Alps Mountaineering Tasmanian 2 Person Dome Tent Review

The Tasmanian snow all around it

Alps Mountaineering's Tasmanian 2 With the snow all around it

Tasmanian 2 Pictures and Videos

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The Tasmanian With the Fly Off

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

Fly Closed with the Tasmanian 2

A video about the Tasmanian 2 tent.

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Gray, Orange Brown
  • 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
  • Tasmanian 2 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: 5000 mm
  • Pole Material: 7000 Series Aluminum With Weatherproof Shock Cord
  • Number Of Poles: 4
  • Pole Dimensions: 8.5mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: 7075 Aluminum
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 35 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 10 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 7 Lbs 15 Oz
    Trail Weight: 7 Lbs. 3 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 6.5 x 19 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area:
    13.00 sq. ft. (2 x 6.5 sq. ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

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

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

Five minutes is what it takes to make this tent work. It won't also hurt your pocket when you buy this tent because its affordable. Affordability meets high quality.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

You need to have patience when you put the tent back in the storage bag. I was really struggled in putting back the poles. I admire how close it is when you put the rainfly, but it resulted in poor ventilation.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Tasmanian 2 has two windows and two doors and a maximum center height of 3' 10 which is a tiny bit less than the average height of the 189 other 2 person tents we have looked at. With 35 square feet of space inside, it is a tiny bit smaller than some other 2-person tents, and it could be a little cramped for you and, another camper during the whole of the 4-seasons this tent is recommended for. Smaller tents like this one can generally make an awesome choice for campers that welcome spending plenty of time outside of their tent exploring.

Some of the cool things about dome tents are, that they are for, the most part light, making them simple to carry around. In nearly all cases, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are usually, 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 commonly seen of all the different types of tents you will find when camping. They tend to fair better in bad weather than other types, allowing water to roll off the sloped sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, allowing the rain to pool on the roof. The most basic dome tent will have a rectangular footprint, sloped sides two or more poles which converge in the middle of the roof. Due to their construction, it is generally thought of that they are best suited for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Tasmanian 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. Affords 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 easier to keep the tent cooler 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 5000 mm waterproofing rating, which is pretty good for most circumstances.
  7. The rainfly completely covers the tent body. The rainfly covers the whole 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. Plenty of Positive Reviews The Tasmanian 2 has Lots of excellent Reviews
  9. Awesome Ratings The Tasmanian 2 has some of the best ratings of all the tents on optimumtents.com
  10. Available in other sizes. Alps has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  11. Low price. It is a great purchase for a 2 person dome tent providing this much room. Not a lot of tents available on the market provide this level of quality for only $217.77 info_outline

CONS

  1. Not roomy. With a floor area of 35 square feet, the Tasmanian 2 is smaller than quite a few of the 189 other 2 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Lacking in Headroom. With 5% less headroom than similar sized tents, one can see how this could be a negative factor for some campers.
  3. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one sold separately specifically for the Tasmanian 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.
  4. A tad heavy for backpacking. Even though the Tasmanian 2, looks like a small tent, it is not ideal for backpacking as it weighs 7 pounds. This is quite a lot more than many other backpacking tents
  5. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have lots of attributes to rave about. The sloping walls do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.
  6. Storage Space. because of the size of the tent, one cannot store much stuff inside..

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 5.0 STARS

Alps's Tasmanian 2 tent is ideal for bicycle & motorbike camping. Here are a few other cool things not mentioned above which, we found and liked, while reviewing the model: With an additional pole on the fly, it creates a very large vestibule on the front for even more gear storage., The Tasmanian uses extra-large #8 zippers so opening doors and vestibules are a breeze every time. and Easy entry and great ventilation with two doors (both with zippered mesh windows).

With superb ratings, plenty of reviews and headroom of 3' and 35 square feet of space to enjoy, this tent is like your own small home away from home. It will allow you to enjoy some real quality time camping. 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 particular tent, we think, it should make for an awesome acquisition. In case you just happened to land on this page while looking 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 some other similar tents also.

Value for money: When considering value for your dollar, this tent is a more competitive than the usual price of all the two hundred and sixty-eight, two-person tents we have looked at, this alone does not make it good value for money. One should also think about other things in detail, as we do with each tent.

When we measure the score of a tent, we reflect upon loads of things, finding points where the tent could beat other very similar tents and where it is lacking. In this case, with an overall score of 4.9 and the price details above, one can notice that with a cost of $217.77 info_outline Alps's Tasmanian 2 is an awesome bargain and astonishingly competitively priced when compared with comparable tents.

The ratings show that the build and capacity the tent gives you were not in any way skimped on to finish up with a price tag significantly beneath the usual price for similar tents. It is also worth thinking about the fact that it is discounted by 38% from the manufactures suggested retail price. It should make a very good choice for most campers looking for an adequate four-season dome tent to go camping with, that will serve you well for years to come.

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COMPARE WITH OTHER SIMILAR TENTS

ALPS MOUNTAINEERING TENTS || DOME TENTS || BACKPACKING TENTS

Other Sizes

Model Headroom Sleeping Area Price * Discounted

Alps Mountaineering Tasmanian 2
Tasmanian 2

3' 10"35 sq ft $217.77info_outline(38%)

Alps Mountaineering Tasmanian 3
Tasmanian 3

4' 6"44 sq ft $303.48info_outline(24%)
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