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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Lightweight, easy to set up and take down, the Wenzel Alpine 3-pole pentadome tent is a great choice for a camping adventure. It features a single room that measures 8 by 8.5 feet with the third pole creating a vestibule, giving an area for storing gear and weather protection. It will sleep up to 3 people. This tent has a D-style door with mesh window, and closeable mesh windows for great cross ventilation. A gear loft and hanging gear pocket are included as well as an integrated mud mat with a drainage strip. The shockcorded fiberglass frame and pole pockets make set up quick. The Weather Armor polyester with a polyurethane coating protects from top to bottom while the sonic sealed polyethylene tub-style floor combats water seepage. Seams are Double-stitched, lap-felled to provide a shingle effect against water and all threads, zippers and webbing are treated with superior water repellency applications. Duffle bag is included for storage. Specifications: • Base: 8.5 ft. x 8 ft. • Center Height: 48 in. • Area: 49 sq. ft. (vestibule 7 sq. ft.) • Door: Dutch "D" style • Floor: welded polyethylene • Frame: fiberglass • Stakes: steel • Carry Weight: 8 lbs • Sleeps: 3
Lightweight, easy to set up, and versatile, the Wenzel Alpine three-person dome tent is a great choice for all types of camping and conditions. The Alpine includes such features as a three-pole pentadome design that creates a vestibule for gear storage and weather protection, a shock-corded fiberglass frame (with pole pockets) that sets up and disassembles quickly, and an integrated mud mat with a drainage strip to keep the tent clean. Campers will also appreciate the Weather Armor polyester fabric and sonic-sealed polyethylene tub-style floor, which are reliably rugged and resist leaks of all kinds. The closeable mesh windows and D-style front door, meanwhile, do a nice job of ventilating the tent and controlling morning moisture. Additional details include double-stitched seams, a gear loft for smaller items, a hanging pocket, and a duffel bag for storage.
- 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
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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.
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It thunderstormed hard for about 2 hours during our trip, and everything worked PERFECTLY. The walls felt slightly wet, but no water got inside the tent. Both us and our gear stayed dry. The rain flap was easy to put on.
This says it's a 3 person tent, but we felt quite comfortable with just 2. Maybe a small child would have fit as well, but we would have had to stash our gear outside.
We did get a rip in our tent upon first use, so I knocked off a star.
Fit me, girlfriend and dog. I guess that counts for 3 people. Decent tent, easy to set up. I really like the little landing pad on the front of it and it has been the ONLY tent I have been able to get back in the original carrying case. That is fantastic.
Great little tent for the price point. Nice and roomy for 2 adults but 3 would be pushing it quite a bit. Have not experienced any rain in this tent as of yet so cant speak as to its weather resistance . Lightweight and easy to set up as well as a goodlooking tent. All in all very happy with this tent and Wenzel is a reputable name in the camping industry.
Cons: Needs at least 2 people for set-up, MUST be seam-sealed or it will LEAK MAJORLY, no "tub floor" so it's not good for wet/raining areas, kind of small.
This is a decent tent. It's not a great tent - it's kind of a pain to get set up and it's small, even for me at 5'5". My sleeping pad (a backpacking pad, no less) and bag barely fit in this tent at a diagonal. You really need to seam-seal it, because it leaks horribly. Even after seam-sealing mine, I took it camping in the rain and WITH the "fly" on it I still had puddles in it when I woke up.
But I did get it back in the bag on the first try, so that's a plus. It's an OK tent. But more for casual camping, not serious camping.
Like I hope you are not looking for a completely waterproof tent as it isn't as great against the rain as it could have been. I had multiple days where it had a difficult time at some of the seams from letting water drip into the tent. It seems to mostly be across the place where it goes from the wall white to the blue. While it was generally very little, it would have been worse if my trunk hadn't been protecting my weather fragile goods.
While the pentagonal shape is fun and in some ways makes the putting up of the tent easier, it does make it harder to have a decent amount of space in it. Organization is key to making it the best space you can. 3 person is something that I will say is a misnomer, as it can comfortably fit 1 and be kind of snug for 2, but that seems about normal for tent advertising. For me, it was just the right amount of floor space for me, my loose stuff, and my trunk. I could fit my large sleeping mat, my sleeping bag and still have space to maneuver a little.
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