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Less is less.
- Lightweight, durable DAC aluminum poles
- Fully taped seams on fly for complete water-tightness
- Evolution Tension Arch requires fewer poles to stabilize tent
- Dual vestibules for more storage space
- Pitch Light configuration requires only footprint (sold separately), fly, and poles to save almost 1.5 pounds
- SVX window for a brighter interior with the fly up
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MH Skyledge 3 Tent - Component Weights
Mountain Hardwear Skyledge 3 component weights:
29.2 oz - tent canopy
20.2 oz - rain fly
19.3 oz - (3) poles
3.50 oz - (8) stakes (Note 3)
1.55 oz - tent stuff sack
0.75 oz - (4) guy cords / plastic hardware
0.70 oz - pole stuff sack
0.45 oz - stake stuff sack
0.30 oz - pole splint
Sum of weights: 75.95 oz = 4 lbs, 12 oz
1. Scale is accurate to within 0.05 oz
2. Weights are for former Skyledge 3 model, not the Skyledge 3 DP
3. MH furnishes tent with 8 stakes... it can use up to 12 = 4 (canopy) + 4 (rain fly) + 4 (guy cords)
4. Skyledge 3 footprint not included with tent
5. Photo shows Skyledge 3 on snowy 11,000 ft morning in Mt of the Holy Cross Wilderness, Colorado
Skyledge 3 Rocks!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I am a big proponent of comfort on the trail. For that reason, I prefer a 3 person tent to sleep 2 people (and a 2 person tent when flying solo). This tent is an excellent two-people-in-a-three-person-tent tent.
My previous tent in this category was the Mountain Hardwear Haven 3 tent - MH's precursor to the Skyledge 3. Every improvement that MH incorporated into the Skyledge 3 is exactly what I hoped: reduced tent footprint slightly; made two equal vestibules (Haven 3 had 1 large and 1 small vestibule); reduced material weights in every category (tent canopy and fly fabrics, poles, pole "clips" and stuff sacks) to bring total weight down by around 1.7 lbs (over 25% weight reduction).
The eyebrow pole helps create nearly vertical sidewalls - increasing useable interior space. With two 12 sq.ft. vestibules, the drip line of the rain fly is far removed from the tent body (making tent an excellent performer in the rain). This tent also has a very taught pitch and, with guy cords, proved it's mettle in strong winds at 12,200' in Colorado's Holy Cross Wilderness (see pic).
Skyledge 3 doors are "c-shaped" - when unzipped, they hang to the side. Compare to the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3 where the doors are "n-shaped" - when unzipped, they hang on the tent floor or on the ground (likely to be stepped on).
I made a custom "soft" Tyvek footprint - different from Tyvek "housewrap" - and saved 4 oz over the OEM footprint. The stakes are aluminum with a "Y" cross-section: strong, light. I changed out the OEM guy cords with thinner, lighter, reflective cord.
You can save a little weight with other/smaller tents, but this one hits the weight/space/comfort sweet spot.
Happy with this purchase
Love this tent, well worth the money. Not a real three person tent but excellent 2 person, especially if you are with the kind of camping partner you'd rather not cuddle with.