User Review: GoLite Hex 3 Shelter (w/Nest Inner Tent and Floor)
Design: four-season teepee
Ease of Setup: fairly simple, does require stakeout
Weight: 2 lbs 14 oz
Price Paid: $320.93
The Hex 3 worked as advertised. So, why three stars instead of 5? Well, I guess the true test of a 4-season tent comes not only in that 4th, wintry season, but also in its use during those other three seasons.
My wife and I backpacked over Memorial Day weekend. I loved the light weight, but it rained a lot here in the White Mountains, and condensation was definitely an issue. The tent performed excellent at shedding the wind and those gusts even provided some additional ventilating relief.
All things being considered, if deciding to purchase this tent for use in the three normal seasons, I would select a different tent. However, if you want a great 4th season tent, with occasional usage as a three-season tent, this is a winner.
As a side note, the single pole in the center does prevent couple cuddling, so if your sweetie requires an occasional spooning, you might want to select a different design. :-)