First Look: ALPS Mountaineering Helix Tents

posted on May 24, 2021
ALPS Mountaineering has debuted a new backpacking tent in two sizes. Helix one- and two-person tents are based on a three-pole mesh tent and rain-fly configuration. The tents have minimum weights of 2 pounds, 14 ounces, or 3 pounds, 12 ounces for the one- and two-person models respectively, and boast a packed size of 5X16 or 6X18 inches. 
Helix top view
These free-standing tents utilize 7000-series aluminum poles and lightweight aluminum hardware for support. Both the floor and fly are made of 20-denier 380T nylon ripstop, with the floor receiving a 3000 mm silicone/pu coating and the fly a 2000 mm silicone/pu coating that resists UV damage. The fly offers full coverage for maximum weather protection and, along with the floor, has factory-sealed seams.
Helixes with rain flys closed
Practical and ergonomic features include roof ventilation to minimize moisture buildup, mesh storage pockets, and vestibule storage to accommodate gear. Assembly is quick thanks to snap-on pole clips, 7075 aluminum stakes, and guy lines for anticipated high-wind conditions.
Helixes with Vestibules exposed
Both Helix tents are offered in Charcoal/Red and have an 84-inch floor length, with a 35-inch width for the 1-Person tent and 54 inches for the 2-Person model. The Helix 1-Person is built with a single door and vestibule while the Helix 2-Person includes two doors and two vestibules, so that each camper has room to stow their personal gear.

For more information, check out alpsmounatineering.comMSRP: $219.99-$249.99


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