Mountain Hardwear Airjet 3
Ease of Setup: easy
Weight: 5.5 pounds packed weight
Price Paid: $320
Same experience as the other reviewer. Light weight and generous proportions mean nothing when the walls of the tent literally *fall apart* after only about six uses!
The front wall, through which one enters / exits, was only barely glued -- a better word is probably "pasted" -- together, and not stitched at all. The glue apparently completely fails after very minimal use. Absolutely shockingly shoddy construction. Same case for a lot of the tie tabs in and around the entryway, as well as the corner pockets.
I first realized something was up when my glasses fell through the corner pocked onto the ground outside. Next use, the entire front wall collapsed, leaving me exposed for three days of wilderness camping.
I am so disappointed -- I saved up for this tent, and thought I did my research (not enough, obviously).
Price Paid: On sale for $189.99
I loved the tent. Yes, mine started to fall apart after a while but I had used it at least 4 or 5 times a year for quite a while. I loved it while it lasted.
It sucks that it fell apart but Mountain Hardwear has worked very nicely with me to get the problem taken care of. They are reimbursing me $320 toward a new tent.
Design: 3 season free standing
Ease of Setup: Easy to pitch, great ventilation crummy materials
Weight: ??? I threw it away..
Price Paid: $320
I bought this tent as a replacement for an 'old' Walrus I had and thought it would be as good as the old tent. The first season I used it, the tent was fine, easy to pitch, dry and roomy for 1 person with gear. Although during this trip I noticed that the fly was separating itself from the tension shelf on the inside of the tent. I bought GOOP and glued it together. I mailed the tent to Mountain Hardwear and they decided to do nothing as my repair was good enough....
This past summer I went on a 7 week motorcycle trip to Alaska and while doing some sightseeing in Cody WY, the tent decided to completely disintegrate. The opposite side of my fly repair had let go, as well as other seams on the roof. Fortunately, a nearby outdoor store had another tent. I will NEVER EVER buy anything from Mountain Hardwear again even if they were the only tent maker. Their customer service is the pits and their products are just alike.
I like my old Walrus (Starstreme XV)a lot better even if it is heavier.
Design: three-season freestanding poop
Ease of Setup: Easy
Price Paid: Too much
Fell apart after 3 uses in 3 years. All welded seams fell apart on the third use. The entire bottom of the tent became detached from the fly as well as the front entrance. Currently trying to get MH to replace it... There is a reason they don't make this one anymore...
Price Paid: Don't remember
I bought this tent in 2004. Last spring I noticed that the glue has totally dried up and the tent fell apart. A shame, I'm very disappointed! :(
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