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Mountain Hardwear Drifter 3 Tent With Footprint - 3-Person, 3-Season

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About Mountain Hardwear Drifter 3 Tent With Footprint - 3-Person, 3-Season

Closeouts. Mountain Hardwear's Drifter 3 tent has a simple two-pole, free-standing design for easy set-up and convenient entry and exit, plus the included footprint protects the floor and can be used to set up a superlight shelter.


Specs about Mountain Hardwear Drifter 3 Tent With Footprint - 3-Person, 3-Season

  • Seasons: 3-Season
  • Capacity: 3-Person
  • Packed weight: 6 lb. 15 oz.
  • Pack size: 26x7"
  • Peak height: 45"
  • Floor dimensions: 93x66"
  • Floor area: 43 sq.ft.
  • Bathtub floor: Yes
  • Tent floor material: 70 denier nylon taffeta
  • Number of doors: 2
  • Number of vestibules: 2
  • Vestibule area: 20 sq.ft.
  • Number of poles: 2
  • Tent pole material: Aluminum
  • Tent wall material: 68 denier polyester ripstop
  • Rain fly material: 75 denier polyester taffeta 1500mm polyurethane
  • Stakes: Aluminum
  • Stuff sack: Yes
  • Footprint included: Yes
  • Recommended use: Backpacking
  • Made in China
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4.545454 5 Overall Rating: 4.5 Based on 11 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Verified Buyer Reviewed by JoeMamaNC from Charlotte, NC on Monday, February 18, 2013
Had a small problem with the original tent contents but Sierra Trading made it right!! Thank you!!
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  • Reviewed by Sandstone from Rockies on Thursday, September 12, 2013
    Even though it's rated for 3, unless you really want to get personal, 2 is a much comfortable fit. The vestibules are plenty big along with the canopy doors. It's as easy at looks to set it up. The rainfly is keyed with the footprint. It's first night i withstood the San Louis Valley winds which reach up to 50mph without even the rainfly tie downs. Couldn't have asked for a better intro tent.
  • Reviewed by Thunder Gun from NY on Friday, August 9, 2013
    Easy to pitch. Solid construction. Great for any weekend trip. The included footprint is a nice touch.
  • Reviewed by Scott from Alaska on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
    Purchased this to replace a hard-used MHW Room for 3. The Drifter 3 is a bit smaller, but still feels very roomy inside. Super easy pitching. Like the option to use only footprint and fly for fast shelter--plus the ability to pitch the tent AFTER the fly is up, for those wet situations. Love the additional door/vestibule on this design. Looking forward to many years of comfortable camping inside this tent.
  • Reviewed by Sarah from Pennsylvania on Monday, July 1, 2013
    This tent has exceeded my expectations! I wanted a tent that could comfortably hold 2 people and that was easy to set up. This tent is both of those. Most importantly I wanted it to be dry in the rain. This tent stayed dry after being out in 3 days of rain. Defiantly happy with this purchase!
  • Reviewed by Charles Forbin from Tennessee on Wednesday, June 26, 2013
    After doing a ton of research and consulting with friends who are serious outdoorsmen, I decided on this Mountain Hardwear tent. It's a highly respected brand which is obviously earned by years of producing quality products. Besides the build quality, I was attracted to this tent because it included features like the footprint, gear loft, dual doors, and 2-pole construction. Just having to purchase the footprint from a retailer would have added at least $40. Although I believe all versions of the Drifter come with a gear loft, most tents don't--so that's about another $30 value. I won't belabor the points about the quality or type of construction; there's ample testimony on the internet attesting to both this brand and this tent's virtues in these areas--my experience with the tent has been similarly positive--very well constructed...from taped seams, to dryness, to's a solid tent. That said, here are some complaints. The tent has no real instructions included and it can be confusing. The manufacturer has an updated model with some changes that they have videos on hos to pitch, but the design changes render the video only partially helpful. Having watched the video before receiving the tent, I was able to figure everything out fairly quickly, but not including useful instructions is inexcusable. That said, on my second time practicing putting it up, I was able to do so in about 7 minutes (solo). On my first outing it went up even quicker, and the tear-down is similarly rapid. Kudos to STP for providing such a great value; I was able to pick up this tent at 1/3 the price I would have had to pay they beat every other internet retailer in price & service too.

Question & Answer

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  • “Is there a life time warranty on this tent?”
    Asked by Lilly Pond from Maine on 7/6/2013 5:51:13 PM
    • It will have the Mountain Hardwear warranty.,default,pg.html
      Answered on 7/8/2013 3:09:26 PM by Jack from Sierra Trading Post.
  • “Does your model have a gear loft included ??”
    Asked by camping grandpa from north carolina on 6/2/2013 7:19:50 AM
    • This tent does not include a gear loft.
      Answered on 6/4/2013 10:06:59 AM by Jack from Sierra Trading Post.
    • Either the previous answer from STP or the product description is incorrect. The product description indicates the tent has mesh storage pockets and a gear loft.
      Answered on 6/7/2013 3:51:25 PM by Nick from Illinois
    • I just received mine and it does include a gearloft.
      Answered on 6/17/2013 6:03:26 PM by Charles Forbin from Appalachia
  • “What is the weight of the tent?”
    Asked by maahiggins from ca on 4/8/2013 10:32:58 AM
    • According to the information in the specs it weighs 6lb. 15 oz.
      Answered on 4/11/2013 3:55:37 PM by Jack from Sierra Trading Post

About Mountain Hardwear

Starting back in 1993, a small group of outdoor industry mavericks broke away from the pack to follow a less-traveled path. From the very beginning, the primary goal of Mountain Hardwear was to create an outdoor gear brand with a sharp focus on technology-driven design, superior performance and hardcore reliability. The result of this function-first mentality has been an array of incredible Mountain Hardwear jackets, clothing, tents, backpacks, sleeping bags and accessories. Today, after more than two decades of industry-leading innovation, Mountain Hardwear continues to set new benchmarks for dependability in the toughest conditions on the planet.