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  • EMS Velocity 2 Tent

    Redesigned for 2012, the ultralight Velocity 2 tent sheds a brow pole and adds more storage to save weight and keep you organized.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Vertical walls maximize interior space
    • Mesh canopy allows for airflow to reduce condensation
    • Single-pole hub construction for easy setup
    • Pole system made of DAC Featherlite aluminum
    • Jake's Foot corner pieces create a tighter pitch throughout the tent
    • Ball-cap assembly attaches the fly to the main tent body for greater stability
    • Two doors give each sleeper their own access
    • A large storage vestibule over each door keeps your gear dry
    • Three pockets and gear loft keep gear you need inside the tent well organized
    • The Velocity 2 can be setup with just the poles, fly and footprint for lighter weight
    • Velocity 2 footprint sold separately

  • EMS Velocity 2 Tent

    EMS_Sale Yes
    Length 7 ft. 2 in.
    Width 4 ft. 6 in.
    Primary Use Ultralight
    Floor Area 29 sq. ft.
    Doors 2
    Vestibule Area 18.5 sq. ft.
    Peak Height 38 in.
    Min. Weight 3 lb. 6 oz.
    Max. Weight 3 lb. 12 oz.
    Packed Size 6 x 19 in.
    Freestanding Yes
    # Main Poles 1 hub assembly
    # Fly/Vestibule Poles 0
    Floor Fabric 33D Cordura diamond ripstop
    Floor Coating 1200 mm Silicone PU
    Rainfly Fabric 33D Cordura diamond ripstop
    Rainfly Coating 1200 mm Silicone PU
    Canopy Fabric 33D Cordura diamond ripstop
    Pole Frame Clips
    Pole Material DAC Featherlite aluminum
    Seasons Spring-Fall
    Sleeps 2
    Tent Weight 2.5-4 lb.

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Eastern Mountain SportsEMS Velocity 2 Tent
 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (14)
  • Fly works well (11)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Waterproof (7)

Cons

  • Condensation (4)

Best Uses

  • Backpacking (15)
  • Climbing (4)
  • Backyard (3)
  • Beach (3)
  • Car camping (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (11)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (9), Comfort driven (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Hopefully the redesign in 2012 helped

By NH Rock Climber

from New Hampshire

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Fly Works Well
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poles Bent

Best Uses

  • Backpacking
  • Backyard
  • Climbing
  • Mountaineering

Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Velocity 2 Tent:

Mannnn I LOVED this tent!! Brought it on all of my climbing trips and loved how spacious it was inside, how easy it was to set up / tear down, and how light weight it is.

However, I have the pre-2012 version and it didn't hold up in Bishop, CA. The winds picked up and ended up bending the main pole. Once this happened the structural integrity was gone and each gust seemed to make it even worse. Attached is a photo of the aftermath. It's essentially unusable now. :(

If it wasn't for this failure this would be my go-to 3-season backpacking tent. Now I don't know if I want to give the 2012-remake another chance and am hunting for a replacement.

  • What Is Your Gear Style:
  • Minimalist
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Tent

By Jim Raynor

from Needham, MA

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Fly Works Well
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking
    • Climbing

    Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Velocity 2 Tent:

    Just came back from White Mountains, NH three day solo trip. This tent served me well and was light and spacious for one person. FOOTPRINT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    PERFECT!!!!!

    By GearGuru7

    from NYC

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Fly Works Well
    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking
      • Backyard
      • Beach
      • Car Camping

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Velocity 2 Tent:

      I was in the market for a lightweight 2 person freestanding tent. After researching for a few months I narrowed it down to 2 of the "big" name tent companies. I couldn't settle on either because each of them had some minor drawbacks (rainfly was too short, no vents in rainfly, etc).

      Until I stumbled into EMS and noticed they redesigned the Velocity 2. It covered all the shortcomings that were wrong with the "big" name tents. The velocity 2 is slightly lighter, rainfly is perfect length and although it isnt shown in the picture, the rainfly has a vent on each door.

      Get this tent!!!! Even better get it on Sale like I did!!!

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      keep it simple

      By rob

      from adirondacks

      About Me Professional/Guide

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Fly Works Well
      • Lightweight
      • Sturdy
      • Waterproof
      • Windproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backpacking

        Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Velocity 2 Tent:

        It seems that whoever designed this tent tried to make it different from others just for the sake of making it different. I wonder how the plastic fittings are going to hold up. I would feel a lot better about it if they just used standard fittings that have been proven to work well instead of inventing new ways of connecting poles and clipping in webbing. hopefully I can get some spare parts to carry just in case.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just what I needed!

        By Greyhound Gal

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Environmentalist

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fly Works Well
        • Lightweight
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking

          Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Velocity 2 Tent:

          I was looking for a lightweight tent to use for solo backpacking with my greyhound. I'm glad I went with the Velocity 2. The tent was just roomy enough, easy to set-up while still keeping an eye on my dog, and durable! I foolishly forgot the footprint for the trip and was concerned about the floor subcumbing to a stray rock, stick, or cactus spine, but it held up beautifully!

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Minimalist
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Velocity 2!

          By speg

          from Wv

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fly Works Well
          • Lightweight
          • Waterproof

          Cons

          • Collects Condensation

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking
          • Climbing

          Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Velocity 2 Tent:

          This tent is great! Used it multiple times now and love it. Super easy set up with color coding and single main pole hub. Fairly spacious on the inside even with two and the vestibules are great for gear storage. Went through the first major rain storm last weekend and stayed dry as a bone. I strongly recomend this tent for any packer

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Minimalist
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome tent!

          By Head

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fly Works Well
          • Lightweight
          • Sturdy
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backpacking

            Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Velocity 2 Tent:

            I still haven't used this tent on a backpacking trip, but bought it recently for a trip to the Winds next month. However, I set it up at home, and this thing is pretty slick. It's just as light as advertised. While it may not be quite as light as some of the much more expensive super lightweight tents out there, it it light enough. Plus the other lightweight tents I looked at lacked vestibule space and internal storage. This tent has plenty. Having two doors is a great feature that other comparably light tents lack. And I can't believe how easy it is to set up. A great design. The inside is a little cozy, but will fit two people. I'm 6'0" and my wife is 5'8" and we fit just fine. Plenty of headroom.

            Another great EMS tent! I can't wait to get it out in the wilderness.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Minimalist
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            good tent

            By ballsagna

            from Routt County, CO

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Glowing Zipper Pulls
            • Lightweight
            • Simple

            Cons

            • Collects Condensation
            • Hooks On Fly Doors

            Best Uses

            • Backpacking
            • Backyard
            • Beach
            • Car Camping

            Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Velocity 2 Tent:

            this is a great tent. like many past reviewers it delivers more features than the big brand 2p tents for similar weight and less $$.

            pros:
            Quick and easy to set and strike. ample storage in and out (2 solid vestibules) glow in the dark zipper pulls on both interior doors and fly doors make late night pissers less stressful. optional groundcloth (a must) clips to jakes feet for hassle free set up. make sure to order a spare jakes foot from EMS and zip tie it to the gear loft - just in case. looks mean with the fly on and reflectors on the exterior keep your drunken friends from stumbling over it in the middle of the night (hopefully)

            only problems i have had so far:
            -CONDENSATION. this is semi major and the reason for only 4 stars. I have been using this tent in northern CO where its pretty dry and have yet to have a trip without serious condensation buildup. With both vents open, the fly staked out at head and foot for more circulation and even with a door open this tent gets wet. Granted, I sleep warm and sweat alot during daytime activities so this may be a slight factor but nonetheless she gets wet. luckily an hour or two in the sun and its dry.
            -Door tie back loops. havent used the tent body door loop much. fully unzipping gets the door sufficiently out of the way but the loop is long enough to accommodate the rolled screen door. however, the loops holding the fly door back are too short and in a bad spot. from inside the tent it is hard to reach these loops due to the position of the tent door and the small nylon loop makes securing the fly door difficult. attach a hair elastic and your life will be easier.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Minimalist
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Worth the extra weight

            By JT

            from PA

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Backpacking
            • Car Camping

            Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Velocity 2 Tent:

            Worth the extra weight compared to much smaller Velocity 1.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Minimalist
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Excellent tent for two

            By Old Mountain Goat (OMG)

            from Western Mountain of Maine

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to clean
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fly Works Well
            • Lightweight
            • Quick Setupbeakdown
            • Sturdy
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backpacking
              • Mountaineering
              • Multi-day Hiking
              • Wilderness camping

              Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Velocity 2 Tent:

              Our goal was to minimize weight for extended duration hikes, multiple days in and multiple days to get out. When tired and/or wet, the ability to set up quickly and break down quickly is a blessing. When you get in your tent wet, you bring in a lot of unwanted garbage with you. This tent (once its dry) is easy to clean.
              For back packing, the weight is perfect for what you get. If your minimizing this tent is perfect.

              • What Is Your Gear Style:
              • Minimalist
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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