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Mountain Hardwear EV 3 Review

Mountain Hardwear EV 3
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Price:  $850 List
Pros:  Strong, lightweight, livable, good ventilation, integrated vestibule, snow port, two windows.
Cons:  Canopy is hard to tension properly, only for winter use, no bug netting on doors.
Manufacturer:   Mountain Hardwear
By Chris McNamara ⋅ Founder and Editor-in-Chief  ⋅  Aug 16, 2013
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Our Analysis

The Mountain Hardware EV3 tent is the three-person version of the EV2 tent, about which we did a full review. Both tents are built for serious mountaineering and alpine climbing. This is our favorite three-person single wall tent.

The EV3 differs from the EV2 in these ways:

• Sleeps 3 rather than 2
• 4 poles rather than 3
• 49 square feet of floor space rather than 31
• Packed weight 7 lb, 1 oz. rather than 5 lb. 2 oz.

• Retail price higher by about $140

Check out the full review of the EV2 and the Four Season Tent Review where we compare the top tents.

Other Versions and Accessories


If you're looking for the two-person version of this tent, check out the Mountain Hardwear EV2.

The EV 3 Footprint costs $67 and is a waterproof layer that can extend the life of your tent.


Chris McNamara