Alps Mountaineering Morada 4 Person Dome Tent Review

The Morada Fly Open

Alps Mountaineering's Morada 4 With the Fly Open

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The Morada With the Fly Off

Alps Mountaineering Morada 4 With the Fly Off
Fly Closed on the Morada 4

Fly Closed with the Morada 4

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Gray, Brown 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, No
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Morada 4 floor saver
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: N/A
  • Full Fly: 75D 185T Polyester
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Floor Materials: 75D 185T Poly Taffeta
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 3000 mm
  • Pole Material: 7000 Series Aluminum
  • Number Of Poles: 3
  • Pole Dimensions: 9.5mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: 7075 Aluminum
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 64 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 4 foot. 7 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 9 Lbs 5 Oz
    Trail Weight: 8 Lbs. 10 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 6 x 23 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area: 31.00 sq. ft.
    (2 x 15.5 sq. ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

The Morada is easy to assembly with pole clips that quickly snap over the tent poles

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

The Instructions are pretty clear, and I didn't have any problem with them. The waterproof capability of it is true. I was able to see how it will go, and it kept me dry during my camping days.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

It would be better if the poles were made of fiberglass instead o aluminum to save on weight, but that's my personal preference. The two vents at the side of the tent can't be closed, so you need to find ways to cover them if it gets cold.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Morada 4 has two windows and two doors and a maximum center height of 4' 7 which is a tiny bit smaller than the average height of the 129 different 4 person tents we have studied. With 64 square feet of space inside, it is a little bit smaller than some other 4-person tents, and it could be a little cramped for you and, up to three other campers throughout the 3-seasons this tent is recommended for. Smaller tents like this one generally make an awesome choice for people who like spending heaps of time outside exploring the great outdoors.

Many of the cool points about dome tents are, that they are under normal circumstances light, 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 calm weather, you could do without guy lines and stakes, not that this is suggested.

Dome tents are the most commonly seen of all the various sorts of tents you will find when camping. They tend to fair better in the rain than other types, allowing rain to roll off the sloped sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, allowing the water to pool on the roof. The most straightforward dome tent will have a square footprint, slanted walls a couple of poles which cross in the middle of the roof. Due to the way they are made, it is typically considered that they are best suited for up to a maximum of 6 people.

Below you can find a list of the tent's strongest and weakest points.

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Morada 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 floor with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Vestibules. Having two vestibules. Gives you a place to store shoes and other items that can get dirty, muddy, this is a huge plus.
  3. Has Gear Loft. It is good 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 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 ventilated on a hot summers night.
  6. 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 rips and punctures. Also, the material has a 3000 mm waterproofing rating, which is very good for most circumstances.
  7. The rainfly completely covers the tent body. The rainfly covers the entire 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 downpours.
  8. Low price. It is a great purchase for a 4 person dome tent providing this much room. Not many tents available on the market give this level of quality for only $241.54 info_outline

CONS

  1. Not roomy. With a floor area of 64 square feet, the Morada 4 is smaller than quite a few of the 129 other 4 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Lacking in Headroom. With 9% less headroom than similar sized tents, one can see how this could be a negative thing for some people.
  3. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one sold separately designed for the Morada 4 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.
  4. A little heavy for backpacking. Even though the Morada 4, looks like a small tent, it is not ideal for backpacking as it weighs 9 pounds. This is quite a lot more than many other backpacking tents
  5. 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.
  6. Storage Space. Due to the size of the tent, one cannot store a lot of gear inside..

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.1 STARS

Alps's Morada 4 tent is ideal for bicycle & motorbike camping. There are a few other nice points not noted above which, were found and liked, while researching the model: Extra large #8 zippers make opening and closing the doors and vestibules a breeze., The fly and floor are urethane coated, factory sealed seams for maximum weatherproofness. and Easy entry and great ventilation with two doors (both with zippered mesh windows).

With positive ratings, lots of reviews and a peak height of 4' and 64 square feet of area to sleep, this tent is like your own little flat. It will enable you and up to 2 other people to share some real quality time camping together. We found a decent amount of positive points about the tent that you can study above.

If you came to this website looking for suggestions on this specific tent, our view is, it would make for a good purchase. If you just happened to land on this website while browsing for a brand new tent having not heard of this manufacture or this tent model previously, it is possibly a good idea to check out a few more comparable tents also.

Value for money: When contemplating value for your dollar, this tent is cheaper than the average price of all the one hundred and fifty, four-person tents we have studied, this by itself does not make it great value for money. We also need to take into account other areas in-depth, as we do for each tent.

When we determine the ratings of a tent, we consider a good deal of things, finding points where the tent could beat out other near-identical tents and where it is coming up short. On this occasion, with an overall score of 4.1 and the price statistics above, one can observe that with a cost of $241.54 info_outline The Morada 4 is a decent buy and reasonably priced when compared with comparable tents.

The ratings show that the quality and space the tent offers were not compromised to arrive at a price significantly below the average price for similar tents. It should make an excellent choice for most campers looking for a comfortable three-season dome tent to go camping in, that should serve you well for years to come.

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