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Lightweight protection for three-season backpacking.

The lightweight Alps Mountaineering Zephyr 2 Tent keeps you light on your feet so you can backpack from spring to fall comfortably. Alps Mountaineering built the walls out of no-see-um mesh for maximum ventilation and airflow, and the floor and fly out of PU-coated polyester taffeta for abrasion- and water-resistance. Two doors and two vestibules give you and your backpacking buddy plenty of personal space, and aluminum poles ensure a quick and simple setup. There are mesh storage pockets inside the tent for smaller items like your keys and headlamps. Alps Mountaineering also added stakes, guy lines, and repair swatches for your convenience.

  • No-see-um mesh walls
  • Polyester taffeta floor and fly with PU coatings
  • 7000-series aluminum poles
  • Two doors, two vestibules
  • Two-person capacity, three-season
  • 4 pounds, eight ounces: superlight
  • Stakes, guy lines, and repair swatches included
  • Mesh storage pockets

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Is there a footprint sold seperatly?

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Is there a footprint sold seperatly?

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Yup... but backcountry doesn't have it. Got mine on amazon. They call it a "floor saver." $19ish.

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If you have trouble finding it you could also just use a flat tarp. Thats what I generally end up using as its usually thicker and more durable than the standard foot print or floor saver, not lighter though.

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Great tent at a good price

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used this tent for three seasons, now, and it's been a good friend when I needed one.

The tent's strongest feature, besides quality materials and construction, is its space to weight ratio. The vestibules are massive, and the fly comes down close enough to the ground to hold out any splash from a heavy rain, as well as keeping the majority of wind out. The tent is easy to pitch; two main poles and a spreader. One drawback is that it does take a full nine stakes to get a good pitch. One of the guy outs supports a flap at the head of the tent, which allows ventilation through another closeable vent near the top. You can either seal it up tight to maintain warmth, or open up the vents for condensation mitigation and comfort. The doors have a small, plastic 'peep' window to help determine the weather or to see who or what is prowling around out there.

I daresay that the ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 2 is stiff competition for tents costing twice as much.