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ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 8.5- by 7.5-Foot 4 Person Dome Tent


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  • Four-person tent with a simple, two-pole dome design for easy set up and take down
  • 75-denier, 185T polyester fly resists UV damage and stays taut
  • 2 doors with zippered mesh windows, 2 vestibules for gear storage and extra weather protection
  • Base measure 90 x 102-Inch (width x depth), 64-Square Feet floor area, 52-Inch center height
  • 25-Square Feet vestibule area, 10-Pound 5-Ounce total weight, limited lifetime manufacturer warranty

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Product Description

Product Description

The Taurus 4 is a 2-pole freestanding dome tent that is enhanced with 2 doors and 2 vestibules, which is probably why it's been our best selling tent model for the last several years. We use aircraft alloy fiberglass poles that are strong and lightweight. Assembly is really easy with the tent clips that just snap in place over the poles. The polyester fly and nylon floor are urethane coated, with factory sealed seams for maximum weatherproofness. The 2 doors make getting in and out of the tent much easier, especially in the middle of the night when you need to take a quick "break". You also get 2 vestibules (one over each door) that you can use for extra gear storage. The vestibules also serve as automatic guy-out points when the weather gets a little nasty. The fly buckles to the tent, offering a much more secure attachment when compared to elastic cord. We have added vents to the fly on our 2006 models so you get even better ventilation. Mesh roof vents increase ventilation and improve star gazing. Mesh storage pockets and a gear loft are included for organizing your stuff. Stakes and guy ropes are included.

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A full-coverage fly offers total rainproofing combined with vents for optimal ventilation.
The ALPS Mountaineering Taura is a four-person tent with a simple, two-pole dome design for easy set-up and take-down. Two doors and two vestibules provide easy entry-and-exit and dry gear storage, while heavy-duty #8 zippers will hold up to years of heavy use. Each door also has a mesh window for optimal ventilation, and the rainfly also offers additional vents for wet-weather fresh air. Factory-sealed fly and floor seams provide excellent protection from the elements.

What's in the Box?

  • Taurus tent and rainfly
  • Fiberglass poles
  • Pole bag
  • Stake bag
  • 6061 aluminum stakes
  • Guy rope
  • Repair swatches
  • Gear loft
  • Mesh storage pockets
  • Tent bag with drawstring

Features

  • Freestanding two-pole system with Fiberglass poles
  • Easy assembly with pole clips that quickly snap over tent poles
  • 75-denier, 185T polyester fly resists UV damage and stays taut
  • Factory-sealed fly and floor seams give best weather protection
  • 75-denier, 185T taffeta floor with 2,000mm coating
  • Extra large #8 zippers on doors and vestibules
  • Easy entry and optimal ventilation with two doors with zippered mesh windows
  • Two vestibules for gear storage and extra weather protection
  • Weatherproof fly buckles on for maximum adjustability and protection
  • Mesh roof vents further increase ventilation

Materials

  • 75-denier, 185T polyester taffeta rainfly with 1,500mm multi-pass urethane coating
  • 75-denier, 185T polyester taffeta floor with 2,000mm multi-pass urethane coating
  • 75-denier, 185T polyester taffeta walls
  • 40-denier nylon "no-see-um" mesh
  • 11-millimeter diameter 7000 Series aluminum poles

Specifications

  • Base measure 90-by-102 inches (W x D)
  • 64-square-foot floor area
  • 52-inch center height
  • 35-inch vestibule depth
  • 25-square-foot vestibule area
  • Nine-pound, five-ounce tent and fly weight
  • Ten-pound, five-ounce total weight
  • Measures eight-by-22 inches (W x D) packed
  • Sleeps four

Lifetime Warranty
All ALPS Mountaineering products include a limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.

About ALPS Mountaineering
ALPS Mountaineering, a small company located in rural east central Missouri, was started by former Kelty brand manager Dennis Bruneas a family business with the mission of "providing more gear for more people." The company offers performance-oriented packs, tents, sleeping bags, furniture, and air pads.

ALPS strives to provide customers with:

  • Performance-Oriented Products with Consumer Designs: ALPS constantly considers end-user feedback in creating and fine-tuning its product designs
  • Tough, Durable Construction: ALPS uses only quality raw materials to create products designed for rugged outdoor use, all of which come with a limited lifetime warranty
  • Affordable Prices: Despite the high-quality, well-constructed nature of ALPS's product, their pricing is surprisingly affordable

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 8 x 8 inches ; 9.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000FNB01U
  • Item model number: 5422618AL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #582,590 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Great tent, lightweight and easy to set up.
n3xxus
Love that it has 2 doors with windows that you can zip shut to block airflow/view, or zip open and it is still screened off to let more air flow in.
onereviewatatime
Overall - I love this tent and would purchase it again.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By W. Darling on August 14, 2008
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I am well in to my second season with this tent and it is awesome! It packs up small and is easy to take along. I bought this for use on motorcycle camping trips and it has been everything I expected and more!
A few weeks ago I had set up in one of my favorite campgrounds. The forecast was for thunderstorms and it was right. We had got wind and rain like I haven't seen in years. I had staked and tied the tent down and it held up beyond belief. We got 5 inches of rain that night and the only wetness in the tent was from me coming in.
This is a great product!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By onereviewatatime on April 1, 2011
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Fantastic tent. First off, with all tent reviews remember the number of people you can fit in a tent should always be divided aby about half. So this is a 2 person tent, maybe 3 at most. If you have small children you might fit 4, but in general for comfortable tenting you divide by 2. if you have 4 adults or older children look at 6-8 person tents.

Second thing to remember is that with almost all tents, you need to buy the footprint seperatly (or make one). This is a must for the durability of all tent floors and floor protection.

Now, on to the tent.

It is fantastic. No sleeves for the poles, all clips, for easy set up. I much much prefer this to having sleeves in teh fabric of the tent. Pretty simple for one person to put up and very simple for 2.

The version I purchased had aluminum poles, which are better than fiberglass, though I understand they also sell a version of this tent with fiberglass poles. They seemed sturdy and have been holding up well.

The larger zippers are great, there are several hooks to hang things (and a cargo netting provided) from the roof. Two vestibules and a full rainfly make it great for all weather and add storage space.

Love that it has 2 doors with windows that you can zip shut to block airflow/view, or zip open and it is still screened off to let more air flow in.

Weatherproofing was well done, as with all tents could use maintenance after a few seasons. The full rainfly is a major advantage, and it even has vents on the top that can be opened. Don't get a partial rainfly if you expect any kind of weather (see coleman sundome and similar tents). The stakes are the standard ones that come with all tents, adequate.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Nathaniel Fondell on February 17, 2007
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I bought this tent as a Christmas present, and it has been one of those purchases where, as you use it you are constantly surprised by new great things about it.

So far, i've only had the chance to use it once, in the dead of winter, which it really isn't designed for, but the tent held up fantastically and was extremely practical and easy to use, if not very warm.

I'm a pretty tall guy, and this is the first tent that i've had plenty of room to stretch out in, and still have room for all my camping gear. The vestibules are great, but there's no way to cover the plastic windows. SO i'll have to rig up somehting to cover them for changing and stuff, but otherwise they are very handy.

It's a great tent, and not just some ripoff "mountainering" tent.

Its worth it.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Zack J on June 26, 2007
This is a great tent. My wife and daughter and I fit into it with a TON of space to spare, it packs up nicely, and is super easy to set up. When I started looking into tents I had two major criteria: 1) that it be a dome style, 2) that it have two poles only, preferably aluminum. This tent met my requirements and has been a joy to set up and use. Just last night my wife set it up alone in less than 5 minutes.

I purchased some 6 mil polyethylene to use as a footprint under the tent. Alps Mountaineering recommends that you purchase theirs, but I found the stuff cheaper at a hardware store. Using a footprint will definitely extend the life of the floor of your tent.

I would recommend this tent to anyone looking for an affordable 3 or 4 man tent.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jennie Meier on June 19, 2007
I just bought this tent a couple days ago and received it yesterday. I set it up in my backyard to check everything out and ended up sleeping in it. It is large enough for a queen size airmattress if you are using it for car camping. I was surprised at how lightweight it is and the amount of ventilation. I love that the door windows zip shut so you have added privacy and more control over ventilation-makes it more of a 3.5 season tent. Will have to take this hiking sometime to see how it works out-nice thing is the easy 2-pole setup (and it really is easy).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Syogod on May 5, 2012
I've had this tent for 5 years now and couldn't be happier with it. I also used it while a professional canoe guide in the Boundary Waters, sleeping in it every night all summer (3 full months).

Not once have I ever gotten wet in this tent, and I've be in some of the worst thunderstorms of my life in this tent. It has a 'washtub' floor, so you don't have your wall fabric near the ground. The rainfly also comes nearly to the ground preventing rain from ever hitting the tent itself.
It's great in the heat as well, just tie back the rain fly, and open up the rain fly vents at the top and you'll have great airflow.
The only downside, and it's very minimal, is the rainfly 'vestibule' isn't small enough that you can sit in. So you'll have to have both the rainfly and door open briefly while you sit in the tent and close the rainfly.
It's also very light and packs and assembles easily. I could usually pitch it in about 2 minutes.

All in all, I couldn't be happier with this tent and wouldn't consider replacing it.
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