ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 2-Person Tent


The Lynx is packed with features and high quality. The Lynx, which has aluminum poles,is very similar to our Taurus, which is one of our best-selling tents. The Lynx has more mesh than the Taurus, taking up half of the walls on each side allowing even more ventilation. The tent is an easy to set up, 2 pole rectangular dome style tent with pole clips that easily fit over the poles for quick assembly. ALPS has not cut any corners between the factory sealed fly and floor seams, weatherproof fly bu

$ 96.00


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  1. Robert Walton says:
    70 of 71 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent tent! Used on Skyline Dr, March 23, 2015
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    Excellent tent! Used on Skyline Dr. / Blue Ridge Pkwy. motorcycle trip. In rain and dry. No leaks, Rain fly overspread with room to stow boots and bags under cover at night in easy reach, fly doors can be pegged and still half open for easy in-out. Top vents a plus and work. When I forgot to open them one night the tent did sweat inside, when open they will “vent” and breath. Two door access and exit a plus. Alum poles not fiberglass great quality, never a problem. Up and down in minutes. After a rainy night, carried tent still set-up to parking spot next to bike in morning sun…dried in minutes, shake off the light debris, roll into bag, and go. Replaced issued tent pegs with “screw-in” types. Tougher, better hold down ability, no hammer. Crowded / tight for two people, perfect for one with room for items and clothes inside. Top stowage net, great to place / hang light for night reading.

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  2. 102 of 105 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great backpacking tent!, October 4, 2014
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    I purchased this tent for a solo backpacking trip into the mountains in NM. It was a pretty good climb so I was being pretty weight conscious (on a reasonable budget). I debated between the one person model and the two person. I had read the reviews and checked out the measurements on both. I opted for the two person model, hence the review of this product. The extra dollars and the extra pound and some change were well worth it. First off it would definitely accommodate two people and their gear (utilizing the vestibules for gear). Since I was solo I was able to keep my gear inside the tent, which gave me piece of mind that I was not going to have accidental encounter with a scorpion or other desert critter in my gear. Having the tent being mostly mesh is fantastic. It allowed for total ventilation which on the warmest night was very welcome. Secondly it allows for a great view of the sky at night. It was amazing falling asleep staring up at all the stars. This trip was during monsoon season so I expected I would get at least one storm. I saw the storms coming up and I put the rain fly on, it took me about two minutes which was right on par for the amount of time it took to set up the tent (5 minutes). The weather got pretty rough and the wind was gusting over 50 mph and the rain came down hard, more than an inch in 30 minutes during the first storm. The tent stayed perfectly dry, I was really quite impressed. The second storm came though later in the day and was not nearly as strong. I was resigned to spending some time in the tent as not to get soaked. I did discover a huge advantage to the two person model at this point, aside from the extra room. The two person model has two doors and two vestibules. I was able to open one flap on each of the vestibules to get a nice breeze through the tent and still keep the rain out. On the one person model you would not get that luxury. The rain fly does have vents in the top which are nice but there was nothing like having the additional airflow with one side of each vestibule open. The little mesh “gear loft” in the top of the tent was great for keeping track of small lightweight objects. The stakes that come with it are ok, but I did opt for some groundhog stakes instead and I think that was also a wise idea, especially how well they held up in the wind. I did take a small poly tarp wi me to use under the tent since it was somewhat rocky. I saw one of the floors that ALPS offers and for the money was way less than impressed. I am so pleased with this tent I’d recommend it to anyone. If you are going solo, still consider this tent for the reasons mentioned. I honestly can’t come up with a criticism of this tent, it was absolutely perfect for me. I read a review of a person that’s complained it was hard to get into the tent while they were wet and muddy, and wanted to leave the wet gear outside in the vestibule. I was able to accomplish getting in and leaving muddy boots on the outside with no trouble at all, it did not require any of the basic ballet movements or anything.
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  3. SpiritAtBay says:
    15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    You may stumble, but you’ll be comfy, April 15, 2015
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    Have used this tent probably half a dozen times in the ~2 years since i bought it. Overall I am very satisfied. Like others, i wish the floor was made of a tougher material. I wouldn’t dream of not using a ground cloth with it.

    One problem is that it is difficult zipping and unzipping either door. The first two times i put up the tent, i assumed I had not done it properly but no amount of adjusting will square it up. now i believe there is a manufacturing defect. i fear this problem will shorten the life of the tent as the material is under undue and uneven stress. Since no one else has mentioned this in the reviews, i do believe it is an issue with this individual tent and not the model (or its owner!)

    i opted for the 2 person size although i am usually solo. this gives me plenty of room to store my mc riding gear inside and put the side cases in a vestibule. Also, i use an extra long and extra wide (and extra thick!) sleep pad, and this tent can accommodate the pad without it rubbing the walls.

    One reason i chose this tent is that the rain fly goes all the way to the ground. That’s a great feature to have in heavy rain or if it rains for a long time. Have not been caught in heavy rain with it yet, but am confident it will ‘weather the storm’ if all the guy lines have been staked out and are taut. I can erect this tent in about 5 minutes NOT including the guy lines for the rain fly.

    Changing clothes is easier with the slightly taller interior height of this tent.

    I also like the clear plastic window on the rain fly. lets you peep out before you step out and greet the world. but you still have privacy if you need it at a crowded campground.

    It is awkward getting in and out of the tent. the bottom of the door is probably 5-6 inches off the ground and negotiating the vestibule flaps makes for not-exactly-graceful entries and exits.

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