Reviewed by jack and jill from VT on Monday, August 3, 2009
I just used my tent this past weekend for the first time and was very pleased with it. My husband and I hiked with the tent and other gear for about an hour up and off a fairly steep forest trail. The tent was lightweight, and the small footprint made it easy to find a good spot where there wasn't a...
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Reviewed by knitting hiker from Oregon on Tuesday, June 14, 2016
This tent had all the qualities I was looking for - a relatively lightweight two person tent. However, on its maiden voyage it rained, and water pooled in the triangular flat top and leaked into the tent. This is a non-starter for me and the tent unfortunately needs to be returned.
Reviewed by Sunshine in Menasha from Menasha, WI on Monday, June 13, 2016
I bought this tent a couple of years ago and thought I'd toss up a review. Not mechanically inclined and not a particularly rugged outdoors chick, this tent kinda makes me want to go camping when I initially had no interest. I Initially purchased it with the intent of putting it up on the roof of my house (which is obviously flat, lol). I needed a freestanding tent that didn't require staking, and this worked great. No sagging, and the rain fly fits great. It is so easy to put up, even for me, that I've added some more gear and I'm ready to venture further out into the world. I was really surprised that it stayed completely dry inside during a very hard and sustained rain, so yay. And I will be car camping, so I am unconcerned with the weight. All in all, for the $$ I don't think you could do better! Really nice tent!
Reviewed by SierraCircle from California on Monday, May 9, 2016
You can tell that whoever designed this tent has backpacking experience, as there are lots of little details that make it nice. For example:
high spot for sitting up>you dont swish your head against the top of the tent when you sit up
poles fold down to a decent length so the tent can be rolled up long/thin or short/stubby, depending on your pack
doors on both sides for not disturbing your partner
extra pieces of cloth for patching repairs
Tent is a decent weight, fits two people (snuggly), is cosy in the rain, easy to put up, and the green blends nicely into surrounding nature (not sure why people love bright garish colors for their tents)
The only critique I have is that it did not come with a footprint, but that is true of most tents out there. It seems strange that everyone "highly recommends" having a tent-footprint, but no companies supply them with the tent.
One other thing, is that the zippers seem thin. They do not show any signs of giving out, so maybe they will last a long time; however, I have another tent (made by the North Face) which has a much heavier-duty zipper. I guess time will tell, as I plan on using this tent for all of my trips coming up.
Reviewed by Cecilis from Minnesota on Wednesday, December 2, 2015
This tent is a little small for a two person tent if you want to bring your gear into the tent and you're on the tall side. I had to have my feet up on my backpack and I'm only 5'9". Other than that, it's pretty easy to put together and otherwise seems decently made.
I don't know of the Marmot Ajax 2, Sorry! I don't think you'll regret getting the ALPS :)
Answered on 3/6/2016 11:35:17 PM by Stephanie from San Diego
Sorry. I don't know the Mamot. I am sure a pro is the Alps price. I don't know tents well enough, but my son has a 2 man Kelty and this Alps is very similar, with the star gazing design. We have just used this tent 3 times, and happy so far.
Answered on 3/7/2016 9:23:48 AM by Pat from So Cal
This tent is worth every penny.....light-weight, roomy, and super adorable. My wife and I just used it for autumn camping up in Vail CO. I recommend purchasing the footprint with the tent to extend the life of your tent
Answered on 10/6/2014 5:49:52 PM by Team Rockley from Longmont CO
This Alp tent is a very tough act to follow with its feature, price, weight ,and it might be worth the wait for more to come in.
Answered on 10/6/2014 9:44:07 PM by tandem rider from michigan