ALPS Mountaineering Orion 1


I'm pretty sure ALPS no longer makes this tent, but…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Design: 3 season free-standing double wall
Sleeps: 1
Ease of Setup: easy 10-minute setup
Weight: 3.5 pounds
Price Paid: $80

I'm pretty sure ALPS no longer makes this tent, but I can't for the life of me understand why. For the money, it can't be beat. It's lightweight, easy to set up and tear down, very comfortable (plenty of room for a 6 foot-plus camper, including being able to sit up inside) and is very durable.

I have used this tent for a few years now, and have even been through several downpours without getting even damp. The only thing I would change would be to have a larger vestibule (it doesn't fit an entire full-sized backpack, so if it's raining you'll need to find cover for the part of your pack sticking out).

Still, with or without the rain fly, this is a great little tent. If you can still find this tent, buy it!

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The Orion 1 has been discontinued.

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The ALPS Mountaineering Orion 1 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen August 24, 2007 at REI.

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