Mountainsmith Sanctuary

3 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   2
3-star:   0
2-star:   1
1-star:   0



Bought this tent on closeout and must have gotten…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: 3-season freestanding dome
Sleeps: 3
Ease of Setup: Very easy with color coded poles.
Weight: Less than 7 lbs.
Price Paid: ~$100

Bought this tent on closeout and must have gotten the last one, because I didn't receive any instructions with it. I promptly called customer support at Mountainsmith and got all the help and information I could ever ask for. The Mountainsmith people are a great bunch.

The tent has been used in a variety of condition in the Southeastern US and has performed beautifully in the heat, the cold, and the rain. Set up is a breeze. Entry is easy. The Sanctuary sleeps two adults and two kids exceptionally well considering it is a relatively light backpacking tent. The vestibule has all served us well.

There are a couple of things that could have been done a little better. Namely, there isn't enough venting for really hot days, and the bar that holds the rainfly out over the door twists and droops. Overall, however this has been an awesome tent that has seen at least 30 days of use in the last eight months.


Held up well under heavy rain. Easy to set up and…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: 3 Season
Sleeps: 3
Ease of Setup: Easy
Price Paid: $99

Held up well under heavy rain. Easy to set up and very light weight. Construction seems to be very good.


At first I was really amped up about this product…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Design: 3.5 season
Sleeps: 3
Ease of Setup: Easy
Weight: 6.8 lbs.
Price Paid: $99

At first I was really amped up about this product due to how light it was for the space and price, but as soon as I was hit with some rain and wind the brow in the front buckled inward.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

This freestanding three-person backpacking tent allows easy set-up no matter where you plant your tent. 7000-series aluminum poles are lighter and stronger than fiberglass poles for greater strength in adverse conditions. Color-coded clip attachment system makes set-up and take down easy. Integrated vestibule increases living space by allowing you to stash your gear outside and keep it safe from the elements. Exterior window allows for visibility from inside your tent. Bath tub floor construction keeps seams away from the ground for improved waterproofing. Large divided interior pockets are great for stashing essentials such as flashlight, headlamp and watch. Large mesh panels keep out bugs and provide superior ventilation. Includes tent stakes. Closeout.


Mountainsmith Sanctuary


The Sanctuary has been discontinued.

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The Mountainsmith Sanctuary is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 27, 2006 at REI.

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