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Gear Details: Tents

Extreme 3

Manufacturer: ALPS Mountaineering

SKU: 5332618

Product Details:
Product Year2009
Usage:
Shape:dome/hoop
Freestanding:1
Single Wall:
Capacity:3
Number of Poles:3
Pole Material:high-strength aluminum
Diameter of Poles (mm):8.5
Floor Space (square feet):48
Tarp:
Layout:rectangular
Length (inches):96
Width (inches):80
Nonstandard Shape:
Interior Height (inches):50
Vestibule Type:standard
Vestibule Front Area (square feet):18
Vestibule Back Area (square feet):18
Weight (lbs, oz): 6,12
Price:$249.99


READER REVIEWS

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I've used this tent for 2 seasons of car camping in the west (Wyoming,utah,Oregon,Washington, and a big shout out to Idaho). It's been a great companion. Easy to set up - airy inside, with great blend of stargazing ability and privacy.

It has plenty of room for 2 and and organizer by each door and a dome mesh holder. we use an inflatable queen size mattress inside- it has to be inflated inside because of the door openings but fits like a glove.

As I said earlier it's airy and the colors of the tent give the interior a cool bright feeling. NAturally with the fly on it's a little darker but there's adequate ventilation and huge vestibules. My only criticism is that the top fly door overhangs don't clear the base of the tent door openings so if unzipped during rain it can get wet inside.

The tent has proven dry in the rain and stable in the wind. I got the ground cloth for it because the floor material seems a little light weight.

To sum it up: This is a very nicely thought out and solidly constructed tent. Both myself and the GF are very happy with it. If you factor in the price I think it's a real bargain..
Posted by Peter Harris, Aug 25, 2011 Star Star Star Star

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