HMG DIRIGO 2 - Ultralight backpacking tent was built as a three-season double-vestibule two-person shelter with a long trail in mind. It has hybrid single/double wall design and can be pitched with two trekking poles.
It provides amazing balance between durability, weather and weight. It was designed as two person tent, that's very lightweight, it's 794g (28 oz), it is very roomy in the interior 230cm (90 in.) by 127cm (50 in.) wide, the headroom is 114cm (45 in.). It's got dual entry doors on either side of the tent with dual vestibules so it is very easy for two people to get in and out and it's easy to have two people storing their gear. It's got an integrated full bathtub floor with mosquito netting so you can zip in entirely and keep the mosquitoes at bay.
Dirigo uses durable Dyneema Composite Fabric (DCF8 for walls, stronger DCF11 for floor) which is completely waterproof and yet ultralight and does not stretch or absorb water even in strong rain. The materials used in this shelter are amongst the strongest, lightest, and most waterproof materials in its class. This is what keeps you dry, and along with a slick design of alternate double doors, you can make sure that entry and reentry keep the inner parts of the Dirigo 2 dry.
The Dirigo 2 as the opposite of many UL tents doesn’t need a footprint for protection, because the fabric on the floor is tough enough and far more durable than the 20d floors on most ultralight tents.
Dirigo features interesting innovation in two large breathable mesh panels on the sides that help mitigate some of the condensation problems that are common in single wall tents.
The angled walls of the Dirigo 2, and low profile set up allows it to remain super sleek in winds. The carbon fiber ridgeline pole used to stabilize the top can and will bear a lot of the pressure from high winds. It is amazing how quiet this tent is in harsh wind and rain.
Check introduction of Dirigo 2 on HMG blog here.
Design: 2 person | 3 Season | Single Walled Tent | Trekking Pole Supported
Weight: 794g | 1.75 lbs | 28 oz
Floor Area: 52" (W) x 90" (L) | 32.5 sq. ft.
Vestibule Area: 0.58 m² | 6.25 sq. ft. per vestibule (1.16 m² | 12.5 sq. ft. total)
Pitched Dimensions: 92" (W) x 95" (L)
Pole Length: 125cm | 49"
Fabric: Dyneema Composite Fabric | Walls DCF8 | Floor DCF 11
Features: Dual doors & vestibules, full bathtub floor and mosquito netting