Camping: Mountain HardWear “Habitat 3” Tent Review

Some of us boys from Homorazzi have been having a lot of fun camping and getting in touch with mother nature this spring and summer season.  I can’t tell you how much fun I’ve had getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city to relax, play games, and great conversations with Donovan and our friends… All of  this, far far away from the craziness of our jobs and routine.  Dare I even say it, we even made one epic trek outside of the comfort of cellular reception to the beautiful Mr. Baker National Park.

I wanted to give props to our traveling companion this season, the Mountain HardWear Habitat 3 Tent.  This is by far the best tent I’ve ever owned; tent technology has come a long way from the canvas, military style, tents that we used in cub scouts. Even some of the more advanced designs that our neighbor tenters are using don’t compare to the quality. 

Weighing in at just about 8 pounds this wonderful 3 man tent is so easy to take with you anywhere you want to go.  I even carry it around in the trunk of my car just in case I need to crash somewhere for the night whilst on a long road trip. Watertight too, this is an important feature, especially for us pacific north westerners! 

Here are a few things I’ve noticed while using it so far.  

  • 1. You can easily put a full double air mattress inside with room to spare for gear, etc.
  • 2. Will take two people less than 5 minutes to fully setup
  • 3. You don’t need to fold it up like a road map in order to pack it up.  Stuff it into the sack and your on your way.
  • 4. The color are great.  Nice to look at!
  • 5. The poles are color coded for easy setup…. Once you’ve setup this tent you will not want to use any other tents – the design is that intuitive.

I’m sure I’ve missed many of the features that an extremely outdoorsy person would boast about but these are the things that matter to me.  I, hands down, recommend the habitat 3 as the best possible tent for two big guys, their gear, and comfort.  Stay dry and warm/cool (depending on your preference) without breaking your back with a heavy package (that’s what she said).

Hope you all have the opportunity to enjoy some outdoor time before winter.  If you’re looking for a place to sleep, check out Mountain HardWear!


• Guaranteed watertight construction • 7001 Press fit poles (10.2mm diameter) • Pitch Light compatible • 2 dry-entry vestibules • 2 mesh doors • 2 SVX window • Reflective guy-out loops • Reflective zipper pulls • Welded guy clip anchors • Mesh storage pockets • Super-light ¼? buckles and webbing • Reflective starter point • Triangular and rectangular gear loft options

Usage: Three-Season Camping

Fabrics: 70D Nylon Taffeta 3000mm PU, 68D Polyester Ripstop DWR , 20D Nylon Knit Mesh, 75D Polyester Taffeta 1500mm PU

Minimum weight: 8 lbs., 5 oz. (3.77 kg.); Pitchlight weight: 5 lbs., 13 oz.. (2.63 kg.); $325