User Review: Eureka! Alpenlite XT
Design: 4 season, freestanding
Ease of Setup: EZ Fast
Weight: 7+ pounds
Price Paid: $229
An October 2009 backpack/deer hunting trip found this tent loaded in my pack. A bit of concern with 7lbs of weight to take back in over 8 miles into the wilderness backcounty. Well the weather in the Northwest WA turned bitter; torrential rains, wind and night time snow. We camped in the most sheltered area we could find. Bad weather/storm lasted a good 3 days. This Alpenlite XT tent was a savior, stayed dry inside despite conditions outside.
My friend's REI Quarter Dome was darn near trashed, his gear wet, his butt wet...but his tent weighed about 3lbs less. The rainfly of my Alpenlite XT came thru perfectly inspite of heavy mountain winds. I was comfortable for all 7 days of the trip. Highly recommend the Alpenlite XT.