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Ghost UL 2

rated 4 of 5 stars For the backpacker who can afford to purchase an ultralight tent and who doesn’t mind compromising on space (and therefore also a measure of comfort), the Mountain Hardwear Ghost UL 2 offers a well-made, viable option for a double-wall two-person tent. Introduction For backpackers intent on lightening their loads, reducing shelter weight is often a priority. Weight reduction almost invariably means a push-and-pull among item characteristics: if quality is maintained as weight goes down, cost generally… Full review

Meridian 1

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent is excellent for long distance backpacking or biking, very durable and comfortable for one person. I took this tent on a cross-country bike tour and loved it every time I slept in it. Even though mine was relatively old, it kept me dry and I could stuff the fly and tent into a compression sack that hardly took up any space in my panniers. The poles fit perfectly in my triangle bag, never broke or bent, and are extremely easy to set up. The zippers also held up as well, and the breezy tent… Full review

Phantasia 15

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this bag after realizing I was a cold sleeper even in the summer. I wanted something to keep me warm all year out in the wilderness. I definitely found it with this bag! Lightweight, soft, 850 down fill, easy zippers, and great hood. Bag comes with storage sack seen here. Stuff sack comes with the bag as seen here. Puffs up quickly even after being compressed for a while. Very lofty bag, so puffy and soft!   Kept me warm up in Summerland. I love this bag! Super soft and warm and zippers… Full review

Airjet 2

rated 1 of 5 stars Seams came unglued after about 15 nights of light use in Colorado and French Alps in 2008-2009 (with some rainy nights at 2000-3500m). Fully agree with other reviews stating that the quality is very bad. Astonishingly, I regret to say: shame on you, MH! (sorry for my English just a French hiker). In French: Désolé d'écrire ainsi...j'ai acheté cette tente aux USA avec des amis américains...Elle paraissait génial, légère, rapide à monter...parfois quelques soucis d'humidité dès les premières… Full review

Trango 2

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a mountaineering tent, not an ultralight. It is for environments where failure is not an option. It is built to take the beating it will get on windy, cold, and possibly unforgiving terrain. It is large enough to do what you need to do to survive while entirely protected from the elements. It is not a beginner's tent. The fly is adequate. Use in less than normal environments and terrain is expected. Wind proofing is expected and achieved. The materials are top drawer, but not built to be… Full review

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Mountain Hardwear Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

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January 22, 2014

A $2K Tent, Self-Motivated Headlamp, More Gear News
A $2,000 Cuben tent from Easton, a headlamp with "optic motility" from Snow Peak, plus final gear highlights from brands exhibiting at summer Outdoor Retailer. Read more
August 4, 2013

Outdoor Apparel Highlights from Outdoor Retailer
Here are a few footwear and apparel highlights we spotted from Keen, Mountain Hardwear, Icebreaker, La Sportiva, Icebreaker, Sierra Designs, The North Face, and DownTek. Read more
August 5, 2012

Outdoor Retailer: Hiking Gear Preview
Companies offer a plethora of new hiking and backpacking packs. Apparel not only keeps you warm and dry, but can also cool you down. Trekking poles get lighter and more compact. Read more
July 30, 2012

A Flood of Water-Repellent Down for Sleeping Bags
Down that keeps you warm, even when wet? A flood of hydrophobic DownTek, DriDown, and Q.Shield Down insulation promises to repel water while maintaining loft, insulation, and breathability, even when wet. Read more
July 24, 2012

Bizarre OR (or don't take it all too seriously)
Walking granola gars? Prosthetic beards? Sign of the horns? Sometimes Winter OR gets a little bizarre or reminds us to stop taking it all too seriously. Read more
February 3, 2012


Mountain Hardwear
1414 Harbour Way South
Ford Point, Suite 1005
Richmond, CA 94804

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