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GigaTent Recon 2 Dome Backpacking Tent


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GigaTent Recon 2 Dome Backpacking Tent


  • Dome backpacking tent
  • Complete and ready to use and includes tent, pole and stake bags
  • 5' x 8'
  • Using it on an actual combat mission or just trying to keep things low key this tent is the perfect choice
  • Vestibules will hold all of your equipment without making you climb over it
  • Pockets are sewn into the tent wall to keep small items from getting lost
  • Completely seam taped full coverage rainfly for excellent rain
  • Wind protection that requires minimal staking
  • Sleeps 2 people
  • Extra stakes and guylines for windy conditions and the gearloft is included
  • Subdued colors will blend into almost any terrain
  • 2 large centered doors make getting in and out simple and quick while 2 large 14 square feet
  • Allows even the tallest 'operators' to sit up without hitting their head and the 40 square feet
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  • Overall: 43" H x 96" W x 60" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 9lbs

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  • Overall: 43" H x 96" W x 60" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 9lbs


Product Type: TentsCapacity: 2 Person
Rain Fly: YesCountry of Manufacture: China

About the Manufacturer

Why should I buy a Gigatent?


We use materials that are heavier coated than most manufacturers. The coating on fabrics is measured in millimeters. This measurement refers to the height of a column of water that the fabric will support without it coming through. Most of our competitors use a 450mm to 600mm coating on their tents and rain flys. Our tents use a 1200mm to 800mm coating on our rain flys, because the force generated by a storm is greatest on the rain fly. We use an 800mm to 600mm coating on our tent bodies where the force is less direct and weaker. The thinner the coating the less pressure needed to push water through.


The door zipper design used most in our tents is known as a Twin Track zipper. This means that there are 2 zippers for the door, a horizontal zipper and a slightly curving vertical zipper. The Twin Track design minimizes the curve to the vertical zipper which can cause the zipper to fail sooner than a straight one, it also allows for a larger and easier to enter doorway. The zippers we use for our doors are larger in size than most other manufacturers. We use only nickel plated zipper sliders on our tents which slide easier and last longer.


Our family tents are specifically designed to give the user the most interior volume possible. By using a combination of steel and fiberglass poles we have combined the straight walls of the cabin tent with the free standing nature of the dome tent to give the camper the best of both tent designs. The free standing nature of most of out family tents makes them easier to position in a campsite and requires less staking which means less time during set up. Our Combo Room allows for more versatility in one tent. The camper can now own a screen house and a tent in one package. The Combo Room also allows the owner to store wet gear in the Combo Room without endangering the sleeping area. The Combo Room will also accept the extra campers that won’t fit in the rear room. Our backpacking tents are designed to provide the maximum amount of living space without weighting too much. We use pin and ring attachments for our poles which are easy to replace should one require it.


We use 19mm steel poles for most of our large family tents. The poles are cable corded together instead of chain corded to reduce the possibility of breakage. We use larger diameter poles and shockcord in most of our products than our competition uses. Our backpacking models use a 7000 series aircraft aluminum which resists cold and cracking unlike fiberglass. Aluminum poles are also lighter than fiberglass poles.

GigaTent Recon 2 Dome Backpacking Tent


“Hello, how much does this product weigh?” asked by Luke

"Hi Luke, this tent weighs 9 lbs." Ashlee from Wayfair

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This tent is better than what is pictured here.

 from Tucson, Arizona

For $50 I found the Gigatent Recon 2 a good deal, however I wouldn't use this tent for backpacking very far, due to the weight and bulk, but it's fine for any short trek campsite. At this time of my reviewing this Recon 2 I purchased, they still have only this one sad photo showing the tent and the tent with the rainfly on the web. The tent is better than what is represented there. The rainfly's color is a darker olive Army fatigue green, which is great for blending in to most outdoor environments, unlike many tent manufacturers who offer you wacky colors. You can see the rain, wind, and gear storage benefits for this type of full circle rainfly, with vestibules and door entry on “both” sides. The tents internal floor size is 8'X5', though their picture makes it look like a skinner tent, which it's not. It's a more than comfortable size for one person, but I don't think many would want to cram two people in that size space. The Recon 2 tent I received was constructed very well with no issues. Because I like this tent for its price, features, and subdued colors, I'd hope someone will post actual pictures or do a YouTube video showing this tent in detail. At this time, YouTube has a video with someone giving a good talking review of this tent, but he doesn't show the product. It's a good tent. More should know about it.

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