Rainbow by Tarptent

$ 289


Ships in 1-2 business days | Based in  Nevada City, CA | Est. 2002

The patented Rainbow is the solo version of Tarptent's most popular shelter, the Double Rainbow, and includes the same special features. Tarptent has not encountered a solo shelter with more useable space on the market! It's a 1-person shelter.

An exceptional balance of strength, spaciousness, and value, the Rainbow is ideal for people who want a light tent with a large living space. The Rainbow is easy to setup, can be converted to freestanding with trekking poles, and can fit two standard width sleeping pads. 


  • Made with 30D double ripstop 100% silicone coated nylon 66 rated to over 3,000mm hydrostatic head for excellent strength and durability
  • Premium materials and components: USA made Easton® arch poles and stakes, YKK zippers, Spectra® cording
  • Fits wide sleeping pads up to 25" wide each
  • Large and adjustable high and low venting options help minimize condensation while providing storm protection when needed
  • Easy and fast 6 stake pitch, can be pitched in under 2 minutes
  • Can be made freestanding with the use of two trekking poles*
  • Catenary cut curves for taught stable pitching
  • Pitches fly first to keep the interior dry when setting up or taking down in the rain
  • Integrated interior pocket and clips for gear organization and storage
  • Low fly edge blocks wind and rain splash
  • “Porch mode” provides a large covered space in front of doors, perfect for cooking or staying out of the sun/rain

*Please note that the Rainbow requires at least 51" | 130cm (best with 53" | 135cm) trekking poles to become free-standing. Trekking poles are only required for free standing, not required for general use. 


  • Six 6” aluminum stakes 
  • Tent stake bag
  • Silnylon stuff sack

    ***Discounts are not available on Tarptent products.



    • Capacity: 1+
    • Floor dimensions: 88"L x 40"W
    • Interior peak height: 42"
    • Packed size: 18" x 4"
    • Pole setup (unnecessary but optional for freestanding): 2 poles (not included), 130+ cm (135cm ideal)

    Weight: 32.35oz | 918g (with carbon arch pole, stakes, guyline, and bags)

    • Rainbow body, corded: 24.9oz | 706g
    • Carbon fiber arch pole (Easton 3.9): 4.4oz | 125g
    • Carbon fiber cross strut (Easton 3.9): 0.65oz | 18g
    • Stuff sack: 0.6oz | 19g
    • Six 6" stakes & bag: 1.8oz | 51g


    • Fly fabric: 30D double ripstop 100% silicone coated nylon 66 rated to over 5,000mm hydrostatic head
    • Floor fabric: 30D double ripstop 100% silicone coated nylon 66 rated to over 3,000mm hydrostatic head
    • Zippers: YKK #3 Aquaguard waterproof
    • Mesh: 15D nylon no-see-um mesh
    • Guyline/Cording: 2.5mm reflective sheath with Spectra® core and integrated LineLoc’s
    • Arch Poles & Folding Cross Strut: Easton® carbon fiber (7mm), made in USA
    • Stakes: six 6" Easton® Nano aluminum stakes, made in USA

    Made in China

    2019 Rainbow Flyby from Tarptent on Vimeo.

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