Customer reviews for Mountain Hardwear Drifter™ 4 DP

Mountain Hardwear Drifter™ 4 DP

Drifter™ 4 DP
Overall rating:
4.667 / 5
4.7
 / 
5
(6 reviews) 6
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6 out of 6(100%) recommend this product
Customer reviews for Drifter™ 4 DP
Review 1 for Drifter™ 4 DP
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Really Good Tent

PostedJune 27, 2014
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SS24
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Experience: Avid
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Purchased this tent for family camping and maybe some backpacking. We have used it for two adults and two kids and it has been a great tent. The set up is super easy and quick with only four poles. The internal gear loft is a nice bonus. No other tent we looked at came with a footprint and gear loft. The fly seems to be pretty bomber and kept us dry in a Colorado thunderstorm with high winds. The vestibules are adequate but might be a bit small to store a ton of gear (ie: 4 backpacks). The weight seems to be right in line with other similar size tents. All in all a great tent. My only suggestions to MH are as follows...it would be nice to have a stake lash or a tie loop mid-side of the tent. I think it would increase the room next to the tent walls because they tend to sag in a bit. The second suggestion would be to do the same on the fly to help coverage over the tent body on the side walls. With that said, we have been in several thunderstorms and have stayed completely dry. These are the only reasons I didn't give it 5 stars but it is a solid 4++ tent.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Drifter™ 4 DP
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great Size for Us

PostedJuly 2, 2013
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Kip1234
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Experience: Casual
Employee: No
Too Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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Bought this tent to get a lighter tent for some casual backpack camping. It is a large tent, but I need that. It is perfect for my wife and I plus our 2 bigs dogs. It is lightweight and fits great on my pack. If you are doing some serious back country camping it would probably be a little too heavy, but it is great for a couple hour hike to a camp site. I love that it comes with everything you need including rain fly, footprint, stakes, and attic.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Drifter™ 4 DP
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great family or group backpacking tent.

PostedMay 26, 2013
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diceberg
Location: Placerville, CA
Experience: Avid
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This tent seems well built, roomy, very easy to set up and has a few nice features. Just used it to take some high school students up in the Sierras. It was a cold night (low 30's) and the students were cold... so know that this is certainly not a cold or cool weather tent. But good bang for the buck.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Drifter™ 4 DP
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Intuitive quick set up

PostedMay 17, 2013
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Earl45
Location: NW Washington
Experience: Avid
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Too Small
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Too Large
Great tent, set up in a flash first use. The tent held up well in moderate wind and a steady rain. The footprint did not trap water underneath and overall I give this tent a solid rating. The tent stakes were not the quality I expected and I will be looking for more heavy duty stakes for the tent and fly. Aside from this minor complaint, a good purchase. I like that it comes with footprint and gear loft included without being sold separately. Mountain hardware could improve this tent with a higher quality stake!
I would recommend this product.
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Condensation
Posted May 31, 2013
Hey I also camped with this tent in the rain and got condensation issues. The walls were wet to touch , quite wet and if anything touched it was immediately wet as well, like my sleeping bag.
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Review 5 for Drifter™ 4 DP
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great tent.

PostedMarch 26, 2013
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Adsimpson999
Location: McLean, VA
Experience: Casual
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great tent. Lots of room. Super EZ to put up and take down. Nice that the footprint comes with it. Be careful with the stakes, I used my foot to push one in and it bent slightly. My fault. Not a winter tent though. Camped in 25 degree weather and the nice ventilation kept the tent quite cold. Again, user error! Looking forward to using it in the summer!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Drifter™ 4 DP
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5 / 5
5 / 5

First Camping Trip

PostedMarch 7, 2013
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Vikingagent
Location: West Palm Beach FL
Experience: Avid
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Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Tent is amazing. Took my son for his first camping trip, and the tent was perfect.
Unfortunately we didnt arrive at our campsite until after dark in a pouring rain. My 8 year old had practice putting the tent up the week in our backyard so he was well versed in how to pitch it.
He wanted to put the tent up by himself... and he was able too. He unpacked the tent clipping the poles into the foot print. He then placed the rain fly on- then climbed underneath and clipped the tent in place. He had the whole thing up in under five minutes.
The inside of the tent was dry and spacious, and we were able to shed our wet gear and leave it out in the vestibule created by the rain fly.
We were camping in northern FL, and the weather was wet, and windy with temperatures in the upper 40's. So I cant comment on true cold weather camping. We are planning a trip right now for some spring camping near Bend Oregon, and I dont think it will be an issue.
Great product and would highly recommend.
I would recommend this product.
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