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We will be out May 24th through May 29th. Shipments and acknowledgments will resume May 30th.

• A Prepaid order window is open NOW for tents to be delivered in June and July.

• To better communicate their true size, we've started calling the two biggest tents the MoonLight 3+ and MoonLight 4+.
Two new tents are coming: the MoonLightLight UL2 and the MoonLight 2+. We mention them here because we don't like to surprise people who are about to buy one of our tents…more details soon, but here's the gist:
— Like all our tents they will have our signature features: polyester fabrics, no FR chemicals or fluorocarbons, steep walls, EyePole architecture, adjustable stake loops, pre-rigged guylines in pouches, lots of vents, lots of big pockets…and so on and on.
— The MoonLightLight UL2 will be under 4 lbs minimum weight, tapered toward the foot, and come closer to other "2-person" tents in size but will feel larger because of the steep walls. We think it will be the most weather-worthy freestanding ultralight tent on the market (wind tunnel tests coming). I expect this tent to cost about the same as the current MoonLight 2.
— The MoonLight 2+ is a huge 2-person tent, weighing 6 pounds 5 oz (minimum weight), that is exactly what you would expect if you took our MoonLight 3+ or 4+ and made them fit just two people. The floor is
8ft long inside (just like the 3+ & 4+) and 58" wide and it has our usual steep walls – it's wonderfully, luxuriously big. It also uses the same 13.55mm poles as the bigger tents, so it's monstrously strong - completely stable in 40+ mph winds in all directions (video coming but it's pretty boring, we didn't test over 40mph). This tent costs $445 ($50 less than the ML3+).
A little more info is here.


The MoonLights are usually available to order two ways: as a REGULAR order where we ship it and charge now or as a PREPAID order that ships some months later.

Because we are a small business and the tents are produced in batches, both these methods have specific timeframes and limits.
PREPAID order prices (USD)
Prepaid ordering is open for June and July 2018 delivery
-> the June delivery requires us to AIR FREIGHT the tents in so they cost a bit more

MoonLightLight UL2: $TBD (not available until July)
MoonLight 2 tent: $375 (sold out)
MoonLight 2+ tent: $445 (June delivery adds $40)
MoonLight 3+ tent: $495 (June delivery adds $45)
MoonLight 4+ tent: $550 (June delivery adds $50)

footprints: ML2-$40, ML3-$54, ML4-$60
REGULAR order prices (USD)
MoonLightLight UL2 tent: $TBD (not available until July)
MoonLight 2 tent: $525
MoonLight 2+ tent: $675
MoonLight 3+ tent: $750 coming mid June
MoonLight 4+ tent: $825

footprints: MLL UL2: $40, ML2: $40, ML2+: $50, ML3+: $54, ML4+: $60

Why is there such a big difference in price between prepaid and regular ordering?

Very simple. When you make a prepaid order, you are literally financing your own tent to be made. A very high percentage of what you pay goes directly to the factories. I make what amounts to a small fee for designing the tent, managing the production, and everything else. A non-prepaid tent is one that I’ve bought as inventory, so the price is regular retail. It’s kind of a cool business model. Very populist. Super efficient. And it brings these exotic, high performance tents down into the purchasing range of many more people.

Working towards a chemical-free tent
All our tents have no FR chemicals OR fluorinated ("teflon") water repellency treatments. They're as chemical free as I know to make. That said, new tents do have a faint "milky" odor that goes away quickly with use. If you're not especially sensitive, you wouldn't even notice it, but if you like, you can even give the tent a wash to make it just plain squeaky clean (unlike some, there are no coating durability issues with washing these tents)

What do MoonLight tent owners think? Try the
MoonLight tent owners group on facebook. Give it a look, join, ask a question. We have 311 members as of 3/27/18.
NOTE: PayPal now offers 6-month free financing for US customers. Just choose PayPal Credit as the payment method.

PREPAID ordering

June DELIVERY - mid June

MoonLightLight UL2 buy buttons are coming as soon as I know the price.

MoonLight 2 tent for June 2018 delivery - $410 - Sold Out

MoonLight 2+ tent for June 2018 delivery - $485

MoonLight 3+ tent for June 2018 delivery - $540

MoonLight 4+ tent for June 2018 delivery - $600

JULY DELIVERY - early to mid July

MoonLightLight UL2 is coming as soon as I know the price.

MoonLight 2 tent for July 2018 delivery - $375 - TBD

MoonLight 2+ tent for mid-June 2018 delivery - $445


MoonLight 3+ tent for July 2018 delivery - $495

MoonLight 4+ tent for July 2018 delivery - $550

Footprints ordered with a tent

shipping is a flat rate of $4

REGULAR Orders With Immediate Shipment

MoonLight 2 tent $525
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MoonLight 3+ tent
- Out of Stock

MoonLight 4+ tent
select shipping

Footprints ordered with a tent

shipping is a flat rate of $4

Note for customers in Canada: CA will charge you VAT/duty of about 1/4th of the declared value.
Note for customers in Great Britain: GB will charge you VAT/duty of about 1/3rd of the declared value.

MoonLight footprint purchased separately from the tent
footprint size

Note that US customers will see no difference in shipping cost between buying a footprint with a tent or separately. International customers end up paying $8-$10 more for separate purchase just because it's not in a box with a heavier item (a tent).

MoonLight stuff sacks are now available. All the tents come with these sacks. They're just so good, we knew some of our earlier customers would want them too.
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