MEC Gemini 2-Person Tent

5012-895

Description

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A super lightweight, surprisingly spacious shelter for two that will appeal to backpackers and cyclists. Even paddlers should find it sleeps them in the style to which they are accustomed. The wedge-shaped design with upper crosspole provides generous headroom and supports double doors and twin vestibules. Windows at either end of the tent body allow for early morning sky surveillance to determine whether an early start is a go, or it's time to sleep in.

Many ultralight shelters use very light fabrics throughout, including the floors, for minimum weight and packed size. However, the waterproofness of such floors may abrade away long before the rest of the tent wears out. The Gemini floor is slightly heavier, but significantly more durably waterproofed. The fly is sexy, superlight, silicone-treated nylon. In sum, the fabrics are strong where strength belongs, and light where that's right.

  • Central hub pole system for rapid assembly. Floating connectors make repairs simple: raw tube can just be cut to length.
  • Made in Vietnam, fabrics from Taiwan, frame from Korea.

Tech specs

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Ideal for Backpacking
Seasons 3-season
Capacity

The number of average sized people that the product can comfortably sleep.

2-person
Door(s) 2 doors
Vestibule(s) 2 vestibules
Canopy fabric 40-denier nylon
Canopy mesh Nylon mesh
Floor fabric 70-denier HT-Seal + nylon
Floor coating Polyurethane
Floor waterproofness

The standard test for coated fabrics uses a standing pipe (column) filled with water. The figures given are the water column height. A 1000mm coating allowed no leaks after 1 minute under 1000mm of water.

10,000mm
Fly fabric 30-denier nylon ripstop
Fly coating Silicone and polyurethane
Fly waterproofness

The standard test for coated fabrics uses a standing column (a pipe) filled with water. The figures given are the column height. A 1000mm coating allowed no leaks after 1 minute under 1000mm of water.

1500mm
Pole DAC Featherlite NSL 7001 T6 aluminum
Floor length

A measurement based on the longest point of the tent.

2.1m
Floor width

A measurement based on the widest points of the tent.

1.3m
Floor area

Square metre measurement of a tent’s usable space. Does not include vestibules.

2.8sq. m
Minimum weight

Includes just the tent, poles, and the fewest pegs and guylines needed to properly set it up.

2.1kg
Packed weight

Includes the full tent with its stuff sack, repair swatches, and all the guylines and pegs.

2.3kg
Free standing

These tents can be set up without stakes or pegs on any type of ground. All tents should be anchored or weighted, so they don't blow away.

Yes
Made in Vietnam