Zpacks Duplex Shelter

Minimalist shelter with exceptional wet weather protection



Technical Details


Dyneema Composite Fabric with taped seams (0.51 oz./ sq. yd.)

Support System

trekking poles & stakes


[interior] 48" H x 45" W x 7.5 feet L [exterior] 48" H x 53" W x 86.5" L


19 oz


  • Lightweight
  • Waterproof tarp & bathtub floor
  • Easy set-up
  • Spacious for 1 person


  • Requires hiking poles for structure
  • 2-person version not worth extra weight
  • Takes some practice to set-up quickly

Why We Like It

The best combination of weight, livability, and versatility out of any ultralight shelter on the market. The Zpacks Duplex Shelter is impossibly lightweight with exceptional bug and wet weather protection from all sides, all while offering plenty of space inside for two people. Constructed out of Dyneema – a fabric commonly used in boat sails because of it's exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, the Zpacks Duplex is ready for whatever the trail throws at you. The "Flex" upgrade gives you the ability to make it into a freestanding tent, albeit adding some weight to your pack. Note that this Duplex does not come with stakes or poles if you don't opt for the Flex upgrade.

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