ALPS Mountaineering, manufacturer of performance-driven technical support gear for wilderness adventures, exploration, and family camping, adds two new backpacking tents to its expansive line of wilderness adventure gear with the release of the Helix series lightweight tents.
The new Helix tents are available with one- or two-person capacity and are sized for backpacking or ultralight camping. Based on a three-pole mesh tent and rain fly configuration, the Helix boasts a minimum weight of 2 lbs., 14 oz. or 3 lbs., 12 oz. for the one- and two-person models, respectively, and with a packed size of 5×16 or 6×18 inches.
These free-standing tents utilize 7000-series aluminum poles and lightweight aluminum hardware for support. Both the floor and fly are made of 20D 380T nylon ripstop, with the floor receiving a 3000mm silicone/pu coating and the fly a 2000mm 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.
Practical and ergonomic features include roof ventilation to minimize moisture buildup, mesh storage pockets, and vestibule storage to accommodate gear. Assembly is quick and easy thanks to snap-on pole clips, 7075 aluminum stakes, and guy ropes for anticipated high-wind conditions.
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.
The new Helix 1- and 2-Person tents are available for purchase at www.alpsbrands.com/alpsmountaineering/products/tents and at various retail locations throughout the U.S. For more information on ALPS Mountaineering, visit alpsmountaineering.com and alpsbrands.com
Helix 1-Person Tent Specifications
- base size: 2’11 x 7′
- center height: 37.5″
- vestibule depth: 23.5″
- tent area: 20 ft2
- vestibule area: 8 ft2
- minimum weight: 2 lbs. 14 oz.
- total weight: 3 lbs. 3 oz.
- packed size: 5″ x 16″
- pole diameter: 8.5 mm
Helix 2-Person Tent Specifications
- base size: 4’6 x 7’
- center height: 41.5″
- vestibule depth: 27.5″
- tent area: 31.5 ft2
- vestibule area: 16 ft2
- minimum weight: 3 lbs. 12 oz.
- packed size: 6″ x 18″
- pole diameter: 8.5 mm
About ALPS Mountaineering:
ALPS Mountaineering began in 1993 with a singular mission: to manufacture high quality, performance-driven outdoor products without the premium price tag that consumers would expect to find in quality gear. They continue to expand their product line into a wide range of categories including tents, packs, camp furniture, hiking accessories, lights, rainwear, and sleep systems. In addition, all of their gear is backed by an industry-leading lifetime guarantee, ensuring that ALPS Mountaineering will be with you on all of your future outdoor adventures. An ALPS Brands Company. Active Lifestyle Products and Services.