Among the ultralight single wall tents, the Direkt 2 rated the highest. Packing up tiny and weighing only 2lb. 12 oz., it makes a smaller dent in your pack than nearly any other four season tent. We recommend this tent if low weight, small packed size, and small footprint are your top concerns.
We have received confirmation from Mountain Hardwear that this model has received an update to its canopy and floor materials, as well as more guy lines, tieout points, and an increased weight. More details follow below.
The Direkt 2 is marvelous in that it improves upon the Black Diamond Firstlight, our previous favorite ultralight alpine tent, by increasing strength and by being 100 percent waterproof. (The Firstlight is a pole-supported windbreaker).The Direkt2 is best suited to winter alpine climbing.
Not an alpine climber? No problem. See our Four Season Tent Review to compare the top models for other applications, such as winter camping, mountaineering, and ski touring.