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

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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.

About the ALPS Mountaineering Brand

ALPS Mountaineering

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.
  • Bathtub floor: Yes
  • Tent floor material: Polyurethane-coated nylon
  • Number of doors: 2
  • Number of vestibules: 2
  • Vestibule area: 18 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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4.362068 5 Overall Rating: 4.4 Based on 232 reviews

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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 HikerNC from NC on Saturday, March 26, 2016
    Even with the nice amount of room, and seemingly clever design, you might get woken up unexpectedly. How? Well the rain fly is designed with a seam, such that when condensation drips down the interior of the fly, it hits the seam, and drips down onto the mesh, that's right above your head. You'll feel a faint spray on you face. And it wasnt even raining. I returned it ASAP.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Vermont to Oregon from Oregon on Monday, February 22, 2016
    Cant Wait to get the tent out, set it up in the living room and its got more space than the Marmot Equivalent...Now let's see if it performs as well. A little disappointed to see the poles have to sleeve a little, slows down the set up.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by The campers from Colorado on Tuesday, January 26, 2016
    We haven't gotten to use it yet, but we did set it up in our house and it looks awesome. Can't wait to use it this spring.
  • Reviewed by Geologist from Alaska on Saturday, December 12, 2015
    To preface I'm a field geologist and often live out in the bush for 4 to six week stints.

    I have the older version of this tent, bought it in 2009. I have used it ~400 nights in rain, shine, snow, and -20. From the deserts, high mountains, and beaches of the west to the bush in Alaska. Best feature is the large vestibules which shed the rain well and can open up or be removed to keep cool in the summer. Contrary to many posts I have found it to do great in the rain so long as you stake it properly, be careful no to overstretch the fabric when staking however or you will break the waterproof film and cause leaks along the seams and corners where others are having their problems. As with most backpacking tents the floor is made of thin material so I use a small ground cloth under the tent when I know I'll be in rough terrain to prevent tears. An advantage to the all mess interior is that the condensation and frost acumulates mostly outside the sleeping area under the fly keeping your bag dryer. Not the best in really high winds. I've used a lot of tents in a lot of conditions and you honestly are not going to find a better tent for the money.
  • Reviewed by Glen from Nevada on Wednesday, November 4, 2015
    I bought this tent 2 years ago.

    I normally don't take a tent, just use a hammock and overhead tarp, but needed something for when my adult son, and his dog, go along. We have used it on 4 trips in all different conditions in the Sierras around Lake Tahoe. On a mid summer trip it ventilated well, even with the fly attached. On a late fall trip, when a dusting of snow was present in the morning, it was pretty warm. Two months ago we did a 3 night trip in Desolation Wilderness. The first night there was conmsistant rain with high winds. I would estimate there were steady 25-35 wind with gusts of up to 50+. Frankly, I was scared the tent would come apart. Some gusts really moved the sides of the tent. It held together. Had a few,'very few, drops of water make it inside the tent. My guess is it was due to the fly coming into contact with main tent mesh.

    Big vestibules.
    Great price for what you get.
    Very durable.
    Breaths in the heat but warm in the cold.

    Weight. A bit heavy for backpacking but, relative to equivilamt tents, it's in the ballpark.

    Overall, it's a steal for the price.

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  • Question “wondering what the floor dimensions are. thanks”

    Asked on 4/16/2016 8:27:50 PM by Packfever from colorado
    • Answer missed them the first time I read the specs. they are listed
      Answered on 4/16/2016 8:37:29 PM by Packfever from colorado
    • Answer Idk the exact dimension but my buddy and i slept. In it on a high country hunt and we both fit comfortably with a little extra room. Were both v 6 ft tall 190lbs. Great tent.
      Answered on 4/16/2016 9:54:44 PM by Hesso from Visaia ca
    • Answer I would have measure, which im not in a position to do currently. However, it is a trapezoidal floor, wider at the shoulders and narrows a bit near the feet. Overall floor length is over six feet, it is a comfortable tent for two 6'1" 200 pound guys. I would try to put three in there.
      Answered on 4/16/2016 9:56:36 PM by Geologist from Alaska
    • Answer Thanks. That was my concern. I'm 6'1 205 and wondered if room enough. Thanks for info.
      Answered on 4/16/2016 9:59:57 PM by Packfever from Colorado
    • Answer 74in by 89in
      Answered on 4/17/2016 9:56:10 AM by The campers from Colorado
    • Answer Spec page says "Floor dimensions: 74x89".
      Answered on 4/17/2016 8:05:05 PM by HikerNC from NC
  • 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