Alps Mountaineering Lynx 3 Person Dome Tent Review

The Lynx Fly Open

Alps Mountaineering's Lynx 3 With the Fly Open

Lynx 3 Pictures and Videos

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The Lynx With the Fly Off

Alps Mountaineering Lynx 3 With the Fly Off
Fly Closed on the Lynx 3

Fly Closed the Lynx 3

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QUICK OVERVIEW

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Gray, Brown Orange
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: 0
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Zippers: #8
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, Yes
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Yes, Yes
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Lynx 3 floor saver
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: Half Mesh
  • Full Fly: 75D 185T Polyester
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Floor Materials: 75D 185T Poly Taffeta
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 2000 mm
  • Pole Material: 7000 Series Aluminum
  • Number Of Poles: 2
  • Pole Dimensions: 9.5mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: 7075 Aluminum
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 52 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 4 foot. 0 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 7 Lbs 3 Oz
    Trail Weight: 6 Lbs. 8 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 6 x 23 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area:
    25.00 sq. ft. (2 x 12.5 sq. ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

Easy assembly with pole clips that quickly snap over the tent poles

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

The rain flaps go all the way to the ground to keep any rain out. Mesh interior helps us stay cool in summer. Stayed strong through powerful storms. Two months camping and it never leaked.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

The tent did leak a bit until I sealed it myself. Cords in both poles broke after a few uses. Very small vestibule, no windows.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Lynx 3 has two doors and a peak center height of 4' 0 which is a tiny bit less than the average height of the 126 different 3 person tents we have studied. With 52 square feet of space inside, it is a little bit larger than some other 3-person tents, and it should accommodate you and, up to two other campers throughout the 3-seasons this tent is approved for. Smaller tents similar to this one can generally make a nice choice for people who welcome spending plenty of time outside of the tent enjoying the fresh air.

Many of the great things about dome tents are, that they are under normal circumstances not too heavy, making them simple to carry. In nearly all instances, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are generally speaking, freestanding and very simple to set up. In good weather, you can do without guy lines and stakes, not that this is suggested.

Dome tents are easily the most commonly seen of all the different types of tents you will see when camping. They tend to do better in the rain than other types, allowing rain to roll off the sloped walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, resulting in the water pooling on the top of the tent. The simplest dome tent will have a rectangular floor, sloped sides a couple of poles which converge in the center of the roof. Because of their construction, it is typically considered that they are best suited for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

Down below, you can find a list of the tent's strongest and weakest points.

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Lynx can support its own weight on any terrain. It does not need to be staked down in most cases. But in case of strong winds, it is always best to secure it to the floor with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Vestibules. Having two vestibules. Offers you a place to store shoes and other things that can get dirty, muddy, this is a big plus.
  3. Has Gear Loft. It is nice to see Alps adding a gear loft in the interior to store some of your things.
  4. More than one door. With 2 doors, it is easier to get in and out of the tent, in the middle of the night if needed.
  5. Durable, water-resistant floor. The floor material is 75D 185T poly taffeta, which is a substantially thick and high-strength fabric. Meaning the base is not prone to tears and punctures. Also, the material has a 2000 mm waterproofing rating, which is pretty good for most circumstances.
  6. Breathable. The Lynx's interior uses a mesh fabric on the inside of the tent, and this helps maximize the flow of air. With the extra ventilation, and this tent is great for use in the summer.
  7. The rainfly completely covers the tent body. The rainfly covers the whole body of the tent from the top to the bottom and has a waterproof rating of 1500mm. Meaning it will easily protect you against heavy rain.
  8. Other sizes are available. Alps has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  9. Low price. It is a great buy for a 3 person dome tent that provides this much space. Not many tents available on the market give this level of quality for only $169.95 info_outline

CONS

  1. Lacking in Headroom. With 7% less headroom than similar sized tents, one can see how this could be a negative thing for some people.
  2. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one sold separately specifically for the Lynx 3 footprint Even though the floor may be made of 75D 185T poly taffeta, it is still better to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  3. A little heavy for backpacking. Even though the Lynx 3, looks like a small tent, it is not probably the best choice for backpacking as it weighs 7 pounds. This is quite a lot more than many other backpacking tents
  4. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have many things to be positive about. The sloping walls do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.6 STARS

Alps's Lynx 3 tent is really good for bicycle & motorbike camping. Here are a few other points not mentioned above which, were found and liked, while reviewing the model: Mesh storage pockets, gear loft, 7075 aluminum stakes, and guy ropes included, There are extra-large #8 zippers on the door and vestibule and To be sure no corners are cut, ALPS has the factory seal the fly and floor seams.

With fantastic ratings, a decent amount of reviews and a minimum headroom of 4' and 52 square feet of space to enjoy, this tent is like your very own small home away from home. It enables you and up to 2 other campers to spend some really enjoyable time exploring the great outdoors. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can read through above.

If you found this website looking for recommendations on this specific tent, we consider, it would make for an excellent buy. In case you just happened to land on this page while browsing for a new tent having not heard of this manufacture or this tent previously, it is perhaps a good thing to check out a few more comparable tents.

Value for money: When considering value for your money, this tent is without a doubt more competitive than the normal cost of all the one hundred and eighty, three-person tents we have taken a look at, all alone this does not make it awesome value for money. We also need to take a look at other areas in-depth, as we do for each tent.

When we measure the ratings of a single tent, we reflect upon plenty of conditions, searching for areas where the tent could beat out other near-identical tents and where it is not quite as good. In this case, with a total score of 4.6 and the price conclusions above, It is simple to observe that with a ticket price of $169.95 info_outline Alps's Lynx 3 is a fantastic bargain and incredibly competitively priced in comparison with comparable tents.

The ratings show that the build and size the tent offers were not in any way compromised to finish up with a price tag well beneath the normal price for similar tents. It is also worth thinking about the fact that it is marked down by 11% from the manufactures suggested price. It should make a fantastic choice for most campers searching for an appropriate three-season dome tent to camp with, that should serve you well for years to come.

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COMPARE WITH OTHER SIMILAR TENTS

ALPS MOUNTAINEERING TENTS || DOME TENTS || 4 PERSON TENTS

Other Sizes

Model Headroom Sleeping Area Price * Discounted

Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1
Lynx 1

3' 0"20 sq ft $99.97info_outline(17%)

Alps Mountaineering Lynx 2
Lynx 2

3' 10"37 sq ft $106.00info_outline(34%)

Alps Mountaineering Lynx 3
Lynx 3

4' 0"52 sq ft $169.95info_outline(11%)

Alps Mountaineering Lynx 4
Lynx 4

4' 4"64 sq ft $158.18info_outline(21%)
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