hyperlite mountain gear unbound 2p tent

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Unbound 2P Tent Review

An ultralight, fully-featured Duplex alternative with signature HMG quality

The Hyperlite Mountain Gear Unbound 2P (shop now) is a top-of-the-line, trekking-pole-supported Dyneema ultralight tent designed for thru-hiking and long distance backpacking. Unbound immediately evokes similarities to the beloved Zpacks Duplex series, only it comes with a suite of upgrades including zippers, magnetic door toggles, vents, reinforced guyout points, and slightly wider footprint.

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  • Price: $699
  • Weight: 1 lb 8 oz
  • Material: Dyneema
  • Area: 28.1 ft² | Vestibule: 15 ft² (estimate) | Area/Pound: 28.7 ft²
  • Length: 90″ Width: 48″ Height: 48″
  • Pros: Ultralight. Best-in-class materials. Magnetic doors. Vents. Reinforced guyout points.
  • Cons: Expensive. Non-freestanding. Translucent.

Construction & Features

Constructed with Dyneema, Hyperlite Mountain Gear Unbound 2P is fully waterproof, seam-taped, sturdy, and doesn’t sag when wet like cheaper sil-nylon or sil-poly alternatives. When properly tensioned, this trekking pole-supported shelter is sturdier than most freestanding models.

The floor plan is your typical 28.1 ft², but the 48″ ceiling is well above average. Look closely at the reinforced lines bisecting the sidewalls. These allow for a healthy amount of tension on the guyout lines which further expand the usable headroom and make Unbound all the more livable.

Peak vents and the gap between top of bathtub and bottom of the fly keep this tent fairly well ventilated. But like all single-wall tents, Unbound exposes campers to brushing against wet condensation on the interior ceiling. We recommend sleeping with at least one door open when conditions allow. All four doors can be opened for max air flow without losing tension. The vestibules are large enough to store packs and open close with waterproof YKK zippers and magnetic roll up toggles.


The Hyperlite Mountain Gear Unbound 2P is of signature HMG quality and reaffirms their commitment to thru-hikers by delivering a spacious Duplex alternative fully decked out in user-friendly features. We’re thrilled to see Hyperlite add this tent to their quiver, and we hope you do too!

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