Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 tent review

If your looking for an affordable lightweight tent than the Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 person tent could be the one for you. It's free standing design allows for easy setup in almost any terrain with pole clips that quickly attach to aluminum poles making setup a breeze. The tent walls are partially made of mesh to allow plenty of ventilation especially useful in the summer months. 

Large vestibule with several internal storage areas.

This tent provides a vestibule large enough to store a 65 litre pack plenty of space for all your backpacking gear nicely tucked away from the elements. You will find three mesh pockets inside the tent one being suspended above the head.

3-season tent

Has a sturdy floor made of polyester taffeta with 2000mm coating. Also comes with weatherproof fly buckles for maximum protection. The 75D 185T polyester fly also resists UV damage a great feature with lots of sun about.
The rain fly provides that added protection that's required for the harsher weather, they are durable and quality sealed.

Features and Specs as per Alps Mountaineering site


Free Standing 2 Pole Design with 7000 Series Aluminum Poles
Easy Assembly with Pole Clips
75D 185T Polyester Fly resists UV damage and stays taut
Factory Sealed Fly & Floor Seams give best weather protection
75D 185T Poly Taffeta Floor with 2000mm coating
Extra Large #8 Zippers on Door and Vestibule
Vestibule for gear storage and extra weather protection
Weatherproof Fly Buckles on for maximum adjustability and protection
Half Mesh Walls increase ventilation
Mesh Storage Pockets, Gear Loft, 7075 Aluminum Stakes and Guy Ropes


Base Size: 7'6 x 2'8
Center Height: 3'
Vestibule Depth: 32"
Tent Area: 20 sq. ft.
Vestibule Area: 10 sq. ft.
Tent & Fly Weight: 3 lbs. 8 oz.
Total Weight: 3 lbs. 15 oz.
Packed Size: 6" x 17.5"
Pole Diameter: 8.5 mm


Relatively lightweight
Great in most weather conditions you encounter
Strong design
Great value for money
Easy setup


Considered lightweight but is on the heavy side.
Will just fit one person with not much space other than your sleeping bag.
If you like lot's of headspace this may be an issue.


The Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 is a very sturdy and basic tent which is a good all rounder. Don't expect anything flashy from this one but as I said earlier for the money you pay is an excellent tent. While researching this tent I found it to be one of the better lightweight tents that should seriously be considered. I liked it's simple and yet durable design, setting up the tent is easy and really important factor to consider in my opinion.

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