REI Co-op Flash 2 Tent

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Ounce-counters, meet one of our lightest and highest-performance tents. The freestanding REI Co-op Flash 2-person tent is designed for backpackers seeking livability, durability and comfort.

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  • This tent is well suited to extended backpack trips for 1–2 people where low weight and high livability are key factors
  • 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
  • Premium aluminum poles and tested materials provide nearly vertical walls, and minimize weight while maximizing durability
  • New ridge pole and door zipper improve interior space and entry/exit
  • 2 large, easy-entry canopy-style doors
  • Internal mesh pockets and gear loops allow for simple organization
  • Packs down to 18.5 in. long—an easy fit in bike panniers or a backpack
  • Guyout loops allow for tethering in inclement weather
  • Comes with 3 poles, a stuff sack, 10 stakes, 4 guylines and tensioners
  • Double-wall construction and evolved venting reduce condensation
  • Scooped rainfly reduces tent weight and increases ventilation


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Technical Specs

Best Use




Sleeping Capacity


Minimum Trail Weight

2 lbs. 13.2 oz.

Packaged Weight

3 lbs. 4.15 oz.

Packed Size

7 x 18.5 inches

Floor Dimensions

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

Floor Area

28.72 square feet

Vestibule Area

13.8 square feet

Peak Height

40 inches

Number of Doors

2 doors

Number of Poles


Pole Material

DAC NFL aluminum

Canopy Fabric

20-denier nylon mesh (bluesign® approved)

Floor Fabric

20-denier recycled ripstop nylon (bluesign® approved)

Rainfly Fabric

20-denier recycled ripstop nylon (bluesign® approved)

Footprint Included


Design Type



Contains materials that meet the bluesign® criteria

Contains recycled materials

From a Climate Neutral Certified brand

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