Macpac Polaris Camping Tent — Three Person
Why we made this
A freestanding camping tent, the Polaris is easy to pitch and stable in bad weather — featuring a multiple air vent system, this tent accommodates three people.
The Polaris is a freestanding, three person camping tent that's ideal for weekend road trips, easy hiking and music festivals. The Swift-Pitch™ design makes for a simple and efficient set up — with a combination of pole sleeves and clips, simply pitch the inner first and then attach the fly over top — allowing you to camp fly-free on those warm, dry evenings. Dual side entry doors and vestibules enable easy access and gear storage, while the tub design of the waterproof Torrentwear™ XP floor removes the need for a separate footprint and effectively keeps water out of your tent. For the top, the factory seam sealed UV75™ PU fly sheet is waterproof and ready to go out of the bag, making this tent the ideal all-rounder for weekend adventures.
Three person, freestanding Swift-Pitch™ design with three 7001-T6 alloy poles for stability
Torrentwear™ XP floor — tub design is waterproof (10,000 mm hydrostatic head)
UV75™ PU fly sheet is factory seam sealed and waterproof (1,500 mm hydrostatic head)
Dual entry with sheltered vestibules and double door system
Multiple vent system for optimal airflow
Internal mesh pockets for organised living
Swift-Pitch™ design allows inner to be pitched solo if preferred
Outer Fabric UV75™ PU 100% Polyester with Silicone/PU coatings — factory seam sealed Tent Inner Fabric 100% Nylon Ripstop (40D) Outer Fabric Hydrostatic Head (mm) 1500 Floor Fabric Torrentwear™ XP 100% Nylon (70D/210T with PU coating) — 10,000 mm Hydrostatic Head Floor Area (m2) 3.6 Pole Type 7001-T6 Aluminium, 8.5 mm Pole Count 3 Pitching System Swift-Pitch™ Persons 3 Vestibule Size (m2) 0.8 Dimensions HxWxD (cm) 60 x 22 (cm) — packed Weight (g) 3530 (Max), 3310 (Min)
Always dry tent components before storing
When required, clean your tent with pure, non-detergent soap or Nikwax® Tech Wash® and a soft-bristled brush or sponge
Do not machine wash
Rinse well and dry in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight
After washing, we recommend that you reproof the fly with Nikwax® Tent & Gear SolarProof®
UV damage — do not leave tent pitched in direct sunlight for longer than necessary
Hot surfaces — do not pitch tent on hot surfaces as can cause blistering of fabric
Repairs — fabric patches and a pole repair sleeve are included for temporary repair
Contact Macpac Repairs Department for permanent repair — see ‘Warranty & Repairs’ link under the Help section for more information
3.5 / 5.0
Poor Floor Material.
This tent was fine in fair weather, but then i had to stay in it during a three day rain event. After 24 hours the floor became damp. After 48 it was properly wet. After 72 hours everything was drenched. I think most of the water was coming in through the floor seams but the floor material itself was waterlogged as well. If floor was made better and from a more water proof material the tent would have been fine.
February 10, 2020
Response from Macpac
Hello Patrick, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are really sorry to hear you have had issues with your new Macpac Polaris Camping Tent, this should not be happening. Please do drop this into your local Macpac store (www.macpac.co.nz/our-stores) and the team will send away for waterproof testing. Thanks the Macpac Team
February 13, 2020
This tent is really spacious - enough room for 3 persons if hiking, or two with lilos for car camping. Good flow-through and good storage space under vestibules.
September 11, 2016