Compact and easy to set up! I love love love the original Hiker Biker. I use it every time I go camping! The original model can easily fit two people and their stuff (so long as it's not a giant backpack). Mine didn't come with a rainfly so I can't use it during bad weather, but it definitely stays put in the wind and although you do have to stake it down I've never had a real problem with being about to do that. There was an instance where some of the stakes bent the ground was so hard, but that's… Full review
I have had this Mesa 8 tent for 7-8 years and have never had a problem, except which way the rain fly goes. Have it marked now, front and back. Full review
I have had very good results with all Alpine Design gear, but these water sandals bought a few years ago, but little used, just fell apart. First a glued-in left sole floated away in the Yama River, Steamboat, Colo., where the hydraulic is located. Thinking the shoes were OK, I stepped on a rock in the river to get a grip, got swept backwards fast and banged my lower back hard on a pointed rock. It took 4 weeks to recover. When I examined the right foot, the second glued-in sole delaminated and… Full review
Don't buy this. The stuffing rips out easily and the zipper broke just after a few months in light use. Without the zipper the bag is useless. They need to put more money into the zipper! Don't buy. Full review
Good design...poor execution. I bought the tent new. Following the instructions, tried to erect the tent. One of the corner brackets broke. Even though this unit doesn't use standard tension rods, the theory of the support is similar. Unfortunately, the brackets are plastic, and cannot take the tension as designed. The store wouldn't take it back saying I had done something wrong. Factory replacement parts seem unavailable, as customer service is non-existent. Buy something else! Full review
Most recently, the name "Alpine Design" has been used by The Sports Authority for its house-brand camping gear. Sports Authority Alpine Design tents are manufactured by NorthPole USA. Other Alpine Design products made be made by other companies.
Originally, Alpine Design of Boulder, Colo., was named Alp Sport, which was founded by George Lamb in the 1960s. Lamb sold Alpine Design to General Recreation, Inc. of Ithaca, N.Y., took a break, then created his final outdoor company, Camp 7. Lamb was known for his innovative sleeping bag designs.