ALPS Mountaineering Zenith 3 AL Tent - 3-Person, 3-Season

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Information about ALPS Mountaineering Zenith 3 AL Tent - 3-Person, 3-Season
Closeouts. The improved design of the Zenith 3 AL tent by ALPS Mountaineering offers maximum weather protection and more headroom for sitting up during a downpour.
  • Factory-sealed seams for maximum weatherproofness
  • Simple two pole free-standing design promotes easy setup-breakdown
  • Full mesh walls offer superior ventilation
  • Two roomy vestibules store extra gear and boots
  • Mesh storage pocket organizes gear
  • Two doors
  • Fly securely buckles to tent
  • Tent clips snap over poles for easy assembly
  • Stakes and guy ropes included
  • 3-person, 3-season
  • Made in China or Bangladesh
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Specs about ALPS Mountaineering Zenith 3 AL Tent - 3-Person, 3-Season
  • Seasons: 3
  • Capacity: 3
  • Packed weight: 5 lb. 3 oz.
  • Pack size: 21x6"
  • Peak height: 41"
  • Floor dimensions: 74x89"
  • Floor area: 40 sq. ft. sq.ft.
  • Bathtub floor: Yes
  • Tent floor material: Polyurethane-coated nylon
  • Number of doors: 2
  • Number of vestibules: 2
  • Vestibule area: 18 sq. ft. sq.ft.
  • Number of poles: 2
  • Tent pole material: Aircraft aluminum
  • Tent wall material: No-See-Um® mesh
  • Rain fly material: Urethane-coated polyester taffeta
  • Stakes: Aluminum
  • Stuff sack: Yes
  • Recommended use: Backpacking
  • Made in China or Bangladesh
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Verified Buyer Reviewed by Big Bald Backpacker from Santa Cruz, CA on Monday, May 18, 2009
I'm impressed with the well-designed details of this tent--the included gear loft, well placed stretchable transparent panels at the top of each door, the additional velcro pole attachment points (that can be fastened after setting the tent up), ample outside guy points for adding additonal lines if... Read More
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  • Reviewed by Mountain Girl from Michigan on Tuesday, July 7, 2015
    On a recent trip, I found out that the rain fly zippers were not sealed properly and they leaked the whole time. I had to drape my rain gear over so I didn't get completely soaked. It is nice and roomy, but I would not suggest it for 3 people. It was hard enough for 2 people with minimal gear. Also, the zipper on the rain fly is very hard to get to the outside corner of the vestibule. This part of the tent needs serious improvements. Everything but the rain fly was fantastic on this tent. I purchased the Kelty TrailLogic TN3 Footprint to go with this tent since the ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 3 was out of stock everywhere. They are the same dimensions, weighs less, and worked well with this tent.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Betty from Michigan on Tuesday, July 7, 2015
    Easy to set up, a bit heavier than expected but good tent
  • Reviewed by Random citizen from California on Monday, July 6, 2015
    My only complaint is the condensation that builds up in the inside of the tent.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Ray from Minnesota on Monday, July 6, 2015
    Good tent. Room enough for two and a little gear. I liked having two doors and vestibules.
  • Reviewed by Gator from Iowa on Saturday, July 4, 2015
    I'm hard to fit a tent for given my height/length, but gave this a try anyway. I would say it's better for 6' 2" or less. With a floor length of 88" and my length of 77" I thought I'd have more room at the toes and head, but my sleeping bag head was in the fabric on one side and feet in the fabric on the other. I think I'll have to shoot for something closer to 100" length just to be safe.

    For people under 6' 2" or so, I think this would be a great tent as it's light enough to split between two persons but still use as a backpacking tent. One person could carry it but there's a lot of bulk so make sure to have a bigger pack. Materials looked to be of good quality. Two door design was good. Positioning the fly the first time was a bit challenging (so do this a few times before you hit the trail).

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  • Question “Does this have a gear loft, or is one available separately?”
    Asked on 11/27/2012 12:00:00 AM by seagypsy from seattle
    • Answer It has a gear loft.
      Answered on 12/5/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer The brown triangle on the front of the rain-fly is a vent, but it is not adjustable.
      Answered on 8/20/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod. Spec. Ryan from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer This tent has two vents. One is under the brown triangle on the side of the fly, above the ALPS logo, visible in the picture. That is a screen section, and is "adjusted" (if you can call it that) by the angle at which you guy out that vent flap. Guy it close to the base of the tent, not much airflow through that vent. Guy it farther out, more airflow.

      Vent #2, and really the primary vent, is on top of the fly, in front of the brown triangle on top of the fly. This is a standard "velcro stick" type vent, and is adjustable.

      Overall, you're going to have zero issues with airflow and condensation if you guy this thing properly. And that's from someone who has camped nearly a dozen rainy nights in the humid southeast in this exact tent.
      Answered on 3/31/2014 9:49:21 PM by dubyam from Huntsville, AL
  • Question “This is a zephyr 3”
    Asked on 3/22/2012 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
    • Answer This is the Zenith 3
      Answered on 3/23/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod.Spec. Ryan from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer yes
      Answered on 6/26/2012 12:00:00 AM by newdad from Los Angeles, CA
  • Question “Does this tent have a bathtub floor?”
    Asked on 3/6/2012 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
    • Answer Its does have a bathtub floor.
      Answered on 3/7/2012 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
  • Question “What footprint would you recommend for this tent?”
    Asked on 8/18/2011 12:00:00 AM by Kim from Chicago
    • Answer It really depends on your budget, if your broke a 10$ tarp will work wonders.
      Answered on 8/23/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from none
    • Answer You can use any footprint as long as it is slightly smaller than the floor of the tent so water doesn't pool on the outside of it.
      Answered on 8/24/2011 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer They make one for this tent. It is called floor saver.
      Answered on 3/6/2012 12:00:00 AM by J from Burlington, VT
    • Answer I just did a search online, and found many other online stores carry the footprint for this tent. I wish Sierra Post Trading did because I'd rather order from them. Here's where i found mine on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/ALPS-Mountaineering-Zephyr-Floor-Saver/dp/B003GXUYLS
      Answered on 3/6/2012 12:00:00 AM by Carley from Salt Lake City, UT
  • Question “Is this a freestanding tent?”
    Asked on 8/13/2011 12:00:00 AM by mral from mal
    • Answer Yes, this is a freestanding tent.
      Answered on 8/17/2011 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer Yes, this tent is a Simple two pole free-standing design.
      Answered on 8/23/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from None
    • Answer As it is slightly tapered I do not think a mattress would work.
      Answered on 8/12/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
    • Answer full size fits
      Answered on 10/28/2012 12:00:00 AM by leigh from sf
  • Question “Is the fly green or red?”
    Asked on 7/25/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
    • Answer The rain fly listed on Sierra Trading Post is sage green in color.
      Answered on 8/1/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from None
  • Question “Where can you buy a footprint for this tent?”
    Asked on 6/25/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
    • Answer You can use any footprint that is slightly smaller than the dimensions of the tent. You could even just fold and use a tarp.
      Answered on 6/28/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
    • Answer http://www.amazon.com/ALPS-Mountaineering-Zephyr-Floor-Saver/dp/B003GXUYLS
      Answered on 5/26/2013 7:38:06 PM by FrankTheTank from Bmore
  • Question “can you recommend a pad for this tent?”
    Asked on 6/20/2011 12:00:00 AM by Tames from Chicago
    • Answer You can use any footprint you would like for this tent. I recommend using one that is slightly smaller than the base of the tent. You could even use a tarp that is folded.
      Answered on 6/29/2011 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
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