Double Rainbow

  • Double side entrance, strong, stable setup

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    Fits two wide (25 in / 63.5 cm) sleeping pads

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    5in/ 12.7cm bathtub floor walls

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    Great views and ventilation on nice days

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    More views and ventilation

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    Dual vestibules for gear and protected entries

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    Free standing wtih trekking pole or optional poles

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    Aerodyamic shape sheds wind and rain

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    Fits two wide (25 in x 77 in / 63.5 cm x 196 cm) pads

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    Floor ends lift as needed for wind/splash

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    Dual porches for more views and ventilation in overhead rain

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The award winning Double Rainbow is our most popular, best-value, 2 person tent. Designed for versatility, this tent is ideal for people who camp in a wide variety of conditions and need an all purpose shelter for hiking, hunting, bike touring and more. The Double Rainbow is easy to setup and can be converted to freestanding with trekking poles.


  • Fast setup — 2 minutes from sack to pitched
  • Free-standing (with trekking poles) or staked
  • 30d, silicone coated fabrics for strength and durability.
  • Hybrid bathtub floor — clip / unclip floor walls for splash, space, views, and airflow
  • Dual netting doors for views, airflow, and insect resistance; bug proof when zipped up Dual beaks shield rain, provides gear storage
  • Small packed size — removable strut for stuffing
  • Taut pitch resists wind, sag, and storms; integrated line tighteners
  • Reflective spectra cord guylines included
  • Clip-in breathable liner available


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Sleeps Weight (oz/kg) Floor Width (in/cm) Floor Length (in/cm) Floor Area
Interior Height (in/cm) Stakes (included) Packed Size (in/cm) Price
2 41/ 1.17 50/ 127 88/ 224 30.5/ 2.8 43/ 109 6 x 6in/ 15cm 18 x 4 / 46 x 10 $289


Yes, it is free-standing with trekking poles of at least 140cm or at least 130cm in conjuctions with our trekking pole tip extenders. We also offer a stiff "Vertical Support Pole" (weight 4.75 oz/ 135g) which can be used horizontally in lieu of a trekking pole.

The structure will withstand light to moderate snow loading, especially if you support the arch pole with trekking or ski poles using the grommet system underneath the apex vents .

Yes, the full floor length (88in / 223 cm ) is usable without running into an end wall.

Yes! Please refer to the "how to seam-seal" video to see the full procedure.

You have several options for seam-sealing your Tarptent:

  • We offer seam-sealing kits ($6-$8) containing premix silicone, a foam brush, and a latex glove in the webstore.
  • We also offer seam-sealing as a service. Please note that seam-sealing is weather dependent and ordering this service may add a few days to the wait time.
  • You should be able to buy the necessary materials for seam-sealing at your local hardware store. An inexpensive product that works well is GE Silicone II clear sealer/glue. It is available as a squeeze tube in most US hardware stores or in our webstore.
  • Every Tarptent comes with a stuff sack, aluminum stakes+stake bag and the necessary guyline cording. The Double Rainbow includes an arch pole.

    Yes, we use “no-see-um” netting which stops bugs quite a bit smaller than mosquitoes.

     Yes, the fabric is waterproof, however the seams of the shelter need to be seam-sealed.

     Use of a groundsheet depends on the conditions you expect to encounter and your style of camping. The sewn-in flooring is remarkably tough and does not usually require a separate groundsheet. We sell optional Tyvek groundsheets which are very tough and great for sleeping out or taking a break, but generally heavier than you need for floor protection on longer hikes, in most conditions. For use on very rocky ground and desert conditions where puncture wounds are possible, a groundsheet is recommended.