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A tent that's fit to be your home away from home.

Whether you're flying solo and want a roomy home or are bringing along some friends to enjoy a night under the stars, the ALPS Mountaineering Chaos 3 Tent is all the tent you need and then some. Made with a continuous-pole design for added stability, the freestanding backpacking tent is storm-ready and eager to help you push your limits.

  • Mesh walls allow for maximum ventilation and temperature regulation in muggy weather
  • Factory sealed fly and floor seams prevent water from sneaking in
  • Generously sized #8 zippers on doors and vestibules make for easy entry and exit
  • Extra Guy-outs on fly help stabilize the Chaos in bad weather
  • Two vestibules, interior mesh storage pockets, and a gear loft allow for ample gear storage
  • Two doors mean nobody is trapped when nature calls in the middle of the night

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5 5

My Go-To Tent

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

I own 4 tents and this is by far my favorite. Sure its not the lightest, biggest, etc. but it can handle anything I've thrown at it so far (and I'm not easy on my gear). My favorite part has to be the single pole system which makes setup and take down an absolute breeze. Each time I have used this tent, it has rained and I am happy to report that we stayed dry, without question, even in torrential downpours. For a 3 man, its pretty roomy, then again I'm only 5'5" so I suppose its all relative. The gearloft is another neat feature to keep items handy like flashlights and keys, plus there are a bunch of pockets placed around the tent and large vestibule space for packs. Weight is average (I also own the footprint which I would recommend getting), but not terrible. Honestly I don't even notice the extra pound or so in difference from this and my 2-man. Bottom line, awesome tent.

Update (July): Over the summer, I brought this tent on a camping roadtrip to South Dakota where we encountered the worst hail storm I have ever been in. In one hour it dropped almost 2 inches of rain and an inch of hail. The Chaos 3 not only stayed standing, but remained dry inside(I attribute a good majority of its dryness due to the footprint). Still can't believe how awesome this tent is!

My Go-To Tent

where is it made?

where is it made?

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With Alps prices--and the fact that they don't advertise their manufacturing location--the safe bet is China.

Alps stuff is excellent quality... particularly so when you consider the price.

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ALPS tent manufacturing is currently divided between location in China, Colombia, and Bangladesh.

Durable, easy, spacious tent!

Durable, easy, spacious tent!

Fantastic tent. Got a deal on S&C. I've used it in multiple national parks in Utah, Arizona, and Wyoming. One continuous pole makes set up very easy, even for 1 person. Gear loft is pretty nifty. 2 vestibules are great too. "3 person" tent is a great size for 2 people + 1 dog and some gear. I've yet to backpack with it or see how it holds up in rain, but the reviews sound like it will be no problemo. The only inconvenience is that Backcountry does not sell the footprint, so I found a similar sized Big Agnes tent and bought its footprint, which actually matches this tent perfectly. It's a great setup, definitely thumbs up.

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Big Agnes Lone Spring Series Footprint. 3-man tent size. It's an orange/rust color so it matches the tent. Perfect.

5 5

Solid engineering

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have beat this tent up in the year that I have owned it. It has been in the rain, mud, snow, ice, and extreme heat, and it has protected me from all of it. I'm not a particularly sound sleeper while camping, but the spaciousness inside of this tent has made that a thing of the past. I bought the footprint as well and can not say enough good things about this tent. The vents in the sides are excellent for hot summer nights, the seams let in no amount of water in a torrential downpour, and it truly lives up to its 3 season rating. It is light and easy to set up in the dark due to its continuous pole set up (seriously this tent only has 1 pole, so you can't lose any poles in a quick tear-down before a storm hits). The gear loft is also perfect for headlamps for late-night bathroom runs.

If you are looking for a tent and are in between this one, and another one, pick this one. You won't be disappointed.

5 5

great tent, built to last

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've used this tent for 3 years now and it continues to perform wonderfully. All the seams are sealed so no water comes in. The fly extends all the way to the ground to prevent rain and drafts coming in. The dual vestibules is a great feature because I can have my junk on my side and my buddy or wife can have his/her junk on his/her side. The doors open easily 1 handed. The fly has 2 vents that line up with the doors to allow for some airflow.

When split between two people, it is very trail light and provides more than enough room. It comes with a little hammock thing that hangs from the top on the inside for stuff like a lantern or flashlight to illuminate the entire tent.

Is the footprint included?

Is the footprint included?