Completely redesigned for 2018, the Rainshadow 3 flips the geometry of the prior version by moving the arch pole to the front and vertical pole to the rear. The result is substantially improved ease of access, gear storage, views/ventilation, and storm resistance. In addition, fabric pressure rating is now 3,000 mm, both fly and floor. At under a pound per person, the size to weight ratio of this tent makes it easy to pack on any trip. Best of all, the front entrance can be fully opened to offer spectacular views and excellent ventilation.
|Sleeps||Weight (oz/kg)||Max Floor Width (in/cm)||Floor Length (in/cm)||Floor Area
(ft 2/m 2)
|Interior Height (in/cm)||Stakes (included)||Packed Size (in/cm)||Price|
|3||47/ 1.33||70/ 178||84/ 213||40.25/ 3.74||43/ 109||5 x 6in/ 15cm||18 x 5 / 46 x 12||
This shelter was designed to be used with a trekking pole but a light, inexpensive alternate pole is available for purchase.
Yes, if you remove the rear end aluminum strut.
Yes! Please refer to the "how to seam-seal" video to see the full procedure.
You have several options for seam-sealing your Tarptent which are available for purchase in our webstore:
Every Tarptent comes with a stuff sack, aluminum stakes+stake bag and the necessary guyline cording. The Rainshadow 3 comes with an aluminum arch pole for the front of the shelter. This shelter was designed to be used with a trekking pole but light, inexpensive alternate pole is available for purchase.
Yes, we use “no-see-um” netting which stops bugs quite a bit smaller than mosquitoes.
Yes, the fabric is waterproof, however the seams of the shelter need to be seam-sealed.
Use of a groundsheet depends on the conditions you expect to encounter and your style of camping. The sewn-in flooring is remarkably tough and does not usually require a separate groundsheet. We sell optional Tyvek groundsheets which are very tough and great for sleeping out or taking a break, but generally heavier than you need for floor protection on longer hikes, in most conditions. For use on very rocky ground and desert conditions where puncture wounds are possible, a groundsheet is recommended.