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A year-round mountaineering tent for three bodies and all the gear that comes with them.

Built with expedition-worthy design and a host of four-season features, the Sierra Designs Mountain Meteor 3 Tent shelters three travelers and holds all their gear thanks to dual vestibules on the front and back. A roomy floor plan lends plenty of space to sleep, and a sturdy pole configuration overhead keeps the roof intact through windy storms. Make the call to bring the Meteor 3 Tent when you and a couple buddies are expecting brutal mountain weather.
  • Waterproof fly and floor fabric feature fully taped, PVC-free seams for added protection from rainstorms and soggy weather
  • Superseal floor tech combines the benefits of catenary and bathtub floors by featuring both raised and taped seams for a tighter pitch and better protection
  • Mesh wall panels on canopy increase airflow to decrease condensation and stuffiness
  • Snowflap on the vestibule blocks out blowing, drifting snow amid deep storms
  • Optic white canopy is easier on the eyes in the morning and diffuses a soothing, white light inside throughout the day
  • DAC NSL Featherlite poles are made with less phosphoric and nitric acid for a greener tent pole, and they feature a wider diameter with a thinner wall to add strength and save weight
  • Jake’s Corner reinforcements added a set of poles in each tent-floor corner, creating a strong triangle structure, which helps to keep floor space at a maximum and lends to the tent’s overall structural stability
  • M-hub tech and swivel clips help reduce the chance of pitching errors and expedite the tent setup process
  • Clip locks and DAC twist clips make it quick and simple to set up the poles and connect the body to the pole structure
  • Locking pole tips keep the poles securely in place and improve structural reliability
  • Internal storage pockets keep your flashlight, maps, and trail wares accessible
  • Reflective door trim and guy outs show you where not to walk
  • Fast-pitch-compatible; just carry the poles, fly, and footprint to save weight
  • Footprint available separately

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Can this be pitched in a single operation?...

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Can this be pitched in a single operation? I need a tent for serious winter camping, and i love the design, interior and vestibules on this one. big plus for stormflaps on the vestibule. But from the video it looks like it'd be near impossible to pitch in a howling snowstorm with thick mittens on?
Has anyone had any problems with the holes for the poles filling with snow?

5 5

Great tent

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

North Face and Mountain Hardware do a better job of marketing their tents as 'extreme', but Sierra Designs ?hands down? makes a better tent.

The DNA for this particular tent originated 30 years ago in the Stretch Dome.They've been perfecting ever since.

I've used Sierra Designs tents on 5 continents and in every condition you can imagine. Not once have I ever been failed. (And when you are in a howling windstorm in zero degree temps ?�reliability is a matter of life and death.)

Make sure you look at the size. Sierra Designs tents seem to feel a little more roomy than other tents. You may not need a 3-person, when a 2-person will do.

5 5

Best SD 4-season tent so far

I've used the SD stretch dome tent for almost 2 decades all throughout AK. The mountain meteor is like an updated, bigger stretch dome, with much bigger vestibule.

I must have a slightly older version though as it doesn't have the storm flaps on the front of the fly. I thought SD was discontinuing this tent because it was not on their website and the one I got was for an insanely good price (not from BC). Looks like they were just updating it, though, as it is back on their website. That is good because this is a killer tent.

I can not find anything to complain about and every other tent I have been in has had something I thought could be better. True, it is pretty heavy and it is expensive, but it's not built for weekend back packing, adventure racing, or solo sheep hunting. But for what it is intended the extra few pounds over other tents in its class are extra pounds of performance.

Of course I can't say it is better than all other tents since I have not used all other tents, but I have used a lot (NF, marmot, black diamond) and up until now the original stretch dome was always my favorite tent.