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Wenzel Alpine Tent - 3 Person
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- 3-person, 3-pole pentadome tent with removable fly
- Shock-corded fiberglass frame for quick and easy setup
- Integrated mud mat with drainage strip to keep tent clean
- 2 mesh windows and D-style front door for ventilation
- Measures 8.5 x 4 x 8 feet (W x H x D); weighs 8 pounds
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- Base: 8.5 by 8 feet
- Center height: 48 inches
- Interior space: 49 square feet
- Sleeps: 3
- Windows 2
- Door: Dutch D-style
- Floor: Welded polyethylene
- Frame: Fiberglass
- Carrying weight: 8 pounds
Amazon.com Tent Guide
Selecting a Tent
Fortunately, there are all kinds of tents for weekend car campers, Everest expeditions, and everything in-between. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Expect the Worst
In general, it's wise to choose a tent that's designed to withstand the worst possible conditions you think you'll face. For instance, if you're a summer car camper in a region where weather is predictable, an inexpensive family or all-purpose tent will likely do the trick--especially if a vehicle is nearby and you can make a mad dash for safety when bad weather swoops in. If you're a backpacker, alpine climber, or bike explorer, or if you like to car camp in all seasons, you'll want to buy something designed to handle more adversity.
Three- and Four-Season Tents
For summer, early fall, and late spring outings, choose a three-season tent. At minimum, a quality three-season tent will have lightweight aluminum poles, a reinforced floor, durable stitching, and a quality rain fly. Some three-season tents offer more open-air netting and are specifically designed for summer backpacking or other activities. Many premium tents will also feature pre-sealed, taped seams and a silicone-impregnated rain fly for enhanced waterproofing.
For winter camping or alpine travel, go with a four-season model. Because they typically feature more durable fabric coatings, as well as more poles, four-season tents are designed to handle heavy snowfall and high winds without collapsing. Of course, four-season tents exact a weight penalty of about 10 to 20 percent in trade for their strength and durability. They also tend to be more expensive.
Domes and Tunnels
Tents are broadly categorized into two types: freestanding, which can stand up on their own, and tents that must be staked down in order to stand upright. Freestanding tents often incorporate a dome-shaped design, and most four-season tents are constructed this way because a dome leaves no flat spots on the outer surface where snow can collect. Domes are also inherently stronger than any other design. Meanwhile, many three-season models employ a modified dome configuration called a tunnel. These are still freestanding, but they require fewer poles than a dome, use less fabric, and typically have a rectangular floorplan that offers less storage space than a dome configuration. Many one and two-person tents are not freestanding, but they make up for it by being lighter. Because they use fewer poles, they can also be quicker to set up than a dome.
Ask yourself how many people you'd like to fit in your fabric hotel now and in the future. For soloists and minimalists, check out one-person tents. If you're a mega-minimalist, or if you have your eye on doing some big wall climbs, a waterproof-breathable bivy sack is the ticket. Some bivy sacks feature poles and stake points to give you a little more breathing room. Also, if you don't need bug protection and you want to save weight, check out open-air shelters.
Families who plan on car camping in good weather can choose from a wide range of jumbo-sized tents that will accommodate all your little ones with room to spare. A wide range of capacities is available for three- and four-season backpacking and expedition tents. Remember, though, the bigger the tent you buy, the heavier it will be, although it's easy to break up the tent components among several people in your group. It's also helpful to compare the volume and floor-space measurements of models you're considering.
Top Customer Reviews
> Price is right. It feels like decent quality at this price. Good value.
> Easy to build. Three poles and it's up. Almost can't do it wrong.
> Pretty big inside. The little mesh "loft" thing is a great place to put wallet, flashlight, etc.
> Pretty compact and fairly light when packed in its case.
> Carrying case has good handles and is big enough to hold everything (without a ridiculously tight packing job).
> The zippers work smoothly.
> The rain fly is tiny. Looking at the picture, it's just that blue cap on top, maybe three feet across. That means the majority of the tent is waterproof, and thus not breathable. It needs more vents or bigger windows.
> Lack of breathability means more condensation inside the tent, even in dry weather. You need to open the windows and door vents as you sleep. BUT, open windows are not waterproof any longer, so if it rains, you'll be awakened by raindrops. If you anticipate rain, you have to close all the vents, which means condensation will get you moist inside anyway...
> The general construction is light. Materials are thin. I will have to be careful to move zippers slowly so I don't tear anything.
Overall, I am satisfied. This will get us through many Cub Scout campouts, all for the price of renting a tent three times.
I think a better tent in this size is the Eureka Timerline series, but it costs almost three times what this one costs. That tent has an entire roof that is breathable, with a huge rain fly. So if I had it to do over, I might just buy up to the Eureka and be done with it - the tent I'll probably end up buying at some point, anyway.
Add lights, air mattress & shade tarp + party supplies, add chairs, girls, friends, speakers, and car-camp Carpoolchella style with a nice cozy two-person star-view tent, listening to the world's best musical talent. Introduce pretty lady into tent or some mind opening experiences and you're good to go. LED lantern lighting hook is nice, radio communications is recommended, and nice personals bags in tent should contain toiletries and batteries of course. suggested. Cyalume glow sticks, 12 hour military grade also suggested. Solar chargers good idea as well... Paracord and knife, tent stakes, etc... Coleman section.
Ear buds and sleeping mask for tent city at Coachella also suggested.
Tent is comfortable, well made, has nice carry bag, roomy for tall guy (more or a 2 tall person tent), and I'd buy another Wenzel anyday. Maybe a bigger one for more folks. I slept well after some worldclass entertainment.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been using this tent for two years and It works great. Awesome design and spacious enough to fit 6 adult sitting upright. I have took it to the park and the beach. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very small. Perfect for one person with luggage. Two with luggage is very smallPublished 6 days ago by Ashley Burch
Basic tent that is super easy to assemble... Title is misleading though. Two small adults can fit if they are the opposite sex... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Drew
Building, or pitching took about 30 minutes.
I tested this over 1 weekend when it rained and it rained a lot. Read more
I didn't realize we had a 30 day return policy. Unfortunately, I am now stuck with this tent. I'm not sure who engineered this design, but the cloth ends/pockets for the poles are... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Becca
This fits our family of three perfect, and seems to be very durable. The only reason I don't give it five stars is because it is a bit difficult for me to set up. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Megan
I really wanted to love it but it was just okay. We used it for just two people and what I thought was a big plus - the shape of the floor - ended up as one of the flaws. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Mashav Shelef
great tent, a little smaller than I expected but great qualityPublished 20 days ago by Amazon Customer