Drop X-Mid 2P Tent Designed by Dan Durston
Drop X-Mid 2P Tent Designed by Dan Durston
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Ultralight and easy to set up, the X-Mid 2P is our second collaboration with thru-hiker Dan Durston. With plenty of room for two, enjoying the great outdoors with a partner has never been easier.

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greenpearl
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Nov 28, 2020
Awesome work Dan! Finally took it out for the first time after ordering and both and my SO love it! Really appreciate the thoughtfulness put into the design. There was a slight issue that occured and I'm wondering how do I contact CS for warranty?
Glad you're loving the tent and sorry to hear about the issue. If you go to your profile -> transactions -> completed -> Contact Support then you can get in touch with CS. If you think the issue is design related (as opposed to a one-off thing like a cut or stain) then feel free to let me know about it to consider.
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antoneklind
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Nov 25, 2020
Hi Dan! I'm looking getting a X-mid 2p for me and my partner to replace a much heavier traditional tunneldesign from Hilleberg. I remember reading one of your answers to some other question in here that the floor width specification is usually slightly wider than what you get once the tent is pitched. Would that make it unfeasible to fit at 51.2 inch sleeping pad (shoulder width) in the tent? If so, what's the compromise, e.g. reduced bathtub hight? More specifically I'd like to know if this pad would fit: http://www.exped.com/usa/en/product-category/mats/synmat-hl-duo-lw I'm also interested in what kind of wind speeds you've experienced with the X-mid 1p/2p and how they held up. Thanks!
Yes that pad will fit. Over on the Durston Gearheads Facebook group someone recently wrote they are using that exact pad:
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For wind speeds, it depends a lot on how well it's pitched, if you are using good stakes, and if you are using the optional ways to reinforce it (e.g. peak guylines, extra stakes around the base). If the conditions are exceptionally windy (e.g. 60 mph) I would expect users to put a bit of thought into finding a sheltered site to make it easier on the tent and so they can have a more calm sleep. With a good pitch the tent does well to about 40 mph. We've have reports in up to 60 mph but hard to know how accurate those are. We've never had one fail in high winds - it's more a question of keeping your stakes in the ground and being able to sleep.
antoneklind
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Nov 26, 2020
Thanks Dan!
mjboehm
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Nov 20, 2020
Dan I got a chance to try out a buddies X-Mid 2 this past weekend and I am enamored. Like everyone else in here, its so simple to see the craftsmanship and care you put into it. Excellent job. I am planning on picking one of my own up shortly as soon as I clear some space out of my gear closet. I have tried single walled trekking pole tents in the past, but the condensation due to hiking primarily in muggy Western NC has been a huge turn off. I wanted to write regarding a three person variant (which I know you had commented on as something you were exploring as of Aug '19 but hadnt come up with a good solution for yet). The tent is plenty large for my girlfriend and me, but we often bring two 60+ pound dogs along and if there is a plan in the works for something a bit bigger soon, I would hold off! Thanks in advance for any info you can share, and thank you for officially converting me to being a trekking pole tent believer. I cannot wait to see what new products you come up with in the future.
Nice to hear your first impressions were good. Any larger tent from me is still a fair ways off. For one, as the tent grows larger so does the need for more structure, so I'm not sure the X-Mid geometry is still the optimal solution when it comes to a 3P tent. Using 3 or 4 poles might make more sense, if there is a way to do that without making things complicated. I'm not quite sure what the best solution is, but I do know that I'm only at the basic concept stage right now and not actively working on it. Since it's about 1.5 years from seriously starting work on a tent to having a finished production run, I know it won't be available sooner than that. Most likely quite a bit longer than that, since I don't foresee having the opportunity to develop a 3P tent in the near future.
mjboehm
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Nov 23, 2020
Thanks for the update. Sounds like an X-Mid 2p is in my near future!
MarioLalama
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Nov 14, 2020
Hi Dan I’m from Ecuador. I have your tent in my short list but I’m worried about durability especially for the tent floor. Also I’m worried about setup because here campsites are very irregular en exposed with high winds. Also we are at high altitudes and rains a lot I would like you thoughts. Thanks I’m advance
fabiom
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Nov 28, 2020
Could you make it available also trought Amazon? Maybe coupled to the tent itself.. I was planning to buy this incredibile piece of gear in spring, but since I'm not in the USA Amazon would be way more easy, because import fees are already included If you'll make the groundsheet available on Amazon I'll be really happy to buy it with the tent!
Good point about Amazon being easier for international buyers. I'll consider that. I'm not sure if I can do it because selling through Amazon requires me to ship stock to them and then pay for them to warehouse it, which might not be practical if sales aren't that high for groundsheets, but it would also save me having to ship out all the orders individually. I'll look into this and see if it's something that makes sense.
tango123g
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Nov 10, 2020
I got a notice that a new run of X-Mid 2p went for sale today. Is there any changes from the previous run? I saw that the 1p has new V stakes and thicker guy lines from it's original run. Did the 2p get any/any other updates? Thanks!
Yes the 2P has the same updates, with premium titanium V stakes and thicker 2.5mm cord for excellent holding power at the corners.
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oppfields
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Nov 11, 2020
My X-Mid 1P has just arrived and I'm so happy with the V stakes... was going to order some last night and held back!
TXParkRanger
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Nov 6, 2020
I took the X-mid out on its debut trip a few days ago and had a great time. However, I found my corner lines did not hold tension in the lineloc. If I tried to snug up the line, it would just release all the pressure and go to the fullest extent. I figured this is just the cord being too thin for the lineloc to hold it. I've ordered some 2.5mm Lawson cord to replace it. Dan, or anyone else, does that sound like the solution?
Yes that'll have a lot more holding power. Your 1.5mm cord is thin, so it doesn't hold as well as ideal, and it can break in a high wind gust. It tends to hold to about 20-25 lbs which is normally sufficient but depending on a few factors like the angle, wet cord etc it can be lower. Holding power can also be reduced if it slips a few times at higher loads and that adds wear to the cord. Upgrading to 2.5mm cord holds much better to about 70 lbs, which is really good. That's better than almost any other tent (e.g. 2.5mm in LineLoc 3's is the most common arrangement and only holds to about 40 lbs). The above info is for regular accessory cord (e.g. Lawson Guywire and Glowire). The dyneema core stuff (e.g. Lawson Ironwire) tends to be stiffer so I haven't tested it but it doesn't seem to grip as well. A 2.5mm iron wire might grip to 50 lbs, which is less but still probably plenty. We have updated the X-Mid 2P now to use 2.5mm cord at the corners. That updated version recently arrived with Drop and it'll go on sale very soon (Monday?) but users with the original cord can easily upgrade that with any 2.0 - 2.5mm accessory cord. Most outdoor gear shops sell that by the foot/yard (e.g. REI has it for $0.50/ft) but you can also buy it by the 50' hank from places like Lawson.
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rninne
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Nov 1, 2020
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Curious what the UV rating is for the fly material. I took it to the beach today as an option to lay under and I could feel the sun significantly more than under my pop-up (also pictured) The pop-up uses a reflective material so of course it’s going to perform better, but just curious. Still wore sunscreen.
Nice! Glad you're finding many uses for it.
dnaman
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Nov 12, 2020
were you on the beach in China?
Plan_B
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Oct 28, 2020
Any Australians having trouble with delivery at the moment? Apparently my replacement order was shipped on the 24th September, 5 weeks ago. There’s been no change to the ups tracking since the 25th. My original order arrived in under 3 weeks so I’m getting a bit worried.
Could try asking on the Australian forum here: https://www.bushwalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=28132&start=240 ...but I haven't heard of any issues other than that the tracking is often not great where it won't really say much sometimes until the package shows up.
OceanRodeo
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Oct 27, 2020
I tried my X-mid 2P for the first time in Algonquin Park a couple of weeks ago. It set up beautifully and it's shown beside an older MEC Wanderer 2P tent. I was able to find a light tarp/groundsheet on Amazon that fits perfectly under the inner to give it protection from the ground. I'm willing to carry a bit extra weight to protect it from tears. When dismantling camp I took down the inner and but left the outer set up and was able to use the groundsheet to fold/layout all my stuff for putting back into my pack so nothing got dirty or wet. I like this arrangement!
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Lucy2020
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Oct 29, 2020
Could you please share the type of groundsheet you bought on Amazon? Many thanks in advance!
OceanRodeo
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Oct 29, 2020
Hi. I sure can! Here's the link to the groundsheet I bought. It's the size small (98"x59"). In case the link does not work here's the product description: "TRIWONDER Waterproof Hammock Rain Fly Tent Tarp Footprint Camping Shelter Sunshade Mat for Outdoor Hiking Beach Picnic" I also put a small piece of lightweight clear plastic painting drop sheet beside the inner and use that to put my pack on so it doesn't sit directly on the ground. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01DUKKY9I/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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davidp66
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Oct 21, 2020
is it possible to erect the two person outer but use the one person inner ? (If i owned both the one person and two person versions)
Sorta. You'd have to extend the cords of the 1P inner so they could reach to the corners of the 2P fly. And then extend the peak connections of the inner to reach the 2P peaks that are spaced about 20" further apart. That would be a bit clumsy because you'd have to extend the webbing somehow. Ideal would be to sew an extra 10" or so of webbing on each inner peak so they can extend long enough. If you did all that, then it would fit inside but wouldn't sit quite right because the angle of the ridgeline is different on the 1P and 2P (about 17 degrees vs 21 degrees rotated) so the 1P inner would end up a bit twisted that reduces headroom.
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