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Exped Lyra II Tent

$279.00 USD You Save 20% ($55.80 USD)

The Lyra tent series is built to deliver maximum comfort, protection and quality in a light-and-tight bundle, while remaining price and budget sensitive. To achieve this, EXPED applied years of tinkering-to-perfection expertise in design, as well as our experience in choosing high-quality yet affordable fabrics and materials that don’t compromise performance. Tents are homes-away-from-home and are relied upon as shelter when the storm arrives, so Lyra must achieve this tricky balance while remaining a nimble, weatherproof shape-shifter, like all EXPED tents.

With its endostructure pole configuration (poles attached to the inner tent), Lyra is well suited to warm environments. The inner tent can be set up on its own for maximum ventilation and Lyra’s signature Stargazer Mode™ assures that the fly is poised for rapid deployment should it begin to rain in the night. With the fly in full-coverage Privacy Mode™, Lyra is a weatherproof haven. Key shape-shifting modes are listed below. Pole segments are unified into a continuous, shock-corded array for rapid set-up. Strong and light micro-hubs strengthen the pole intersections and eliminate wear of the fly at these critical points.

Important to Lyra’s design are its dual vestibules, providing covered space over each door for a pack, boots and wet clothing – items that don’t belong inside the canopy with sleeping bags and dry, comfortable occupants. The doors, because they open toward the same end of the tent, create windward and leeward options. The tent can then be oriented into or away from the breeze, depending on the level of ventilation desired.

Lyra is a comfortable, light and packable backpacking and camping tent, ready for warm, moonlit nights or cool, rainy ones. It is very quick to set up and take down and stows small for transport.


  • Pole-clips secure the tent to the hubbed, shockcorded poleset for easy setup without the fly; micro-hubs strengthen intersections and eliminate wear of fly at critical points

  • Tie-back loops and toggles hold the fly doors rolled and open for maximum ventilation; ties at the apex hold the rolled fly in position in Stargazer Mode

  • 2 U-shaped, horizontally oriented doors allow smooth, one-handed operation; doors can be secured to the side and out of the way when fully opened

  • Each of the 2 vestibule doors is equipped with low-profile prop-wands, which open the upper end of the zipper for ventilation and are secured with a hook-and-loop fastener

  • Canopy is built with no-see-um polyester mesh to let air in and keep insects out; lower walls are made of polyester taffeta, creating a privacy panel

  • Steep tent walls maximize headroom and volume; rectangular floor plan fits 3 sleeping mats and ensures efficient use of space

  • Multiple interior loops are provided for adding overhead clotheslines

  • 2 pockets at the head end provide convenient storage for small items; a small, overhead pocket secures a headlamp and diffuses the beam to evenly light up the tent

  • Floor is made with 68-denier polyurethane-coated polyester taffeta with factory-taped seams to keep water out

  • 12 included SwissPiranha tent pegs offer excellent holding power at a very low weight; guylines at each end of the sleeping section increase stability in breezy conditions

  • Glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls on inner tent and vestibule doors light up long into the night, allowing zippers to be quickly located in the dark

  • Integrated pole/stake bag design separates poles from tent pegs and accessories, keeping these components organized

  • Rainfly, canopy and floor are OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified, meaning the product has been tested for harmful substances and shown to meet rigorous human ecology criteria



Capacity: 2-Person
Dimensions: 84.6 × 51.2 × 43.3 in
Canopy area: 30.1 ft²
Vestibule Area: 15.1 ft²
Min. Weight: 4.2 lb
Max. Weight: 4.6 lb
Packed size: 20 × 6.3 × 0.4 in
Season: 3-season
Construction: Endoskeleton
Warranty: 5 years

Rainfly: 68 D taffeta polyester, PU coated, factory seam taped 1,500 mm water column
Canopy: 68 D taffeta polyester
Floor: 68 D taffeta polyester, PU coated, factory seam taped 5,000 mm water column
Poles: 9mm 7001 Aluminum


In Optimist Mode™, set up without the fly to maximize ventilation and skyward views, while keeping bugs and other crawlies out

    In Stargazer Mode™, roll back and secure the head end of the fly to the spreader-pole, revealing full night-sky views

      In Breeze-Way Mode™, open both doors for cooling, flow-through ventilation in warm weather

        In Privacy Mode™, fully attach and zip up the fly to achieve maximum privacy and weatherproofing

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