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Share the experience of sleeping under the stars with your two best buddies in the protective and accommodating ALPS Mountaineering Aries 3 Tent. The mostly mesh upper construction gives you an unhindered view of your unspoiled surroundings and plenty of comfortable ventilation, and the durable, strong, light, factory-sealed UV-resistant fly and waterproof floor offer plenty of protection against the surprise storm. Pitch it or break it down in a flash with easy-to-use clips, so your trio can get the party started.

  • 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 three 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
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Great tent for the price.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've gotten experience with this tent in multiple weather conditions so far. It worked very well in the rain, no issues with leaking. Quick and easy set up. I bought a compression sack separately and it packs down very small and light.

Dutiful Tent for the Everyday Outing

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

When we added a second dog to the family a new tent was a requirement. We also had a budget so this was the best option with our needs. It is easy to set up and has plenty of floor space.

My favorite feature is the shape. It is tapered so it is smaller on one side. The bigger end has plenty of space for our feet and dog beds without feeling cramped.

We took it out at some unconventional times of the year and it has held up to inclement weather well. One of our dogs is a bit skittish and his claws did mess up the mesh a bit, though that is to be expected. This is our go to tent for dog camping and it has held up just fine. It is kind of like the work boot of tents. It is a bit heavy if we ever wanted to take it on anything more intense than the weekend overnight, but it is reliable and holding up.

I'm not a big fan of the gear loft design, I have to say. Things drop out of it all the time because it is slanted. Not sure if that is just a manufacturing issue or if they are all that way.

Perfect size for two

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

My son and I took this snow camping and it was perfect for the two of us and our gear. The vestibules and two doors were nice to keep our wet stuff outside.

Great Size

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

I've only set up the tent 3 times, and it gets easier every time. It's also pretty light. I haven't had any experience with it in the rain yet, so can't comment about that. I love the fact that there are two doors, and that you have a clear view of the beautiful sky when the fly is not needed. I had a foot print from a previous tent that I cut to size, and it rolls up nicely with the tent and fits into the bag. Also, the head room is comfortable. I can't stand up straight, but there's plenty of room to move around for me, my dog, and my pack.

Surprisingly terrible online experience.

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I saw this tent on sale, saw the "100% Guaranteed Returns" and thought, why not. Some people I know told me to look into this particular tent a little further, and it turns out the rain fly has leaked at the pole crossing for basically everyone who's ever bought it (which might explain why it's on sale), and now I have to pay for return shipping. Worst online buy ever.

Great first impression

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

I recently received my tent and have set it up a couple of times and so I am sharing my first impressions. I'll update it when I have more experience with it.

First, I was able to set this tent up in about 6.5 minutes just by looking at the picture of it that comes on the bag. There are only three poles so it's not too complicated. The hardest part was figuring out which end of the tent was which.

The rain fly was also a little confusing to figure out how to attach correctly. But that was also due to the fact that I couldn't see which end of the fly corresponded to which end of the tent. Still, this part only took about 4 minutes and I'm sure it was just as fast if not faster the second time. With two people this should be a piece of cake!

When I was setting the tent up in my front yard it happened to start raining. If you've ever been in Memphis and have experienced one of our random flash rainstorms, you know that they can get pretty heavy. Once it was over I checked out the interior of the tent and couldn't find any leaks or water so that was good! I'm not sure how it would hold up for a more extended storm (this one was about 45 minutes).

Perfect Tent for 2 + Dog!

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

I bought this tent earlier this year and was just able to use it this past weekend in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan with my girlfriend and dog. It was absolutly perfect size for the 3 of us. It would be pretty cozy with 3 people in this, but would be fine with two adults and a child. Our dog had room to move around in the night and we both slept great. With two people it set up in about 3-5minutes. Having doors and vestibles on both sides really helps. Quality is also great- I was concerned about my dogs paws and claws on the mesh, but we had no issues! I shopped around for awhile and this is def a great option.

By far the best 3 person tent.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Sets up nice and simple. did it in the dark in less than 5 min, and only the second time. For its size its light. great use of space and roomy up top. Camp and back pack with my bird and I can even have another person along no problem. dual entry and vestibules are great, great design. Vented fly works great, kept tent not so hot in the sun, much better than I thought it would. I'm glad I shopped around and found this. I had to add this... Went to Rio Grande Gorge and it rained 2 nights one night very hard with light ice. tent was Awesome I didn't have to stay the second night but this tent made it worth while for sure. and that was with only 2 stakes for the fly doors.


Just purchased this tent on SAC, can you guys advice as to what footprint works with this tent?



I bought this one for thirty dollars and it works great since it was made specifically for the tent.

Does this come with a footprint?

Does this come with a footprint?

It does however come with the gear lofts which is very handy. I used this tent during a hail/rain storm recently with no ground tarp or footprint since i thought it was in the bag and had zero moisture issues. Did a great job