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ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 3

rated 5.0 of 5 stars
photo: ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 3 three-season tent

This tent keeps me dry in a downpour, but still offers plenty of cross ventilation. It's light for a three-man tent.


  • Can withstand high winds
  • The rain fly design keeps out the rain
  • Plenty of cross ventilation
  • Zippers run smoothly without catching or binding


  • Must use a ground cloth because the coated floor is very lightweight

I tested this tent in -22 degree weather and a foot of snow. I chose this model because it had two doors and sufficient room for all my gear to be protected from the elements, and although I'm a solo camper, it allowed me an emergency egress. That emergency was a black bear that was too curious and tried to enter my tent late one evening.

Although this is a three-season tent, it is quick to assemble, has sufficient ventilation so frost doesn't build up on the rain fly, and maintains some warmth. It stands up well to blustery winds (using the frame/fly tie downs), keeps me dry, and breaks down quickly when departing the campsite.

I'd recommend this tent to any solo camper who wants sufficient room and a place to stay dry. Workmanship: taped seams, and construction are top rate.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Bought it on sale. Approximately $89

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Price MSRP: $129.99
Current Retail: $99.96-$169.99
Historic Range: $54.97-$194.93
Reviewers Paid: $89.00
Base Size 6 ft 6 in x 7 ft 6 in
Center Height 4 ft 4 in
Tent Area 49 sq ft
Tent & Fly Weight 7 lb 14 oz
Total Weight 8 lb 11 oz
Packed Size 6 x 24 in
Pole Diameter 9.5 mm
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