Alps Mountaineering Mystique 2 Person Dome Tent Review

The Mystique Fly Open

Alps Mountaineering's Mystique 2 With the Fly Open

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The Mystique With the Fly Off

Alps Mountaineering Mystique 2 With the Fly Off
Fly Closed on the Mystique 2

Fly Closed with the Mystique 2

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QUICK OVERVIEW

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Features


  • Freestanding: No
  • Color: Gray, Brown Orange
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: 0
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Zippers: #8
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, No
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Yes, Yes
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Mystique 2 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: 3000 mm
  • Pole Material: 7000 Series Aluminum
  • Number Of Poles: 2
  • Pole Dimensions: 8.5mm And 9.5mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: 7075 Aluminum
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 40 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 4 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 5 Lbs 6 Oz
    Trail Weight: 4 Lbs. 9 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 6.5 x 20 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area:
    36.00 sq. ft. (2 x 18 sq. ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

Two pole design that sets up easily.

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

The tent is cozy and simple to set up. Perfect for those who love to hike or go camping. The vestibules gave some comfort and an easy entrance to get in and out of the tent along with space for your stuff.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

The number of persons that will fit here really depends on how big or small a person is. It can be for two persons or just for a single person. It's a bit heavy also. The design of it should be improved.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Mystique 2 has two doors and a maximum center height of 3' 4 which is 11 inches less than the average height of the 189 other 2 person tents we have studied. With 40 square feet of room inside, it is significantly larger than some other 2-person tents, and it easily offers enough room for you and, another camper all through the 3-seasons this tent is approved for. Smaller tents similar to this one often can make a great choice for people who prefer spending lots of hours outside exploring the great outdoors.

A few of the great things about dome tents are, that they are for, the most part lightweight, making them simple to carry. In most all cases, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are generally speaking, freestanding and very straightforward to set up. In good weather, you could do without guy lines and stakes, not that this is recommended.

Dome tents are easily the most common of all the different types of tents you will see when camping. They tend to fair better in storms than other types, allowing rain to roll off the slanted walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, 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. Due to their construction, it is usually considered that they are ideal for up to a maximum of 6 people.

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PROS

  1. Vestibules. Having two vestibules. Affords you somewhere to store shoes and other things that can get dirty, muddy, this is a big plus.
  2. Has Gear Loft. It is nice to see Alps adding a gear loft in the interior to store some of your things.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 pretty good for most circumstances.
  5. Breathable. The Mystique'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.
  6. 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.
  7. Plenty of Positive Reviews The Mystique 2 has Tons of very good Reviews
  8. Great Ratings The Mystique 2 has some of the best ratings of all the tents on optimumtents.com
  9. Other sizes are available. Alps has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  10. Low price. It is a great deal for a 2 person dome tent providing this much space. Not many tents available on the market give this level of quality for only $139.38 info_outline

CONS

  1. Lacking in Headroom. With 11% less headroom than similar sized tents, one can see how this could be a negative factor for some people.
  2. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one available separately specifically for the Mystique 2 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. 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: 4.9 STARS

Alps's Mystique 2 tent is good for backpacking. Here are a couple of other points not mentioned above which, were found and liked, while reviewing the model: Fly vent can be kept open or closed, depending upon the weather, The Mystique is a 2 pole, non-freestanding tent and is the most lightweight model in our line. and Weatherproof fly provides a vestibule over each door.

With fantastic ratings, tons of reviews and a peak height of 3' and 40 square feet of area to sleep, this tent is like your own miniature home away from home. It enables you to spend some really enjoyable time in the outdoors. We found a decent amount of positive points about the tent that you can read through above.

If you found this website looking for an endorsement on this particular tent, we consider, it will make for an excellent buy. In case you just happened to land on this website while browsing for a brand new tent having never heard of this brand or this tent before, it is perhaps a good idea to look at a few other comparable tents also.

Value for money: In terms of value for your money, this tent is without a doubt more competitive than the average cost of all the two hundred and sixty-eight, two-person tents we have studied, this itself does not make it good value for money. One should also think about other areas in detail, as we do for every tent.

When we measure the score of an individual tent, we reflect upon a good deal of things, finding areas where the tent could outshine other near-identical tents and where it is not quite as good. On this occasion, with an overall rating of 4.8 and the price info above, one can view that with a ticket price of $139.38 info_outline The Mystique 2 is a superb bargain and astonishingly competitively priced when compared with comparable tents.

The overall score shows that the build and dimensions the tent gives you were not in any way skimped on to finish up with a price tag undoubtedly under the average price for similar tents. It is also worth thinking about the fact that it is reduced by 30% from the manufactures MSRP. It will make a fantastic choice for most people looking for an adequate three-season backpacking tent to go camping in, that will serve you well for years to come.

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COMPARE WITH OTHER SIMILAR TENTS

ALPS MOUNTAINEERING TENTS || BACKPACKING TENTS || DOME TENTS

Other Sizes

Model Headroom Sleeping Area Price * Discounted

Alps Mountaineering Mystique 1
Mystique 1

3' 0"21 sq ft $146.67info_outline(14%)

Alps Mountaineering Mystique 1
Mystique 1 Plus

3' 0"32 sq ft $171.12info_outline(5%)

Alps Mountaineering Mystique 2
Mystique 2

3' 4"40 sq ft $139.38info_outline(30%)
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