Hammerhead 2


Hammerhead 2
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Hammerhead 2
Manufacturer Mountain Hardware
Page By awilsondc
Page Type Jun 22, 2007 / Sep 11, 2014
Object ID 3459
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3 seasons, 2 persons, 1 tent!


-3 season 2 person tent.
-Minimum Weight: 6 lbs, 8 oz / 2.97 kg
-Packaged Weight: 7 lbs, 12 oz / 3.53 kg
-Floor Area: 35.95 sq ft / 3.34 sq m
-Vestibule area: 7.53 sq ft / 0.70 sq m
-Number of vestibules: 2
-Number of doors: 2
-Number of poles: 3
-Floor fabric: All Mountain 3000 Nylon
-Body fabric: All Mountain 70D Nylon and "No-See-Um" Netting
-Exterior height 4.10 ft / 125.00 cm
-Interior height 3.74 ft (45 in) / 114.00 cm
-Packed diameter 5.91 in / 15.00 cm
-Packed length 16.93 in / 43.00 cm


-Taped floor seams (not all tents have a floor seam), off-ground perimeter seams that form a waterproof tub and UVX window in canopy roof and fly
-Back-tacked stress points add strength and durability
-Catenary-cut seams create taut canopy and improve fly strength
-D-shaped doors stay off ground when open
-Double-needle lap-fell seams on canopy and fly increase strength and shed water
-#8 YKK zippers with nickel-plated sliders and pull-tabs for durability and noise reduction
-Two fly vents along with mesh doors and windows to maximize ventilation w/ fly and improve visibility w/o
-Dual side doors
-Light weight 3-pole design
-Designed with extra head room (45")
-Free standing
-Large vestibules with wide opening for storage and easy entry
-Gated Power Clips at pole intersections and locking pole tips for ease of set-up
-Large mesh pockets and webbing hang loops keep things organized inside the tent
-Taped, full coverage polyester fly. Keeps weather out and resists stretch when wet
-Roll-back ceiling panel with no-see-um netting



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awilsondc - Jun 22, 2007 11:54 pm - Voted 5/5

This is the second tent I have personally owned. My first one was a Winnebago and compared to it this one is a Winnebago on steroids. no... really, my first tent was made by Winnebago and the thing sucked! Hammerhead 2 to the rescue! In all seriousness if I could choose any of the tents I've ever slept in to camp with in the wilderness I would choose this tent.

The Hammerhead 2 is ridiculously roomy for a 2 person tent and long enough for tall folk. I'm 6' 3" and have plenty of room to spare. The vestibules are huge and have more than enough room for my pack, shoes/boots, and other scattered gear. I also love the convertable mesh-nylon roof and rear window. It keeps me warm and keeps the wind out when I need it, and lets me gaze at the stars as I fall asleep when the weather is good. I have an older model and it doesn't have the convertable side windows. Several times I've thought to myself... I wish I could see out this side window (seriously) so I'm glad Mountain Hardware finally added the side window. This thing does great in the worst of conditions too, the rain fly works perfectly and it has resists wind very well.

Now here's the catch... the thing isn't exactly a light weight tent. For me, the extra 2-3 pounds has been worth it though. Other negatives? nope... can't think of any.

farrisgl - Mar 24, 2009 12:22 pm - Voted 5/5

The best tent I have ever owned
I have purchased many tents over the years and without question this is the best. It is very easy to setup and roomy. The vestibules are awesome. I do at least one week long backpack in the High Sierra’s each year and can normally count on being wacked with a severe rain or snow storm on each one regardless of the time of year. This tent works great since I purchased it in 2003. The weight is a the only downside and it would be great if it was 2 -3 pounds lighter. However that would mean sacrificing some of the features that make this a great tent. For the last couple of years I have thought about going with a lighter weight tent but just bring myself to part with this tent. Great job Mountain Hardware!

Xertion - Oct 28, 2010 10:40 pm - Voted 5/5

Stood against 6'' with ease
I have no clue why they don't call this a below treeline 4 season tent. I have slept great during a 6 inch overnight snowfall with no problem. I have no reservations bringing this one out in the 4th season.

In summer it rocks even harder and I have full control over how warm the tent is because of the zip up screens. Setup is simple with only 1 person working on it. Mountain Hardware really struck gold with this one.

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