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  Gear Reviews: High Altitude Tents for the big mountains


Reviews submitted by Readers

Name: Kevin Flynn

Eureka 5th Season

Comments: I used the 5th Season on Everset (South Side) at Camp 3 (24,000') and High Camp. We had a pretty good wind storm at Camp 3 and the Eureka was totally bomber.

 

Name: Jay Meyer

Eureka Alpenlite 2XT

Comments: The Alpenlite's main asset is light weight - approx. 6 lbs. It is suitable for four season use, and supposedly has been used on Everest's South Col, but in my experience it is at its best in moderate conditions. The tent has two junction tubes that are made of plastic and in extreme cold and high wind they may be prone to breakage; in such conditions, use numerous tight guys to keep the tent from flexing. I have used mine on several high peaks in the U.S. (e.g., Shasta, Whitney), and also for winter camping in New Hampshire's Presidential Range, and generally it has served me but, as noted, I have had some problems in very tough weather. On the other hand, the Stormshield fabric and design of the fly and vestibule provide very good ventilation and protection. The 2 man model that I have is small, so you had better be very friendly with your tentmate; but it makes a great solo tent.

 

Name: Dan

stephensons tents

Comments: I have been eying these very light and very expensive tents for awhile. They are hand made in the USA so it does not bite as much as most of the other high buck tents. Has anyone used them in hard conditions they are light enough but are they a good alternative to the single wall two man bivy tent? I think if I ever have the extra money to get the two man size. Dan

 

FirstName: Gary Hillin

Marmot Fortress

Comments: I have owned this tent for 3 years now and it is a killer tent to save you from killer weather. I have spent overnighters on Mt Rainier's summit in summer and winter storms raging over 50-60mph with no problems. The tent still looks great and is strong as ever. No tent no matter how good it is will perform unless you set out all the guy lines and keep them tight through the night while winds are blowing guy lines will loosen. Use this tent right and it will perform like a champ!

The Players

North Face ve-25

North Face Himalayan 47

Mountain Hardwear: Annapurna

Marmot: Fortress

Eureka! 5th Season

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