User Review: GoLite Hex 3 Shelter
Design: center pole tipi shelter
Ease of Setup: very easy
Price Paid: $200
Light and quick to erect are the first impressions I had on getting the Hex 3, but as they say the proof of the pudding is in the eating. My test was a week on an uninhabited Island (Texa) off the west coast of Scotland. The weather for the first five days consisted of winds gusting between 40 and 65mph with very heavy rain and temperatures of -5 at night. The HEX 3 worked fine apart from a couple of minor hiccups
1. the supplied pegs in the wet of the UK failed to hold in the soft water logged ground but fortunately I had taken some light weight 12" ones unlike another guy there with a Hex 3 who had to make some temporary ones out of drift wood
and 2. The roof vents let the driven rain in as it was blown up the skin of the shelter this I shall remedy with a small baffle in each vent that will be easy to construct.
Overall this shelter was great. Indeed one guy had a very expensive Nordic tent that had the zip ripped out and required running repairs. The ground sheet is a must in the UK but I found it was not the best of fits so I will be replacing the hanging clips with bungee cord. But overall this is a great bit of kit.