User Review: Mountain Hardwear Trango 2
Source: received it as a personal gift
A great roomy, 2-person tent that stays warm and dry. It's lightweight enough that it could be taken on shorter backpacking trips yet it has plenty of space to kept your gear in. This tent has kept me very warm in 10 degree weather. It's also very easy to assemble.
- Stays very warm
- Plenty of space for gear
- Too hot in warmer weather
- Not enough ventilation
This is a great cold weather tent that is easy to put up and take down. It's fairly lightweight and would be good to bring on moderate backpacking trips if you can split the weight with a partner. I took it into the Grand Canyon, left the stakes and fly, and split the weight with my partner.
I like that it comes with a tarp to put underneath but the rain fly confuses me so I've never used it other than to quickly throw it over top during sudden rain showers which worked great. The tent itself holds up well in light to moderate rain but the rain fly is definitely needed for heavier or extended rain storms. Parts of it leaked. The bottom also got very wet even with the included tarp. I found pools of water during one trip in the Olympics but it was a long rainstorm and I didnt have the fly on. Even though I've never correctly used the fly, I ALWAYS bring it. It's giant so I can use it as an extra tarp underneath (the tent comes with a thinner tarp) or to cover my gear or firewood at night. Very versatile.
It was much too hot for the Grand Canyon and even the direct morning sun in the Pacific Northwest caused me to wake up early in a sweat! Aside from the two 'doors' on either end, the only other ventilation is a small slit at the top.
Material and design is high quality. It fits two people comfortably with plenty of room for gear. I've even slept 3 people in it in a pinch. It also did fairly well in rain but there were some leaks during long or heavy storms.