The Notch is our lightest double-wall shelter. This tent is ideal for trekking pole users who want the extra protection from condensation, without an excessive cost in weight. Simple and sturdy, the Notch gives you the security you need in a wide range of conditions. Want more space? Have a look at the Saddle 2.
Trekking poles are preferred but a 4 oz / 113 g alternate pole set is also available for moderate winds. An 8 oz / 227 g pole set is available for strong winds and snow.
No, the two parts clip together and setup or takedown as a single unit. It is easy to unclip the interior from inside if desired.
The structure will withstand light to moderate snow loading. The optional partial solid interior is recommended for cold winds or blowing snow.
Yes, if you remove the 4 carbon fiber struts. They feed in and out through slits in the end webbing.
Yes, we recommend the Notch for taller folks. The design of the shelter makes it impossible to run into end walls and there is ample sit-up room.
The solid interior is noticeably warmer and gives additional protection against the wind and cold. The white fabric of the solid interior does block the view when laying down in the shelter. We recommend the "no-see-um" mesh interior, which provides better airflow and visibility unless you expect to encounter cold weather conditions. The two interiors are interchangeable.
Yes! Please refer to the "how to seam-seal" video to see the full procedure.
You have several options for seam-sealing your Tarptent which are available for purchase in our webstore:
Every Tarptent comes with a stuff sack, aluminum stakes+ stake bag and the necessary guyline cording. The Notch is designed for trekking poles to provide structure to the shelter. There are optional poles for non-trekking pole users that are available for purchase in the webstore.
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.