MSR Zoic 2 Person Tent Grey

MSR Zoic 2 Person Tent Grey

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MSR's Zoic 2 is an ultra breathable, lightweight and spacious 2 man tent for backpacking, travelling and general camping. Thanks to its full-mesh inner and varied selection of ventilation options, the Zoic is perfect for warm weather.

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What is the Zoic 2?

The Zoic 2 is an ultra breathable, lightweight and surprisingly spacious 2 man tent for backpacking, travelling and general camping. Thanks to its multitude of ventilation options and full-mesh inner, the Zoic is ideal for warmer climates. 

What is it made from?

The fly of the tent is made from a durable yet lightweight 40D ripstop nylon, while the floor is made from an even tougher 70D taffeta nylon. Both of these fabrics feature MSR's brand new Xtreme Shield coating; this coating does the same job as previous coatings (provides waterproof protection), but is 3 times more durable and long lasting. As well as featuring a long lifespan and a durable construction, these fabrics pack down to a miniscule size and weigh very little. The inner of the Zoic is made entirely from micromesh, meaning a more breathable night sleep compared with alternatives which use polyester. 

What is the construction?

MSR have designed the Zoic 2 as an inner pitch first tent; it uses a unified pole system (all the sections are joined together) to make pitching fast and simple thanks to the colour coded poles and attachment points. Once the tent is pitched you get a fantastically spacious inner tent with a non-tapered groundsheet that provides ample room for two persons; the near vertical side wall and large ceiling area really help to create a light and airy atmosphere within the tent. Once the inner is pitched simply throw over the flysheet and secure with pegs and guy lines. Two doors allow both users to escape without waking the other up, while the full-mesh inner allows air to pass freely, decreasing condensation build up. 

What are the features?

One interesting ventilation option of the Zoic includes the ability to roll the one half of the flysheet back, meaning one half is sheltered and the other ventilated. Obviously this isn't particularly useful when it's raining, but on windy yet warm nights, the flysheet can be pitched into the wind and the open half can be left to circulate air. Other features include two built-in gear lofts to store... gear and two vestibules to store extra kit such as rucksacks and muddy boots.


Breathable, easy to pitch, spacious and roomy, the Zoic is ideal for those who are frequently camping during warmer weather. Even when colder temperatures come back around, this versatile tent will cope brilliantly and will provide reliable protection for years to come.

  • Footprint: MSR Universal Footprint 2 Large
  • Two vestibules
  • Two doors
  • Full mesh inner
  • Spacious interior
  • Flysheet can be rolled back
  • Unified pole system
  • Ripstop nylon flysheet
  • Wide mouth compression stuff sack
  • Xtreme Shield coating


Care & Advice

How to Care for Your Tent

We know that purchasing a tent is a big investment, that’s why we have such a wide range of options to suit different activities, weather conditions and people, allowing you to choose the perfect one for you. Taking care of your brand new tent can be the difference between heading out for an adventure in the mountains, or having to fork out for a hefty repair bill, or even worse, another replacement tent. Below are our best tips to care for your tent.


Before even leaving the shop (or online basket) with your tent, consider a footprint. A footprint is a large water-resistant piece of material which sits underneath your tent to protect it from sharp rocks and wet ground; if this footprint gets damaged, it’s easy to replace and doesn’t cost a fortune; if your tent groundsheet gets damaged, you’ll have to spend at least twice the amount for a repair or replacement.

Don’t Abuse the Poles

The chances are your poles are made from individual aluminium sections connected by elastic; when you come to remove the poles from the tent, don’t pull them out. The best way to remove poles from their sleeve is to place the pole end against your hip and pull the fabric towards you. If you simply attempt to pull the pole out, they’ll disconnect inside, the elastic will stretch and then spring back, potentially trapping the fabric of your tent between the pole sections.

You might also be tempted to flick the poles out so that the elastic snaps them into place in a quickfire fashion. However, this is far from ideal, as if the poles don’t align when they meet, you can easily damage or weaken the end of the pole, leading to future failure which is usually on the wettest and windiest nights!

Collapse Poles From the Centre

When your poles are safely removed from the sleeve, collapse them from the centre to avoid stretching the elastic.

Stuff, Don’t Fold

You were probably told when you were in the Scouts or doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award that the best way to pack your tent away is to neatly fold it into a rectangle, the width of your storage bag, roll it around the poles and pegs and then put it all in the stuffsack. However, whilst very neat and tidy, this method of packing can create permanent creases in the fabric, weaken the waterproofing and eventually split the fabric of your tent. The best solution is to simply stuff the tent fabric into the storage bag, just like you would a sleeping bag, and pack the poles separately. Make sure to leave and end or corner at the top, so that you can easily peg it out if your next campsite is windy. The poles normally have their own stuffsack so they can be packed separately, strapped to the outside of your pack or stored inside, allowing the tent fabric to be compressed for efficient packing.

Store it Dry

Let’s assume you’ve been out with your tent and the weather has been a little on the damp side. You’ve packed your tent away when wet and now you’re back home in the warm and dry with a nice of cup of tea reflecting on your latest adventure. But what about your poor soggy tent? The worst thing you can do is to leave it packed away wet, mildew will grow and eventually rot the tent, rendering it useless. As soon as you’ve finished that cup of tea, wipe off any excess dirt and moisture with a towel, then hang the tent somewhere where it can fully air out; a nice warm spare room or a garage is perfect. Alternatively, when it stops raining, pitch the tent outside in the sunshine to dry off. Let it air for at least 24 hours and once you are sure that it is bone dry it can be packed away for storage. Note - don’t tumble dry or hang the tent over a radiator or other direct heat source.

Don’t Store in the Stuffsack

Like your sleeping bag, it’s best not to store your sleeping bag in its stuffsack unless it has to be compressed for an activity. Leave it in a large duffel bag or supermarket ‘bag for life’ in a cool, well ventilated area so it can breathe.

Avoid Tree Sap

If you’ve ever had sap on your hands, you’ll know how horrible and sticky the stuff is; it’s even harder to remove from your tent flysheet. Pitch away from trees if possible.

Don’t Leave in the Sun

The majority of tents we stock are made from nylon. Nylon is incredibly tough, lightweight and easy to care for, however it will naturally degrade if left out in harsh sunlight for extended periods of time. Try to pitch your tent in the shade or strike the tent (pack it away) during the day. Polyester tents don’t suffer from this quite as badly, but it’s still a good habit to get into.

Leave Sharp Objects Outside

Boots, cooking equipment and other sharp/abrasive objects can all be stored in the vestibule, where there is less chance of it ripping a hole in your fly or groundsheet. You may not want to pop your pet in there, but at least carry a small blanket to avoid their claws damaging your groundsheet.

Technical Information

Weight: 2.19kg

Flysheet: 40D ripstop nylon 1500mm

Floor: 70D taffeta nylon 3000mm Xtreme Shield

Sizing Information

Floor area: 3.07 sq. m

Packed size: 53.13cm

Interior peak height: 100cm

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