The ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 2 Tent provides lightweight protection against burly summer storms and enough storage space to keep your gear out of the rain.
ALPS Mountaineering gave the 2-Person 3-Season Mystique 2 Tent dual doors and vestibules to provide easy entry and extra storage for both you and your camping partner. ALPS also factory seam-taped the fly and floor for total weather protection when you have to spend a day in tent city as a massive storm dumps on your camp. This non-freestanding, two-pole tent weights only four pounds 11 ounces, so you and your partner can split the weight and easily carry it on a multi-day backpacking trip.
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Little Tent, Great Value
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
My son (now 17) and I have used this tent numerous times for backpacking over the past four years. The tent has seen a variety of places (including the Philmont Scout Reservation, Pisgah National Forest and the SC Foothills) and weather conditions (my numb fingers at the top of Mt Phillips, NM, or the tempest that arose while on an island in the middle of Lake Fontana, NC).
The tent has taken all that we have thrown at it and continues to beg for more. This is the third backpacking tent I have owned and have used several others on different trips. My son wants to take this tent on our car-camping trips over a roomier 4 person tent we own. This tent is the real deal and worth every five-star review.
My son and I tend to boast about the tent while on the trail with others. It is the quickest to set up and easiest to take down. It offers more than adequate space both inside and in the vestibule. It has always kept us dry, even during torrential downpours and driving rain. With the additional guy ties, it is not bothered by the wind.
After the first few trips, we started a photographic journal - taking a picture of every place that we have taken this tent. Kind of like watching an odometer to keep track of the miles.
For under $100 on sale or on Steep-n-cheap, you cannot go wrong. . . .
Mystique 2.0-everything I wanted!
This is the first brand new tent I have ever owned in my life, so when looking at different tents I wanted something pretty specific-lightweight, easy to assemble, simple, and spacious enough for two people and my dog, maybe if I was lucky enough. This tent is everything I wanted, with only two poles and a really great design, setting this tent up after hiking 30 miles in a day wont be a problem, not to mention the design of having 1 door on each side of the tent is genius for convenience purposes as well as allowing great air flow to come through the tent for desert camping. The only problem I can foresee with this tent in the future is that because it only has two poles and relies on stakes for the rest of the tents structure, camping on loose sand or rock might be an issue for the stakes. I don't think this small issue can't be solved by finding rocks or something else to weight the corners. All in all this tent is awesome.
King's Peak, Utah.
Good in most conditions.
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This tent is very good for the cost. Not the lightest tent, most durable, best engineered, or anything like that. But it will keep you dry, it will keep your gear dry, and it will stand up in some pretty rough conditions. I eventually bought an MSR Hubba Hubba to replace this tent because I got tired of it not being freestanding, falling down in windy conditions, and the fly touching the body of the tent (no matter how well you stake it down and tighten so this doesn't happen). If you can find it on Steep & Cheap for ~$84, buy it. It's a good backup tent or for friends to borrow.
Whats the height inside the tent?
Whats the height inside the tent?
The center of this tent will be about 3'4" tall. You can find all the specs on their website: http://www.alpsmountaineering.com/alps/products/tents/lightweight-tents/mystique-2#.URB6nh34J3o
Very Good tent, but not Great
The tent is roomy and I love the two doors. Easy set up. does well in rain and wind (just used it 4 days in Holy Cross wilderness area in Colorado. Lots of rain and some hail). Only problem I have with the tent is that it tends to sag in the middle between the poles. Any help on what I need to do to get it to not do this would be appreciated. Otherwise, really good tent for money.
Good little tent
It does wonders for two people. It was kind of cold one night but she and I found a way to keep the tent warm the next night. The fly is amazing I just wish I could find a footprint to go with it but I may just use back packer magazines how to guide on how to make my own. I highly recommend this tent.
Great tent for most weather
I have used this tent when the wife or my daughter hikes with me. The weight is fine and the room is what you would expect. Maybe a little snug but still very comfortable.
The tent breathes well but is still able to keep you warm. I did experience a little condensation on the underside of the rain fly during a very heavy storm. The rain was intense and the wind was whipping. The tent held steady but the condensation did drip down through the mesh. I'm not sure there are many affordable tents that wouldn't have had that issue.
All in all, one of the best tents I've owned.
So far this is a great tent! I've only used it a few times but it's super easy to set up and it hardly weighs anything. I haven't got to use it in a storm yet because I live california. It has plenty of space for two people and their gear and it's a really good deal price wise.
whats the difference between a tent that...
whats the difference between a tent that is "freestanding" Vs. one that isn't?
Freestanding tents have poles that reach all 4 corners the tent will stand without stakes.Non freestanding tents will not stand they only have 2 some have 1 pole and will fall down without staking out first.