MEC Spark 2-Person Tent 5036-964

MEC Spark 2-Person Tent


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Our first ultralight 2-person tent, the Spark 2 adds more roomy luxury to minimalist adventurers than a bivy sack or tarp setup. Made of nylon with a ripstop polyester fly, it weighs in at a kilo and a half or about 750g per person, and gives you interior space to hang out and read, escape bugs and sleep soundly. With room to store your packs inside, you can forget nights in a bivy sack, and live large in your free-standing tent.

  • Nylon mesh canopy adds breathability.
  • Polyester fly has great UV resistance, and stretches less than nylon when wet.
  • Reinforcement points where the brow pole touches the fly.
  • Fully seam taped.
  • Floor has excellent tear strength.
  • YKK zippers on 2 D-shaped doors.
  • Reflective zipper pulls, stake out cords and door tie backs.
  • Tapered floor design is smaller at the foot than at the head to save weight.
  • Anodized poles connect with Jake’s foot attachment clips.
  • Slider lets you tension the webbing to keep the fly taut in changing weather.
  • 2 interior pockets store your flashlight and other essentials.
  • Comes with a pole repair sleeve, guylines and a spare Jake's foot that can be tied on to the webbing corners of the tent in case your Jake's foot breaks.
  • Included 9 DAC J stakes and pole storage bag.
  • Footprint available separately.

Tech specs

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Ideal for Backpacking

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

Seasons 3-season
Door(s) 2 doors
Vestibule(s) 2 vestibules
Canopy mesh 15-denier nylon mesh
Floor fabric 30-denier nylon ripstop
Floor coating Ether-type 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.

Fly fabric 30-denier polyester ripstop
Fly coating Ether-type 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.

Pole DAC Featherlite NSL 7001 T6 aluminum
Floor length

A measurement based on the longest point of the tent.

Floor width

A measurement based on the widest points of the tent.

Floor area

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

2.8sq. m
Interior peak height 1.05m
Minimum weight

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

Packed weight

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

Packed size 49x19.5cm
Pole diameter 8.5mm
Window(s) 0
Vestibule area (secondary) 0.44sq. m
Vestibule area (primary) 0.44sq. m
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.

Additional feature(s)
  • Interior pocket(s)
  • Footprint sold separately
  • Ultralight
Made in Vietnam