MSR Freelite 2

Livable Lightweight
Price $440.00


Ease of Setup 1 / 5
Weatherproofing 1 / 5
Ventilation 1 / 5
Living Space 1 / 5
Capacity 1
Number of Poles 0
Diameter of Poles (mm) 1


Floor Space (sq ft) 0.5
Length (inches) 0.5
Width (inches) 0.5
Interior Height (inches) 0.5
Vestibule Front Area (sq ft) 0.5
Vestibule Back Area (sq ft) 0.5
Weight 2 lbs, 6 oz

Why we like it: It strikes the right balance between space, convenience, and weight.

Livability: Two doors (and a pair of 8.8-square-foot vestibules) take the gymnastics out of entry and exit. The 50-inch-wide floor (29 square feet) provides more elbow-room than most tents in this weight class. "We hung out and played cards, and with the hubbed poles pulling the side walls near-vertical, we didn't have to crowd near the center of the tent," our Colorado testers report.

Weather protection: There are no cross poles—it’s a single hubbed pole design—so good site selection and ample guyouts are key for a good night's sleep in heavy wind.

Views: The walls and doors are nearly all mesh, providing plenty of airflow and panoramic views on dry nights.