MANTIS 2 ADVENTURE TENT
Our deluxe Mantis 2 is a true 2 person tent for camping, backpacking, and cycling. With 3 season features, it also has 2 doors and 2 storage vestibules.
- One piece Mantis Aluminum Pole Design for quick and easy set up; freestanding design
- Aluminum poles with locking tips provide lightweight and reliable strength
- Ultimate headroom, storage, and livable space thanks to functional pole geometry
- Durable full length rainfly for rain and wind protection, even over storage vestibules
- Rainfly vents at each end allow for cross-breeze ventilation
- Durable floor with waterproof coating and taped seams
- 2 doors and 2 vestibules for individual entry/ exit and storage
- Silent zipper pulls, multiple interior storage pockets, and mesh gear loft
- Aluminum tent pegs, guylines, and carry bag included
- Hotcore Adventure Tent Owner’s Manual and Warranty Information
Just a quick note to compliment you on the Mantis 2 tent – I used it recently at a fairly high elevation with wet snow overnight and it held up really well. Then just last week I hiked with a friend and we used his (more expensive) tent, the difference was really noticeable, as we again had wet snow and the tent did not handle it well. Given the much larger dimensions of the Mantis in every aspect, I am happy to pack an extra few pounds. You have created a very good tent at an extremely reasonable price point.
The Hotcore Mantis 2 tent was perfect for video reporter Brad's canoe trips. Even during the unsettled weather, he stayed dry and comfortable.
2 person – plenty of room!
86.5″ (220 cm)
55″ (140 cm)
Total Floor Area
33.1 sq. ft. (3.08 sq. m.)
Interior Tent Height
43″ (110 cm)
Doors & Vestibules
2 vestibules; each 12.3 sq. ft. (1.15 sq. m.)
6.1 lbs (2.8 kg)
5.6 lbs (2.5 kg)
70D polyester, 1500mm coating, taped seams
Colour: Brick Red
Inner Tent Fabric
Breathable polyester and mesh
Tent Floor Fabric
70D polyester, 2000mm coating, taped seams
9.5 mm aluminum; 7000 series;
Orange anodized; locking tips
One piece MANTIS pole design
Pegs & Guylines
All included; aluminum pegs
19″ x 7″ x 7″ (49 x 18 x 18 cm) or less in compression bag
* all measures approximate
All Mantis tents come with the unique Mantis Aluminum Pole System. You don’t have to worry about separate poles, clips, and sleeves. This “one-piece” pole system uses shock corded sections and 3 strategic hubs that allow for a simple and quick set up. Clipping the tent body into place could not be easier.
This freestanding pole system allows Mantis tents to be set up anywhere. The tents have the ultimate in headroom and livable space, thanks to the ridge pole which give the doors a near vertical drop, and the functional geometry of the overall pole design. The poles are aluminum with locking tips, so you know they will be lightweight and strong, able to withstand your 3 season adventures.
Our tents floors made with 70D polyester fabric are coated with a PU waterproof coating and factory seam taped. These floors are more durable than PE tarp floors, with a much longer life, and more able to resist damage from rocks, twigs, roots, and general use. And unlike PE tarp floor they are quiet to sleep on. They cost a bit more, but if you want a better tent, this is what you want.
Polyester fabric has advantages over nylon when used as a tent rainfly. Polyester is more UV resistant, so exposure to the sun’s rays will not degrade the fabric as quickly as nylon. Also, polyester does not stretch when dealing with water and rain. This allows the entire tent to maintain its proper shape, thereby continuing to protect you from further rain and wind.
The polyester rainfly and floor have a PU coating to keep the water out. For example, with a 1500mm coating, the fabric can withstand a 1500mm column of water for more than one minute before a drop might work its way through this fabric. That is good enough to stop rain in most hurricane storms.