BIG AGNES Scout 2 Platinum - is insanely lightweight yet roomy two person, single wall hybrid shelter - a must have for gram counting backpackers and ultralight adventurers.
The shelter has few big weight savers:
uses two trekking poles for setup (not provided),has single-wall construction, is made of siliconized nylon and has no vestibules.
Scout 2 Platinum is not freestanding and does require trekking poles or Big Agnes Accessory Backpacking Poles (all sold separately). The front pole will need to be set at around 114cm (45 inch) and the rear pole will need to be set at 84cm (33 inch).
The full-body mesh vent system on this trekking-pole supported tent keeps air circulating and weather out.
We recommend using a Big Agnes footprint (sold separately), to protect the floor of the tent from mud, ground water and sharp objects like rocks and extend the life of your tent floor.
Backpacker Magazine says:
It packs so small it stows more like a jacket than a tent. The result is a minimalist shelter that will appeal to backpackers who accept the livability tradeoffs. “On a hike on the CDT in Colorado, the Scout repelled a summer thunderstorm,” says a tester. “My partner and I were a bit cramped, but we slept fine.”
SPECIFICATION / SIZING
Trail Weight: 482g / 1lb 1oz
Packed Weight: 595g / 1lb 5oz
Packed Size: 34 x 13cm / 13.5" x 5"
Floor Areaň: 2.5 m² / 27 sq ft
Footprint Weight: 142g / 5oz
Number of Seasons: 3
Number of Doors: 1
Intended Use: Fast & Light