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The Mountain Hardwear Hammerhead 3 Tent Review

If you’re deciding on a tent for backpacking or camping, consider the Mountain Hardwear Hammerhead 3 tent. This freestanding tent is a three-season tent and has room for up to three campers. The Mountain Hardwear Hammerhead 3 has a tall ceiling space, spacious floor area and generous-sized vestibules. It’s neat pole system comprises of three poles that helps the tent to remain firm in harsh weather conditions while remaining easy to set up.

Before looking deeper at the Mountain Hardwear Hammerhead 3 tent, I’ll highlight some important to think about when choosing a tent.

Choosing a camping tent can be a critical choice. Tents sell between $100 to six hundred dollars so you don’t want to pay more money for features you won’t need or worse yet, spending too little and getting a poor tent. Most 3 season tent sell anywhere from $100 to $600 so you do not want to end up spending too little and ending up with a bad tent or pay too much and end up with a tent that is way too overbuilt.

2 main features to consider are the weight and size of the tent. 3 season tents can weigh anywhere between four to ninepounds, and can shelter 2-3 people. Ultralight shelters weigh no more than 3 pounds but are only made for 1 person. On the other hand, family camping tents can range anywhere from ten to twenty pounds.

While 3 season tents are lighter and easier to carry around, they may sacrifice some features. Ultralight tents (those in the 4-5 pound range) have fewer number of zippers, fewer and lighter poles as well as smaller vestibules and rain flies. Now lets take a look at the Mountain Hardwear Hammerhead 3 tent.

Firstly, the Mountain Hardwear Hammerhead 3 tent is quite versatile. Almost all of the tent can be unzipped so the mesh can allow wind to breeze through it. Instead, you can zip it all the way up and it will serve as a heavy duty 4 season tent.

I’m excited to explain how heavy duty this tent is. With the rain fly on, the tent is impervious to outside weather conditions. While those campers around you are freezing and wet in their tent which looks like its about to snap, you will continue to be cozy and comfortable in your Mountain Hardwear Hammerhead 3 tent which is as solid as a rock. In freezing and windy weather, you can sit inside the tent comfortably without a jacket. It is no surprise that the Mountain Hardwear Hammerhead 3 tent is one hundred percent water-proof. In really wet conditions, you can be sure that you’ll remain dry. It is also great at shutting out dew and condensation.

In addition to its versatility, the Mountain Hardwear Hammerhead 3 tent has a ton of room. You’ll see that it has a good deal of headroom. This is convenient for changing or moving around in your tent as well as putting your gear inside. The Hammerhead 3 is on the heavier side. The tent is about 9 lbs, almost double the weight of ultralight tents such as the MSR Hubba Hubba HP tent or the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3 tent. However, you must give up lighter weight for additional protection and durability and more room.

If you are considering a tent that has space and can endure the toughest weather conditions, you have found it. The Mountain Hardwear Hammerhead 3 tent is the perfect tent for you.

For over seventeen years, Mountain Hardwear has been putting out high-quality equipment for outdoor and adventure enthusiasts. All of their products are backed by a life time guarantee, which attest to their commitment to quality.