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Mountain Hardwear
Aspect 3 Tent : 3-Person 3-Season

4.296296296296297 out of 5 stars
27 Reviews
Current price: $405.99 Original price: $579.99
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Color:Grey Ice



Why We Like The Aspect 3 Tent

The Mountain Hardwear Aspect 3 Tent is surprisingly robust for how little it weighs, and even more surprisingly compact compared to most 3-person tents. The Sil nylon fly offers reliable, 3-season protection from wet weather, while the 3/4 mesh canopy maximizes airflow for warmer weather. There are two full-size doors and vestibules large enough for three backpacks. DAC Featherlight poles provide a sturdy setup without weighing you down on the trail, and one of the poles is pre-bent to give better headspace. Guyout points with included guylines and stakes keep sturdy in windy weather. Four internal pockets organize all the small things for a cleaner living space.


  • Lightweight, robust tent made for 3-season camping
  • Sil nylon fly offers rugged weather protection without much weight
  • Full mesh canopy maximizes ventilation for the warm seasons
  • DAC Featherlight poles provide sturdy support without the weight
  • Two full-size doors and two vestibules for gear storage
  • Four pockets store and organize small items
  • Guyout points, guylines, and DAC J-stakes included
  • Item #MHW01DO
[fly] 20D nylon ripstop, PU coating (1200mm), [canopy] 20D nylon mesh, [floor] 40D nylon ripstop, PU coating (1500mm)
Wall Type
DAC Featherlight NFL
Pole Attachment
Number of Doors
Number of Vestibules
Vestibule Space
9.58sq ft
mesh panels
Interior Height
Floor Dimensions
66 x 90in
Floor Space
41.25sq ft
Packed Size
6 x 22.5in
Footprint Included
Trail Weight
3lb 12oz
Packed Weight
4lb 2oz
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 27 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 4 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 1 reviews
5 Stars - 20 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

June 14, 2024

Epic adventures await with this tent!

Easy to set up, even on first attempt didn't take more than a few minutes (alone) - it's intuitive, nothing to overthink about (like matching colours, trying to guess the side or whatever). The pole hooks for inner tent cords are an amazing innovation - I did treat them carefully after reading some negative reviews, but they don't look like snapping anytime soon. Very roomy inside, thanks to slightly pre-bent poles. It's a proper hotel for 2 and child/dog/gear, or a cozy place for 3. All in all - that's probably the best tent I've ever had at a fraction of the weight (1.8kg full set!!!). And the only thing it's missing (considering the price point) is a footprint, which is not that easy to find even to buy separately online.


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2 out of 5 stars

November 29, 2023

Fair weather tent only

Yes its light weight but it fails in a few departments I bought this tent to replace my Nothface stormbreaker for sheep hunting, it's lighter and saves room in your backpack but as I found out it has very little integral strength to it, when the wind picked up at night the tent was flattened to our faces, the poles were chattering like it was about to break apart. The fly seemed fairly water proof but the amount of condensation that formed inside during a rain was ridiculous, It basically rain inside as well. The tie downs from the fly to the base tent are just very thin pieces of para cord , not your usual tent pole clips or holes, when the wind picked up it would pop these off. It does not come with a base, you will need it unless your pitching this tent on a grassy field of some sort, the tent material is vey thin. If you want a fair weather, summer camping tent that you can use at a music festival then this is for you. Pretty disappointed in this tent as usually Mountain Hardware makes pretty decent gear.


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5 out of 5 stars

September 20, 2023

Amazing tent!

High quality, lightweight and very easy to assemble.

Darren O.

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5 out of 5 stars

July 13, 2023

Very happy with this tent

This is the first backpacking tent I've owned in 30 years. I've only used it once so far, but both my wife and I were very happy with the tent. It was quick and easy to setup and it was comfortably big for the two of us and some of our stuff.

IT Guy

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5 out of 5 stars

May 18, 2023

exactly what I was looking for

The Mountain Hardware Aspect 3 Tent exceeded all my expectations during my recent 10-day backpacking trip in Colorado. This tent proved to be an exceptional companion in the rugged wilderness, providing reliable protection and comfort throughout my journey. One of the standout features of the Aspect 3 is its durability. Despite encountering harsh weather conditions, including heavy rain and strong winds, the tent remained rock-solid and impervious to the elements. Its robust construction and high-quality materials gave me peace of mind, knowing that I was sheltered from the unpredictable mountain weather. Setting up the Aspect 3 was a breeze, thanks to its intuitive design and color-coded poles. Even after a long day of hiking, I could effortlessly assemble the tent in a matter of minutes. The freestanding structure allowed me to choose the ideal campsite without being limited by the terrain, providing flexibility and convenience. Inside, the Aspect 3 offered a spacious and comfortable living area for three people. The tent's well-designed floor plan maximized interior space, ensuring ample room for gear storage and movement. The two doors and vestibules were a fantastic addition, allowing easy access and providing extra storage for our backpacks and muddy boots. Ventilation was superb in the Aspect 3. The tent featured strategically placed mesh panels and vents, which effectively circulated air and minimized condensation. Even on warmer nights, I enjoyed a cool and refreshing sleep without feeling stuffy or claustrophobic. Furthermore, the tent's lightweight design was a blessing during our backpacking adventure. It packed down compactly, fitting seamlessly into my backpack without adding unnecessary weight. Its durability didn't compromise its portability, making it a perfect choice for hikers who prioritize both strength and convenience. Overall, the Mountain Hardware Aspect 3 Tent proved itself to be a top-notch shelter for my extended backpacking trip in Colorado. Its outstanding durability, easy setup, spacious interior, excellent ventilation, and lightweight design make it a reliable and versatile choice for outdoor enthusiasts. I highly recommend this tent to anyone seeking a reliable and comfortable shelter for their wilderness adventures.


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5 out of 5 stars

March 23, 2023

Light and durable tent

I have had this tent for over a year and so far it has held up well. I had to set it up at night once with high winds and rain and stayed dry despite the terrible weather. The mesh actually helped because it kept the tent from being blown away during set up. (It did require 2 people to attach the fly and I did have a towel to dry the tent inside after set up). Attached is an image the next morning, I undid the vestibule due me beginning to pack up. I have also tested it in the backyard during a blizzard and besides occasionally tapping snow off through the night it did make it through. I would not recommend it (it is a three season tent)but it is good to know that in a pinch or a change in weather the tent will hold up. The fly despite being very thin has held up to everything I have thrown at it. I have been careful with it to keep it from being punctured. On a clear night the mesh is great for falling asleep under the stars. As a previous reviewer stated some of the hooks do become undone if the weather is bad but never enough to compromise the integrity of the tent. (At a maximum 2 on the top out of 5). Overall this is amazing tent that is light, yet more durable than similar tents on the market. And yes it will fit three people comfortably with 20” wide pads (gear had to stay in the vestibule). With the silicon what’re proofing being just the cherry on top. Look to use it for many more years to come!

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1 out of 5 stars

December 31, 2022

Not rainproof

I wanted to love this tent. Easy set up, lightweight, nice and big for 2 people and a big dog, plus our packs. Second night on a backpacking trip the rain hit for 12 hours, the tent fly started seeping water in from the top after just an hour or 2, the poles condensed water and dripped so much water onto the mesh that eventually it started raining water on all of our gear. The water seeped down the mesh walls and into the tent where the mesh ended, causing puddles to form and getting our gear wet. It was not a great experience, we returned it the day we got back from the trip.


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5 out of 5 stars

December 18, 2022

Light weight and roomy

I purchased the Aspect 3 tent earlier this year and really like it. It is sturdy, lightweight, and roomy, just what I expect from Mountain Hardwear.


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5 out of 5 stars

October 12, 2022

Overall nice backpacking tent.

Used it in WV last weekend with no adverse weather conditions (other than wind). The tent held up well and has ample space for two people and some gear. I believe it to be somewhat common knowledge, but you always go 1+ person on tents if you plan a stowing gear in them. As with other lightweight backpacking tents, this tent does feel a little "fragile" so i would recommend going easy with it. This appears to be the general consensus among reviewers for any brand lightweight hiking tent. The rain fly seems to be manufactured with a really thin, but it held up well in the wind, but i cannot speak for rain at this point. The stakes are small and very lightweight, but they held so no conplaints there. I personally thought it was a well thought out design with some nice storage options (2 sides, 1 on top). The hooks and cord systm that attaches the tent to the poles is unique. I think i like it, but its too early to tell for me at this point. That being said, i had no problems with it. Overall, its a pretty easy tent to set up, especially with two people. I'm hoping it will last like my marmont limelight 2p as i really do like this tent. Also (if it matters to you like it does me) the material isnt manufactured in China so i personally feel it is of a higher quality. Nothing is perfect, but this tent appears quality.

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5 out of 5 stars

June 2, 2022

Easy setup nice and light

Just used this tent Memorial Weekend 3 miles above Wrights Lake it's the cats meow had a little rain two nights kept us high and dry


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