With guaranteed watertight construction, durable, lightweight, and pack-friendly tent poles, and smart design that shaves off weight without sacrificing durability, it's no wonder the Mountain Hardware Trango 3.1 tent is part of a line of tents that's set the standard for winter mountaineering for over 10 years.
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We recently purchased a Mountain Hardware Trango 3.1 Mountain Hardwear Trango 3.1 Expedition Tent and have used it for a trip across country. We bought the Trango for its flexibility - we do everything from car camping to motorcycle touring to wilderness canoe tripping. The Trango is too heavy for serious backpackers but perfect for our use and not too much to portage good distance or pack on the back of our motorcycles. The tent seems tough enough to live up to its mountaineering design center; it has more guy tabs that we hope to ever need, but it is reassuring to know they are there. Poles are very easy to manage and the tent goes up in about 5 minutes or less with two of us doing the job; de-camping is a bit slower only because I am a bit fanatical about getting all stray dirt and sand off the tent as it is stashed. It seems the best way to preserve the tent material. As noted by others, there is plenty of storage space in the large pockets on the sides and the roof and the doors and vestibules are large and easy to use. Air flows well through the tent when you want it but it can be buttoned up very well when the weather is inclement. We had overnight temperatures down to the mid twenties and only needed medium-light sleeping bags.
The tent had a pretty bad "chemical" smell when we unwrapped it. This went away when we left it open in our garage for a couple of weeks prior to the trip. I'm glad we didn't open it for the first time when we were on the road. The plastic windows had a whitish coating of some sort that made them better walls than windows. This washed off ok, although there is some residue still there that gives the windows a "steamed up" look.Read more ›