The X2 Storm is a four-pole geodesic tent with an asymmetric shape that increases the porch size and stiffens the rear. This configuration, developed and launched by crux in 2002 and unchanged since, has resulted in a tent that is phenomenally strong and out-performs all others when the weather gets serious. Follow the link here to see how the X2 Storm fares in comparative, independent, wind tests.
The tent's resilience comes not only from its design but also from its fabrics and components, which are the strongest (and by no means the lightest) available. Yet because it is stripped of all unnecessary features, the X2 Storm still remains remarkably light.
The X2 offers an unparalleled combination of low weight and outstanding strength.
The X2 Storm is currently sold out and will not be available until late 2017
|Total weight||2.95 kg (complete)|
72 g/m², 50 denier, high-tenacity nylon 6.6 ripstop
|Groundsheet||92 g/m², 70 denier, ripstop nylon
7,000 mm hydrostatic head, TPU coating
|Inner canopy||35 g/m², 30 denier, ripstop, high-tenacity nylon 6.6|
|Poles||4 x 9.35 mm Ø DAC Featherlite|
|Guylines||4 x 2.00 mm Dyneema with mini-Linelok adjusters|
|Pegs||12 x 7001-T6 square-section alloy pegs,12 g each|
55 cm x 15 cm Ø
The X2 Storm is now only available at a small number of retailers. We have no free stock for direct sales and it will be up to a year before it is available again.
|Inner length||215 cm|
|Inner width||120 cm|
|Inner height||100 cm|
The following accessories and spares are available for the X2 Storm:
Always ensure the tent is completely dry after a trip before packing it away for any length of time. Both flysheets and inners can get stains and mildew if stored in a damp condition – and once these occur, they are almost impossible to remove.
The best way to clean your flysheet is simply to pitch the tent and wipe down with a cloth using a warm water and detergent mix. Never machine wash.
As with the flysheet, wipe down with a cloth using a warm water and detergent mix. Never machine wash – this will cause the PU coating to delaminate.
Over time, the elastic cord inside the poles may lose its stretch. In this case, unscrew the pole foot at one end, untie the elastic and pull it through until there is sufficient tension. Retie it to the pole foot, cut off the excess elastic and screw the pole foot back in. Don't let go of the elastic or you will find yourself re-threading all the sections!
Very occasionally, insufficient tension in the stitching may mean that some water can seep through tent seams. The area around the vent panels is the most susceptible to this, for the reason that sewing three panels together is more difficult that sewing a straight seam joining just two panels.
Any such water seepage can be easily rectified by applying seam-sealant.
Before you ask: we can’t tape the seams of our X2 tents because they are silicon-coated on both sides, and tape just doesn’t stick properly.