The new Mountain Hardwear Bunker 1 is a classic diamond with crossing poles. With a low mountaineering profile and ultra strong 12mm diameter Scandium PF poles it is reported to withstand 136 mph winds in testing. Maybe we should establish a weight to wind resistance performance measurement.
The new Mountain Hardwear Bunker 1 is the smallest and strongest tent in MH’s EV series. It is solo shelter loosely based on a tent that survived a night on the summit of Everest. According to MH’s designer Sean McDevitt, recent testing has the tent withstanding 136 mph winds. The Bunker 1’s strength comes from its low wind-shedding profile and ultra strong 12mm diameter Scandium PF poles which are thicker than the middle section on most trekking poles! Fabrics and construction are similar with other EV series tents (see Mountain Hardwear EV2 Tent REVIEW http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/mountain_hardwear_ev2_tent_review.html) with a Conduit FR waterproof/breathable canopy fabric of pre-stretched polyester body fabric and Superlight 2000 PE Nylon pseudo-bathtub floor.
The tent is a classic diamond with crossing poles and single walled waterproof/breathable construction. While low and compact the tent is still has enough room to accommodate a 6 ft climber and gear, albeit snugly. The external poles and clips allow for fast pitching and almost infinite flexibly to guy out the tent.
The ultra strong 12mm diameter Scandium PF poles.
- 1 person (fits up to 6’ 1” BPL tested)
- 2 Poles - 12mm Scandium
- 16.7 ft2 floor area
- 34 in peak height
- Tent body (single wall) Conduit FR waterproof/breathable pre-stretched polyester
- 2000 PE Nylon pseudo-bathtub floor
While low and compact the tent is still has enough room to accommodate a 6 ft climber and gear, albeit snugly. There is significantly more room for the 5’ 8” author.