Mountain Hardwear LightWedge 3 Tent 3-Person 3-Season
A chance of cold or rain doesn't need to threaten your camping trip. That's because you have the Mountain Hardwear LightWedge 3 Tent, which shelters you and two others during storms and chilly nights. The LightWedge's fully taped fly, taped perimeter seam, and welded corners work together with the water-resistant fabrics so the rain drops bounce off the tent like a trampoline instead of soaking through and into your sleeping bag.
- The Tension Arch design uses a unique pole configuration to add tension to the canopy and increase the tent's strength without adding weight
- Mesh canopy walls and door provide ventilation while you wait for the muggy morning fog to dissipate
- Front vestibule provides 12 square feet of dry space to keep packs and boots dry
- The Tension Shelf adds vestibule headroom to an already roomy three-person tent
- Pitch Light means you can set up the poles, fly, and a footprint (footprint sold separately) to reduce weight on the hike into a calm desert valley
- Color-coded pole loops and reflective loops make pitching quick and easy during storms or late arrivals at camp
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Good tent for the price!
April 22, 2012
I used this tent for the first time this last weekend on a weekend camping trip. It worked good for what I needed. I'm 6'2" and didn't have a problem with space even with myself and my wife and our gear. It's a pretty roomy tent I think. The only thing that I didn't like about it is that there isn't a loop underneath of the door for a stake to hold down the floor, so the floor raises up and might trip you occasionally as you're going in and out. But other than that I was pretty impressed with it, especially since I bought it on sale.
Tall people beware
January 24, 2012
Good tent average quality, a good buy at sale price. I looked at this tent because it had one of the longest floors available and I often have trouble fitting length wise into most backpacking tents as I am 6 foot 3. the floor dimensions are either way off or seem much smaller because of the lack of verticle walls. To all the tall people out there dont think this tent will fit just because the floor plan is long. Check out the nemo losi series, msr hubba series or the marmot aura if you are tall.
MH LightWedge 3
March 15, 2012
Love this tent. I've used it in sweltering heat (ventilation is very good, especially if you tie the rain fly out away from the body to allow for circulation), 24-hour storms with horizontal rain (thing is water-tight and the vestibule is good-sized), and even mild winter camping (down to about 20-25). Very roomy & well-constructed. My wife & I also use it quite a bit at music festivals and it's perfect.
Was hoping for more
November 27, 2011
We bought this tent to have a free-standing tent for backpacking for two people and gear. Three people would not fit in this tent unless some were small children. The "attic" is great for stashing stuff sacks to be out of the way yet easy to find. The vestibule has plenty of room for boots and other small gear and the window is nice. Our issue with this tent is the way the sides/floor were sewn. The side panels do not reach the ground in the center of the span. Because of this, we generally can't stake the sides, as the stakes don't reach the ground when run through the loops. This makes the sides less stable against wind and reduces our floor space because what should be floor pulls up off the ground stretched to the sides of the tent. We got this tent to have some extra interior space so we could keep away from the sides while camping in the rainy northwest, but because the floor cannot be fully staked down, we didn't get the space indicated in the specs. I'm not sure if this is just an issue with our tent, or a design flaw.
Great tent but on the heavier side
March 28, 2011
I haven't tested the tent in the field yet. Just set it up on the beach and see how it's like. It's really easy to set up, very light and solid poles, vestibule has decent room for a cooler and 2 packs. I don't think there's any problem if I need to cook under it. Quite a few mesh pockets inside the tent, and an "attic" pocket with plenty of room for small stuff. Overall a decent quality tent.
The floor space is quite a squeeze for 3 though. For 2 it's comfy. And my gf and I are small, both around 5'7. I'm under 150 pds. I can't imagine to put another person in the tent unless it's a kid. Also the weight is over 7 pds when fully packed. It's ok for 2 to share the load.
Also it seemed to me that there's at least 1 guyline missing from the package. The anchor on the rain fly indicates more guylines.
Research out-of-stock versions:
- [canopy] DWR-coated 68D polyester ripstop, 20D nylon knit mesh; [fly] 1500mm PU-coated 75D polyester taffeta; [floor] 3000mm PU-coated 70D nylon taffeta; [reinforcement] DWR-coated 68D polyester ripstop
- Number of Vestibules:
- Pole Material:
- 7001 PF aluminum
- Pole Attachment:
- Floor Space:
- 44 sq ft
- Floor Dimensions:
- 96 x 74 in
- Interior Height:
- 47 in
- Vestibule Space:
- 12 sq ft
- Packed Size:
- 7 x 21 in
- [fly] fully taped; [perimeter seam] fully taped; [corners] welded
- mesh walls, mesh door
- Fast-pitch Option:
- Trail Weight:
- (full tent) 5 lbs 9 oz, (Pitch Light) 4 lbs 6 oz
- Recommended Use:
- camping, backpacking, three-season camping
- Manufacturer Warranty: