Alps Mountaineering Taurus 2 Person AL Dome Tent Review

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Alps Mountaineering's Taurus 2 AL With the Fly Off

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The Taurus With the Fly Closed

Alps Mountaineering Taurus 2 AL With the Fly Closed
Floor Plan on the Taurus 2

Floor Plan with the Taurus 2 AL

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QUICK OVERVIEW

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Gray Brown, 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: Vent, No
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Taurus 2 floor saver
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: Mesh Windows
  • Full Fly: 75D 185T Polyester
  • Floor Materials: 75D 185T Poly Taffeta
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 2000 mm
  • Pole Material: 7000 Series Aluminum
  • Number Of Poles: 2
  • Pole Dimensions: 8.5mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: 7075 Aluminum
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 37 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 10 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 6 Lbs 2 Oz
  • Packed Size: 6 x 23 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area:
    20.00 sq. ft. (2 x 10 sq. ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

Simple to set up 2-pole freestanding design

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

It's pretty roomy. I love the storage options that it offers plus the extra vestibules that it has. It's the balance between size, weight, and price.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

The aluminum stakes easily bents. Using fiberglass material would have made the tent a lot lighter.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Taurus 2 AL has two windows and two doors and a peak center height of 3' 10 which is a tiny bit smaller than the average height of the 189 other 2 person tents we have looked at. With 37 square feet of room inside, it is a tiny bit larger than some other 2-person tents, and it should accommodate you and, another camper all through the 3-seasons this tent is suggested for. Smaller tents similar to this one can generally make a superb choice for people who like spending loads of hours outside exploring the great outdoors.

A few of the fantastic points about dome tents are, that they are generally speaking lightweight, making them simple to carry. In nearly 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 could do without securing the tent with stakes and ropes, not that this is recommended.

Dome tents are the most common of all the various sorts 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 sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, resulting in the water pooling on the top. The most straightforward dome tent should have a rectangular floor, slanted sides two or more poles which cross in the center 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.

Down below, you can see a list of the tent's strongest and weakest points.

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Taurus AL can support its own weight on any terrain. It does not need 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. Vestibules. Having two vestibules. Gives you somewhere to store shoes and other items that can get dirty, muddy, this is a big 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 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 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 tears and punctures. Also, the material has a 2000 mm waterproofing rating, which is pretty 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 0mm. Meaning it will easily protect you against heavy rain.
  8. Available in other sizes. Alps has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  9. Low price. It is a great purchase for a 2 person dome tent providing this much space. Not a lot of tents available on the market give this level of quality for only $161.93 info_outline

CONS

  1. Lacking in Headroom. With 5% 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 sold separately specifically for the Taurus 2 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.
  3. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have many qualities to rave about. The sloping walls do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.1 STARS

Alps's Taurus 2 AL tent is perfect for backpacking. There are a couple of other nice points not noted above which, were noticed and liked, while reviewing the model: 2 doors and 2 vestibules (one over each door) with extra large #8 zippers, For poles, we use aircraft alloy 7000 series aluminum that are strong and lightweight. and Weatherproof fly buckles on for maximum adjustability and protection.

With positive ratings, a decent amount of reviews and a center height of 3' and 37 square feet of space for sleeping, this tent is like your own little studio. This will enable you to spend some delightful moments exploring the great outdoors. We found a decent amount of positive points about the tent that you can check out above.

If you found this website looking for suggestions about this specific tent, we consider, it would make for a great acquisition. If you just happened to land on this page while looking for a brand new tent having not heard of this brand or this tent model previously, it is probably a good thing to check out some more comparable tents.

Value for money: As far as value for your money, this tent is without a doubt cheaper than the standard cost of all the two hundred and sixty-eight, two-person tents we have looked at, all alone this does not make it awesome value for money. One should also take into account other areas in-depth, as we do with each tent.

When we determine the ratings of an individual tent, we reflect upon a good deal of stuff, finding points where the tent could exceed other similar tents and where it is coming up short. On this occasion, with a total score of 4.1 and the price statistics above, It is simple enough to view that with a price of $161.93 info_outline Alps's Taurus 2 AL is a good bargain and astonishingly cheap in comparison with comparable tents.

Its ratings show that the quality and size the tent offers were not compromised to arrive at a price unquestionably under the usual price for similar tents. It could make a superb choice for most people looking for an appropriate three-season backpacking 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 || BACKPACKING TENTS || DOME TENTS

Other Sizes

Model Headroom Sleeping Area Price * Discounted

Alps Mountaineering Taurus 2
Taurus 2

3' 10"37 sq ft $107.13info_outline(23%)

Alps Mountaineering Taurus 2
Taurus 2 AL

3' 10"37 sq ft $161.93info_outline(1%)

Alps Mountaineering Taurus 2
Taurus 2 Outfitter

3' 10"37 sq ft $194.82info_outline(22%)

Alps Mountaineering Taurus 3
Taurus 3 Outfitter

4' 2"49 sq ft $233.93info_outline(19%)

Alps Mountaineering Taurus 4
Taurus 4

4' 4"64 sq ft $143.58info_outline(20%)

Alps Mountaineering Taurus 4
Taurus 4 AL

4' 4"64 sq ft $203.81info_outline(2%)

Alps Mountaineering Taurus 4
Taurus 4 Outfitter

4' 4"64 sq ft $261.21info_outline(21%)

Alps Mountaineering Taurus 5
Taurus 5 Outfitter

6' 0"80 sq ft $307.66info_outline(21%)

Alps Mountaineering Taurus 6
Taurus 6

6' 0"100 sq ft $189.38info_outline(32%)
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