Pros and Cons
Filed under:Camping, Gear reviews, Tents, lightweight, lightweight tents, Mountain Hardwear Ghost UL 1, tent
Mountain Hardware's lightest double wall two-person tent
The Ghost UL is a freestanding design for one person, though Mountain Hardwear do produce two and three person versions if you need something with a bit more space. Erected inner tent first, its pair of DAC Featherlight poles are permanently connected together and have two hubs, one above the door and one above the foot area. These hubs help to provide a reasonable amount of space above your head and down by your feet. The inner tent is suspended by plastic hooks, and we found attaching the hook by the foot hub to be hard work, due
to tension in the inner tent’s mesh. The floor of the tent is tapered and widest at the door end, narrowing toward the feet. However, the shape of the poles keeps the walls of the inner
tent nearly vertical, so it feels reasonably spacious width wise. Sadly, all of the Test Team found the Ghost to be a bit short on length. The ground sheet is made from PU and silicone treated 20-denier ripstop nylon and felt pretty delicate in use, and
with a relatively low hydrostatic head, you would want to pick your camping spot very carefully and avoid boggy or very
The flysheet is made from 20-denier ripstop nylon that again has been PU and silicone treated, but it is important to note that it doesn’t fully cover the inner tent. The material is pretty translucent and lets a nice amount of light into the tent; watch out for when there is a full moon, as it feels almost like day time. The flysheet connects to the corners of the inner tent using a toggle which slips through a hole in the corner connector. Simple adjusters let you easily tension the flysheet once the inner has been pegged down. The middle of the flysheet also has a guyline, on either side, which in turn needs to be clipped to the inner tent to help increase airflow through the tent, but also to provide ventilation and increase the space within the inner tent. The porch space is pretty small and, thanks to the downward pointing pole, slightly awkward to get into, particularly as you need to enter the Ghost feet first.