BEST USE: Ultralight Backpacking
PERFORMANCE: 3 Season
PACKED WEIGHT: 3 lbs 11 oz | 1657 g
PACKED SIZE: 5 x 19 inches | 13 x 48 cm
Shipping & Returns
We use climate-neutral shipping with DHL GoGreen.
For orders with a value below 75€ we charge a shipping fee of 4,95€. We do not charge shipping fees for orders with a value over 75€.
All orders received by 12:00 noon on weekdays are usually shipped the same day. Later orders are usually dispatched the following working day.
Delivery time can take up to three working days Germany-wide and up to four working days for orders outside of Germany, and depends on the shipping service provider.
All orders can be returned within 14 days of purchase. However, for the sake of the environment, please make sure to keep returns as low as possible.
The Telos two-person freestanding tent will radically change your perception of what an ultralight backpacking tent can be. Sea to Summit’s engineers made it their mission to design a tent that is easy to set up and filled with clever functional features. Mission accomplished.
However – there are three additional reasons why Backpacker Magazine bestowed their Editor’s Choice Award on the Telos line of tents: Space, Ventilation and Versatility.
Tension Ridge architecture delivers a better space-to-weight ratio than any tent in its class.
The poles of the Tension Ridge are swept upwards like the dihedral wing of an airplane – not angled downwards as is common in tents. This raises the tent’s shape, providing significantly more head and shoulder room, higher doors, easier access and more usable vestibule space.
Typical of Sea to Summit’s commitment to refining details to make gear frictionless and more functional, these machined aluminum clips make setting up the rainfly (either with the inner tent, or with a footprint in ultralight configuration) quick and easy. And they are far more durable than plastic buckles.
Every Sea to Summit tent packs up into three stuff sacks to allow you to split the load easily. During setup, two stuff sacks transform into gear storage pockets, while the pole stuff sack (with a translucent diffuser) becomes a Lightbar. Add a headlamp or two for soft illumination throughout the tent.
Mounted at the highest point, Apex Vents allow warm moist air to escape and channel fresh air into the tent. The vent can easily be zipped shut from inside the tent and does not require mesh to retain its shape, significantly improving airflow. Baseline Vent allows you to control humidity in wet conditions by opening or closing lower portion of the door while maintaining vestibule function and rain protection for your gear.
Door Count2 Doors / 1 Pole
Fabric - Canopy15-denier polyester mesh
Fabric - Floor20-denier ripstop nylon
Fabric - Rain Fly15-denier ripstop nylon
Pole MaterialAluminum DAC TH72M
Season Rating3 Season
|Telos TR2 - Two Person Freestanding Tent|
Frequently Asked questions
Why is the Telos heavier than some ultralight tents?
The Telos is made of more durable materials, offers much more internal space, and has better ventilation than some competing tents. The Alto shaves off a few grams for weight-conscious users.
What are the differences between regular and 'plus' models?
The Telos Plus has a nylon fabric inner (with unzippable vents) rather than mesh to prevent cold air getting into the inner tent. It also has a more waterproof floor (8000mm against 2500mm).
Do I need to use a footprint with this tent?
The Telos has a relatively waterproof (2500mm) floor, so can be used in fairly wet (but not downright boggy) conditions without a footprint. However, a footprint will protect the floor from damage on abrasive surfaces.