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Tarptent Scarp 2 Review


Aaron Zagrodnick
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Aaron Zagrodnick

When it comes to backpacking gear and especially the big three or four (shelter, sleeping bag, pack, and pad) there are two schools of thought to meeting the needs of different types of trips across the different seasons. On one hand, one can choose to select from an array of seasonally specific choices – for example having 3 sleeping bags with different temperature ratings that ideally fit each trip at just the right weight. On the other hand, one could just choose gear that fits every trip without always being ideal, but is still workable. No matter your approach, when it comes to tents the Scarp 2 from Tarptent could potentially find a spot in either approach to gear as a shelter solution.The Scarp 2 is a 2 person, 4 season capable, silnylon double wall tent from Tarptent that offers a generous 52x86 floor plan, 45" peak height, and 2 side entry doors with matching vestibule space. A single aluminum arch pole is required for setup, and optionally 2 additional crossing poles can be added to make the tent mostly freestanding (2 stakes or snow anchors are always required at the head and foot). The crossing poles help with setup in snow or on rock, and add significant snow load and wind capability. Without the crossing poles and for 3 season use, the tent requires a total of 6 stakes...

Find our full review of the Scarp 2 from Tarptent  at the link below in Issue 34:

Tarptent Scarp 2 Review

Tartptent Scarp 2 Review

Issue 34 Page 1

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