Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 Tent Reviews- So Far So Good

The following is a review of the Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 tent. The below review is actually a transcript from the video. So if you are lazy or don’t feel like reading through everything you can just watch the video instead. In the video you will learn the follwing:

  • Fit and Finish of the Tent
  • First Impressions
  • Functionality
  • Sep Up

-What you see here is my new Lynx one backpacking tent by Alps mountaineering. Which is a one-person backpacking tent designed to be lightweight and compact. I’m going to open it up for the first time and show you exactly what you’re getting- it’s got some buckles here that cinch up the sack.  loosen those event I scored their closure all right it’s got some blue ties in there you’ll probably end up not using those in the future it’s just an extra step I chose this tent because it consistently got some good reviews across the internet one thing I was hesitant about looks like they include some swatches the actual tent material one thing I was hesitant about this tent was the color especially that orange right there I don’t like bright colored tents I like to blend in with the nature that I’m in I know that uh can be just a matter of taste but a little too much of this orange and I would have bought something else these are tones I don’t mind mind at all that’s fine I I wish the whole tent was just these colors they just didn’t even bother including the orange but it’s not a bright orange it’s not dayglo it’s sort of a rusty orange a muted orange at least so I’ll give them that there’s a little hanging pouch for the interior of your tent if you’re backpacking and you’re really concerned about weight you’re weighing everything out this is probably something you might I leave behind I can feel that these are the pace now you know what I did immediately after purchase purchasing this tent was I went and got some good aluminum stakes not pegs states these stakes are bulky and relatively heavy compared to my aluminum stakes they also look like they could Bend easily so I’m gonna stick with my probably toss these aside use my Y shaped aluminum stakes this is the cord seems pretty quality alright these assume are poles aluminum poles plastic bag which course will be discarded really nice nice spring on that that cord not shot cord they’re really nice they just snap together really easily that’s impressive holes are everything in a tent really you can you can suffer the malfunction or breakage of a lot of parts on a tent but the poles suck you’re pretty much screwed all right good poles I like those wouldn’t they be great if they were an olive drab howdy awesome I love that instead they’re that rusty orange not too bright though not too bright all right this is where I’m going to cut the video off and cut to the 10th fully assembled butts so far so good here’s that orange again again it’s not the whole tent it’s just some accent areas not a huge fan of that though but I know I’m going to like this tent overall all right I’ve got the links one set up in my backyard it was extremely easy to setup took me about a minute and a half for the first time two aluminum poles in an X formation the tent hangs on the pulls pulls insert in two grommets at each corner here is the loop for your tie-downs your stakes these zippers seem like quality zippers the tent is extremely light pick it up with one finger very easily it almost seems as if the rain fly is heavier it could be a lot of mesh for ventilation which is important it’s got a pocket at each end of the tent so that extra pocket is just a luxury and I assume that that extra pocket hangs on these loops in the upper part of the inside of the tent alright I’ve got my rain fly hastily set up the vestibule area is not tied down the links one provides a 10 square feet of vestibule area this area outside of your tent but under the rain fly that’s a place where you can put your gear stuff you don’t want inside of your tent like dirty hiking boots things like that but you want to protect from rain that is the vestibule area these are for tying down your tent of course along with staking it at the corners one thing that concerns me about this rain fly are the clear plastic windows it’s a nice idea but I worry about the durability and longevity of this clear plastic especially under sunlight you ever seen old convertible cars plastic rear windows they’re yellow they’re opaque they’re cracked maybe they’re just torn out all together you see a lot of duct tape over them I’m concerned that that’s what will happen to these over time I hope I’m proven wrong this is the orange not too much orange just on either end of the rain fly that’s it so not too offensive I like the zippers on this tent you can tell that their quality large another feature of this rain fly is that it has little vent holes the top rain doesn’t get in but air can escape now I like that they’re sort of propped up by this stiff piece of velcro it’s a nice little concept ventilation is key in your tents got to have ventilation you’d be shocked at how quickly moisture can build up inside of your tent all right that is the Alps mountaineering Lynx one backpacking tent those are my initial impressions can’t wait to get out and use this thing and I will post a video after I put it to the test ten percent survival piece

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