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Jaran 2 Lightweight backpacking tent

Jaran 2 lightweight backpacking tent


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Twin porch ultralight 2 person 3 season backpacking tent weighing 1.8 kg, storage options with headroom to comfortably sit upright inside


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  • Full Description
  • Features At A Glance
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Spacious 3 season tent with headroom to sit upright and decent sized vestibules for your stuff, Jaran strikes a great balance between weight, durability and space. 

If you are on an uber-light exploration or a prolonged escapade, you will be deliberating your need for lightweight with a need for versatility and durability.  Wherever you go and however you travel - by bike, boat or boots- guaranteeing a soporific night’s sleep is somewhat challenging, but we wouldn’t have it any other way! 

A diligently designed tent will certainly increase your chances of getting plenty of sleep. The colour-coded webbing on Jaran 2 assists you in setting up quickly without too much fumbling in the dark.

Balancing the benefits of weight versus stability and durability can be a tricky task. Jaran strikes a wonderful balance of total weight remaining below 2 kg yet stability and space is increased by use of a horizontal crossbar.

Jaran 2 utilises a thicker fabric than Ordos which gives it increased durability- ideal for longer trips where it is harder to ensure optimum pitching conditions. On adventurous journeys, you can never perfectly predict the weather. The geometry of Jaran 2 increases its stability in windy conditions and the bathtub floor protects from soggy pitches. Incorporated mesh sections give great ventilation whilst keeping bugs at bay.

Jaran 2 benefits from having two sizable vestibules (126 cm x 72 cm) which after a week or two of tent life, you will be undoubtedly grateful for. In such confined conditions, every inch of space is a blessing for storing mucky boots and hoards of kit- or even just to get a little breathing space from your companion! Having two entrances saves having to climb (or be climbed over) every time you or your companion want to exit/ enter the tent.

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Key features
  • Semi-geodesic 3 pole lightweight freestanding backpacking tent
  • Freestanding setup; pitches with 6 pegs, supplied with 10
  • Single hub design for quick and easy setup
  • Crossbar stabilises against the wind and enhances liveable space
  • 2 entrances give a more comfortable living space
  • 2 spacious porch vestibules (126 x 76 cm) for storing boots and rucksacks
  • Mesh and polyester panelling on inner for ventilation, warmth and privacy
  • Stash pockets for organising your gear
  • Two internal hang loops for torch or gloves
  • Factory-taped seams using waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (PVC & VOC free)
  • Bathtub construction keeps moisture out
  • Reflective guy points for stability and visibility
  • Colour-coded webbing makes pitching straight-forward
  • Pole system with press fit connectors, lightweight hubs and eco-friendly anodizing
  • Optional footprint protects the groundsheet and extends to the porch
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond
Vital stats

Sleeps: 2


Total weight: 1800 g
Flysheet: 615 g
Inner: 600 g
Poles: 400 g
Pegs: 110 g
Guylines: 25 g
Tent bag: 25 g
Pole bag: 15 g
Peg bag: 10 g

Footprint weight*: 205 g

*Footprint only included if ‘Tent with footprint’ is selected


Packed size: ø15 x 42 cm


Outer: Nylon Ripstop 30D; PU/Si
Inner Mesh: 20D Poly No-See-Um; Panels: 20D Nylon Ripstop
Floor: Nylon Ripstop 30D; 3000 mm PU/Si
Poles: 3 poles, TH72M-6 Aluminium
Pegs: 10 pegs,
Other: Buckles: Duraflex; Zips: YKK

Origin: China

What You Say: Customer Reviews and Comments

3 Reviews


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Spacious for 2!

Used this tent for several weeks when climbing in the High Sierra. Easy to put up, stable and perfectly roomy for 2 people. Twin porches really help with 2 people and changeable weather. As with any lightweight tent, it flexes in strong winds, but that's a small price to pay.
Even survived a night in Death Valley!
Comparable to more expensive alternatives.

Gareth Morgan
Brilliant Tent

Had the Jaran 2 for just over six months and couldn't be happier with it, the only things I would change is the amount of netting on the inner, and the extra guylines should be supplied with better tensioners/clets.

3 years of happy camping and counting

We bought the Jaran 2 a few years back (in blue) mostly because of the light pack weight. We've had it all over the shop - wild camped on the Paps of Jura in the height of summer, battled the winds on Cheviot in the dead of winter... This fantastic little tent has seen us through some amazing adventures.

It's incredibly easy to put up - we can do it in about 4 minutes typically, and it has a very neat footprint meaning you don't have to be choosy about your pitch. Although compact inside (I mean it IS a backpacking tent...) there's enough space for me & hubby and our kit and I never feel cramped.

If I had to name a con, it would be that if you get stuck in gale force winds (as we did in the Cheviots last summer) it's not the best at keeping shape... It does deform quite easily, but that was a lesson learned for us in selecting more sheltered pitches!

What They Say: Kudos - Product Reviews from independent magazines and websites

Trail Magazine - Test of the Best - Jaran 2

Trail test the best 2 person backpacking tents out on the hill, scoring highly for 2 porches and an unrivalled amount of space. Graham prefers outer pitch first tents, which shows throughout the test - with this being the only negative along with a little too much ventilation, but can you ever have too much ventilation in a tent???

Once again Alpkit has shredded the rulebook regarding good value, as the design, spec and performance outweigh the price tag. 5/5

Graham Thompson

Trail Magazine June 2015 - Graham Thompson

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VeloMe review camping essentials from the Jaran 2 to Filoment Jacket

Filoment jacket which surprised me on how warm and comfy it is, and stylish!


VeloMe November 2015 - Jessica Strange

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