First conceived by Ed Viesturs and supporting Mountain Hardwear designers, this is great tent. That's the same Ed that was the first American to top all 14 of the world's 8000-metere peaks. It's our second highest rated single wall tent. It strikes a fine balance between low weight, superior strength and above average comfort among single wall tents. This is a stellar expedition tent for bold winter pursuits, namely high altitude mountaineering. The EV 2's primary advantage over other single wall tents is its longer length and increased strength from a third pole. With the exception of low-lying vents that can collect spindrift, the tent performs very well in severe winter conditions. We recommend this only for use in below freezing temperatures.
Mountain Hardwear confirmed that this tent has received some material updates, which we have detailed below. Most remains the same, although weight increased in an attempt to make the canopy and tent floor more robust.
The EV2 is also available in a three-person model. If you need that extra room, check out the Mountain Hardwear EV3. The EV3 still holds all of our top rated qualities but is available for folks looking for a larger sized tent.