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Wait out the storm in the comfort of Alps Mountaineering’s Extreme 2 Tent.

When the storm rolls in, dive into your Alps Mountaineering Extreme 2 Tent for safety. The three-pole design and guy-out vestibules create a super sturdy shelter during high winds, and when the rain starts, you’ll thank Steve for the sealed seams and polyurethane coated fly and floor. Who’s Steve? We don’t know—just some guy. The Extreme Tent features plenty of storage space for your mucky gear and mesh roof vents for star-gazing ease and breathability. Two doors prevent you from being trod upon when your tentmate wakes up in the middle of a dream. Gear loft, stakes, and guy ropes included.

  • Burly 3-season tent for backpacking with your favorite person
  • Sturdy design combats mother nature's more windy side
  • PU coating and factory-sealed seams offer waterproof protection
  • Pole clips make for a quick and easy setup when the weather turns
  • Two generous vestibules provide access for both parties
  • Multiply fly vents ensure the tent stays ventilated
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Easy

    This tent is unbelievably easy to set up. Great got me and my partner to take an easy trip up the canyon and stay the night. Love alps

    Bomber, but on the heavy side

      This tent is bomber. I own quite a few tents to choose from - I pick this one if there is a good chance of weather. I generally use this for backpacking into an Alpine Basecamp. This tent has held up in high winds, hail, thunderstorms, etc. I sleep like a baby when the weather outside is frightful. It is also very warm as have been in temps into the 20s with it. I don't mind reaching for the fly...gives a good stretch and makes the vestibules HUGE. The zippers are sturdy and have held up very well. I would not use this in warmer, humid areas as too warm and condensation would be problem. I would consider it in snow tho! Tent is totally roomy for 2 people and a condo for 1.

      Unanswered Question

      I just recieved this tent an the short pole is bent in the shape of an arch. Is it suppose to be like this?

      Works just fine

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Medium weight and low-medium price point. This tent has worked out just fine; although, it does not have any vents (be sure to crack the vestibule if you do not have enough gaps around the base of the fly, condensation risk). The two doors are fantastic for any couple and has room for two "not large" people.

      Not bad, but think how u will use it

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Used two of these tents for a week on the Copper River in Alaska, as it was providd by our raft guides.. Wilderness camping with some pretty heavy rain. It performed well enough, although I wouldn't buy one for myself, for four reasons. First, the extra large vestibules place the zippers so far away from the main body of the tent when they are fully zipped, you can't reach them from the inside of the tent. So, you end up kneeling out or stepping out into the vestibule to zip or unzip the fly. This makes it really hard to keep dirt and sand out of your tent! We camped on sandbars and the design of the fly and tent door conspired to make it almost impossible to keep sand out. Second, the zipper on the fly almost touches the ground when fully zipped, and immediately collapses onto the ground when unzipped. As such, every one of the 4 tents we had on this trip had zipper jams in the bottom 6 inches of the fly. By the end of the week, it was impossible to fully zip up the fly. Third, the tautness of the fly is completely dependent upon haqving both fly doors completely zipped to the bottom. If you can't zip them fully, the entire fly sags against the inner tent. See comment #2 as to why this is such an issue. Finally, the vestibules stick out so far from the side of the tent we struggled to find a large enough flat spot to place tents side by side on narrow river banks and sand bars - a 2 man tent had a footprint as large as a 4 man tent once the fly was installed. Given the steep angle of the fly, this huge footprint did NOT correspond to large storage space in the vestibule. I noticed with interest that neither of our river guides used these tents........I suspect that they used them as they are a relatively cost efficient option for their clients. Not a bad tent, by any means - mine was dry despite some heavy rain. I did wish, however, that I had my Eureka Timberline with me!

      Great review. Thanks.

      Bryan - this is an awesome gear review. Have you considered a career in equipment retail, or even reviewing gear on a regular basis? This is excellent feedback & very detailed for the discerning buyer. Thanks.

      burly tent

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      5 lbs is pretty hefty for a two person tent, but this thing is bombproof. the two vestibules are great and the tent feels pretty roomy . relatively easy to set up. buy some new stakes when you buy the tent, of your gonna use this tent for bad weather, you might as well get good stakes that you can count on.

      Great Tent

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I've used this tent more then a few time and it has been great every time. Camped down by the sand dunes in high winds and the 6 steak down points really kept it secure. Also had a really weekend in the Mosquito Range and it was bone dry. Gets tight with 2 people and a dog but stays really warm also. Not the lightest but mainly use if for car camping.

      love it.

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      This thing is huge, heavy and a bit of a bear to set up, however, those are sacrifices I am more than willing to take due to how bomber strong this tent is, and how much space there is on the inside. Super comfy, huge vestibules x2, more than enough room for you and a friend (unless you are both very big people) and, the most important stat for me, the interior height is a whopping 42 inches, and it doesn't lose that height to much on the edges of the tent. Ive been on to many solo trips in my ultralight two pole tent that I couldn't sit-up in. Comfort and room make a happy camper.



      another nice feature, the doors on each side are oriented so that if you sleep head to toe with a friend, its super easy to get out. head to toe makes for a better fit for two people in the tent. works nicely.



      I would not recommend this tent for those that are trying to cut down on weight. Its a heavy one, but not so heavy that its unthinkable to go soloing in, or to split the weight with a friend.



      I love it.

      Leaks like a sieve

        I have the Extreme 2, 3 person tent, and if the 2 is anything like the 3, bring a bathing suit.



        First time this happened, I checked all the zippers and the top of the fly was a tad open, which I thought resulted in the bathtub inside.

        Second time this happened, it rained 10+ inches in 5 hours. I woke up to puddles all over the place. I use a footprint, had the fly staked and guy'd, but this thing just loves to leak.



        It is a great tent, easy and fast to setup, but has now been relegated to spring, summer only, when there is no rain in the forecast.

        Could stand up in a hurricane.

          This tent is bomb proof. Held up to rain and snow and plenty of wind with no problem. Takes a little bit of time to set up with so many stakes to put in the ground (10 total). Not the lightest tent in the world, but I have taken it backpacking a few times and it has worked for myself and a friend. Just head to toe it and it works just fine. Not a ton of room, but there wasn't any spooning going on!

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          Do you carry the floorsaver for this...

          Do you carry the floorsaver for this tent?

          Best Answer

          Backcountry does not offer the 'Extreme Floor Saver 2.0'. You should be able to find one on the internet with an MSRP of around $20.

          I purchased my Extreme 2 footprint from Hutshops.com

          Great tent. Great time.

            Used the tent backpack around New Zealand. Lightweight, sets up in minutes, keeps water and insects on the outside looking in. Room for two if you're friendly.