Durston Gear X-Mid 2 Solid Ultralight Tent


Pinnacle of Lightweight Tent Design

The X-Mid 2 Solid is a variant of the award winning X-Mid 2 that is tilted more towards use in the shoulder season, cooler conditions, and wind-swept areas like Northern Europe, while remaining an excellent all around backpacking tent. Like its sibling, it has been developed from the first principles of geometry to be the most weight efficient design for a trekking pole shelter. No comparable tent under the 1.1 kg mark offers such a well rounded mix of stormworthiness, spaciousness, and simplicity, which is why the X-Mid 2 has become one of the most popular and highly awarded tents in recent years including top awards from BackpackingLight, The Trek, and Section Hiker.


Optimal Geometry

Patented X-Mid geometry with twin offset poles provides best in class headroom, living space, stormworthiness, and ease of pitching.


The diagonal (offset pole) ridgeline increases headroom and interior volume by 15-35% compared to similar shelters.

Non Sag Fabric

The X-Mid has been a pioneer of lightweight polyester fabric because it doesn't absorb water and sag like nylon, so the shelter retains its structural integrity in wet conditions. Our passionate advocacy for polyester was initially met with resistance from many established companies using nylon, but has since led to polyester becoming widely recognized as a superior material and with many competitors now following our lead.

Stormworthy Shape

The X-Mid shape provides consistently moderate panel slopes which balance wind and snow shedding to provide excellent all around performance. All the panels are an ideal 50 - 55 degrees, while most tents contain a less consistent mix of shallower panels (worse for snow shedding) and steeper panels (worse for wind performance).

Full Coverage Fly

Full coverage fly extends low to the ground to block drafts and rain splatter, but can also be raised higher for increased ventilation.


Full doublewall design with separate fly and inner components avoids potential contact with fly condensation and allows for modular use, including pitching the inner only in fair weather and using the fly as a tarp shelter for up to 4 occupants (ideal for ski touring).

Dual Vestibules

Dual vestibules are large, tall and put the main area beside the door instead of blocking it. A large backpack fits easily in the main area.

Dual Doorways

Dual doorways are large, not blocked by trekking poles, allow for cross ventilation, have a protected design to keep rain out when the doors are open, and a easy reach to close the fly doors.

Dual Vents

Dual adjustable peak vents minimize condensation yet can close during harsh conditions.

Optional Guyouts

Optional peak and side panel guyouts plus eight additional stake points around the base allow the shelter to be solidly reinforced for harsh conditions.

Protected Setup

A protected (fly first) setup keeps the floor and inner tent dry during setup in the rain.

Simple Pitch

Ultra-simple pitch with just four stakes. The inner tent can be added separately or left clipped inside for a quicker setup.

Small Packed Size

With light fabrics and no tent poles or struts, the X-Mid packs remarkably small including packing short enough to store horizontally in any pack.

Magnetic Door Toggles

Magnetic toggles allow the fly doors to be closed easily with one hand.

Four Pockets

Four interior peak pockets including dual sidewall pockets and dual peak pockets allow for storage and provide a convenient way to suspend a headlamp in the tent.

Collapsible Vestibules

Vestibules can be collapsed to fit the tent into small sites.

Fully Waterproofed Seams

Unlike many trekking pole shelters, our seams are factory waterproofed so user seam sealing is not required. We use a mix of seam taping and proprietary waterproof seam technology.

  • Specifications


    21 oz / 595 g

    Inner Tent

    15.5 oz / 440 g

    Complete Tent

    36.5 oz / 1035 g

    Stuff Sack

    0.5 oz / 15 g


    8 DAC J Stakes
    (4 x 6" @ 7 g; 4 x 8" @ 16 g) (SOLD SEPARATELY)

    Typical Setup (Tent, Sack, 6 Stakes)

    39.3 oz / 1115 g (tent, stuff sacks, 6 stakes)

    Floor Length

    92" / 2.34 m

    Floor Width

    52" / 132 cm

    Floor Area

    33.2 sq ft / 3.1 sq m

    Peak Height

    48" / 122 cm

    Fly Footprint

    83 x 100" / 210 x 254 cm

    Vestibule Area

    11.5 sq ft x 2 / 1.1 sq m x 2

    Packed Size

    12 x 6" / 30 x 15 cm

    Canopy Fabric

    20D Sil/PE Polyester 3500mm HH in Alpine Sage

    Floor Fabric

    20D Sil/PE Polyester 3500mm HH in Grey

    Inner Fabric

    15D Ripstop Nylon in White

    Fly Zippers

    YKK #5 AquaGuard with buckles

    Inner Zippers

    YKK #3

    2 years