The UL 3 balances a comfortable footprint, plenty of headroom, durable construction, and the right selection of technical fabrics to create a freestanding ultralight tent with great ventilation that stands up well to 3-season weather.
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An adjustable peak vent, roof gear loops and nightstand pockets add convenience. Guy lines let you camp higher and in stronger winds.
Best on market
Patrick Symmes on Sep 27, 2017
Great tent, obviously very light, but also easy to set up, and comfortable. Sleep “two and a half,” that is myself, wife, and a child. That can be a bit tight but it does work. The compact size when packed up means this takes very little room in your pack and that opens up more possibilities. For example, I just took two children backpacking in Washington State. One adult packing for three people? It’s possible with this tent, which takes up the same room as my ONE man tent. There’s no point even taking my one man tent anymore.
Howard Allen on Sep 18, 2017
I’ve owned a Shangra-la 5 (now pyrimid 4) for several years and love it. Thought I would shave a couple pounds and try the UL 3. Have used it about 10 nights with no extreme conditions. Fits my wife (under 5′), 12 year old son and myself quite comfortably. I have shopped and shopped and I don’t think there is lighter 3 person tent on the market. Once you get the hang of it, set up is simple and creates a nice taut tent. Quite pleased.
David on Jul 18, 2017
Perfect tent for both short and long trips due to its size and weight. We used it for 2 people plus gear and a dog which was very comfortable. Three people would be tight but you have the vestibule area to put all your gear outside so I dont think it would be too bad. This tent just replaced my backpacking 2-person tent and my large Coleman 3-person cheapy tent. Plus I love the price, this is in the same league as Big Angus and North Face tents that cost $400-$500
Would highly recommend!!!
Best Tent Ever
Jay Graham on Jun 12, 2017
I’ve been backpacking now for 20 plus years and I own 5 tents because I think that there is always that next one that will be the best. Well I am done looking. The UL 3 is amazing. Its the easiest tent I have ever set up, with no problems. There is more than enough room. The materials that its made of is very strong and sturdy. Absolutely love this tent and now I can say I am done buying tents.
Great tent for 2+gear (or dog)
Matt R on Jul 01, 2016
First trip was to the West Fjords of Iceland and it held up great. So far 5 nights in the tent in the near arctic in early June.
Pros: light weight, luxurious amount of space for 2+gear, held up in the rain and wind
Cons: small vestibule (I prefer a cabin sized vestibule. Enough space for two packs and boots). Interior pocket design was a bit small
Recommendations: I carried extra stakes to bring the fly further from the tent, I bought and used the ground cloth
Overall, enjoy the tent. We’ll see how she hold up over the next few years.