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

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ALPS Mountaineering Zenith 3 AL Tent - 3-Person, 3-Season in Sage/Coal
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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 Engineer/hiker from California on Thursday, January 1, 2015
    I just used this tent on a cold trip to the north coast. The weather was very gusty, and quite cold winds. The tent setup goes very quick, and for the first time in many trips I had to stake it down at all four corners as well as the vestibule flaps. On most trips, I don't usually have to bother with fully-staking a tent in place, but this trip required it. The supplied stakes worked perfectly, able to penetrate into the hard earth well and did not come loose. Once staked down, I stood back and watched from outside as a major gust blew at us. The tent flexed over almost till it was flattened about 2.5 feet off the ground, but it did not blow away or come loose. When the gust was past the tent popped back to shape with nothing bent or even loose. Impressive!

    With this much wind the tent was somewhat drafty throughout the night, and not as warm as my other tent, but it is also made from thinner lighter material. I can feel the lighter weight on my pack, so view this as a good tradeoff. We got gusts of rain (but not a full deluge) and we stayed entirely dry. Before morning, the wind finally dropped,. and we slept comfortably.

    The damp ground around us allowed the inside surface of the rainfly to get wet, and they could come together into a drip, and drop droplets of water onto the screened tent-surface itself. After a time those drops would find they way through the tents screened surface, and drip on you.

    So the tent indeed can get you wet inside, but it keeps the bulk of the weather out extremely well. It is very easy to set up, has plenty of room (for two), very convenient with both doors (though possibly drafty because of this), and very light for the size and final usable space. I'm very happy with my purchase, and would recommend it to others.

    Things to improve:
    The inside additional 'shelf' screen is very nice. It makes a great upper shelf for things, but they can fall out the back edge of it. A few velcro closures across the back edge of the shelf would be nice.
    The loops for tying back the doors are very small. The are hard to manipulate, and certainly very hard to manipulate with gloves on. It would be better if they could be the same size as the ties used for the rainfly doors.
    The inside pouch attached against the wall inside could be larger, and deeper. It's current shape only can hold light small things like sunglasses or so. It would be better if it could be deeper (possibly go all the way to the floor) so it could be used to hold a tall water bottle vertical.

    I plan to add these changes to my tent, then I'd say it would be a very nice full solution. I hope you enjoy yours.
  • Reviewed by Eric from Minnesota on Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    I looked long and hard for a good quality, lightweight, compact tent and for the money you can't beat this one. Trust me. It's a three person, and although I was looking ideally for a two, I've found the extra room added benefit. It was on point for a backpacking trip to the Badlands National Park and works very well as a 'car camping' tent when I travel with my girlfriend and our dog.

    You seriously can't beat value.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Ofer Winestok from Israel on Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    I ordered the tent, then a comprehensive reading of credentials,
    I do not know if they were right because I never got the product.
    I canceled the order after it became clear to me that Israel UPS charge $ 85 more for the cost I paid no explanation on the site or company.

    Dawn shipping companies do not charge this amount, only $ 10 customs clearance
  • 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.

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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