|A little larger and more reinforced than
the Light Wedge 2, the Light Wedge 3 is essentially the same design with
enough area for three sleeping adults and a few extra ounces of weight.
That's a significant accomplishment when you consider that most three-person
backpacking tents--at least the ones with worthy features and durable designs--usually
weigh in at least eight pounds or more. If you're creative with your pitching
approaches, it's possible to shave another 10 ounces off the official weight
listed below. The Light Wedge 3 has a full-size mesh, D-shaped door and
two top vents plus a rear window for 4x4 venting on muggy summer nights.
The outer fly has a non-yellowing window made from UV-resistant and tear
proof UVX film, a proprietary clear material that's been tested at 27,000
feet and resists clouding like PVC or plastic film. It even stays flexible
all the way down to -66 F, not that we're saying that you should use this
durable, three-season tent in -66F, but if you did, you would have a clear
perspective on your predicament. The aluminum brow pole over the vestibule
adds strength while increasing headroom above the door. Large pockets along
the walls and suspended webbing loops help keep your gear in order.
Canopy: 70-denier nylon
ripstop with mildew and UV inhibitors
Fly: 75-denier polyester
taffeta with a two-layer 1500 mm. waterproof polyurethane coating
Floor: 70-denier nylon
taffeta with a 3000 mm. waterproof polyurethane coating
Great for mountaineering
and excellent for three-season backpacking, paddling and camping
Accommodates three adults
Four mesh windows for
views and cross venting
Factory taped floor seam
(not on Light Wedge 2)
Two 8.5 mm. dia. 7001-T6
aluminum poles and a 9.5 mm. dia. brow pole
Interior height: 46 in.
Dimensions: 74 in. x 96
in (1.9 m. x 2.4 m.)
Vestibule area: 11.5 sq.
ft. (1.07 sq. m.)
Floor area: 44 sq. ft.
(4.1 sq. m.)
Stuff sack dimensions:
7.5 in. x 19 in. (19 cm. x 48 cm.)
Weight: 6 lb. 14 oz. (3.12
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