With over 100 years in the outdoor industry, Wenzel have managed to help shape the industry to what it is today. The company has always prided itself on its mission to bring families closer to nature and make lasting memories. Their products have not only inspired other manufacturers but also enabled us to go on amazing adventures all around the globe. Today we taka look at one of their highest rated products, that promises to take things even further, the Wenzel Alpine 8.5 X 8-Feet Dome Tent.
Designed as the perfect getaway tent, the Wenzel Alpine comes to mind as one of the best choices for a camping adventure. Let’s take a closer look at the tent in this detailed review;
Built as a 3-person tent, the Alpine will comfortably accommodate 3 medium-height persons. We recommend it for 2 adults with the extra space going to gear storage. That said, the tent is a great choice if you plan on bringing your dog as well.
Marketed as a penta-dome, the Alpine is held in place thanks to 3 poles. 2 poles crisscross along the tent while the 3rd pole sits at the rear end of the tent and helps raise the vestibule for added space and gear storage. Needless to say, the Wenzel Alpine is a very stable tent thanks to its freestanding design and shape. You can now rest assured that those winds won’t blow your tent away.
The tent comes with mesh covered windows and D-styled door that help improve ventilation inside and reduce condensation. In dry weather, you are advised to leave the rainfly open to improve airflow within the tent.
Lastly, all windows have a fine-mesh to keep away insects and bugs but be sure to close it up whenever you go outside.
At just under 8 pounds, it’s in no way a heavy tent. In addition to that, the bag compresses well into a compact and easy to carry back-pack that can be easily fit into the provided duffel bag.
Like most new tents, it’s also easy to set up even for beginners. With an average set up time of below 10 minutes for one person, you can be sure of a hassle outdoor free vacation. Besides that, the tent is also easy to pack up, something most campers ignore to check when buying a tent. Worried about specifics, Wenzel has sewn the instructions on the bag so you’ll never have to worry about missing an important detail.
The tent’s walls are made of a Weather Armor polyester coupled with polyurethane fabric that’s waterproof and UV resistant. It also comes with aseam-taped floor, lap-felled threads well as double stitching to ensure years of service. Finally, you get 3 shockcorded fibreglasss poles that are naturally light but very powerful.
Always fit the fly-sheet if you suspects it’s going to rain. While it may look small, the sheet does a great job of keeping your tent dry even in heavy downpour.
The Wenzel Alpine 8.5 X 8-Feet Dome Tent is easily one of the best priced tents out there today. With a keen emphasis on comfort and ease of use, Wenzel have managed to put together a well-built, reliable and affordable tent. To top it off, the tent has a rating of 4 out of 5 on Amazon, which shows just how well it performs.