Macpac Minaret Hiking Tent — Two Person


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Macpac Minaret Hiking Tent — Two Person

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Why we made this
One of our most versatile tents, this Macpac classic is a three-season, two-person hiking tent that maximises aerodynamic stability in strong winds with a Multi-Pitch™ tunnel tent design.
  • Product Description
    Constructed with a two-pole tunnel design, the three-season Minaret is one of our classic transalpine hiking tents. Engineered for maximum durability and aerodynamic stability in high winds, the Minaret comfortably sleeps two people. The Multi-Pitch™ system offers ultimate versatility, allowing you to pitch the fly and inner together or separately. In addition, the Minaret’s design also allows you to pitch the fly and inner at the same time while connected — an advantage in wet weather. The waterproof UV30™ SI fly is made from a silicone-coated nylon fabric known for its strength, water resistance and UV protection. It has a 3,000 mm hydrostatic head. Please note, this fly needs to be manually seam sealed with the provided SilNet™ seam sealer. A Torrentwear™ XP tub floor design is both waterproof and durable, keeping the water out and removing the need for a separate footprint. Two DAC Featherlite NSL poles are included — these poles are developed through DAC's 'green anodizing' process which helps to minimise toxic chemicals in the production process, which is better for workers and the environment. A large vestibule provides sheltered gear storage and features a retractable floor for cooking, while the double door, internal mesh and vent system improves airflow in warmer climates. Designed for use above and below the snowline, the Minaret is warmer (and slightly heavier) than the Duolight. If you’re looking for a four season tunnel tent, try the Olympus Alpine Tent.
  • Design features
    Two person transalpine hiking tent with two-pole Multi-Pitch™ design
    Waterproof UV30™ SI fly has a 3,000 mm hydrostatic head — please note, is fly needs to be manually seam sealed with SilNet™ seam sealer (provided)
    Torrentwear™ XP floor is waterproof with a 10,000 mm hydrostatic head
    Waterproof 'tub floor' design to eliminate need for separate footprint
    DAC Featherlite NSL poles for strength and stability — green anodised to help minimise toxic chemicals in production process
    Spacious single vestibule with retractable floor for cooking and gear storage
    Internal mesh and double-door system for improved airflow
    Internal mesh pockets for organised living
  • Product Specifications
    Outer FabricUV30™ SI 100% Nylon Ripstop, 30D with Silicone coating — needs to be manually seam sealed with SilNet™ seam sealer (provided)
    Tent Inner Fabric100% Nylon Ripstop (40D)
    Outer Fabric Hydrostatic Head (mm)3000
    Floor FabricTorrentwear™ XP 100% Nylon (70D/210T with PU coating) — 10,000 mm Hydrostatic Head
    Floor Area (m2)2.35
    Pole TypeDAC Featherlite NSL 9.6 mm
    Pole Count2
    Pitching SystemMulti-Pitch™  
    Vestibule Size (m2)0.57
    Dimensions HxWxD (cm)43 x 14 (cm) — packed size
    Weight (g)2400 (Max), 2100 (Min)
  • Care
    Always dry tent components before storing
    When required, clean your tent with pure, non-detergent soap or Nikwax® Tech Wash® and a soft-bristled brush or sponge
    Do not machine wash
    Rinse well and dry in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight
    After washing, we recommend that you reproof the fly with Nikwax® Tent & Gear SolarProof®
    UV damage — do not leave tent pitched in direct sunlight for longer than necessary
    Hot surfaces — do not pitch tent on hot surfaces as can cause blistering of fabric
    Repairs — fabric patches and a pole repair sleeve are included for temporary repair
    Contact Macpac Repairs Department for permanent repair — see ‘Warranty & Repairs’ link under the Help section for more information

4.5 / 5.0
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Macpac Minaret
Just bought the new minaret tent. Great features such as vents, pockets, and zips, etc. The best tunnel tent on the market when it comes to ventilation and room on the inside to sit up, even better if just a single person. Very easy to erect and set up, the only downside is that the flysheet has seemed to get thinner and thinner over the years and is possible not as robust as the older models. I would recommend to buy the Nikwax tent solar proof and give it a good spray to ensure waterproofness. Much more robust than the MSR and other European brands a real Kiwi hunters/hikers tent.
November 25, 2020
Long life Minaret
I bought my Minaret in 1992, still going strong, tent fly only now starting to get a little leaky and fatigued and thinking bout replacement. Nearly three decades! Won't hesitate getting another Minaret. Well done Macpac.
June 13, 2020
An amazing, fantastic, five star tent.
I bought a Minaret back in the very early Noughties. It's used frequently throughout the year and is still going strong. An amazing tent.
May 6, 2020
Bomb proof
Have had one for at least 8 years. Used in sth island and Colorado. Works really well in rough weather and dependable in alpine conditions. Just need to have those vents open and get air flow on warm nights to avoid condensation. Easily replaced a pole section recently - not sure what previous reviewer is talking about.
April 29, 2020
Ability to purchase replacement fly much appreciated.
Thank you Macpac for selling a replacement fly for my old blue minaret. May it last for many more adventures with its new green fly. Highly recommend this great tent.
February 29, 2020
can not buy replacement parts
DO NOT BUY. As someone that works in the outdoors and has always used Macpac Equiment I thought it would be a easy task getting a replacemnt pole for this tent after my son lost it- I was wrong!! I would reccomend going for other well renowned companies that can supply replacement parts if lost/damaged.
January 15, 2020
Response from Macpac
Gidday Jordie, thanks for the review and we are really sorry to hear you had no luck finding spare parts. I believe we have been in contact via Facebook and the parts have been found. If you have any ongoing concerns please do email our Customer Care Team on
February 12, 2020
Customer C
Have had two minarets . would recommend if not too fussed about weight. Only thing i don't like is the angled floor space and cannot stow two packs in vestibule any longer. but no room inside either. Old style of minaret was perfect.
December 25, 2019
You pay for what you get and if you buy it on sale you get extreme value for money.
This is my second Minaret. I gave the first one to my niece because I thought it was near the end of its life. That was probably 15 years ago and it's still going strong after a lot more use. These are the fastest tents to pitch. Leave it connected together as one so everything stays dry if it is raining. Poles in, 2 pegs at one end, go to the other end, grab the 2 stake out points, lift and flap a bit like shaking a towel, stretch out and stake those 2 points. Done. Of course if its blowing like hell you will need to stake it out a bit more. Has never let me down in any conditions. Not the lightest of this size tent but you pay for less weight with tissue paper floors and fragility. Go to the gym so you can carry an extra 500gms To those that don't like the idea of having to seam seal the fly,it is actually a bonding glue which holds it all together and most tape seals fail in my experience. Makes the tent tougher. Tunnel tents are more able to be pitched in the Bush. Perfect for 1.
December 12, 2019
1 year ago
Damp Feet Disappointment
On the face of it this is a great tent. The quality is clearly evident and pitches so well and perfect for lightweight travel.
However there seems to be an issue with the length and shape of the tent. Moisture transfers from the fly and into the tent when the sleeping bag touches the end.
I'm only 175cm tall however the tent tapers so much at the feet that moisture transfers easily from the fly.
Not really a 2 person tent given the angled floor at the head reduces leg room significantly.
Gil P (Nelson,NZ)
May 2, 2019
Bombproof in wind
I've used my Minaret in a range of conditions (all in Australia) ranging from Southwest Tasmania to Kosciuszko and warmer areas of Northern NSW in Summer. The tent has been great so far. It was better suited to the mild and cold conditions though.

The only time this tent becomes uncomfortable is in very warm conditions (which are quite common if you're camping around Australia in summer). If you do most of your camping in summer then this isn't the right tent for you. As soon as the sun hits the tent in the morning you really can't stay in the tent as it gets so hot. The full nilon inner and single door design don't allow for much ventilation.

I had 1 day in Kosciuszko where the winds got over 100 Km/h and the tent stood up all day perfectly. The poles got a little bent but that doesn't matter too much. Its also super easy to set up and having the inner and fly attached before you set it up means that it doesn't get wet if its raining!

Overall if you're looking for a tent that will suit wet and windy conditions as well as mild conditions this tent is fantastic. If you are camping in hot conditions this isn't the best choice.
May 1, 2019
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Hi Macpac, I am just curious about how the name - Minaret - was selected for this tent. With reference to the English dictionary I would assume that many people of the Muslim faith would be hugely offended by the name Minaret for a tent? Thanks
Mia W on Nov 2, 2020

The Minaret was named after the Minaret peaks in the Southern Alps – there are actually 2 peaks (East and West) at 3040m just north of Aoraki/Mt Cook on the Main Divide.

The Minaret tent’s bigger sibling, the Olympus, is named after Mt Olympus in the Craigieburns. Both are locations in the South Island of New Zealand.

The Macpac Team
Have a few galaxies of pin pricks that don't seem to have penetrated the floor but are transparent looking into the light. Any recommendations for self-repair? Ie. what to use?
Curly on Aug 31, 2020

If you are unable to take this in to be professionally repaired, then you may want to try the Gear Aid Seam Grip and Adhesive product.

The Macpac Team
Can you please tell me the length of the tent (inside) sleeping area at the shortest point? Would need it to big enough for 2 people 182cm tall?
Jacob on Aug 27, 2020

The measurement to the shortest point is around 172cm.

The Macpac Team
Is this tent free standing? Or does it need to be pegged on all points to stand strong? Just thinking for setting it up on rocks/loose ground etc?
Human on Aug 16, 2020
Macpac Minaret Hiking Tent — Two Person
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Macpac Duolight Hiking Tent — Two Person

The Minaret will need to be pegged down to stand strong, but the Duolight can be free standing due to having the dome shape.

The Macpac Team
What is the difference between the two types of pegs? What is their intended use?
joshua s on Apr 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Joshua, One set is for the fly and the other set is for the tent itself. Thanks.
What is the internal dimensions? I see the specs show area but I'm more curious about width, length and height. Thanks.
Manoel M on Jan 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Manoel. Height is 1000mm / Width is 1150mm / Length internal is 2100mm with a vestibule length of 400mm
I have a Macpac Minaret tent, what do you use to water treat/tight the fly sheet? .. thanks Aydan
Fuzzy on Dec 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello Aydan. We recommend checking our our Tent Accessories page: