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Skyledge™ 3 DP




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.
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  • Weight: - 4 lb. 14 oz. / 2.22 kg. -
  • Fit: - Small -
  • Tent Capacity: - 3 -
  • Good For: - Backpacking / Hiking -


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.


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  • 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.
  • Footprint included
  • 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
  • Imported


  • Pole Type: Paleria 'DAC Featherlight™ NSL
  • Fabric Fly: 20D Nylon Ripstop 1500mm PU/SIL
  • Fabric Canopy: 20D Poly Knit Mesh
  • Fabric Tent Floor: 70D Nylon Taffeta 3000mm PU


  • Apparel Fit: Equipment
  • Weight Packed: 4 lb. 14 oz. / 2.22 kg.
  • Weight Minimum: 4 lb. 5 oz. / 1.94 kg.
  • Weight Pitch Light: 2 lb. 13 oz. / 1.26 kg.
  • Tent Capacity: 3
  • Number of Poles: 3
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
  • Height Interior: 45" / 114 cm
  • Length Packed: 23 in / 58 cm
  • Diameter Packed: 6 in / 15 cm
  • Tent Floor Area: 36 sq. ft. / 3.3 m2
  • Tent Vestibule Area: 12 sq. ft. 1.1 m2 / 12 sq. ft. 1.1 m2


Skyledge™ 3 DP 4.8 5 9 9
New tent First off, I've never had a tent of this quality. After some research I picked the Skyledge 3. I wanted something large enough for 2 with a little extra space. But still light enough to backpack with. After watching the video on MH site, it was simple to set up. The connection points on the four corners are ingenious. It even had a spare connector with the steaks. It only took about five minutes to set up the first time. The DryPitch works great. Being from the southeast this is important as it always rains. I set up the tent in 88° today. Inside it was nice. Opening both the fly doors let's the breeze come through. With two doors you don't have to climb over anyone to get out. As for size, it could sleep 3. However you will be right up against each other. Best suited for two and some gear. I feel there is a need to be careful with all the plastic clips. As with anything super light, durability can be an issue. It still appears to be well built and is reinforced where it needs to be. I can't wait to get on the trail! October 15, 2014
very sweet 3 season tent! I feel after four trips (ranging from 3-5 days each) I can accurately comment on the Skyledge. As others have mentioned- this is really a roomy two person tent. I bought it so we could take my grandson backpacking, and for that use it was perfect. Three adults....... After that first trip we started taking this tent as it was really roomy for two-has doors on each side- that's really nice. Roomy vestibules-again on each side. Tent is a breeze to setup, a couple of times and you'll have the hang of it. Our last trip we really put it through it's paces, camped at 9000' and encountered a really rough storm- gusts had to be exceeding 60mph- the tent buckled several times, but held just fine. We've had it out on several very rainy nights and have always been dry as a bone. I'm excited w/ shoulder season approaching and ditching the tent and using just the fly and footprint- very roomy shelter under 3 pounds. It's a little pricey, but I have no regrets w/ this tent- it's a keeper. September 3, 2014
Great tent! Just back from a wildland fire assignment in Montana where I lived in this tent for two-plus weeks. Workmanship & materials are outstanding. For me size & weight are perfect for all the gear I carry, plus provides room to spread-out. Would be very snug for three, better for two plus gear, & spacious for one plus lots of gear. Withstood thunderstorms with heavy rain & 40+ mph wind by using all tie-downs & stakes in all points provided. Everything inside stayed dry & snug, no leaks. Light & packable plus very easy to set-up / take-down. I highly recommend this tent & looking forward to my next assignment since shelter will not be an issue regardless of weather. August 31, 2014
Worth every cent This is my primary tent for three people while hunting in Alaska. This gear stands to the wind, cold and rain of Alaska. It sleeps 3 people just fine, yes it is a little tight but I don't want to carry a heavier tent. Don't lose any of the pieces mountain hardware will not help you replace things like the stuff sack, or pole sleeve. August 22, 2014
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>58 This 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
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