Companion Pro Hiker 2 Tent Review

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COMPANION PRO HIKER TENT
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Verdict:

The perfect entry level hiking tent for Australian conditions, the Companion Pro Hiker provides lightweight reliability, with all the features you would expect, at an extremely affordable price.

We recommended for: 2-3 day hikes, cycle and motorcycle touring. There’s so much to love about this amazing little tent!

Capacity: 1-2 person


Weight: 2.7 kg


Pros: Great value, spacious, protected gear storage area, ventilation points


Cons: Draughty, could be lighter weight

See how this tent ranks against other hiking tents in our comparison table.

Companion Pro Hiker Tent Review

Setup:

Being a small, traditional dome style tent with two poles, the Pro Hiker 2 offers a super easy set-up and take-down. After a couple of practice runs you should be able to get it up in around 5min.

Weatherproofing:

The Pro Hiker 2 does not disappoint in the weather proofing department. The PU waterproofed 210D Ripstop polyester fly, with a 3000mm water head rating and 4000mm floor, will keep you dry in almost all conditions.

In addition, the dual pole structure combined with anodised aluminium alloy material provides reliable wind stability. The mesh sides can be a bit draughty in cooler weather so this is definitely a 3 season only tent.


Size:

At 2.2 (L) x 1.4 (W) x 1.0 (H), the Pro Hiker 2 is fairly spacious for a hiking tent with more than enough headroom to sit up comfortably.

We would generally consider this size tent as comfortable for one adult only, however for hiking you can easily squeeze in two. See our article "What size tent should I buy” for more information.

At 2.7kg, it’s not in the high-end super-light category with the likes of our top choice the Nemo Dagger, or the Hubba Hubba NX. But for for the price it’s extremely competitive in the weight department.

 

Features:

Two doors means two storage gear areas and not clambering over your companion to enter and exit.

The Pro Hiker has all the features you would expect from a great hiking tent - internal storage pockets, two optional ventilation points, ample vestibule storage area, and a waterproof dry-bag style compression sack.


Conclusion:

When you consider the quality of the materials and construction, the reliability in bad weather and the packed weight of only 2.7kg, the price tag on the Pro Hiker 2 seems phenomenal.

This is an awesome tent and very hard to look past as a great value lightweight option.

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