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A lightweight, travel-ready backpacking shelter.
- Factory sealed floor and fly offer full protection from precipitation
- Extra large zippers operate easily even under gloved hands
- Dedicated ventilation and dual doors allow for full and natural circulation
- Multiple vestibules store and organize gear while doubling as automatic guy-out points for nasty weather
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This tent has performed vary well throughout my many uses. It is easy to set it up. At first setup seems fairly counter intuitive. However, after one set up it is easy to figure out. One person can set it up without too much difficulty. Once set up it is fairly roomy inside. It can comfortably sleep 2 with all gear on the inside or 3 with backpacks outside. The rainfly is large and provides two spacious vestibules. There is a gear loft and some additional storage on the inside. The materials are durable and the zippers work flawlessly. Functionally it performs well. Last weekend my tent was exposed to heavy rains and everything inside the tent and the vestibules stayed dry. Wind is no problem. The tent is very strong. There are vents that can be opened if heat or condensation becomes a problem, but I have never experienced this.
Only criticism. It is not the lightest or smallest tent designed and takes up significant space in a backpack when all together, however, it is easy to carry when split between 2 people. Between 3 people this would be no problem. One of the best shelters I have had the pleasure of using.
So I recently bought this tent and took...
So I recently bought this tent and took it out for the first time and I was wanting to buy some extra protection for it, could anybody suggest a good footprint to use with it?
Well, you can buy them from alps http://www.alpsmountaineering.com/alps/products/tents/tent-accessories/tent-floor-savers#.UUIkqBzvuzY
The foot prints work pretty well, they're slightly smaller than the floor of tent though.
Newer isn't always better
I have an old alps mountaineering extreme 3, and I much prefer it to the new ones. Ive had it for years and it's still running strong, however the clear window in the rain fly is beginning to crack and wear through now. The tent itself hasn't changed much, Only colors and decorations. The difference lies in the rain fly. The new one is significantly larger than the old, allowing for more gear but its so large that the wind catches it easily. Even staked down the larger rain fly can be pulled up in a decent wind storm. This issue never occurred with the old tent. This tent can handle more than 3 seasons however, I've use it in the dead of winter and it's had no problems staying up, and it breathes very well while also being warm. Note, for added durability look to the "Outfitter" version sold on the alps website.
Alps Extreme three person
got this tent and set it up last week.
was surprised by the feature set on it.
its the nicest three pole tent design i have seen.
great rain fly coverage with two small plastic windows built into the rain fly.
great for three kids or two adults.
its the kind of tent you will appreciate in a heavy storm or downpour situation...