Alps Mountaineering Taurus 4 Person Outfitter Dome Tent Review

The Taurus Outfitter Fly Open

Alps Mountaineering's Taurus 4 Outfitter With the Fly Open
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  • Manufacturer: Alps Mountaineering
  • Model: Taurus Outfitter
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Bicycle & Motorbike Camping
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
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  • MSRP: $329.99
  • Manufacturer: Alps Mountaineering
  • Model: Taurus Outfitter
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Bicycle & Motorbike Camping
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
  • ** Affiliate disclosure **
  • MSRP: $329.99

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The Taurus Outfitter With the Fly Off

Alps Mountaineering Taurus 4 Outfitter With the Fly Off
Fly Closed on the Taurus Outfitter 4

Fly Closed Taurus 4 Outfitter

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Tan, Blue
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: 2
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Zippers: #10
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, Yes
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Vent, No
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Taurus 4 floor saver
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: Mesh Windows
  • Full Fly: 75D 185T Polyester
  • Floor Materials: 210D 110T Nylon Oxford
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 1500 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: 64 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 4 foot. 4 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 10 Lbs 2 Oz
    Trail Weight: 9 Lbs. 7 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 6 x 23 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area: 25.00 sq. ft.
    (2 x 12.5 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

Truly an awesome tent. True to what was advertised on the website. The fabric feels authentic. Rainfly protected me during rains while camping.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

Instructions were straightforward and to the point that it summarized all the steps. It will be a little challenging to figure out, especially when you are a beginner. Maybe, 15 minutes before you can set this all by yourself.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Taurus 4 Outfitter has two windows and two doors and a peak center height of 4' 4, which is 12 inches less than the average height of the 134 different 4 person tents we have studied. With 64 square feet of room inside, it is a tiny bit smaller than some other 4-person tents, and it could be a little tight for you and, up to three other campers throughout the 3-seasons, this tent is suggested for use in, smaller tents similar to this one are a good choice for campers that appreciate spending lots of time outside exploring the great outdoors.

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

Dome tents are easily the most common of all the different sorts of tents you will find when camping. They tend to fair better in bad weather than other types, allowing rain to easily slide off the slanted sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, allowing the water to pool on the roof. The most straightforward dome tent should have a square floor, slanted sides a couple of poles which cross in the center of the roof. Because of their construction, it is usually thought of that they are best suited for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

Below you can browse a list of the tent's pros and cons.

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Taurus Outfitter 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 things that can get dirty, muddy, this is a big plus.
  3. Has Gear Loft. It is nice to see Alps Mountaineering 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 openings it is easier to keep the tent cooler on a hot summers night.
  6. 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 0mm. Meaning it will easily protect you against heavy downpours.
  7. Plenty of Positive Reviews The Taurus 4 has Tons of excellent Reviews
  8. Great Ratings The Taurus 4 has some of the best ratings of all the tents on optimumtents.com
  9. Available in other sizes. Alps Mountaineering has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  10. Low price. It is a great buy for a 4 person dome tent providing this much space. Not many tents available on the market provide this level of quality for only $261.99 info_outline

CONS

  1. Not roomy. With a floor area of 64 square feet, the Taurus 4 is smaller than quite a lot of the 134 other 4 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Lacking in Headroom. With 12% 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 available separately designed for the Taurus 4 footprint Even though the floor may be made of 210D 110T Nylon Oxford, it is still best to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  4. A tad heavy for backpacking. Even though the Taurus 4, looks like a small tent, it is not ideal for backpacking as it weighs 10 pounds. This is quite a lot more than many other backpacking tents
  5. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have lots of qualities 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 Mountaineering's Taurus 4 Outfitter tent is great for bicycle & motorbike camping. Here are a few other things not noted above which, we found and liked, while researching the model: The Taurus Outfitter Series has 2 key upgrades: oversized #10 door zippers and a heavy duty nylon oxford floor., For poles, we use aircraft alloy 7000 series aluminum that are strong and lightweight. and The vestibules also serve as automatic guy-out points when the weather gets a little nasty..

With exceptional ratings, a few reviews and a center height of 4' and 64 square feet of space for sleeping, this tent is like your own small apartment. This will allow you together with 2 other campers to enjoy some delightful time enjoying nature. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can look at above.

If you came to this page looking for an endorsement on this particular tent, we consider, it would make for an excellent buy. In case you just happened to arrive on this page while browsing for a brand new tent having never heard of this manufacture or this tent model before, it is probably a good thing to check out a few more comparable tents also.

Value for money: When thinking about value for your money, this tent is a lot more competitive than the average cost of all the one hundred and fifty-four, four-person tents we have studied, this by itself does not make it remarkable 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 a tent, we consider a good deal of conditions, looking for points where the tent could exceed other very similar tents and where it is coming up short. In this case, with an overall score of 4.9 and the price data above, It is simple enough to recognize that with a price of $261.99 info_outline Alps Mountaineering's Taurus 4 Outfitter is an excellent buy and incredibly priced when compared with comparable tents.

Its overall score shows that the build and dimensions the tent provides were not in any way skimped on to get a price tag significantly under the usual price for similar tents. It is also worth thinking about the fact that it is reduced by 21% from the manufactures suggested price. It could make an excellent choice for most people looking for an appropriate three-season dome tent to camp with, that will serve you well for years to come.

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Taurus 4

4' 4"64 sq ft

Alps Mountaineering Taurus Outfitter 6
Taurus 6

6' 0"100 sq ft

Alps Mountaineering Taurus Outfitter 2
Taurus 2 Outfitter

3' 10"37 sq ft

Alps Mountaineering Taurus Outfitter 3
Taurus 3 Outfitter

4' 2"49 sq ft

Alps Mountaineering Taurus Outfitter 4
Taurus 4 Outfitter

4' 4"64 sq ft

Alps Mountaineering Taurus Outfitter 5
Taurus 5 Outfitter

6' 0"80 sq ft
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