Hammerhead™ 2 and 3 are Mountain Hardwear’s best selling camping tents for warm weather. Hammerheads are free-standing, two and three person tents with a neat, convertible roof panel that opens to reveal the stars, and two huge vestibules for storage. Footprint sold separately.
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Fully removable zip out panel that takes 4 ounces off the trail weight
Guaranteed watertight construction with fully taped fly, taped perimeter seam, welded corners and welded guy clip anchors. Rain room tested with 1200" of rain in 24 hours.
Pitch Light™ configuration allows user to set up a superlight shelter using only the tent fly, poles and footprint (sold separately)
Proprietary Evolution Tension Arch™ stabilizes tent using fewer poles
Two adjustable vents in fly sheet for air circulation
High ceiling for extra head room
Two large canopy doors with dual slider zippers for easy entry
Two vestibules for storage
Reflective starter point, guy-out loops and zipper pulls for easy set-up at night
Superlight 1/4" buckles and webbing reduce tent weight
Color coded pole loops for easy set up
Our best-selling warm weather tent, the Hammerhead features a roomy floor plan and the ability to go convertible with a removable roof panel.
Best Features...But Average Space and No Vents I have to say that I really liked this tent. The Hammerhead 2 has a lot more features than any of the other tents I looked as in it's class, including tents from REI, MSR, and Big Agnes.Likes: The #1 best feature about this tent is removable solid tent walls. I think that makes this one of the best year round (or at least 3+ season) tents you will find anywhere. When I go camping with a group, I often skip the rainfly on warm, clear evenings. But when it's time to change clothes, most tents leave you exposed with sheer net walls. The Hammerhead 2 lets you zip up the interior solid wall of the tent when you want it, and unzip when you don't. Genius. The materials are top notch and lightweight. There is a good amount of room. The shape of the tent makes the amount of internal space deceptive. The length is not as long as many tents, or as wide at the head and foot. But the middle of the tent widens out at the sides, giving you more room for changing clothes, tying shoes, or for you equipment. Another like is that the footprint (not included) comes with small bungie clips to hold the poles together tightly during a fast pitch setup. I don't foresee ever using this fly without the tent, but I would definitely fast pitch the fly in the rain, then bring the dry tent underneath the fly and clip it to the poles...giving me a dry tent.Dislikes: The size of this tent is just average. You can get a tent with more usable room and larger vestibles for a lot less money and the same weight. The Hammerhead 2 has better features, but it's a tradeoff. The pole setup is a bit clumsy compared to other tents. After clipping the poles into the footprint and/or tent grommets, you'll have to hold the 3 poles together until you clip the tent to the 2 pole junctions. It takes some practice. My biggest gripe with the Hammerhead 2 is that it no longer has vents in the fly (even though some pictures online still show it). These vents are important, especially in the winter or when camping in wet areas, to allow your warm moist air to escape so that your fly and tent do not condensate as much. I don't know why they got rid of this feature, but most tent manufacturers are adding them. A real disappointment.All in all, I really like this tent. I did return it, however, in favor of a much lighter ultralight tent for a lot more money and half the features. But if I had not decided to go ultralight, it would have been a very tough decision between the Hammerhead 2 and the REI Half Dome 2+. Bring back the fly vents! April 19, 2013
Awesome tent! I have had 2 Hammerhead 2's now, and will continue to buy and use them until MH stops making them! Great for most seasons here in the South, plenty of ventilation! July 11, 2012
Love this tent I just did an 18 day rafting trip on the Grand Canyon and this tent was my home. Easy to set up and easy to pack up. We ran into some of the famous strong winds in the canyon. I watched other peoples tents almost get flattened by the wind as well as hear them flapping all night. I was very impressed with how sturdy this tent was. Great tent! I highly recommend buying this tent. May 5, 2012