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Ounce-counters, meet our lightest 2-person yet: the REI Co-op Flash Air 2 tent. You can pitch it with its own poles—or use your trekking poles—and at under 2 lbs., you barely know it's in your pack.


  • The nearly 90° hubbed roof poles give extra headroom; foot pole increases volume at the other end, giving your toes room to wiggle, for a comfy night's sleep
  • Fly/vestibule protects your gear in bad weather, then rolls up over the roof for stargazing or pitches out to create a large awning in friendlier weather
  • Designed to pitch with most trekking poles so you can leave the vertical poles at home to save weight
  • Hybrid single-wall construction optimizes weight and livability
  • Two large, easy-entry canopy-style doors
  • Internal mesh pockets and gear loops allow for simple organization
  • Packs down to 16 in. long, an easy fit in bike panniers or a backpack
  • Guyout loops allow for tethering in inclement weather
  • Comes with a stuff sack, stakes, guylines and tensioners, 2 long poles, 2 pole hubs and 1 foot pole
  • The weight-saving design of this non-freestanding tent requires you to stake it out during setup
  • Hybrid single-wall design, as with any single-wall tent, exposes the tent interior more directly to condensation
  • Mitigate this by choosing a proper tent site (away from water, under trees and exposed to breezes), venting when possible and not bringing wet gear into the tent or vestibule
  • Weighs 1 lb. 15 oz. if you leave the two vertical poles at home and use your trekking poles—with the included poles, it weighs 2 lbs. 2 oz.
  • REI is Climate Neutral Certified; as we work to actively reduce our footprint, we measure annual carbon emissions and purchase an equivalent amount of verified carbon credits


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Technical Specs

Item #168565
Best Use




Sleeping Capacity


Minimum Trail Weight

1 lb. 15 oz.

Packaged Weight

2 lbs. 8 oz.

Packed Size

7 x 16 inches

Floor Dimensions

88 x 52/42 (L x W head/foot) inches

Floor Area

28.7 square feet

Vestibule Area

16.8 square feet

Peak Height

42 inches

Number of Doors

2 doors

Number of Poles


Pole Material

DAC NFL aluminum

Canopy Fabric

Nylon mesh

Floor Fabric

Ripstop nylon

Footprint Included




Design Type



From a Climate Neutral Certified brand

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