ALPS Mountaineering Jagged Peak 3
Overall this appears to be a pretty good tent. Contrary…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $175 + shipping
Overall this appears to be a pretty good tent. Contrary to some other reviews I've read, this is a true three-man tent. This is obviously not an alpine tent, but from what I've seen so far it does appear to be an excellent value. I will be testing it in Big Bend National Park for the next three weeks and will review further at that time.
- Sets up easily
- Easily sleeps three adults
- Clever aluminum tent pole system
- Two vestibules for gear storage
- Tons of guyout points
- The tent almost closes up completely — but not quite
Just got this tent yesterday and we set it up in the living room. I've read reviews stating the tent is too small to sleep 3 adults. Not so. Both of my adult sized sons and I have plenty of room in this tent for sleeping. There are vestibules on either side of the tent for storage of packs, boots, etc. IMO, when a tent is described as a "3-man", it means for sleeping in...not for setting up house.
This tent uses aluminum poles for support which was its biggest selling point to me. One of the poles uses a couple of cleverly designed 3-spoke aluminum hubs. That the hubs are made of aluminum instead of plastic says something about Alp's attention to quality IMO.
I was disappointed to find that this tent does not close up completely. There is a window at each end that almost zips shut...but not quite. To me, this detracts from Alp's "4-season" designation When I'm tent camping and it's in the 'teens outside, I don't want even the tiniest draft inside my tent!
I do find it odd that there is a seam where the tent walls meet the floor. This is old school tent construction - but as long as the seam is sealed properly it shouldn't be a problem. We'll see.
We are carrying this tent to Big Bend National Park next week and I will review further after that. Cheers.