User Review: Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 3
Design: 3 season, not freestanding, one door, one vestibule
Price Paid: NA
We took this tent with us on an 8-day trip to Glacier National Park. Two of those nights were spent in the backcountry.
First, Mountain Hardwear makes great products, but I will have to be honest, I absolutely hated this tent. It's not freestanding. You need to perform acrobatics to get out of the tent and it was terrible that it only had one door and one vestibule.
The worst part is that you can barely sit up straight without elbowing your tentmates -- there were 3 women using this tent on this trip and we all had to coordinate getting out of the tent because there was no way two people can get ready at the same time, even something simple like putting on your shoes had to be a coordinated effort.
On the last day of our trip, I just couldn't stand being inside of this tent anymore that I decided to sleep in the car. Compared to the tent, I felt like I was in a 5 star hotel.
If you need a good backpacking tent, don't buy this. Get a tent that is free standing, that you can sit-up in, with two doors and two vestibules. The tiny difference in weight is worth it, especially if you need to get up at night to pee. This tent is like a zipped up Pita bread for bears and we were the stuffing.
The only plus, it kept us dry.