MSR Twin Sisters 2-Person Tarp Shelter 5052-647

MSR Twin Sisters 2-Person Tarp Shelter


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A lightweight shelter that's great for winter camping or any pared-back adventure. It has skirting around the edges to stop spindrift or blowing sand for getting in. Pitch it with the 2 poles that come with it, or improvise with trekking poles or guylines or trees. An optional floor is available if you need to add weather-protection or want to extend the livability.

  • Made of lightweight 30-denier ripstop nylon with a hard-wearing DuraShield polyurethane and silicone waterproof coating.
  • 2 doors for easy access and great cross-ventilation.
  • Enough space for 2 people plus gear.
  • Includes 2, 7000-series aluminum poles but also works with your own trekking poles.
  • Snowskirts keep spindrift from blowing in.
  • Optional footprint available separately.

Tech specs

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Ideal for
  • Winter and expedition camping
  • Backpacking
Door(s) 2 doors
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.

Pole 7000-series 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.

4.1sq. m
Interior peak height 1.17m
Packed weight

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

Packed size 51x15cm
Stuff sack Yes
Seam sealed Yes
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.

Made in China