Balancing weight, performance, and price, the freestanding Mountainsmith Bear Creek 3 tent is a budget-friendly option for camping or backpacking.
With a trail weight of 5 pounds, 4 ounces, the tent offers 50 square feet of usable interior. Aluminum poles provide sturdy structure, ease of set-up, and create a streamlined 9-square foot vestibule in-front of the large door. Interior mesh storage pockets provide a place to stash clothes and small gear items.
Clip construction makes it easy to connect the 68D polyester body of the tent to the poles. Mesh construction in the walls of the tent body combats condensation. Mountainsmith further ensures watertight performance with the PU-coated 68D rainfly, fully taped seams, and bathtub floor construction. Reflective guylines provide visibility for those times when you need to set up after dark.
An included footprint further protects the floor of the tent against ground water, roots and rocks. In warm weather or to save weight, you can leave the tent body behind and use the rainfly, the poles, and the footprint to reduce packed weight to 3 pounds, 15 ounces.
- Fast fly set-up with included footprint
- Three person layout
- One door and one vestibule
- Two season, two pole free standing tent
- Interior mesh storage pockets
- Tent fly ventilation windows
- No-See-Um Mesh wall panels
- Bathtub floor construction
- Taped floor seams
- Clip-pole attachment for lighter weight and better breathability
- Reflective guylines with tensionlock cord adjustment
- Reflective highlights for all stake out points
Best Use Backpacking, Camping Other Footprint Included Warranty Limited Lifetime Packed Size 18" x 7" Average Min Weight 5 lbs 4 oz Average Packed Weight 6 lbs 9 oz Interior Height 48" Floor Area 50 sq ft Floor Dimension 92" x 80" Vestibule Area 9 sq ft Doors 1 Pole Type 7000 Series Aluminum Number of Poles 2 Freestanding Yes Clips or Sleeves Clips Interior Storage Mesh Storage Pockets Material Tent: 68D x 185T Breathable Poly
Floor: 68D x 190T Poly, 5000mm
Fly: 68D x 185T Poly, 2000mm
Seam Sealed Taped Seams
Real Customer Reviews
- Easy Setup, Weathered a Storm!
Likes: Quick to setup and break down
Survived a rough storm with very little leakage
Roomier than anticipated
Rain fly creates a small “porch” convenient for storing belongings in good weather.
Dislikes: Nothing yet!
- Easy Breezy
Likes: This tent was quick and easy to set up and tear down. It is light enough to stick in your bag and go hiking, especially when split between a couple of people. I like how it is mesh all around. This makes it easy to take in the views and the breeze.
Dislikes: Not enough pockets storage on the inside.
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