User Review: ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 1.5
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Less than $100 at REI member sale
- Head room at sit up end
- Better than a bivy
- vestibule x2
- not free standing
Probably a 3 Season Tent. I did have a 1.0 but it was a little too tight for room with Boots under the crawl through end entry vestibule (that I did not like). This 1.5 has 2 vestibules with 2 doors which makes a huge positive difference for me.
I changed the guylines, which were fine, to the line that has the reflective thread through it and added an extra so that there is 3 at each end.
Also I sometimes take a 5'7" x 7'7" tarpaulin with me as a nice entry area floor cover. Yes, a little extra weight but most times really worth it. Nice being able to change standing up on the small tarp at the entry, dropping clothes and other gear on the ground tarp (not - dirt, dust, grass, etc) and it does not get any dirtier. Can even just sit down on it. Rather take the tarp than a chair.
Roomy inside for me instead of a bivy, 5'10" 205lbs, with backpack, jacket and pants, sleeping bag, sleeping pad and even a small inflatable pillow, etc. I can sit up at the high pole area and not hit my head. Tent breathes well too.
The entry is ok and even better how I run the long edge of the tarp along at the chosen entry side. Just crouch down and crawl in.
Very sturdy when braced with guy lines.