User Review: GoLite Hex 3 Shelter
Design: 3 season pyramid
Ease of Setup: Sets up in about 5-10 minutes
Weight: fly 2.7,bugnetted floor 1.12, floor only 15 oz
Price Paid: 0,.00
I have used my Hex 3 for about 10 years now. It was actually given to me by a friend who used to sell GoLite products at the Grand Canyon. I bought the bug-netted floor and the single floor sections later. I like it cause its light and sheds rain and light snow very well.
I have used it in Alaska, New York,Arizona, Wyoming, Utah and California. For me personally by myself its a great light,small packing roomy tent. I have had many tents over the last 34 years and this the best I have owned.
But you won't find it at GoLite as its been changed to be called the Shangri-la 3 now. Same tent with a few new features like clips that hold the tent fly to the floor at the stake out points and a better,lighter tent pole. The tent pole can be substituted with a telescopic hiking pole or tied off on a limb above.
Update: March 31, 2010
The Shangri-la 3 tent by Golite in my opinion is the best tent I have ever had. I was given the rainfly part by an old friend who used to sell Golite at the Grand Canyon. I have used it nearly 10 years. Actually mine is called the Hex 3, but basically it is the same tent with some improvements in the Shangri-la 3. Itn ow has clips at the stake out points that hold the rainfly to either the floor or bugnetted floor for better wind stability.
Right now on 3/31/2010 the rainfly sells for $275 and weighs 2 lbs 7 oz and comes in a yellow or green color. The bugnetted floor weighs 1 lb 12 oz and the floor part alone without netting is 15 oz. I use all three depending on the weather situation and bug seasons. So say like the rainfly and the nonbug netted floor weighs 3 lbs 6 oz.
The single pole can be substituted with a hiking stick or there is a loop on the top outside to tie the tent to a limb above. It sleeps 2-3 persons depending on how its set up. I am 6 ft 7 inches tall and have room between the walls when laying in the tent and can stand on my knees with plenty of headroom.