Best Tent for a Good Price?
Q. What’s the best tent I can buy for a good price?
— Josiah, Clarksburg, West Virginia
Getting a good deal without sacrificing quality is what’s most important, Josiah. And I’ve got just the right tent for you: The Alps Mountaineering Taurus AL 2 ($160, alpsmountaineering.com).
This two-man dome-style backpacking tent is a little on the heavy side — weighing more than 6 pounds — but it’s built with durable materials, including aluminum poles, a factory-sealed polyester fly and mesh roof vents.
Another AlpsMountaineering tent is around the same price and much lighter. The Zephyr is 1.5 pounds lighter and the three man is a good size for two and gear.
My son has had this tent for 6 years since before bridging over. It is a great sturdy tent that will hold up to the scouting adventure. It is a bit heavy, but it doesn’t fall apart either. I love it so much when my older tent failed I bought one for myself.
I have had two for many years. They have made it through three Philmont treks, and numerous Scout campouts. They are very durable.