Alps Mountaineering Meramac 2 Person Dome Tent Review

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Gray, Green Orange
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: 2
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Zippers: #8
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, Yes
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: No, Yes
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Meramac 2 floor saver
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: Half Mesh
  • Full Length On The Sides Fly: 75D 185T Polyester
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Floor Materials: 75D 185T Poly Taffeta
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Pole Material: shock Corded Fiberglass Poles
  • Number Of Poles: 3
  • Pole Dimensions: 8.5mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, No
  • Stakes: 8 Inch Steel
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 38 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 4 foot. 0 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 7 Lbs 9 Oz
  • Packed Size: 6.5 x 20 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: None
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: 1

Tent Set Up

Easy free-standing two-pole design with shock corded fiberglass poles setup

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

A must-have tent, indeed. I love the pockets and the hooks because it is really convenient. Packing it also is a piece of cake. After using it once, I didn't have any hard time putting it back in its case.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

Not 100 % wind-proof but versatile enough in a cold or warm condition. You might also notice that its a little bit heavy, it still gives you the worth of the money that you paid.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Meramac 2 has two windows and two doors and a peak center height of 4' 0 which is a little bit smaller than the average height of the 189 various 2 person tents we have looked at. With 38 square feet of room inside, it is a tiny bit larger than some other 2-person tents, and it should accommodate you and, another camper during the whole of the 3-seasons this tent is suggested for. Smaller tents like this one often can make a really good choice for people who appreciate spending plenty of hours outside of the tent enjoying the fresh air.

A few of the fantastic points about dome tents are, that they are generally speaking not too heavy, making them easy to carry around. In most all instances, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are generally speaking, freestanding and very easy 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 common of all the different sorts of tents you will find when camping. They tend to fair better in storms than other types, allowing rain to roll off the sloped sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, resulting in the rain pooling on the top. The simplest dome tent will have a square footprint, slanted sides a couple of poles which cross in the middle of the roof. Because of the way they are made, it is typically considered that they are best suited for up to a maximum of 6 people.

Down below, you can find an account of the tent's pros and cons.

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Meramac can support its own weight on any terrain. It does not even have to be staked down in most cases. But in case of strong winds, it is always best to secure it to the ground with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Has Gear Loft. It is nice to see Alps adding a gear loft in the interior to store some of your things.
  3. Has awnings. The awnings protect the walls of the tent.
  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. More than one window. With 2 openings it is easier to keep the tent ventilated on a hot summers night.
  6. Breathable. The Meramac'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. Lots of Positive Reviews The Meramac 2 has Plenty of very good Reviews
  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 2 person dome tent providing this much space. Not a lot of tents available on the market give this level of quality for only $97.40 info_outline

CONS

  1. No Vestibules. If you want to keep your dirty shoes, clothes, and backpacks protected from the rain etc, you will have to keep them inside the tent.
  2. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one available separately specifically for the Meramac 2 footprint Even though the floor may be made of 75D 185T poly taffeta, it is still best to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  3. A tad heavy for backpacking. Even though the Meramac 2, 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 attributes to be positive about. The sloping sides do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.6 STARS

Alps's Meramac 2 tent is great for bicycle & motorbike camping. Here are a few other points not noted above which, we noticed and liked, while reviewing the model: Our fiberglass poles are also normally one size larger than normal to offer you a sturdier, stronger tent., Easy entry with two doors and single-zip operation and The fly uses a pole in the top, which gives you an awning over each door for excellent rain protection.

With excellent ratings, lots of reviews and headroom of 4' and 38 square feet of area to sleep, this tent is like your own miniature studio. This enables you to enjoy some really enjoyable moments hanging out with nature. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can check out above.

If you found this page looking for recommendations about this actual tent, we consider, it should make for an awesome acquisition. In case you just happened to arrive on this website while browsing for a new tent having never heard of this manufacture or this tent model previously, it is perhaps a good thing to check out some more similar tents also.

Value for money: As far as value for your dollar, this tent is unquestionably cheaper than the average cost of all the two hundred and sixty-eight, two-person tents we have looked at, this itself does not make it remarkable value for money. We also need to look at other things in-depth, as we do with every tent.

When we measure the overall score of an individual tent, we regard loads of things, looking for areas where the tent could perform well against other similar tents and where it is lacking. In this case, with an overall score of 4.6 and the price conclusions above, It is simple to recognize that with a cost of $97.40 info_outline Alps's Meramac 2 is an exceptional bargain and fabulously priced in comparison with similar tents.

Its overall score shows that the quality and dimensions the tent provides were not in any way compromised to obtain a price unquestionably beneath the average price for similar tents. It will make an exceptional choice for nearly all people searching for an appropriate three-season dome tent to camp in, that should serve you well for years to come.

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Other Sizes and Variations of the Alps Mountaineering Meramac Model

Model Headroom Sleeping Area Price * Discounted

Alps Mountaineering Meramac 2
Meramac 2

4' 0"38 sq ft $97.40info_outline(19%)

Alps Mountaineering Meramac 3
Meramac 3

4' 4"49 sq ft $109.57info_outline(22%)

Alps Mountaineering Meramac 4
Meramac 4

5' 0"64 sq ft $135.99info_outline(20%)

Alps Mountaineering Meramac 5
Meramac 5

6' 0"80 sq ft $159.99info_outline(20%)

Alps Mountaineering Meramac 6
Meramac 6

6' 0"100 sq ft $175.99info_outline(20%)

Alps Mountaineering Meramac 3
Meramac 3 Outfitter

4' 4"49 sq ft $241.24info_outline(20%)

Alps Mountaineering Meramac 4
Meramac 4 Outfitter

5' 0"64 sq ft $263.45info_outline(18%)

Alps Mountaineering Meramac 4
Meramac 4 ZF FG

5' 0"64 sq ft $214.46info_outline(23%)

Alps Mountaineering Meramac 5
Meramac 5 ZF FG

6' 0"80 sq ft $246.54info_outline(18%)

Alps Mountaineering Meramac 6
Meramac 6 ZF FG

6' 0"100 sq ft $276.34info_outline(14%)
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