Celebrating the brand’s 20th year with their 21st tent model, the new Tarptent Preamble is a remake of their very first shelter. Find all the details here…

The new Tarptent Preamble is a modern take on the brand’s very first shelter, purple fabric and all. The Preamble is a floorless, trekking-pole-style shelter that pitches quickly and is highly adjustable to accommodate different conditions. It has an integrated bug net that drapes against the ground, a rear storm flap that can be opened for ventilation, a large entryway with an integrated vent strut, and enough room for two standard sleeping pads.

For those traveling without trekking poles, the Preamble can be set up with Tarptent’s optional 4 oz (113 g) pole for the front and 1 oz pole for the rear. It has no internal structure, so it’s easy to stuff down small, and there are extra hem loops for additional guy lines. Tarptent says anyone over 6’3″ will feel scrunched while sitting up, but due to the vertical walls, the full 92″ (233cm) length can be used while lying down. The shelter doesn’t come seam sealed from Tarptent, but they offer the service as an add-on or you can do it yourself at home.

Tarptent Preamble
  • Tarptent Preamble
  • Tarptent Preamble
  • Tarptent Preamble
  • Material: 20d, silicone coated polyester
  • Weight: 514g (tent body), 14g (stuff sack), 52g (stakes)
  • Height (adjustable): 43″/110cm
  • Length: 92″/233cm
  • Width (adjustable): 61″/155cm
  • Packed Size: 10″ x 5″ / 25cm x 13cm
  • Place of Manufacture: Seattle, WA

The Tarptent Preamble costs for $199 USD and orders open May 1st. Head over to Tarptent.com to learn more and sign up for email notifications.

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