Camping Gear Guide
4-Season Tents

Mountain Hardwear Trango 3 Tent: 3-Person 4-Season


Product Details

From base camp to storm-battered ridges, the Mountain Hardwear Trango 3 Tent shelters the world's best alpinists and small expedition teams. It's been around for nigh on 20 years, so you have to assume there's something pretty rad about it. Could it be the burly four-pole design (plus one vestibule pole) that makes it so appealing' Maybe. If it's not that, perhaps it's DAC Featherlight NSL aluminum poles or the waterproof PU- and silicone-coated nylon fabrics that are tough enough to stand up to a rampaging rhinoceros, as well as brutal mountain wind and snow, all while weighing just over ten pounds. Truthfully, it's probably a combination of all these things, plus a whole lot more. All the seams on the fly and floor are fully taped for superior waterproofing, and the DirectConnect guy-out points, pole clips, and zipper flaps are fully welded for extreme durability in extreme conditions. Because they could, Mountain Hardwear designed the Trango with double mesh doors for ventilation and matching vestibules to stand up to storms, and added snow flaps on the bottom of the fly to keep out whirling winds and spindrift. All the zippers are watertight as well, the fly has a window in it, and there are interior pockets to hold all your small waiting-out-the-storm gear like headlamps, books, and cards. You can even pick up the footprint (sold separately) and pitch the Trango as a lightweight summer shelter using just the fly. No wonder it's been just about everywhere it's possible to go.

Price : $ 699.95


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Winter Tents Checklist

Quality? Thankfully, most four-season tents are high-quality. You can't go wrong getting a tent by The North Face, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear or Black Diamond.
Don't Get Too Big! Due to the bulk of winter camping gear, many people get "too large" of a tent. Unless you truly have use for a large tent (due to having more people), it's better to match the tent's size to the number of people.
Smaller Tents Stay Warmer. A smaller tent will stay warmer with the same people in it. Thus, a tent designed for four people (but which has only two people in it), will not be as warm as a two-person tent with two people in it. Yes, it's common sense, but many people forget about it.
Convertible Tents? There are a few four-season winter tents that are known as "convertible tents," working for both three season and four-season uses. These tents are alright for late fall/early spring use where there exists a high probability of winter weather. However, convertible tents are NOT ideal for either intense winter camping OR normal three-season use.
If You Camp in Both Winter And Summer. Instead of getting a convertible tent, it's best to get one dedicated tent for three-season use and another for dedicated four-season use. It's not necessarily anymore expensive, either.

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