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    StayFresh camping.

    When you’re sharing a tent with two other people, you need all the ventilation you can get. The Alps Mountaineering Lynx AL 2-Person 3-Season Tent features four half-mesh walls for excellent breathability and seam-sealed fly and floor construction for three-season camping protection.
    • Free standing two-pole system assembles easily with tent’s clips
    • Urethane-coated polyester fly resists water and UV damage
    • Urethane-coated floor and sealed fly and floor seams keep rain and snow out
    • 2 Vestibules for ample gear storage
    • Gear loft and internal mesh pockets allow you to store smaller gear off the floor
    • Item #ALM0080

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [fly] 75D polyester with 1500mm urethane coating, [floor] 75D taffeta floor with 2000mm urethane coating
    Freestanding
    yes
    Doors
    2
    Number of Vestibules
    2
    Poles
    2
    Pole Material
    7000 series aluminum
    Pole Attachment
    clip
    Floor Space
    37 sq ft
    Floor Dimensions
    5 x 7.5 ft
    Interior Height
    46 in
    Vestibule Space
    20 sq ft
    Packed Size
    6 x 22 in
    Ventilation
    4 half-mesh walls
    Trail Weight
    5 lb 2 oz
    Recommended Use
    fall, summer, spring camping and backpacking

    Tech Specs

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    Excellent for the price

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

    I am on a budget. Hell, I am broke. I have been wanting something a tad lighter than the bomb proof seven pound monster I had.
    This tent, minus stakes claims to be a tad over 5 lbs. and I think that it is.
    This is, by todays standards pretty heavy,. I would not want to haul it on a thru hike, but then my days of spending weeks at a time on the trail are over.
    Even so, for smiling summer weather, I think I will go with my cunningly shaped tarp tent. For the height of bug season (there are actually three of them in VT!) you need a dedicated tent, or more accurately you need to be surrounded by fabric or netting. In black fly season, it can be very nearly life or death.
    I am broke (did I mention that?). This factor and the two doors loomed large in my decision to purchase. I would love something like a Go Lite or a nest to put under a tarp, but this will be my go-to tent for questionable weather or bugs.
    It seems bomb proof and probably is. It has (for joy!) two doors. The ALP Mountaineering model is still heavier and more rugged (I think).
    The only flaw seems to me to be the weight. If they could get it down to 4 lbs. (maybe by tapering the sleeping room toward the foot) and maybe a little more paring, it could be close to ideal.
    I am planning a five day on the Long Trail next summer and this will come along unless the predictions are absurdly good. I would give it 4 and a half stars if I could.
    For a thru hike? Well if you can afford $4000 to $7000 for trail expenses, I am thinking you would be able to afford a super light.

    Backpacker on a Budget? Look no further

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

    Just used this tent on a 3 day trip along the Appalachian Trail. It is INCREDIBLY easy to set up, takes about 5 minutes to pop up, another 5 to put in stakes for both the tent and the rain fly.

    Rain Fly - Really liked how it gives you the option to prop open a vent if you think it's going to need some airflow to prevent condensation. It's also very easy to roll up one side of the rain fly, which can be done on both sides of the tent for either door. It didn't rain during the hike (thankfully), but I expect it would perform it's job to very well if it did.

    Tent - Two doors, lots of privacy (with the rain fly), and enough room for two people?! Are you kidding? PLENTY of room for my both me and my wife, with space for clothes and boots. As far as moisture resistance/proofness goes, no condensation inside the tent and no wet feet in the morning either! Just remember the urethane coating is on the INSIDE of the tent... so if you see some moisture on the bottom of the tent when packing it up, don't be alarmed. If you are still concerned about getting wet in the night, just buy the footprint.

    Overall, for a tent that costs less than $100 and weighs about 5 pounds, there really is no reason to keep looking around. This is a great performance tent that will not break the bank. Highly recommend!

    Excellent Tent for the Dollars

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

    I have only used this tent twice now, but my initial impression is that it is great quality for the money, not super light backpacking worthy, but it does not seem cheaply made either. If you are looking for a solid tent for a minimal outlay of cash, look no further.

    Perfect Budget Tent For Any Occasion

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought this tent for a last minute trip not expecting too much because of how cheap I got it for. It's now two years later with many nights logged in my Lynx and the only thing that separates it from new conditions is some dirt.

    I've been through it all with this tent, strong winds, heavy rain, hail, and even snow(which was surprisingly pleasant for a 3-season tent). I don't have a single thing to complain about with this tent. It's been great in all conditions and never left me waking up wet. It has two vestibules, vents in the fly's roof, and a huge mesh ceiling to enjoy the stars on a clear night.

    I'd recommend this tent to anyone for any occasion. It's a roomy car camping tent for one or two people, lightweight enough to use backpacking IMO, and has stood up to some crappy weather for me.

    Roomy!

      I gave this as a birthday gift for my friend and her lab. It's perfect! They fit well with one other person, and the dog.



      The little clear-view windows are her favorite feature. So, unique! We were stuck inside, due to rain, for a while, so seeing out, even a little, was really pleasant.



      She also loves the air vents and the vestibules, a lot. It's also an easy set up and soooo much lighter than her last tent. It's perfect for backpacking.

      Roomy!

      The Goat Beat Amazon's Price

        I needed something small enough to strap on the back of my motorcycle, yet large enough to fit me and all my gear - bags, armor, helmet, etc. This works, and it's quick and easy to setup and stow. Plus, I saved over $40 over Amazon!

        The Goat Beat Amazon's Price

        Great tent for price

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

        I grabbed this tent during a great backcountry.com sale for a camping trip I had planned and I'm really glad I did. This tent is super easy to assemble, well ventilated and spacious.



        The first time I set the tent up I didn't even need the instructions; it was so straight forward. Two poles, tent, rain fly. Taking down the tent is a breeze and if you pay attention to how it comes packaged and try to recreate that same packaging to put it away, it makes it so much easier!



        Debatebly the best part about this tent is how well ventilated it was. A majority of the tent itself is mesh so there's great airflow especially on a warm night. In addition, if you're camped under a full sky of stars this is the BEST tent for stargazing because it fends off any pesky bugs. The rain fly has two ventilation options at the top. We opened these up on a cooler night of our trip and it allowed the hot air in the tent to easily escape.



        The tent inside is super roomy and comfortable. Two people plus gear fit comfortably inside (I'm 5'1, my boyfriend is 6'1). Because it's a basic square shape there are no weird angles you need to position yourself in to fit well.



        My only critique is that it's only water repellant, not water proof. Our very first night in the tent we got slammed with a few bad spring rain storms. The tent held up fine with the wind but the entire bottom was soaked (even with a tarp underneath) and the rainfly was totally saturated. But, because the rainfly sits up off the tent we didn't get dripped on. We also managed to stay dry because we slept up on sleeping pads and weren't directly on the ground. Had this not been the case we would've woken up wet. Also, where there rainfly touches the lower edges of the tent, that was soaking wet too.



        All in all I would reccomend this tent to anyone who isn't going to on a serious backpacking adventure. It's very portable (a little heavy for a backpacking tent), easy to assemble and take down, spacious, and keeps the rain off you (although the rain fly might get soaked). Apart from our first rainy night we really enjoyed this tent and we already cant wait to take it out again for a camping trip in June!

        Great tent for price

        Perfect Backpacking tent

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I'm really enjoying this tent, it's been used for all four seasons comfortably. It packs well into your pack & the rain fly shelter causes for great outside tent side storage, & warmth. I'm very stoked on this item & will use it for many years I'm sure.

        Perfect Backpacking tent

        Great tent for the price

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I bought this a couple years ago for motorcycle camping. It is small enough for backpacking for a few days too. My last trip to White Mountain here in California was the coldest and windiest so far. Forty plus MPH winds with higher gusts and the tent did great.

        Great tent for the price

        Great tent for a hobby camper

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This is a great tent for a periodic and lower experience camper. It's easy to set up, it's light weight, it's very roomy for a 2 person tent, and it's easy to fold back up. I've been loving it and happy I bought it for my 3 day excursions along the CA coast.

        Great tent

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

        This tent is wonderfully constructed. The material is lightweight and durable. Setup was easy and really didn't even require looking at the instructions. When I got the package I immediately opened it and threw it up in my living room, so that should speak for its free standing ability, as it stood up great. I even had me and my two roommates seated in it comfortably with plenty of room. You could fit three sleepers in it depending on their size, I'm 5'9" so it's extremely roomy for me. The fly vestibules are spacious enough to fit your pack and shoes with no problem. Haven't had a chance to field test it yet, but from what I've heard and seen, I'm sure it won't disappoint. I can't really offer any cons as of right now. The tent was a great choice to the price, practically a steal.

        A Fantastic Budget Backpacking Tent

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

        This is my first true backpacking tent and I picked it up at a great price (around $70 at the time). I don't have much experience with top-tier tents but I can't imagine how they can be much better than the Lynx. The two door, two vestibule setup is great and it all fit well in my pack on the way to our site (I ditched the zip sack, rolled up the tent, and carried the poles on the side of my pack.)
        The tent went up fast and the fly was easy to attach. It rained a little and all our gear under the vestibules stayed totally dry. It comes with a gear loft which was handy for keeping a small light until we went to sleep. I imagine I'll be using this tent for a long time.

        A Fantastic Budget Backpacking Tent

        Great Tent

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

        Alps thought of everything that I wanted in a 2-man tent. Two opposing doors with two vestibules. Each person has their own gear pocket which are located diagonally opposite each other. Ensures you and your trail buddy will be sleeping head-to-toe. They even thought to put windows on the fly! Great when you don't know if that is rain falling on your tent or tree litter. Also great for checking outside when you hear unfamiliar noises. No need to unzip door and vestibule to check. Easy tent to setup. Also, love that it had half walls instead of full mesh walls. Provides some privacy while allowing you to sleep under the stars without fly. I tried this out a month ago on a hot summer's night. Worked great. Easy two pole design for setting up. Great tent and a great price! I look forward to many trips with this tent.

        Perfect 2 person tent

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

        I bought this tent for my son and me to use for Cub Scouts. It is very easy to put up that I bet he could do it himself. We have a few camping opportunity's where we cannot stake the tent into the ground and this tent allows you to use the rain cover without stakes. Even though it is only a 2 person, we were conformable and had room for sleeping pads and backpacks.

        Home is where you pitch your tent

        This tent is stellar! It's lightweight and packs pretty easily. It sets up quite well, even in gale force winds and sheets of rain - and kept me dry throughout the entire storm. I would say it's a three (ish) season tent - the bitter New England fall cold tends to creep through if you're not too careful! Also, ALPS has great customer service. Super psyched on this tent.

        Home is where you pitch your tent

        I would say yes especially with two people! Body heat, woohoo! I would also grab a footprint as well - give you a little bit of extra something something between you and the cold ground. The gentleman below me wrote a really great review on his experience with the tent on Mt. Whitney.

        Beat this thing up!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I used this tent for a winter ascent of Mt. Whitney. The mountain gave us every kind of weather except good weather and the tent surprisingly held up. We stayed at trail camp (12,000ft), 35-50 mph winds, freezing temps, rain, snow, hail, lightening and it did not fall or rip at all. Not to mention we stuffed the 2 person tent with 3 people plus winter gear. Picked this up on S&C and all in all I must say even when I watched the poles bend in ways poles shouldn't and thought we were going to have to abandon camp I couldn't help but think this was the best $80 I've spent!

        Easy set up!

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

        I have the 4 person version of this tent and it is super easy to set up! I can easily set it up and take it down by myself. Also it is probably to heavy and big to back pack with but the 2 man might be a bit better. A great tent and usually able to find it at a good price!

        This tent is awesome!

          I have had this tent for about three years now and have used it dozens of times in all sorts of conditions, day after day. Sure, in the middle of a downpour there might be a few drops of water that get through.... to be expected, but other than that this tent is a must! I can set it up by myself if I need to, but with two people it goes up in about 60 seconds flat. It is extremely durable, after all of my use i have had no problems..... The coldest night I have probably spent in this tent it was about 20 degrees and I thought it was as good as expected.... and you can't beat the price..... double thumbs up from me!

          P.S. we even fit three people in it for a night once....

          I will be using this mostly in sand. The stakes I see are the normal small wire bent ones. Does this tent have stake loops so I can utilize my longer aluminum triangle shaped stakes? I can not see from the photos that are provided. The metal loop and post is all I can see.

          Tina, it sure does have loops at the corner of the tent that will accommodate those stakes. The guy lines will probably need a slip knot at the end to make that work.



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



          Bill Porreca

          bporreca@backcountry.com

          801-736-6398

          I am not finding a footprint for this tent .. Suggestion for an alternate?

          Unanswered Question

          In comparing this to the Aries 2 or Chaos...

          In comparing this to the Aries 2 or Chaos 2 what are the advantages/disadvantages? The Aries and Chaos are mostly mesh walls which seems nice for warm weather, but potentially worse for colder temps. Will the using the fly make these differences negligible in colder temps?

          Unanswered Question

          Anyone used this winter time ?? Kinda...

          Anyone used this winter time ??

          Kinda wondering if potential snow will blow up under the oute cover ? not planing on stormy trips, but you never know when it comes to the wind in mountains.

          Does this have a footprint? I picked it...

          Does this have a footprint? I picked it up off SaC and have been looking for the footprint for it. Haven't been able to find one.

          Any info on the manufacturer's warranty...

          Any info on the manufacturer's warranty on this product?