REI Co-op Groundbreaker 2 Tent

REI Co-op Groundbreaker 2 Tent


We bought this tent for our daughter who is a student at Texas A&M, and who has a penchant to get outdoors just like her dad. It’s been a great tent for her car camping trips, but with how light and easy it is to setup it can totally be used for backpacking too. This tent is the sweet spot in pricing, weight and size.  It is quite roomy for two people – I think with minimalist pads, skinny people and being a bit close it might barely fit three.  It will definitely fit two full pads completely and the packs go at your feet. The fly works – it covers the roof and extends over the windows. Tighten the straps down on tent after getting it up so that the fly is tighter and not too loose and floppy.


  •  Simple, freestanding dome architecture with equal length poles and pole clips is easy to set up and familiar to campers.
  •  Large D-shaped door makes it easy to come and go.
  •  Small awning on the fly protects the door from rain.
  •  Back wall has a zip-open screen windows for views and ventilation.
  •  Mesh roof panels provide ventilation and sky views.
  •  Integrated door vent reduces weight and bulk.
  •  Oblique ridge pole improves entry and exit by positioning the peak at the sweet spot of the door.
  •  Internal mesh pockets and gear loops help organize essentials and keep them close.
  •  Strong fiberglass poles.
  •  Includes rainfly, stuff sack, 4 stakes and 2 guylines with tighteners.
  •  Footprint not included.

Technical Specs

Best Use




Sleeping Capacity


Packaged Weight

4 lbs. 13 oz.

Packed Size

7.5 x 22 inches

Floor Dimensions

88 x 52 inches

Floor Area

31.8 square feet

Peak Height

40 inches

Number of Doors

1 door

Number of Poles


Pole Material


Canopy Fabric


Floor Fabric


Rainfly Fabric


Design Type