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Wild Country Hoolie Compact 3 ETC Tent Green

Wild Country Hoolie Compact 3 ETC Tent Green

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The Hoolie 3 ETC Compact tent is a roomy 3-person lightweight tent that is simple to put up and offers an extended storage area. It also has a tiny pack size of 30cm long! Perfect for bikepacking. 

Description

Season : 2020W R

Code : 44HC3E0

Weight : 0KG

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What is the Hoolie 3 ETC Compact tent? 

The Wild Country Hoolie 3 ETC Compact tent is a fine example of a classic tunnel tent! It takes everything we love about the well-established Hoolie 3 ETC and gives it a tiny pack size of 30cm long! It’s a roomy three-person lightweight tent that is simple to put up and offers extra storage space for bikepackers and people hauling a lot of extra kit - perfect for groups and cycle touring. 

What is it made of? 

The flysheet is made from lightweight, fully waterproof PU coated ripstop polyester with Stormtex P4000 which has a 4000mm hydrostatic head (the standard for waterproofing is 1500mm) and the tough, waterproof groundsheet is made of Aqua Stop P5000 for extra durability. 

The three poles are made from Superflex Alloy, a strong lightweight material that remains strong and durable when under tension and throughout repeated flexing. Each pole is colour coordinated to match the corresponding pole sleeve which makes pitching the tent even easier.  

How is it constructed? 

This design of tent is exceptionally easy to pitch and offers loads of internal space thanks to the near vertical side walls, large ceiling area and extended porch space. At the end of a long day out all you want is to quickly get your tent up, get a brew on and chill out and because the Hoolie can be pitched as one, with the inner and outer connected it goes up very quickly. Simply insert the colour coded poles, peg out the front of the tent, pull the rear pegging points to tension the tent and peg out the back. The tent has 12 guylines which, when pegged out, create a fortress ensuring you get a good night sleep even in rough weather. 

The Hoolie 3 ETC has an extended porch in the front of the tent, which can be opened from the top as a vent for when you’re cooking or to reduce condensation in the night. It’s also large enough to stash a couple of bikes in it in rubbish weather.   

The Hoolie is supplied with the inner and outer attached but they can be separated to split the weight amongst a group or the fly can be pitched on its own if you want to go super lightweight or just need a minimal shelter. 

What are the features? 

The front of the Hoolie extends to form a roomy vestibule for storing kit and bikes out of the elements. This porch has a door on the side and a door on the front so you can open it all up in warmer weather for a nice breeze. The Hoolie is supplied with quality alloy V pegs and reflective guy lines. 

  • Tried and tested high performance Wild Country flysheet and groundsheet materials 
  • External pole sleeves
  • Three-season performance
  • Tent pitches as one
  • Superflex alloy poles
  • Waterproof construction with taped seams
  • Vents for condensation management
  • 12 Reflective guy lines
  • 23 Alloy v-pegs

 

Care & Advice

How to Care for Your Tent

We know that purchasing a tent is a big investment, that’s why we have such a wide range of options to suit different activities, weather conditions and people, allowing you to choose the perfect one for you. Taking care of your brand new tent can be the difference between heading out for an adventure in the mountains, or having to fork out for a hefty repair bill, or even worse, another replacement tent. Below are our best tips to care for your tent.

Footprint

Before even leaving the shop (or online basket) with your tent, consider a footprint. A footprint is a large water-resistant piece of material which sits underneath your tent to protect it from sharp rocks and wet ground; if this footprint gets damaged, it’s easy to replace and doesn’t cost a fortune; if your tent groundsheet gets damaged, you’ll have to spend at least twice the amount for a repair or replacement.

Don’t Abuse the Poles

The chances are your poles are made from individual aluminium sections connected by elastic; when you come to remove the poles from the tent, don’t pull them out. The best way to remove poles from their sleeve is to place the pole end against your hip and pull the fabric towards you. If you simply attempt to pull the pole out, they’ll disconnect inside, the elastic will stretch and then spring back, potentially trapping the fabric of your tent between the pole sections.

You might also be tempted to flick the poles out so that the elastic snaps them into place in a quickfire fashion. However, this is far from ideal, as if the poles don’t align when they meet, you can easily damage or weaken the end of the pole, leading to future failure which is usually on the wettest and windiest nights!

Collapse Poles From the Centre

When your poles are safely removed from the sleeve, collapse them from the centre to avoid stretching the elastic.

Stuff, Don’t Fold

You were probably told when you were in the Scouts or doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award that the best way to pack your tent away is to neatly fold it into a rectangle, the width of your storage bag, roll it around the poles and pegs and then put it all in the stuffsack. However, whilst very neat and tidy, this method of packing can create permanent creases in the fabric, weaken the waterproofing and eventually split the fabric of your tent. The best solution is to simply stuff the tent fabric into the storage bag, just like you would a sleeping bag, and pack the poles separately. Make sure to leave and end or corner at the top, so that you can easily peg it out if your next campsite is windy. The poles normally have their own stuffsack so they can be packed separately, strapped to the outside of your pack or stored inside, allowing the tent fabric to be compressed for efficient packing.

Store it Dry

Let’s assume you’ve been out with your tent and the weather has been a little on the damp side. You’ve packed your tent away when wet and now you’re back home in the warm and dry with a nice of cup of tea reflecting on your latest adventure. But what about your poor soggy tent? The worst thing you can do is to leave it packed away wet, mildew will grow and eventually rot the tent, rendering it useless. As soon as you’ve finished that cup of tea, wipe off any excess dirt and moisture with a towel, then hang the tent somewhere where it can fully air out; a nice warm spare room or a garage is perfect. Alternatively, when it stops raining, pitch the tent outside in the sunshine to dry off. Let it air for at least 24 hours and once you are sure that it is bone dry it can be packed away for storage. Note - don’t tumble dry or hang the tent over a radiator or other direct heat source.

Don’t Store in the Stuffsack

Like your sleeping bag, it’s best not to store your sleeping bag in its stuffsack unless it has to be compressed for an activity. Leave it in a large duffel bag or supermarket ‘bag for life’ in a cool, well ventilated area so it can breathe.

Avoid Tree Sap

If you’ve ever had sap on your hands, you’ll know how horrible and sticky the stuff is; it’s even harder to remove from your tent flysheet. Pitch away from trees if possible.

Don’t Leave in the Sun

The majority of tents we stock are made from nylon. Nylon is incredibly tough, lightweight and easy to care for, however it will naturally degrade if left out in harsh sunlight for extended periods of time. Try to pitch your tent in the shade or strike the tent (pack it away) during the day. Polyester tents don’t suffer from this quite as badly, but it’s still a good habit to get into.

Leave Sharp Objects Outside

Boots, cooking equipment and other sharp/abrasive objects can all be stored in the vestibule, where there is less chance of it ripping a hole in your fly or groundsheet. You may not want to pop your pet in there, but at least carry a small blanket to avoid their claws damaging your groundsheet.

Technical Information

Weight: 3.65kg

3-season

3-person

Flysheet: Stormtex P4000 FR

Floor: Aqua Stop P5000

Poles: Superflex Alloy 8.5mm

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