Rated 5 out of 5 by Husbhonies Great tent
Have a King Pine Dome 4 person tent but needed a smaller one that I could use by myself. The Mountain Light XT 3-Person fits the bill. Very easy to set up and take down by myself. Directions are quite sufficient and having them sewn into the bag keeps them right at hand. Plenty of room for me and my gear. Great to be able to get in and out of both sides. Orange color makes it easy to find.
August 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FFmom Quick set up, great for road trips
this is a great, light weight tent that is easy to set up and can be set up by one person. We use it mostly for road trips, where we are camping in a different spot each night. It comfortably fits two, and the fly gives a nice space for shoes or gear if backpacking. No problems with staying dry in rain so far. Great addition to our gear collection.
August 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by hudsonvalleyhiker light weight
very light to carry,
good for warm weather, as it is mostly screen.
August 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by UtahGal Great little tent
Spent a week using my new tent near Mt. Rainier where it made it through wild afternoon winds, heavy morning dew, and a major thunderstorm involving quite a downpour. It was easy to set up, and after adjusting the staking of the rain fly a couple times, it needed no further tweaking. I used it for one person car camping and it would be fine for two backpackers--not sure I'd try it for three since vestibule space is pretty small--but the floor space worked for me. I will have to say that I didn't fully think through my decision to go with a small crawl-in tent. I'm not a backpacker and have aging knees, so I really shouldn't have bought something so short especially since a few more pounds wouldn't make any difference to me--but its weight and ease of set-up make it perfect for those who are going to carry it and put it up in a new place every night.
August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Hiker04843 Holds Up,
My wife and I just took this on a camping/hiking trip to the Badlands and Wind Cave National Parks and it exceeded all expectations. In the Badlands it stood up to the most absurd wind we have ever encountered (we learned the next day there was a tornado warning in the area). We really thought the tent might be ripped apart during the night but no problems. At Wind Cave the tent got repeatedly struck by quarter size hail and no problems. Would recommend this tent for anyone looking for a tent that can stand up to serious punishment.
May 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Beanscust Awesome tent
Good tent all around. Use on overnight hikes mostly and is good size and weight to carry on pack. Started with the 2 person, but exchanged for the 3, the extra room is nice, and is only a pound heavier than the xt2. Usually travel with 1 other person and my dog, and all fit comfortably. Vestibules and double entrance is very convenient. Have used it on 3 trips so far and no complaints yet!
May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1963VintageCamper Very Pleased With This Tent
The Mountain Light XT 3-Person Tent performed quite well in a variety of conditions on its one extended outing this summer.
With fly doors pulled back and even with just vestibule doors open, the double door design provided nice ventilation on warmer nights.
When the weather turned cooler, the fully closed tent fly kept the warmth in fairly well, and, moreover, withstood a pummeling downpour without any water entry whatsoever.
The 3-person size was chosen to provide comfortable room for two, and did so just fine. It could fit three, but without much room for gear and spreading out a bit. At 5' 11", I stretched out comfortably in the tent's long dimension, without the walls touching toes or forehead.
Interior pockets and the footprint (footprint sold separately) are features we were quite glad for.
Importantly, the stake loops on the tent are long enough for a no-stake, improvised pitch using sticks and large rocks, when confronted with the impenetrable gravel tent pad of a Park Service campground.
Set-up is easy, and the fabric finish allows for quick drying after a rain.
Finally, while it served well as a "car-camping" tent, it seems as if it would be light enough for a multi-person backpacking trip.
We regard this as an excellent purchase and a good buy!
August 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by 5ft10inShopper Practical Tent
I purchased this tent because it was so lightweight while also having quite a bit of room for 2 people. It didn't add too much weight for the flight but gave us the option of camping while visiting some national parks. My husband still wants a smaller one for backpacking, but this was perfect for car camping. Quick to set up and break down. Nice loops for holding the door open. I will say that when the sun hit the reflective coating of the rainfly, the inside temperature of the tent seemed to become furnace-like at an astounding rate. But, with the fly off or doors open it ventilates just fine.
July 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ColumbineintheTetons On the road again
I haven't been camping for about 25 years. I am a semi retired female (so young for my age of 63 in a couple of weeks) and was looking for something easy and good, to impress my friends that I could be with them again!! This is a wonderful investment for me to start with. I went outside and set it up by myself in minutes pre road trip. I love the way it feels, light and airy and I love the way it looks both from the inside out and outside. Inside, it is so light due to its color and I can spread my arms to either side and not touch the walls. I'm 5'5" and I bought the 3P tent to have a home away from home in the woods car camping alone. I'm headed to Taos for the real test but pre camp opinion is "I did good, and I'm proud of myself for my research and purchase of this fine tent." I see me loving it! I also see in Backpacker a tent from LLB that was recommended. It is either this one or a micro light or something very close to it. I am happy that my research led me to the same recommendation as the pros. The only thing I wanted that I didn't get was a larger vestibule but 1P in a 3P tent provides the space I need and will probably be more convenient and secure to have everything inside with me. Plenty of room in the vestibule for boots. I guess I would love a full on foyer!! Well anyway, for simplicity and a feel good mood, I highly recommend this tent ......pre actual use.
April 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ladycamper32 great tent!
i bought this tent for short 2-3 day camping trips. Very lightweight, and comfortably sleeps 2 with room for backpacks & equipment. Super easy setup. Was really happy with my purchase.
February 29, 2012