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Gear Details: Tents

Hummingbird 3

Manufacturer: Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)

SKU: 5007-466

Product Details:
Product Year2011
Single Wall:
Number of Poles:2
Pole Material:aluminum
Diameter of Poles (mm):9
Floor Space (square feet):33.37
Length (inches):95
Width (inches):65
Nonstandard Shape:
Interior Height (inches):46
Vestibule Type:standard
Vestibule Front Area (square feet):7.32
Vestibule Back Area (square feet):
Weight (lbs, oz): 5,12
This tunnel tent, a sleeker, sexier descendant of our venerable Merganser, provides lavish living for two. Fits a pair of full-length sleeping pads without overlapping and offers more head and elbow room than most tunnel tents. And it's also fairly long, which is nice for tall folks. Basic set-up requires just three pegs – fewer than most free-standing tents. Numerous guypoints on the fly permit more substantial rigging in rougher weather. The two-hoop design can twist to conform to uneven sites. We’ve made the front hoop pole a bit rounder, for more head and shoulder room. And we’ve refined the inner tent and fly with more catenary curves and scalloped edges, for a tauter setup. The vestibule provides a good place to store packs, boots, and soggy stuff. A mixture of pegs are supplied, keeping weight and bulk down yet providing bomber anchors where needed. The window adds a welcome source of natural light if you're stuck inside during a rainstorm.


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