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A lightweight, 2-person tarp shelter, the Beta Light uses two trekking or ski poles for setup. READ MORE
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A lightweight, 2-person tarp shelter, the Beta Light uses two trekking or ski poles for setup. Learn More


A lightweight, two-person tarp shelter perfect for the minimalist backpacker, the Beta Light uses two adjustable trekking or ski poles for setup. Pair it with the Beta Bug tent when you think you may encounter a few mosquitoes in the Wind River Range.

  • Two-person capacity with one door
  • Requires two adjustable trekking or ski poles for setup (not included)
  • 30d SilNylon
  • Optional floor and bug netting available
  • Requires seam sealing with McNett Sil-Net Sealer (not included)

Tech Specs

Season :   4
Capacity :   2
Doors :   1
Average Packed Weight :   680 g (1 lb 8 oz)
Minimum Weight :   535 g (1 lb 3 oz)
Dimensions :   249 x 203 cm, center x 112 cm, ends (98 x 80, center x 44 in, ends)
Packed Size :   10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 in)
Outside Height :   124 cm (49 in)
Usable Height :   110 cm (43.5 in)
Usable Floor Space :   3.2 m² (34.7 sq ft)
Total Coverage :   4.7 m² (50.2 sq ft)
Beta Light Tent is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ultra Light I love having this tent in my pack. It takes up less space than a Nalgene bottle and weighs next to nothing. Yes seam sealing does take a bit of time (buy 2 tubes for the outside and 2 more if you plan on doing the inside as well(...not necessary)) however it is well worth the extra effort, just look at it as a way to familiarize yourself with a new piece of gear. I rarely leave my car without this tent just in case I get caught in unexpected weather. Just the though of being dry and out of the wind no matter what I encounter make the extra few ounces worth it. Most of us carry trekking poles anyway, and I love that I don't need a special pole for it. Also after setting it up a few times it will only take you 1-2 minutes.
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge fast and light shelter I've been using this tarp tent for 2 years and its phenominal for Colorado and Utah backpacking. If I dont feel like using hiking poles I'll just use sticks to hold it up. At sub 1.5 lbs it easily fits 2 people, a 60lb dog and all of our gear and keeps everything sheltered from rain. Just be aware you are sleeping on the ground and have no protection from bugs. I'd never use this for camping in Vermont in May but in the right location its the best backpacking shelter, extremely light and durable.
Date published: 2013-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great winter/snowcamping tent I love taking this for snow travel in the Sierra; it's a huge win over taking along my 4# double wall tent. Except that the single wall nature of this tent yields condensation that is sometimes hard to manage - I wish that the zipper had two pulls so I could use the top end of the zipper as a vent to move moisture through the tent.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome tent Easy to pitch and take down. Weighs almost nothing compared to my previous tent. Incredibly roomy inside. --CAUTION-- BD recommends the seams to be sealed prior to use...wonder why doesn't BD sell them already fully sealed?
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beta light tent For the size, weight and cost this tent can not be beat. I have used for years, across Scotland, Colorado trail twice, the whole AT, just to name a few. The only things I have changed or added was a 12 inch mosquito net sewn on the bottom edge and 5 more tie downs sewn between original tie downs for when it really rains.
Date published: 2014-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent 2 person minimalist tent. Sets up fast and easy, easily adjusts for weather conditions, size of a water bottle, weighs less than 1.5 pounds. Comfortable for 2 with all the gear. I shed 2+ pounds by switching to this tent/tarp, great decision. A piece of Tyvek for a ground tarp and you are ready for almost anything.
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this tarp This was my traveling buddy on the JMT. It only took me one tube of seam grip even though I bought two just in case to seam seal everything. The trick is to spread a thin layer just over the threads and it will dry fast. The tent held up in hail, wind and sideways rain. It accumulated a lot of condensation but that may have been mostly from my heavy breathing! I usually slept sideways inside, between the two trekking poles for optimum space. Great tarp and trusty sidekick.
Date published: 2016-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I think this is the perfect two person tarp tent. Really great for one person with all their gear, but can accommodate two adults comfortably. Easy to pitch, light, stable in wind. I had one of the older coated nylon versions called a Betamid and this is just as good but lighter.
Date published: 2017-09-24
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