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Forclaz Trek 500 Waterproof Backpacking Tent 3 Person

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The 3 person MT500 model is a compact, freestanding 3 season tent that offers excellent living space. It is also highly functional with 2 side doors.

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About this item:

  • Weight: 7.8 lbs (3.5 kg)
  • 24” Wide Per Person I Bedroom Height 46.9” I 2 x Doors 2 x Porches 3 x Internal Pockets
  • Size: L 86.6” x W 70.9” x H 46.9” I Packed Dimensions 15.4” x 7.1” x 7.1” I Packed Volume: 12.5 L
  • Resistant Up To: 45 mph (Force 8) Winds
Model: 8581571

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Forclaz Trek 500 Waterproof Backpacking Tent 3 Person | This 3 person pre-assembled dome tent, designed by our expert trekking team, provides comfort and storage space thanks to its 2 side porches.

The 3 person MT500 model is a compact, freestanding 3 season tent that offers excellent living space. It is also highly functional with 2 side doors.

A photo of the Forclaz Trek 500 Waterproof Backpacking Tent 3 Person in use
A photo of the Forclaz Trek 500 Waterproof Backpacking Tent 3 Person in use

Easy to transport

Total weight 3.55 kgCompression bag: 12.5 LDimensions 39x18x18 cm

Easy assembly/dismantling

Self-standing dome Quick: pre-assembled bedroom and flysheet. Standard poles


60 cm wide per person. Bedroom height 119 cm. 2 doors, 2 porches, 3 pockets.

Wind resistance

Resists 70 km/h (Force 8) winds: validated in wind tunnels on rotating plate.


Water column (Schmerber): Flysheet > 2000 mm. Groundsheet > 5000 mm.


Fabric that lets daylight through.

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What fabric is the tent made from


The main fabric is made of 80.0% Polyester and 20.0% Thermoplastic Polyurethane.

By Nicolas on July 28, 2023 | STAFF

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Additional Product Information


Main fabric: 80.0% Polyester, 20.0% Thermoplastic Polyurethane ; Pole: 100.0% Aluminium


Total weight 3.55 kgFlysheet only 1300 gBedroom only 1110 gPole kit 800 gPegs (12 pieces) 180 gBags 90 g + 20 gRepair kit (ferrule) 20 gTo protect your product and increase protection from the sun and bad weather, you can complement your MT500 3P tent with a survival blanket type groundsheet.Weights, volumes & dimensions may vary slightly due to production tolerances.

Size and living space

Length of the room 220 cmWidth 180 cmInside height 119 cm (at the highest point)Total height of the tent 128 cmTwo 60 cm deep side porches (storage space between the bedroom and the flysheet) that can accommodate the backpacks (from 50 to 70 L) of three occupants, mountain equipment and hiking boots.3 pockets in bedroom. 1 inner hook at the top for hanging a lamp and an adjustable horizontal clothes line.

Architecture, tent poles and tent pegs

7001 aluminium poles. Ø 8.5 mm dome; top tent pole Ø 9.5 mm.Durable lightweight aluminium.Tent pegs/stakes:Length 17 cm, Ø 6.1 mm.Non-anodised 7075 aluminium for increased strength and maximum lightness.Traditional dome shape that makes the structure free-standing and gives it good durability. Top pole provides volume and therefore capacity.


Extremely quick pitching/striking. The flysheet and bedroom are pre-assembled. You then need to insert the tent pole in the sleeves of the flysheet (colour code). It is also quick to strike.To store the tent in its bag, just fold up the tent until it is as wide as the bag, fold up the tent poles into a bundle and place them on the bedroom or the flysheet, and roll everything up into a small bundle to fit it all in the bag.


Forclaz tents are laboratory-tested: pitched tent, 200 litres/m²/hour (4 hours, equivalent to a tropical storm). They are also tested in the field by a sample user group. 75 denier polyester flysheet, polyurethane-coated (interior) water-repellent treatment (exterior), P75D groundsheet in the bedroom.Seams taped with heat-sealed strips.Multi-component bedroom (P66D) that is breathable, provides protection from the wind and reduces condensation.

Wind resistance

We test all our tents in a wind tunnel on a turntable where we can expose each side of the tent to the wind.To test its wind resistance, the tent must be properly pitched, taut but not stretched, with all the guy ropes in position around the tent. It should remain habitable at wind speeds of 70km/h, measured near ground level.Our tents are certified by the CSTB independent laboratory in Nantes.

Ventilation and condensation prevention

Bedroom with mosquito screen for ventilation and water-repellent fabric to protect from condensation and draughts. Large vent at front of tent and additional vent at feet end.To reduce condensation inside your tent, it must be properly pitched, with the fabric kept taut without being over-stretched. Vents and good air flow will help reduce humidity inside your tent.


3-season tent: your tent will protect you from the harsh weather conditions you can encounter in the spring, summer or autumn. It will withstand light snowfall but is not designed to withstand heavy loads that would weigh on the structure.In case of snow, remember to shake your tent regularly in order to bring down any snow that has accumulated to avoid putting too much weight on the structure of your tent.

Storage instructions

after using or cleaning the tent, dry it thoroughly before storing to avoid bad odours and mould.


5 years.



Ca warning

California Prop65 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Antimony Trioxide, which is known by the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to


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