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Light Wedge 3
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Light Wedge 3

Light Wedge 3

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Light Wedge 3

Manufacturer: Mountain Hardwear

Your Opinion: 
 - 2 Votes


Page By: rayray

Created/Edited: May 30, 2007 / May 31, 2007

Object ID: 3288

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Product Description

The Light Wedge 3 is a 3.5 season, 3-man tent. Floor seams are factory sealed, the rain fly includes a UVX window and the poles use clips for fast and easy set-up. A short brow pole works in conjunction with a tension shelf, providing additional strength and load bearing capability of the tent. The interior features a partitioned shelf for exceptional storage capability.


Capacity - 3
Style - Wedge dome
Use - 3.5 Season
Color - Fly: Light Blue; Floor: Dark Blue; Canopy: White
Weight - 6 lbs. 5 oz.
Dimensions - 8 ft. x 6 ft. 2 in.
Area (sq. ft.) - 44 + 11.5 vestibule
Interior Peak Height - 3 ft. 10 in.
Pack Size - 19 in. x 7 in.
No. of Poles - 2 + brow pole
Pole Size - 8.91mm
Pole Material - Atlas 7001 aluminum
No. of Doors - 1
No. of Windows - 1
Gear Loft - Optional
Floor Material - 70D 2.1 oz. nylon taffeta w/ 3,000mm coating
Wall Material - 70D nylon No-See-Um mesh, 70D 2 oz. ripstop nylon
Roof Material - 70D 2.1 oz. Breathable ripstop nylon
Fly Material - 75D 1.9 oz. polyester taffeta w/ 1,500mm coating
Netting - 1.4 oz. 24D Tricot Nylon No-See-Um



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rayrayNice weatherproof tent

Voted 4/5

This tent is roomy and sturdy and will hold up in inclement weather. After 12 hours of non-stop rain, hail and snow, the interior of the tent stayed dry with the exception of very minor condensation along the floor edge. The shelf is a nice bonus for stowage of small gear and makes the optional gear loft unnecessary. On the downside, the usable vestibule space is not sufficient for a 3-man tent.
Posted May 30, 2007 10:59 pm

tmbassWeatherproof and light for size

Voted 4/5

I have used this tent for 3 years; activity ranges from car camping to backpacking to spring skiing and mountaineering. The bottom seems very water-tight even without a groundcloth. Have sat out good rain and hail storms without a drop of water inside. Despite large mesh panels, tent still seems pretty warm if the fly is cinched down tight, and snow or rocks are piled around base of vestibule to keep out wind. A recent summer trip showed 40F outside and nearly 50F inside at night.

This tent feels huge for two adults, but is still pretty light when you ditch the stuff sacks and such. It has also worked great for backpacking with my wife and adolescent daughter; perfect 2.5 person size. Room for boots and dog in vestibule. Plenty of great lashing points! Have not tested in severe winds, but moderate winds didn't even touch it.
Posted Aug 21, 2009 4:01 pm

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