Alps Zenith 2

Reviewed by redriverrogue from N. KY on Monday, July 5, 2010
OK so I have had this tent for a full season now and I LOVE most of the features. Quick rundown:
1. The fly works well, has nice sized vestibules. I can fit my TNF Terra 60 pack and shoes in one side of the tent. It has two vents that don't let rain in, one has a small prop rod built in to the fly and one needs to be guyed out. They do work to get a breeze going.
2. I will preface this one, i am 5'9" and my wife is 5'2". We spent a night in there with my 14 lb dog and were not lacking space. If you're big, it might be worth up sizing, but for us it was very nice. Note, you wont fit an air mattress in there, you'll need 2 smaller backpacking mats to fit properly.
3. The poles have internal ferrules, making them slide easily through the sleeves and clips. Unlike fiberglass ones, they slide right through. Also they seem lighter and more sturdy than fiberglass.
4. There is a lot of mesh, which is nice when it's hot. I haven't tested in in cold weather, but it doesn't seem like it will be too cold with the rain fly on.

Overall, i am extremely pleased with this tent, would I recommend it? I already have to a few people.
  • Best Uses: Backpacking
  • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
  • Pros: Comfortable, Easy To Set Up, Fly Works Well, Lightweight, Sturdy, Waterproof, Windproof
  • What Is Your Gear Style: Comfort Driven
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