MSR Zoid 2 Tent Review
A Fast & Light Tent for Backpacking

Do you obsess over every ounce? If so, then read this MSR Zoid 2 tent review & learn why this fast & light tent was an ultralight backpacking tent made for you!

For those mountaineers conscious of every ounce they carry on their backs, the Zoid 2 is an ultra lightweight tent that should be closely considered.

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If you are in the market for a new two-person tent that goes up and down quicker than you ever thought possible, but still won't break your bank, think about the MSR's popular, quick to pitch, 2 person backpacking tent: the Zoid 2.

Unfortunately, the Zoid 2 is no longer produced. But we will keep this review up for historical reference.

MSR has long been considered by us at Camping Tent Reviews to be a top-of-the-line manufacturer of quality products, and this one's certainly no different.

Below, we'll take a closer look at the Zoid 2, giving you the chance to weigh the pros against the cons to see if this might be the best choice for your next tent purchase.

MSR Zoid 2 Camping Tent Review

Here's a peek at some of the Zoid 2, two person Fast & Light tent's best benefits:

  • Quick and easy set up
  • Exceptionally portable
  • Waterproof

For all its good points, however, there are some drawbacks to picking this tent over its competitors. Some of these include:

  • Limited interior room
  • Loud in high winds

The Zoid 2 is a fantastic little tent, capable of going with you wherever you go. You can't do too much better than this guy, though you could certainly do a heck of a lot worse.

In the end, it's up to you to decide which tent is the best fit for you and your needs.

Take your time to scout out all your options--just bear in mind that MSR tents are uniquely wonderful and provide all kinds of benefits that other brands do not.

If you are in the market for a two-person tent, take a good look at this baby. You may just find that it's what you've been looking for all along.

Zoid 2 Tent Specifications

  • Area: 30.3 square feet
  • Height: 3 ft 3 in
  • Floor Size: 8'3" x 4'9"
  • Weight: 4 lbs 1 oz (packaged weight: 4 lbs 10 oz)
  • Pack Size: 18 by 6 inches
  • Number of Windows:
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Sleeps: 2 People
  • Seasons: 3
  • Pole Material: Featherlite Aluminum (DAC)
  • Vestibule Area: 11 sq ft.

MSR Zoid 2 Tent: Advantages

Like most MSR shelters, the Zoid 2 tent is incredibly easy to erect. If you're in a hurry with a storm approaching, rest easy in knowing that you can set this tent up in no time at all.

Also like most other MSR tents, the Zoid 2 is ultra portable.

Weighing just over four pounds, you can carry this tent easily by yourself, or split the weight amongst your fellow campers and never even notice that it's in your pack.

Especially for those campers who like to spend time in the wilderness of the Northwest (or other precipitous climates), the Zoid 2 tent's waterproof status is a gigantic plus.

MSR Zoid 2 Tent: Disadvantages

Even though the tent is long (great for extra tall campers), the vertical room leaves much to be desired. It's hard to move around the interior, especially getting undressed at night and gearing up in the morning.

Several online consumer reviews have mentioned that the MSR Zoid 2 is incredibly loud in high winds. It fights back hard, making a racket that is not just annoying to those sleeping inside, but also for those camping nearby.

MSR Zoid 2 Tent: Consumer Reviews

Consumers like:

  • Lightning Fast Assembly
  • Lightweight
  • Stays Dry
Consumers don't like:

  • Cramped Quarters
  • Loud in Wind


The MSR Zoid 2 tent is a great shelter for those who like to keep their packs light but still want a durable tent that will keep them dry in rough weather.

There are a few drawbacks (including its wind fighting abilities and lack of vertical space on the inside), but these shouldn't keep you from checking out this superb model from a superb brand further.

Learn More About the Zoid 2 Tent

  • usually has it in stock (Note- USED to have it in stock. The MSR Zoid 2 was last produced in 2007

  • Like Backcountry, doesn't carry it anymore--but they do have a fantastic selection of 2 person backpacking tents

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