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Mountainsmith Bear Creek 3 Person Tent + Footprint

Balancing weight, performance, and price, the freestanding Mountainsmith Bear Creek 3 tent is a budget-friendly option for camping or backpacking.

With a trail weight of 5 pounds, 4 ounces, the tent offers 50 square feet of usable interior. Aluminum poles provide sturdy structure, ease of set-up, and create a streamlined 9-square foot vestibule in-front of the large door. Interior mesh storage pockets provide a place to stash clothes and small gear items.

Clip construction makes it easy to connect the 68D polyester body of the tent to the poles. Mesh construction in the walls of the tent body combats condensation. Mountainsmith further ensures watertight performance with the PU-coated 68D rainfly, fully taped seams, and bathtub floor construction. Reflective guylines provide visibility for those times when you need to set up after dark.

An included footprint further protects the floor of the tent against ground water, roots and rocks. In warm weather or to save weight, you can leave the tent body behind and use the rainfly, the poles, and the footprint to reduce packed weight to 3 pounds, 15 ounces.


  • Fast fly set-up with included footprint
  • Three person layout
  • One door and one vestibule
  • Two season, two pole free standing tent
  • Interior mesh storage pockets
  • Tent fly ventilation windows
  • No-See-Um Mesh wall panels
  • Bathtub floor construction
  • Taped floor seams
  • Clip-pole attachment for lighter weight and better breathability
  • Reflective guylines with tensionlock cord adjustment
  • Reflective highlights for all stake out points


  • Packed Size: 18" x 7"
  • Weight: 5 lbs 4 oz
  • Packed Weight: 6 lbs 9 oz
  • Interior Height: 48"
  • Floor Area: 50 sq ft
  • Floor Dimension: 92" x 80"
  • Vestibule Area: 9 sq ft
  • Doors: 1
  • Pole Type: 7000 Series Aluminum
  • Number of Poles: 2
  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Clips or Sleeves: Clips
  • Interior Storage: Mesh Pockets
  • Material Tent: 68D x 185T Breathable Poly
  • Floor: 68D x 190T Poly, 5000mm
  • Fly: 68D x 185T Poly, 2000mm
  • Seam: Sealed Taped Seams