Nice semi light tent for 2
Reviewed by Joe from MN on Friday, April 18, 2014
I have had this tent for 2 seasons backpacking in the SW Mtns for 4 to 6 weeks of hiking each time. The weight is much better than my old North Face 2 person 6 lb tent but the Alps has less protection from the wind and the rain. We did stay dry in the rain but the vestibule fly door could be anchored better and the tent is cooler because of the total mesh which is nice when it is hot but a little cold when its not. We had a pole failure two days out in NM Wilderness, the end split, some trusty duct tape to finish that hike and a small hose clamp to finish the season and I can't say enough about Alps Mtn company. They were very nice to deal with. I sent the defect poles in and they sent me a new set of poles right a way. It would be nice to go lighter but for the price this tent works nicely. Its a good high desert mtns tent and worked well for the two of us.The zippers still work fine after all that use which is a plus. I would look for a tent with a better rain fly system and taller sides in places that have heavier weather like the Tetons, Bridger Wilderness etc. It would work but when you get out 4 days you want to be sure you are covered. It can snows that high even in the summer months.
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