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The Mountain Hardwear Hoopster 6-Person Shelter provides roomy, ultralight shelter for you and five of your buddies any season of the year. The Hoopster utilizes Mountain Hardwear's revolutionary Trussring technology, which adds space to the tent without adding weight, so you have plenty of room for cooking, sleeping, hanging out, and playing poker.

  • Unique Trussring support system offers excellent headroom, adds structural strength, and provides a place to string a clothesline
  • Lightweight, durable DAC Pressfit center pole supports the structure
  • Large single door opens wide for ventilation and stargazing
  • Reinforced stitchless seams add durability
  • Floorless design; footprint sold separately
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lived up to my expectations

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I got this for a family friend who is on quit a few river trips a year. He used this on his trip down the Salmon. Here is his feedback.

"I recently purchased this shelter for a trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. I was looking for a sturdy light weight shelter that could be put up and taken down with ease and quickness in mind. The Hoopster lived up to my expectations and overall I was very pleased with it?s performance.

Pros: Durable shelter with plenty of room. Versatile Structure - entry is easy and space is big enough for two people and all of their gear for a river trip. We also have two dogs, would easily suffice for the two of us and our two dogs. Very Stable - Handled wind and weather with no problems what so ever. Easy stowage and pack-ability for a shelter this size.

Cons: Takes some getting used to setting up. One person could set it up but is much easier with two. Stakes are a little weak sauce for the tent (surprised me considering the tents stability relies on the quality of staking it down). Would definitely recommend an upgrade to some sturdier stakes, for our use we definitely could of used some sand stakes."

What a disappointment.

    I wanted this tent to work, I thought I could use it to cook and chill out of while I drove through CO and UT in a pickup climbing, and then for winter group stuff. But, getting that ring set in the tent is ridiculous and can take forever; an hour? I wouldn't be depending on this tent.

    Sweet Design

      I'm a big fan of this style of tent for Spring skiing and as an expedition cook tent. The hoopster is a sweet new design with it's round tent pole that gives the tent much more support and structure than the old Kiva and or Megamid style tents that just use one center pole. The material is also really burly and I think this would hold up in severe weather much better than most. There is a trade off however, the Hoopster is much heavier. The center pole is really beefy and kind on the heavy side, seems like a ski pole could be used in many situations to save weight. But MHW makes the Hoopla tent which is the lightweight version if the Hoopster is overkill.

      I'm excited to get this out in some bad weather and see how it does.