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Benjamin S.

Benjamin S.

Benjamin S.

Benjamin S.wrote a review of on June 3, 2016

Poor Quality Fabric and Poles
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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.

Cons:
* 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.

Pros:
* 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.

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