There's no need to carry a heavyweight, bombproof shelter when the ultralight Marmot Force 3P Three-Preson Three-Season Tent keeps you just as dry and weighs a whole lot less then many other tents (under four pounds). While the mesh walls help keep weight down, they also keep air circulating, which prevents condensation from turning your tent into a drippy cave. The fully seam-taped fly also has a vent to encourage circulation even when you've battened down the hatches against the storm, along with two large vestibules to keep boots and packs from getting rained on.
Pitching a tent should take just a few minutes, not half an hour, so Marmot used color-coded clips to make sure the DAC NFL aluminum poles were super easy to slip into place. They're also optimized to provide extra space for your head and feet, letting you sit up and lay down comfortably. Two D-shaped doors provide easy entrance and reduce the likelihood of trampling, and all the Force's zipper pulls are designed to reduce jingling, so a light breeze won't turn into a sleep-ruining ordeal. Inside, the Lamp Shade headlamp pocket helps provide ambient, lantern-style light to the whole tent, while the other accessory pockets keep your small gear safe and easily accessible when you're sleeping under the stars or riding the storm out.
- Mesh body
- Vented fly
- Fully taped fly and floor seams
- Two D-shaped doors and vestibules
- Extended head and foot zones
- DAC NFL aluminum poles and color-coded clips
- Lamp Shade headlamp pocket and interior stash pockets
- Noiseless zipper pulls and reflective points