FreeLite 3 Person Tent

SKU:
SS18065
Tent Design:
Two Skin
Season Rating:
3 Season
Weighs:
1368g (excl pegs & bags)
Freestanding:
Yes
Entrances:
2
Set-up Option:
Footprint & Fly
Tent Capacity:
3+ Person

The MSR Freelite 3 is a freestanding, lightweight and fully featured 3 season tent designed for backpackers and adventures who pursue all kinds of activities.  MSR says Designed to support a wide range of adventure…

RRP: £549.99
£399.99
You save: £150.00 (27%)
Selected Choose a Colour is
Adding to cart… The item has been added
Product Details

Jump to: Our Verdict / Features / Specifications

The MSR Freelite 3 is a freestanding, lightweight and fully featured 3 season tent designed for backpackers and adventures who pursue all kinds of activities. 

MSR says

Designed to support a wide range of adventures, from backpacking to climbing to kayaking, the FreeLite 3 tent delivers full-featured comfort for three in an ultralight, highly packable design. The unified semi-freestanding frame sets up quickly, which is what you want after a long day of hiking alpine meadows in Glacier National Park, or bouldering with friends in Joshua Tree. The ventilating micromesh canopy and waterproof rainfly offer protection for all kinds of weather, and the large doors provide easy access to an interior that provides room for three, or generous space for two.

Our Verdict

Whats great about the MSR Freelite Tents is that they are free standing, double wall tents that provides full protection without a big weight penalty and packs down small so it won't take up much room in your pack.

All FreeLite tents have been updated with MSR's strongest tent poles - Easton Syclone Poles. They are made from aerospace composite materials which resist breaking in fierce winds, boosting the reliability of your tent. The flysheet has also been treated with an ultra-durable waterproof coating called Xtreme Shield which lasts 3 times longer than standard coatings (check out the attached video).

Both of these updates are a huge welcome as the two small drawbacks we had with the previous models have now been solved.

When weight is a critical factor but livability also matters in your choice of a tent, MSR's ultralight FreeLite Tents are an ideal choice and a great option for a weekend backcountry trip or two-week thru-hike.

If you would like a footprint for this tent you will need the MSR Universal 3 Footprint (sold separately).

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

MSR's Xtreme Shield Fabric Coating
Combines a revolutionary, durable waterproof coating with strong, precision-stitched seams to maintain your tent's weather protection - and quality - far longer than ever before. Find out more about how this technology works here.

Features

  • Ultralight: Our lightest semi-freestanding, double-wall solo tent provides full protection without a big weight penalty.
  • Easton® Syclone Poles: Made of aerospace composite materials, Syclone poles resist breaking in fierce winds, boosting the reliability of your tent.
  • Easy Access: Large door offers access to spacious interior for comfort and convenience on longer backcountry trips.
  • Ventilation: Micromesh canopy offers maximum ventilation, moisture control and bug-free protection.
WARRANTY | This item comes with a product lifetime warranty. For more information see the MSR website.

Specifications

  • Capacity: 3 person
  • Floor & Vestibule area: 3.67 + 1.62 sq m (39.5 + 17.5 sq ft)
  • Livable volume 1330 + 410 L (47 + 14.5 cu ft)
  • Interior peak height: 1.0m (39in)
  • Poles: 1 Easton Syclone
  • Flysheet weighs: 496g
  • Inner weighs: 498g
  • Poles weigh: 374g
  • Total weight: 1368g
  • Pegs x10 weigh: 98g
  • Flysheet: 15D Nylon Ripstop 1200mm Xtreme Shield polyurethane & silicone
  • Inner Tent: 10D nylon micromesh
  • Floor: 15D Ripstop Nylon 1200mm Xtreme Shield polyurethane & DWR
  • MSR Needle Tent Stakes x10
  • Suitable Footprint: MSR Universal 3 Footprint (sold separately)

Help & advice:

MSR FreeLite 3 Person Tent

FreeLite 3 Person Tent

RRP: £549.99
£399.99
You save: £150.00 (27%)
Choose Options
Choose Options
WE WEIGH EVERYTHING
WE WEIGH EVERYTHING

Accurate weights of items are vital to us here at Ultralight. We want you to be confident in making decisions on which gear to buy if you’re a gram-counter like us.

Shop by weight
Customers Also Viewed
Top Pick
Rab Borealis Jacket Rab Borealis Jacket

Rab

Borealis Jacket

Weighs
308g (based on size Medium)

UOG Top Picks:
Yes
Softshell Filter:
With Hood, No Insulation
Weighs:
308g (based on size Medium)

UOG TOP PICK - Rab Borealis Softshell Jacket - We've singled out Rab's Borealis Softshell Jacket as one of our top recommendations because it provides excellent value for money, coming in as the...

RRP: £74.99
£69.99
Top Pick
OMM Halo Jacket OMM Halo Jacket

OMM

Halo Jacket

Weighs
106g (based on size Medium)

UOG Top Picks:
Yes
Shell Fabric:
Point Zero H2O
Weighs:
106g (based on size Medium)

UOG TOP PICK - OMM's Halo Jacket - The perfect foray into lightweight Waterproofs - We've singled out OMM's Halo Jacket as one of our top recommendations because it's very lightweight, offers decent...

RRP: £124.99
£114.99
Top Pick
Mountain Equipment Ibex Mountain Pant Mountain Equipment Ibex Mountain Pant

Mountain Equipment

Ibex Mountain Pant

Weighs
434g (based on size Medium)

UOG Top Picks:
Yes
Softshell Filter:
No Insulation
Weighs:
434g (based on size Medium)

UOG TOP PICK - Mountain Equipment's Ibex Mountain Pant - We've singled out Mountain Equipment's Ibex Mountain Pants as one of our top recommendations because they have an excellent blend of stretch...

RRP: £84.99
£72.99
MSR Elixir 1 Person Tent and Footprint MSR Elixir 1 Person Tent and Footprint

MSR

Elixir 1 Person Tent & Footprint

Weighs
1854g (excl pegs & bags)

Tent Design:
Two Skin
Season Rating:
3 Season
Weighs:
1854g (excl pegs & bags)
Freestanding:
Yes
Entrances:
1
Set-up Option:
Footprint & Fly
Tent Capacity:
1 Person

The MSR Elixir 1 Tent is the most liveable solo backpacking tent in it's class, although this does mean it's a little heavier compared to similar sized tents. All Elixir models have been updated to...

RRP: £249.99
£212.99
MSR Elixir 2 Person Tent and Footprint MSR Elixir 2 Person Tent and Footprint

MSR

Elixir 2 Person Tent & Footprint

Weighs
2118g (excl pegs & bags)

Tent Design:
Two Skin
Season Rating:
3 Season
Weighs:
2118g (excl pegs & bags)
Freestanding:
Yes
Entrances:
2
Set-up Option:
Footprint & Fly
Tent Capacity:
2 Person

The MSR Elixir 2 Tent is the most liveable 2 person backpacking tent in it's class, although this does mean it's a little heavier compared to similar sized tents. All Elixir models have been updated...

RRP: £314.99
£269.99