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Mountain Hardwear Light Wedge 2

By Daved Brosche | Permalink | 0 comments | February 21st, 2008

hardwear-tent.jpgMountain Hardwear Light Wedge 2 – Lightwieght and plenty of ventilation.

The Mountain Hardwear Light Wedge 2 is a 2 person, 3 season tent. Perfect for backpackers, the Mountain Hardwear Light Wedge 2 is not only lightweight, but is made with some super special, Atlas 7001 poles. The Mountain Hardwear Light Wedge 2 is a freestanding tent that offers plenty in the way of ventilation, ease of setup, and quality craftsmenship.

The 2 main poles used in the setup of the Mountain Hardwear Light Wedge 2 are Atlas 7001 poles. The Atlas poles use the Atlas connectors which are both corosian and dent resistant. These special, floating Atlas connectors, help to reduce stress and allow the poles to bend better at the joints. The best part of the poles, they are completely field serviceable.

Aside from the field servacible poles, the Mountain Hardwear Light Wedge 2 sports another cool feature, the rainfly. The tents full coverage, polyester rainfly, has the ability to remain taunt; even when wet. Also found on the Mountain Hardwear Light Wedge 2 is a large vestibule that helps to protect the entry during rough weather or as a place to store gear.

The quick & dirty:

Where you can get one:
Amazon: $209

Why the rock:

  • Guaranteed watertight construction
  • Atlas 7001 pole system
  • Pitch Light configuration for fast and light packing (sold separately)
  • Superlight buckles and webbing reduce tent weight
  • 2 pole wedge design is lightweight and roomy
  • Large front vestibule for dry entry with aluminum brow pole
  • Tension shelf
  • Full size mesh door with dual slider zipper
  • Reflective guy out loops, starter points and zipper pulls

Why it bites:

  • You tell us?

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 9 out of 10

The Mountain Hardwear Light Wedge 2 is comfortable and easy to setup, what more could you really ask for? You want lightweight and easy to fix? Well the Mountain Hardwear Light Wedge 2 is that too! This is a tent that is sure to impress the regular backpacker and fit the needs of the recreational backpacker.

Looking to buy? Check out these sites:
Amazon: $209

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