ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season
When youíre sharing a tent with two other people, you need all the ventilation you can get. The Alps Mountaineering Lynx AL 2-Person 3-Season Tent features four half-mesh walls for excellent breathability and seam-sealed fly and floor construction for three-season camping protection.
- Free standing two-pole system assembles easily with tentís clips
- Urethane-coated polyester fly resists water and UV damage
- Urethane-coated floor and sealed fly and floor seams keep rain and snow out
- 2 Vestibules for ample gear storage
- Gear loft and internal mesh pockets allow you to store smaller gear off the floor
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May 2, 2012
So we had the great idea to test our new tents out in some rain. The rain it turned into 8 hours of down pour and up to 60 mph winds. This tent held up to it all (pic is from morning after). The inside was completely dry in the morning (I did use a tarp underneath it)!! Having it packed down to about 6" x 8" in a compression sack without the poles, this tent has become my ultimate backpacking tent for how inexpensive it was. A buddy of mine actually just bought one of these he was so impressed. It fit myself and another person quite comfortably for sleeping thanks to the vestibules holding our gear. I don't think 2 people could do much else in it. All in all I would say this is one of the best tents as far as bang for your buck. Especially if you can find it on SAC.
June 2, 2011
Very happy with this tent. Used it at Sasquatch music festival over 4 nights, it was sunny most of the time but it did rain overnight a couple time and the tent kept us (me and the gf) completely dry. No moisture/condensation in the tent either at all. We did have a tarp underneath to keep the bottom dry, that worked great. In terms of room, it's great for two people, little cozy but a good size, doesn't feel cramped. That said, there wasn't really any room for our bags inside the tent. I suppose you could fit your bag under the vestibule but we just kept them in the car. Great tent overall!
So far, so good
January 7, 2011
I also got this on SAC. It was a blind purchase, as I couldn't find any useful reviews. That said, I am happy that I made the plunge! The set up is a breeze, even for someone like myself who has relatively little experience backpacking. Assuming the occupants are of average size, there is PLENTY of room inside. Two LARGE guys who need their space may have issues , but I think most people will find it quite comfortable for two. The gear loft is great for keeping the small, important, fragile things (e.g. glasses, camera, etc.) up and out of harms way so you know where they are when you need them. Excellent ventilation when I've used it, no stuffy tent-air feeling in the morning. However, I should say that I have not yet used this tent in wet or damp conditions. I can't attest to it's efficacy in the rain or snow. Here's to hoping it's just as nice when wet! I have only one complaint, and that it was a tiny bit more compact when packed up. But I can't in good conscience let that affect my rating, as I wish for all gear to be a little more compact.
Overall, I am very happy with this purchase, particularly for what I paid. I would heartily recommend this tent to anyone looking for a cost effective option that will get the job done right.
It does not come with one and unfortunately we do not sell one either.
By: Arthur Debowski
April 3, 2012
June 13, 2010
I picked this baby up on SAC for cheap. It's a great tent that's super easy to assemble. Took it out this weekend and it ended up raining the whole time while I stayed as dry as a bone. Keep in mind though, as far as sizing goes, it's marketed as a two person but I think two dudes in here would be tight. It's probably best suited for one person or a guy and a girl.....
PS It has a nice little gear loft to stash you stuff up and out of the way.
May 16, 2011
I love this tent. I use mine as a solo tent and you can fit yourself and all your gear, no problem! The fly creates a vestibule outside of each door so storing gear for 2 people should not be a problem. You would have to be especially close to share this tent with another. It has enough room for 2 people to sleep but you will be very close to that other person. All in all a great tent and a great deal!!!
Any info on the manufacturer's warranty on this product?
Any info on the manufacturer's warranty on this product?
February 19, 2011
Backcountry has an unlimited return policy, if that helps.
By: Matthew Falcinelli
March 1, 2011
I believe its 1 year but I recommend contacting ALPS Mountaineering directly @ 800.344.2577
By: Josh Chapman
February 24, 2011
March 25, 2011
First night I used this tent it rained. The large vestibule kept my shoes and pack %100 dry. And, because it has two vestibules, my girlfriend's gear stayed just as dry. I especially like the velcro vents built into the fly. These keep the air moving whether you are drying your tent or just trying to keep it fresh. Overall, a great tent.
How reliable are the pole clips in heavy wind, and bad weather ?
By: Doug Hennis
June 7, 2010
Very, they snap on really tight to the poles. The only thing that I would say would be a bit iffy would be the center "C" clip that holds the tent body to the main poles. Everything else is money.
December 29, 2010
Best buy for the money
March 3, 2011
I got a version of this tent in 2004. Seven years, several storms, insane winds, and heavy snowfalls later, this tent is still going pretty strong. My poles are slightly bent from holding a foot of snow for a day before we got back to camp, but its all good (we also realized this was partially due to us forgetting to Velcro the poles to the fly)! Because of the pole design, this tent is not ideal for high speed wind abuse or snow as it has received from its time with me, but I cannot tell you how happy I have been with it. The zippers all work fine, nothing has broken, and there are no tears. My friend's Kelty tent has gone through about 3 years less of the exact same trips and abuse. The zipper on the only door broke, and he is tentless.
My lessons learned: 1. Remember the guide lines during storms, it needs the extra support to keep from turning into a taco. 2. Always buy a tent with two doors.
December 29, 2010
I got this tent about 6 months ago and have used it three times. The first night I used it there was a steady rain all night and I had not waterproofed it at all, I just relied on the factory sealing. The tent worked perfectly, no moisture inside, the fly held up nicely, and no condensation at all. The ventilation on this tent is amazing. Vestibules are nice and big too. It is light enough to carry for extended periods of time yourself, but splitting up the pieces between two people is nice too.
All in all, a great tent!
Impressive for the price and weight
July 15, 2010
At first when it arrived, it felt like the material for the fly and the groundsheet of the tent were too thin. I thought, maybe a good deal is too much of a good deal. (Got it for 80 bucks off SAC)... but there is only one way to know... and that was by taking it out and hoping for a downpour. Who goes on a camping trip and hopes for rain? ... Especially a climbing trip?
Well, I didn't want it to rain that weekend, but it came down, anyway. HARD! It rained for over an hour in a serious downpour ... and the verdict? AMAZING. This tent held up. But not just that. The ground sheet was completely dry! Only one corner had a few drops... likely from contact with the fly. My friend and I didn't even have wet spots that usually form on the groundsheet underneath our sleeping pads!
The zippers run smooth, no catching! LOVE the gear loft! It's enough mesh to keep you cool and enough coverage that it isn't too breezy at night. Good sized vestibules for stashing a pack and your shoes.
Tent sets up super easy. Less than 5 minutes. Can set it really, really tight. Like a drum! Really nice plus - 4 guy lines with repair swatch patches!
Also, for a 2 person, it is VERY ROOMY! 2 sleeping pads and quite a bit of wiggle room. Double doors and double vestibules make for a happy pair.
AND finally, it only 5 lbs! So nice and light for the size of the tent you are packing! YAY!
- [fly] 75D polyester with 1500mm urethane coating; [floor] 75D taffeta floor with 2000mm urethane coating
- Number of Vestibules:
- Pole Material:
- 7000 series aluminum
- Pole Attachment:
- Floor Space:
- 37 sq ft
- Floor Dimensions:
- 5 x 7.5 ft
- Interior Height:
- 46 in
- Vestibule Space:
- 20 sq ft
- Packed Size:
- 6 x 22 in
- 4 half-mesh walls
- Trail Weight:
- 5 lb 2 oz
- Recommended Use:
- fall, summer, spring camping and backpacking