Gold Camp UL 3 Tarp with Mesh Inner

SKU:
SS23184BUNDLE
Weighs:
1773g (ex pegs/bags)
Tent Capacity:
3+ Person
Season Rating:
3 Season
Tent Design:
Two Skin
Set-up Option:
Flysheet First
Set-up Option:
Footprint & Fly
Entrances:
1

A back-to-basics tent with lots of headroom, liveable space, and plenty of room for gear; if you love camping but don’t like the confinement of a “regular” tent, this could be a game changer for you. A …

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A back-to-basics tent with lots of headroom, liveable space, and plenty of room for gear; if you love camping but don’t like the confinement of a “regular” tent, this could be a game changer for you. A light and airy “base camp” that you can take on your backpacking adventures, it’s easy and quick to set up, and if you are spreading the weight between a group, you will carry less than a traditional shelter.

Big Agnes says: 

Tarp Description: For fast and light adventures with the whole gang, the Gold Camp 3 Tarp stands above the rest. The single pole design makes setup simple, even after a long day on the trail. Inside you'll find plenty of room to stand up and change, and to sleep up to three comfortably. Add the optional Footprint and Mesh Inner for extra protection from the elements, and sleep soundly for tomorrow's adventures!

Mesh Inner Description: For bug protection and increased stability when using your Gold Camp UL3 Tarp, without extra weight and bulk, bring along the Gold Camp UL3 Mesh Inner. Simply attach the exterior toggles to the matching loops on your Tarp - you'll be set for any situation with plenty of breathability and a spacious vestibule for gear storage.

Our Verdict

When I first got into backpacking and did my first long-distance tip, I used a pyramid tent, so I admit I have a soft spot for them; they have fallen out of favour somewhat over recent years, so I was pleased to see Big Agnus bring them back.

The beauty of pyramid tents is that they are so simple and fast to pitch; stake out the four corners, the tarp and the mesh inner use the same stake-out points, and once they have been connected, they go up at the same time, then simply insert the pole and adjust to the correct height, you can then stake out the rest of the tent and adjust to get your ideal pitch, very simple on your own, but if you are with a tent buddy, with practise you can get the Gold Camp UL 3 up in minutes.

Once the tent is up, you get a very airy, open tent. The internal space is ample, and the inner mesh is square-shaped, with one corner cut off; this creates the internal vestibule, a large space perfect for keeping muddy boots. Multiple internal loops are attached to the mesh, so you can hang gear up to dry or attach a lantern to give some light. The whole thing creates a nice liveable space that, on hot days, is incredibly well-ventilated, but if you are confined to the tent due to bad weather, it’s a place you can still sit up, and hang out, even have a game of cards and not feel confined.

The UL3 is a little optimistic; you will find it cramped with 3, it is workable for a single night away, but you will discover gear storage a little tricky. Two would be ideal, especially if it were for a multi-day trip. I will also say that the pole should be taken into consideration, I initially set off with the intention of using a double matt for myself and my partner, but the pole makes this unworkable.

The tent has high sides, which can catch the wind; however, the very rigid pole and the extra guy outpoint make pyramid tents very strong in the wind. I wouldn’t advise using this tent on top of a mountain, but for all other 3 season activities, this is an excellent tent and a perfect basecamp, but if you spread the weight between two, this is an excellent backpacking tent as well.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

In-depth Reviews:

Tarp Features

  • Pyramid architecture is fast-pitching and lightweight
  • Square-shaped structure base
  • Single door tent with low vent technology
  • Storm flaps on door zippers
  • Structure can be supported with adjustable center pole or hung with exterior peak loop
  • One supported upper vent with mesh lining
  • Reinforced apex for lasting durability
  • Four reflective mid-body guyout points enhance structural stability
  • Multiple interior loops for attaching gear lofts, accessories and mtnGLO® Tent & Camp Lights
  • Interior loop system for compatibility with Gold Camp Mesh Inner
  • Adjustable stakeout loops for easier pitching
  • Footprint with reinforced center pole pocket- sold separately

Mesh Inner Features

  • Pair with the Gold Camp UL3 Tarp for a versatile, ultralight setup for any situation
  • Pyramid architecture is fast-pitching, spacious, and lightweight
  • Square-shaped structure base with cut off corner creates vestibule when paired with Gold Camp Tarp - sold separately
  • Single dual-zipper door with with easy-grip zipper pulls - use only one zipper for quick, reach-through access
  • Quick Stash door keeper on tent body for when you want to keep your doors wide open and out of the way
  • Structure can be suspended with peak loop or supported by center pole (sold separately) for a breezy bug-free shelter
  • Reinforced apex and floor center pole pocket for lasting durability - accessory poles sold separately
  • Toggles on outside of mesh inner for seamless integration with Gold Camp Tarp (sold separately)
  • Attaching mesh inner to Gold Camp Tarp (sold separately) creates more interior space and stability
  • Multiple interior loops for attaching gear lofts, accessories and mtnGLO® Tent & Camp Lights
  • Accessory poles - sold separately
  • Footprint with reinforced center pole pocket- sold separately

Tarp Specifications

  • Tarp Weight: 677g
  • Pole Weight: 375g
  • Tarp and Pole Weight: 1052g
  • Pegs x12: 105g
  • Packed size: 15 x 20 x 51cm
  • Floor size: 5.2m²
  • Floor Lenth and Width: 229cm 
  • Height: 168 - 203cm

Mesh Inner Specifications

  • Weight: 721g
  • Packed size: 13 x 52cm
  • Floor area: 4.18m²
  • Floor Lenth and Width: 221cm
  • Head height: 183cm

Poles & Stakes

  • 1 x adjustable 6061 aluminum pole
  • Length: adjustable 66”-80” / 167cm-203cm
  • Pole diameter: 14.5mm-17.5mm
  • Packed size: 5” x 22” / 12 x 56cm
  • 6” Dirt Dagger UL x 12

Total Tarp & Inner set weighs: g (excluding pegs and bags)

Material & Construction

  • Tarp: 20D polyester ripstop, 1500mm polyurethane coating
  • Mesh: 20D Polyester
  • Floor: Polyester Ripstop with a 1500mm polyurethane coating

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Big Agnes Gold Camp UL 3 Tarp with Mesh Inner

Gold Camp UL 3 Tarp with Mesh Inner

5,310.42kr
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| You save: 929.00kr (14%)
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