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  • Single-wall fabric is waterproof, breathable and fire-retardant
  • Designed with a trim floor that fits on ledges; its clip setup aids pitching in high wind
  • 4 welded, adjustable vents with mesh and zippers provide versatile ventilation options and frost management
  • Vestibule area is built into the tent, creating room for boots and other gear near the door
  • DAC Featherlite® poles have a high strength-to-weight ratio and use extrusions instead of inserts to avoid breakage; poles are anodized without the use of harmful acids
  • Evolution Tension Arch™ technology enhances the structural integrity of the tent skeleton without adding poles or heavy wall fabric
  • Stiff yet light fabric spreads the load-bearing capability of the poles over a wide surface area; ribbed wall fabric adds strength while remaining lightweight
  • Laminated, non-stretch TXO7 polyurethane reinforcements are light and strong; superlight 1/4 in. buckles and webbing reduce tent weight
  • 2 clear SVX windows enhance interior brightness and let you look outside to check on the weather
  • Welded zipper flap construction saves weight and stays drier than a sewn flap; reflective zipper pulls enhance nighttime visibility
  • The Mountain Hardwear EV 3 has a watertight snow port in its floor that provides an exit point for accumulated frost/snow


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Best Use Mountaineering
Seasons 4-season
Sleeping Capacity 3-person
Minimum Trail Weight 6 lbs. 6 oz.
Fly / Footprint Pitch Weight Not applicable
Packaged Weight 7 pounds
Packed Size 6 x 20 inches
Floor Dimensions 110 x 60 inches
Floor Area 46 square feet
Vestibule Area Not applicable
Peak Height 41 inches
Number of Doors 2 doors
Number of Poles 4
Pole Material DAC Featherlight NSL
Pole Diameter 10.25 / 9.6 millimeters
Canopy Fabric 30-denier coated ripstop nylon
Floor Fabric 70-denier coated ripstop nylon
Rainfly Fabric Not applicable
Design Type Freestanding
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for winter camping I bought this tent 2 days before I went on a four day backpacking trip by superior. Outside temp was around 5-10 F with a steady 10 mile an hour wind inside the tent was a constant 30. Very impressed but for $800 I wouldn't except any less. If you can afford the big bill you wont be disappointed
Date published: 2015-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy climber I purchased this tent for four-season mountaineering, and so far have only used it on five climbs with only two guys inside. On one trip we encountered a fierce all-night thunderstorm with howling winds, and lashing torrential rains, sometimes coming down almost horizontally and ground water runoff streaming along the ground against the tent. Even though all of the vents were wide open, to my surprise not a DROP of water ever got into the tent, still bone dry inside in the morning. On another trip the temp got down to 12F. With all the vents closed, and two guys inside, the tent quickly got amazingly warm. Great for eating, dressing, and hanging out before sleeping. But because it is a one-wall tent, if you go to sleep with everything shut, you will eventually get frost on the ceiling. and we did. That is not a big deal in my opinion, but all you have to do is open just one of the large vents, and that will cure the frost problem, but it will of course be colder inside. This is not a problem if you are sleeping in an adequate bag. Not tried it yet in temps below 12F or in high winds, but expect to soon. It can be guyed down very tight, so its silent in the wind (no flapping). The plastic roof windows are really handy for checking the weather without interfering with privacy or having to unzip the door and stick your head out. The tent is really spacious for two climbers, but if you and your tent mate put your heads at opposite ends of the tent, with standard mummy bags, the tent seems palatial. I am really happy with this tent and give it a solid five stars.
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mountaineering tent Climbed Denali with it. 3 people once we were above basecamp. A bit of a squeeze, that that's expected. Held up beautifully to the massive wind/snow storms. Very easy to empty the urine bottle out the back! I would not like to pitch it on solid ground/dirt, due to the poles sticking past the floor. Function specific design.
Date published: 2016-12-12
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How does this rent fare in summer time temps? My concern is because it's water proof that it would get too humid.

Asked by: Ppmansou
This tent is not the best choice for summer conditions. This is a 4-season mountaineering tent that is designed to withstand snow loads, strong winds and trap in as much warm air as possible.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-27

Since this tent does not have a rain fly. Does the Canopy Fabric made of 30-denier coated ripstop nylon make it water proof? I've noticed that most rain flys are made of 70-denier polyurethane-coated nylon.

Asked by: Giblies
This tent is completely waterproof. The floor and the fly have a 10,000mm polyurethane coating and all of the seams are taped and sealed.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-10
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