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ALPS Mountaineering Vertex 4.0

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Great 4-person tent for the money. I just got back…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: three-season freestanding dome
Sleeps: 4
Ease of Setup: Easy. 1 H-shaped pole. Fly clips on.
Weight: 7lbs
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 Vertex 4.0

MSRP:
$319.99

The ALPS Mountaineering Vertex 4.0 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen July 3, 2013 at Backcountry.com.

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Specs

Base Size 7 ft 6 in x 8 ft 6 in
Center Height 4 ft 4 in
Vestibule Depth 35 in
Tent Area 64 sq ft
Vestibule Area 31 sq ft
Tent and Fly Weight 8 lb 1 oz
Total Weight 9 lb 1 oz
Packed Size 7 in x 22 in
Pole Diameter 9.5 mm