ALPS Mountaineering Vertex 4.0
Design: three-season freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: Easy. 1 H-shaped pole. Fly clips on.
Price Paid: $107
Great 4-person tent for the money. I just got back from a trip with this tent and I'm pretty impressed with the performance and features. The tent doesn't pack down small like some backpacking tents and it would be a little heavy for an extended hike, but for weekend backpacking trips and non-strenuous hikes it is pretty good.
It got down into the mid 40s and rained pretty hard on our trip for the first two days. The rainfly on this tent covers the whole thing and it shrugged off the rain and wind easily. It even felt relatively warm inside because of the coverage and we made use of the front vestibule. Extras include a mesh pocket and mesh 'shelf' that hangs from the ceiling. Factory waterproofing was enough to keep the tent dry, but on the second day rain no longer beaded up on the fly. I didn't have a tarp or footprint but I will get one, the floor is thin and I was nervous about the rough ground.
As usual, putting four adults in here might be stretching the limits of your friendship but three should fit comfortably.
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ALPS Mountaineering designed the Vertex 4 Tent with an easy-to-assemble, one pole design for quick set-up when you and your crew arrive at the campsite. Yup, this four-person, three-season tent only has a single pole looks can be deceiving. Simply put the pole together and then attach the tent with the quick clips. No more does it go through this sleeve or that one?" A 52-inch interior height and 64sq ft of floor space give four campers plenty of room. The Vertex also has dual doors for easy entry and dual vestibules to provide dry storage for extra gear when the clouds open up.
- Backcountry Outlet
The ALPS Mountaineering Vertex Tent provides room for four campers and an extremely fast set-up time. ALPS Mountaineering designed the 4-Person 3-Season Vertex 4 Tent with a one-piece pole design so you can set up quickly when you and your crew hit camp. Just snap all the pole's sections into place and attach it to the tent with the quick clips. No more hey, does this pole go through this tube or that one In addition to fast set-up time, the ALPS Mountaineering Vertex Tent has a tall 52-inch interior height and plenty of floor space for four campers and gear. It also has dual doors for easy entry and dual vestibules to provide dry storage for extra gear in the event of a rainstorm. Specifications 3 Season Capacity: 4 Person Doors: 2 Tent Area: 64 ft 2 / 6 m 2 Vestibule Area: 21 ft 2 / 1.9 m 2 Interior Peak Height: 4.33 ft / 1.32 m Packaged Weight: 9 lb 1 oz / 4.11 kg Number of Poles: 1 Al Freestanding: Yes Features One continuous aluminum pole Factory sealed seams