ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 4 Tent: 4-Person 3-Season
When youíre sharing a tent with three other people, you need all the ventilation you can get. The Alps Mountaineering Lynx AL 4-Person Tent features four half-mesh walls for excellent breathability and seam-sealed fly and floor construction for three-season camping protection.
- Free standing two-pole system assembles easily with tentís clips
- Urethane-coated polyester fly resists water and UV damage
- Urethane-coated floor and sealed fly and floor seams keep rain and snow out
- 2 Vestibules for ample gear storage
- Gear loft and internal mesh pockets allow you to store smaller gear off the floor
|Material||[fly], 75D polyester w/ 1500mm urethane coating; [floor], 75D taffeta floor w/ 2000mm urethane coating||Freestanding||yes|
|Pole Material||7000 series aluminum||Pole Attachment||clip|
|Floor Space||(64sq ft) 7ft 6in x 8ft 6in||Interior Height||4 ft 4 in|
|Vestibule Space||25 sq ft||Packed Size||8 x 22 in|
|Ventilation||4 half-mesh walls||Trail Weight||7 lb 9 oz|
|Recommended Use||fall, summer, spring camping and backpacking|
Tent broke second set-up August 18, 2012
It's hard coming up with a rating for this tent. It's a good idea and appears to be fairly well implemented. I basically bought this as a cheap alternative to the Marmot Limelight tent. It does a decent job of it. The tent stakes are much less heavy duty, but the design is there. The reason I gave it such a poor rating is due to it breaking the first night we went to use it. It set up fine at home, but when we were in the mountains, the black strap that connects the tent corners to the pole pin and stake ring just came off. The stitching clearly wasn't good. This left me with trying to fix it with fishing hooks and fishing line, which I eventually did. We had little faith in the tent the rest of the trip and ended up returning it. I'll be buying a nicer brand tent (Marmot, REI, etc) next time.
Great tent! September 16, 2010
This is our first family tent. We got it for a great price and love it. It is easy to set up and fit 2 adults, 2 dogs and all of our gear perfectly. It is sturdy and the the fly is nice for the morning dew. The height is nice as you can see from my photo. We got a tarp to go underneath it to protect it. Comes in a great little zippered bag that easily fits everything back into after your trip which is oh so nice! The tent my dad had when were growing up had a stuff sack and was always a PAIN to try and get back in the bag. It isn't extreemely lightweight so I don't know if I would hike it in for a long distance although my husband said he would. We usually car camp.
1 season tent, not 3 May 9, 2011
While the tent layout and vestibule is nice this tent is inherently cold. We camped in the Colorado desert in May and were frigid despite 0 degree sleeping bags. The temp was in the 30s at night. There is simply too much venting without any way to close it. I ended up laying blankets over the huge vents in order to insulate the tent. The vestibule is not sufficient as a wind guard. This can't be considered a 3 season tent if it can't keep you warm in May in the desert. Stick with Sierra Designs or Kelty.
Good Tent October 27, 2009
This tent is light enough to take backpacking, but is big enough for 3 people to sleep in without even touching one another. I like it overall. My only complaint is there are two small windows that allow light through the rainfly. That is fine, except there's no way to close them or cover them over, in case you want privacy. Anyone can peek inside if they want...