Customer Reviews Of:
ALPS Mountaineering Zenith 2 AL Tent - 2-Person, 3-Season
Closeouts. The improved design of the Zenith 2 AL tent by ALPS Mountaineering offers maximum weather protection and more headroom for sitting up during a downpour.
Average Rating based on 182 reviews 4.280219 0 5
Reviewed by TTF from USA on Saturday, August 20, 2016The tent is decent enough but is fully one pound heavier than stated. It is 5 lbs 8 ozs. I just weighed it.
Reviewed by SplashingB from Ca on Friday, August 19, 2016This tent is NOT 4 lbs. 8 oz as it says. It is at least a pound more, around 5 lbs. plus 8 to 10 oz. Too heavy for this backpacker. And it really is a bit small for 2 people. Maybe fine for 1 plus gear. I returned it. It was easy to put up, I'll say that. It also came with 15 tent stakes. I didn't stake it out or even put the rain fly on, but that seems like an awful lot of tent stakes to carry around.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Corn the Dog from Michigan on Tuesday, August 16, 2016This tent is bigger than I thought it would be! Plenty of room to be comfortable, I can sit up and everything, but still lightweight. I'm just the occasional backpacker/camper so I didn't need anything too hard core. This is perfect for me and my needs.
Reviewed by T. Whitlock from Oregon on Friday, July 29, 2016I really like this tent. I know there are others that are even lighter, but I really appreciate each person having their own door and gear area. When you sit inside it, it feels as large as the rain fly with the ample vestibules but as snug as the mesh tent. Space to sit up for both people is awesome. The vestibules are big enough for my pack + two pairs of shoes, plus there is room at my feet for another item or to bring the pack or shoes inside when needed.
I haven't been out in the rain much in this yet, but I did notice that being careful about the orientation of the tent being mindful of where rain was going to go is an issue.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by bill from folsom on Friday, July 29, 2016most of the weight is in the fly. makes a great bug tent without the fly. :-)
Verified Buyer Reviewed by George from White Mountains on Tuesday, July 5, 2016Easy to set up, just roomy enough for a 6'4'' person and his partner, roomy vestibules, cool design, but it leaked in the rain. Heavy rain caused water to come through the zippers. This was remedied by putting our rain coats on the inner tent under the zippers. There was also slight spray coming through towards our heads, but I'm not sure where that was coming from and it wasn't a big issue. We woke up dry so we will not be returning the tent. It did it's job with a little help from us.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by knitting hiker from Oregon on Tuesday, June 14, 2016This 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, 2016I 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, 2016You 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.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Stephanie from San Diego on Friday, March 4, 2016Fits 2 people perfectly, easy and quick to setup. Great under rain conditions