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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
  • 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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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Hankaferd from New Mexico on Monday, October 13, 2014
    This thing is amazing and what a deal. The vestibules have more than enough room to fit a 60-80L pack for those week long trips and also serve as an opening to the outside if left half open during a storm. This thing has room too and without adding too much to the weight. It isn't an ultralight but if you have two people you can split the wight and it really isn't bad at all. I would recommend this tent to anyone looking for a great 2 person (with some room) or some cuddly trio.
  • Reviewed by Idaho Yeti from Boise, Idaho on Sunday, October 5, 2014
    I have used this tent in high winds on Mt Whitney, CA and in mountain thunderstorms on Kings Peak, UT. It has met every challenge! Quick and easy to put up, roomy interior. packs away small. Pack the tent poles separate from the tent to allow the tent/rain fly to be packed down and save space in your pack.
  • Reviewed by Happy camper from Colorado on Monday, September 29, 2014
    I promised to come back and review this tent because I never have. I have used this tent for 4 camping trips out of our boat at Lake Powell. It has surpassed my expectations. Last year, I was caught in the weather system that caused the Sept flooding in Colorado. I had never seen so much rain and wind at Lake Powell. It was extremely unusual and scary to camp in. Everything at Lake Powell is hard rock, so I had to put big rocks in the corners to keep the tent from blowing away, (couldn't stake it). There were sustained high winds all night long and our boat was beached big time. I had to sleep in cat naps because the wind howl kept waking me up. This tent flexed and flexed and I kept thinking it would collapse, but it never did. It rained almost every night, and when setup properly with the rain fly, my gear, my German Shepherd and I stayed dry. On clear nights, I have left the rain fly off and have fallen asleep gazing at the moon and stars. I love the two doors. It is an easy set up. It fits easily into it's stuff sack. There is not one rip from my German Shepherd bounding in and out of it. All the zippers still work. As others have said, you might be able to squeeze 3 people into it, but it is very comfortable for 2 people and gear and a dog, as long as you are not both 6'8" tall. There little tent buddy!! I finally gave you your praise.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Trish from Utah on Monday, September 29, 2014
    Just purchased this tent as the zipper on our previous tent had failed. Love the two doors so you don't have to crawl over each other to get in and out. Easy set up and take down, and the fly worked well when it started to rain. Seems to be pretty solid especially for the price.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by G-Law from Colorado on Monday, September 15, 2014
    Bought this tent for my daughter as a starter tent for car camping. Easy to put up and fairly light weight. Fits three comfortably. May break down after the test of time, but great value for the price.

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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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