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VauDe Mark II

rated 5.0 of 5 stars

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photo: VauDe Mark II four-season tent


Price Historic Range: $379.00
Reviewers Paid: $349.00


4 reviews
5-star:   4
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Best tent I’ve owned. Served 30 hard years.


  • Everything


  • It’s a long time before they sell a replacement!

Owned for over 30 years and carried on foot and by motorcycle and it never let me down.

Recently, damage from an inconsiderate pyromaniac camper’s fire sparks and some wear to seam tapes and mozzie nets means I’m buying a Mk3. Fast pitch under 1 minute in any weather; dual entries stow wet gear.


Been hiking, climbing, motorcycling all seasons for over 40 years.

Source: bought it new


Welcome to Trailspace, Mark. Thanks for sharing your lengthy experience with the Vaude Mark II. If you have any pictures of yours in action, we'd love to see them in your review too.

6 months ago

I've owned a Vaude Mark II for over 15 years. It has been out in deep snow, gale force winds, and torrential rain and it has never failed me. It has spacious luggage areas and great ventilation (I've used this tent in the med and been comfortable).

You can pitch and strike this tent in about a minute, and remove the pegs and lift it intact to a new location if you need to. It's a completely brilliant tent and I would recommend it to anyone.

Sleeps: 2
Ease of Setup: Simplicity itself - and very quick.

I have owned my Mark II for three years, use it at least one weekend a month year round, and cannot fault it. It has toured the UK on a motorcycle and backpacked on the Appalachian Trail in the USA (no not all of it). Reasonably roomy, light and very weatherproof.

I would, and will, buy another when the need arises, but that seems to be a little while away.

Sleeps: 2
Ease of Setup: very easy

I've owned this tent for six years without a problem. Vaude actually contacted me about an issue with the original poles and sent out upgraded replacements. Where are do you find that kind of pro-active service! The pole system sits outside the fly. The fly and tent can be left connected. Setup only requires lacing the bunge suspention around the pole system, similar to lacing boots with hooks on them. There are mega stake-outs. This thing is bombproof! The best part of the system is that you can set it up in a driving rain without leakage. All seams are hot taped too!

I highly recommend this tent, it's served me well.

Design: 4 season mountaineering tent
Sleeps: 2+
Ease of Setup: As simple as it gets!
Weight: 7lb/14oz
Price Paid: Sug. Ret. $349

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