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ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 2-Person Tent, Clay/Rust

  • There's no assembly frustration with our Lynx Tent series; this free-standing, aluminum two-pole design is a breeze to setup
  • Polyester tent fly resists water and UV damage while adding two vestibules for extra storage space
  • Fully equipped with #8 zippers, storage pockets, gear loft, aluminum stakes, guy ropes and two doorways
  • The ALPS Mountaineering Lynx Tent is on our best sellers list; it’s a must-have for your next adventure
  • Base Size: 5' x 7'6, Center Height: 46", Total Weight: 5 lbs. 12 oz. , Minimum Weight: 5 lbs. 1 oz. , Color: Clay/Rust
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How To Choose The Best Mountaineering Tent

What Is The Purpose Of A Mountaineering Tent?

The term "mountain" has been around since ancient times. In fact, the word itself comes from the Greek word "Mountainous". For thousands of years, mountain climbers have sought shelter from harsh weather conditions by using shelters called tents. Mountain climbing is a sport where participants climb mountains to reach high altitudes. Climbers must be prepared with appropriate gear, including tents. Tents provide protection from extreme cold, windy conditions, rain, snow, and other elements.

Why Do People Use Camping Tents?

Camping tents are designed to withstand the rigors of outdoor living. They're constructed with materials that resist tearing, puncturing, and rotting. They're waterproof so water doesn't seep into the interior. They're lightweight so they pack down small and easy to carry. Most importantly, they're durable enough to last several seasons. If you plan to go camping frequently, investing in a good quality mountaineering tent could pay dividends later.

How Can A Good Quality Mountaineering Tent Help Me Outdoors?

Mountaineering tents are built to survive the outdoors. That means they're sturdy enough to handle heavy winds, torrential rains, and temperatures well below freezing. They're designed to stand up to rocks, branches, and other debris thrown onto them during storms. They're strong enough to support the weight of someone inside. They're light enough to carry anywhere you wish to take them. Finally, they're tough enough to withstand the abuse of frequent trips to the great outdoors.

Are There Different Types Of Mountaineering Tents Available?

There are many different types of mountaineering tents available today. Some are more expensive than others. However, there are two main categories of mountaineering tents. One type is known as a dome-style tent. Dome style tents are typically rectangular shaped structures with a peaked roof. They're most commonly found in Europe and North America. Another type is known as a tarpaulin-style tent. Tarpaulin style tents are generally rounder in shape and have no peak. They're common throughout Asia and Africa. Both styles perform very similarly.

Which Type Of Mountaineering Tent Would Be Best Suited To My Needs?

It depends upon what kind of activities you plan to engage in while camping. If you plan to hike, trek, ski, or ride horses, then a dome-style tent might be best suited to your needs. If you plan to fish, swim, kayak, or camp near lakes, rivers, streams, or oceans, then a tarpaulin-style tent might be best suited to your needs.

Do I Need To Purchase Additional Gear Before Going Into The Wilderness?

Yes! You'll need additional gear before venturing into the wilderness. First, you'll need sleeping bags. Sleeping bags are essential because they allow you to sleep comfortably in subfreezing temperatures. Second, you'll need clothing. Clothing protects you from the elements. Third, you'll need food. Food supplies fuel your body and give you strength. Fourth, you'll need tools.

The Importance of Purchasing a Quality Mountaineering Tent

Tent camping has become increasingly popular with backpackers who enjoy spending weekends exploring remote areas. However, there are many different types of tents available today which makes choosing the right type difficult. Before heading into the wilderness, here are three important factors to take into consideration before making a purchase.

Size

It's essential to choose a size that fits your needs. If you're planning to camp alone, you might opt for a small tent. For larger groups, a large tent could be more suitable. Make sure you measure the length and width of the room where you plan to pitch the tent. Also, check whether the height of the walls meets your requirements. Remember that the floor must be flat so that it doesn't cause problems while pitching the tent.

Weight

Another factor to consider is weight. While lightweight tents are easier to carry around, heavy-duty models provide greater stability. In addition, you should weigh the tent before deciding on its final price tag. Some manufacturers include weights in their prices. So, if you know exactly how much weight you expect to pack, you'll be able to compare products based on their actual weights.

Durability

Finally, durability is another important aspect to bear in mind. Tents are meant to last for years, so you shouldn't compromise on this factor. Look for durable materials and features such as zippers, poles, and frames. Check for stitching and seams that are strong enough to withstand harsh weather conditions. Ensure that the fabric is water resistant and windproof. Finally, ensure that the tent comes with a warranty card. This way, you'll be covered in case something goes wrong.

Features To Look For When Buying A Mountaineering Tent

The most important thing to think about when purchasing a mountain climbing tent is whether or not it has enough room inside for you and your gear. If you're planning on spending several nights outside, you'll definitely want to be sure that there's plenty of room for sleeping bags, food, cooking utensils, etc. The size of the tent itself isn't nearly as important as the amount of storage space available within the tent. Most modern day tents have lots of pockets and compartments built into them so you can store everything you might need while you're away from civilization.

Size

There are two main types of mountain climbing tents: expedition style tents and dome style tents. Expedition style tents are more spacious because they allow you to sleep comfortably with other members of your group. Dome style tents are smaller and easier to set up since they only require four poles rather than six. Both styles of tents provide ample headroom and ventilation which makes them ideal for high altitude environments.

Weight

Another factor to take into consideration when choosing between these two types of tents is weight. Expedition style tents generally weigh around 50 pounds whereas dome style tents weigh closer to 25 pounds. Since you'll likely be carrying the tent along with your supplies, you'll want to choose a lighter model if possible.

Poles

Mountaineering tents typically include four poles that must be assembled before setting up camp. Some models include a pole bag that holds each individual pole so you don't have to carry them separately. Other models include a pole sleeve that stores the poles once they've been disassembled. In either case, you'll want to choose a model that includes the necessary accessories.

Ventilation

Most mountain climbing tents include vents located near the top of the walls. These vents allow air to flow freely throughout the interior of the tent. Without proper ventilation, condensation could build up inside the tent making it difficult to breathe. Mountain climbers who plan to stay overnight outdoors should always check to see if their tent comes equipped with adequate ventilation features.

Storage Space

One of the best ways to ensure that you have enough storage space in your mountain climbing tent is by checking the dimensions of the interior. Many manufacturers label the interior measurements of their tents directly onto the exterior of the tent. If you're unsure about the exact dimensions of your chosen model, you can measure the interior using a tape measure.

Waterproofing

Many mountain climbing tents are designed to withstand rain showers and snow storms. However, waterproofing doesn't necessarily mean that the tent is completely watertight. Make sure that the seams of the tent are sealed properly to avoid leaks. Also, look closely at the floor of the tent to determine if there are any areas where moisture could collect.

Ease of Assembly

Some mountain climbing tents are easy to assemble while others are quite complicated. Before you purchase a particular model, carefully read the instructions included with the tent.

Different Types of Mountaineering Tents

Mountaineering tents are designed specifically for outdoor activities. The most common type of mountain climbing tent is called a bivouac shelter. Bivouacs are lightweight shelters with walls made of nylon fabric. They're typically pitched using guy ropes attached to stakes driven into the ground. In addition to being lightweight, these tents are easy to set-up and take down. Another popular style of mountain climbing tent is known as a dome tent. Dome tents are more durable than bivouac shelters because they include thicker walls. Dome tents are generally heavier than bivouac shelters. However, they provide greater insulation and are easier to pitch than bivouac shelters. Mountain climbing tents are available in many different styles and colors. Some models are waterproof while others are only water resistant. Most mountain climbing tents are sold complete with poles, pegs, and other gear. If you plan to go backpacking or camping during the summer months, you might be interested in purchasing a mountain climbing tent.

Types of Mountaineering Tents

There are three main types of mountain climbing tents. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. First, there are bivouac tents. These tents are light weight and easy to pack. They're ideal for short trips where you expect to stay overnight. Second, there are dome tents. Dome tents are sturdier than bivouac tents. They're suitable for longer hikes where you expect to camp for several days. Third, there are expedition tents. Expedition tents are heavy duty and rugged enough to withstand extreme conditions. They're best suited for long term expeditions.

Bivouac Shelters

The bivouac shelter is the most commonly used type of mountain climbing tent. Bivouac shelters are lightweight and compact. They're perfect for day hikes where you expect to return before dark. Bivouac shelters are constructed with a single wall and a floor. There are two versions of bivouac shelters. One version includes a vestibule which extends beyond the front door. The second version does not include a vestibule. Both versions are very simple to erect. To pitch a bivouac shelter, simply drive four stakes into the ground near each corner of the shelter. Then, tie the corners together using rope or webbing. Next, attach the ends of the guy lines to the stakes. Finally, pull the guys tight so that the shelter forms a taut rectangle.

Dome Tent

The dome tent is another popular choice among backpackers and hikers. Dome tents are sturdier than bivouac shelters. They're also larger and more spacious. Dome tents are ideal for extended treks where you expect to sleep inside the tent. Dome tents are constructed with multiple layers of material including canvas, polyester, and fiberglass. The innermost layer serves as the roof. The next layer is a thick insulating blanket. The outermost layer is a tough rain fly. Dome tents are relatively easy to pitch. Simply stake out the center of the tent and fold the sides inward. Tie the edges of the tent together using cordage. Once the tent is completely assembled, secure the top by tying the corners together.

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#2

ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 4-Person Outfitter Tent

  • Easy assembly with free-standing two-pole design, aluminum poles and pole clips that snap over tent poles
  • Polyester tent fly resists water and UV damage while adding two vestibules for extra storage space
  • Great ventilation and easy entry with mesh roof and two doors with zippered mesh windows
  • Our Taurus Outfitter Series has 2 key upgrades: oversized #10 door zippers and a heavy duty nylon oxford floor
  • Base Size: 7'6 x 8'6, Center Height: 52", Total Weight: 10 lbs. 2 oz., Minimum Weight: 9 lbs. 7 oz.
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#3

ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 5 Outfitter Tent

  • Easy assembly with free-standing two-pole design, aluminum poles and pole clips that snap over tent poles
  • Polyester tent fly resists water and UV damage while adding two vestibules for extra storage space
  • Great ventilation and easy entry with mesh roof and two doors with zippered mesh windows
  • Our Taurus Outfitter Series has 2 key upgrades: oversized #10 door zippers and a heavy duty nylon oxford floor
  • Base Size: 8' x 10', Center Height: 72", Total Weight: 13 lbs. 5 oz., Minimum Weight: 12 lbs. 5 oz.
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#4

ALPS Mountaineering Extreme 3 Outfitter Tent Tan/Green/Tan, 96" L x 80" W x 50" H

  • Easy assembly with free-standing three-pole design, aluminum poles and pole clips that snap over tent poles
  • Polyester tent fly resists water and UV damage while adding two vestibules for extra storage space
  • Mesh roof, two entryways and a zippered window on each door offers easy access and great ventilation
  • Our Extreme Outfitter Series has 2 key upgrades: oversized #10 door zippers and a heavy duty nylon oxford floor
  • Base Size: 6' 8 x 8', Center Height: 4' 2, Total Weight: 9 lbs. 5 oz., Minimum Weight: 8 lbs. 4 oz.
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#5

ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 3-Person Tent - Copper/Rust

  • There's no assembly frustration with our Zephyr Tent series; this free-standing, aluminum two-pole design can be setup in no time
  • Polyester tent fly resists water and UV damage while adding two vestibules for extra storage
  • Great ventilation with two mesh doors and entire mesh walls
  • Fully equipped with #8 zippers, mesh storage pockets, gear loft, aluminum stakes and guy ropes
  • Base Size: 6'2 x 7'5, Center Height: 41" Total Weight: 6 lbs. 6oz., Minimum Weight: 5 lbs. 9oz., Packed Size 6.5" x 19"
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#6

ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 2-Person Tent - Copper/Rust

  • There's no assembly frustration with our Zephyr Tent series; this free-standing, aluminum two-pole design can be setup in no time, with pole clips that quickly snap over tent poles
  • Polyester tent fly, with 1500mm coating, resists water and UV damage while adding two vestibules for extra storage
  • Great ventilation with two mesh doors and entire mesh walls
  • Fully equipped with #8 zippers, mesh storage pockets, gear loft, aluminum stakes and guy ropes
  • Base Size: 4'10 x 7'4, Center Height: 38" Total Weight: 5 lbs. 11 oz., Minimum Weight: 4 lbs. 14 oz., Packed Size 6.5" x 19"
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#7

ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek 6 Person Tent - Charcoal/Blue

  • Easy setup with unique hub design and pole clips that quickly snap over the fiberglass tent poles
  • Extra tall center and straight side walls allow more room for cots and ability to stand up
  • Weatherproof fly adds large awnings over front doorway and back window
  • Fully equipped with mesh storage shelf, stakes, guy ropes and four large windows
  • Base Size 10' x 10' Center Height 84", Total Weight 22 lbs 11 oz., Color Charcoal/Blue
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#8

ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek 4 Person Tent - Charcoal/Blue

  • Easy setup with unique hub design and pole clips that quickly snap over the fiberglass tent poles
  • Extra tall center and straight side walls allow more room for cots and ability to stand up
  • Weatherproof fly adds large awnings over front doorway and back window
  • Fully equipped with mesh storage shelf stakes guy ropes and four large windows
  • Base Size 7'6 x 8'6 Center Height 84" Total Weight 19 lbs. 3 oz.
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#9

ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent - Gray/Navy

  • There's no assembly frustration with our Lynx tent Series; This free-standing, aluminum two-pole design is a breeze to setup
  • Polyester tent fly resists water and UV damage while adding one vestibule for extra storage space
  • Fully equipped with #8 zippers, storage pockets, gear loft, stakes, guy ropes and one doorway
  • The Alps Mountaineering Lynx tent is one of our best sellers list; it’s a must-have for your next adventure.Weatherproof fly buckles on for maximum adjustability and protection
  • Base size: 2'8 x 7'6, center height: 36", total weight: 4 lbs. 1 oz. , minimum Weight: 3 lbs. 5 oz.
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#10

ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 3-Person Tent, Gray/Navy

  • There's no assembly frustration with our Lynx Tent series; this free-standing, aluminum two-pole design is a breeze to set up
  • Polyester tent fly resists water and UV damage while adding two vestibules for extra storage space
  • Fully equipped with #8 zippers, storage pockets, gear loft, stakes, guy ropes and two doorways
  • The Alps Mountaineering Lynx tent is on our best sellers list; it’s a must-have for your next adventure
  • Base size: 7'6 x 7', center height: 48", total weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz. , minimum Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. , Color: Gray/Navy
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#11

ALPS Mountaineering Chaos 2-Person Tent - Gray/Navy

  • There's no assembly frustration with our Chaos Tent series; this aluminum, free-standing pole system is quick and convenient
  • Polyester tent fly resists water and UV damage while adding two vestibules for extra storage space
  • Mostly mesh walls and mesh roofing increases ventilation and improves star-gazing
  • Fully equipped with #8 zippers, mesh storage pocket, gear loft, aluminum stakes, guy ropes and one entry way
  • Base Size: 4'8 x 7'2, Center Height: 40", Total Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. , Minimum Weight: 5 lbs. 12 oz. , Color: Gray/Navy
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#12

ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian 3 Person Tent - Orange/Gray

  • There's no assembly frustration with our Tasmanian Tent series, this aluminum, free-standing pole system is ideal for a quick setup
  • Polyester fly will resist water and UV rays while adding two vestibules for extra storage
  • Easy entry and great ventilation with two doors, both with zippered mesh windows
  • Fully equipped with #8 zippers, mesh storage pockets, gear loft, stakes and guy ropes
  • Base Size: 6'7 x 7'8, Center Height: 54", Total Weight: 9 lbs. 4 oz. , Minimum Weight: 8 lbs. 7 oz. , Color: Orange/Gray
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#13

ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 2-Person Tent - Gray/Navy

  • There's no assembly frustration with our Mystique Tent series; this aluminum two-pole design can be setup with ease
  • Weatherproof tent fly resists water, UV damage and stays taut during all weather conditions
  • Fly provides a vestibule over each mesh covered door, offering extra storage and weather protection
  • Fully equipped with #8 zippers, mesh storage pocket, aluminum stakes and guy ropes
  • Base Size: 5' x 8', Center Height: 40", Total Weight: 5 lbs. 6 oz. , Minimum Weight: 4 lbs. 9 oz. , Color: Gray/Navy
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#14

ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian 2 Person - Orange/Gray

  • There's no assembly frustration with our Tasmanian Tent series, this aluminum, free-standing pole system is ideal for a quick setup
  • Polyester fly will resist water and UV rays while adding two vestibules for extra storage
  • Easy entry and great ventilation with two doors, both with zippered mesh windows
  • Fully equipped with #8 zippers, mesh storage pockets, gear loft, aluminum stakes and guy ropes
  • Base Size: 5'2 x 7'8, Center Height: 46", Total Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz. , Minimum Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz. , Color: Orange/Gray
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#15

ALPS Mountaineering Chaos 3-Person Tent, Gray/Navy

  • There's no assembly frustration with our Chaos Tent series; this aluminum, free-standing pole system is quick and convenient
  • Polyester tent fly resists water and UV damage while adding two vestibules for extra storage space
  • Mostly mesh walls and mesh roofing increases ventilation and improves star-gazing
  • Fully equipped with #8 zippers, mesh storage pocket, gear loft, aluminum stakes, guy ropes and two easy entry doors
  • Base Size: 5'6 x 7'6, Center Height: 41", Total Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz. , Minimum Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. , Color: Gray/Navy
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#16

ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 3-Person Tent - Gray/Red

  • Easy assembly with a free-standing, two-pole design and shock corded fiberglass poles
  • Polyester fly resists water and UV damage, while providing an awning over each door
  • Fully equipped with storage pockets, gear loft, steel stakes, guy ropes, two awning covered doorways, two zippered windows and large side mesh panels
  • Factory-sealed fly and floor seams provide the best weather protection and extra-large #8 zippers on both doors for extra durability
  • Base Size: 6'6 x 7'6, Center Height: 52", Total Weight: 9 lbs. 5 oz. , Color: Gray/Red
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#17

ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 6-Person Tent - Gray/Red

  • There's no assembly frustration with our Taurus Tent series; this free-standing, fiberglass two-pole design can be setup in no time
  • Polyester tent fly resists water and UV damage while adding two vestibules for extra storage and space
  • Mesh roof, two entryways and a zippered window on each door offers easy access and great ventilation
  • Fully equipped with #8 zippers, mesh storage pockets, gear loft, aluminum stakes and guy ropes
  • Base Size: 10' x 10', Center Height: 72", Total Weight: 16 lbs. 15 oz. , Color: Gray/Red
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#19

ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 4-Person Tent, Gray/Red

  • Easy assembly with a free-standing, two-pole design and shock corded fiberglass poles
  • Polyester fly resists water and UV damage, while providing an awning over each door
  • Fully equipped with storage pockets, gear loft, steel stakes, guy ropes, two awning covered doorways, two zippered windows and large side mesh panels
  • Factory-sealed fly and floor seams provide the best weather protection and extra-large #8 zippers on both doors for extra durability
  • Base Size: 7'6 x 8'6, Center Height: 60", Total Weight: 11 lbs. 10 oz. , Color: Gray/Red
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#20

ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 5-Person Tent - Gray/Red

  • Easy assembly with a free-standing, two-pole design and shock corded fiberglass poles
  • Polyester fly resists water and UV damage, while providing an awning over each door
  • Fully equipped with storage pockets, gear loft, steel stakes, guy ropes, two awning covered doorways, two zippered windows and large side mesh panels
  • Factory-sealed fly and floor seams provide the best weather protection and extra-large #8 zippers on both doors for extra durability
  • Base Size: 8' x 10', Center Height: 72", Total Weight: 14 lbs. 4 oz. , Color: Gray/Red
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#21

ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 1-Person Tent - Gray/Navy

  • There's no assembly frustration with our Zephyr Tent series; this free-standing, aluminum two-pole design can be setup in no time, with pole clips that quickly snap over tent poles
  • Polyester tent fly, with 1500mm coating, resists water and UV damage while adding two vestibules for extra storage
  • Great ventilation with two mesh doors and entire mesh walls
  • Fully equipped with #8 zippers, mesh storage pockets, gear loft, aluminum stakes and guy ropes
  • Base Size: 3'8 x 7'2, Center Height: 36" Total Weight: 4 lbs. 12 oz., Minimum Weight: 3 lbs. 15 oz., Packed Size 5.5" x 19"
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#22

ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 4-Person Tent - Gray/Red

  • There's no assembly frustration with our Taurus Tent series; this free-standing, fiberglass two-pole design can be setup in no time
  • Polyester tent fly resists water and UV damage while adding two vestibules for extra storage and space
  • Mesh roof, two entryways and a zippered window on each door offers easy access and great ventilation
  • Fully equipped with #8 zippers, mesh storage pockets, gear loft, aluminum stakes and guy ropes
  • Base Size: 7'6 x 8'6, Center Height: 52", Total Weight: 10 lbs. 8 oz. , Color: Gray/Red
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#23

ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 4 Person Tent - Gray/Navy

  • There's no assembly frustration with our Lynx Tent series; this free-standing, aluminum two-pole design is a breeze to setup
  • Polyester tent fly resists water and UV damage while adding two vestibules for extra storage space
  • Fully equipped with #8 zippers, storage pockets, gear loft, stakes, guy ropes and two doorways
  • The ALPS Mountaineering Lynx Tent is on our best sellers list; it’s a must-have for your next adventure
  • Base Size: 7'6 x 8'6, Center Height: 52", Total Weight: 8 lbs. 7 oz., Minimum Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz.
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#24

ALPS Mountaineering Morada 4 Tent: 4-Person 3-Season Sage/Tan, One Size

  • Material: [fly] 75D 185T polyester, [body] 75D 185T polyester taffeta, 40D nylon no-see-um mesh, [floor] 75D 185T polyester taffeta, PU coating (3000mm)
  • Capacity: 4
  • Season: 3
  • Wall Type: double
  • Freestanding: yes
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#25

ALPS Mountaineering Acropolis 4-Person Tent - Gray/Navy

  • Free-standing pole system with 7000 series aluminum poles
  • Top cross poles and pre-bend poles allow more head room and interior space
  • Great ventilation with mostly mesh walls
  • Easy assembly with pole clips that quickly snap over the tent poles
  • Base Size: 7'6x8'6, Center Height: 60", Minimum Weight: 8 lbs. 11 oz., Total Weight: 9 lbs. 10 oz.
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