Have you ever wished you could have more tent space when camping and still travel light? Or have you ever run out of tent space while hiking probably because you went with friends or family? Today we take a look at one of the highest rated 4 person tents, the ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 4 Tent. But before that, let’s know more about the company that built it.
ALPS Mountaineering is no stranger when it comes to outdoor gear manufacturing. The company has been around since early 1970’s and has over the years specialized in innovating, building and improving various outdoor gear such as tents, sleeping bags and furniture. Today, ALPS Mountaineering is now a leading global manufacturer in the outdoor industry. Their inventions have over the years helped steer and shape the industry to what it is today. The company has always focused on providing quality, affordable and reliable products. Their new tent, the ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 4 Person Tent is no exception to this.
Developed with the consumer in mind, the Meramac tent looked to bridge the boundary between lightweight and spacious. The tent offers top of the line features guaranteed to make your outdoor vacation worthwhile, while still maintaining reliable performance. Let’s see just how good the tent is:
Being a 4-person tent, space is one of the key features of this tent. It comes with a generous 64 sq. feet of area that is adequate for 3 or 4 people. On top of that, the tent houses an interior height of 5 feet. This ensures that movement inside the tent is free and not squeezed. The tent also has 2 doors thus eradicating the need to crawl over others just to get outside. The doors as usual make entry and exit easier.
Most 4-person tents quickly become congested and suddenly very uncomfortable. This because the tent lacks ventilation. Unlike those, the ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 4 Tent comes with mesh roof vents specially designed for optimal ventilation by increasing airflow. The tent also has two zippered windows on the doors to increase ventilation. Finally, the Meramac series tents have reduced condensation since the tent walls are not coated to allow airflow underneath the urethane-coated fly.
Easy to Assemble
The tent comes with tent-clips that snap in place over the poles. It also has oversize zippers to allow easier operation when setting up as well as improved durability. The average time to set up is roughly 4 -5 minutes.
The most important factor to consider when choosing a tent is its performance which is basically its reliability. During the windy or snowy days, Meramac 4-Person tent is able to maintain its shape and sturdiness because of its free-standing posture and its lightweight but rigid shock-corded fibreglass poles.
In case you are caught up in a rainy condition, the tent has a full-coverage rainfly that ensures exceptional rain protection. On top of that, the tent has factory seals on the fly and floor to enhance water repellency. For those sunny and hot days, one can open the tent doors to allow maximum airflow thereby keeping the tent cool.
Specifications of the ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 4 Tent
- 4-Person Capacity
- Three season tent
- 2 Doors
- Free Standing structure
- Floor area: 64 sq. feet
- Interior Height: 5 feet/ 60 inches
- Weight: 11 pounds
- Factory sealed floor and fly seams
- Full-coverage waterproof rainfly
- Metal tent stakes
- 2 zippered windows
- Gear loft and mesh storage pockets included for extra storage
- Pole material: Fiber Glass
- Canopy fabric: Polyester taffeta
- Rainfly fabric: Urethane-coated Polyester 75D 185T
- Floor fabric: Urethane-coated Polyester 75D 185T
The ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 4 Tent is without doubt a great tent that is highly recommended for 3 or 4 persons. It may not be the perfect solution to travelling light but it makes up for the extra weight by giving a highly reliable performance.