ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 3 Tent: 3-Person 3-Season
When camping, do you ever wake up in the night from a dream that you and your tent-mates are three sardines packed in your own juices? Maybe you should invest in a more breathable tentólike the Alps Mountaineering Zephyr 3 Person, 3 Season Tent.
- Mesh walls to let muggy tent air escape
- Aircraft alloy aluminum poles for strength & lightweight
- Sealed seams and urethane-coated floor and fly provide weatherproofing
- Two poles and clip design for easy set-up
- Mesh storage pocket for organizing small essentials
- Stakes and guy ropes included
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September 24, 2010
This is a good light tent for a 3 person (probably more a 2 person though, unless your 3rd person is under 10 or has 4 legs) sets up easy, good rain shelter, but because there is only mesh on the tent part, it can get pretty cool at night. Wouldn't use it on the cold days, but great for hot climates, or for the 6 months in the middle of the year ;)
2 vestibules and 2 doors.
March 10, 2012
Does this have a bathtub floor?
Does anyone have a real life weight of this tent? Seems strange that it is listed as lighter than the 2 person version.
By: Joe Huff
November 19, 2010
Yes, bathtub floor that's seam sealed. I get the weight at 5 lbs 12oz including EVERYTHING (stuff sack, bags for tent poles, bag for pegs, etc).
By: Benjamin Vincent
April 3, 2011
May 29, 2010
Purchased this about a year ago, and used it on a BWCA trip with my wife and her parents. The two of us found the 3 person to be a good fit for 2 people. Wouldn't want to cram 3 in here though.
Stormed on us real good one night, and we stayed completely dry, heavy winds and all! We were up there in June, and it was pretty cool a couple of nights. This tent is all mesh/screen, so keep that in mind. On the flip side, it would be great for a night with no chance of rain, skip the fly, and stare at the stars.
Based on a reveiw I read on another site, we did add one additional pull for a stake in the middle of the head end on the fly. When I set is up, I did find that it had a tendency to sag right there, and come in contact with the tent itself. Some extra strap material and a little heavy duty sewing, and it was perfect.
I did purchase the footprint, but it took a couple of months to locate it in stock somewhere.
Overall this tent seems outstanding after my 1 use of it, and for the price I'd be hard pressed to do better.
Has anyone used this in the rainy/snowy mountains? if so, how
Has anyone used this in the rainy/snowy mountains? if so, how does it stand up to the elements?
By: George Williamson
March 3, 2009
Camped in 12 degree temps on the snow in the Berkshires and froze (almost) to death. This is definitely a 3 season tent- we didn't expect such cold temps.
April 6, 2011
I have the Zephyr 1 person tent and I have used it in the rain with no issues. I have not been in any snow with it but have woken up to heavy frost a few times. I use it for motorcycle camping mainly had have been pretty happy with it.
March 13, 2009
January 4, 2013
Great tent! Perfect for two people as other reviewers have stated and really does keep out the elements. Ended up having a some major summer storms one night. The inside stayed really dry and not at all clammy. Keep in mind this is a fully mesh tent with detached rain fly so I can imagine it could get pretty cold. Split between two people the weight should be fine for backpacking.
November 7, 2011
I wanted a tent that I could use for camping and one I could start backpacking with as well. I came across this tent and I couldn't pass up the chance to get it especially with the low price. The tent is incredibly easy to set up and the fly also. The first time I got to use this tent I was camping by Bartlett Lake in Phoenix, AZ. It was pretty windy when we set up camp but I still managed to get the tent set up relatively easy. Towards the end of the day it started to sprinkle and a little later around midnight a full blown thunderstorm came in. The gusts were pretty strong and the rain was down pouring but I stayed completely dry. The tent held up fine aside from a couple of pretty strong gusts of wind that made the tent buckle a bit and unanchored the stakes that were holding my vestibules out. But it held up fine with the guy outs I had set up. The only downsides I have about this tent is that the parts where you can velcro the rainfly to the tent poles are kinda weak so the rain accumulates and drips onto the mesh. It's not a lot but it's definitely noticeable. And I think I lost one of the velcro straps too. But I've seam sealed the tent after that to prevent that from happening again. Also the rainfly lets water get into the tent but just remember to smack the rainfly to shake off any water before exiting the tent. But overall I love this tent!
October 14, 2010
SIZE: 70" wide at the head, 50" wide at the foot, 88" long. This tent is amazing! The tech specs have it wrong, it packs down to 6x18, could easily make it 5" or less in diameter with compression straps. When it was time to get a new motorcycle/backpacking tent, I went through 4 other tents before finding this gem. It's a good size for up to 2 people, but isn't over kill for just one either. sturdy free standing design. The "D" style doors don't fall to the ground. Mesh isn't the warmest but can help keep you warm by cutting down or eliminating condensation, giving you the best chance of a warm dry bag all night long. Fly is full coverage and has 2 vents and 2 windows. Only things I take issue with is just one pocket on the inside, and even though the sleeves are short and it's mostly clips, I wish it were all clips.
- [Fly] urethane-coated polyester; [Floor] urethane-coated nylon
- Pole Material:
- 7000 Series aircraft alloy aluminum
- Clip / Sleeve:
- Floor Space:
- 40sq ft (3.7sq m)
- Interior Height:
- 41in (104cm)
- Vestibule Space:
- 18sq ft (1.67sq m)
- Packed Size:
- 6 x 21in (15 x 53cm)
- Mesh walls
- 5lb 3oz (2353g)
- Recommended Use:
- Three-season camping, backpacking
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