For Sale: new GoLite Shangri La 2 tent — a lightweight, versatile & winter-worthy shelter

The Shangri La 2 after a 6-inch overnight storm in Rocky Mountain National Park

After a 6-inch overnight storm in Rocky Mountain National Park

For sale: GoLite Shangri La 2 Tents

  • Condition: Brand new, with tags, never even been unrolled
  • Cost: $135 each, CONUS shipping included
  • Quantity: 2 available sold out (as of 7:30 MDT)

Product specs

  • Sleeps: 2 people, plus gear or dog (45 square feet of floor space)
  • Color: Evergreen
  • Includes: tarp, nest, and stakes (6)
  • Weight: 24 oz (tarp) + 24 oz (nest) + 3 oz (stakes) = 51 oz, or 3 lbs 3 oz
  • More specs: visit the product page at GoLite.com, where it’s currently out of stock (and $25 more)

I acquired these tents in summer 2012, adding to a few I already owned, thinking I would loan them out on my guided trips. Shortly thereafter I acquired a few other 2-person shelters that offset the need for these.  As part of a larger garage cleaning, I’d like to find them a new home.

The Shangri La 2 is an excellent 2-person shelter, or a palace for one. I have a “moderate” amount of experience with it, using it on personal and guided 3-season trips in Alaska, Iceland, and throughout the Lower 48.  I have also used it for winter trips in Colorado. It sets up easily and quickly with two trekking poles. The pitch is very taught. The interior space is generous. Its fabrics are more durable than comparable models from the cottage industry (unless you have the money to spend on Cuben). Its seams are taped, so you can avoid the messy process of sealing them with glue. And its two components — the rain fly and nest — are separable, so if you don’t need protection from precip or bugs, you can leave that component at home, or just not pitch it one evening.

More pictures

Hayes Range, Alaska

On this September trip in Alaska, we only took the tarp, as we didn’t have any bug pressure. The pyramid-style design is incredibly storm-worthy for its weight, but I still like to find somewhat protected camps to ensure a night of quality sleep.

If there's no or little chance of precip, but you still want bug protection, you have the option of only pitching the Nest.

If there’s no or little chance of precip, but you still want bug protection, you have the option of only pitching the Nest.

If it's worthy for 3-season and winter trips in Colorado and Alaska, it's probably worthy for your trips too.

If it’s worthy for 3-season and winter trips in Colorado and Alaska, it’s probably worthy for your trips too. And, at $125 with shipping, it’s an unbeatable deal.

3 Responses to For Sale: new GoLite Shangri La 2 tent — a lightweight, versatile & winter-worthy shelter

  1. Randy McDowell July 11, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    I’m sure it was the “nest only” photo that made the sale for you!

  2. Brooks Clay August 16, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    I just found this listing searching for some reviews on the GL SL2… are either of your tents still for sale? Interested in one if they are.

    Cheers,
    Brooks

    • Andrew Skurka August 16, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

      Sorry, none left.

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