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ALPS Mountaineering Vertex 4 Backpacking Tent


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  • Free-standing 2-pole design with 7000 Series aluminum poles
  • Polyester fly resists UV damage and stays taut
  • Factory sealed fly and floor seams for maximum weather protection
  • 2 Doors (both with zippered mesh windows) and 2 vestibules - Easy Entry, Great Ventilation, and Extra Weather Protection
  • Easy Assembly with Pole Clips that Quickly Snap Over the Tent Poles



Product Description

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Featuring a single continuous pole design, the Vertex 4 is a free-standing tent enhanced with two doors for easy entry and two vestibules for gear storage and extra weather protection. Extra large zippers make opening and closing the doors and vestibules a breeze. The Vertex 4 frame is made with strong and lightweight aircraft alloy aluminum poles and assembly is easy with tent clips that snap into place over the poles. The poles are all shock-corded together as one continuous system. The top of the tent has a spreader section for increased head room and with factory sealed fly and floor seams, you're sure to stay dry in rainy weather. The polyester fly and floor are urethane coated and also have factory sealed seams for maximum weatherproofness. The fly buckles to the tent, offering a secure attachment and the mesh roof vents increase ventilation and improves star gazing.



The Vertex 4 sleeps 4 adults with two vestibules for gear storage.
Features:
  • Free-standing pole system with 7000 series aluminum poles
  • Easy assembly with pole clips that quickly snap over the tent poles
  • 75D 185T polyester fly resists UV damage and stays taut
  • Factory sealed fly and floor seams give best weather protection
  • 75D 185T taffeta floor with 2000mm coating
  • Extra large zippers on doors and vestibules
  • Easy entry and great ventilation with 2 doors (both with zippered mesh windows)
  • 2 vestibules for gear storage and extra weather protection
  • Weatherproof fly buckles on for maximum adjustability and protection
  • Mesh roof vents increase ventilation and improve star gazing

Specifications:

  • Base Size: 7 feet, 6 inches by 8 feet, 6 inches
  • Center Height: 4 feet, 4 inches
  • Vestibule Depth: 35 inches
  • Tent Area: 64 square feet
  • Vestibule Area: 31 square feet.
  • Tent and Fly Weight: 8 pounds, 1 ounce
  • Total Weight: 9 pounds, 1 ounce
  • Packed Size: 8 by 22 inches
  • Pole Diameter: 9.5 mm
  • Tent Style: Two-pole rectangular dome
  • Use Rating: 3 Season
  • Capacity: Four adults

Product Description

ALPS Mountaineering Vertex Backpacking 4 - Person Tent... easy to assemble and lightweight! Take a hike with this lightweight Tent! The Vertex is a 2 door, 4 person Tent that'll keep your pack light. Once you reach base camp, assembly is a cinch... just snap the tent clips in place over the strong and lightweight alloy aluminum poles. Mesh side panels and roof vents offer up superior ventilation and a scenic view, while the spreader section at the top of the tent gives you 52" of head room! Fast set-up, reliable performance: 2 doors with vestibules to store your gear; 2 aircraft aluminum poles are strong and lightweight; Poles are shock corded together as one continuous system; Weighs approx. 9 lbs.; Polyester fly and nylon floor are urethane coated with factory sealed seams for weather protection; Mesh storage pocket; Fly buckles to tent for secure attachment; Stakes and guy ropes included; Center height: 52"; Base size: 90 x 102"; Vestibule area: 31 sq. ft. Order Today! ALPS Mountaineering Vertex 4.0 AL Backpacking Tent

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 23 x 11 inches ; 8.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 8.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000MARESE
  • Item model number: 5423619
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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Easy and fast to set up and take down.
Lerpster
This tent is more than I expected-lightweight aluminum pole system set up easily, especially with the clips that fasten the tent to the pole structure.
Todd in Atlanta
The night time temps were in the mid 40's and daytime in the low 70/upper60's and this tent was great.
Carl J. Tyler Jr.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jeff on July 10, 2011
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The Alps Mountaineering Vertex 4 is a very nice tent, with some very well engineered features and only a few complaints.

When camping alone the 7.5'x8.5' floor space is very nice. When camping with a significant other, you also have enough room. However, as with any tent, you don't want to brush the walls or rain or even condensation from dew will wick through and you'll be damp in the morning. With the 4'4" height, the walls are at a fairly steep angle cutting back a little of the useable floor space. With a twin sized air mattress which puts you 6" or so off the ground, you lose 6-12" of floor space. With two twin sized air mattresses you better be on pretty close terms with your tent partner (after camping with a buddy over Memorial Day weekend, I thought about just using sleeping pads, but I'm now in the market for a larger tent for when I camp with friends). The 8"x22" pack size is nice and compact, and it is just small enough for motorcycle camping and possibly hiking.

I LOVE the pole design. For the size of the tent, the aluminum poles and shock cords are quite thick and strong. It is a very sturdy tent, and while I haven't been in a storm yet, I suspect it would hold up well to some fairly stout winds. I love the hub system, makes putting it all together quite simple. In fact, with a little practice, this tent can be set up in about 5 min (not counting the pegs I had it up in about 5min my first time, though I'm not a rookie in setting up a tent).

My one big complaint, lack of sufficient mesh. There is very little mesh in this tent. Maryland summers can be brutally hot and humid (the Weather Channel just rated Washington DC as #6 for worst summers of U.S. cities).
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Fross on September 25, 2011
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Bought the tent on 9/22/2011 set it up in my living room to get a feel for it, easy set up with a no fuss clip system that worked wonders. Now for the bad news, my wife and I took this tent camping in the Pisgah National Forest over the weekend and the forecast was sunny, that all changed and it rained HARD all night. First off the tent was set up perfectly using all available hardware and guy lines to ensure the rain fly was secured properly. The tent would not cool down past 80 degrees inside(this is an estimate) when it was 55 degrees outside and raining. Then about 3 hours into the rain the rain fly began to leak at various seem locations especially the zipper area of the vestibule doors and soon there after the tent itself began to leak at the seams connecting the floor to the walls. It was a long night and everything was soaked that was in the tent including us. Long story short this tent only does one thing right, it sets up FAST just hope and pray it doesn't rain or get above 70 degrees outside. Look elsewhere for a reliable product because this isn't it. Thank you Amazon for having such great customer service and return policies.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Todd in Atlanta on October 19, 2010
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GREAT TENT-GREAT BUY! Alps has a great product line I didn't know about! This tent is more than I expected-lightweight aluminum pole system set up easily, especially with the clips that fasten the tent to the pole structure. Absolutely no problem setting up the tent by myself. The fly installed easily using a simple buckle system on the four tent corners. The fly completely covers the tent so there's no drip line on the tent itself. The floor space was large enough for a double-bed-size blowup mattress plus some. The two vestibules are key storage space outside the tent and not found on many tents. The zippers work well and didn't bind at all. I pitched the tent in soft soil, but in harder soil conditions I would recommend stouter tent stakes (short top-hook aluminum come with the tent). The guying that comes with the tent for the fly works well to hold off the fly from the tent to keep condensation and moisture out of the tent. I don't think this tent is heavy at all, and would carry it in/out of a campsite without hesitation. I'll still treat the seams for moisture penetration. There are two screened openings on the sides and one at the top that you can't close, just so you know. We camped out in 40F weather and were fine with good sleeping bags and down comforters though. Enjoy!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By COEngineer on June 23, 2008
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I got this tent on Amazon for a little under $200 and for that price it is a good tent. My wife and two kids(4 & 7 yrs old) have backpacked with this tent twice already. It hasn't rained hard yet, but so far has been easy to use seems to be well made.

There are lighter, more expensive tents out there, but this one serves the purpose for <10 lbs.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 28, 2010
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I have not used this for camping yet, but I'm sure it'll do great! The backyard test setup was quick, took me about 7 mins to setup while the wind gusts were up to 30mph. The tent held up strong with the gusts, didn't even flex...inside the wind noise was minimal. Due to the pack weight and size, I would not consider this a backpacking tent...I will use it mainly for car camping.

Here are some specs I got from the ALPS site that include packed size:
Vertex 4 Specs
Base Size: 7'6 x 8'6
Center Height: 4'4
Vestibule Depth: 35"
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: 8" x 22"
Pole Diameter: 9.5 mm
Color: Sage/Rust
Style: Two-pole rectangular dome
Use Rating: 3 Season
Sleeps: Four

Vertex 4 Materials:
* Fly: 75D, 185T, Poly Taffeta, 1500mm Multi-pass Urethane coating
* Floor: 75D, 185T, Poly Taffeta, 2000mm Multi-pass Urethane coating
* Walls: 75D, 185T, Poly Taffeta
* Mesh: Nylon No See-um Mesh, 40D
* Frame: 9.5mm 7000-series aluminum

Included:
Rain fly, 7000 Series Aluminum Poles, Pole Bag, Stake Bag, 6061 Aluminum Stakes, Guy Rope, Repair Swatches, Gear Loft, Mesh Storage Pockets, and Tent Bag with Drawstring
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