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Mountain Hardwear EV 3 Tent: 3-Person 4-Season

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    Rugged as they come.

    If "compact and strong" brings up images of one of those half-pint 1880s bodybuilders in a silly bathing costume, that's totally cool, but don't forget that those words also apply to other, more rugged and radical things like Mountain Hardwear's EV 3 Three-Person Four-Season Tent. You could toss "superlight" into the mix as well, seeing as the EV weighs under 6.5 pounds, virtually the same as some of Mountain Hardwear's all-mesh 3-season tents. Unlike those glorified mosquito nets, the EV is built to endure the raging winds and hammering snow you encounter on high-alpine expeditions and winter camping trips, with four DAC Featherlite NSL aluminum poles that stabilize your shelter without being unnecessarily heavy. In the same vein, the integrated vestibule cuts down on material while increasing strength and giving you enough room to store gear and de-boot without trampling your partners and tracking snow all over your living space.

    If you do get some snow inside (and let's be real, you will), the EV has you covered with a watertight drainage port in the floor so you don't have to sleep in a puddle. You can let some sunshine and fresh air into your life, too, courtesy of several SVX windows and four welded, adjustable mesh vents that'll keep you from feeling too claustrophobic on your fifth day of being stuck inside. The zippers are welded, their pulls are reflective, and the corner webbing is color-coded to make setup as easy as can be, even if the wind's howling. Good luck finding a body builder than can do all that.

    • Nylon ripstop fabrics with waterproof PU coatings and welded zippers
    • Three DAC Featherlite NSL aluminum poles
    • Evolution Tension Arch design for more stability with fewer poles
    • Integrated vestibule
    • Weighs just 4lb 10oz
    • Five welded, adjustable, zippered mesh vents and SVX windows
    • Watertight floor port to drain water
    • Reflective zipper pulls and color-coded webbing
    • Item #MHW004H

    Tech Specs

    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime
    Recommended Use
    alpine, alpine, winter camping
    Packed Weight
    7 lb 1 oz
    Trail Weight
    6 lb 6 oz
    Floor Space
    46 sq ft
    Floor Dimensions
    110 x 62 in
    Interior Height
    41 in
    Seams
    welded
    Ventilation
    4 welded adjustable vents
    Number of Vestibules
    1 integrated vestibule
    Number of Doors
    1
    Pole Attachment
    clip
    Poles
    DAC Featherlite NSL aluminum
    Freestanding
    yes
    Wall Type
    single
    Season
    4-season
    Capacity
    3-person
    Material
    [body] 30D nylon ripstop, PU coating (1200mm), [floor] 70D nylon taffeta, PU coating (10,000mm)

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    What a beast of a tent!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    We took this tent to some harsh windy and stormy weather over the weekend to BC. Outside, frozen, inside, warm and quiet. It held up to the winds to a point where I had to go outside to double check if the weather hadn't cleared up because that's how amazing it is inside. Stable, lightweight (for what it's worth for a winter tent), and the fabric is just great. We had 3 people, skis, ski boots, gear, etc. and we're all relatively small but it had more than enough room for all of us and maybe one more. Overall, this is probably my favorite tent I have ever owned. I needed this for my trip quickly and thanks to Backcountry, I got just what I needed! Great customer service as always and what a great tent! Can't say enough.

    Bomber tent

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This tent out performs many in regards to stability in high winds. When guy'd out properly, you can barely tell the wind is blowing aside from hearing it. It is extremely stable in the wind and stays in place. For three people, it had plenty of room for gear in the integrated vestibule as well as for sleeping. The multitude of pockets made it nice for storage and organization of the small items and the floor zipper made it easy to sweep out the snow and condensation. It was a wet tent as expected from the condensation when used at lower elevations and warmer temperatures, but at 10,000' and low temperatures, it performed exactly as it should have. There was no condensation whatsoever at altitude and below freezing temperatures. As far as setup, it is extremely easy to set up and quick for that matter. For more information or advice on a 4 season tent, my inside guy at backcountry.com is great. Shoot him an email at shicks@backcountry.com and ask for the general and he can get you set up for that next epic adventure.

    Bomber tent

    More than expected...

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Had the EV3 out multiple times in the Canadian Rockies for winter camping this past season, absolutely no complaints. Easy setup, very light, tight in high (30-50k) winds. Minimal condensation at -25c, plenty of room for 2 plus gear. Dug out the "drain port" in the vestibule to store snowy boots. Tough to beat this tent!

    Perfect Tent

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Have been super impressed with this tent, using all over the PNW and BC. It's light and incredibly easy to set up in any conditions. Two guys familiar with the parts can have it up and be in it within 2 or 3mins. It's very long so fits all your gear inside and the water drain port in the entrance is genius. The vents work well and it doesn't condense nearly as bad as I expected, especially being a single wall. Is great for summer camping with two people and dog or for expedition missions and fits three 6' + men and gear quite comfortably. Would highly recommend also buying the footprint, fits perfectly under the tent and held together with the same pole and peg holes, nice extra layer of protection and insulation. The double front door is also a nice feature as people don't have to clamber over each other to get in and out. Very cool tent indeed.

    Perfect Tent

    Mountain Hardwear EV 3 Tent

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    Great tent ! I just used it for the first time with my girlfriend and its amazing . Temperature was about 3C to 20C and got no major condensation inside, just a bit . Does anyone knows how to clean this tent ? Can I just submerge it on my bathtub with powder soap? Thanks for the feedback !

    what about the rain? waterproof?

    I have been in two rain storms without any water leakage.



    Totally waterproof, but condensation can be a problem in the winter, though this is a problem that I'd rather have condensation then have the wind blowing through the walls in the winter. I haven't had trouble with condensation except when it is <30 degrees with 3 people in the tent. I have not tried to crack the doors because I have been afraid snow will blow in (this is with the vents in the ceiling all open). I don't cook in the tent, but I am a big time mouth breather and I haven't been able to be consistent about shoving the snow we track in through the floor so that certainly impacts the condensation.

    I have been in two rain storms without any water leakage.

Totally waterproof, but condensation can be a problem in the winter, though this is a problem that I'd rather have condensation then have the wind blowing through the walls in the winter. I haven't had trouble with condensation except when it is <30 degrees with 3 people in the tent. I have not tried to crack the doors because I have been afraid snow will blow in (this is with the vents in the ceiling all open). I don't cook in the tent, but I am a big time mouth breather and I haven't been able to be consistent about shoving the snow we track in through the floor so that certainly impacts the condensation.