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Pitch a tent without the hassle.
The Brooks-Range UltraLite Alpini Shelter is designed to allow you to take shelter from the storm when pitching a tent would take too much time. Just pull the ripstop nylon fabric over yourself, and be protected from the wind, snow, rain, and sleet in no time. The shelter warms up in just ten minutes, and the generously sized vents prevent condensation from building up.
- Ripstop nylon fabric
- Frameless tent style
- Generously sized vents
- Item #BKR000N
- Q & A
So far so safe
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
So I picked this up as a potential addition to my ski touring pack. I’ve taken it out in some winter storms and have some initial impressions. First, this would be quite small for two people unless you are using it in the snow and could create some seats(not hard to do) Even then, you’ll be knee-to-knee with your ski partner. I’ve set this up solo with my ski poles and pack providing some structure. It stopped the wind and definitely added warmth and gave me some workable space to eat and fiddle with my boots. The amount of warmth it provided was pretty darn impressive and I was able to take off my gloves and be comfortable (bring a sit pad if you are going to be in it for a while). I tried to change jackets inside it for the heck of it and it was doable, but not something I’d recommend. In short, at 8 ounces and the size of a large orange, it's pretty much the best option for adding a measure of safety to your travels. You'll be able to get our of tough conditions and do things (eat, look at maps, first aid, etc.) that you can't do with a bivy sack. I’ve started leaving it behind if we have a good weather forecast, I’m with a group, or we are sticking close to treeline. For solo outings, longer days, or storm conditions I’ve been carrying it without regret. It's reassuring to know you can go from a very bad situation to something much more secure with just this and a puffy jacket.