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ALPS Mountaineering Aries 2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

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    A room for two with a view at every angle.

    Feel the summer breeze in your hair and never miss a glimpse of pristine scenery in the ALPS Mountaineering Aries 2 Tent. With primarily mesh walls and roof, you won't miss a thing and you'll optimize your every moment in the outdoors. The durable, strong, yet lightweight fly and floor will come to your rescue when the storm hits. Two doors and vestibules keep this two-person, three-season shelter traffic-free and roomy, so you can have a view and room to enjoy it.

    • Durable 75D 185T polyester fly with UV protection and taffeta floor with 3000mm coating resist the weather for bomber three-season protection and comfort
    • Factory-sealed seams on floor and fly keep damp leaks and chilly drafts from sneaking in
    • Strong, durable 7000-series aluminum poles give lightweight, sound structure to your home-away-from-home
    • Two doors with extra-large zippers and vestibules prevent traffic jams and provide plenty of protective gear storage
    • Sleeps two in a rectangle comfortably
    • Mostly mesh walls and roof keep the air flowing and fresh and let you fall asleep gazing at stars and vistas
    • Pole clips make assembly quick and easy; 7075 aluminum stakes and guy ropes anchor your backcountry home
    • Weatherproof fly buckles on for maximum security and adjustability
    • Mesh storage pocket and gear loft hold and organize gadgets and goodies
    • Item #ALM3086

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [fly] 75D 185T polyester, [body] 75D 185T polyester, mesh, [floor] 75D 185T polyester, PU coating (3000mm)
    Capacity
    2-person
    Season
    3-season
    Wall Type
    double-wall
    Freestanding
    yes
    Poles
    7000-series aluminum (8.5mm)
    Pole Attachment
    clips
    Number of Doors
    2
    Number of Vestibules
    2
    Vestibule Space
    17 sq ft
    Ventilation
    mesh walls
    Seams
    factory sealed
    Gear Loft
    yes, included
    Interior Height
    42 in
    Floor Dimensions
    [length] 88 in, [width at head] 52 in, [width at feet] 44 in
    Floor Space
    31.5 sq ft
    Packed Size
    6.5 x 19 in
    Trail Weight
    4 lb 15 oz
    Packed Weight
    5 lb 6 oz
    Recommended Use
    camping, backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Awesome value

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This tent is fabulous. We have used it in rain, wind, hot and chilly temps (down to about 25 degrees). For the price, you can't beat it.



    Withstood some intense winds with no problem (see photo!), we didn't get wet in the rain, and a little bit of condensation under the rain fly in the cold, but not in the tent.



    Size: It's big enough for 2 tall, snuggly people (6'2" and 5'10"), but as typical with a "backpacking" tent, you don't have a ton of space to lie spread eagle. Certainly enough to sleep comfortably. I don't suggest this as a backpacking tent if you're counting ounces. It doesn't pack as small as I'd like and there are some better options. For a short trip or a warm trip (where you can leave the fly at home), it'd be great.



    Pro tips: 1) If 2 people are sleeping in a tent, you need 2 doors. Hands down. 2) We love sleeping without the rainfly when it's warm! We put it half on for those inbetween nights. 3) We use a tarp as a footprint, when needed.



    Takeaway: Do your research. The specs for this tent are very similar to other, more expensive options but it performs just as well!

    Awesome value

    Solid Tent

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I haven't had the opportunity to use this other than one weekend trip and a week-long climbing trip, but I have so far been quite impressed. The set-up is plenty quick and easy. It's spacious for a two person, with enough headroom to not feel claustrophobic if you have to hide out in it for a day. The high proportion of mesh is nice for warmer nights, and the rain fly is very effective in the moderate rain I have used it in thus far. The two entrances are my favorite feature, as they make it easy for two people to share without getting in each other's way. The two medium-sized vestibules are big enough for a moderate pack and my shoes. When I used it solo I just kept all my gear inside, and there was more than enough room even with all my climbing gear taking up a substantial amount of space.



    I would highly recommend it for any kind of camping other than ultralight backpacking. It's light, but not that light. I'd be perfectly happy using it for something like a long BWCA trip where weight is a concern, but not so much so that I start counting ounces.

    Great Tent

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    My girlfriend and I purchased this tent in April 2013 with the intent to use it back country camping.



    Just last weekend we were caught in a severe thunderstorm in Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba, and hid in the tent until it passed us over. The tent stayed almost entirely leak free, a couple small leaks where the fly has velcro to add some strength by attaching to the poles (they're not necessary for set-up). These leaks could and will easily be solved with some seam sealant from MEC when I head to Calgary this weekend.



    Other than that, the tent is light and incredibly roomy. Easily enough room for two people comfortable with each other and a dog. If the two man is this size, I'd even consider going to a one man for less weight next time.



    After the thunderstorm passed last weekend we were able to lay in the tent with the fly off and watch the lightening in the distance and the stars above us, which is the best part about the tent being almost entirely mesh!



    For a footprint, I had a hard time finding an ALPS one, so I got the foortprint for MEC's Twin Peaks tent, and it fits perfectly.

    Love this tent!!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought this tent for a steal off S&C, used it for multiple days of car camping. First time it was just me and the pup, plenty of room for gear and the dog bed. Second time I brought my roommate and the pup and still there was plenty of room. She has a large REI basecamp mattress while I use a Thermarest Prolite, and even side by side they allowed for about 3-4 inches on either side. We are both of average height 5'4" and there was about a foot of space at the bottom of the tent. The tent itself is about 75% mesh which makes for a nice bug tent when out in hot weather and you want to take a nap. However, at night we threw the rainfly on and it still stayed rather nice- not too stuffy and not too cold. Having two doors is awesome , so no one has to climb over the other to get out, especially in the middle of the night. Plenty of gear space if you need it in the vestibule. Comes with a gear locker to place in ceiling of tent for headlamps, meds, phones, and there are mesh pockets in each corner of the tent. The crossbar across the top really helps to make you feel like you're not in a tent but in a giant cave, one can easily sit up without hitting their head on the tent ceiling. Only downfall is the mesh seems a bit thin and there's already a hole from the dog, guess it's to be expected.



    PROs: lightweight (5lbs for 2 people?), airy, roomy, mesh screens for hot summer camping, afternoon naps away from bugs, stargazing on your back in your tent, double door access, large vestibule space



    CONs: mesh doesn't really seem too durable and it makes up most of the tent body.



    Overall, VERY VERY pleased with the purchase.

    Love this tent!!

    Copper rust is that a see through tent ?

    Do I need a footprint for this tent? If so where can I get one?

    Thanks,
    Brandon

    Brandon, I found the footprint on some other sites around the internet. CampMor specifically had it. I usually dont use the foot print unless I am car camping. It does help with overall durability of the tent but, the weight is a no go for me if I am backpacking. An alternative is to find a cheap blue tarp, thats what I normally use when I am car camping.



    If you have anymore questions feel free to send me an email or call my direct line!