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5 5

Best bang for the buck

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

Great tent, especially for the price. I would comfortably compare this with big-name tents costing a good deal more. I use this as as a solo, for which it's not the lightest, but very sturdy and packs fairly small. About the best venting I've seen in any sturdy tent (better than most 3-4 convertibles) allows it to be comfortably used in almost any weather. I might not pick this as my first choice for a Denali summit attempt or summer on the Sahara, but it should work for pretty much anything else. The set up is unusual, but easy enough once you've done it once. The only downsides I can think of are that it has only one door/vestibule and is a little compact for two large people. 4.5 stars

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I used my 1978 Eureka Timberline all round Denali, at least up to 10,000 ft. I used it all over Alaska in all seasons for about 2 1/2 years with great results. So I am betting the Alpenite would be more than up to the task. I had a North Face at same time but my Eureka was my #1 go to tent,at least 80% of the time. I used it from 1978 until 2010