About Wenger Rothorn 3 Tent with Footprint - 3-Person, 4-Season
Closeouts. Wenger's Rothorn 3 tent provides four-season, expedition-quality protection from serious snowstorms and heavy rains, with a pole design that creates extra space without adding weight and bulk. The included footprint can be used as a ground cloth.
Specs about Wenger Rothorn 3 Tent with Footprint - 3-Person, 4-Season
- Seasons: 4-Season
- Capacity: 3-Person
- Packed weight: 12 lb. 8 oz.
- Pack size: 21x9"
- Peak height: 51"
- Floor dimensions: 90x70"
- Floor area: 47 sq.ft.
- Number of doors: 2
- Number of vestibules: 2
- Vestibule area: 13 sq.ft.
- Number of poles: 5
- Tent pole material: DAC® aluminum
- Tent wall material: Nylon
- Rain fly material: Nylon
- Stakes: Aluminum
- Stuff sack: Yes
- Footprint included: Yes
- Recommended use: Mountaineering,Backpacking
- Made in Viet Nam
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
Reviewed by Frederick outdoor man from New England on Saturday, December 28, 2013Very will built tent and room in it for small tent. No mesh in ceiling is great. I do not see need for it in small tents. The 2 doors have full open mesh door that can be opened from top down so good ventilation if needed. The no mesh in ceiling makes it so you do not have to put fly on unless heavy rain or cold out. 4 alum pole with fast spin clips makes this a great tents and is water proof with nylon floor and walls makes this a strong tent. Very easy to set up.
Reviewed by WA Kayaker & Hiker from WA on Thursday, October 17, 2013The tent is defective and is not a Wenger tent. Apparently this batch of tents was made with defective waterproofing on the fly. We took the tent out for a week-long camping trip, and by the end of the week, all of the waterproofing began to peel off the underside of the fly. I suppose a person could buy a bunch of cans of waterproofing spray and try to waterproof the tent's roof, but why go through all that trouble and still have a leaky roof. So unless you want to sleep in a swimming pool every time it rains ... Buy a different brand of tent - this one is defective.
Also- We found out Wenger did not make this tent, nor is it Swiss. It is made in Vietnam on the same low-quality production line that makes Walmart tents. I found this out when I called Wenger about the tent's warranty on the defective roof. Wenger said its not their tent , and they don't honor the warranty ... they just sold their Wenger name to this company that makes these cheap tents. So ... I called this other company, and the company denies it ever made the tent, end of story. So ... be warned - these tents have a defective Roof and no warranty, and are NOT made by Wenger!.
Reviewed by Trail Runner from Bountiful, Utah on Friday, October 11, 2013We've have a beloved North Face tent that's been heavily used for 19 years and it's time to find a reasonable substitute, knowing it won't likely last another 19 years. After looking for several months, this Wenger is the closest thing out there and with a couple of improvements, including the ability to have full-enclosure when enduring windstorms in the desert and a bomb-proof rainfly. Set-up is a snap and very intuitive - all tent poles are the same length and there's one fly pole of a different length. The tent itself is free-standing but the fly requires staking out the vestibules. There's plenty of room to store small items along the wall pockets and in the loft areas. The footprint is substantial - not just a paper-thin piece of nylon. Although not as tall as our trusty old North Face, this tent is definitely going to feel very familiar and comfortable. This is a great tent at a great price.
Reviewed by jbfishski from Denver area on Monday, October 7, 2013I bought the 3-person model without the footprint this summer (figured I could find one, but haven't yet). Shortly after it arrived, I set it up in the living room - highly recommend! The poles are not labeled and there is one designated for the back. One section of it has a small curve that I didn't notice when I first pitched it. I found the special one and marked it with a small duct tape note for faster, brainless assembly at camp. The rest of it went together with no problems. I LOVE that it does not have "tunnels" of fabric to push the poles through (there is a small one for the vestibule pole, but it is short. And with the smooth-jointed aluminum poles, they slide right through). Simply put a pole end into a grommet, follow the seam to the opposite grommet and put the other end in and go to the second pole. Start clipping the tent to the poles. Add the other two poles and do all the clips. Once it is all snapped and clipped together, it is incredibly solid! Add the rainfly and clip it on. There are a lot of clips, but they make the tent sturdy and everything is TIGHT. There were no flapping noises even with enough wind to completely blow away someone else's (empty) tent. We only staked down the corners and the vestibule so it would keep its shape, Even with the wind, it was so solid and snug that we didn't add the tie-outs for the sides.
I don't see any way for this tent to comfortably sleep 3. It is great for two people with enough room to change and not hit the walls. Everything is on the smaller size. At 6', I had to duck under the vestibule opening. I've had larger vestibules, but you can fit a couple of smaller bags and your shoes in this one.
I left the front and rear doors unzipped a couple of inches for ventilation and we had zero condensation during a 25-degree night.
I have not had it out in rain and haven't tested the water-proofing so I probably shouldn't give it 5-stars. But I was so happy with the way it worked in cold weather that I think it should be ok even with rain. I guess the reason I'll give it 5 is that even without the extra tie-outs, the poles and all the clips keep the fly from touching the sides of the tent. That has always been the problem with other tents. It really looks like it will work great in rain and I look forward to using it in the Alaskan bush.
Speaking of side tie-outs, there were not enough stakes for them after we got the tent anchored. we had extras just in case, but didn't need them.
There is tons of storage with gear nets almost all around. Other than the low-opening vestibule, I have no complaints about this tent. We will use it to sleep up to two people quite comfortably.
Reviewed by Tony from N..AZ on Wednesday, August 28, 2013Great quality tent. I had ordered the 2 person tent which is incorrectly listed as 90 inches long but is only 80 inches long. Same situation with the replacement 3 person tent which the specs describe as 90 inches but is 84 inches long and is 48 inches tall not 51 inches as described on this site.. Will keep this one since i usually solo in the snow and can sleep on a diagonal.
Question & Answer
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“I don't see any roof vents on neither the 2 or 3 person versions of the Rothorn. Yet the 2012 Backpacker Gear Guide says the 2 person version has "near perfect" ventilation. I don't see how that's possible without roof vents? How are the 2 and 3 person Rothorn's vented to minimize interior cold-weather condensation? ”
The tent has no roof vents, The doors have two flaps one mesh and one solid fabric. You could zip the fabric flap down at the top leaving the mesh zipped for ventilation.