Yodo Lightweight 2 Person Camping Tent

Yodo Two Person Lightweight Hiking Tent Review

7.3

Size and Comfort

8.0/10

Weather Proof

6.0/10

Weight

8.0/10

Ease of Set Up

8.0/10

Dismantling

8.0/10

Features

7.0/10

Durability & Quality

6.0/10

Pros

  • Comes with bright orange ropes that can be easily seen
  • Easy to setup
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Low budget price tag

Cons

  • Not designed for heavy rain or cold conditions
  • The tents fabrics are soft and thin

Weight is going to be a big factor in camping, for solo hikers, especially those who have to carry all their own gear. At 3 pounds, Yodo has released one of the best lightweight hiking tent in ages. Priced at under $30, this tent is an absolute steal. It’s lightweight, easy to set up and is well suited for two person camping. It’s far from durable and won’t hold up in heavy rain but if all you need is a simple tent for a special occasion then you’ll appreciate this one.

Size and comfort

Weight: 3.1 pounds
Color: Green/Blue/Red
Center Height: 43 inches
Base Size: 78 x 55 inches

Measuring 78 x 55 inches, the Yodo is a small sized tent that is perfect for one person. Two people will feel very cramped in this, especially with their gear but it serves great as a children’s tent. Comfort wise it’s what you’d expect from a budget tent, not great but not bad either. It’s really only suited for good weather and will run into trouble in heavy rainstorms. If you just need a simple and inexpensive tent for infrequent use in good conditions it’s perfect.

Weight

Its weight is its biggest selling point. At only three pounds this is a lightweight tent which makes it great for hiking. It’s rare to find such a light tent for this price range so if weight is an important factor for you this tent is one of the best lightweight hiking tents you can find.

Ease of Setup

Setup is incredibly easy and takes less than five minutes. Two durable fiberglass poles hold it up and the instructions come with easy to follow photos of setup so that anyone can follow it.

Lightweight Hiking Tent    

Dismantling

Taking it apart is just as easy and only takes another five minutes. When disassembled it packs up safely in the included carry bag for easy transportation.

Durability and Quality

For durability and quality, this is where the tent has the most downsides. It’s not built for heavy usage or rough weather conditions. Many customers had problems with leakage in moderate rainstorms. The flysheet comes with UV coating which will protect it against light rainfall but don’t expect it to last in bad conditions. This makes the tent only suited for summer camping but if you include a tarp and choose your camping location carefully there’s no reason you can’t get more out of it.

Camping Situations for Best Use

As stated, the quality of this tent makes it only suited for summer usage. In cold and wet conditions, you’ll find it wanting. If you’re not a regular camper and just need a lightweight hiking tent at a good price for limited use then it makes more sense to go with this then throwing money at a tent you don’t plan on using often. The fully zipped screen door keeps all bugs out while still providing good ventilation. For dry summer weather, it’s more than adequate.

Customer Experiences

Reviews have been a little mixed. People love its lightweight and low price tag but its low quality has led to some unsatisfying experiences. It all comes down to how you plan on using it. Are you a frequent camper who needs something that can hold up against tough conditions? Your probably better off with something else, like the ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 2-person tent.

However, if all you need is something for infrequent camping in good weather conditions or just a play tent for children, then you’ll get exactly what you need with the Yodo 2-person tent and without breaking the bank. Customers that bought it for a child’s camping trip or their own short summer trip were more than happy with it, citing its lightweight, ease of setup and low price tag.

         

Manufacturer

Founded in 1996, Yodo Group sources equipment for all outdoor needs. This includes tents, picnic blankets, cooler bags. Lunch bags, and kids bags. For most of their existence, they have focused on products for mothers and children, such as diaper bags, school bags, and lunch bags. They’ve now begun moving into outdoor equipment with the Yodo 2-person tent as their first product in the series.

Accessories to Consider

You can overcome the poor rain resistance of the Yodo with a few other accessories. While none of these are full proof they will help you maintain your tent for longer and ensure a more comfortable trip.

Terra Hiker Camping Tarp

 Terra Hiker Camping Tarp          Terra Hiker Camping Tarp 2

A good tarp not only protects against water seepage and damage but also keeps your tent clean so there’s less to do when you get home. The Terra Hiker Camping Tarp will go a long way towards protecting your tent. This is a multi-purpose tarp that can also be used as a picnic mat. It’s fully waterproof, light to carry and folds up easily when not in use. Three different sizes are available, for your needs, the 59 x 86 will do just fine.

Yodo Single Nylon Hammock

Yodo Single Nylon Hammock           Yodo Single Nylon Hammock 2

Make your camping trip a little more comfortable with the Yodo Single Nylon Hammock. It weighs a mere 1.6 pounds and folds up into a tiny carry bag that can be taken with you everywhere you go. All you’ll need is two trees and you can be relaxing in the shade after a day’s hiking. It comes in six different colors and even has a carabiner for storing a water bottle. It can also serve as a pillow when packed.

Yodo 2 Pack Portable LED Camping Lantern 

 Yodo 2 Pack Portable LED Camping Lantern             Yodo 2 Pack Portable LED Camping Lantern 2

The Yodo tent comes with a strap on the top which is perfect for hanging a lantern. The Yodo 2 Pack Portable LED Camping Lantern is made from military grade material and is built for maximum brightness. A great addition to camping or as a backup light during a power outage at home. Customer reviews have been very positive of this lantern, stressing its high brightness, reliability and low power consumption.

Features

  • Made of double polyester material with PU coating
  • Large mesh side windows provide ventilation and star gazing
  • Easy entry front door with two-way zippered mesh window
  • Lightweight and easy to carry storage bag
  • Comes with two fiberglass poles and four metal stakes

Pros

  • Comes with bright orange ropes that can be easily seen
  • Easy to setup
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Low budget price tag

Cons

  • Not designed for heavy rain or cold conditions
  • The tents fabrics are soft and thin

Conclusion

Yodo has succeeded in creating a very lightweight hiking tent and are marketing it at a very low price. No doubt there are better quality tents but unless you’ve got a lot of money to spend you won’t find one this lightweight. In judging the Yodo two-person tent it’s important to understand what it’s not. This is not a tent made for rough conditions and the customer reviews bear this out. Yet for the price tag and low weight, it will still appeal to those who only camp during the summer months and infrequently at that. If you’re on a tight budget and need something lightweight for the summer then the Yodo is right for you.

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