Hyke & Byke Zion 2-Person Tent Review
If you frequently go on camping trips and backpacking adventures, whether on your own or with a companion, then a lightweight backpacking tent should be in your essentials list.
The Hyke and Byke Zion 2-Person Backpacking Tent is perfect for this purpose.
Designed specifically for people who want to enjoy both camping and backpacking trips.
The Zion 2-person tent from Hyke & Byke is equipped with all the basic features and add-ons that you would probably want in a tent. It comes with various accessories that you would otherwise spend for when buying separately.
The package includes ultralight aluminum stakes, footprint, proprietary stake presser, and removable gear loft pocket.
The all-in-one package also comes with a single-pole, 2-door, 2-vestibule design for easy setup. You and your camping partner can quickly have the tent set up and gain easy access to the roomy interior that the tent offers.
About Hyke & Byke
Hyke & Byke is an American outdoor gear brand that began small but soon made a good impression on outdoor adventurers – including men, women and children – in the US. The company’s vision is to provide twice the value for each customer that the leading brands offer. Hyke & Byke connects to customers by providing high quality products at only a fraction of the average cost on the market.
By keeping operating costs at a minimum, the company is able to provide competitive products at the best price possible. The business is completely cloud-based, with no additional costs for servers, brick and mortar stores, and other hardware and equipment. This further helps drive the total cost down.
While other similar tents can cost as much as $400, you can buy the Zion 2 at less than 50% of that price. This is because aside from the quality, you are paying for the other brands’ high operating costs and overhead expenses.
Hyke and Byke Zion 2-Person Backpacking Tent Features
Following are the main features of the Zion 2 that make it among the favorite tent models in its class today:
- Durable and Lightweight
The tent is made of extremely lightweight materials. It has no-see mesh walls, and allows ultralight free-standing setup. Stability and durability are provided by the 7000 Series stakes made of aluminum alloy.The package also includes a proprietary stake presser, as well as reflective guy lines equipped with tension lock cord adjustment.
- Easy to Assemble
The 1-pole tent is easy to setup with its clip-pole attachment. The design also makes the tent lightweight and allows for better breathability.The tent is intended for use in 3-season backpacking trips. Assembly time is fast. It will take you only around 5 minutes to get the tent up and ready for use.
- Gear Loft and Footprint
The tent already comes with mesh removable ceiling loft pocket and PU 5000 footprint. Most similar tent models do not include these accessories, and these would cost a lot more when bought separately.While your camping trip may still push through even without these features, they will certainly make your trip more convenient and enjoyable.
The tent offers more than enough room for you and your camping partner, as well as for your all your gear and equipment. Two doors offer convenient access. The corner pockets and two vestibules offer additional safe storage space and easy access to your belongings.If you need more space, you can use Zion 2 as a single person tent and enjoy all the extra space you need. You can even bring a cot inside for a more relaxing rest outdoors.
- Packs Small
When not in use, you can easily take the tent down into a compact size, and fit into its small carrying sack (included in the package). You can then easily tote it during your hike or carry it in your backpack.
- Money Back Guarantee
The company is confident about the Zion 2’s quality that it offers a 100% refund guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, just send the product back within 30 days from delivery and get a full refund. The guarantee allows you to try and enjoy the product at no risk at all.
Hyke and Byke Zion 2-Person Backpacking Tent Technical Specifications
The rainfly is made of 210T Polyester, PU5000; 190 T polyester breathable cloth, +B3 Net yarn for the inner tent; 210 T Polyester, PU 5000 for the bathtub; and 210 T Polyester lattice cloth, PU 5000 for the footprint.
The carrying bag is made from 210 T Polyester, PU 5000; 7000 Series alum. alloy for the stakes; 7000 Series alum. alloy, 8.5 mm diameter threaded pole tips for the poles; 7000 Series alum. alloy for the metal stake presser; YKK for zippers; and reflective packing for guy lines.
The entire package without the footprint weighs a total of 5 lbs. 7.8 oz. without the footprint. The footprint weighs 10.3 oz. with its carrying sack.
The stakes, stake pusher, and guy lines weigh a total of 6.8 lbs. The tent body weighs 1 lb. 14.4 oz. The poles weigh 1 lb. 3.7 oz., and the rainfly weighs 1 lb. 14.9 oz.
Tent size is 90.55 x 54.33 x 43.31″.
Packed size is 17.75 x 6.3 x 6.3”.
Floor width is 55”. Floor length is 90”. Vestibule Extended Length is 24”.
Height of the bathtub is 6”. Peak tent height is 42”. Top width is 30” for the interior and 36” with the fly.
Hyke and Byke Zion 2-Person Backpacking Tent Pros and Cons
Following are the pros and cons of the Zion 2-person tent that can help you decide if the product is right for your particular needs and preferences.
What We Liked
- Waterproof and Durable
The tent is made of high quality, waterproof, and durable materials. You can be at ease knowing that you are safe from the rain. However, in case of extremely harsh weather conditions, it is best that you take the tent down and move to a safer location.
- Spacious Interior
Zion 2 offers more than enough space for 2 campers. You can enjoy even more space if you intend to use the tent on your own.
- Lots of Storage Space
The tent offers enough room for your gear and equipment. The 2 vestibules provide more space for your important belongings. This way, you can keep your valuables safe, dry, and above the ground at all times.
- Value for Money
The Zion 2’s features are comparable to tents that cost a lot more.
- Great Company
Hyke & Byke is a known manufacturer of high quality camping and backpacking gear. It is backed up by a great customer service team.
Despite its comparatively low price tag, the Hyke & Byke Zion 2-Person Tent can compete with most of the bigger brands on the market today. Zion 2 can match them feature for feature – at more than half the price!
While it may be a bit heavy compared to some tents, this is only minor considering the price tag.