User Review: Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 2
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120
This is a great bomb-proof shelter that weighs less than 5 lbs. Surprisingly easy to setup for a non-free standing tent.
- Factory taped seams
- Easy to setup
- Roomy vestibule
- Good headroom
- Tight for two full size people
I purchased this tent earlier this year to replace my cheap 2-person tent. I really got a good deal on this tent from my local sporting goods store given the brand.
This was my first non-free standing shelter and I was really concerned how easy/difficult this tent would be to setup. To my surprise, I was able to set this up even in my living room with ease.
When I took this for the first time on one of my trips this year, I was very pleased again with how quickly this tent sets up. The two lightweight poles easily attaches to the inner tent and the fly. The guylines and stake points are all straight forward and easy to follow.
As a solo tent, this shelter had a lot of room for all my gear inside and ample vestibule space for other gear. It offered great ventilation and so far and I have had minimal condensation if any. When packed, this tent can be compressed to the size of a small basketball as long as the poles are packed outside the provided stuff sack.
It's a great tent to get and light enough when split between two people. Only issue is, if you decide to share this tent with someone else, make sure the other person is someone close to you...it's quite cozy for two but very roomy for one.
** UPDATE 3/13**
Since this review, I have taken this tent with me on more adventures and I still stand by this review. This tent will stay with me for awhile. Here's a photo of shelter on my last winter trip.