If you are a solo adventurer, you might be looking for a 1 person tent that is equal parts lightweight and sturdy. ALPS Mountaineering claims it’s Lynx 1-Person Tent is for you. Is it really though? Well, let’s see.

Features of the ALPS Mountaineering Backpacking Tent

ALPS Mountaineering has fitted it’s Lynx 1-Person Tent with all the bells and whistles of a premium tent but at a fraction of the price. Comparing it to other 1 person ultralight tents, it’s ridiculous how good a bargain it is.

Perhaps one of the most notable features of this tent, is its lighting quick assembly. Fitted with 2 pre-bent aluminum poles, the tent is free standing and feels like a breeze to setup. This feature comes in handy pretty often.

Moving on to the tent itself, we have an all mesh construction for added ventilation. This means no condensation what so ever. The outer 75D 185T fly of the tent is a polyester fabric. This fabric is both waterproof as well as UV resistant. And if that wasn’t enough the fly and floor seams have been factory sealed to make sure no matter how heavy a shower is, no water gets in.


Looking at the floor of the tent, it is a 75D 185T Poly Taffeta fabric, which has a 2000 mm coating. ALPS Mountaineering has absolutely nailed this. And as we talked before, the floor seams have been factory sealed so you need not be worried about water getting in.

The 75D 185T polyester fly also houses a spacious vestibule. So your all of your gear have a safe place to spend the night just like you do.

Getting in and out of the tent is also fairly easy due to #8 zippers which are both functional and durable. A tent becomes a terrible place to live in if the zipper is broken. So seeing ALP Mountaineering put some thought here is an extremely good indicator of the overall quality of the tent.

Being less than a $100, this tent is very well priced.


And last but not the least, the limited lifetime warranty that ALP Mountaineering provides is a blessing for anyone who is worried about its durability. Seeing this type of confidence in their products, it is no wonder that it is ALP’s best selling item on Amazon.


  • Quick and low effort
  • Polyester Fly is well fitted
  • All mesh construction provides excellent ventilation
  • Sturdy poly taffeta floor
  • Excellent value for money


  • Fairly heavy at 4 lbs
  • Can feel a bit small

ALP Mountaineering has hit a home run with their Lynx 1-Person Tent. It is testament to their expertise in building outdoor products. Excellent value for a 1 person tent.