The Durston X-Mid Professional 2 is a well-liked tent in ultralight circles, and we are able to see why. It is light-weight, spacious, supplies glorious climate safety, and has nice air flow. However for us the X-Mid missed the mark in a couple of key areas. We nonetheless suppose it is an ideal shelter for solo hikers who desire a luxurious quantity of area with out a lot weight acquire over an ultralight single-person tent, however we’re not fairly as eager on this shelter when shared with a companion.
The place we appear to vary in opinion essentially the most from different accounts we’ve learn is on the matter of spaciousness. For us, the parallelogram flooring form and the offset poles make the inside a bit awkward to occupy with a companion, as one individual will get the quick finish of the stick on the subject of headroom.
The opposite key subject we had with this tent is that we discovered getting a pleasant, taut pitch with no sag to be more durable than we needed. The big footprint and rectangular form also can make campsite choice a bit extra tedious than with different tents, and we’re not fond of getting to wrestle with an ideal pitch after a tough day on the path.
Durston nails most of the particulars that make for a really nice tent expertise, like well-designed vestibules, good pockets, and excellent air flow. However for our two-person adventures, we discovered that the X-Mid fell a bit in need of our excessive expectations.