Venture into unexplored realms with the Magellan Outdoors Kings Peak 2 Person Backpacking Tent. After discovering your destination, this 2-person tent allows easy, secure setup, courtesy of a 2-pole design with guylines and tighteners. Should inclement weather threaten the trip, water-resistant walls, water-repellent floors and a fully seamed rainfly provide an impeccable safeguard from the elements.
Features and Benefits
Sleeps up to 2 people and features a 41-inch peak height
2 full mesh doors
Water-resistant polyester walls and water-repellent flooring with raised seams fend off wet weather
Corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy poles and tent pegs allow lasting use
Fully seamed rainfly can be rolled up for visibility and breathability and quickly zipped in the event of rainy weather
2 large, covered vestibules keep things dry
Mesh body panels and venting in the rainfly maximize breathability
Mesh side gear pockets allow easy organization
2-pole design is easily set up and secured with guylines and tighteners
Important Product and Safety Information
Proposition 65 warning for California residents: WARNING - This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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What's in the Box
Magellan Outdoors Kings Peak 2 Person Backpacking Tent
Rated 3 out of
Great tent but poles will breakI loved this tent and used it about 8 -10 times, then the poles started splitting. I contacted Academy (they are the actual maker of the tent) and they said they don't make or carry replacement poles for this model. So now I have this tent that could go for years more, but I can't use it because 1 of 2 poles isn't functional. I guess that's why it's cheap in price. Otherwise, great tent.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of
Sweet little tent!Great little tent, perfect for a twin size air mattress and a steel frame backpack, and me.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 4 out of
David Wheelock from
Nice little tent.This is my first new backpacking tent in 40 years. I previously had a nice durable, 4-season, hexagonal dome tent. It lasted me a long time but finally wore out.
I was unable to find a suitable, replacement 4-season tent for a spur of the moment trip, so I shopped at Academy and eventually decided to take a chance on this one. It's a nice 3-season tent and the price was very good. I was skeptical about the quality, since the price was so low, but I have no complaints, so far. :)
I took it for a 2 night, solo-backpacking trip into the New Mexico mountains and one night of car-camping. It's relatively easy to set up for one person. It took about 30 minutes to set up solo, after dark with a headlamp (See photo) and a little less to take down and pack up. It would take much less time with 2 people.
I had only light rain to deal with but it protected me well from that. I don't know how well it would hold up in heavier rain, but I suspect, well. It seams well sealed. The rain fly comes down low and that's good to protect from heavy rain. I LIKE the included footprint ground tarp. That's a nice touch and it kept the bottom of the tent clean and dry and made packing up the tent that much easier.
I also like the two small, rain-protected vents at the top of the rain fly to reduce humidity and condensation. That's another nice touch There was still some condensation but that goes with the territory in humid conditions. That's why you have a rain-fly, to keep the condensation out of the inner tent.
The netting in the tent did an excellent job of keeping the mosquitos at bay. I unfortunately camped in a heavily mosquito infested area while backpacking, so that there were clouds of mosquitos everywhere. Once I had the doors zipped closed, no more could make it in. Good job there.
It has pretty good headroom, an overhead hook to hold a lamp, two nice pouches on either side for two campers, tie-up cords for the doors and rainfly when you want them open, plenty of stakes and Velcro attachments to hold things down in the wind. The vestibules on either side were convenient for stashing a few items outside of the main tent but still out of the rain and out of view.
It's a lightweight 3-season tent, so the top of the inner tent is mesh, so it's a little chilly in colder weather. It got down to the upper 30's in the mountains, so I was a bit chilly, but that's not the tent's fault. Not as warm as a fully enclosed tent, but that's normal for a 3-season tent.
And it was much lighter than my old unit from the 70's. :)
Again, no real complaints at this point. I was pleasantly surprised by the performance and features. I hope it continues to hold up as one of the other reviewers has indicated.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of
Almost the Perfect TenI have had 2 of these tents. They have taken me and by boys on many a nights backpacking and Boy Scout overnight campings. We have backpacked the Hoh River Trail, Philmont (2x), and in the Grand Tetons along with all of the practice hikes. Each of us get a door, a vestibule and part of the storage attic. It's easy to set-up and pack. Some condensation is the only negative, but that's not enough of a problem to count against this tent.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 4 out of
Like itBare in mind that this is my first time using and buying a camping tent. I selected this one in particular because I felt it would be easy to pack up and return going by its packaging.
- I am a slim 5'8" female and there was ample space for myself and a sleeping bag
- There is only space for 2 slim persons of my height or less, otherwise it will be very uncomfortable
- The rainfly provides space to store and hide items that can be left outside of the inner tent
- The inner tent has two entries/exits
- Setup was not complicated at all
- Does a good job of keeping the bugs out
- Ample ventilation with the rainfly (although it was a windy night)
- Inner tent only requires 2 tent poles
- The inner tent doesn't provide the kind of space I want for 2 persons.
- Cannot fit an airbed of any size in there
- The inner tent by itself does not provide much privacy. Lots of mesh panels
- Rainfly and inner tent requires the use of several anchors
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of
Everything in one packageI looked at several backpacking tents from several different companies and I picked this one. I could have picked one that was lighter but would have spent at least double the price. I am over 6ft tall and myself and all my gear fit inside with more room. Those lighter and more expensive tents sometimes dont come with a footprint.
So I see the product spec says 4.8 pounds. Is that the "shipping weight" including box, paperwork etc or the actual backpacking weight of the tent?
Asked by: mike
Is the part that folds back similar to say a skylight window?
Asked by: Windsor1989
The Magellan Outdoors Kings Peak 2 Person Backpacking Tent features a fully seamed rainfly that can be rolled up for visibility and breathability and quickly zipped in the event of rainy weather.