ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 4 Tent Review

ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 4 Tent Review

We all love going on camping trips because it puts everyone in such a good mood. However, the tent you choose matters a lot. If you get it wrong, it can ruin your whole camping experience. When hunting for an ideal tent, more often than not, the main question is - which tent would be perfect for you?

Well, the Alps Mountaineering Lynx 4 tent is a prominent choice among small families and groups of campers.

So, in this review, we’ll see how this tent stands out from a variety of other tents on the market, and if it is worth your money. Let’s get right into it!

Our First Thoughts

This Alps Mountaineering Lynx tent feels like a mini home, as it is comfortable and spacious with enough room for storing your gear. Its well-made rainfly and mesh siding make it perfect for camping in rainy or warmer weathers, but it is important to note: not for extreme winters.

You and your family will surely like it as it offers incredible features at an affordable price.

OUR RATING


Important Specs at a Glance

  • Type-Freestanding Alps Alps Mountaineering Lynx 4 Tent
  • Dimensions-90 x 102 x 52 Inches
  • Weight-8 lbs. 10 oz.
  • Price-$162+/-
  • Capacity-4 People
  • Assembly-Instant with aluminum poles and clips
  • Season-3-Seasons
  • Material-Polyester Tent and Aluminum rods
  • Center Height-52 Inches

Overview of Features

  • Free-standing 2-Pole Design
  • Gear Loft 
  • Mesh Storage Pocket
  • UV-Resistant Fly
  • Coated Floor for Wet-Weather Protection
  • Two Doors and Two Vestibules
  • Factory Sealed Seams
  • Durable Zippers
  • Two Doors and Two Vestibules

What We Love - Our Top 3 Features

These are our favourite features of the Alps Mountaineering Lynx 4 tent. We have chosen them on the basis of their uniqueness. Let’s take a quick look into it.

GOLD QUALITY - Strong Construction

When it comes to construction, this tent does better than many others like it. We were amazed to see its strong construction and withstanding ability. 

Not only is it sturdy, but it also offers the best comfort. The tent is made up of durable and light-weight materials, contributing to a consistently reliable performance. The Alps Mountaineering tent includes a water-resistant polyester fly which is also UV resistant.

The aluminum poles add extra strength to the tent making it more durable than fiberglass pole tents. 

SILVER FEATURE - Easy to Set Up

Setting up some tents is quite frustrating and takes a lot of your precious camping time. You definitely don’t want to spend that much time setting up your tent, especially at night when it’s getting dark and assembling your tent may cause you to stress about shelter for the night.

Well, the Alps Mountaineering Lynx tent solves your problem. It is super easy to set up and only takes a couple of minutes in its assembling. We love this feature as it saves you so much time when setting everything up. The two poles just clip into the tent, no need for sliding it through a sleeve.

BRONZE HIGHLIGHT - Great for Different Weathers

Sometimes weather can be unpredictable, and it can ruin your whole camping experience if you don’t have any suitable equipment with you. However, the Alps Mountaineering Lynx 4 tent is weather resistant and suitable for almost all kinds of weathers.

You’ll love this tent if you usually camp in hot areas or in extremely wet conditions, as it is both waterproof and UV resistant. Also, it features ventilation which makes it ideal for such weather conditions too.

Main Overview - Breaking Down Every Detail

Ample Space

This tent is an ideal size for small and medium families or for the couples who want enough room to fit their dogs too. You can enjoy yourself in it without sacrificing your comfort, as it has enough space for everyone.

Although the tent is low in height, there is plenty of space for you to sit up and play some games or have conversation over a glass of wine. Moreover, it also offers enough space for storing your camping gears.

This tent is very cozy and provides enough space to fit a queen-sized air mattress. Besides, the two vestibules present on the fly add extra space without contributing more to the weight.

Leak-free Design

Certainly, you don’t want to wake up wet in the middle of the night. Nobody wants a tent that is not waterproof. Thankfully, the Alps Mountaineering Lynx 4 tent is the one for you as it ensures that you get the best protection from rainwater.

One of the coolest features about this tent is its design. It features a tough rainfly which keeps you warm and dry from heavy rain. The 75D 185T poly taffeta floor is also exceptional and durable at the same time. The floor also has 2000mm coating that ensures water doesn’t make its way up into the tent.

Easy to Carry Around

It is meaningless to have a great tent that annoys you while carrying around. But this tent is quite light-weight and easy to carry.

It is made of a sturdy and lightweight polyester and offers a hassle-free disassembling and pitching system. We liked its carry bag because when you finish your trip or hike, you can pack up your things and place the tent into the zipped carry bag where it fits easily.

Aluminum Poles

This portable tent comes with two aluminum poles which are long-lasting and can easily be bent without breaking. Moreover, they provide great support and add to the firmness of the tent. 

Ventilation

The half mesh walls of the tent ensures ventilation that will keep you cool on warm windy days. The wind coming in through the mesh is breezy and crisp. Whereas, the lower non-mesh walls will give you some privacy from the other campers.

You’d love waking up in this tent. With the rainfly off, you’ll get to experience great views of the sky and mountains with a nice and soft morning light shining through the half-mesh walls. 

Rainfly

You are going to love its rainfly which is super easy to toss on. All you need to do is match the corners, clip them and tighten the straps. Moreover, it hardly takes 2 minutes to do all this. 

The rainfly is water resistant and you’ll enjoy playing cards or reading a book peacefully when it’s raining outside, without the fear of getting wet. 

Most Asked Questions - We’ve Got You Covered

Will this tent withstand heavy rain without leaking?

Yes, it is ideal during rain storms as it won’t allow a single drop of water to get in. The rainfly is designed in such a way that it’ll keep the tent dry. However, it isn’t a good idea to use it in harsh winters as it is a 3-season tent, and you’d freeze in winter because the tent is mostly mesh.

Can the mesh sides be completely zipped up? 

The mesh of the tent can be completely zipped up. The rainfly has zippers on both ends that will zip closed over the mesh doors, giving you privacy while still enabling ventilation. Also, there is a door at the front and back of this tent which can be fully closed with the help of zippers. There are no other mesh sides with zippers besides these two entrance doors.

How long does it take to set up?

This free-standing tent takes almost 5 to 8 minutes to set up. All you need to do is unroll the tent, extend the poles, put the pole ends into the holes present in the corner tabs, and then clip the rings on. That’s it! Pretty simple, right?

Our Final Thoughts

We believe this is an amazing tent to be used in rainy or warm climates. If you want to treat your family to a weekend of camping, or if you are heading out with your friends on a mountaineering trip, then this tent ranks among the top options for you.

Its portable nature makes it ideal for the campers that frequently change their camping locations. Its essential features, lasting construction, and ideal design make it stand out from the rest of others.

With this you can wake up close to nature and enjoy spectacular sights. You can get this versatile tent at a reasonable price. Happy camping!