Mountain Hardwear Drifter 3 DP 3-Season Backpacking Tent

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Key Features

  • 3-person camping and backpacking tent
  • DryPitch fly-first pitching lets you set up the tent in the rain and stay dry
  • Industry-leading DAC Pressfit poles
  • DryPitch Footprint included
  • DryPitch system allows user to set up a superlight shelter using only the tent fly, poles and footprint
  • Guaranteed watertight construction with fully taped fly, taped perimeter seam, welded corners and welded guy clip anchors
  • Two mesh/canopy doors with dual-slider zipper for easy entry and exit


Recommended Use: 3-Season Backpacking
Packed Size: 7" x 26"
Sleeping Capacity: 3
Average Min Weight: 5 lbs 3 oz
Interior Height: 47"
Floor Area: 43 sq ft
Floor Dimensions: 93" x 66"
Vestibule Area: 10 sq ft + 10 sq ft
Doors: 2
Pole Type: DAC Pressfit Aluminum
Number of Poles: 2
Freestanding: Yes
Clips or Sleeves: Clips
Interior Storage: Yes
Material: Canopy: 68D Polyester Ripstop DWR
Fly:75D Polyester Taffeta 1500mm PU
Floor: 70D Nylon Taffeta 3000mm PU
Seam Sealed: Taped Seams
Seasons: 3
Other: Stuff Sack Included
Warranty: Lifetime Limited

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Product Highlights

With dual doors, a roomy interior and watertight construction, the Mountain Hardwear Drifter 3 DP backpacking tent is an excellent choice for 3-season backpacking. Easy to set up and boasting user-friendly features like fly-first pitching, dual doors and an included footprint, the Drifter 3 DP delivers excellent value at a budget-oriented price.

The Drifter 3 DP weighs in at 5 pounds 3 ounces and offers 43 square feet of usable interior space. Dual vestibules combine to provide additional sheltered space for wet gear and muddy boots. Clip construction makes it easy to connect the fabric body of the Drifter 3 DP to the DAC press-fit aluminum poles. Mountain Hardwear guarantees watertight construction; the taped seams and welded construction of the Drifter 3 DP have been tested in a custom-made "rain room" which subjects the tent to 1200 inches of wind-driven rain over the course of 24 hours.

The Drifter 3 DP offers DryPitch fly-first pitching, which lets you set up the tent fly with the poles and included footprint first so you can get out of wet weather quickly. The body of the tent can then be clipped into the pole structure from underneath the rain fly, keeping the tent dry. This DryPitch configuration also allows the Drifter 3 DP to be used without the tent body, creating a 3 pound 13 ounce shelter from wind and wet weather on fast and light trips.

Mesh and nylon construction in the walls of the tent body combats the build-up of condensation and offers maximum ventilation. Reflective highlights and guy out loops provide visibility for those times when you need to set up after dark.

A custom-fit footprint is included to protect the floor of the Mountain Hardwear Drifter 3 DP backpacking tent against rocks, exposed roots, mud and ground water.

Mountain Hardwear part number: OU9648

Product Reviews

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Mountain Hardwear Drifter 3 DP 3-Season Backpacking Tent

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Number of reviews: 2

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  • . Montrose CO

    Likes: Just set up tent only in backyard as weather turned here in Colorado. Like the green color as it blends in with the land. Seems roomy inside for three people and large vestibules. Great to have double doors with two way zippers on rain fly flap. Comes with a footprint; all tents should.

    Dislikes: Mountain Hardware cut a few corners. The pockets inside the tent are too small. I like to put a book or wallet or water bottle in a pocket to keep them up out of the way. No way in this tent. Possibly a real problem is their failure to put a nylon loop on the rain fly's two sides that you can secure with an adjustable cord. Without this, the rain fly lays against the tent. May create condensation. May consider sewing two loops on myself. But why didn't Mountain Hardware do this? It's one of those things you look at and go "Duh". Same with the tiny pockets. My wife always says they should have women design these or at lease review them before production.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: I like the looks of this tent. I have set it up to check for flaws and everything looks good. The design is pretty much the same as the marmot limelight 3p im used to. The plastic clips they use are a awesome idea as long as they don't break. It's a good tent for small backpacking trips and car camping. It's a little heavy for the long backpack trips.

    Dislikes: I'm nervous the plastic clips are not going to hold up in cold weather. The one thing I do like about the marmot versus this one is the indestructible design. Just have to baby the clips and see how long they last. I'm giving this product 4 stars due to the scary plastic clips. All in all It's a good tent.