Van Camp SL3

Three season, free standing, superlight tents

Three season, free standing, superlight tents

A superlight, easy-to-pitch tent that does it all. With a roomy, box shape that offers tons of head room and a colorful mesh/nylon design, steep walls, and two doors/two vestibules, the Van Camp SL tents will keep you just as happy on the trail as they will at any festival or campground.
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Specs + Sizing

Trail Weight5lb 9oz / 2.52kg
Packed Weight6lb 2oz / 2.78kg
Fast Fly Weight4lb 4oz / 1.93kg
Packed Size6.5" x 21" / 17 x 53cm
Floor Area42 sq ft / 3.9 m²
Head Height45" / 114cm
Vestibule Area 9 sq ft / 9 sq ft / 0.8 m² / 0.8 m²
Footprint Weight11oz / 312g
Number of Seasons3
Number of Doors2
Intended UseBackpacking


Camp in comfort and style whether on the road, on the trail, or in a campground

Features two doors and two vestibules with storm flaps on vestibule zippers

Pole architecture with wide cross pole creates a boxy interior with great livable space

Steep walls create more usable floor space, while double doors allow for easy entry and exit

Colored mesh and nylon provides privacy while allowing for star gazing transparency

Color-coding simplifies tent pitching

Media pockets located above sleeping area enable clean ear bud cord routing from phones or other devices

One fly vent

Velcro tabs connect fly to pole structure providing perfect pitch and extra stability

Ready to pitch; with pre-cut guy lines and tensioners attached to fly

Reflective guylines and webbing on tent corners

6 interior mesh pockets & 8 lightweight aluminum hook stakes


Gear loft loops included

Footprint - sold separately

Fast Fly setup available

Fits the Large Trapezoid and the Triangle Gear Lofts - sold separately

*Trail Weight vs *Packed Weight: 

Unless otherwise noted, all published weights in our catalog and website are “trail weights”; the weight of the tent components necessary for setup and function. Packed weight is the weight with everything included with purchase.

*Fast Fly Weight is the weight of the tent in Fast Fly mode; fly, footprint, poles, stakes (footprint sold separately) 

Construction + Materials

Fly is nylon rip-stop and floor is polyester

Fly has a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating

Floor has a 1500mm waterproof polyurethane coating

Tent body is breathable nylon rip-stop and polyester mesh

All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (No PVC or VOC's)

Lightweight aluminum pole system with press fit connectors

Ultralight plastic clips attach tent body to pole frame

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What’s in a Name?

Cattle rustler Joe Ward built the first portion of his house in Yampa, CO in 1883. The Van Camp family acquired the homestead when Ward was asked to leave the area. This building once served as a stage stop and sported a sod roof until the early 1940’s. A barn and stable stood in what is now a vacant lot south of the building.