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A livable elite-backpacking tent for three with the versatility of our DryPitch™ set-up. A comfortable shelter for lightweight backpacking. DryPitch technology lets users pitch the tent three ways: fly only, canopy only or a complete tent.
DryPitch™system allows user to set up a super-light shelter using the tent fly, poles, and footprint.
DryPitch™ fly-first pitching lets you set up the tent in the rain and stay dry
Industry leading DAC Featherlight™ NSL poles
Guaranteed watertight construction with fully taped fly, taped perimeter seam, welded corners and welded guy clip anchors.
Two dry entry vestibules with dual slider mesh doors
SVX window for a brighter interior and visibility of exterior conditions
Welded zipper flap construction is lighter and drier than a sewn flap
Mesh pockets for interior storage
Super-light buckles and webbing reduce tent weight
For the serious backcountry user, our SkyLedge DP tents are impressively lightweight without sacrificing strength, durability or livable space.
Minimum Weight4 lb. 5 oz. / 1.94 kg.
Packed Weight4 lb. 14 oz. / 2.22 kg.
Tent Floor70D Nylon Taffeta 3000mm PU
PolesPaleria 'DAC Featherlight™ NSL
Canopy20D Poly Knit Mesh
Fly20D Nylon Ripstop 1500mm PU/SIL
Floor Area36 sq. ft. / 3.3 m2
Number of Doors2
Number of Poles3
Number of Vestibules2
Vestibule Area12 sq. ft. 1.1 m2 / 12 sq. ft. 1.1 m2
Built to outlast One of my oldest pieces of gear is my 1997 Mountain Hardwear “Skylight” tent. I love that tent, it has been my best companion on epic backpacking, and kayaking adventures; my five-year-old son loves the headroom and pockets. My only gripe about the “Skylight” it only has one door. Surprisingly it also still looks new, so it was difficult to convince my wife that I needed to upgrade it.Luckily, I upgraded my tent in 2011 with the purchase of the “Skyledge 3”. It is one pound lighter and does fit three people (two adults, and a five year old). I have found that during rain the tent offers plenty of ventilation, headroom, pockets, and space due to the two large vestibules. This tent has become my new favorite companion. In time, I suspect that the 58 inch by 88 in floor will become small as my son grows. With past success of the “Skylight” the “Skyledge 3” should easily survive fifteen to twenty years of adventures. More than likely when it is time for my son to move out of the “Sky Ledge 3” he will happily travel with my old “Skylight”.My last thought is if a person wants one tent that will survive sand, saltwater, rock, high winds, heavy rains, mud, ice, and snow then they should buy a Mountain Hardwear tent. January 28, 2014
Skyledge 3 Rocks! I'm a huge proponent of having some comfort whilst on the trail. For that reason, I prefer a 3 man tent to sleep 2 people. This shelter is an excellent two-people-in-a-three-man-tent tent.My previous tent was the Mountain Hardwear Haven 3 tent - Mountain Hardwear's precursor to the Skyledge 3. Every change that Mountain Hardwear incorporated into the Skyledge 3 tent is exactly what I hoped they would do to improve the Haven 3: they reduced tent footprint slightly (now its a bit undersized for three adult males, but it's right-sized for two plus gear); they made two equal vestibules (Haven 3 had one large and one small vestibule); they reduced material weights in every category (tent canopy and fly fabrics, poles, pole "clips" and stuff sacks) to bring total weight down by around 1.7 lbs (over 25% weight reduction).The eyebrow pole helps create nearly vertical sidewalls which increases useable interior space considerably. Two 12 sq.ft. vestibules provide a good amount of room for gear and foul weather cooking. The drip line of the rain fly extends beyond the tent body - helping to make this tent an excellent performer in the rain. The taught pitch that's possible with this tent makes it likely to be a strong performer in the wind (my similarly-pitched Haven 3 withstood 30-50 mph gusts at 12,000 ft in the Wind River Range).The Skyledge 3 doors are "c-shaped" - when unzipped, they hang to the side. Compare to similar tents in this category (ex. Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3) where the doors are "n-shaped" - when unzipped, they hang on the tent floor or on the ground (where you'll likely step on them during entries/exits).I opted for a custom homemade "soft" Tyvek (Tyvek 1422A) footprint to save weight over the OEM footprint (saved 4 oz or 1/4 lb). The OEM footprint might work better for "fast-pitch" setup (rainfly, poles and footprint only - no tent canopy). The stakes are aluminum with a "Y" cross-section: good, strong, light. The guy cords seemed a little chunky, so I changed them out with thinner, lighter, reflective cord and reused the included plastic guy line hardware.You can save a little weight with other three person tents and/or smaller two person tents, but I think this one hits the weight/space/comfort/strength sweet spot. November 9, 2013
my 2nd Skyledge 3 My 1st Skyledge 3 got destroyed by something, living in South Texas we can rule out bears but maybe wild pigs or something from out of space.Mountain Hardwear made me a offer on the new Skyledge 3 DP and since I liked the 1st one so well I went for it. A foot print is included with this model and the center pole has a place for it to clip in and outside "flashlight loops". The other I had to buy the foot print separate and the fly fits better with the center pole clips. I do wish the doors had stash pockets instead of tie backs. And as everyone knows, even God could not fit 3 people in this tent. I use a 25 in. pad so this is a perfect 1 man tent for me. I do worry about the plastic Jakes foot clips so we will see. With as much money as I have in this tent I keep it in a safe deposit box at the bank. September 6, 2013
Reliable BUT.... This new Skyledge 3 is my second tent of the same model, and I already set up and down about 35 times. The new connection for the poles is great asset, and I don't mind the lighter color, but when I received it I looked at those plastic hangers with concern, since they are not designed for replacement, and at the end of my trip the inevitable happened. One hanger broke. I haven't contacted the manufacturer for solution yet, but keep this in mind for your lifetime usage plan. August 10, 2013
Excellent Tent but not 3 person Let’s do some simple math:A standard size sleeping pad is 20” wide. This tent is 58” wide.3 people x 20” = 60”60>58This problem gets worse when you look at “wide” sleeping pads which are 25”I would not want to try to fit 3 people into this tent.Everything else about the tent is great! The quality appears to be top notch.The dry pitch is brilliant and easy to use. Great details like little windows in the rain fly, glow in the dark zippers, and doors that don’t touch the ground when open.I would recommend this tent as a roomy 2 person tent but not as a 3. May 16, 2013