User Review: Mountain Hardwear Drifter 3
Price Paid: $230
I am writing this to help other buyers. I was looking for a backcountry tent for me and my wife, and was willing to spend around $500 (CAN) for the long run. But in doing so, the saleslady at the outdoors store, told us how all the workers have the cheap priced Drifter.
At $230 Canadian the last thing I wanted to do is make a mistake on a tent. We liked the easy setup, the weight compared to pricey competators, but you get what you pay for right?
Our first backcountry trip with this tent was in the Canadian Rockies in BC. We got caught hiking in a serious downpour in the mountains to return to the Drifter on a pool of water. Our spot was concave (stupid me) so we felt like we were swooshing on a waterbed. We did not get a drop of water all night and woke up completely dry in this tent.
Just buy and go with no sealing. This tent was fantastic and worth every penny. It was dryer then our front country tent that cost almost double. Love the Drifter 3, thanks Mountain Hardwear!