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Drifter™ 4 DP


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A compact, easy-pitching shelter with the versatility of our DryPitch™ set-up. A spacious backpacking tent for four. DryPitch technology lets users pitch the tent three ways: fly only, canopy only or a complete tent.

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  • Weight: - 8 lb. 4 oz. / 3.73 kg. -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - True to Size -
  • Tent Capacity: - 4 -
  • Good For: - Backpacking / Hiking -


A compact, easy-pitching shelter with the versatility of our DryPitch™ set-up. A spacious backpacking tent for four. DryPitch technology lets users pitch the tent three ways: fly only, canopy only or a complete tent.

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  • DryPitch™ fly-first pitching lets you set up the tent in the rain and stay dry
  • Industry leading DAC Pressfit™ poles.
  • Footprint included
  • DryPitch™system allows user to set up a super-light shelter using the tent fly, poles, and footprint.
  • 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.
  • Gear loft (included) provides convenient storage
  • Two mesh/canopy doors with dual-slider zipper for easy entry and exit
  • Reflective guy-out loops, starter point and zipper pulls for easy set-up at night
  • Mesh storage pockets
  • Imported


  • Pole Type: Paleria DAC Pressfit™
  • Fabric Fly: 75D Polyester Taffeta 1500mm PU
  • Fabric Canopy: 68D Polyester Ripstop DWR
  • Fabric Tent Floor: 70D Nylon Taffeta 3000mm PU


  • Weight Packed: 8 lb. 4 oz. / 3.73 kg.
  • Weight Minimum: 6 lb. 14 oz. / 3.12 kg.
  • Weight Pitch Light: 4 lb. 13 oz. / 2.19 kg.
  • Tent Capacity: 4
  • Number of Poles: 2
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
  • Height Interior: 50" / 127 cm
  • Length Packed: 25 in / 64 cm
  • Diameter Packed: 7 in / 19 cm
  • Tent Floor Area: 56 sq. ft. / 5.2 m2
  • Tent Vestibule Area: 10 sq. ft. 0.9 m2 / 10 sq. ft. 0.9 m2


Drifter™ 4 DP is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Good Tent Purchased this tent for family camping and maybe some backpacking. We have used it for two adults and two kids and it has been a great tent. The set up is super easy and quick with only four poles. The internal gear loft is a nice bonus. No other tent we looked at came with a footprint and gear loft. The fly seems to be pretty bomber and kept us dry in a Colorado thunderstorm with high winds. The vestibules are adequate but might be a bit small to store a ton of gear (ie: 4 backpacks). The weight seems to be right in line with other similar size tents. All in all a great tent. My only suggestions to MH are as follows...it would be nice to have a stake lash or a tie loop mid-side of the tent. I think it would increase the room next to the tent walls because they tend to sag in a bit. The second suggestion would be to do the same on the fly to help coverage over the tent body on the side walls. With that said, we have been in several thunderstorms and have stayed completely dry. These are the only reasons I didn't give it 5 stars but it is a solid 4++ tent.
Date published: 2014-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Size for Us Bought this tent to get a lighter tent for some casual backpack camping. It is a large tent, but I need that. It is perfect for my wife and I plus our 2 bigs dogs. It is lightweight and fits great on my pack. If you are doing some serious back country camping it would probably be a little too heavy, but it is great for a couple hour hike to a camp site. I love that it comes with everything you need including rain fly, footprint, stakes, and attic.
Date published: 2013-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great family or group backpacking tent. This tent seems well built, roomy, very easy to set up and has a few nice features. Just used it to take some high school students up in the Sierras. It was a cold night (low 30's) and the students were cold... so know that this is certainly not a cold or cool weather tent. But good bang for the buck.
Date published: 2013-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intuitive quick set up Great tent, set up in a flash first use. The tent held up well in moderate wind and a steady rain. The footprint did not trap water underneath and overall I give this tent a solid rating. The tent stakes were not the quality I expected and I will be looking for more heavy duty stakes for the tent and fly. Aside from this minor complaint, a good purchase. I like that it comes with footprint and gear loft included without being sold separately. Mountain hardware could improve this tent with a higher quality stake!
Date published: 2013-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tent. Great tent. Lots of room. Super EZ to put up and take down. Nice that the footprint comes with it. Be careful with the stakes, I used my foot to push one in and it bent slightly. My fault. Not a winter tent though. Camped in 25 degree weather and the nice ventilation kept the tent quite cold. Again, user error! Looking forward to using it in the summer!
Date published: 2013-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Camping Trip Tent is amazing. Took my son for his first camping trip, and the tent was perfect. Unfortunately we didnt arrive at our campsite until after dark in a pouring rain. My 8 year old had practice putting the tent up the week in our backyard so he was well versed in how to pitch it. He wanted to put the tent up by himself... and he was able too. He unpacked the tent clipping the poles into the foot print. He then placed the rain fly on- then climbed underneath and clipped the tent in place. He had the whole thing up in under five minutes. The inside of the tent was dry and spacious, and we were able to shed our wet gear and leave it out in the vestibule created by the rain fly. We were camping in northern FL, and the weather was wet, and windy with temperatures in the upper 40's. So I cant comment on true cold weather camping. We are planning a trip right now for some spring camping near Bend Oregon, and I dont think it will be an issue. Great product and would highly recommend.
Date published: 2013-03-07
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