Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2
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The Zpacks Duplex is composed of DCF fabric  offering great weather protection and durability.
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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award Top Pick Award Top Pick Award 
Price $715.00 at Backcountry
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Pros DCF construction is lightweight and waterproof, super spacious, four season useAmazingly light, four-sided weather protection, ample space for two, double doorsExceptional weather protection, very comfortable and livable, easy to set-up, adaptable, ability to modularizeGreat weather protection, lightweight, adaptableUnder a pound, bombproof dyneema construction, ultralight stakes included
Cons Requires lashing two poles together for setup, very expensive, no floor or bug protection built inExpensive, doesn’t include necessary stakesExtremely expensive, ripped after two uses, careful use is required, need to buy ground sheet, poor valueExpensiveExpensive, single pole set-up takes a little practice
Bottom Line A spacious, expensive, and high quality single-wall pyramid tentAmazing weather and bug protection makes this one of the most popular thru-hiking options and our Editors' ChoiceWhile the value may be questionable, we appreciate its superior performance in weather and on long hikesA shelter built to take on storms with comfortLightweight and bombproof, this shelter will keep you dry and bug-free on solo sojourns
Rating Categories UltaMid 2 ZPacks Duplex Flex Upgrade Big Agnes Tiger Wall 2 Carbon Tarptent StratoSpire Li Tarptent Aeon Li
Livability (30%)
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8
Weight (25%)
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9
Weather Resistance (25%)
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7
Adaptability (10%)
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Ease Of Set Up (10%)
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Specs UltaMid 2 ZPacks Duplex Flex... Big Agnes Tiger... Tarptent... Tarptent Aeon Li
Type Floorless pyramid Single wall tent w/ sewn in bug mesh and floor Single wall semi- free standing tent w/ fly Single wall tent w/ removable floor and bug netting Single wall tent w/ sewn in bug mesh and floor
Weight with all components 2.32 lbs 1.8 lbs 1.7 lbs 1.60 lbs 1.09 lbs
Measured Weight of All Included Shelter Parts Mid: 1 lb. 7.7 oz. (bug insert with floor = 22 oz, bug insert w/o floor = 13.4 oz.) Total: 1 lb. 5 oz Tent: 19.7 oz, Guy lines and clips: 1.2 oz, Stuff sack: .3 oz. (Flex upgrade: 11oz) Total: 1lb.11.50 oz., Tent body: 9.30 oz., Tent fly: 6.65 oz., Stakes (9):3.45 oz., Stake bag: 0.05 oz., Poles: 7.20 oz., Pole bag: 0.15 oz., Repair kit: 0.40 oz., Tent bag: 0.25 oz Total: 1 lb.10 oz, Floor and bug net: 11.5 oz, Fly: 14.1 oz Total: 1 lb. 1 oz., Tent with Bathtub floor and bug net: 15.8 oz., Stakes: 1.7 oz.
Stakes Included? No No Yes Yes Yes
Poles Needed for Set-up? Yes, unless suspended from the peak Yes w/o flex kit
No w/ flex kit
Yes Yes Yes
Capacity 2 person 2 person 2 person 2 person 1 person
Max Floor Dimensions (inches) 83" x 107" 45" x 90" 86" x 52" 86" x 45" 88" x 30"
Peak Height (inches) 64" 48" 39" 45" 47"
Fabric DCF8 Dyneema Composite Fabrics .51 oz/sqyd DCF Fabric Dyneema Composite Dyneema Composite Fabrics Dyneema Composite Fabrics
Packed Size 8.5" x 6" x 5.5" 7" x 13" 6" x 17.5" 16" x 4" 14" x 4"
Floor Area 63 sq ft 28.13 sq ft 27 sq ft 26.88 sq ft 18.3 sq ft
Doors 1 2 2 2 1
Number of Poles 2 trekking poles 4 2 carbon poles 2 trekking poles 1 trekking pole
1-person version? No No No No Yes
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