User Review: Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 3
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $199
Easy to set-up, great tent for the money.
- Easy to set up
- Well ventilated
- Some condensation
- Not free-standing
We bought this tent when we went on a casual car camping trips and ended up at the top of a mountain and two hours from home with no tent poles. This was the biggest/least hardcore tent that the nearest outdoors shop had since they catered to "serious" backpackers and not idiot car campers who leave their tent poles at home. :)
Despite my apprehension that this would be way too much fancy tent for casual campers like us, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this tent.
It's incredibly light, it's SO easy to set up — one person can manage it easily — it's very well-ventilated (we usually take the fly off during the day to let air circulate too), it's got handy pockets and loops inside for lamps and gear. It's also pretty roomy considering it's a super-lightweight backpacking tent. My husband is a big guy and we're comfortable with the two if us and our two 60lb dogs inside. The vestibule also truly does help you keep the tent dry.
As previous commentors noted you will get a little condensation because of the great ventilation, but no soaked sleeping bags, and I have spent the night in this in a windy downpour.
I was very apprehensive about it not being free-standing, but honestly, I haven't had any issues or even thought about it since we bought it.
Highly recommend this tent. It's excellent quality and a great product, especially considering the price and reputation of MH.