Shield 2

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The Big Agnes Shield 2 is a lightweight, 2-person, four-season mountaineering tent with a single door and single-wall design meant to be taken to the highest elevations, withstand the strongest winds, and keep you warm in the coldest climates. This bomber tent is constructed with ultralight nylon, 3-layer waterproof, breathable fabric with a microporous membrane and tricot layer to enhance moisture management and provide protection from the elements. The Accessory Vestibule (sold separately) adds covered entry and exit, plus additional gear storage when you need a little more room to spread out undercover.


Specs + Sizing

Trail Weight 3lb 14oz / 1.76kg
Packed Weight 4lb 10oz / 2.10kg
Packed Size 7″ x 17″ / 18 x 43cm
Floor Area 28ft² / 2.6m²
Head Height 40″ / 102cm
Footprint Weight 7oz / 198cm
Number of Seasons 4
Number of Doors 1


Single door

Door features two windows: one weather-viewing window and one with two closure options: mesh only for ventilation or zip up the nylon layer for complete closure

Zippered fly vents allow for venting in inclement weather or zip up the nylon layer for complete protection

Heavy duty reflective guylines and reflective webbing

Storm flap on door zipper

Two fly vents for increased airflow and reduced condensation

Velcro tabs connect fly to pole structure providing perfect pitch and extra stability

Ready to pitch; with pre-cut guylines and tensioners attached to fly

Reflective guylines and webbing on tent corners

To extend the life of your tent floor we recommend using a Big Agnes footprint – sold separately

Multiple interior loops for use with gear lofts or for attaching other accessories

Construction + Materials

Ultralight nylon, three-layer waterproof, breathable fabric with a microporous membrane and tricot layer to enhance moisture management

Membrane with electrospun nanofibers provides a 9000mm waterproof rating at minimal weight

Fabric breathability (MVTR): 40000 g/m2/24 hours

Durable nylon floor fabric with a 10000mm polyurethane coating

All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (No PVC or VOC’s)

DAC Featherlite NSL pole system with press fit connectors

Plastic clips and sleeves attach tent body to pole frame

4 interior mesh pockets & 8 lightweight DAC L stakes

DAC L stakes may be buried as Deadman anchors

Over-sized, reinforced stake out loops – to be used with skis, ice axe, ski poles, etc.

Gear loft loops included – Fits Wall gear loft (sold separately)


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