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

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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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Elecia Everage 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.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by hesso from visalia ca on Tuesday, October 27, 2015
    Great tent took it deer hunting at 9800 ft in the ca sierras and it did great it was in the high 20's outside with a breeze at night and we were warm inside our tent with the right bag. Easy to set up and pack away. Would have given 5 stars if we would have got to test it in the rain or snow.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Boyscout Bob from Mizzery on Thursday, September 24, 2015
    I need to start by stating I am a huge fan of eureka's backcountry tent. This tent reminded my why. Sleeping length is ok with the Alps tent but not by much. First night of use it rained HARD for about an hour. Seams for both door zippers need to be seam sealed (not included). We got dripped on from multiple locations all along the zipper. The triangle area on top defined by the main poles and cross pole filled like a pond and sagged, but did not leak. With the fly going all the way down (covered vestibule), the whole inner surface of the fly was saturated with water drops on the second morning. There was no rain, but we zipped up because of dew. Almost no wind meant no ventilation, so moisture built up and stayed. Set up was pretty easy, weight is light, seems to be well made, 3 people on a regular campout would be very tight fit, backpacking would still be tight, but you can live with it. Eureka please bring the backcountry back!
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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