Mountain Hardwear Stronghold

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Capacity 10
Minimum Weight 44 lb 3 oz / 20.00 kg
Packed Weight 44 lb 4 oz / 20.03 kg
Floor Area 171 sq ft / 15.9 sq m
Number of Doors 2
Number of Poles 15
Number of Vestibules 0
Interior Height 89 in / 226 cm
Packed Diameter 17 in / 46 cm
Packed Length 34 in / 86 cm
Pitch Light Weight 0 oz / 0 g



Just plain awesome. Holds everything you can throw…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: 4 season free-standing double-wall floorless dome
Sleeps: 6+
Ease of Setup: very easy
Weight: 47 lbs
Price Paid: sponsored

Just plain awesome. Holds everything you can throw at it, is easy to pitch by 2 people (15 min fast, 30 min. full.) and versatile. We used it for winter camping on lakes with groups of 10-12 and it worked very well. Something you can live, sleep, cook and eat in.

A truly all purpose, well-designed base camp or group shelter, the kind of stuff I've come to expect from the Mountain Hardwear folks.

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When the weather disintegrates at Nanga Parbat basecamp, huddle your team inside the ten-person Mountain Hardwear Stronghold Tent for meals, weather briefings, or to play some poker until you can go outside again. It's a good thing the Stronghold's ginormous, because it might be a while. Designed to shelter large groups in the worst mountain weather on the planet, this huge, floorless (footprint sold separately) double-walled dome can be used as a common gathering space, kitchen, sleeping quarters, or all of the above, with a six-foot-plus ceiling and 15-foot diameter that provides plenty of room for 10 rugged mountaineers to hang out in (relative) comfort. The dome shape is designed to shed wind and snow, and there's a series of perimeter and roof vents to keep air moving when you're cooking or just lying back smelling bad. Make no mistake, the Stronghold didn't grow up to be this big and burly without lifting some serious weights and putting on some pretty legit bulk: it weighs 42 pounds, which seems like a lot until you realize that you're probably not throwing this on your back and schlepping it in yourself, but loading it onto a mule or into a plane for the trip out to the glacier. You should also take into account that you're getting 15 DAC Pressfit aluminum poles, a 70D nylon taffeta fly with PU and silicone coatings, and perimeter snow flaps to seal out snow and lock in heat. There's an internal perimeter skirt, too, which is the Stronghold's secret do-it-all weapon: you can make a bombproof anchor by stacking your gear on it and shoveling some snow around the outside, or you can carve snow benches and drape the skirt over it, creating waterproof easy chairs for the whole gang. While you're lounging, take a peek out one of the five SVX windows to check on the conditions, or you can get up and stick a head out one of the two doors, if you're feeling brave. It'll clear up soon, promise.


Mountain Hardwear: Stronghold: When the storms roll in, the Stronghold lives up to its name. Found in base camps from Torres del Paine to Kilimanjaro to Yosemite Valley, this dome shelter for 10+ persons is engineered to minimize wind load while remaining impervious to the elements. Industry leading DAC Pressfit poles 2 dual canopy and mesh doors Internal perimeter skirt provides off ground space and can seal tent with optional footprint SVX windows for a brighter interior and visibility of exterior conditions Mesh and canopy zippered thru-vent allows ventilation and view through the fly window Perimeter snow flaps Bartacks color code webbing at stake out points for easy pole set up Reflective color coded starter tab on the rainfly and canopy make pitching easy Internal pockets help keep you organized Reflective guy-out loops and zipper pulls are easy to see at night O-rings at pole intersections for internal guy system Rugged duffle bag included for transportation and storage Optional floor footprint available Guy out line and line tensioners included

- Mountain Hardwear

Mountain Hardwear Stronghold 10-Person Dome Camping Tent - The Stronghold Camping Tent by Mountain Hardwear is a great choice for anyone looking for a force-field against Himalayan fronts and the Antarctic's wrath, or a comfortable place to wait out any storm. Strongholdâ??s dome shape and double-walled construction minimizes wind load over its surface area and the two zippered doors, large roof vent and perimeter vents help circulate air. Bar-tacked stress points and nylon pack cloth reinforcements add durability to the structure supported by super strong DAC Expedition PF poles and a perimeter floor-band creates waterproof seats when snow benches are carved. If you are looking for a shelter for day to day that will stand up to harsh high alpine conditions, you will want to check out the Stronghold Tent by Mountain Hardwear.

- Outdoorplay

Mountain Hardwear's Stronghold Tent is the impervious, double-walled, expedition base camp shelter. Strongholds dome shape minimizes wind load over its surface area and three zippered doors, large roof vent and five perimeter vents help circulate air. Perimeter floor-band creates waterproof seats when snow benches are carved. Bar-tacked stress points and nylon pack cloth reinforcements add durability to the structure supported by super strong DAC Expedition PF poles.