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Wenzel Alpine Tent - 3 Person

by Wenzel


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Product ID: 785982

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Description

  • 3-person, 3-pole pentadome tent with removable fly
  • Shock-corded fiberglass frame for quick and easy setup
  • Integrated mud mat with drainage strip to keep tent clean
  • 2 mesh windows and D-style front door for ventilation
  • Measures 8.5 x 4 x 8 feet (W x H x D); weighs 8 pounds
  • Lightweight, easy to set up, and versatile, the Wenzel Alpine three-person dome tent is a great choice for all types of
    camping and conditions. The Alpine includes such features as a three-pole pentadome design that creates a vestibule for
    gear storage and weather protection, a shock-corded fiberglass frame (with pole pockets) that sets up and disassembles
    quickly, and an integrated mud mat with a drainage strip to keep the tent clean. Campers will also appreciate the
    Weather Armor polyester fabric and sonic-sealed polyethylene tub-style floor, which are reliably rugged and resist leaks
    of all kinds. The closeable mesh windows and D-style front door, meanwhile, do a nice job of ventilating the tent and
    controlling morning moisture. Additional details include double-stitched seams, a gear loft for smaller items, a hanging
    pocket, and a duffel bag for storage.

    Specifications

    * Base: 8.5 by 8 feet
    * Center height: 48 inches
    * Interior space: 49 square feet
    * Sleeps: 3
    * Windows 2
    * Door: Dutch D-style
    * Floor: Welded polyethylene
    * Frame: Fiberglass
    * Carrying weight: 8 pounds

    Amazon.com Tent Guide
    Selecting a Tent
    Fortunately, there are all kinds of tents for weekend car campers, Everest expeditions, and everything in-between. Here
    are a few things to keep in mind:

    Expect the Worst
    In general, it's wise to choose a tent that's designed to withstand the worst possible conditions you think you'll
    face. For instance, if you're a summer car camper in a region where weather is predictable, an inexpensive family or
    all-purpose tent will likely do the trick--especially if a vehicle is nearby and you can make a mad dash for safety when
    bad weather swoops in. If you're a backpacker, alpine climber, or bike explorer, or if you like to car camp in all
    seasons, you'll want to buy something designed to handle more adversity.

    Three- and Four-Season Tents
    For summer, early fall, and late spring outings, choose a three-season tent. At minimum, a quality three-season tent
    will have lightweight aluminum poles, a reinforced floor, durable stitching, and a quality rain fly. Some three-season
    tents offer more open-air netting and are specifically designed for summer backpacking or other activities. Many premium
    tents will also feature pre-sealed, taped seams and a silicone-impregnated rain fly for enhanced waterproofing.

    For winter camping or alpine travel, go with a four-season model. Because they typically feature more durable fabric
    coatings, as well as more poles, four-season tents are designed to handle heavy snowfall and high winds without
    collapsing. Of course, four-season tents exact a weight penalty of about 10 to 20 percent in trade for their strength
    and durability. They also tend to be more expensive.

    Domes and Tunnels
    Tents are broadly categorized into two types: freestanding, which can stand up on their own, and tents that must be
    staked down in order to stand upright. Freestanding tents often incorporate a dome-shaped design, and most four-season
    tents are constructed this way because a dome leaves no flat spots on the outer surface where snow can collect. Domes
    are also inherently stronger than any other design. Meanwhile, many three-season models employ a modified dome
    configuration called a tunnel. These are still freestanding, but they require fewer poles than a dome, use less fabric,
    and typically have a rectangular floorplan that offers less storage space than a dome configuration. Many one and
    two-person tents are not freestanding, but they make up for it by being lighter. Because they use fewer poles, they can
    also be quicker to set up than a dome.

    Size Matters
    Ask yourself how many people you'd like to fit in your fabric hotel now and in the future. For soloists and
    minimalists, check out one-person tents. If you're a mega-minimalist, or if you have your eye on doing some big wall
    climbs, a waterproof-breathable bivy sack is the ticket. Some bivy sacks feature poles and stake points to give you a
    little more breathing room. Also, if you don't need bug protection and you want to save weight, check out open-air
    shelters.

    Families who plan on car camping in good weather can choose from a wide range of jumbo-sized tents that will
    accommodate all your little ones with room to spare. A wide range of capacities is available for three- and four-season
    backpacking and expedition tents. Remember, though, the bigger the tent you buy, the heavier it will be, although it's
    easy to break up the tent components among several people in your group. It's also helpful to compare the volume and
    floor-space measurements of models you're considering.

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