Proven 'round the world.
- Guaranteed watertight, featuring a fully taped fly, welded corners, and welded guy clip anchors
- Patented Tension Arch structural reinforcement ribbing stabilizes the tent without requiring more poles or adding significant weight
- Industry-leading DAC Featherlight poles save weight while increasing strength
- Two dry-entry vestibules allow space for boots and other items near the door while preserving your livings space
- SVX windows in the fly let in light and allow you to check the weather without opening a zipper
- Pitch Light configuration enables you to set up a super-light shelter using only the tent fly, poles, and footprint (sold separately)
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Camping at perdenales state park. My wife and I split the weight up between us on the 2 1/2 mile hike and the weight was not bad. Put the rain fly up cause we were expecting a big storm that night (which came through) and the tent held up nicely in 40-50 mph gusts.
Similar to LLBean "Backcountry Dome"
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
Anybody know whether this is the same tent as LLBean
Backcountry Dome 3-person?
Same appearance, weight, but not nearly the same price.
Any info would be appreciated.
Denali @ 14,000 ft.
Mountain Hardwear Trango 3.1 Tent 3-Person 4-Season on Denali June 2013.
Denali w/ Trango 3.1
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Lived in this tent for 24 days on Denali June 2013. One tall guy (6'2") and two average size guys(5'8") had plenty of room for sleeping, hanging up our wet socks, damp shirts, etc...
This tent is easily set up in windy, snowy weather with two people. Put it up tight, and the sound of the wind almost does not bother you. On Denali there are three Trango tents to every Hildebrand or North face tent; and I can see why. This tent is rugged.
At 17,200 ft we cooked in the large vestibule. Plenty of room to melt snow and still enter or exit without spilling the pot. I would recommend holding a pot lid over the your MSR stove when starting, due to possible flare-ups.
At 11 lbs, if you cannot carry it, you do not belong on the mountain in the winter.
I would not use any other tent in the winter.
This is my favorite 2-person tent (3 would be too cramped). It's taken everything thrown at it and performed well in high winds, rain, hail, and snow. Mountain Hardwear did a great job on this 4-season tent.
3 equals 2 to me
I wouldn't want to sleep with 3 people in this tent. Though I would like to have the third person who would help share part of the load. This thing is not a small package. It is a great tent and it does a great job keeping you and your things safe from the elements.
I have had a Trango 3.1 since 1994 or 1995. I live in Alaska and used to use it exclusively but bought a larger tent when the family grew. I still use it for trips for up to two people. It has never leaked or been challenged by the wind despite all Alaska can throw at it. In fact, it is in my truck box now with all my other survival gear in the event of a major earthquake or avalanche and I am stranded.
The folks at Mountain Hardwear designed it right.
Trango 3 Tent Review
Andrew McLean speaks his mind on the features of the trango 3 from the comfort of his sleeping bag.
exterior: no fly
I've spent the last 3 seasons eyeing this tent and finally decided to grab it while it was on sale. Got a great deal too!
So overall I have to say Mountain Hardware did a great job in designing this tent. I took it out to Lake Denison this past weekend to just give it a dry run. It didn't see any weather, a little rain but nothing at all major.
The tent is a very strong design. If tensioned properly there's no slack in the exterior or interior walls creating a very strong shell. Stating the obvious this is a 4 season tent. It was 85 degrees out so the inside of the tent was a little warm. There's a single vent on the roof of the tent wall that allows for circulation of the air. It has a solid door as well as a mesh door. If you open the vent and crack open both vestibules you'll get a good amount of air moving through. I cheated a bit and hung a fan from the ceiling to move a little more air.
Pitching is pretty fast and requires just a little common sense to get it done. Poles are super light and strong. They'll almost snap themselves together if you aren't careful taking them out of the storage bag.
The front vestibule has a good amount of space. could easily stash 2 packs in the front and a 3rd pack in the rear vestibule.
The stakes are also top quality. I've read some reviews that say they are junk but they did the job for me. They stayed in the ground and didn't want to come out. Had to use a shop rag and vice grips to yank them out.
The interior has a good amount of room. It was only my girlfriend and myself in the tent, plus a small dog, but 3 could easily sleep in this tent.
Overall I could see this tent doing well in the elements and taking a serious pounding. If you're looking to get into cold weather camping this would be a good pick. Its a little heavy so splitting between multiple packs would be the best bet if you're taking it up a mountain. Overall great tent. I'll update when I get it out for steel head fishing this winter.