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Cirque ASL 2

Cirque ASL 2

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Cirque ASL 2

Manufacturer: REI

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Page By: Redwic

Created/Edited: Jun 11, 2009 / Jun 11, 2009

Object ID: 6198

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Product Description

The "Cirque ASL 2" is an award-winning tent designed and manufactured by REI. Created to be a lightweight tent capable of withstanding the elements during four seasons, the "Cirque ASL 2" is a relatively inexpensive tent option when compared to its competitors. With features comparable of more expensive four-season tents while maintaining its affordability for the general backpacker or mountaineer, the "Cirque ASL 2" is not to be overlooked or underestimated.

The "ASL" part of the model name stands for "All Season Light", in reference to being a lightweight tent for all four seasons.


Dual doors and vestibules provide user-friendly entry/exit and space for gear

Dual AirLift vents redirect windforce to increase tent strength while also providing ventilation

Generous asymmetrical floor plan and reverse-combi pole design places the tent's volume where it maximizes comfort

Clip and pole-sleeve design combine to provide easy setup, enhanced ventilation between fly and canopy and structural integrity

Mesh ceiling and door panels provide excellent ventilation and allow stargazing in clear weather; nylon panels seal them shut in lousy weather

DAC FeatherliteĀ® NSL pole system features eco-friendly anodizing and super light, strong poles with press-fit connectors

Insider floor seams are engineered to create a nice, clean taut pitch and maximize floor space; factory seam-taping ensures a waterproof seal

Vestibule doors can be rolled up half way or completely out of the way

Leak-proof rainfly construction ensures that water won't sneak through susceptible areas such as guyout points and zippers

Attention to detail shows with reflective guy points, adjustable cleat-lock tie-downs on rainfly and inside tent pockets to keep small items organized

Comes with guylines and tighteners, stakes, pole repair tube, pole and stake bags and tapered, easy-to-stuff compression stuff sack
Average minimum weight specification is based on tent, rainfly and poles only


Season: 3-4
Design type: Freestanding tent
Sleeping capacity: 2
Average minimum weight: 5 lbs. 2 oz.
Average packaged weight: 5 lbs. 11 oz.
Average weight - metric: 2.58 kilograms
Floor dimensions: 88 x 56 inches
Floor dimensions - metric: 223 x 135 centimeters
Floor area: 31 square feet
Vestibule area: 8 + 8 square feet
Peak height: 40 inches
Peak height - metric: 102 centimeters
Doors: 2
Canopy fabric: Ripstop nylon
Floor fabric: Coated nylon taffeta
Rainfly fabric: Coated ripstop nylon
Number of poles: 2 + 1 vent
Pole material: Aluminum DAC Featherlite NSL
Pole diameter: 10.25 / 9.6 millimeters
Packed size: 7 x 21 inches

Awards And Honors

Awarded 2008 Best of Adventure Gear by the editors of National Geographic Adventure magazine.



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RedwicGreat Lightweight Tent!!!

Voted 5/5

I tried this tent out for the first time at over 10,000' elevation on Mount Hood. The icy & snowy terrain, as well as sustained high (40-50+ MPH) winds, was not any problem for this tent. It maintained its comfortability and integrity throughout the night. Lightweight and affordable, I'm very satisfied with this tent.
Posted Jun 11, 2009 11:18 pm

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