Macpac Duolight Hiking Tent


Macpac Duolight Hiking Tent, Citronelle, hi-res



Macpac Duolight Hiking Tent

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Why we made this
A lightweight, three-season tent, the Duolight is perfect for hiking in the bush and in warmer climates — comfortably supporting two people and their gear.
  • Product Description
    Engineered for minimal weight, optimal space and weather protection in New Zealand conditions, the three-season Duolight balances comfort with practicality. Designed with a waterproof UV20™ PE fly and 40D nylon ripstop floor, this tent keeps you dry in the wet season and comfortable in warmer climates with internal mesh maximising airflow. The Multi-Pitch™ system offers ultimate versatility when it comes to uncertain weather conditions, allowing you to pitch the both the fly and inner independently of each other. This way, you can choose to reduce weight and fly camp in the summer months or take the full set up for extra warmth. We're also pleased to supply DAC Featherlite NSL™ poles with the Duolight tent — these poles are developed through DAC's Green Anodizing process which helps to minimise toxic chemicals in the production process, which is better for workers and the environment.
  • Design features
    Two person tent with two-pole/one ridgepole Multi-Pitch™ design
    Waterproof UV20™ PE fly fabric is factory taped (1,200 mm hydrostatic head)
    Ripstop nylon floor fabric is waterproof with DWR finish (10,00 mm hydrostatic head)
    DAC Featherlite NSL poles — green anodised to help minimise toxic chemicals in production
    Dual vestibules/entrance points for easy access and sheltered gear storage
    Internal stash pocket and lamp hook

  • Product Specifications
    Outer FabricUV20™ PE 100% Polyester Ripstop (20D, PE coating)
    Tent Inner Fabric100% Nylon Ripstop (40D)
    Outer Fabric Hydrostatic Head (mm)1200
    Floor Fabric100% Nylon Ripstop (40D, WR C6) — 10,000 mm Hydrostatic Head
    Floor Area (m2)3.08
    Pole TypeDAC Featherlite NSL 8.5 mm / 9 mm
    Pole Count3
    Pitching SystemMulti-Pitch™  
    Vestibule Size (m2)0.66
    Dimensions HxWxD (cm)L220 x W140 (plus 60 cm vestibule width) x H105 (cm)
    44 x 16 (packed dimensions in cm)
    Weight (g)Total Weight: 2200 g
    Min. Weight: 2000 g
  • Care
    When required, clean your tent with pure soap (non-detergent) or Nikwax Tech Wash® and a soft-bristled brush or sponge
    Rinse well and dry in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight
    After washing your tent we recommend that you reproof the fly with Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof®

4.7 / 5.0
14 Reviews
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We have had this tent for over a year now for its weight it is very spacious we can fit two people and both packs inside the tent with room to spare.
We took this on a week long rafting trip with not Issues or breakages preforms will in windy conditions.
However, it is a light weight tramping tent and therefore has light weight plastic clips that I worry about losing
March 10, 2020
Light, roomy, Fiddly
Very Light and Roomy, but decided to return because the pole connections were fiddly and to easy to lose a specialised connector. The tent is not a real 'multi pitch'.
February 5, 2020
Love it. Great tent. Held up in lovely in -8C. Have used in 45C.
Good for double tent or going solo
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December 15, 2019
12 months ago
Ultra light, ultra spacious - but will it last?
The good: it’s lightweight, spacious, easy to assemble and the double pitch option is amazing!
The bad: it feels cheaply made and I’m not sure if it will last. Nearly all components seem very flimsy. Especially the points of attachment of the tent poles / fly seem not fit for purpose: they’re plastic press-until-it-clicks connectors, which are bound to wear out / break. Only time will tell though!
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December 12, 2019
4 months ago
Response from Macpac
Hello Guss, Thank you for you review. The tent is designed to be lightweight, therefore the components might have that feeling, but this is a part of the design, as it is all build with the purpose to keep the tent as light as possible - this is build with material designed to last. If you have ever have any issues with the tent, please feel free to contact us. Kind regards, The Macpac team
December 13, 2019
Customer C
100% recommend Macpac Duolight Hiking Tent!!
I would highly recommend this product to other fellow outdoor enthusiasts. I have not had a chance to take it out on a trip yet, but I assembled it at home to check it out. Very easy assembly, and I really like the multipitch idea. It means the tent is completely opened out whereas some cheaper tents can be very saggy. Very roomy too and love the idea of two doors to avoid annoying the other person to go to the toilet during the night. Great size of vestibules to fit gear as well. I'm excited to test it out in the outdoors!
December 11, 2019
4 months ago
65km/h winds no problem !
Just come back from my first weekend away in this tent. I was really very impressed with its performance. Our first night was up on a mountain top where it was blowing 65km/h and this tent handled it like a pro. We spent the night getting buffered around but never once did I get the sense that the tent was struggling. The tent is pretty light and easy to fit in your pack, set-up is also very easy and the tent packs down just as quickly. I bought this when on special and certainly is very good value for money.
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November 24, 2019
Duolight's First Outing Success
I've just got home from testing this tent on its first outing up on a local mountain. I was using the tent solo and had massive amounts of room. My mate was there with his smaller tent (which weighed only 200gm less) and to say that he was impressed is an understatement. I wont be surprised if another MacPac Duolight is purchased very soon.
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October 13, 2019
This tent continues to blow my mind after 2 years of use. It's incredibly light, two people can split it and carry around 1kg each. Big vestibules either side for gear and boots, but the inside is roomy enough for packs as well. The short horizontal pole across the top stretches out the sides of the tent and makes it very spacious and comfortable inside, you could even fit 3 people if they are fine with being cozy. Has been used in the snow but for high wind alpine areas you need to face the shorter side into the wind.
Woke up at 5am in the Royal NP to torrential rain and a 4cm puddle forming under the tent - it felt like a water bed and we were totally dry! Dragged it up the slope a bit and went back to sleep ;)
June 5, 2019
More than exceed expectations!
This tent stood the test under a straight 7hr 8mm downpour. At 6°c, we couldn’t feel cozier inside and huddled in our overland 400 sleeping bags. Absolutely no leaks and condensation on the inner tent, we slept comfortably against the rhythmic patter of raindrops. We used a 20cm high double air mattress, and still had enough room to sit 2 bagpacks and 2 cameras. And omygoodness can I just rave about the pockets! If you are settling in for your sleep and wanna put away your glasses, rings, watch, book.. this pocket is so helpful. They come with 2 at each end, depending where you rest your head, so each camper gets his own pocket. Convenient and so useful! Setting up and keeping of the tent is a joy, and can easily be done by one person.
Easy to clean too, rinse and hang under the shade, all dry and ready to pack in <24hrs!
Can’t sing enough praises and will definitely bring it on every trip with us! Wish there’s a 4-man tent for this series!!
May 27, 2019
Brilliant job Macpac. Again.
I’ve been using an Olympus and Minaret, supplemented by a Fairydown (for the old timers!), for the last 30 years. The Fairydown has been retired and replaced by the Duolight (same specs & shape but much lighter).

It has handled Tasmania’s Reserve and South West without hassle, and the advances in technology over time (especially cutting weight) are phenomenal. It is probably the quickest and easiest pitch I’ve come across.

[The only observation for improvement would be to beef up the spares kit: the more plastic parts, the greater the risk of something breaking. Suggest a spare Jake’s Foot fly connector, at least, and guy cord cleat. ]

This is a genuine top quality tent that, for its design parameters) can handle most three-season conditions with ease and with plenty of room. [For those who are quick to complain about the size of any tent, buy a bigger one and take the weight gain.]

Brilliant job Macpac. Again.
December 8, 2018
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does this tent need a separate footprint?
Michael G on Dec 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No. The floor fabric is thicker & more durable than most other tents. Obviously still clear site of sticks & rocks before erecting tent.