jas5622115 wrote a review of ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season on July 25, 2013
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This tent is great. Very easy and quick to setup. I added a piece of ribbon to the corners of the wider side to make it easier to match up the rain fly. When setup, my girlfriend and I are able to sleep comfortably. I'm 5'6, 140, and we still had some space at the bottom of our feet; maybe 1 pack could fit there. When we both laid on our backs, we had enough shoulder room to sleep comfortably. Also able to sit up straight with a bit of head room. The two vestibules are a big plus to store our packs and keep firewood dry.
This would be a perfect tent for a solo trip with gear. Keep everything in the tent and have no worries.
The weather conditions were sunny and there was barely any wind so it didn't get tested in that sense but the aluminum poles are sturdy. I am curious about the collection of water at the flat spot on the top but hopefully it doesn't cause any problems. Living in Hawaii with salt in the air, I'm curious to see if the poles will rust. I don't want to have to wash them after every use but update if they do.
I'm planning to make a foot print bigger than the size of the tent but smaller than the vestibule to help keep our packs out of unnecessary dirt/mud.