just a couple of minutes. The longest thing is staking the tent out properly (which was no problem, but was important to get the 4 corners right). The dual entry and vestibules work great and it is definitely big enough for two smaller people if trying to travel light. And, wow, is it light! And really easy to pack quickly. Highly recommend this tent.

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paul rytlewski
So much room

I was recently able to use my newly purchased X-Mid Pro 2 on a couple of long weekend trips. It was everything I hoped it would be, and more. First, head room is amazing throughout the tent. Sitting straight up from lying my head never brushed the tent at all, big plus. Storage in the opposite corners was really nice. I’ve red reviews about how it can be difficult to get a good pitch, not so. I watched the setup video and this was helpful. I have had 3 trekking pole tents prior to this tent, having that experience I would suspect helped. I laid it out, staked the corners, inserted the Z-Flick poles , and voila, first time setting up, it was perfect. This also was not on a tent pad, it was during a dispersed camping trip. I had a little condensation on the first trip, second trip none. I did have the doors closed. My previous tents had dyneema floors, never had a puncture on those, but I am careful to inspect the ground first. I bought the tent with the woven floor, and at first I have to say, it seemed thin to me, but 4 nights and no holes. I will be ordering the groundsheet for it when available. My friend that came along said he will be getting an X-Mid soon! Great tent!

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Joe
Incredible tent!

Absolutely amazing! We bought that tent after a lot of research and we are impressed!
Absolutely easy to build up, super lightweight and absolutely waterproofed!

This tent is definitely perfect for 2 people and the best choice if you want to have a tent which is lightweight , absolutely waterproofed, amazing quality!

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Perry
roomy solo tent

I just completed a 5 day/4 night trip along the AT in Virgina (June 2024). It was warmer than I anticipated and rained a couple of nights. There was no condensation on the rainless nights and the condensation wasn't bad on the nights it did rain. Not bad, as in it didn't drip on me. I did have a pack towel to wipe it off prior to packing.

I still haven't mastered the setup but each time was a little better. I find using the ridgleline guylines helps a bit to correct a less than perfect pitch. I used 6 Y-stakes (4 corners and 2 ridgeline) along with 2 shepherd hook (vestibules). It sets up/takes down fairly quick with the only real skill part being, getting the initial layout square. After that it is pretty simple and forgiving.

The dyneema does not absorb water, which was my motivation for getting a dyneema tent. I was able to easily wipe it down and get it mostly dry to avoid extra weight while backpacking.

The interior sidewalls are mesh with vestibules on both sides. This means one can push off the quilt (or sleeping bag) against the side without worry of getting wet from condensation. The end walls are exterior and can get condensation, but again it wasn't too bad.

As a solo hiker it was roomy and comfortable. I was able to prop my backpack (Vargo ExoTi AR2 backpack) against a pole in the vestibule and still had plenty of room to enter/exit). Plus plenty of vestibule room for my boots and whatever else. The entire floor area is useable. I think the description says the floor area extends to 16 inches above the floor. I didn't measure it, but it sounds about right. This isn't true of most backpacking tents.

My carry weight including tent, tent poles, patch kit, stakes and ground cloth was 2lbs4oz. I use a dyneema groundcloth purchased elsewhere and I don't use trekking poles. I also use a modified dyneema stuff sack purchased elsewhere as I attach my tent on the outside of my pack. The included stuff sack would be good for those packing the tent inside the pack.

My only real criticism is calling this a 2 person tent. I met one person on trail with a similar tent who claimed to get 2 people in it for a night, but it was tight. 2 people would have to sleep perfectly still or would be all over each other. Maybe call it a 1.5 person.

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Stephen Barry
C-Mid 2 Pro

The X-Mid 2 is an extremely well designed and made tent that could really change the way tents work.
The Durston company is incredible. You’ll never find better customer service and support!

Thank Stephen :)
- Dan

PITCHING GUIDE

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