Shield 2

Three+ season, free standing, mountaineering shelters

The Shield 2 is a lightweight, four-season mountaineering tent with single-wall design meant to be taken to the highest points, lowest canyons, and every climate in between. The Accessory Vestibule (sold separately) adds protected gear storage and a covered entry.
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DAC Tent Poles

DAC's new Green Anodizing™ process is incorporated in all our tent poles and J Stakes. It’s safer for the environment and significantly reduces waste water by recycling water throughout the manufacturing process.

Specs + Sizing

Trail Weight3lb 12oz / 1.70kg
Packed Weight4lb 5oz / 1.97kg
Fast Fly Weight na
Packed Size5" x 17.5" / 13 x 44cm
Floor Area28 sq ft / 2.6 m²
Head Height40" / 102cm
Vestibule Area na / na
Footprint Weight6oz / 170g
Number of Seasons4
Number of Doors1


Single door

Door features two windows. One weather viewing widow 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 

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

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

Reflective guylines and webbing on tent corners

4 interior mesh pockets & 8 lightweight DAC J-stakes

DAC J-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

Footprint - sold separately

Fast Fly setup NOT available

Fits Wall Gear Loft - sold separately

*Trail Weight vs *Packed Weight: 

Unless otherwise noted, all published weights in our catalog and website are “trail weights”; the weight of the tent components necessary for setup and function. Packed weight is the weight with everything included with purchase.

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 10000mm waterproof rating at minimal weight

Fabric breathability (MVTR): 30000 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

Here’s what other people think.

What’s in a Name?

Originally called Black Mountain by government soldiers in 1875, this Moffat County peak was renamed Shield Mountain by local residents in 1931 when a large landslide on the south side of the mountain settled into a shape resembling a shield. We like to think that Shield Mountain just sounded like a cooler name so kudos to the locals.