Mountain Hardwear Trango 4

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Capacity 4
Minimum Weight 12 lb / 5.44 kg
Packed Weight 12 lb 16 oz / 5.88 kg
Floor Area 65 sq ft / 6.0 sq m
Number of Doors 2
Number of Poles 5
Number of Vestibules 2
Vestibule Area 18 sq ft 1.7 sq m / 6 sq ft 0.6 sq m
Interior Height 50 in / 127 cm
Packed Diameter 10 in / 25 cm
Packed Length 23 in / 60 cm
Pitch Light Weight 9 lb 5 oz / 4.23 kg



We splurged on our Trango 4 before moving to Norway…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: About $600

We splurged on our Trango 4 before moving to Norway almost 9 years ago, anticipating a lot of camping in high winds above the trees. As it turns out, we use the huts a lot and haven't often put it to the test, but we have survived a number of windy and rainy nights in relative comfort. The Trango 2 has been reviewed several times over, and a lot of what has been said about that tent would also apply here.

We found it roomy enough for the four of us when the kids were small, but it would be tight for four adults. For just my wife and I it is a palace, but too heavy and bulky for practical backcountry use for two, even with a pulk. So that makes it about 4 lbs a head for 3 people -- keeping in mind that it is a bomb shelter of a tent.

Lots of attention to detail: Windows over the vestibule and interior, locking clips on the main attachment points, the fly clips in to the frame for anchoring in high winds, lots of pockets inside for stowing gear, fast clips to anchor the fly at the main corners. The four poles are all the same length so there's no ditzing around trying to get the right pole (think Oval Intention). We never really used the gear loft much but we have one.

My main complaint: inadequate ventilation. Because the fly comes within inches of the ground on all sides, it traps a bubble of warm, moist body air that then condenses on the fly, waterproof parts of the walls, and the floor. Most Scandinavian tents have one or two roof vents to let out moisture -- I don't get why so many American designed tents omit this feature. Five stars if they would do something about that.

Where to Buy

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Mountain Hardwear's Trango 4 page.

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The Mountain Hardwear Trango 4 Tent is designed for winter mountaineering. It's built strong and engineered to shelter 4 climbers in tough alpine conditions.


Unless you're Reinhold Messner, the Mountain Hardwear Trango 4 Four-Person Four-Season Tent is tougher than you. It's definitely been to more places than you, and spent more nights outside in the most rugged weather on the planet. To rub it in even more, you should know it was only born in 1995. That's getting old for a tent, but luckily Mountain Hardwear makes 'em new every year, and they just keep getting better. The new features on this iteration include an updated bathtub-style floor, burly DirectConnect guy-out points and pole clips, mesh doors with a zip-away nylon cover, and snow flaps along the bottom of the vestibule to keep drafts and spindrift from creeping into your shelter. If that all sounds pretty sweet, it's because it is, but that's just a sampling of the delicious buffet of rugged features found on the Trango. You'd expect an alpine basecamp-style tent to be able to stand up to high winds and heavy snow, and the Trango doesn't disappoint. It uses four DAC Featherlite NSL aluminum poles to pitch up as solidly as you could ever want, and even has a fifth pole that supports the vestibule, giving you tons of weatherproof space for gear-storing and booting up. The poles, tent body, and fly clip together at every guy-out point to create a bombproof shelter that won't get rattled to bits during an all-time storm, and all the seams are fully taped to lock out moisture--in fact, the Trango's been through a rain room test in which it was subjected to 1200in of rain in 24 hours, just to make sure it would stay dry. Good luck finding a storm that bad. There are plenty of options to make the Trango cozy when you're trapped inside waiting out the storm, too, like several small windows in the fly, mesh storage pockets, and a separately-sold gear loft. You can even take the fly out on the trail with just the footprint (sold here) for a shelter that weighs in at just 8. 5lbs. Just make sure you save a spot for Reinhold--he doesn't like sleeping outside.


On Sale. Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Trango 4 Person Tent FEATURES of the Mountain Hardwear Trango 4 Person Tent Industry leading DAC Featherlight NSL poles Guaranteed watertight construction with fully taped fly, taped perimeter seam, welded corners and welded guy clip anchors. Rain room tested with 1200in. of rain in 24 hours Proprietary Evolution Tension Arch stabilizes tent 2 dry entry vestibules 2 dual canopy and mesh doors SVX window for a brighter interior and visibility of exterior conditions Welded guy clip anchors SPECIFICATIONS of the Mountain Hardwear Trango 4 Person Tent Capacity: 4 Person Minimum Weight: 12 lbs 1 oz / 5.46 kg Pitch Light Weight: 9 lbs 6 oz / 4.25 kg Packed Weight: 13 lbs 1 oz / 5.91 kg Floor Area: 6.0 square meter / 65 square feet Vestibule Area: 1.7 square meter / 18 square feet Interior Peak: 50in. / 127 cm Number of Pole: 5 Doors: 2 Vestibules: 2 Packed Dimension: 10 x 24in. / 25 x 60 cm Pitch Type: Non-Freestanding Canopy: 40D Nylon Ripstop DWR, 20D Nylon Knit Mesh (100% nylon), (100% nylon) Fly: 70D Nylon Taffeta 1500mm PU/SIL (100% nylon) Floor: 70D Nylon Taffeta 3000mm PE (100% nylon) Poles: DAC Featherlight NSL poles

- Moosejaw

Mountain Hardwear Trango 4-Person Camping Tent - The Trango 4 Person Camping Tent by Mountain Hardwear has been a standard for winter mountaineering for over a decade. Built incredibly strong and engineered for the toughest high alpine conditions, the Trango is an extremely refined shelter. Featuring DAC Featherlight NSL poles, Trango tents excel in the toughest conditions. Poled vestibules offer additional room front and rear and water tight construction is guaranteed. If you would like a superlight option just pitch with fly and Pitch Light footprint to shave pounds. Footprint sold separately. For a strong, sturdy shelter built to withstand harsh conditions, you will love the Trango 4 Camping Tent by Mountain Hardwear.

- Outdoorplay