Exped Orion III Extreme Tent

4 Season / 3 Person / Fabric Inner / Height: 130cm, Length 220cm / 2 Entrances
Weighs 3126g (excludes pegs & bags)
Code: SS16432
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Exped's Orion Extreme series tents achieve a higher weather rating than the standard Orion principally because of an enhanced pole sleeve design. Both versions are stable, roomy and spacious.

Exped says:

Comfort and storm stability at basecamp! The generous floor space and canopy height of Orion III offer 3 campers the perfect shelter for winter, basecamp or extended trek use. The full length ridge pole reaches the ground for enhanced wind stability at a low weight. The tent holds 3 Exped size M mats and the dual vestibules offer enough space for 3 occupants gear.

Exped Expedition Tent Category explained at Ultralight Outdoor Gear|This tent is one of Exped's EXPEDITION tents - Safety and confidence at high altitude and stormy conditions is the focus here. Strategic pole crossings, flat pole sleeves, efficient geometry and the highest quality materials give Exped tents the stability and strength to withstand the most severe conditions. Designed for, and tested in the wildest regions on earth; windy Patagonia, the high Himalaya, savage Alaska and both poles.

Exped's Orion series tents are among their most stable. With various pole configurations across the Exped range the poles in the Orion series all reach the ground - on many tents additional poles are used to support the inner tent and canopy to deliver spacious headroom - in the case of the Orion tents the longitudinal pole does this job but also extends down to the floor for considerable added stability.

The tents are pretty spacious too, with internal head height of 125cm on the two person the fairly standard sized footprint feels more spacious due to the internal volume created. The standard Orion tents are rated for 4 season trekking and the Orion Extreme series are rated as expedition tents, so the materials chosen are at the high strength, high performance end of the spectrum - the groundsheets are 70Denier (a measure of the weight and hence thickness of a fabric) which is about the highest you'll see on a lightweight tent. The flysheets are 40Denier, PU coated and factory seam sealed, the poles are 9mm thick.

The Orion Extreme tents are slightly lighter in weight than the standard Orion tents even though they achieve a higher rating, this is because the difference between the two is design rather than materials. The Extreme tents have redesigned pole sleeves designed to maximise stability in windy conditions.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear


Help and advice:
  • Full length canopy ridge pole creates a stormproof structure
  • Ample tent peg loops for stability in high winds. Colour-coded for ease of use. Yellow coloured loops placed on the leeward side for easy orientation during setup
  • Two vestibules offer each camper private storage space that is readily accessed through full size doors. All doors easily stay open using the one hand operation Grab-Hook.
  • Flysheet & Inner tent weighs 2478g
  • Poles weigh 648g
  • Total weight 3126g
  • Pegs & accessories weigh 318g
  • Capacity: 2 Persons — 3 Persons
  • Dimensions: 220 × 160 × 130cm
  • Canopy area: 3.5 m²
  • Vestibule Area: 2.2 m²
  • Packed size: 48 × 18cm
  • Season: 4-season Expedition
  • Construction: Exoskeleton
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Rainfly: 40 D ripstop nylon, silicone coated 1'500 mm water column
  • Canopy: 30 D ripstop nylon 15 D No-See-Um mosquito mesh nylon, 1500 mesh/square inch
  • Floor: 70 D taffeta nylon, PU coated, factory seam taped 10'000 mm water column
  • Poles: DAC Featherlite NSL 9 mm TH72M Aluminium DAC Featherlite NSL 9.6 mm TH72M Aluminium
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