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Power Sphaerio 3 Persons - Mountain tent

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Robust expedition tent for base camp or long tours

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Power Sphaerio 3 Persons - Mountain tent

Robust expedition tent for base camp or long tours

  • 5th season (for extreme conditions )
  • extremely high wind stability and quick/easy to pitch
  • offset for climate neutrality; eco-friendly manufacturing
When the going gets tough: our rock-solid 5th season tent in an extremely wind stable geodesic construction for year-round use in high elevations or on expeditions. Patented Powerframe technology allows the tent to be pitched fast, even in strong wind and rain – put the extra stable poles into the pole pockets and then clip the tent on – the inner tent stays dry. The Power Frame hooks can also be attached when you're wearing gloves. The special material blend with low stretch ripstop defies extreme weather fluctuations. The outer tent is pulled down low to project from snow and sand. The distance to the ground can be adjusted and functions as a ventilation option. The steep angle of the poles create comfortable spaciousness and headroom. To protect the environment, the flysheet was made in accordance with the strict bluesign® standard, resource-efficient and environmentally friendly manufacturing.
Developed for
Alpine Tour
Further applications
Ski Mountaineering
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  • Model: 12296
  • Number of people: 3 persons
  • Pack Size: 60 x 17 cm
  • Tent footprint: 7,0 m²
  • Inner tent footprint: 4,2 m²
  • Linkage: NSL 10,25 mm
  • Total Weight: 4870,00 g
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Features & Technologies


  • 2 vestibules
  • 2 entrances
  • comfortable entrance area
  • Inner tent door with mosquito-proof mesh insert that can be closed in cooler temperatures
  • closeable top ventilation
  • excellent ventilation through VAUDE Top-Vent system and additional mesh windows
  • guy line collector and clamp in one
  • geodesic construction with the Powerframe technology for better stability and fast set up
  • laminated floor resistant against formic acid
  • very high UV resistance
Both Sides Siliconized – triple silicone coated tent material
Both Sides Siliconized – triple silicone coated tent material

This innovative nylon fabric tent material is triple silicone coated on both sides. The material’s excellent UV reflection and the increased tear resistance lengthens the lifespan of your VAUDE tent. Raindrops simply bead up and roll off the tent’s silicone coating.

• both sides of the tent material are triple coated with silicone
• excellent UV reflection and increased tear resistance
• reduced weight and longer lifespan

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Powerframe – extremely wind-stable and easy to set up.
Powerframe – extremely wind-stable and easy to set up.

Powerframe is VAUDE's most wind-stable pole construction and our best option for expeditions. A freestanding frame and user-friendly power clips allow a fast set up. The poles are firmly attached to the tent with powerclips which ensure an even distribution of force and increased wind stability. Lighter poles can also be used which also helps bring the weight down.

  • very high wind stability and easy set up
  • strong connection between the tent and the poles
  • used in expedition tents

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Colour-coded poles
Colour-coded poles

Quick and easy setup thanks to colour-coded poles or pole parts and tubing.

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Patented VAUDE innovation
Patented VAUDE innovation
Swelling Yarn – water-repellent swelling yarn seals seams
Swelling Yarn – water-repellent swelling yarn seals seams

Water-repellent swelling yarn seals the seams of your VAUDE outer tent. The cotton in the thread swells in the seam when damp. A water-repellent, fluorocarbon-free finish on the yarn keeps the inner surface dry and prevents mold stains. In addition, the yarn’s polyester core provides high tensile strength.


  • ideal seam sealing due to swelling yarn
  • water-repellent fluorocarbon-free finish
  • tear-resistant due to the yarn’s polyester core

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4-way zip
4-way zip

4-way entrance zip

Stormcord Collector
Stormcord Collector

Stormcord collector for guylines

Geodesic – extremely stable tent construction
Geodesic – extremely stable tent construction

The extremely stable geodesic tent construction is ideal when traveling in extreme weather conditions such as driving snow or storms. The poles cross each other at least three times, creating small, exceptionally stable power triangles. You can rely on your VAUDE tent for expeditions or demanding tours in any weather.

• extremely stable tent construction defies the most adverse weather conditions
• three tent pole crossings
• ideal for expeditions and demanding tours

Read more about geodesic tent construction.

Window vent
Window vent

Window vent is fully adjustable from the inside.

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Sag Free – minimal stretch in damp conditions
Sag Free – minimal stretch in damp conditions

Thanks to HT polyester ripstop threads, the material of your VAUDE tent has minimal stretch in damp conditions so it doesn’t sag. This is because the polyester absorbs almost no water and doesn’t lose its strength. Therefore, you no longer need to re-tension the outer tent and you’ll feel comfortable and safe in the tent, even in the worst weather conditions.

• HT polyester ripstop repels water
• tent fabric has minimal stretch in damp conditions
• no need to re-tension the flysheet

Read more about the material of VAUDE tents. 



PVC Free – robust and durable without PVC.
PVC Free – robust and durable without PVC.

We have completely eliminated the use of hazardous PVC in all VAUDE products because we love nature. This robust, durable and high quality product is made with eco-friendly alternatives featuring absolutely comparable properties.

• without harmful PVC
• material is robust and durable
• environmentally-friendly manufacturing

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PVC Free

Material overview

Flysheet: 88% Polyamide, 12% Polyester; 30/40 D Ripstop both sides Silicone coated 3.000 mm; Inner tent: 100% Polyamide; 40 D Ripstop; Floor: 100% Polyamide; 40 D Ripstop Thermoplastic Polyurethane laminated 10.000 mm.
DAC Green Anodizing™
DAC Green Anodizing™

Green Anodizing™:For the first rinse, it was possible to replace fresh water with purified water.  Phosphoric and nitric acid as well as 90% of mineral oil based detergents were cut down on. Read more about Green Anodizing.

Eco Finish – environmentally friendly water and stain resistant finish
Eco Finish – environmentally friendly water and stain resistant finish

This water and stain resistant finish is applied to the outer fabric of your product so that water pearls up and runs right off – without the use of environmentally harmful fluorocarbons (PFCs). This protects you from the rain and keeps the planet clean. Regular reapplication is necessary for permanent waterproofing and stain resistance.

• environmentally friendly water repellency and stain resistance
• optimal protection from rain and moisture
• no use of environmentally harmful fluorocarbons (PFC)

Find out more about Eco Finish.



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