ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 2.0 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season
ALPS Mountaineering gave the 2-Person 3-Season Mystique 2 Tent dual doors and vestibules to provide easy entry and extra storage for both you and your camping partner. ALPS also factory seam-taped the fly and floor for total weather protection when you have to spend a day in tent city as a massive storm dumps on your camp. This non-freestanding, two-pole tent weights only four pounds 11 ounces, so you and your partner can split the weight and easily carry it on a multi-day backpacking trip.
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Very Good tent, but not Great
July 11, 2012
The tent is roomy and I love the two doors. Easy set up. does well in rain and wind (just used it 4 days in Holy Cross wilderness area in Colorado. Lots of rain and some hail). Only problem I have with the tent is that it tends to sag in the middle between the poles. Any help on what I need to do to get it to not do this would be appreciated. Otherwise, really good tent for money.
I need a footprint for this tent. Best option.
September 16, 2008
So far this is a great tent! I've only used it a few times but it's super easy to set up and it hardly weighs anything. I haven't got to use it in a storm yet because I live california. It has plenty of space for two people and their gear and it's a really good deal price wise.
what's the difference between this and the ALPS Mountaineering Triton tent?
March 11, 2010
I have the Triton version, and the only difference appears to be the name. All of the specs are exactly the same as listed on ALPS website. I'm guessing the Triton was an REI-only thing, or ALPS renamed it.
By: Daniel King
May 27, 2011
Great tent for most weather
March 2, 2010
I have used this tent when the wife or my daughter hikes with me. The weight is fine and the room is what you would expect. Maybe a little snug but still very comfortable.
The tent breathes well but is still able to keep you warm. I did experience a little condensation on the underside of the rain fly during a very heavy storm. The rain was intense and the wind was whipping. The tent held steady but the condensation did drip down through the mesh. I'm not sure there are many affordable tents that wouldn't have had that issue.
All in all, one of the best tents I've owned.
whats the difference between a tent that is "freestanding&quo
whats the difference between a tent that is "freestanding" Vs. one that isn't?
August 30, 2008
If you don't camp under conditions were stakes are not an option.. non-freestanding is just fine (might even help with reducing weight).
November 24, 2011
Freestanding tents have poles that reach all 4 corners the tent will stand without stakes.Non freestanding tents will not stand they only have 2 some have 1 pole and will fall down without staking out first.
October 29, 2008
November 24, 2011
General comment: Price - performance, this is a fantastic tent worth every penny (got it from SAC at a really good deal - Fantastic service BTW!) Very easy to setup (my 11 year old put it up on his own after having seen me doing it once), good quality materials, nice looking. Pretty cool!!
I underestimated the 'No freestanding' nature of the tent. Nevertheless, not a deal-braker, unless you are camping in conditions were you cannot use stakes.
Smaller than I expected. I will use it primarily for myself or my son and myself. First time we used it for car camping we barely fit in there. Our 'small' packs stayed under the vestibule, but I don't know how you would fit a serious larger multi-day pack in the vestibule. If it is only one person, then plenty of space inside, but if it is 2... hopefully you are not beyond 5' 4" and the second person is a kid...
Mixed results regarding water condensation & dripping: We were under fairly decent weather through the night: lower 40s with some rain, nothing severe. There was a fair amount of condensation under the fly, but no dripping through the mesh. I only wonder if that would be an issue with more wind or more rain. I set it up in my backyard for a couple days were we had a lot of rain, nobody sleeping inside, and I found water on the floor... but I believe it might've gotten inside when I opened the fly... lack of experience using it, hopefully.
Overall.. nice.. Still need to test it under harsher conditions.
June 9, 2011
I decided to take the plunge and get a non-freestanding. I mostly bought it to car bivy at climbing crags but I also do a laid back hike from time to time. I have used it twice at Squammish (including climbers bivy and the adjacent private RV/Campground) and Horse-thief Butte. The tent itself is a great design. I like the big open sections of mesh on the sides for taking in the views, zippers+vestibule on both sides, the sweeping zipper lay-out makes them easy to open quickly and the zipper action is smooth. It is an extremely tight fit for 2 people and do not expect to be able to really get your backpack under the vestibule unless it is lying against the side of the tent.
Non-Freestanding, I realize the plus/minus on this type of tent is debatable. I did not like it and will be selling it for a freestanding tent. The bivy spots at Squammish are a bit rocky and makes it a pain in the ass to set up the tent. Im sure with some practice you can get good at setting these tents up but its really not worth it too me. On to the next one...glad I got it on SnC.
Good little tent
June 2, 2010
It does wonders for two people. It was kind of cold one night but she and I found a way to keep the tent warm the next night. The fly is amazing I just wish I could find a footprint to go with it but I may just use back packer magazines how to guide on how to make my own. I highly recommend this tent.
- [fly] 75D 185T polyester; [body] 75D 185T polyester, mesh; [floor] 75D 185T polyester taffeta, PU coating (3000mm)
- Wall Type:
- 7000-series aluminum (8.5mm), 7000-series aluminum (9.5mm)
- Number of Poles:
- Pole Attachment:
- clip and sleeve
- Number of Doors:
- Number of Vestibules:
- Vestibule Space:
- 18 sq ft
- mesh walls
- factory sealed
- Interior Height:
- 40 in
- Floor Dimensions:
- [length] 96 in; [width at head] 40 in; [width at feet] 24 in
- Floor Space:
- 32 sq ft
- Packed Size:
- 5.75 x 18 in
- Trail Weight:
- 4 lb 11 oz
- Packed Weight:
- 5 lb 2 oz
- Recommended Use:
- camping, backpacking
- Manufacturer Warranty: