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4-Person Tent Reviews

Mountain Hardwear Trango 4

Roomy, strong, and sturdy—it’s everything we want in a foul-weather home away from home.

Brand: Mountain Hardwear

Model: Trango 4


Specs

Weight

11lbs. 15oz.

Bomber
Everest basecamp always serves up a buffet of wind, sleet, and snow, and the Trango 4’s five-pole design handled it all and came back for seconds. Testers praised the stability and security they felt while inside. “It’s tough, durable, and bombproof,” said our tester, a guide with Satori Adventures and Expeditions.

Livability
The 65-square-foot floor offers plenty of space, even serving as a community tent for a team of eight. “There was enough room to sit up inside the tent and change clothes,” our man said.

Condensation
Open the large roof vent, and condensation is a non-issue—even when four bodies fill the tent.

Vestibules
Our testers’ favorite feature: two big vestibules. The front, 24-square-foot one stored two large duffles and two medium backpacks, while still allowing space to come and go. The rear, 8.8-square-foot vestibule is plenty big to serve as a bad-weather kitchen.

Pitch
It’s intuitive, but it takes time to open and close the gated pole clips. Cold-weather bonus: You can do it in mittens.

$800; 11 lbs. 15 oz.; mountainhardwear.com