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A tent with enough room for you, your gear, and your significant other.

Sometimes it's hard to decide whether you want to bring along your significant other or your favorite gear. Thanks to its generously sized vestibules and plenty of floor space, the ALPS Mountaineering Chaos 2 Tent may just save your relationship.

  • Mesh walls allow for optimal ventilation on muggy summer nights
  • Full-coverage fly provides maximum protection during storms
  • Pole Clips that quickly snap into place allow for easy assembly in the dark
  • Factory sealed fly and floor seams keep out moisture
  • Large-size #8 zippers on doors and vestibules stand up to years of abuse
  • Extra Guy-outs on fly help stabilize tent in wind or squalls
  • Two vestibules mean you have plenty of gear storage and extra weather protection
  • Mesh storage pocket and gear loft help keep you organized

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5 5

Great Tent

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Goes up quick and easy. Plenty of room inside for two and a dog, or 1 + your gear. Seems to be built well and out of quality materials, lots of pockets inside to stow your stuff.

Like others the only complaint I have is the sidewall sag making you use two hands to operate the zipper most times, it doesn't bother me one bit. In fact I probably wouldn't have noticed that I was using two hands if others hadn't pointed it out.

Great Tent
4 5

Impressed with materials

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

UPDATE: I took this out into the mountains of Colorado and a high wind hit in the middle of the nights. I had it pinned down good and used the guy outs to nearby trees and soil. The winds were so loud and it seemed this tent didn't budge a bit. Inside the tent was nice and calm.

The walls will tend to sag the tighter you make the fly around the tent, but the trade off is a low profile wind fighting fortress. I would buy it again for sure.

First impression was great right out of the bag. The materials are great, seams are sealed. It has everything I want in a low profile tent. The tent can take some serious winds with design riding low. (with rainfly on) The tent has all the up-to-date mods on it like the easy to tighten/adjust anchor lines and thigns all the way down to ambi enterance and airflow.

The pros are long so I will only write the cons as that is what most people are interested in-

-No footprint issued with it. (Make your own)

-There is a slight slack in the sidewalls causing the zippers to be a two handed operation most often. (a 2 thumbs down out of 10 for a scale.. not that bad of complaint)

Low profile keeps you from standing. (This however, is a pro when it comes to the wind tough weather.

Thats it! Great Tent.

Impressed with materials
5 5

Great tent for the money

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

First time I set this up, I was done in under 10 minutes. I haven't found a better tent for the money and so far it's seemed pretty durable.

Where is this tent made?

Where is this tent made?

I have the Chaos 3 with footprint and...

I have the Chaos 3 with footprint and really like this tent but i am considering the purchase of the Chaos 2, my only concern is that from reading various reviews from different sites is that the Chaos 2 footprint does not sit correctly underneath this tent and is slightly to big, which could lead to water getting in between if it rains. I would appreciate ant feedback.

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Here is what I did.
Went to walmart (ewww I know)
but hey 10 bucks and it almost fits the Chaos 2 perfectly.

Here is what I did. <br/> Went to walmart (ewww I know) <br/> but hey 10 bucks and it almost fits the Chaos 2 perfectly.
3 5

Poorly designed and bad durability

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This tent is a decent performer if you pick it up at discount. But for the full price, it's not worth it.

Pros- sets up easily and quickly. Simple and light for its price. Fair space inside for two, and even 2+ dog. Fair vestibules for gear. I love the color. I never tested it with rain.

Cons - the sidewalls sag inward and take away from the interior volume. Without taught sidewalls, the door zippers can be frustrating since their's no tension to zip against. You have to grab the sidewall, then shift that grab-point as the zipper makes it's way around the door loop. There are very few useful interior pockets for typical gear (map, book, TP, toothbrush, all the crap in your hiking pockets you'd like to just toss in tent pocket overnight) and no good pocket up high for stowing a headlamp as overhead light. The stuff sack ripped on my first use from typical stuff sack pressure. The cross-piece pole is awkward to connect to the pole loops.

Overall, this is a functional, cheap, get-out-there tent that does the basic job. But if you're looking for a tent you really want to use (even back-yard adventure nights), skip it and get a better designed model.

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I have this tent and I am confused by your comment. It has really nice pockets on the inside and a mesh loft the snaps in up top. I turn my headlamp on and put it int he nest-type loft. Works great. I do however agree with the sidewall sag. Not bad but it does exist and cause a little bit of an annoyance with the zipper. I found this tent to be durable and nice. Especially for the price.

What is the difference between this Chaos...

What is the difference between this Chaos tent and the Aries tent? Their specs are almost identical

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From what i see from looking on Alps Mountaineering website they are almost the same except slight floor plan size change. Perhaps contact Alps direct.

5 5


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had the similar Chaos 3 tent for two seasons and have used it for backpacking in many different settings: heat, cold, rain, even a brief but violent hailstorm. This tent is easy to set up, is very sturdy, has solid zippers, isn't too heavy, keeps moisture and bugs out, and has plenty of room for two people, and gear. Even played Scrabble in it once! I doubt if you could get a better tent for this kind of money.

5 5

Lots of features. Durable.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This tent has done well by me on the dozen or so times I've used it backpacking. Its too heavy to use solo and on the heavy side for two people compared to expensive lightweight options. However its VERY spacious compared to those same lightweight options; great if you're tall or want to stash your gear in your tent. The double vestibule rocks and the vents on the vestibules keep air circulating. The gear loft and multiple pockets stash a ton of gear. Used in winter and it did alright in 15 degrees. Besides the weight I can't complain, the extra ounces are even worth it for the durability and low price. Easy to setup and pack away. Awesome for car camping solo too.

4 5

First weekend out - Love it!

Perfect size for me and the hubby (67", 145lbs and 71", 170lbs) . Took it out for the first time this weekend. Had some good rain and very breezy, but everything stayed in-place and dry and we didn't even guide-line it. We even had our dog in the tent with us (room for her at our feet) and sustained no damage to the tent at all. The vestibules are good sized; had both 60L packs (with rain covers) in one and they stayed dry. I didn't hear him complain out packing or carrying it, so couldn't have been too bad. :)