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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
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.