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Ideal for fast-moving backpackers accessing remote, hard-to-reach locations, the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Sky 3 Tent offers a lightweight, easy-packing design, all without sacrificing durability or usable space. Industry leading DAS Featherlight NSL poles shave excess weight while maintaining strength and durability. Super-lightweight materials keep the tent's pack weight at 4.75-pounds, with a pitchlight option weighting just under 3-pounds.
The dual-entry design features dry entry vestibules on both sides, helping you get in and out without bringing in the elements. Dual vestibules also increase storage space for gear, keeping your packs and footwear nice and dry. Guaranteed watertight, the fully taped fly and taped perimeter seams keep outside moisture from seeping in, even during heavy rainstorms. Other key features include a welded zipper-flap for increased dryness, as well as mesh interior pockets for convenient storage.
- Lightweight three-person tent
- DAS Featherlight NSL poles
- Two dry entry vestibules and mesh tent doors
- Fully taped fly, taped perimeter tent seams
- Welded corners, welded guy clip anchors
- Welded zipper-flap construction
- Mesh interior pockets
- Item #MHW00N2
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The Ghost Sky line is not designed to be ultra-lightweight. This tent line will be durable while also on the lighter side of a 3-person tent. Setup is a breeze with the pole system. It is all one pole integrated together so no having to guess at which pole goes where or measuring to make sure you have the longer or shorter pole. Simply lay the poles out and start clipping the tent to the poles. It is certainly on a smaller3 person tent. You can fit 3 normal width (20â) sleeping pads inside, but any wide sleeping pads may be a stretch. With the two vestibules, though it makes it much more comfortable when you are sleeping three deep. I had this tent out in Grand Tetons NP during some serious windstorms and it held up just fine. Given sub 5 lbs. weight (all in, can go much lighter if needed), this is a great tent option.
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Lightweight and Roomy!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I was able to test this baby out last night in my backyard! I love the nylon knit mesh canopy. It's awesome for stargazing without the rain fly on, which makes perfect sense on those clear summer nights. Anyway, set up was a breeze. I didn't even need to look for any instructions (which do come with the tent, BTW). The double vestibule/door feature is great! You won't find yourself climbing over the top of your camping buddy to relieve yourself during the night. Overall, it's lightweight, functional, and fits into my pack. This is a great lightweight option for a two person backpacking trip. It would be so easy to split up into two packs, and provides plenty of room for 2 people with gear! You could fit 3 total people in the tent to sleep, but you wouldn't have room for much else. Over all, great shelter!
Super room for the weight
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I read the review below after I purchased this tent and I had quite the opposite experience.
Fabrics were light and very breathable, I used it for a couple 14er trips and it really stayed dry even on humid nights.
The poles are DAC Featherlite which are crazy light and found in most high end backpacking tents. There performed as they should and was happy with the easy up set up.
I did not use a foot pad and we were setting up in some rocky areas and the floor held tight and no tears.
What I was most impressed by was the usable space and the double vestibule against the weight. It's not one of those sacrafice everything to save a few ounces but a very comfortable tent for a couple buddies and dogs...
Great Tent by Hardwear... I also own the Ghost UL tent from mountain hardwear and I prefer this for shorter distances, peak bagging tent. If you are looking for long mileage, week plus action I'd look at the Ghost UL.
Poor Quality Fabric and Poles
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I am typically a huge Mountain Hardwear fan and was really excited to purchase my first Mountain Hardwear tent - the Ghost Sky 3. However, after using for the first time on a weekend camping trip I am very disappointed with the tent.
* Fabric is poor quality. Floor ripped the first night I used the tent. Tent was set on a grass surface with the Ghost Sky 3 footprint, so I was very surprised that the fabric tore after one use.
* Tent poles are poor quality. After taking the tent down from my two night camping trip, one of the poles was permanently bent.
* Extreme condensation develops inside the tent. When using this tent with the rainfly, expect a ton of moisture to develop inside the tent. Sleeping bags and tent walls were dripping wet in the morning despite perfect weather overnight.
* Large mesh ceiling allows lots of dust to blow into the tent even when covered with the rainfly.
* Vestibule zippers do not unzip completely. Zipper stops at bottom, which causes a tripping hazard and makes it difficult to enter the tent.
* Very small for a 3-person tent. My wife and I shared the tent, but it was a tight squeeze. Just enough room for two sleeping pads side-by-side.
* Color scheme looks great.
* Large mesh ceiling gives nice views when not using the rainfly.
* Compact size when packed.
I did contact Mountain Hardwear about the ripped floor and bent pole to request a refund or replacement. Unfortunately it was two weeks beyond the 60-day return window, so they did not provide a replacement. They did offer to patch the tent and repair the bent pole, but this process took five weeks, and the repaired tent pole that I received is a mismatched color. I wish that I had simply purchased a different tent in the first place.
For anyone else that is looking, the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3 seems to be a better alternative to this tent.