Camping Gear Guide
4-Season Tents

Sierra Designs Convert 3 Tent: 3-Person 4-Season


Product Details

Sierra Designs set out develop a tent that will handle all your winter and summer multi-day missions with its Convert 3 4-Season Tent. Its hybrid double/single-wall construction offers excellent, all-season protection that gives you a dry place to warm up and sleep soundly, and despite its bomber construction, this tent remains fairly lightweight so you won't feel too weighed down while you climb. The floor consists of a durable nylon that Sierra Designs fully taped for extra waterproof protection. The tent's DAC NSL poles are featherlight to keep the weight off your back while you hike, and the locking pole tips prevent the poles from bending and collapsing when the winds start to howl. The unique design of the Convert 3 puts a breathable double wall canopy at the tops and sides of the tent, and the fabric is engineered to prevent dust and spindrift from blowing in whether you're camped on a high-elevation snowfield, or dusty desert floor. For winter camping, a removable vestibule provides ample storage for all your gear, while a second vestibule (sold separately) can be attached at the other side of the tent for even more storage space. When summer camping, the vestibule can be left back at the truck to shave almost a whole pound from the total weight of the tent. An external pitch design makes set up easy in even the most foul weather and two doors make for easy ins and outs throughout the night.

Price : $ 689.95


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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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