b'TENTSPitch PerfectSuperior lodgings for weekendjaunts and extended outingsBY RYAN STUARTMountain Hardwear MineralKing 3P $300 Most of us would prefer to avoid owninga quiver of tents. But for many multiseason campers, one wont cut it. No longer: the Mineral King is roomy enough for car camping, sturdy enough for bad weather, and lightweight enough for backpacking. Because of the simple twopole structure, assembly is effortless. And at 42.5 square feet, the tent comfortably fits three, with architecture that feels closer to a carcamping setup. Bends in the main poles create nearly vertical walls at the ends, adding clearance and elbow room. A cross pole pushes the door walls past vertical, creating space and funneling rainwater away to keep you and your gear dry even with the doors open. The material is burly: both the fly and bathtubstyle floor are made of 68denier polyester (and both are fire retardantfree). The hitch is in the heft. The Mineral Kings trail weight (just tent, fly, and poles) is 6.2 pounds, more than most lightweight three person backpacking tents. But I didnt notice it when carrying the whole thing myself. 7.4 lbs28OUTSIDEBUYERSGUIDE2020 | HIKE AND CAMPSBG20_HIKE_GOYTents_rlsd_446173.indd 28 3/30/20 7:58 PM'