Tindheim™ 2-Person Backpacking Tunnel Tent
Tindheim™ 2-Person Backpacking Tunnel Tent
The Tindheim 2 is designed for campers, weekend warriors and backpackers who want to make the most of their three-season adventures with a shelter that is highly livable, durable and ready for the weather.
The Inside: The spacious interior and vestibule provide plenty of room to hang out while waiting for the rain to pass. The included footprint extends into the vestibule to protect your gear from the wet ground. An interior laundry line lets you hang wet gear to dry. Rainfly vents are accessible from the inside so you can easily adjust to the conditions without leaving the tent. A double-layer zip door has both a mesh window panel for ventilation and a solid panel for weather protection and privacy.
The Outside: The rainfly’s storm-pitch construction ensures that the inner tent body stays dry during setup, even in wet conditions. Carefully chosen features amp up the Tindheim’s reliable stability in windy weather, like the strong two-hoop design and heavy-duty cord adjusters. A securable zipper holds the vestibule door securely closed against sudden wind gusts.
The Bottom Line: If you and your camping companion want comfort and trustworthy protection no matter the forecast, the three-season Tindheim provides the space and stability you need backed by MSR quality.
- Super Livable: True rectangular floorplan and 1.01 m (40 in.) of headroom; large vestibule with extended footprint to store gear; interior pockets and overhead laundry line
- Storm-pitch Design: Attached rainfly keeps tent body dry even when set up in foul weather
- Stable and Strong: Durable two-hoop design is reinforced with heavy-duty cord adjusters and 3mm reflective guy lines, along with grommets for pole adjustments that stand up to stormy weather
- Adjustable Airflow: Easy-to-reach rainfly vents and a double-layer zip door let you customize the airflow
- Lightweight: Minimum weight is 2.48 kg (5 lbs. 7 oz)
- Includes: Tent body, rainfly, footprint, laundry line, poles, stakes, guy lines, stuff sack, setup instructions
For long-term storage, keep your tent in a dry and cool area, out of direct sunlight. Store it outside of its stuff sack, as you would a sleeping bag, in a breathable, over-sized cotton or mesh duffel for protection. On the cheap, an old pillowcase is ideal.
- Weather Conditions: High humidity, low temperatures, and rainy conditions create the most condensation.
- People: We produce about 1 - 2 pints of moisture per night through breathing and skin evaporation.
- Wet Environment: Wet ground or wet gear stored inside the tent.
To start, the tent body and ceiling are made of breathable and mesh fabrics. This allows moisture to escape the interior of your tent. However, it must also be able to escape the waterproof fly, and every MSR rainfly has a peak vent that provides protection from the outside, while still allowing essential, free-flowing fresh air to move through your tent. You can also leave a door open in good weather, or take advantage of the double sliders on the doors to vent from the top where warm and moist air tends to accumulate. Make sure to leave at least two vents open if possible, allowing any breeze to provide cross-flow ventilation for maximum circulation. Guying out your rainfly will also increase ventilation in hot or humid conditions.
Video: What causes condensation in a tent
At MSR, we voluntarily follow ASTM International F 1934-98 standards around these two tent industry terms. In accordance with this standard, packaged weight includes the total weight of the packaged contents off the shelf. Minimum weight, by comparison, refers to the combined weight of the tent body, rainfly (if applicable) and tent poles, but not any of the other items that may appear in the package, such as tent stakes, guy cords, stuff sack, etc.
Many MSR backpacking tents can be pitched using only the rainfly, poles and footprint, and in our tent specs we call this non-industry standard setup option our Fast & Light weight.
To learn more about packaged weight vs. minimum, and the manufacturing processes that can affect them, check out our blog post on the topic.
Here are a few reasons for those weight variances:
- Coating variances: The thickness in coatings on tent fabric can vary a bit from one tent to another. Fabrics are produced in batches and called “lots,” and there can be a slight weight difference between lots as well as within lots.
- Fabric variances: Because tent fabric is hand cut in up to 200 layers at once, some pieces may be cut just outside the line, making certain parts slightly larger and thus heavier.
- Scale accuracy: At MSR, weights are determined using our calibrated lab scales, which are more accurate than normal household scales.
- Added products: Brands may decide at the last minute to include more stakes or guy cords, which will add to the packaged weight.
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