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LightHeart Duo Tent

Seam Sealing Service:
Awning Pole:carbon fiber awning pole
Tyvek Footprint:Cut slightly smaller than the tent
Tent Stakes:Ti Shepherd Hook Stakes
Zipper Pulls:Orange zipper pulls
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Price: $315.00
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    • The LightHeart Duo tent is one of the roomiest 3 season, fully enclosed 2 person tents on the market.  
    • Spacious, hybrid (single/double walled) design.  
    • 2 large closeable ridge vents.
    • Utilizes just 2 trekking poles (not included) and an ultralight plastic ridge pole (provided) for support.
    • Weight: 2 lb 4 oz.- includes ridge pole and stuff sack.
    • Fabric- 3500 mm hydrostatic head waterproof fabric, 1.1 oz silicone impregnated ripstop nylon (silnylon)
    • Requires seam sealing before use.
    • 2 large side entry doors.
    • Awning fly with zipper on one side.
    • Standard fly with zipper on other side.
    • 8 inch Bathtub style floor.
    • Requires 8 stakes (not included).
    • The center ridge pole provides full use of measured headroom and allows users to sit up and change clothes comfortably.
    • Optional adjustable aluminum or carbon fiber tent poles are available for purchase
    • Tent stakes and Awning poles are sold separately.
    • Camouflage version only has non-reflective (solid black) webbings and non-reflective tie out cord.
    • Optional orange zipper pulls will need to be attached  to the zipper sliders.
  • 1.          Stake out the 4 corners of the tent keeping the floor slightly taut.  Make sure the sides are squared off and parallel.
    2.          Unzip the mesh door and sit inside on the floor of the tent with the ‘ceiling’ of the tent on top of your head. 
    3.          Extend both trekking poles to between 120 cm and 125 cm and slide them into the tent next of you.
    4.          Insert the tip of one trekking pole into the opening of the ridge pole.
    5.          Tuck the handle of the trekking pole into the side of the tent wall, on the floor.  Then raise the ridge pole to the ceiling, raising the tent as it goes.  There is Velcro to secure the ridge pole in place.
    6.          Slip the tip of the second trekking pole into the other end of the ridge pole, and slide the handle into its spot on the side wall, along the floor. At this point, the tent should be loosely erected.  Take care that the trekking poles do not slip out of the ridge pole as they can cause damage to the tent.  There is Velcro to secure the trekking poles in place along the sidewall at the top of the bathtub wall.
    7.          If you cannot extend the trekking poles enough to remove the slack in the side walls, step outside the tent, loosen the tension on the 4 corner Line Locks, then try to raise the trekking poles a little higher and get a tighter pitch to the tent.
    8.          After the trekking poles and ridge pole are secured in place, step out the tent and adjust the Line Locks at the 4 corners so that the corners are standing upright and there is no slack in the walls of the tent. Stake out the mid point tie outs along the head and foot ends of the tent.
    9.          Now stake out the fly using the tie out cords provided.  The fly will not come all the way down to the ground.  It should be a few inches off the ground to allow airflow under the fly.
    10.    Ridge vents have a short plastic ‘stick’ at the bottom.  Velcro this to the vent cover to open ridge vents.  Vents can be closed by lowering the stick.
    11.    Cooling temperatures and humidity changes will cause silnylon to sag.  This is normal, you can extend the hiking poles a little to tighten the tent and/or re-stake the tent.
    12.    For the AWNING, place the tip of the awning pole in the grommet at the tip of the awning, and adjust the placement/angle of the pole so the awning is taut.  Stake out the awning with the tie out cord located at the tip bringing the cord nearly straight down to the ground.
    13.    To lower the awning for ‘storm mode’  loosen the tie out cord and remove the awning pole (do not remove the stake to the tie out cord for the awning).  Attach a small carabineer to the loop of the orange loop at the tip of the awning and the 2 loops that are about 18 inches away on both sides of the tip of the awning.  Now, tighten the tie out cord so that the fly is now folded and the awning looks the same as the regular fly side. 
    14.  There is a small elastic loop near the top of the awning, and an elastic cord with a toggle on the underside of the awning, you can roll the awning up for full views and ventilation by securing the toggle to the loop on the outside of the tent.

    • Use: 3 Season
    • Style: Hybrid -Double/Single wall
    • Sleeps: 2
    • Weight: 2 lb 4 oz.
    • Head Room: 45 in.
    • Pockets: 2
    • Doors: 2
    • Floor Area: 38.2 Sq. Ft.
    • Vestibules: 2
    • Ridge Vents: 2
    • Floor Dimensions: L - 100 in. W - 55 in. 
    • Material: 1.1 oz/sq yd sil-nylon
    • Pole Length: ~ 130 cm.
    • Stakes Required: 8

plilikoi, 06.04.2017
I bought a duo in 2011 and it's still going strong. I used to use it for both backpacking and bicycle touring, but now only use it for backpacking. It's a weight to performance issue for me. I found that my 2011 tent is prone to condensation problems so when weight isn't such an issue (bicycle touring) I carry a Sierra Designs tent. When weight is critical (backpacking) I carry the duo and a rag to wipe down the inside before I start moving around inside the tent in the morning. I wonder whether the roof vents significantly alleviate this condensation problem because it can be pretty bad. I look forward to below freezing nights so all that condensation is frozen.
redtrailhawk, 24.03.2017
I purchased the lightheart duo in 2015 - on my first trip out we had a surprise storm. My son and I stayed dry as a bone. I am amazed at the amount of room in this tent. The twin vestibules are a huge bonus in a storm. The best part was NO CONDENSATION. I have had a problem with condensation in single wall tents but the vent system in this tent apparently works. Incredibly light-well made- this tent is the perfect balance of everything I wanted in a backpacking tent. I am now buying my second one as a gift to my son for a hiking trip he is taking out West. DEFINITELY let light heart gear do the seam sealing. They did an excellent job and it is worth every penny.
Thanks, Allen
pkraft, 28.10.2016
Just spent w week on the AT in Georgia. This tent performed outstanding! Plenty of room for my sister and myself plus out gear. We had spare room to roll over and stretch out as well. On the third night a big cold front moved in and temps dropped the a low 30's plus wind chill. We stayed warm and the tent held tight in the heavy winds. I would definitely purchase this product again! It was well worth the money. After I got home it was easy to clean dirt off as well. My sister and I were able to put up the tent easy in just a few minutes and take it down as well.Stores in a small bag so it doesn't take up much room at all in the backpack. Was half the size and weight of my brothers tent. Also met a few through hikers on the trail that checked it out and had lots of positive comments on it. A big thumbs up on this one!!
dharvey92, 25.11.2015
I am very impressed with my LightHeart Gear tent. I have the duo and I have used it twice at Mt. Rogers, VA. And I have used it once in the Otter Creek Wilderness in WV. Both times at Mt. Rogers the winds were very high reportedly 50 mph max. The first time I was there it rained very hard both nights and I stayed completely dry. This last trip was last week and the wind chill was around 4 degrees F and I stayed warm. I have highly recommended this tent to people and everyone has been very impressed with it. Great product made by backpackers for backpackers.
cheri, 16.02.2015
We bought the 2015 model Duo. We love the size of this tent, its truly a 2 person tent. We can fit our 26" sleeping pads side by side and have a huge amount of room above our head to store our gear. The tent is really easy to set up. During our most recent use we were expecting 25 mile an hour wind gusts. Instead, we had 30 mile an hour winds and 41 mile an hour gusts! Due to the layout of the land, we had to set the up tent broadside to the wind. Not ideal, but a good test for the tent. We kept the small vestibule closed and the large one open. The tent shuddered a few times but it was rock solid in the wind. We actually enjoyed the wind storm knowing the tent was not going to fail us. We will be doing some section hikes on the AT this year. After putting the Duo through this test we will not hesitate to take it with us.
Cary Dwiggins, 17.03.2014
I Love my Duo. Fully seam sealed, with stakes and extra silicone striping on the floor, mine weighs 2lbs 3 oz. It is plenty roomy for my husband and I to store all our gear inside with us. It has a real honest to goodness bathtub floor (which is a whole lot more than you can say for other ultralights). It doesn't have any poles to break (the curved pole in my other ultralight snapped while in the tent). I particularly enjoyed looking up at the stars through my own window/door on our last trip. It even packs up small enough to fit in the front of my Aarn pack. Plus, customer service is great and I received my tent lightening fast! Thanks, Cary
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