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Zpacks - Altaplex

Zpacks - Altaplex

Regular price $741.00 USD
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The ideal ultralight tent for hikers up to 6’6”, the Altaplex is the perfect place to wait out the rain on the Appalachian Trail or to recover after a long day of bushwhacking.

Specifically designed for taller backpackers and thru-hikers, this lightweight tent provides ample head and foot room while still easily pitching with a single trekking pole.

A great fit whether you are a triple-crowner or just out for a weekend in the Smokies. This tent is roomy, well-ventilated, packs down small, can be pitched quickly, and can be set up in the tightest of spaces. Tall hikers won’t find a lighter tent with this much space anywhere on the market.

Features:

  • Sets up with a single trekking pole adjusted to around 56"-58" (147 cm). If your trekking poles do not extended to 56" (142cm), you can add one of our Trekking pole jacks to increase the height or considering using one of our Carbon Fiber Staffs or Tent Poles. 58" poles and staffs may need to be angled a bit to get the perfect pitch. A trekking pole is not included but we have multiple Trekking Pole options to choose from.
  • Sets up with a minimum of 6 stakes but 10 stakes are recommended in windy conditions. Stakes are not included but we have a variety of Ultralight Stakes to choose from.
  • The storm doors can be opened or closed independently. Leave one or two doors open in nice weather for a breeze and great views. Close the upwind door to block cold wind, or close both for 360° rain protection. The overlapping doors are closed with custom made metal hooks, with a toggle at the center to keep them pinned.
  • Overlapping storm doors allow for a small amount of airflow without the need for additional venting. There are no zippers on the doors that could potentially fail over time.
  • A single closed storm door creates enough vestibule space for storing a wet backpack or muddy shoes, if you don't want to bring them into the tent.
  • The screen door has a rainbow zipper which allows easy entry regardless of which storm door is closed. You can access the vestibule area on either side. The screen door conveniently drops inwards rather than hanging in your way. No need to roll it up or secure it.
  • The canopy overhangs the bathtub floor and the screen doors by 4-5 inches (12 cm). In calm rain or under dripping trees the doors can be left open for air flow without water dripping on the floor space. In almost all conditions, at least one downwind door can be left open for air.
  • Stick on Magnet Toggles are also available for those looking to upgrade their storm door closing mechanism.
  • For even better rain protection with a door open, use the included elastic cords to pull the screen door back away from the rain spray as seen in the photo gallery.
  • There is screen between the bathtub floor and the walls around the perimeter. An elastic cord keeps the bathtub elevated, ensuring the screen slopes downwards away from the bathtub. Any condensation, which single wall shelters may experience, will run down the walls and out through the downward sloping screen, rather than onto the floor. 
  • This tent has a solid, sewn in 8 inch (20 cm) tall bathtub floor. The bathtub floor is 36 inches (91 cm) wide by 7.5 feet (2.3 meters) long. There is plenty of space to stretch out, with room for your gear beside you or at the ends of the floor.
  • If you are particularly tall, you might try propping up the side guylines using Trecking Pole Cups for even more headroom.
  • A Mesh pocket is conveniently located near the door so that it can be accessed from inside or outside the tent. It is a good place to store your cell phone, glasses, headlamp, the tent stuff sack, and spare seam tape (included). The pocket is about 8" x 8" (20 cm x 20 cm).
  • A separate groundsheet is not required for this shelter. The floor material is reasonably durable, and all Dyneema® Composite Fabric gear can be easily patched in the field with repair tape (included). If you do prefer to use a groundsheet as a precaution, flat ground sheets are available.
  • All of our tents do pretty well in the wind. 60 mph (100 km/h) gusts are no problem. The material can handle high wind loads, and as long as your stakes stay in the ground (use rocks if available) your tent will stay standing. Dyneema® Composite Fabric is not particularly noisy, however almost any tent will make a little noise in the wind. Earplugs are not a bad idea for windy nights.
  • Dyneema Composite Fabric is naturally waterproof and is not treated with any potentially harmful chemicals such as flame retardants or water repellents.
  • All Zpacks gear has a two-year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. 
  • Made in the USA.

Specs:

  • Up to 10x Stakes are required but are not included. We have a variety of Ultralight Stakes to choose from.
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Peak height: 56"-58" (147 cm)
    • Width at center: 48" (122 cm)
    • Width including vestibules: 69" (175 cm)
    • Vestibule space: 20.75" (53 cm) 
    • Length: 100" (254 cm)
  • Interior Dimensions:
    • Peak height: 56"-58" (147 cm)
    • Floor width: 36" (91 cm)
    • Floor length: 7.5 feet (2.3 meters)
    • Floor Area: 22.5 square feet (2.1 square meters)
    • Zipper entry height: 36" (91 cm)
  • Packed Dimensions:
    • Packed Size: 6" diameter by 12" tall (15 cm x 30.5 cm) / 340 cubic inches (5.6L)
    • Stuff Sack Size: 7" diameter by 13" tall (18 cm x 33 cm) Medium-Plus. The intentionally loose stuff sack makes packing easy and it will squish down in your backpack.
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