Outdoor Vitals

Fortius 2p Trekking Pole Backpacking Tent

Fortius: the name is reminiscent of "refuge" & "stronghold."  The Fortius Trekking Pole Tent is your ultimate refuge in the wild for intense adventures. Designed to surpass the limitations of traditional trekking pole tents, the Fortius is engineered to withstand the harshest conditions, from violent winds to pouring rain and lightning storms. Here's why it's the perfect companion for your rugged backcountry excursions:

  • Storm-Worthy Design: Unlike other ultralight trekking pole tents, the Fortius is truly storm-worthy. With multiple "storm points" and extra-long detachable stake lines, you have the flexibility to reinforce your shelter against the elements and pitch it in any direction, providing unparalleled protection in extreme environments.
  • Durable Nylon Construction: Crafted from durable nylon, the Fortius offers superior strength over a similar weight polyester. Our field testing has proven that minor sagging issues commonly associated with nylon can be easily resolved by retensioning the tent after initial setup, ensuring optimal performance throughout your adventure.
  • Spacious and Comfortable: Enjoy ample livable space with large protective vestibules by both doors to keep your gear sheltered and secure. Sit up fully and rest comfortably without feeling claustrophobic, thanks to the Fortius' thoughtful design that prioritizes usable space and comfort.
  • Versatile Performance: With a non-tapered bathtub floor, the Fortius can be pitched in any direction without worrying about which end you can lay your head in. The detachable storm points allow you to reinforce against wind & weather in any direction - giving you peace of mind & a better night's sleep.

Experience the full backcountry experience with the Fortius Trekking Pole Tent. With its lightweight design and durability, it's your stronghold against the elements, ensuring you stay sheltered and safe without having to sacrifice pack weight.

Total Weight (w/ all cords, 8 stakes, stuff sack):  2 lbs 2.5 oz (978.1 g)


Seam taped floor and fly

2 door

6 storm points, 2 end panel guylines, 2.5 mm cord.

2 quick-detach guylines, 2.5 mm cord.

2 interior hanging loops

Corners stake out lines use Lineloc 3 tensioners, 2.5 mm cord.  Additional lower lines included.

Catenary cut fly


  • Floor Length: 224 cm / 88 in.
  • Floor Width: 122 cm / 48 in. (DOES fit two 25 in. wide pads)
  • Vestibule / Door Width: 90 cm / 35 in.
  • Peak Height: 118 cm / 46 in.
  • Max Exterior Width (door to door): 302 cm / 119 in.
  • Total Exterior Length: 272 cm / 107 in. 
  • Fabric:  floor & fly - 15 D sil / PU micro-ripstop nylon, 1,500 mm HH
  • Fabric:  front and rear wall - mesh - 10D no-see-um nylon mesh
  • YKK # 3 zippers - interior door
  • YKK # 5 zippers - exterior door
  • Stuff Sack Size (Uncompressed): 13 in. x 7 in.
  • Compressed Size: 5.5 in. x 7 in.
  • Warranty: Outdoor Vitals Performance Promise



Watch video instructions  on how to set up your Fortius Trekking Pole Tent below:

Fortius Features

Designing The Fortius

Fortius Testing

Fortius Q&A

Fortius Trekking Pole Tent

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Customer Reviews

Based on 44 reviews
Linda Dallas
Got for my Son and he LOVES it!

The Fortius 2p tent was a gift to my son who has caught the backpacking bug. He absolutely loves this tent, says it is very easy to set up, roomy, lightweight and can’t think of anything he doesn’t like about it. Thanks for a great and reasonable product.

Warren Davidson
Easy Setup

After taking my Fortius out of the packaging, I headed out to the yard for initial setup. From rolling it out until I was able to crawl in took eight minutes. First impressions was this is a palace. I moved up from an ultralight 1 person at no increase in weight. I look forward to getting out on the trail, especially during the 100 mile Challenge.


Bigger than I thought it would be. Lots of room. Can wait to use it this year.


Awesome tent love it Outdoor Vitals keep up the good work

Rocky Owenby
Fortius 2p

I bought the Fortius 2p a couple weeks ago and love it. Getting ready to use it this weekend. It's easy to pitch and the quality is perfect. Love all my OV products.