Buyer beware, this is NOT a 12x12 canopy. It is a 9x9 canopy, whose legs flare to 12x12 AT THE GROUND. When it arrived, the BOX clearly states that, but the website description does NOT.
If you think you're going to get 12x12 worth of shade, you're going to be 46% short.
The website picture even shows shade extending from leg to leg - that's only going to happen if the sun is REALLY close to the earth!!
product is 6x6x4. it is a backpacking tent. very compact and lightweight if that is what you want. I however was hoping for the 8x8x4 tent as advertised, but don't have time to be able to return and get another.
I haven't camped in a very long time. As a result I had failed to notice the changes to tent design until I needed one to facilitate my cub scout participating in a camping weekend with the Pack. This tent was very easy to put up and in record time. In my opinion, it is cleverly designed with zip close screened windows that also have a roof-like overhang in the event of rain. Easy to assemble and plenty of tent for the price. I highly recommend this item.
I bought this for my grandson. He is just getting into camping, we are gearing him up for this spring/summer. So Grandpa, is getting him the essentials for an enjoyable time. I was highly surprised by the quality of this tent, an it appears roomy. The description says for 4, I'd say 3 plus gear, if one of them is of smaller stature. Or, 2 plus a med/large dog. This is not your "family" tent, it was designed for backpacking/light car camping. My grandson put it up by himself with a little help from his father for the rainfly. We shall see how this thing shakes out on our first outing.
I am very impressed by Alps Mountaineering. Good job, I guess I'll be checking out their back packs next. I have had an old Kelty Radial S pack for over 20 years, Since the owner of A.M. was a Kelty Guy at one time, I would expect the same level of quality in his products.
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