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Meridian 1
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Meridian 1

 
Meridian 1

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Meridian 1

Manufacturer: Mountain Hardware

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Page By: plain zero

Created/Edited: Jun 5, 2007 / Jun 5, 2007

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Product Description

Meridian 1 is a three season backpacking and camping tent. An efficient floorspace design creates excellent interior space in a compact tent. Plenty of mesh for ventilation and dry entry vestibules take this tents from rain forests to the desert. Pitching is a breeze with reflective starting points and a one pole design.
 
 

Features

Solo excursions require a reliable shelter that's lightweight, protective and comfortable--all of which the Mountain Hardwear® Meridian 1 offers.

- Unique one-pole system (the entire frame is shockcorded together) provides an easy, no-hassle pitch every time

- Technically the tent is freestanding, but to enjoy the entire floor space and for proper function it should be fully staked out

- 7001 aluminum poles use Atlas pole connectors for corrosion- and dent-resistance, plus they're completely field serviceable

- Atlas Floating pole connectors mean poles flex with less stress at the joints, weigh less with more strength, and can be fixed without tools

- Nylon ripstop canopy with no-see-um mesh door and body panels maintain ventilation to prevent interior condensation

- Perimeter seams form waterproof tub-style floor that is up off the ground and under the rainfly for extra weather protection

- Taped, full-coverage polyester rainfly maintains a taut pitch even when wet; lightweight adjustable rainfly attachment

- Pole clips save weight, make setup a cinch and allow superior ventilation between rainfly and tent

- Gated Power Clips at rear pole intersection increases structural strength

- Inverted double rainfly zippers allow ease of ventilation and feature laminated zipper flaps for water-resistance

- Store gear in the vestibule--shaped to protect tent entry in nasty weather, it features a non-yellowing, clear SVX film window

- Mesh pocket and webbing hang loops keep things organized inside
Large stake out loops accept both skis and snow pickets

- Bar-tacked stress points add strength and durability; bias-bound zippers allow ease of use and extended zipper life

- For extra stability each guyout point clips to the frame on the interior side of the rainfly via welded attachment points

- Mountain Hardwear guarantees watertight construction off the shelf, no seam sealing required!

- Combine the rainfly, poles and footprint (sold separately) together for a lightweight shelter option

- Includes stuff sacks, Y-pegs and owner's manual

- Average minimum weight specification is based on tent, rainfly and poles only

- Pitch Light Option: Fly, poles and footprint (sold separately) pitch without canopy for an ultra light shelter

Mountain Hardwear's Watertight Construction: Thoughtful design, taping and welding technology combine to make this tent watertight off the shelf. No seam sealing is required. Imported.

Specs

Capacity 1
Minimum Weight 3 lbs, 3 oz / 1.47 kg
Packaged Weight 3 lbs, 13 oz / 1.75 kg

MSRP $170

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plain zeroVery pleased with this tent

Voted 5/5

I've owned this tent for a few months and have taken it on a couple multiday backpacking trips. I've been very pleased with it. It may not be the lightest solo tent out there, but it has to be one of the most comfortable. It's taller than other solo tents so it allows me (5'10") to sit up comfortably and read a little before bed or change clothes. It has a large vestibule to store gear inside and just outside the door under the rain fly. At the foot the floor is exactly as wide as my Z-Lite sleeping pad. In good weather the all mesh design makes for great stargazing. However in windy weather with loose soil the stakes did tend to pull out without rocks placed over them. I would consider this typical, although the stakes are a little flimsy. Setup is a snap.

I'm fairly new to overnight backpacking so I don't have a lot of experience with a lot of different tents, but I have no complaints with this tent. I would buy another one tomorrow and recommended it to any solo hiker.
Posted Jun 5, 2007 6:22 pm

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