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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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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

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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.

Specifications

  • 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.

Size Matters
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.


Product Details

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  • Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 6.8 x 6.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B002PAT60S
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  • Item model number: 36419
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (504 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,160 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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GOOD:
> 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.

LESS GOOD:
> 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:
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.
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So I took my tent out for a bachelor party weekend for my future brother in law back in March 2010 for a long weekend. Thankfully, I had the foresight to do a trial run to work out how to put the tent together because this was my first 5 sided tent. Setup was a breeze!!! Only problem I had was putting the rain cover on because I put it on facing the wrong way. It did better than expected because I set up my tent on wet ground and never felt wet the whole time. No moisture got in which is awesome when it got down to the 30s and I stayed dry. I have had a Wenzel sleeping bag for at least 15 years which is why I went with them for this tent. I will definitely use them again!
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This Tent is totally worth the price, wait better than the price!!! We got caught in a over night thunder storm with heavy heavy down pour not one leak or problem rolled over and slept through it like a baby!!!!!!!
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By beardog on September 25, 2013
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I'm 62 and have been camping for at least 4 - 8 weeks (each year) for 50 years (since I was very young)so I am somewhat of an expert at pitching a tent. Got this tent as I needed to downsize from my other tents. Took me 12 - 15 minutes to set it up. I scotch guard and seam seal all my camping equipment so the new tent got the treatment. Getting it's home test run this week for 3 days. We are expecting heavy rain storms. This tent is for myself 5'9" 135 pounds, my dog - a jack Russell 32 pounds, and my Sun Conure - in large cage. We all fit nicely with plenty of room to spare.
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With Coachella friend assembled in 5-10 mins with under tarp (floor) and overtarp (shade) hooked to ski-rack or hatchback... They sell tarps on amazon that match the 10' x 30' car-camp spot.

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.
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I ordered this tent to go camping with my son in the Cub Scouts and it's ok for a beginner tent. They say its a three man tent but a dad and his 8 year old son fit OK, but a third person would have been out of the question.
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I haven't camped for about 10 years, but I thought this tent was easy to set up and held up well during a rain storm. I am very happy with this purchase.
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Solid tent. Add some water repellant to the seems after using it for awhile.
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