ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 4 Tent

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The Alps Taurus 4 is a 4 person tent with 2 doors and 2 Vestibules for extra storage that is a great choice for the folks looking to go light but still want full features. The Taurus 4 is a great choice for a Family backpacking trip or a Family Campground adventure. The Polyester Fly will keep you snug and secure in almost any weather and with an attached Vestibules you will have room to stow any extra gear while you wait out the storm or sleep the night away. The Shockcorded Fiberglass frame is strong and easy and fast to use because it connects to the tent with all clips. All the main Fly and Floor seams are Factory sealed so you can use it right out of the bag. The Taurus has waterproof end walls extending halfway up the tent, eliminating the need for Fly coverage there and thus saving weight.Shockcorded Fiberglass frame – light, strong, durable are fast and easy touse.All clip assembly is simple to set up or take down.Zipper Flap on Vestibule zippers.Freestanding design is easy to set up.Lots of mesh for good ventilation.Mesh Storage Pockets.2 Fly Vents can be open or closed for Adjustable Ventilation – 1 on each side.Extra Large #8 Zippers on Door and Vestibule are sturdy and easy to grip.Post and grommet pole/tent connection.External Guy Out Loops – keep the tent stable in wind.Gear Loft included to stash stuff out of the way.All carry bags, Aluminum stakes included.Import.

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Customer Reviews

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67 people found this helpful.
 on July 9, 2013
By collin mcardle
I bought this tent after reading all the positive reviews it had across multiple sites. I have since used the tent 5 times in Yellowstone national park. On 3 of the nights it poured for most of the night and was in the 30s during the morning.

Good starter tent – Buy the model with the aluminum NOT fiberglass poles.

40 people found this helpful.
 on April 16, 2014
By Bucky Badger
Alps is one of the remaining actual manufacturers of tents out there. They make tents for a lot of the other companies such as the North Face, REI, EMS, etc. This is a very good starter tent for those migrating from the cheapo Coleman tents from sporting good stores to “real” outdoor tents. My one piece of advice is to be sure that you get the Taurus AL not the regular Taurus. You want to make sure you get the one with the aluminum poles not the cheap fiberglass poles that (absolutely) will snap on you. This is not a reflection on Alps it is just that fiberglass poles are cheap and are made to break. In addition, fiberglass is heavier than aluminum so if you are actually hiking with this thing it will make a difference.

Kept us dry

18 people found this helpful.
 on September 22, 2013
Just got back from 1 night of camping in Mineral King California. Rained and hailed from sundown through most of the night. When the clouds cleared the temp dropped some more freezing the rain on the tent. The tent ended up sitting in water puddles that collected on our water barrier BUT on the inside my son and I were dry. With only 2 of us in the tent the top vents were enough to keep condensation from forming inside. We had to pack it away wet so I set it back up at home and let it air dry for a couple of hours then wiped it down and put it away.

A decent 3 season tent, with a few minor quality issues

13 people found this helpful.
 on March 13, 2016
By Amazon Customer
I have used reviews to buy products on Amazon but never wrote one myself. I figured it is payback time.

Great tent for 2-3 man excursions

20 people found this helpful.
 on May 21, 2013
By Fly Guy
I have owned this tent for a couple of years now. I especially like the easy set up and take down (no annoying sleeves to push your poles through) and the two entrances. My ten year old can set this tent up in under five minutes. I have had this thing in literal downpours with zero leaks and no seam prep. As with any tent, you have to guy the rainfly properly so it pulls away from the tent a bit. I have owned other Alps products (sleeping pads, backpacks) and have been very impressed with the products thus far. For the current asking price, this tent is a steal.

I Love This Tent!!!!!!!

6 people found this helpful.
 on October 4, 2014
I did a ton of research before purchasing this tent. My main concern was keeping dry in any conditions that we might be involved in. I have not tested it in rain yet but I have tested in 20 to 30 mph gusts and stood strong. I will do a follow up when I have tested it in wet conditions.

Great tent for the price!

13 people found this helpful.
 on September 25, 2014
By Amazon Customer
I am picky about tents. Super picky. I go to a lot of music festivals in Michigan, so I need a tent that will keep me comfortable whether it’s 95 degrees or 9 degrees.

90 degree daytime temp The good: – The tent didn’t even come close to …

5 people found this helpful.
 on June 21, 2015
I’ve now used this tent on two separate camping trips.

Fall/Winter tent

11 people found this helpful.
 on July 22, 2013
By Matthew Ng
This tent held up very well in rain over a 3 day camping trip. Although as it says in the title, this tent would be better suited for Fall and Winter seasons. The reason is because their isn’t that much air flow throughout the tent. It got quite stuffy in there with only 3 people. However the quality of the tent is great and the price is unbeatable. Alps definitely make a great tent for the money! The rain fly is excellent and very effective.

Great tent with weak pole elastic

2 people found this helpful.
 on July 12, 2015
By Jim
Good tent. Held up well to rain and wind. We used it about a dozen times over three weeks out in the four corners area and were quite pleased. We did have the elastic break in one tent pole but it still worked, was just aggravating to have it break, especially on the fourth or fifth assembly. I haven’t tried to get a replacement but I will. I’d rate it 5 star with a better quality elastic. I have an old Coleman tent that the elastic, even stretched out, is still holding the poles together and I’ve had it 20 years.

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