At KUIU, we offer two types of tents- external-pole tents and trekking-pole-pitch shelters. In this overview, you’ll learn the best application and benefits of our external-pole tents with built in rain fly, and the multiple configurations for each tent.
The advantage of a free-standing external pole tent is you can pitch them anywhere, even if you can’t get a stake in the rocky ground. With its built-in rain fly, you can pitch them in a down pour without getting the insides wet.
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Coming in at just over three pounds, the Mountain Star 2 Person Tent is Lightweight, durable, and storm worthy. It’s free-standing, double-wall, three-season tent with an exterior pole design.
This tent is the optimal choice for two people, or one person that likes a lot of room. It features a dual vestibule, so each person has their own door and storage for packs, gear, and weapon. It’s asymmetrical footprint offers plenty of shoulder room.
It’s considered a three-season tent because the rain fly does not extend to the ground level, and the tent body uses mesh. This promotes breathability, minimizing internal condensation.
3 lbs 3.3 oz / 1454 g - carbon poles | 3 lbs 4.6 oz / 1491 g - aluminum poles
This is the most popular configuration and how it comes when you order it. It features a mesh inside body with integrated bathtub style waterproof floor that clips into the external body/rain fly.
2lbs 9.8 oz / 1185 g
2 lbs 4.1 oz / 1023 g
Depending on trail weight needs or conditions, the included mesh body can be removed for a fly only, or fly and footprint pitch. (Footprint sold separately)
The Mountain Star 2 Person Tent’s asymmetrical footprint offers added shoulder room for two hunters, while its dual vestibule design allows each hunter their own door and hunting gear storage.
KUIU’s Founder, Jason Hairston goes over how to set up the Mountain Star Tent.
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As a true four-season tent, with a rainfly that extends to the ground level, the free-standing Storm Star 2 Person Tent is our most robust design. It’s built to buck the strongest wind, rain, and snow. It’s the ideal tent if all-season protection from the elements is of most importance.
It shares common features as the Mountain Star, like dual vestibules, asymmetrical footprint, built in rain fly, and external poles. Although it has all the full-feature upgrades you’d expect out of a legit four-season tent.
5 lbs 14 oz / 2665 g
This is the most popular configuration and how it comes when you order it. It features a nylon inside body with integrated bathtub style waterproof floor that clips into the external body/rain fly.
4 lbs 2 oz / 1871 g
3 lbs 10.9 oz / 1670 g
Depending on trail weight needs or conditions, the included sil-nylon body can be removed for a fly only, or fly and footprint pitch. (Footprint sold separately)
The Storm Star 2 Person Tent’s asymmetrical footprint offers added shoulder room for two hunters, while its dual vestibule design allows each hunter their own door and hunting gear storage.
KUIU’s Brendan Burns sets up and goes the added benefits of the Storm Star 2 Person Tent.
Learn about our trekking-pole-pitch, single-wall, floorless hunting shelters. They’re ultralight, extremely versatile, and do a fantastic job at keeping you well protected.
Time lapse of Geoff Rowley setting up a KUIU Mountain Star 2 person hunting tent.
Inspired by the legacy of iconic bowhunters before him, KUIU’s Brendan Burns embarks to fulfill a dream of bowhunting a giant Alaskan brown bear. Watch his four-yard encounter with a bear of a lifetime.