ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season
If you spend a big chunk of your spring, summer, and fall nights in the backcountry, you’ll want a reliable, roomy shelter like the ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 2 Tent. With its sealed seams and urethane-coated fly and floor, this lightweight three-season tent keeps you and your campmate dry in March moisture and during those fast-melting September snowfalls. The Zephyr 2 sets up quickly—two alloy aluminum poles and a simple clip system take it easy on your bed-ready brain. Mesh walls provide essential ventilation when your tent buddy has a sweaty dream. ALPS Mountaineering designed the fly to buckle securely to the tent and included stakes and guys for stability during heinous storms. Stash your mud-caked boots and soggy rain gear in the large vestibule and your book and headlamp in the mesh storage pocket before you sink into REM state.
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January 7, 2013
I camped in high winds and rain and not a drop got through. This thing is super though. It is a two person tent and, technically, two people fit but snuggly. This is not the most spacious of tents. It is a spacious one person tent. I do absolutley love it though as it is lightweight, easily packable, easy to carry and weather resistent. For the weight and price, its a worthwhile deal.
October 23, 2008
Great value. The tent is extremely easy to assemble and just as easy to pack. It packs up small, yet provides plenty of room for two. The fly attaches nice and tight so there is no flapping in the wind. It also has ample vestibule space for all of your gear. It comes with plenty of stakes and even some spare material in case you have to make a repair. For just over $100, you can't go wrong with this tent.
August 15, 2011
June 14, 2010
I took the Zephyr 2 out for a short weekend camping trip with some friends. great tent.
May 29, 2010
Really happy with the Zephyr 2. My other tent is a four-man Big Agnes and I would say that the quality is comparable between the two, though the Alps Mountaineering tents are much less expensive. I'm honestly quite impressed with the bang for buck here. Wanted something light enough to pack & carry myself but big enough for me and my 5 year old son, and this fit the bill. It fits easily into my large daypack (32L). The mesh design makes it most useful in fairly mild temperatures. Setup is easy and the fly offers decent vestibule space given the size of the tent. All in all I give the Zephyr 2 a big thumbs up. Grab 'em on SAC and feel good about buying smart.
October 9, 2011
I bought this tent a few years ago not expecting much, but after 3 years of use, it continues to work wonderfully. It has accompanied me on trips to southern Utah, the Uintas, Wasatch, and Wind Rivers. It has withstood just about everything from hot summer night to complete downpours. It is a little tight for two people, but the vestibules make it manageable. My wife and I are able to comfortable sleep within the tent together, with both of our 50L packs in one vestibule and our dog in the other. Even with heavy rain, both our dog and ourselves stayed dry. Just make sure the fly is tight so that rain does not sneak in through the mainly mesh body.
I was wondering what the warranty on this tent is, Alps sounds like they have their customers covered for any defects which is great but doesn't mentioned the length of the warranty after purchase?
March 23, 2011
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By: Josh Chapman
March 25, 2011
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September 12, 2012
Needed a small tent for motorcycling trips and this is inexpensive and packs to a decent size. I don't know if I would say this is a 2 person. Pretty tight for me and my gear, but I am pretty big guy and I like my space. Best part is that it is great quality for the price. Don't expect the best made tent, but you do get more than you pay for here.
Great Design and easy to use.
July 9, 2012
I've used this tent on three different trips now and I haven't experienced a single reason not to like it. It is very sleek and extremely easy to set up. It stood up to high winds near Sun Lakes in WA. The completely mesh body makes sure you can breathe at all times and makes it nice for looking at the stars during those hot summer nights. I am a big fan of the ALPS brand and this tent represents their name well. Highly recommended.
I just ordered this tent off of S&C... does anyone else who
I just ordered this tent off of S&C... does anyone else who ordered it from there know if it comes with the floor saver/footprint?
June 3, 2010
it also comes with a gear loft. the tent floor is quite thin, i just got mine in the mail today and most definitely am buying the footprint.
By: Michael Swider
June 3, 2010
Included: Rain fly, 7000 Series Aluminum Poles, Pole Bag, Stake Bag, 6061 Aluminum Stakes, Guy Rope, Repair Swatches, Mesh Storage Pockets, and Tent Bag with Drawstring
No sorry, a footprint is not included.
The Zephyr 2.0 floor saver is available at:
By: Cory Guru
June 3, 2010
May 18, 2012
I looked and looked and looked and looked and this is THE tent for little ole me going out to the mountains or desert. The sheer netting top makes for great sky watching. Easy, two pole, setup means I can do it by myself in the dark or when I've had too much beer. Zippers can't seem to go wrong. Why did I wait so long?
May 13, 2012
This tent is an amazing deal for the features. The double doors and double vesti-features are great for two people. I use mainly as a large solo tent because I like a little more room. I am 6'1'' and I fit nicely with room for another person but it would be snug -great for a lady friend ;)
I used this bad boy in November in the Catskills and it was pouring down rain with winds upwards of 30 mph at high elevation (probably in the mid 30s not counting wind chill). I was soo cold from being outside and was skeptical about the Zeph being able to withstand the wind and rain and to keep me warm since it is basically all mesh...I snuggle into my sleeping bag and passd out and was snug as a bug all night. No water issues and I was surprisingly warm in there and it took a beating in the rainstorm. I had no issues whatsoever. Great tent and you def. can't beat the price!!!
May 1, 2012
I've had this tent for a couple of years, now, and it's been a friend. With a trail mate, plenty of room to roll around in your bag. Dual doors have dual cavernous vestibules; plenty of room for your pack and boots. Heck, you could put a tarp up between you and basically have a two-room tent. It's not terribly heavy (4lb 12 oz) and not at all bad if you split the load. On the down side, it does require a good bit of real estate (a testament to the size of the vestibules) to tie down effectively. Speaking of tying down - it does so quite well. I've been in some good blows, and because the fly comes so close to the ground, has so many guy-points, and thanks to a nice, deep bathtub, I've never gotten wet. The fly also has a nice venting feature, so not worries about condensation. Being a double-wall you don't have to worry about moisture gathering inside the tent, but because very little moisture gathers inside the fly, you can pull up and hit the trail in record time.
Would this be a good beginner backpacking tent? Anybody?
Would this be a good beginner backpacking tent? Anybody?
September 22, 2008
It's light and very easy to set up in the rain or dark. Good for one person on week-long or more treks, or 2 people on the long weekend. Also cooking is possible on a small camp-stove in the vestibule*****You should check out the Mountain Hardwear PCT 2.Check out the Big Agnes tents.
October 29, 2008
July 31, 2011
Simply put: this tent is a superb value, especially at the SAC price. I've used this tent in the Tetons, Wind Rivers, the Everglades, and New England and it hasn't let me down. The mesh body and fly vents allow for excellent ventilation while the poles and guy out points keep it the tent taut even in 30-40mph winds. I really like that this tent has two doors and two good sized vestibules, making it easy for the occupants to stay organized and enter/exit easily. The interior is a bit small - two average sized (from 5'6" to 6') people would fit fine, but for anyone very tall or heavy, it might be cramped for two.
At under 5lbs trail weight and hovering around $100, this tent is perfect for a couple's retreat into the wilderness. I'm happy I didn't throw down an extra $100 for big name tent when this has everything I'd need.
June 22, 2011
Didn't even get a chance to use this tent...set it up in the living room side by side with another SAC order (bought Big Agnes Madhouse 2 in same week to compare side by side). The ALPS Zephyr 2 is SMALL and more like a one person. It tapers at your feet and has limited space in volume at the taper. Also, found two defects straight out of the box which has me questioning the quality of this tent. They were 1) buckle in fabric at seam and a 'cut' in the screen with a 1/2" hole and 2) broken zipper which was already coming apart. VERY glad I set this up indoors prior to using it out. Again, will be returning for questionable quality. Keeping the Big Agnes!!!
November 13, 2010
We own this tent. Very easy to set up and not a lot of parts. I agree with the 3-season aspect. While we were up on Mt. Whitney, it dropped below freezing at night and the cover did a good job at keeping water out just from the outside though it did not rain or snow. We have not tested it in that, but it would not appear to hold up in rain/snow. Weight was on the medium side.
March 4, 2010
I chose this tent because it met all the criteria I was looking for in a backpacking tent. First, It's affordable. (Seriously, this thing is even on SAC right now for a screaming deal) Comparable tents are going for $200+. Second I wanted something light and small with aluminum poles. There are lighter and smaller tents, but 8 ounces here or an inch there doesn't make a guy like me fret. Third, I wanted a tent that was fully mesh so that on clear summer nights I could leave off the fly and enjoy the view of the stars. Finally, I like the extra space of a 2 man tent. I prefer keeping my pack inside with me, and the extra room gives me space for the optional girlfriends.
October 22, 2008
This tent is GREAT! It goes together extremely easily, is very waterproof, and is just a great tent. It is really light and compact for what it is. It even has a clear window in the rain fly which it doesn't say anything about in the description. Nice and roomy for me and another person. Also if u haven't ordered anything from this site, they r AWESOME. They shipped super fast!, and they aren't gana screw you. bottom line is, Great tent, and Backcountry is the bomb.
Great for a "disposable" tent
October 19, 2008
The Zephyr 2 is very useful for trips where you don't care if your tent gets torn up. The price is great, and it's a solid tent. It's mainly a great 2 person summer tent.
- [Fly] urethane-coated polyester; [Floor] urethane-coated nylon
- Pole Material:
- 7000 series aluminum
- Clip / Sleeve:
- Floor Space:
- 58 x 88in (147 x 223.5cm); 35.2sq ft (3.27sq m)
- Interior Height:
- 38in (96.5cm)
- Vestibule Space:
- 18sq ft (1.67sq m)
- Packed Size:
- 6 x 21in (15 x 53cm)
- Mesh walls
- 5lb 4oz (2381g)
- Recommended Use:
- Three-season camping, backpacking
- Country of Origin: