• Taut, stable, stormworthy, bug free setup with protected vestibule and full bathtub floor.

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    Peak height of 115cm is fully adjustable up or down. Fly edges can go to ground if desired with no loss of foot room.

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    Interior is inset from all drip lines. Front can be left open in the rain. Spacious sleeping space.

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    Stormproof, breathable interior storm flap rolls back to reveal large mesh vent for views and ventilation.

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    Large, well protected vestibule shelters 11 sq ft (1 sq m).

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    End can be supported by any size trekking pole. Lightweight optional 24in (folds to 13.5in) pole available.

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    End support system accepts fixed or adjustable pole. Easily adustable to fit pole of any height.

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    Mesh screen eliminates any chance of rolling into a wall. Tensioned floor stops splash or ponding water from entering the enclosure.

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    Apex pullout guyline included. Guyline can also be used to lift front end to a tree or other fixed support and eliminate the front pole.

Our most popular solo shelter, the ProTrail is the best tent for thru-hiking, bikepacking, or any trip where every gram/ounce is important. For day in and day out on the trail, the ProTrail's lightning fast set-up and packability make it the perfect ultralight companion. Need room for two? Have a look at the MoTrail.


  • Fast, stormworthy, field-tested setup — Under 1.5 minutes from sack to pitched
  • Use any size trekking poles or optional front pole and rear pole for single or dual front pole setup with optional adapters
  • 30d, silicone coated fabrics for strength and durability.
  • Highly adjustable and taut pitch for stormy weather
  • Easy entry/exit — no front guyline needed
  • Adjustable bathtub floor — can relax for increased space
  • Tensioned internal mesh screen protects feet from contact with wall
  • Bug proof with abundant mesh netting for views and airflow
  • Front beak shields entry/exit from rain, provides ample gear storage
  • Rear storm flap opens and closes from inside
  • Quick drying — inside and out in minutes
  • Small packed size — stuffable into most pack pockets
  • Reflective spectra cord guylines and integrated line tighteners


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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
1+ 26/0.74 42/ 107 84/ 213 21/ 1.9 45/ 114 4 x 6 in/ 15cm 12 x 4 / 30 x 10 $225


This shelter was designed to be used with trekking poles. For non-trekking pole users, we offer an optional 4 oz / 113 g pole for the front and 1-ounce pole for the rear.

Yes, the ProTrail does not have any internal structure and therefore can be "stuffed" into any compartment or pack.

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:

  • 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 ProTrail is designed for trekking poles but optional poles are available for purchase for non-trekking pole users.

    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.