Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 Tent is everything that hikers value the most.The lightness of this tent is remarkable and it will not hinder you on your way to those mountain peaks. Plus, you will definitely love the extra room in your backpack.
WEIGHT AND PACKAGE DIMENSIONS
When packed, this tent weighs only 2 kg
15 cm wide and 44 cm long
228 x 80 cm
NUMBER OF SPACES
Aluminum alloy – lightweight, long lasting and sturdy material great for tent foundations.
Polyester taffeta -durable and weather resistant material in combination with mesh walls provide constant air flow.
3 Seasons – Spring, Summer, Fall
Solo camping, hiking trips, hunting
Tents don’t need to be big and have the capacity to handle 5 people or more. In fact, if you’re a hiker you will want your tent to be small, compact, and light as you need to be able to carry it on your back for a considerable amount of time. Lynx one is one such tent and while it won’t shelter a bunch of people it will be a great asset to every solo hiker.
EASE OF SETUP
This tent is easy to set up and take down, making it extremely practical for hikers who need to be able to make a quick shelter without too much fuss. As mentioned earlier, the seams of this tent are factory sealed making it one coherent unit. The whole secret behind the fast assembly are the aluminum poles and conveniently placed clips. Simply slip them through, place them in clips, and the tent will hold even during extreme weather conditions.
This tent is mainly used for sleeping since the center height is around 90 cm. Still, the fact that you won’t feel trapped inside is something that will put this tent to the top of your hiking list. There is sufficient room in the tent for one person to comfortably lie and rest, or maybe weather out a storm. Also, the side flap provides a cover, a small antechamber if you will, where you can stash the rest of your gear, provided that the weather conditions allow it.
MATERIALS AND DURABILITY
Polyester taffeta is an extra durable material and it is used to create the “soft” part of the tent, making it much more weather-resistant. Moreover, the seams are factory sealed which prevents damage by the elements to the interior. The poles are made from aluminum alloy and contribute to the lightness of the entire tent while providing sufficient structural integrity. Securing clips are made from a strong, durable material and will hold your tent in place in adverse weather conditions. Tent openings are covered with a fine breathable mesh that allows sufficient air circulation.
This tent is, without a doubt, great but it could be even better. The only thing that might be problematic is that this tent only has one door. They are on the side and you have to plan your setup accordingly to avoid any problems. But provided that you don’t actually set up your tent on the edge of a cliff, this shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
THE BOTTOM LINE
All in all, this tent is great value for money. Simple, light and beginner friendly, everything you need in a good tent. To be honest, even experienced hikers should have one of these, just to be on the safe side. So, if you are a casual hiker or you’ve just discovered your hiking passion grab one of Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 Tents, you won’t regret it.