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Trango™ 3 Tent


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First introduced in 1995, Trangos have become standard issue for mountaineering expeditions year-round. Teardrop-shaped front and rear doors conveniently tuck away, welded loops for securing the fly and a bathtub-style floor for better weather protection.
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  • Weight: - 11 lb. 4 oz. / 5.10 kg. -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - True to Size -
  • Tent Capacity: - 3 -
  • Good For: - Alpine Climbing -


First introduced in 1995, Trangos have become standard issue for mountaineering expeditions year-round. Teardrop-shaped front and rear doors conveniently tuck away, welded loops for securing the fly and a bathtub-style floor for better weather protection.


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  • Industry leading DAC Featherlight™ NSL poles
  • Direct Connection point secures tent body, frame and fly at each guy out point for a solid connection between all three components
  • Large dry entry vestibules with brow pole provide ample headroom and room for gear storage
  • 2 dual canopy and mesh doors
  • Snow flaps on front vestibule seal out spindrift
  • Guaranteed watertight construction with fully taped fly, taped 'bathtub floor' construction, welded corners and welded guy clip anchors Rain room tested
  • Internal Tension Shelves provides strength, support for vestibule pole, and 3-D storage
  • Mesh and canopy zippered thru-vent allows ventilation and view through the fly window
  • SVX windows for a brighter interior and visibility of exterior conditions
  • Bartacks color code webbing at stake out points for easy pole set up
  • Gear can be stored off the floor using internal mesh pockets or an accessory gear loft (sold separately)
  • Multiple guy out points with self-equalizing guy out anchors on side walls
  • Loops for internal guy system
  • Reflective color coded starter tab on the rainfly and canopy make pitching easy
  • Reflective guy-out loops and zipper pulls are easy to see at night
  • Pitch Light configuration allows user to set up a superlight shelter using only the tent fly, poles and footprint (sold separately)
  • Optional rectangular or triangular gear loft stows gear off the floor (sold separately)
  • Optional floor footprint available
  • Guy out line and line tensioners included


  • Pole Type: Paleria 'DAC Featherlight™ NSL
  • Fabric Fly: 70D Nylon Taffeta 1500mm PU/SIL
  • Fabric Canopy: 40D Nylon 238T Ripstop FR DWR (Tent)
  • Fabric Tent Floor: 70D Nylon 190T Taffeta 10000mm Ether Type PU FR (Tent)


  • Weight Packed: 11 lb 4 oz / 5.10 kg
  • Weight Minimum: 10 lb 5 oz / 4.68 kg
  • Weight Pitch Light: 7 lb 9 oz / 3.41 kg
  • Tent Capacity: 3
  • Number of Poles: 5
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
  • Height Interior: 45" / 114 cm
  • Tent Floor Area: 48 sq. ft. / 4.4 m2
  • Tent Vestibule 1 Area: 15 sq ft / 1.3 sq m
  • Tent Packed Size: 24 in x 9 in / 61 cm x 23 cm
Tent Pitching Instructions (Download PDF)


Trango™ 3 Tent is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hands down the best all mountain tent made. I bought my first Trango 3.1 in the late 1990's, not sure the year but after 100's and 100's of trips it still was in excellent condition and performed perfect. It was bomb proof in snow load, wind and rain etc. There were of course improvements made on subsequent editions on this tent like the upper zipper vent, the exterior vestibule pole as opposed to the pole inside the vestibule and a few other minor design changes. So, with a few extra bucks I had this season I pulled the plug and got the 2018 edition Trango 3. I'm so stoked to get the new model. Just pumped beyond words. Heading out and up above Kings next week, Yew!! This tent I highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go to Expedition Tent Has never let me down on any expedition. Great at altitude and in high winds. I use 3 person for 2 for added comfort.
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from strait up amazing this tent more or less saved our life's. It did a stand up job on withstanding the very high winds on the Alaska peninsula for 3 days. It also kept us completely dry and had all the room we needed to sleep 3 and put all our gear in the big vestibule and packs and guns in the small one. Also did and outstanding job on Kodiak in march with the winds. the inside of the tent was a lot warmer even with the cold weather and high winds
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trango 3 This is the best 4 season tent on the market today. From it's bomb shelter protection to the great interior pockets. The design is so good that I have the Trango 2 and Trango 4.
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best. Tent. Ever. In short, this is the best winter/expedition tent I could find. I absolutely love it! Here are the things I LIKE about it: • The Trangos have 5 interior gear loops to hang stuff on. This is plenty. • The Trangos have excellent interior pockets for storage both on the tent sides and ceiling. • Although I have not been a past fan of “bent-pole” tents, the thee bent brow-poles on this tent seem strong and just fine. • I love the ceiling and front vestibule windows. • The tent is a great color and has a classy design. • The tent materials feel and seem solid, durable, and of quality. The overall design and many little features of the tent are well thought-out (e.g., rain fly clips and tensioners are of high quality, reinforced guy points on fly and tent body, strategic clips and zippers, etc.). • Love the two door entries, which is common and standard amongst many expedition tents. • Mountain Hardwear is known for their stellar customer service. Here were my less favorite features (in order of severity), but some of these are super picky and none of these are “fatal” to what is an otherwise wonderful expedition tent: • Due to the low ceiling on the Trango 2 which would not allow me to sit up in the tent (I am 6'-2"), I had to go with the Trango 3, which is wonderfully spacious for 2 people and has an excellent specified interior height of 45” (although I measured 48” unstaked). The Trango 3 is only about a pound or so heavier than the Trango 2, so for a nice roomy winter/expedition tent of this type, I felt that this was acceptable. • The Trango tents are indeed a little heavy, but it is all part of a durable mountain tent, and they really are not that much heavier than any other comparable tent out there. Weight seems to be the chief complaint amongst other reviewers, but unless you are comparing to a totally different product that is less “bomber”, I think it just not that big of a deal. • The dimensions of the Trango are fine, but the length is measured at the corners and the middle of the tent tends to come in a bit and be somewhat shorter, especially when not staked out. For example, the length of the Trangos is specified to be 92”. But I measure between 83” and 88” in the middle. • The teardrop doors are nice, but a little different from other tents as they roll up and tuck away at the top as opposed to the side. The doors are a little cumbersome since the mesh and nylon doors are two separate/distinct zippered systems. So you have to open both usually. • It is not uncommon to feel that a 4-person tent is only for 3 people; a 3-person tent is really only for 2 people; and so on. Although the Trangos are a little more roomy than a similarly-rated summer tent, I would argue this rule of thumb still applies. The only way to get 3 sleeping pads in the Trango 3 is by using 20” wide pads (25” or larger will only fit 2 pads…see photograph). The Trango 3 is wonderful and nice for 2 people, but I suppose you could squeeze a third in there with narrow pads as I mentioned. The Trango 2 is fine for two 25-inch pads but nothing more. • The Trango tents are not perfectly square, which is probably fine as it affords a little extra storage room on the sides. Unless using a custom-cut footprint, the sides may be left unprotected. • The clips are strong and durable, but take a little work to operate and use. I like clips on the tent canopy/body better than the sleeves on TNF Mountain 25. • The bathtub floor is great and somewhat deep, especially on the Trango 3. Tends to catch your foot/boot as you are entering or existing. Not a big deal, just something to get accustom to. • About to head out into the weather with this tent. Everything I read and have observed seems that this tent is solid. I assume the exterior pole on the vestibule will not freeze up in cold/wet conditions. • The pole diameter increases as the tents get larger in the Trango series. The Trango 3 seems a little more sturdy/taught with its poles than the Trango 2 does. May have something to do with the pole angles. • The Trangos come with 21 total stake-out points (8 on the tent itself, 10 guy lines, and 3 fly). The tent only comes with 17 aluminum non-snow stakes. Not a big deal as four of the guy points are largely optional, the non-snow stakes may not even be used in snow, and many will want to do their own thing for stakes. • Based on the two new Trangos I purchased, the Trango main cross-poles are silver, not red as shown on the manufacturer website. • The instructions are good but not great. One of the images is backward from the real tent.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect T E N T This is the best three person tent on the market. Every little detail of this tent was well thought of. There a numerous built in storage pockets throughout the tent for gear. This tent far exceeding my expectations. The Tango series has been around since the mid 90's for a reason.
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tent in cold weather Used this tent on Mt. Shasta and Rainier in 2011, Kahiltna glacier in April 2012 (crevasse rescue class), and Denali in June of 2013. A little heavy but if you split the tent between two of people, no problem. We had three people living in it for three weeks, snug but still enough room for eating, changing clothes etc.. Our boots were in the rear vestibule, and our packs in the front vestibules. Front vestibule was awesome to cook in at 17,000ft camp. Quiet in the wind when guided out properly. The best thing is not worrying about the weather while your are snug in you sleeping bag.
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trango 3: Home away from home This roomy tent is excellent for 2 people to sit out long stretches of bad weather, but is quite comfortable for 3 people. When nailed down well, sustained and gusty winds have very little effect on this sturdy tent. Set-up is very easy to accomplish even in adverse weather. Very portable, but makes a bomber base camp tent too.
Date published: 2015-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extended Stay Camped in Tuolumne Meadows for 9 days in snow, rain, wind. The tent stayed secure and dry. Excellent gear!
Date published: 2015-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tent. I love this tent. I own 4 tents and this is becoming my favorite. I is a little on the heavy side, but it is bullet proof. I have used this on a 6 day rafting trip and while others woke up to pitch there fly in the rain, I just zipped the storm flaps on the doors to keep dry. Never had a need to put up the fly in the rain. Guess if I saw the others tents blowing away, I might consider pitching the fly and anchoring in.. The tent is also very taunt when pitched. this keeps the flapping noise down when the wind is blowing. I use this mainly as a very comfortable two person with gear. I put two 30" wide landing pads in it and there is ample room for two. If you are planning to sleep three you will be slightly snug but will work with backpacking mattresses. I did break a pole and told the MH rep that it was totally my fault. She told me that it did not matter. send it in and they would replace it.. One week later, it was at my door. No charge for my stupidity. Great customer service and Great Product.
Date published: 2014-08-30
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