Alps Mountaineering Meramac 6 Person Dome Tent Review

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Alps Mountaineering's Meramac 6 With the Fly Open

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Outdoor Camping with  on the Meramac 6

Outdoor Camping with the Meramac 6

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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 6 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: 11mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, No
  • Stakes: 8 Inch Steel
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 100 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 6 foot. 0 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 16 Lbs 1 Oz
  • Packed Size: 8 x 25 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: None
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: 2

Tent Set Up

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

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

Taken it out a couple of times now, and it never failed my expectation. Used it during thunderstorms and woken up completely dry. Rainfly is more than enough to do its job. Well constructed and high-quality materials.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

After a heavy rain, it started to leak a little, but you can not barely notice it. Just a tiny bit of it. It should be better if there are vestibules. You should take note of the poles for its slippery when it rains.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Meramac 6 has two windows and two doors and a maximum center height of 6' 0 which is a tiny bit less than the average height of the 106 different 6 person tents we have studied. With 100 square feet of space inside, it is a tiny bit smaller than some other 6-person tents, and it could be a little tight for you and, up to five other campers all through the 3-seasons this tent is recommended for. Larger tents similar to this one can make a really good choice for people who appreciate having plenty of room inside the tent.

Some of the cool things about dome tents are, that they are for, the most part lightweight, making them simple to carry around. In near all cases, 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 securing the tent with stakes and ropes, not that this is recommended.

Dome tents are without a doubt the most commonly seen of all the various types of tents you will find when camping. They tend to do better in the rain than other types, allowing water to roll off the slanted walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, allowing the water to pool on the top of the tent. The simplest dome tent will have a square footprint, slanted walls a couple of poles which cross in the middle of the roof. Because of their construction, it is typically considered that they are best suited for up to a maximum of 6 people.

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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 simpler to get in and out of the tent, in the middle of the night if needed.
  5. More than one window. With 2 windows it is simple to keep the tent cooler 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. Available in other sizes. Alps has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  8. Low price. It is a great deal for a 6 person dome tent that provides this much space. Not a lot of tents available on the market give this level of quality for only $175.99 info_outline

CONS

  1. Sensitive to wind. Because of its size and shape, the Meramac may not do best in strong winds if it is not firmly secured with the provided guy lines and stakes. Even though the tent is listed as freestanding in all but very calm conditions, one would want to stake and tie it down correctly.
  2. Not spacious. With a floor area of 100 square feet, the Meramac 6 is smaller than quite a lot of the 106 other 6 person tents we have looked at.
  3. Only one room. The Meramac is designed for 6 campers, many other tents of a similar size have more than one room allowing for a little more privacy.
  4. No Vestibules. If you want to keep your dirty shoes, clothes, and backpacks protected from the rain etc, you will have to store them inside the tent.
  5. Uses Fiberglass poles. Even though the poles are comprised of shock corded fiberglass poles. Using even some fiberglass with a big tent like the Meramac 6 could possibly lead to problems, if there were to be extreemly windy conditions.
  6. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one available separately designed for the Meramac 6 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.
  7. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have lots of qualities to rave about. The sloping sides do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.0 STARS

Alps's Meramac 6 tent is suitable for car camping. Here are a few other points not noted above which, were 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., There are extra-large #8 zippers on the door and vestibule and The fly uses a pole in the top, which gives you an awning over each door for excellent rain protection.

With great ratings, quite a few reviews and headroom of 6' and 100 square feet of space to play with, this tent is like your very own small home away from home. It allows you and up to 4 other campers to spend some real quality time enjoying nature. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can check out above.

If you came to this page looking for an endorsement about this particular tent, we think, it should make for a good acquisition. In case you just happened to land on this website while looking for a new tent having not heard of this manufacture or this tent model before, it is perhaps a good idea to look at some more similar tents.

Value for money: As far as value for your dollar, this tent is significantly cheaper than the standard cost of all the one hundred and seven, six-person tents we have looked at, all alone this does not make it awesome value for money. We also need to look at other factors in-depth, as we do with every tent.

When we measure the score of an individual tent, we examine plenty of conditions, searching for areas where the tent could excel against other similar tents and where it is lacking. On this occasion, with an overall rating of 4.0 and the price statistics above, one can conclude that with a cost of $175.99 info_outline Alps's Meramac 6 is a decent buy and astonishingly priced in comparison with similar tents.

The overall score shows that the quality and capacity the tent provides were not compromised to obtain a price well beneath the usual price for comparable tents. It is also worth thinking about the fact that it is marked down by 20% from the manufactures suggested retail price. It will make a fantastic choice for nearly all campers searching for an appropriate three-season dome tent to camp with, that will serve you well for years to come.

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COMPARE WITH OTHER SIMILAR TENTS

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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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