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Lightweight, efficient, and roomy backcountry shelter that you can rely on.
- DWR-coated canopy, floor, and fly keeps you dry in wet weather
- Mesh-paneled walls provide plenty of fresh air in warmer climates
- Pitchlight configuration and color-coded pool loops allow for an easy and quick setup
- Vestibule design creates a dry-entry into the tent, and extra storage gear space
- UV-resistant SVX window provides a view and extra light
- Canopy pockets store your small essentials and help keep you organized
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four legged friend friendly tent.
and the vestibule is plenty big enough for your four legged friend (and gear for 2-3 people) if you do not want him inside with you
Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 3 Tent 3-Person 3-Season
actually pretty roomy inside. fits my long pad and long sleeping bag no problem.
the gear pockets are pretty tough too! my dog sleeps like this.
held up to sideways sleet and small hail! that's pretty good considering it is not technically freestanding!
great tent. i have last year's model, but the only significant thing that has changed it the location of the window panel on the rainfly. check out my review of the older model...the link is at the bottom of the page. something i did not include in the other review is the fact that you can leave one of the zippers on the front of the rainfly open for ventilation in moderate rain and you wont get wet. considering the weight/price ratio, i dont think there is a better tent on the market.
I've had this tent for 2 months now and I love it. I have had it out 4 times 2 of which rain was encountered and it kept us very dry. I also had it camping side by side with the Lightwedge 3 and I think there is more room side to side in the Lightpath 3. It's light and packs up easy, two poles is all. I do wish it was freestanding but I'm willing to compromise. all in all if you are looking for a great "all-around" tent, you should really check this one out.
According to Backcountry the lightpath is...
According to Backcountry the lightpath is not freestanding, can anyone verify this? I would think almost every tent is freestanding.
No, this tent is not freestanding. Generally if the poles do not cross, the tent is not freestanding (as with this case). Tent stakes are required to keep this tent erect.
i agree with eli. but even though it is technically not freestanding, i can personally attest to the fact that if you put stakes in the four corners even without the rainfly it will stand against moderate winds...without guylines and without staking out the rest of the loops. i have done just that several times. see my picture above.
but, although i love my lightpath 3, i will admit that a freestanding tent would be more stable in Severe weather, and i am not too sure i would take it above the treeline...
so does this come with a footprint/ does...
so does this come with a footprint/ does it need one?
I does not come with a foot print. While it does not need one to be set up, it wouldn't hurt to have one. That being said, you can also use a tarp (which is much cheaper and can be lighter) or cut some plastic to size.
Get a footprint. save yourself the problems of rock or root tears in the floor.
Nothing worse, than spending for a good tent, and then having a misstep or the like ripping the floor. It will add years to the life of a tent