Page Type Gear Review
Object Title PCT 2
Manufacturer Mountain Hardwear
Page By vertx
Page Type Apr 18, 2005 / Jan 22, 2007
Object ID 1321
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Product Features

This twin-pole design provides a very roomy tent for two--plus it offers excellent ventilation and two large vestibules for gear stowage!

* Double side-entry D-shaped doors open to two large vestibules for lots of personal storage space
* Hooped pole design provides great head room and shoulder space, while the sleek tapered body fits into those quaint, private tent sites
* Full front and side no-see-um mesh panels maximize ventilation, save weight and are tightly woven to keep tiny pests out
* New Atlas 7001 poles use Atlas connectors for corrosion- and dent-resistance, plus they're completely field serviceable Atlas Floating pole connectors mean poles flex with less stress at the joints, weigh less with more strength, and can be fixed without tools
* Seam-taped, full-coverage polyester rainfly keeps weather out and resists stretch when wet
* Rainfly features a clear UVX-film window for views outside and extra light; window is tearproof, will not cloud and is UV- and temperature-resistant
* Inverted double rainfly zippers allow ease of ventilation and feature laminated zipper flaps for water-resistance
* Lightweight narrow webbing rainfly attachment system is adjustable, will not freeze or collect snow, and is field repairable
* Durable nylon taffeta floor uses polyurethane coating for waterproofness; all seams are taped
* Perimeter seams form waterproof tub-style floor that is up off the ground and under the rainfly for extra weather protection
* Large mesh pockets and webbing hang loops keep things organized inside
* Large stake out loops accept both skis and snow pickets
* Bar-tacked stress points add strength and durability; bias-bound zippers allow ease of use and extended zipper life
* Comes with stuff sacks, aluminum Y-pegs, Seam GripĀ® and owner's manual
* Average minimum weight specification is based on tent, rainfly and poles only



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vertx - Apr 18, 2005 3:01 pm - Voted 5/5

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I love this tent, period. I recently spent 3 days and nights in an epic downpour and not one drop of water got in the tent. Easy to set up. I set mine up in about 5 minutes. It is light and a very small packed size. The "tub" style floors keep the water out and it comes with all taped seams and waterproofed. Bomber construction through and through.

The size is rated at 2 people. Its better used as a 1 man tent. Because of the taper the leg room would be tight for two. The vestibules are too small for a large pack, but work great for storing things. 3 loops in the top and the side pockets make it easy to organize all that stuff you brought but don't really need. I would highly recommend this tent. I bought mine for $120.00 at REI on sale (last years model to which no changes except color were made).

cwoods17 - Aug 20, 2005 4:09 pm - Voted 5/5

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I've used my PCT 2 for three years and loved it. I have never had a single problem with it. The second night I spent in it was in an all-night thunderstorm just below the Continental Divide. I woke up the next morning absolutely dry. I rarely have condensation problems with it. On each side of the tent, there are little mesh pockets at head level. These are great for holding watches, flashlights, and anything else. The doors on each side have loops and cords to allow you to roll up your door and keep it open. I also bought the footprint ($35) which has been great. It bears the brunt of any condensation under the tent, so everything remains dry. The way the tent stakes out elevates the bottom of the tent, and really stretches the middle. If you set it up in the sun, don't put the fly on until you have to, because the tent gets hot fast. The PCT 2 is amazing!

Snowball - Nov 17, 2007 3:18 pm - Voted 5/5

Dry, light, easy
PCT2 works very well in rain conditions.

Have used it in the Casacades and all that crappy rain. On one trip, 3 (forjan, alex, and me) squeezed into this puppy and none of got wet for dispite the continuous pounding rain and wind. Got to know each other good and quick. hehehe. Another climber in there Alex commented on the tent and dryness.

Been pleased with it and i use it on all my camping (except winter). Use the ev2 for that.

Me and my girlfriend really like the two side doors. Makes getting in and out super easy and does not interfere with the other tentmate.

Guess i got lucky on this purchase. Would recommend it. Pretty light, like 4 pounds.

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