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Head into the wild blue yonder with two buddies and the Mountain Hardwear LightWedge DP 3 3-Person 3-Season Tent. The DP3 weighs under 6 pounds, so you can split up the weight for a not-so-grand total of under two pounds each. The real beauty of the LightWedge DP3 is its ability to hold back Mother Nature's nastiest mood swings. Tested in Mountain Hardwear's Rain Room under brutal downpour conditions for 24 hours, the LightWedge DP3 is guaranteed watertight so you can rest easy, even if a squall kicks up at 4 AM.

  • Tough polyester canopy and fly construction (68D and 75D, respectively) for many seasons of tough use
  • Tough, lightweight DAC Pressfit poles
  • Single door and vestibule to keep weight down
  • Plenty of floor space for 3 healthy, full-grown adults sleeping head-to-toe
  • About 5.5 pounds of total weight for easy carrying
  • Unique DryPitch feature allows you to set up the fly first so you can erect the tent under the protection of the fly
  • Footprint included so you can set up a super light shelter with just the fly, footprint and poles
  • Guaranteed watertight construction tested in Mountain Hardwear's Rain Room to 1200 inches in 24 hours
  • Large dry-entry vestibule with an aluminum brow pole for plenty of head room
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A great backpacking tent

    I've had this tent (actually, the previous model) for a few years now and have used it in many different conditions. It's easy to set up, the vestibule is roomy enough for gear and shoes, and the ventilation is great. I think calling it a three-person tent is a little generous; 2 people plus gear or a parent with a two kids.

    Cool tent but poor support

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This tent has a good inside space for 2 person plus backpack and the ventilacion is very good. Also its very easy to mount.

    The problem is the clips, i used the tent 5 times when the first clip broke and broke again another one. but still useful!

    Excellent tent!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    My tent is the older version which is a different color but I'm still using it often. I bought this tent for a 30+ day motorcycle trip to Alaska and it performed flawlessly. Had many days and nights of pouring rain and the tent remained dry. It also held up well to windy days and temps down into the 20's. I was also pleasantly surprised at the stakes that came with this tent as most of the time they are lacking. I've pounded these into all types of ground with no problems, and have only managed to bend one of them slightly. I like the fact that it's a single door, and the vestibule is large enough to actually store gear under if the conditions are muddy. Three average size people might be a little snug, but most manufacturers seem to rate tents for very slim people. It fit me, and all my gear stored inside with plenty of room to spare. Great piece of gear!

    Nice tent

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I've used this tent a few times and so far I have to say, it's great! I actually purchased this as a factory second from a different store and have yet to figure out what makes it a second. Overall, setup is fast and easy, even with one person. The poles seem reasonably rugged, and the dry pitch system should be nice if I ever find myself setting up in the rain or decide to shed the weight of the tent itself and use just the foot print, poles and rain fly. It does have a gear loft at the front as well as a couple of pockets at the rear of the tent. The floorless vestibule formed by the rain fly is nice for storing gear and helping to keep some of the dirt out of the tent a s well. I would like to see a few more view out sections in the rain fly since it covers all of the tent, windows included. I imagine 3 people will fit, but it would definitely be snug. I have used it primarily for myself and my dog, and have yet to try carrying it back packing.