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Mountain Hardwear Hoopla 4 Shelter - 4-Person, 3-Season

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Information about Mountain Hardwear Hoopla 4 Shelter - 4-Person, 3-Season
Closeouts. Mountain Hardwear's Hoopla 4 shelter features a floorless design, revolutionary Ring Pole construction and reinforced stretchless seams to confidently protect four minimalist backcountry adventurers without the weight or bulk of a traditional tent.
  • Industry leading DACĀ® Featherlight NSL pole
  • Revolutionary Ring Pole tensegrity tent where the fabric is the frame
  • Trussring support system greatly increases internal volume at head level, adds structural strength and provides a place to string a clothesline
  • Single door opens wide for easy entry/exit
  • Reinforced stretchless seams
  • Ring insertion aid
  • Trussring tents can be set at different heights to optimize ventilation or protect users from outside weather
  • Designed to be used with a center support pole (not included)
  • Optional floor footprint (sold separately)
  • Made in China
  • Visit our Tent Guide
  • US shipments only
Specs about Mountain Hardwear Hoopla 4 Shelter - 4-Person, 3-Season
  • Seasons: 3
  • Capacity: 4
  • Weight: 2 lb. 3 oz.
  • Pack size: 17x5"
  • Peak height: 50"
  • Floor dimensions: 115x115"
  • Floor area: 64 sq.ft.
  • Number of doors: 1
  • Number of poles: 1
  • Tent pole material: Paleria DAC Featherlight NSL
  • Tent wall material: 15 denier polyester knit mesh
  • Rain fly material: 20 denier nylon ripstop 1500mm PU/SIL
  • Stakes: Aluminum
  • Stuff sack: Yes
  • Made in China
  • Visit our Tent Guide
  • US shipments only

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Reviewed by TAO from Montana on Wednesday, June 05, 2013
This tent isn't perfect out of the box. That said, after ~15 nights of use, I am really digging it.

Before you get any further, know this is a floor-less shelter. Fantastic if you have dirty or wet feet and especially with dogs. I use a polycro sheet with mine and it is great, but this isn't a fu... Read More
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  • Reviewed by muleman from Utah on Monday, June 23, 2014
    The Hoopla 4 is a great option for a floorless shelter. Has more headroom and usable floor space than a GoLite Shangri-La 3. Make sure to seal the seam from the outside and not the inside.
  • Reviewed by TAO from Montana on Wednesday, June 05, 2013
    This tent isn't perfect out of the box. That said, after ~15 nights of use, I am really digging it.

    Before you get any further, know this is a floor-less shelter. Fantastic if you have dirty or wet feet and especially with dogs. I use a polycro sheet with mine and it is great, but this isn't a fully "sealed" tent. Again, there is no bug netting, so you are on your own whether you like head nets or insect repellent. Additionally, it is single-walled, so condensation management is important.

    That said, if you are used to cowboy camping or tarp tenting, this thing is Cadillac comfy. It is also light, light, light! The hoop gives plenty of headroom over other small pyramid tents. This increased headroom makes stability fair in high wind, so pitch where you have a bit of shelter. The tent is fully enclosed, which is a big psychological plus in bear country.

    As for out of the box, it leaked like crazy on our first outing. The included seam sealer didn't work for me. I ended up using thinned McNett Sil-Net to seam seal from the outside and have been good to go. It looks ugly, but works; YMMV. Also, it needs a trekking pole to support the tent. If you don't use poles, well, they sell them here. Finally, it isn't a realistic 4 person tent; we can fit two adults, two kids, and one dog, however.

    Yeah, it has some quirks, and has received some bad reviews on the net. Read them carefully; If your tent leaks at the seams, that is a valid, and fixable, gripe, but if you don't like floor-less tents, or can't figure out how to pitch the thing properly, that is a whole other story. Additionally, mountain hardware/ montrail customer service for STP customers is frustrating at best- however, STP will bend over backward to take care of you! Overall, at a reduced price (there isn't anywhere near $350 to this tent), it is a fun, ultralight shelter that is a bit outside the norm. I'm really enjoying mine!
  • Reviewed by Outside from Carbondale, Colorado on Thursday, April 18, 2013
    Even though this was factory seam sealed, it leaked in the rain. Drips would form on the outer perimeter of the fabric that holds the trussring. I called Mountain Hardware and the agent said I needed to get some seam sealer for silnylon and apply it to the outside seam of the tent around the trussring. He didn't even offer to send it to me to repair the faulty tent. The seam sealer that ships with the tent is not the right product for sealing the silnylon.

    The tent isn't particularly stable in the wind, and only as secure as the stakes. So be sure the stakes are well anchored or weighted.

    It is reasonably spacious for two plus gear or possibly two plus one or two children. It would be uncomfortably crowded for four adults.

    I haven't gotten wet in a tent in over 30 years. I'm returning this to STP.
  • Reviewed by miniaussie from Olympic Peninsula, WA on Thursday, April 11, 2013
    Haven't used this yet. I think STP solicits reviews too soon. I did sit it up. Tried to figure out how to sleep four adults, which is why I bought it. I think you can, but its going to be rub-a-dub-dub, four-men-in-a-tub, but no room for gear. Two adults and two children will do fine. Sierra Designs says it will seat four adults (I read that after I got it home and sat up). It weighs 2 lb. 9 oz. with the 12 stakes, 6 tie-outs and stuff sack. It has a vent in the canopy and the two-way zipper allows venting at the top of the door. The dimensions given are a little optimistic, as are all tents I have owned. The hoop design allows reasonable use of the edges without sticking up in the wind like most A frames. As stated in the description, you will need an adjustable trekking/tent pole, or you can sit up under a tree and use the loop at the top to suspend from a limb.

    This tent is well worth the money STP charged. I am certainly keeping it and plan to use it frequently, but probably only when three or less are going.

    Happy trails!

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