Your own lightweight portable roof and walls.

The backpacker at the campsite next to you sets up her GoLite Shangri-La 3 3-Person 4-Season Shelter in what seems like three seconds flat. In the meantime, you’re still agonizing over which of your tent poles goes in where. Hmmm … she only needed one pole.

  • Simple-to-pitch floorless shelter with adjustable aluminum center pole
  • Fully taped seams, silicon / PU 1200mm waterproof, fire retardant coating blocks out the elements
  • Two peak vents for increased circulation
  • For ground coverage, or bug-and-floor protection, add the GoLite Nest or Floor (sold separately)
  • Internal high gear loops for clothes lines and hanging gear
  • External peak loop allows shelter to be suspended without pole
  • Internal peak loop attaches Nest, and perimeter clips attach Floor

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Can you use a trekking pole for the center...

Can you use a trekking pole for the center pole?

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Hey Spencer, yes you can use a trekking pole as the center pole.

5 5

Highly Recommend GoLite Shangri-La

The GoLite Shangri-La 3-person pyramid is the best 4-season shelter out there. Very lightweight and compact. For two people, it is luxurious in size, and will accommodate the two of you and all your gear. And in bad weather, it is spacious for cooking to escape the rain and snow. It comes with a bombproof center pole, but to save weight, I use trekking poles in the summer and an avalanche probe in the winter as my center pole. I consider it an absolutely essential piece of emergency equipment to take on 10th Mountain Hut trips in the winter. If you can't make it to your destination hut, it is quick and easy to dig a snow pit and erect the Shangri-La over it, for a warm and comfortable bivy. I've posted lots of photos of the Shangri-La in action.

4 5

Build Zero - Hex3

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My first outing in the Hex3 it rained/snowed off and on for 12 hours, with a few short sessions of hail. No leaks. Floor worked excellent at keeping runoff rain from getting to my gear. Around 11 p.m. came the howling wind. With all corners and mid sections staked out, along with the two guy wires, my shelter hardly budged.

The Hex 3 is outstanding when it comes to shedding wind and rain. Very little moisture formed on the inside, but not once did I get wet. Also was able to cook all meals inside tent. If you expect windy conditions, bringing 3-4 extra stakes is a must to anchor down all the loops.

Not exactly a 3 person tent, unless you find a good campsite to attach the top of the shelter to. Otherwise, you will need the poll, and unless you are camping with 2 kids or 2 'little people', you're going to have issues.

5 5

Great 4-season tarp, lots of room and pretty light

Been using the SL-3 for solo and trips with a single partner. Started off using it with the SL-3 Nest, but ended up relegating it to car camping- it's just too heavy. The SL-3 shelter, along with a custom ground cloth/footprint is quite light and very comfortable- the headroom in the SL-3 is great. If you can hang the whole shelter/tent from a tree, it's a true 3 person shelter; with the big pole in the middle, it's more of a very roomy 2 person shelter. I've known a lot of folks who use the SL-3 for 1 or 2 person hunting trips, because of the ample space for gear. The center pole is not terribly light, and if you use trekking poles like me, you can use webbing/guy line to unite link poles. If I were taking the SL-3 into high wind or if I expected a snow load, I'd just take the provided DAC center pole- it's incredibly sturdy, especially compared to two lashed together trekking poles.

Golite Shangri la in the grand tetons

Golite Shangri la in the grand tetons

As you can tell from the wrinkles in the tent-it was really windy. This trip was one of the worst thunder storms ive been in a long time (hair standing up on your arms etc) Tent handled everything (weather wise) perfectly.

5 5

ultra lite-stormworthy

This tent has been great thus far. Ive used it snow storms, in the tetons in horrendous thunder storms with heavey hail/wind rain. The tent has kept me dry no problem at all. The goal of this tent is to save weight and considering its weight- you are going to have to baby the thing..(dont step on it etc..realize the fabric is thin.)
I have never used the golite center pole-just Use the BD trekking pole link and shave off over another half pound and save more space. But the BD Trekking pole link can be hard to find, so buy exras.
IT is a single wall tent, so condensation does build, but its better than being in the storm. Just bring a small towel.You really do have be willing to sleep on the ground and see the bugs crawl around you etc. You may also need to dig a moat to stop the rain from coming in if your not using a floor.
So, maybe a particular type of camper/mountaineer is needed.And for what it is worth, marmots can crawl right under the tent and eat all your food while you are dozing off for a few minutes (first hand experience)

ultra lite-stormworthy