For high-altitude expeditions, nothing beats the weather protection and strength of the Trango.
- Evolution Tension Arch uses low-stretch fabric around the poles provides three-dimensional stability in high winds and snow
- Two dry-entry vestibules store extra gear and keep weather out of the tent
- Dual mesh and canopy doors for breathability or heat retention
- Clear SVW window lets you check conditions without going outside
- Reflective zipper pulls and guy loops enhance visibility in low light
- Pitchlight construction lets you pair the poles and fly with optional footprint to make a lightweight shelter
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I think these trango's have been reviewed to death. Mountain Hardware has their ducks in a row, and have for quite some time, with these tents. The 4 has loads of room and can easily fit 4 adults with gear in the vestibules. One major improvement this year was placing the pole for the rainfly top-side instead of underneath. The underneath placement created problems with both the velcro closures as well as the seams when that pole use to rub. This new rig is pretty much as perfect as I can imagine.
Mtn Hardwear 4 season tents
The Trango 4 by Mtn Hardwear is a mainstay for expeditionary mountain trips. This tent can be found everywhere from the base-camps in the Himalaya to advanced camp at 17200' on Denali. This sturdy and dependable tent will fight the good fight as long as you can. With a well designed footprint, strong poles, and enough interior space and pockets to lose half your equipment, unless the storm of the century comes to visit you will be safe and happy inside this iconic and essential piece of equipment. With a small investment of time, effort, and seam sealer, this double walled tent will last you through many a hard and epic adventure. For storms with strong winds, guying the tent properly will make the difference between a comfortable nights rest and a flap-athon that will wake up the neighbors. To save weight, i've cut out the mesh doors and designed clip-on guy lines of the appropriate length that easily double as gear hangars on sunny days. Make sure you loosen the fly in the sunny mornings in anticipation of thermal heating of your tent which can actually rip the seams of the shell apart on glaciers where the temperature fluctuation can be extreme. Speaking of extremes, the only time this tent has ever let me down was during a terrible blow in the inner Chugach range. The tent withstood foot after foot of snow being blown in, on, and around her with 100+mph winds. Her undoing finally came with a bang when a gust drove my 2' thick storm walls through the vestibule breaking several poles and compromising my camps, and tents aerodynamic security. Rebuilding the wall in the storm proved impossible so the only other alternative was to dig in. By cutting the floor of the tent diagonally, we dug beneath the tent, flinging the snow back up into the shelter and out the back door. Once a cave was established with an exit other than our tent sunroof, the tent was fully collapsed over the cave the covered with drifts quickly. After the storm, we emerged to a very alien world. Over 9' of the fluffy stuff had fallen with amazing winds driving it from Prince William Sound. We were able to quickly mend and repair everything that was wrong with our tent including broken poles, stuck and torn zippers, and tears in the vestibule fabric as well as our escape hatch in the bottom of the tent. With a simple repair kit including a speed stitcher, extra zipper pulls, and seam sealer, we were able to turn what looked like a complete loss into a complete save. Our expedition lasted another 10 days with nothing but comfortable living in our mended shelter. Not bad considering we clocked sustained winds that night of over 120mph! Good Tent!
It was my first time using this tent this summer, and lets just say we used it to it's full extent. I lived in it for 76 days and only had to worry about the poles breaking in high winds (60-70mph). Not exactly your average conditions. Still, the Trango served well for Sea Kayaking, Hiking, and Mountaineering. Pretty bombproof and waterproof. Roomy inside for 4 average sized men. My only complaint are the Mountain Hardwear issued poles. We must of had at least 8 break from high winds or frequent use. All in all, an awesome tent that will serve you no matter your adventure.
Nice and roomy
Inside of the Trango 4
This sweet tent comes in 2, 3 and 4 person varieties and it is the most thoughtfully designed, bombproof and generally sweet tent I have ever had the pleasure of using. Twin doors, twin vestibules, sensible features.
And it's really, really heavy.
This is a hunker-down-for-two-weeks-and-wait-out-the-storm tent. It's a high-altitude-basecamp tent. It's a rainy-and-windy every day sort of tent.
What it isn't: for light and fast expeditions on big (or small) mountains.
But if weight isn't an issue, you won't find a better or more bombproof tent.