User Review: Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 3
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Don't remember, on sale.
Too small for three, roomy for two, good space-to-weight ratio, reasonable quality. A good choice if the price is right and you don't mind a little extra weight in exchange for some extra space.
- Plenty of space for two
- Good space-to-weight ratio
- Easy pitch
- Too small for three
- Marginal in wind and cold
- Poor ventilation
We've had this tent for three years and used it a lot for summer camping. It has held up well, including over a two-month long car camping trip.
It's a simple design and easy to pitch, requires pegs at the four corners, two for the vestibule, and two more to hold the fly out from the walls. I don't mind a non-freestanding tent because of the weight advantage.
It has plenty of space for two and good headroom at the door end. The vestibule has enough space for a couple of backpacks or a big dog, with room to get out for a midnight pee.
There is no proper roof vent, so we have to leave the vestibule open or crack the zippers when it's not raining, and just seal it up and let it sweat when it rains.
Extra clips on the inside of the fly make it possible to guy the tent out in wind, but we haven't used it much in high wind. The canopy is almost 100% netting, which is nice and light but I think it could get drafty and cold in the shoulder seasons.
We weathered a 30 minute intense hailstorm in the Sierras in this tent — it almost seemed as if water was spraying right through the fly, but I think it was condensation being knocked off by the impact of the hail — much longer and we would have been good and wet:
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