Alps Mountaineering Meramac 6 Person ZF FG Dome Tent Review

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Alps Mountaineering's Meramac 6 ZF FG With the Fly Open

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The Meramac With the Fly Off

Alps Mountaineering Meramac 6 ZF FG With the Fly Off
Camping on the beach with  on the Meramac 6

Camping on the beach with the Meramac 6 ZF FG

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QUICK OVERVIEW

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Blue, Tan
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: 2
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Zippers: #10
  • 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: 210D 110T Nylon Oxford Multi-pass Urethane Coating
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Pole Material: Shock-Corded Fiberglass
  • 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 14 Oz
    Trail Weight: 16 Lbs. 0 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 8.5 x 26 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: None
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: 2

Tent Set Up

Assembly is really easy with the tent clips that just snap in place over the poles

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

Its design and performance is the main reason why it's so good — ideal for up to 6 persons. Simple to set up and the quality of the materials is not cheap.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

It's not the best but not bad at all. The number of people that can fit inside this tent would vary depending on their size. Six people might be tight.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Meramac 6 ZF FG has two windows and two doors and a maximum center height of 6' 0 which is a tiny bit smaller than the average height of the 106 other 6 person tents we have looked at. With 100 square feet of space inside, it is a little 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 like this one can make a really good choice for people that like having loads of room inside of the tent.

Many of the fantastic points about dome tents are, that they are generally speaking lightweight, making them easy to carry. In most all instances, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are usually, freestanding and very straightforward to set up. In good weather, you can do without guy lines and stakes, not that this is suggested.

Dome tents are the most common of all the different sorts of tents you will find when camping. They tend to do better in the rain than other types, allowing rain to easily slide off the sloped sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, resulting in the water pooling on the top. The most straightforward dome tent should have a rectangular footprint, slanted sides a couple of poles which cross in the middle of the roof. Due to their construction, it is generally considered that they are best for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

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

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Meramac ZF FG 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 good to see Alps adding a gear loft in the interior to store some of your things.
  3. Has awnings. The awnings shelter 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 windows it is easier 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 warmer months.
  7. Great Ratings The Meramac 6 has some of the best ratings of all the tents on optimumtents.com
  8. Available in other sizes. Alps has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  9. Low price. It is a great buy for a 6 person dome tent providing this much space. Not many tents available on the market give this level of quality for only $266.43 info_outline

CONS

  1. Vulnerable 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 roomy. With a floor area of 100 square feet, the Meramac 6 is smaller than quite a few of the 106 other 6 person tents we have looked at.
  3. Only one room. The Meramac is designed for 6 campers, some 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 need store them inside the tent.
  5. Uses Fiberglass poles. Even though the poles are comprised of shock-corded fiberglass. 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 specifically for the Meramac 6 footprint Even though the floor may be made of 210D 110T Nylon Oxford multi-pass urethane coating, it is still better to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  7. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have lots of things to rave about. The sloping sides do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.9 STARS

Alps's Meramac 6 ZF FG tent is good for car camping. Here are a few other points not mentioned above which, were found and liked, while researching the model: ZF Series: which stands for bigger Zipper and heavier Floor. , We even have our factory seal the seams on the floor and fly for maximum water repellency. and Our fiberglass poles are also normally one size larger than normal to offer you a sturdier, stronger tent..

With superb ratings, a few reviews and headroom of 6' and 100 square feet of area to sleep, this tent is like your own miniature home away from home. This allows you together with 4 other campers to share some really enjoyable moments exploring the great outdoors. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can look at above.

If you came to this website looking for recommendations on this actual tent, we consider, it would make for a very good acquisition. In case you simply happened to arrive on this website while browsing for a new tent having never heard of this manufacture or this model previously, it is probably a good idea to check out a few more comparable tents.

Value for money: In so much as value for your dollar, this tent is a more competitive than the average price of all the one hundred and seven, six-person tents we have taken a look at, all alone this does not make it awesome value for money. We also need to take into account other things in detail, as we do with each tent.

When we measure the valuation of a tent, we examine a good deal of data points, searching for areas where the tent could exceed other similar tents and where it is lacking. On this occasion, with a total rating of 4.9 and the price knowledge above, It is simple to view that with a price of $266.43 info_outline The Meramac 6 ZF FG is a remarkable buy and incredibly cheap in comparison with comparable tents.

Its overall score shows that the quality and space the tent gives you were not in any way skimped on to get a price tag undoubtedly beneath the normal price for comparable tents. It is also worth noting it is reduced by 17% from the manufactures suggested price. It could make a very good choice for nearly all campers searching for a comfortable 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

ALPS MOUNTAINEERING TENTS || DOME TENTS || 6 PERSON TENTS

Other Sizes

Model Headroom Sleeping Area Price * Discounted

Alps Mountaineering Meramac 2
Meramac 2

4' 0"38 sq ft $95.59info_outline(20%)

Alps Mountaineering Meramac 3
Meramac 3

4' 4"49 sq ft $116.78info_outline(17%)

Alps Mountaineering Meramac 3
Meramac 3 Outfitter

4' 4"49 sq ft $242.16info_outline(19%)

Alps Mountaineering Meramac 4
Meramac 4

5' 0"64 sq ft $133.40info_outline(22%)

Alps Mountaineering Meramac 4
Meramac 4 Outfitter

5' 0"64 sq ft $264.33info_outline(17%)

Alps Mountaineering Meramac 4
Meramac 4 ZF FG

5' 0"64 sq ft $215.47info_outline(23%)

Alps Mountaineering Meramac 5
Meramac 5

6' 0"80 sq ft $174.36info_outline(13%)

Alps Mountaineering Meramac 5
Meramac 5 ZF FG

6' 0"80 sq ft $252.53info_outline(16%)

Alps Mountaineering Meramac 6
Meramac 6

6' 0"100 sq ft $184.98info_outline(16%)

Alps Mountaineering Meramac 6
Meramac 6 ZF FG

6' 0"100 sq ft $266.43info_outline(17%)
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