Planning for that perfect weekend getaway can prove to be challenging and it gets even tougher when you start looking for the most suited backpacking tent. Today’s market is flooded with cheap tents all claiming to offer reliable performance. To help you make a solid tent decision, we take a look at a tent from one of the top and leading manufacturers in outdoor gear, the ALPS Mountaineering Extreme 3 Tent.
ALPS Mountaineering was started in 1993 by renowned outdoor enthusiast Dennis Brune. His mission was simple, to provide durable, quality and affordable camping gear to other outdoor enthusiasts. Fueled by his passion and determination, he sought to make a great impact on the outdoor industry. Over 20 years later, the company is now an internationally recognized brand and their products have won numerous awards ranging from innovation to pricing. Their commitment to the industry have shown that they are not only capable of making great and outstanding products but also listen to their consumers and act.
The ALPS Mountaineering Extreme 3 person backpacking tent comes from the Extreme series tents. These tents were uniquely designed to handle much tougher situations like rough trains, heavy downpour as well as high winds. They are able to handle all this without compromising on other features such as ventilation, portability and even space. Let’s have a closer look at what makes the Extreme 3 such a great choice for a tent.
Large Amount of Space
Most 3 person tents are known to offer ample space but at the cost of something else usually, weight in most cases. Luckily, the ALPS Mountaineering Extreme 3 Tent doesn’t fall here. The tent comes with an impressive 48 square feet of space. This is adequate space for 3 sleeping bags. The tent also comes with a peak height of 50 inches allowing you to navigate inside your tent comfortably. In addition to that, the 3 person tent has additional space via door vestibules allowing you to place your items close by. The vestibules are on either side of the doors and each offers 11 square feet of space. The two doors on either side make sure that you don’t trample over your partner when moving outside.
The tent comes with internal mesh storage pocket and a gear loft for storage of items such as maps and flashlights.
Easy and Fast Set Up
Like most ALPS tents, the Extreme 3 person 3 season tent makes use of the 3 pole system that makes setting up easy. All you have to do is basically snap poles together and peg them to the ends. With color cording to help beginners, the average time to set up the tent is roughly 5 minutes or less depending on the camper.
Airflow is important in any tent. The Extreme 3 person tent achieves maximum airflow by use of multiple fly vents which can be accessed from inside or outside the tent. There’s also mesh side panels and a roof vent for additional ventilation as well as the 2 doors. This not only ensures that your tent is fresh but also non-humid.
Award Winning Performance
The ALPS Mountaineering Extreme 3 Tent performs better than expected having been nominated for several awards by recognized magazines worldwide. The tent comes with a free standing posture that results from the 3-pole design. The 7000 series aluminum poles hold the tent in place and help it fend off even high winds. During the rainy season, the fully seam-sealed weatherproof fly covers your tent completely and everything inside remains dry. The 75D 185T polyester fly is also resistant to the harmful effects of UV rays.
Those who are familiar with the hard to open zips in other tents will be happy to know that the all tents in the Extreme series have extra-large zippers on the door and vestibules for easier operation. The floor of the tent is made up of 75D 185T taffeta with an additional 2000mm urethane coating that is water resistant.
- Capacity: 3 person
- 3 season
- Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz.
- No. of doors: 2
- No. of vestibules: 2
- Floor dimension: 96 x 80 inches
- Floor area: 48 sq. feet
- Internal Height: 50 inches
- Vestibule area: 22 sq. feet (11 each)
- No. of poles: 3
- Pole diameter: 8.5 mm
- Pole material: 7000 series aluminium
- Floor Fabric: 75D 185T taffeta floor with 2000mm urethane coating
If you are looking for a solid tent with reliable performance then the ALPS Mountaineering Extreme 3 Tent is the one for you. The tent is recommended to those new to camping and also those experienced. With ALPS mountaineering reputation and critical success, you are assured of a great outdoor venture.