New for 2014! With dual adjacent doors, a roomy interior and watertight construction, the Mountain Hardwear Optic 3.5 tent is an excellent choice for 3-season backpacking and camping. Easy to set up and boasting user-friendly features like reflective color-coded starter tabs on the rainfly and canopy to make pitching a breeze, the Optic 3.5 delivers unique features and durability at a budget-friendly price.
The Optic 3.5 weighs in at 6 pounds, 5 ounces and offers 45 square feet of usable interior space perfect for three adult campers “plus” (your four-legged friend or small child). 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 Optic 3.5 to the DAC Pressfit aluminum poles. Mountain Hardwear guarantees watertight construction; the taped seams and welded construction of the Optic 3.5 have been tested in a custom-made "rain room" that subjects the tent to 1200 inches of wind-driven rain over the course of 24 hours.
Polyester knit mesh construction in the tent body combats the build-up of condensation and offers maximum ventilation. The stand-out feature in the Optic 3.5, though, is its adjacent dual doors that roll back to provide an expansive view in fair weather. When weather turns less friendly, the 75D polyester taffeta rainfly with a PU treatment keeps you protected. And you’ll always be organized with internal pockets that allow you to stow small essential gear with you in the tent.
Optional accessories (sold separately) are available to further make the Mountain Hardwear Optic 3.5 tent your home away from home: a custom-fit footprint to protect the floor of the tent against rocks, exposed roots, mud and ground water, as well as rectangular and triangular gear lofts can be purchased.
Mountain Hardwear part number: OU9661-456