This is the most popular workhorse in the MK series. Integral founder and climber Brian Gross designed and built this tent for the 1986 American K2 Expedition. Using his HP calculator and skills as an engineer, Brian had specialized in designing functional structures that could withstand extreme winds. Since those early days MK 1 XL tents have proven themselves on countless mountaineering expeditions throughout the world. The MK 1 XL is longer and lower than the MK 1. THe maximum internal height is 39 inches which means that the tent presents a lower profile in the wind. At 86 inches long there is just sufficient floor space for two people up to 6 feet 3 inches tall. The MK 1 XL comes standard with several features for extended mountain trips:Tunnel vents high on each side wall for through flow ventilation. Tie points 1/3 the way up each pole seam. Full sized 40 inch high door, weather protected at top by a wire stiffener eyebrow peak for ventilation. No-see-um mesh screen integrated to the outside of the door. Vestibule zipper pre-installed on tent.
- Vestible included
This tent is not fire retardant. Don't set your tent on fire. Fire bad.
- Additional Information
Shelter Type Freestanding Tent, Single Wall Tent Capacity 2 person Season 3 season, 4 season Doors 1 Door Floor Area 28 ft2 / 2.6 m2 Vestibule Area 7 ft2 / 0.65 m2 Floor Dimensions 7 ft 4 in X 3 ft 10 in / 2.2 m X 1.2 m Peak Height 39 in / 99.1 cm Number of Poles 2 Pole Material Aluminum Packaged Weight 4 lbs 12 oz / 2.2 kg Packed Size 20 in X 6 in / 50.8 cm X 15.2 cm