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Stoic Alpine Suite 4 Tent - 3-season - 2012 BCS
When you descend from the mountain after an all-day vertical assault or hiking victory you don't want to sleep in a hotel or tiny tent, you want a castle. The three-season Stoic Alpine Suite 4 Tent is the castle you seek with double-walled fortifications to seal out storms and king-sized, six-foot ceilings. This large true dome tent sleeps four adults comfortably thanks to its high ceiling, ample floorspace, two doors, and two vestibules. The guyed-out fly seals out spring storms, but with its four fly vents and mesh canopy you and your climbing party (or family) can stay cool and comfortable during hot summer nights.
- All the tent's seams are taped to prevent rain penetration during spring and summer storms
- Durable nylon ripstop fly and floor repel moisture and withstand abuse throughout years of camping
- Simple dome design uses two pre-curved Yunan aluminum poles, one carbon fly brow pole (to save weight), and clips that are easy to assemble day or night, rain or shine
- Two doors and two vestibules give everyone easy exits during nighttime bathroom breaks, as well as provide protection for packs, climbing gear, or camp kitchen essentials
- Tons of floor space and a 72-inch ceiling provides standing room and comfort when the storm doesn't let up for hours
- Breathable mesh ceiling and four fly vents expel interior condensation during muggy summer nights
- Guy loops let you tie down the tent's fly during high winds
- Vestibule can be closed completely with a zipper but one side also rolls up to use the space as a shaded porch
- When split between backpackers, the 15lb 1oz trail weight becomes manageable for multi-day trips
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Great Tent Weak stakes
July 14, 2012
I just spent the last three weeks living out of this tent and well.....Great tent, weak tent stakes. I ended up replacing the very bendable tent stakes right away, if you're trying to stake this to the ground with the stakes provided hopefully the ground is soft otherwise they won't hold up. Spend the extra couple bucks and get some beefier stakes. Otherwise the tent is great, plenty of room, holds up well in high winds (which we experienced in Yellowstone) and not bad to set up. Definitely geared more for car camping as it is kind of heavy. There are plenty of mesh pockets along the walls and places to hang lights in the ceiling. One more addition is some string that I placed in the ceiling to provide more places to hang things. It vents pretty well, but can become pretty hot inside on sunny days.
How is this tent in the rain?
How is this tent in the rain?
July 23, 2012
Alpine Suite - 2 hunters and gear
May 14, 2012
I used the Alpine suite a lot Bow hunting in the fall, and was just right for two hunters, with duffels, shoes, clothes, water, back packs, sleeping bags and pads. we camped near 10,000 feet and got a good thunderstorm with solid rain, wind, and hail, and it was so much better than camping in a small backpacking tent.
You can stand up, and get dressed. this is so nice. The walls are vertical, it feels like a great space.
Stout poles, upper sleeves and lower clips for good load transfer up high, and easy set up.
Pockets in the walls help you find the keys, and headlamp.
Some tent set up things i did to it to keep it weather tight:
set tent up with good tight pitch. get poles in first, then find someplace flat, use two people to make it easier and faster. Stake out and put moderate tension to pull the tent floor out flat. then add fly, and use web adjusters for even, and moderate tension.. make sure its tight. use side guy outs on the fly.
The fly has velcro hook and loop tabs, these attach to the poles. these are at guy out points, and the top brow pole. take the time to attach these it makes the tent stronger, and transfers loads from the guy points. it also keep water off.
Guy out the tent body with upper tie off guy points - 2 guy out points on each side really help hold it stable. more guy out points available near the door.
When coming in and out of the tent during a down pour, use the vestibule as a porch. open the fly, get in vestibule only, shut the fly zipper. then take off jacket that is soaked, and boots, then get into body of the tent, and will keep the inside mostly dry.
there are vents in the fly - use them to allow air flow, and minimize condensation.
Hi, do the windows also have a solid backing that you can zip
Hi, do the windows also have a solid backing that you can zip up?
By: rider in the wind
July 23, 2012
The doors have a solid backing that zips up, but the side windows on the other two sides of the tent don't.
August 17, 2012
The windows and door have a solid baking that zip closed if the conditions warrant.
By: Karl G.
July 23, 2012
Durable car camping tent
May 31, 2012
I took this tent out for the first time in all four season weather. The mesh roof allowed ample fresh air when the sun was shining bright. We woke up one morning to a hail storm and was surprised how little the fly moved in the wind and how quite the hail sounded hitting the fly. The next night we endured 6 hours of off and on rain and the tent never showed signs of condensation or leakage. Two of us stayed in this tent with a ton of extra space! I'm 5'9" and could stand in the middle of this tent. The only downfall, is how heavy the tent is. While I have no doubt this would hold up in any backcountry weather, the weight makes this tent too heavy for a long hike.
Overall, this tent is durable, holds up in all weather, and offers a ton of space. Just don't plan on taking this tent too far from the car if you want to save your energy!
- [fly] 30D nylon ripstop; [body] synthetic mesh; [floor] 40D nylon
- Wall Type:
- Yunan 7000-series alloy, carbon fiber
- Number of Poles:
- Pole Attachment:
- Number of Doors:
- Number of Vestibules:
- Vestibule Space:
- (each) 18 sq ft
- mesh ceiling, fly vents
- Interior Height:
- 72 in
- Floor Dimensions:
- 96 x 96 in
- Floor Space:
- 64 sq ft
- Packed Size:
- 25 x 10 in
- Fast-pitch Option:
- Trail Weight:
- 15 lb 1 oz
- Recommended Use:
- Manufacturer Warranty: