How can you sleep protected and warm without packing in a large and heavy tent?
The answer comes down to 3 things: design, components and manufacturing.
Here at Outdoor Vitals we work extremely hard to meet all three of these criteria. We designed the Dominion free standing tents in the rugged backcountry of Southern Utah, field testing it on 12,000+ foot peaks all the way to slot canyons and desert floors. From there, we sourced DAC featherlite poles, quality milled ripstop fabrics, and YKK zippers to put together premium components for exceptional performance. Last we flew around the world and met with quality manufacturers to ensure our gear was being made in quality and ethical manufacturing facilities!
The end result is a premium ultralight backpacking tent that will cut weight out of your pack, keep you protected and not break the bank account!
The Dominion tent is modular, which means you can take the full tent on your trips, or you can use it in fast and light mode (just the footprint, poles, rainfly, and stakes!). This allows you to control the weight of your pack better and use the tent exactly how you need to!
Packed Weight: 4 lbs (includes tent body, rainfly, poles, 8 stakes, guylines and carry sack)
Ultralight Mode: 2 lbs 12 oz (rainfly, poles, footprint)
Fly: 1 lb 4 oz
Tent Body: 1 lb 7.5 oz
Foot Print: 7 oz
Poles: 16.3 oz
8 Stakes: 3.3 oz
Guy Lines: 1 oz
Tapered design gives you more room near the head and less at feet for more usability and weight reduction!
The wide crossbar allows good movement inside a tent without pumping tent sides constantly
High peak height for increased comfort
Modular system allows you to use traditional or in Ultralight Mode (rainfly, poles, and footprint)
Three seasons ventilated double wall construction
Freestanding DAC Featherlite aluminum pole design
2 Large vestibules
4 mesh storage pockets
Tie outs and guy outs on all sides for harsh wind conditions
Ultralight & long lasting silicon waterproofing
Factory taped seams
Double vents and lots of mesh for maximum breathability
Easy storage compression bag
- Tent Mesh: 15 Denier
- Bathtub Floor: 30D Ripstop Nylon Siliconized outside with PU coating on inside 3000mm waterproofing
- Poles: DAC Featherlite 9mm Aluminum Poles (comes with pole splicer in case of a pole break!)
- Rainfly: 15D Ripstop Nylon Siliconized outside with PU coating on inside 1200mm waterproofing
- Peak Height: 38"
- Floor Dimensions: 85"L x 52" Head Width x 47" Foot Width
- Vestibules: 30" from tent body
- Zipper: YKK zippers
- Pack Size 6" x 6" x 22"
- Gender: Unisex
- Warranty: Outdoor Vitals Performance Promise
I got the original 2 1/2 person tent when it first came out. I have used this tent since then, every year, on multiple trips per year. The Harshest one being our annual 65-mile canoe trip down the Current River in Missouri. Lots of rock bars. This tent has held up unbelievable well. Its spacious and roomy for 1-Person but easily sleeps 2 when my goes with us. Just a great little tent. The center height could be a smidge higher but that would be my only gripe. Even then, it’s not terrible. Just a little short if you want to use a cot with legs. 🤷♂️ Sorry, but as i get older, sleeping on the ground sucks. Lol! Always used with the footprint on the gravel / Rock bars. No leaks yet and no holes in the floor.
I bought this tent for my horse trip to Mongolia. The weight is very limited so I was hoping for a more light weight and smaller tent. Maybe my fault... but it is still not a very easy tent to put up specially in a hard core camping were you have to put tent up and down fast. The stakes are also weird.
It is very spacious inside and I wasnt cold, also great for rain; it dries very quickly.
I have the single tent and love it so much I bought the double for the trips my wife goes with me. I've used it on my trips to Colorado and the setup and take down is awesome. In less than five minutes I have everything setup and have everything in my tent. I love the rain fly/vestibule because it gives me a place to boots and other gear without them being in the tent, yet everything is within reach. As I get older weight and space have become more important to me. I put the tent in a bag and strap the poles to the outside of my pack. I love that the bottom is like a tub. Even in the wettest conditions I have been able to stay dry. I've used a lot of different tents over the years, this is by far my favorite tent.
First off, used to be a huge fan of OV and Tyson.
I ordered this tent end of season last year and it arrived at my door at $412.00CDN. The import charge was unexpected but then I realized that this tent is actually made in China unlike other cottage manufacturers so I own that.
I took it out on my first trip to an area I am very familiar with and pitched it for the first time, imagine my surprise to find a square hole in the fly, not huge but definitely big enough to let the sunshine through.
The tent itself is a great tent, I am very impressed with it but there were problems with it:
- Hole in fly which I repaired with tenacious tape
- No-see-um mesh was stretched in several spots and not able to get it square again
- Could not get a taut pitch no matter what I did, seemed to be cut weird and the sides and door sagged..
As stated, I reached out to Tyson and team on the Monday of my return and the response was extremely prompt. I submitted the request with clear pictures showing the defect and was told they would send me a repair kit. After the initial anger was over, I just didn’t bother responding! I initially asked for them to replace the fly, but a repair kit was all they offered and that has completely soured my opinion of OV.
Just my $0.02 from a former customer, I hate leaving negative reviews but perhaps this will move them towards fixing their policies on how they deal with defective new equipment.
Took the tent out for the 1st time this past weekend camping along the Chattooga River and it proved to be all that and a bag of chips! Easy set up, plenty of room for me, my gear and pup. The storage pouches were very handy. Kept us dry during a light rain. Anticipate many years of service from this tent. **One note - took me a minute to figure out how to attach the fly grommets to pole ends.**