3F UL GEAR 2-man hexagonal pyramid tent (Golite Shangri-la 3 clone)

$137 USD 'Cangyuan3' tent

$399 USD Golite Shangri-la 3 (aka Mytrailco Pyramid3)
The 3F UL GEAR Cangyuan3 tent is available for $136.84 USD delivered on Aliexpress.

  • 3 season, 2-man hexagonal pyramid tent
  • Single central pole made from 2 trekking poles (included extender)
  • Pitched: ~280cm diameter x 160cm
  • Stowed: 42 x 15cm diameter roll
  • 1.635kg (703g outer + 700g inner + 54g pole extension + 178g guylines)

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The 3F UL GEAR Cangyuan3 pyramid tent is a close copy of the Golite Shangri-la 3 shelter.

It uses a stable and weather-resistant "hexamid" tarp outer and a hexagonal mesh inner (with bathtub floor).

It pitches with a central pole made from 2 trekking poles that are joined with an included extender piece.

It is:
  • Large for 1 person (~6ft. height)
  • Reasonably sized for 2 medium sized people
  • A close fit for 3 small sized people (children probably)

The original retailer Golite has ceased to exist, but this design is currently sold by Mytrailco as the Pyramid3 tent for ~$300 USD (currently out of stock).

This video provides a good overview of this tent.


Specifications:

Tarp
  • 15D Sil-Nylon with PU3000MM waterproofing
  • 3 large vent hoods at peak (with guyline attachment points)
  • 12 staking points total (6 staking points with tensioning straps + 6 more staking points)
  • 'D' style door with YKK double zipper
  • Velcro and snap closures over zipper
  • Reflective guy points
  • Available in yellow and green colours
  • Seam sealed

Inner
  • 20D Nylon mesh with 20D Sil-Nylon Bathtub floor with PU3000MM waterproofing
  • 'D' style door with double zipper
  • Pull tab on top of inner so you could hang it from a tree?
    • Could have hanging inner, pitched outer for double the space
  • 6 stake out cords

Accessories
  • Trekking pole extender
  • Guylines

Pros
  • Steep walls that are rain and wind resistant
  • Good ventilation
  • 160cm height lets a single person sit on a chair by their sleeping mat, get changed standing up, etc
  • Big enough internally that the central pole doesn't get in the way
  • Modular - can pitch as pitch rainfly / inner only
  • Pitch minimally with 6 stakes, use up to 12 stakes for better weather resistance 
  • Easy and fairly quick to pitch and pack up 
  • Can disassemble from the inside out
  • Reinforced patches at floor and peak of inner, at peak of outer and where the central pole sits
  • Small interior gear pocket 
  • Yellow colour for high visibility
  • Green colour for stealth camping

Cons
  • Requires a large pitching area
  • Inner fills the whole tent - there is no vestibule area for storing gear. Could stake out only half the inner for extra spac?
  • If the door is open while it is raining, rain will fall into the inner
  • Can't sleep in the middle of the tent due to the pole
  • The usable space is at the sides, where the height is less
  • Inner is relatively heavy (700g)
  • 15D outer material is thinner than most
  • 20D floor probably needs a footprint
  • Inner has to be pitched first - annoying if it is raining
  • Not comfortable for people 6'1"+. Head / feet may contact the wall if tall and sleeping straight

Mods
  • Lighten with titanium pegs

Mytrailco Pyramid3 differences
  • 70D inner floor
  • Includes single aluminium pole - heavy & extra weight?
  • 2.2kg total
  • Only in yellow colour
Yellow colour
Green colour
Inner
Dimensions
Packed
Pole extender
Reinforced pole mount
Seam sealed
Central pole floor patch
Tensioning Straps


Further Resources

3F UL Gear Cangyuan3 tent
Trek-lite forum
Amazon product page (affiliate link)

Reddit
3F UL teepee tent - anyone have experience with this tent?

Youtube
lets pitch a TEEPEE tent - Flame´s Creed 3f UL
3F UL Gear - Tipi Tent (Review)
3F Ul Gear 3 man Tipi Tält

Golite Shangri-la 3
Wayback machine link for Golite Shangri-la 3 page (2013)
Sectionhiker review
Trailspace reviews
Gearjunkie review
Woodtrekker review
Golite Shangri La 3/Hex 3 Owners thread

Youtube
Golite Shangri La 3 review
Golite Shangri-La 3
My Favorite Gear - Golite Shangri-La 3 (Pyramid 3)