Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1-person Tent Detailed Review 2020

If you are planning on a personal camping trip to find your true self, to have a different experience, or to get away from all the stress of the bustling life, getting yourself fully prepared is very important. You will be alone among the great nature, and that’s the reason why you need to think about every detail that might prevent you from having a great time.

The first and foremost thing you need to prepare is to get yourself a good shelter – a one-person tent. Of several reviews and suggestions on the internet, you will find Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1-person tent review quite often, as it has been believed as the best of its kind. So what makes this Lynx tent get so much attention and does it deserve the reputation? You will find the answer in our Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1-person tent review.

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SHORT DESCRIPTION ABOUT A PERSONAL TENT

First of all, let’s find out what we can expect from a one-person tent.

As the name suggests, a one-person tent is a tent for one person and it’s obvious that the size is small and the tent is lightweight enough to be carried by yourself only. However, it still needs to be durable and strong enough to protect you from the weather condition, or else your buying decision will totally be a failure. Determine what the condition you might encounter with then choose the tent that meets your needs.

And now, let’s get a detailed Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1-person tent review to see how well the tent meets these criteria.

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ALPS MOUNTAINEERING LYNX 1-PERSON TENT REVIEW

1. Size and interior

In general, Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1-person tent is a single backpacking tent that comes with a lot of awesome features, which can be concluded as a nicely balanced tent with great construction, also an easy-to-setup tent at a reasonable price. In comparison to other personal tents, it provides a lot of space both inside the tent and under the vestibule. Despite its compact packed size (only 6 in x 17.5 in and weigh up to 4lbs 4oz), this free-standing tent has a spacious inside, which is a 2’8 x 7’6 feet base size, and a huge vestibule (about 10-square foot) created by the rainfly. These give you extra comfort during the night and enable you to store your belongings and camping gear in the tent or the vestibule. The vestibule itself comes with a zipper and a storm flap that is equipped with Velcro tabs.

For the small gears and equipment such as chargers or cabs, you can take advantage of the two mesh pockets, one on each end inside the tent. There are also clips above on the canopy so you might attach things there, a hanging lantern or your clothes to dry 

2. Layout

The special domed-style and 2-pole design contribute a lot to its inside spaciousness, as well as the easy-to-setup function. These 02 aluminum poles crossing at the center make it a free-standing tent, which can be set up easily at any kind of terrain. You don’t need to guy out the tent to frame it up, so it saves you a lot of time. All you need to do is to pop the tent open, hook the tent body to the stable X-structure created by the two poles. Now use the loops and grommets at each corner, and it’s time to relax – the process lasts for about 2-5 minutes only if you are familiar with it. Remember to buy a tarp and put it first before laying down the tent, there isn’t one comes with it.

Spend some more minutes to stake down the tent if there is a chance of high wind. It’s OK if you are inside the tent, you cannot be blown up away. However, it might happen to the tent if you leave it alone for cooking/a walk. The manufactures attach a guideline for the stake down process, check it carefully, or bring it with you if you are not sure about your memory.

There is a D-shaped door on the side of the tent, which is large enough for you to go in and out easily. It also rolls out and you can fix it on the left side with the clips and loops. The zippers are large #8 sized, so you can use the tent in the cold weather as it will keep you warm.

3. Construction

As for the material, the poles are constructed with 7000 series aluminum, which is claimed to be a high-grade aluminum alloy that is one of the strongest in the industry. Hence, crossing-pole design is strong and stables. The tent body is a good mix of mesh and fabric: the upper portion is made of mesh and the lower portion is a durable poly taffeta floor with a 2000mm coating. This allows the tent to be a strong weather-shield shelter while still giving the user tons of ventilation. Both floor seams and fly seams are carefully sealed to prevent any leak. The floor is also well coated with a 2000mm HH coating to make sure that no moisture from the soil will ruin your sleep and the fly is rated up to 1500mm to make sure about the great water resistance.

4. Ventilation

Besides the upper body made from mesh which increases the ventilation, there are 02 vents on the narrow sides. They are secured by Velcro tabs and bars so you can lower the ventilation by drop them off or hang them up for more fresh air.

5. Pitching and packing

If this is the first time ever of you to set up a tent, let’s take a look at my detailed instruction below or browse our setting up a tent guidebook here

+ After choosing a proper site and taking everything out of the package, lay down the tarp on the ground. Remember to buy a tarp as the tent doesn’t come with one. Although the tent floor is well coated with 2000mm HH coating, we need to prevent it from wear and tear.

+ Take the poles and attach them to the grommets of each end. They then will form an X-shaped.

+ Clip the tent body to the hooks on the poles.

+ Cover the tent with the rainfly. Make sure that you get the right side or else you cannot use the door. Clip the buckles at the end of the fly and tent body to attach them together.

+ It’s time to work with the guy lines and the tent’s walls. Open 02 vents on the side for more fresh air on a hot day.

+ Finally, attach the gear caddy under the roof from the inside.

To pack things up for heading home, you will kind of reserve the process, which only takes 3-5 minutes. After it is rolled up, you can backpack it easily. In case you wish to put it in your package (if you have one that is big enough), leave the bag at home to save the space.

6. Durability

Due to its features that I list out above (strong X-shaped and made from high-quality material), Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1-person tent is a durable tent that can be a good shelter in almost every weather condition. The manufacture claims this tent to be a 3-season model that allows you to camp comfortably during spring, summer and autumn.  

PROS AND CONS

1. Pros

+ It is a free-standing tent that allows you to set up easily

+ Spacious inside and vestibule equipped

+ Side door that allows easy in and out

+ Strong and stable construction

2. Cons

+ No tarp included

+ Not particularly lightweight

Conclusion

Overall, Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1-person tent is a good personal tent for single use. It will provide you a good shelter among the great nature, and hence this most wanted one-person tent make sure a great individual camping trip. I hope my Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1-person tent review does help you in choosing a personal tent for your next trip.