ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 2
Design: mystique 2
Ease of Setup: easy
Price Paid: $120
Took this little tent on its first outing in feb09, liked the ease of set up, rain fly went on quickly and easily, did not use guy lines. plenty of room inside for 2, and the vestibule held my kelty red cloud 6500 quite easily.
I was a little worried because the top is mostly mesh, but about 4:00 am the bottom fell out rained about 4" til dawn, I checked for leaks and there were none, I just rolled back over and slept well.
I would recommend this tent, it is very sturdy, and with the fly it is very nice inside. I don't like that it is made in china but the price is good.
Design: 3-season non-freestanding
Ease of Setup: Very easy
Price Paid: $99
Works great for me. New design has additional zipper on fly for easier entry.
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The Alps Mountaineering Mystique is a 2 pole, non-freestanding tent and is the most lightweight model in their line. But just because it is lightweight does not mean that they cut any corners or left out any ideal features. The Mystique comes equipped with #8 zippers, factory sealed fly and floor seams, and 2 mesh doors for great ventilation and easy entry and exit. The weatherproof fly provides a vestibule over each door and has a vent that you can keep open or closed. So if weight is an issue and quality is a must, there's no better choice than the Mystique.
ALPS Mountaineering gave the 2-Person 3-Season Mystique 2 Tent dual doors and vestibules to provide easy entry and extra storage for both you and your camping partner. ALPS also factory seam-taped the fly and floor for total weather protection when you have to spend a day in tent city as a massive storm dumps on your camp. This non-freestanding, two-pole tent weights only four pounds 11 ounces, so you and your partner can split the weight and easily carry it on a multi-day backpacking trip.
The Mystique 2 tent from ALPS Mountaineering has a lightweight 2-pole design that offers good headroom and ventilation. 2 large mesh doors allow ventilation and easy and entry exit; 2 vestibules offer convenient gear storage. Polyester taffeta rainfly resists UV damage and remains taut even when wet. Factory seam-sealed rainfly and floor offer great protection from the elements. Waterproof rainfly features a vent that can be zipped open or closed, depending on weather. Includes stuff sacks, stakes and guyline. Average minimum weight specification is based on tent, rainfly and poles only. Special buy.