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Mountain Hardwear Lightwedge 3 DP

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: Mountain Hardwear Lightwedge 3 DP three-season tent


Price Historic Range: $197.97-$330.00
Reviewers Paid: $235.00


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

After having the MH Lightwedge 2 for a period of a couple years, I decided to upgrade and couldn't be happier with my purchase of the MH Lightwedge 3! This tent has tremendous quality and a very strong pole design with super rapid clips that pop it up in minutes — even single-handedly.


  • Very strong pole design
  • Great fabric quality
  • Lightweight for 3-person spacious tent
  • Big fan of MH tents and equipment


  • Confusion over whether it included footprint or not
  • "Dry-Pitch" function is trickier then explained in directions

I have owned everything from Mountain Hardwear jackets, sleeping bags, to backpacks, but my favorite has to be their tents. As mentioned I have has the MH Light Wedge 2 tent for several years — and was eager to upgrade to the new "Dry-Pitch" Light Wedge 3 model. They have changed and updated the colors and seem to be using a slightly better supplier for the DAC Fit poles.  

Once laid out on the ground according to its bottom perimeter, laying the long poles diagonally across the corners, pop in one end to the attachment for both poles. Walk around to the other side and you can easily slide the poles forward in turn and pop them in as well. The third short pole goes in front of the door to make a nicer opening and adds considerable strength to the overall rigidity and design.

I am such a fan of Mountain Hardwear equipment I convinced my brother to order the MH Drifter 2 and Drifter 3 for his kids and him and his wife (the 2 is for the kids, 3 for adults).

I look forward to taking a big Mountain Hardwear trip one day, where my brother's family and mine pitch all four tents (team Light Wedge vs. team Drifter!!).

The next thing on my wish list is a 4-season tent that can stand up to these brutal Northeastern storms and winters. I had an Ortik Jetstream, but someone actually broke into my car to get it. Guess someone needed it even more than I did.  

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $235


Thanks for sharing your tent review, TF! I'd love to see a picture of your tent(s) if you're willing to share them in the review. That's a bummer that someone stole your Ortik though.

7 years ago

Great tent that works well for two people if you want to keep your gear in the tent.


  • Mesh storage pockets and gear loft
  • A lot of headroom
  • Can pitch the footprint and fly without the tent if you want to
  • Good ventilation


  • Only one door
  • Only one small window on vestibule to see outside when fly is on

Great tent that is easy to pitch. It has all kinds of storage options inside for your small things, this came in really handy when camp was set up.

I like the subtle colors, doesn't scream, "look at me" while in the backcountry.

Looks like it would be able to be stabilized well in bad weather.

Has dry pitch capability if you have to set up in the rain.


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