Review: Mountain Hardwear Trango Assult [ 2-man, 4-season Tent ]


Retail: $429.99, but MBstores.com is currently offering this tent for $329.95 only. (offer expires soon)

Product Description

This tent provides stable shelter for backpacking or mountaineering, but more importantly its low-profile, 4-pole design gives maximum strength in high winds and snow. A vent in the rear of the fly can be opened for increased ventilation. Mesh perimeter pockets extend along interior sidewalls. Two tension shelves offer increased strength, support for the vestibule, and extra storage.


Reviewed by: gforce, a Mountaineer from BC - Canada
Date Reviewed: 09/01/2002 1:56:33 AM
 

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This is an excellent tent - every detail has been thoroughly thought out, and the MH extras and features were clearly developed by people who spend hard time in the mountains.
The ample storage space - two cavernous tension-shelves and 9(!) mesh pockets make the most of the ledge-friendly footprint by keeping everything off the floor. The tension-shelves are an excellent idea and work brilliantly. the 'hatch and snorkel' vent, the mesh door and the two-way vestibule-zipper slider provide lots of foul-weather venting. Great vestibule - i was a bit skeptical about the window, but now that i have it i love it. Digging out the vestibule in deep snow creates a huge gear-room, change room, and cooking area.
The internal guys can be re-rigged as washing lines - there is an available gear-loft, but with all the inherent storage space, i'd rather do without and enjoy the headroom.
I carry this tent as a luxurious one-man shelter or for two of us on a lightweight blast up in the snow and rock. if you're gonna share the space (and the weight) regularly you might want to go for the Trango 2 with it's larger floorspace and 2 doors.

Customer Service:
- i emailed with a question about the internal/ external guys and got a prompt, helpful response - they also sent me a spare set of guys/sliders as well as some stickers. nice.

Similar Products Tried:
MEC tents (excellent), Kelty (also very good) - but Mountain Hardwear have really taken the time to raise itself above the competition - this time you get what you pay for.
 

 
  Reviewed by: Martin, a Mountaineer from Montreal
Date Reviewed: 8/17/2002 1:10:01 PM
 
 

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Spend 25 straight days on Aconcagua with this tent ansd i would not recommend it to anyone. After using the clip system, rather than the slive one use for exemple by north face, I tell you it's lots a trouble. The zippers broke due to the design of the doors.
 

 
  Reviewed by: Jason wing, a Climber from cheney,wa
Date Reviewed: 8/17/2002 7:23:10 PM
 
 

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My name is Jason a friend and i attempted the summit of hood last summer and failed due to a severe snow storm causing us three days in the tent it holds up very well and sturdy every thing is great but the floor space there is not enough otherwise it is an excelent tent the second attempt was a success the tent did us nothing but good.
 

 
  Reviewed by: Betty Alvey, a Day Hiker from Junue ,AK. USA
Date Reviewed: 7/24/2002 11:31:17 PM
 
 

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My son dustin really loved this tent as well did I, until he killed himself in one. He was so upset over his friend Brian O'D's death he overdosed on methanphedamines. The police say that in his last will and testament he asked to be buried in his tent. At the funeral it was so sad seeing such a beautiful tent burried under the dirt.

Customer Service:
Excellent!!!

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Eureka
 

 
  Reviewed by: Dustin alvey, a Climber from Milwaukee, WI. USA
Date Reviewed: 7/24/2002 11:13:23 PM
 
 

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I really liked this tent.really. I spent 6 days in a snow storm on my accent to Mt.Everest. God rest my pal brians soul, he staggered out to take a leak and fell off the edge of a 270ft cliff. Despite this tragedy the tent served as a great tomb to my late friend

Customer Service:
great! really helpfull

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tnf sierra designs marmot eureka
 

 
  Reviewed by: brian o'donnell, a Climber from milwaukee, WI.usa
Date Reviewed: 7/24/2002 11:00:59 PM
 
 

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Very nice tent. used it on my climb to the top of mount raineer and it stoodup well in 70mph winds. My only complaint is the lack of floor space.

Similar Products Tried:
sierradesigns (suckes)
tnf
eureka
marmot

 

 
  Reviewed by: John MacNeil, a Mountaineer from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Date Reviewed: 2/29/2002 2:32:20 PM
 
 

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Great robust tent with good venting. The 'shelves' built into the canopy are brilliant.

Similar Products Tried:
Eureka
MEC
 

 
  Reviewed by: Jalal Faruki, a Climber from Blacksburg, Virginia
Date Reviewed: 2/8/2002 7:18:22 PM
 
 

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Excellent tent, its very stable and easy to set up in less than ideal conditions, but if your looking for a tent to hold your partner and all your gear inside the tent go for a larger model, the vestible is nice though, especially the windown.
 

 
  Reviewed by: R, a Backpacker from Oz
Date Reviewed: 10/5/2000
 
 

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It's a really stable and very strong tent. It's heavy, but in a bad sotrm you really appreciate all the adjustments, guy points, internal loft storage space etc etc. It's really well designed, really well thought out, the only problem, like most of the other mtn hardwears is the not so durable base, bu if you put another tarp under it, it's perfect.
 

 
  Reviewed by: Jon, a Backpacker from MO
Date Reviewed: 9/12/2000
 
 

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good strong tent, rented one for a few days, now I want to buy one
 

 
  Reviewed by: Paul Oberle, a Climber from Wildwood, Missouri, USA
Date Reviewed: 4/7/2000
 
 

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I love this tent is is strong cool looking and serves it's purpose well

Customer Service:
good customer service: they always answer questions quickly and accurately

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a bunch of no name tents
 

 
  Reviewed by: Mark Morison, a Climber from Merced,CA, USA
Date Reviewed: 4/6/2000
 
 

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I used this tent in Patagonia and in the NZ Alps both very windy places and i found it to be far more stable than either the North Face Mountain and the Wild Country Mountain both of which i've used under similar conditions.

Customer Service:
Great people and clearly they know their oats.

Similar Products Tried:
Wild Country Mountain North Face Mountain


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