A solid, spacious basecamp tent for climbing parties, camping excursions, and family trips.
- All the tent's seams are taped to prevent rain penetration during spring and summer storms
- Durable nylon ripstop fly and floor repel moisture and withstand abuse throughout years of camping
- Simple dome design uses two pre-curved Yunan aluminum poles, one carbon fly brow pole (to save weight), and clips that are easy to assemble day or night, rain or shine
- Two doors and two vestibules give everyone easy exits during nighttime bathroom breaks, as well as provide protection for packs, climbing gear, or camp kitchen essentials
- Tons of floor space and a 72-inch ceiling provides standing room and comfort when the storm doesn't let up for hours
- Breathable mesh ceiling and four fly vents expel interior condensation during muggy summer nights
- Guy loops let you tie down the tent's fly during high winds
- Vestibule can be closed completely with a zipper but one side also rolls up to use the space as a shaded porch
- When split between backpackers, the 15lb 1oz trail weight becomes manageable for multi-day trips
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Where can I get the footprint for it?
Stoic is Backcountry, and there doesn't appear to be any footprint option available. Call them to confirm, but the write-up makes it sound like they don't think you need one for it. If you think you do, since footprints are tent specific, cut one to size out of a poly tarp or a piece of house wrap
This was my first time camping in a tent. I was shocked at how compact it was, how easy and fast it was to put up and how easy it was pack away again. I went with a very experienced camper, so all I had to do was watch, but . . . I was really blown away. It was up in less than 10 minutes. It was very roomy, even with a queen size air mattress. Two adults and one dog fit marvelously with room for our clothes, hiking boots, books and flashlights. We even set up a potty in the "back vestibule" for emergencies during the night. We had 30+ mph winds and it had absolutely no problems. Maybe it will rain next time and we can test it further. I was impressed and excited about my purchase.
how would you rate the Stoic Alpine Suite Tent-3 Season with the Eureka Grand Manan 9? Is Stoic a reliable brand tent? The reviews seems to indicate that it is. The sale price is great ($221.40). Which would you choose? Do you provide free shipping.
Bought this tent because of the awesome vertical height inside. The tent looks great, and it travels well. It might be too heavy for long backpacking trips, if you are new to the sport.
The interior is large enough for an 85" X 40" XXL cot and 32" table. It makes a very comfortable setup for one person on a car camping trip.
The rear vestibule is large enough to store a 29er with room to spare.
Is the floor of the tent a heavier tarp-like material, or is it the same material as the walls?
Hi Steph. The floor on this is a lighter material,and I certainly wouldn't call it heavy-duty. None of the tents I have personally owned have had any thick/substantial flooring. My personal opinion is that you should always have a footprint of some sort to protect the floor of your tent. Stoic makes one that clips right in, or you can easily find a nice thick tarp on Amazon for around $15.
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
this is a great car camping tent with beefier than normal tent poles and and side vents that actually stay open thanks to tiny tents poles that prop them open. And my husband at 6ft tall has plenty of stand-up room. Yeah, the tent stakes that come with any tent are always weak, this one is no different - and would recommend getting studier stakes.
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
For car campers this tent is great. Even though it says 4 person tent we had enough room to pack in three children and three adults sleeping side-by-side. Zero issues with condensation in the morning. Would definitely recommend for those that aren't hiking too far are like to car camp.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is a well designed tent that sleeps 4 with gear comfortably. We use it for both car camping and backpacking. We split it up for backpacking. Found a nylon bag for the fly so have three bags, tent, poles, and fly + stakes. Near vertical side walls and center height make inside space more usable for tall people, especially when one is stiff from strenuous hiking or climbing. Sets up quickly and when guyed well is quiet in strong wind. Vestibule on door works well for storing gear out of weather and for entering tent during rain. Ventilation is good, it keeps the water out and sturdy construction has held up to the elements. The tent serves our purposes well.
How is this tent in the rain?
Does what it was made to do, keep you dry. Set it up just before a major rain on the north shore of Lake Superior and it kept us dry. The vestibule works great for taking off wet clothing during a rain before entering the tent.
Hi, do the windows also have a solid backing that you can zip up?
The windows and door have a solid baking that zip closed if the conditions warrant.
The doors have a solid backing that zips up, but the side windows on the other two sides of the tent don't.
One person says one thing, the other another thing. Which is it? Do all the windows cover up or not?
The rain fly covers the side windows. There is no separate zip up that I noticed on the sides. The large doors do have a solid backing that zips closed.
I just spent the last three weeks living out of this tent and well.....Great tent, weak tent stakes. I ended up replacing the very bendable tent stakes right away, if you're trying to stake this to the ground with the stakes provided hopefully the ground is soft otherwise they won't hold up. Spend the extra couple bucks and get some beefier stakes. Otherwise the tent is great, plenty of room, holds up well in high winds (which we experienced in Yellowstone) and not bad to set up. Definitely geared more for car camping as it is kind of heavy. There are plenty of mesh pockets along the walls and places to hang lights in the ceiling. One more addition is some string that I placed in the ceiling to provide more places to hang things. It vents pretty well, but can become pretty hot inside on sunny days.
Are the doors solid or mesh on this? Can't tell from the picture
Mesh with solid backing for varied conditions.
I took this tent out for the first time in all four season weather. The mesh roof allowed ample fresh air when the sun was shining bright. We woke up one morning to a hail storm and was surprised how little the fly moved in the wind and how quite the hail sounded hitting the fly. The next night we endured 6 hours of off and on rain and the tent never showed signs of condensation or leakage. Two of us stayed in this tent with a ton of extra space! I'm 5'9" and could stand in the middle of this tent. The only downfall, is how heavy the tent is. While I have no doubt this would hold up in any backcountry weather, the weight makes this tent too heavy for a long hike.
Overall, this tent is durable, holds up in all weather, and offers a ton of space. Just don't plan on taking this tent too far from the car if you want to save your energy!
I used the Alpine suite a lot Bow hunting in the fall, and was just right for two hunters, with duffels, shoes, clothes, water, back packs, sleeping bags and pads. we camped near 10,000 feet and got a good thunderstorm with solid rain, wind, and hail, and it was so much better than camping in a small backpacking tent.
You can stand up, and get dressed. this is so nice. The walls are vertical, it feels like a great space.
Stout poles, upper sleeves and lower clips for good load transfer up high, and easy set up.
Pockets in the walls help you find the keys, and headlamp.
Some tent set up things i did to it to keep it weather tight:
set tent up with good tight pitch. get poles in first, then find someplace flat, use two people to make it easier and faster. Stake out and put moderate tension to pull the tent floor out flat. then add fly, and use web adjusters for even, and moderate tension.. make sure its tight. use side guy outs on the fly.
The fly has velcro hook and loop tabs, these attach to the poles. these are at guy out points, and the top brow pole. take the time to attach these it makes the tent stronger, and transfers loads from the guy points. it also keep water off.
Guy out the tent body with upper tie off guy points - 2 guy out points on each side really help hold it stable. more guy out points available near the door.
When coming in and out of the tent during a down pour, use the vestibule as a porch. open the fly, get in vestibule only, shut the fly zipper. then take off jacket that is soaked, and boots, then get into body of the tent, and will keep the inside mostly dry.
there are vents in the fly - use them to allow air flow, and minimize condensation.