ALPS Mountaineering Extreme 3 Tent: 3-Person 3-Season

A lightweight, travel-ready backpacking shelter.

Backpackers, keep your fellow trekkers and gear organized and comfortable during multi-day adventures with the ALPS Mountaineering Extreme 3 Tent.

  • Factory sealed floor and fly offer full protection from precipitation
  • Extra large zippers operate easily even under gloved hands
  • Dedicated ventilation and dual doors allow for full and natural circulation
  • Multiple vestibules store and organize gear while doubling as automatic guy-out points for nasty weather
  • Reviews
  • Q & A
Unanswered Question

Has anyone used a cot inside this tent? I planned to use it as a larger solo tent with a cot. Wasn't sure if the wall angles might prevent that from being feasible.

Excellent but heavy.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The tent is excellent, you feel safe even when you catch the worst storm.
It is huge and feels like a family could live within it, just missing a wood stove.
It has very large vestibules that allow you to store all your things in wet weather and even cook in them.
But if you want to walk many kilometers with her on the back, it will be felt.

Excellent but heavy.

Thanks for the review Arturo! Super helpful to get this feedback out to the community.

Incredibly Impressed

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've only used it on two occasions (12 nights) at this point but the ventilation, structural integrity in 40+ MPH winds, rain fly...you name it, this tent stood up to some rough Utah summer storms. I can certainly see that it is capable of winter use as the doors can serve as screen ventilation or act as a tent wall. The three pole design is simple and without any practice or experience my wife was able to help me get this thing pitched in about 5 minutes. We did purchase the footprint via ALPS website and overall impressed and then some. I plan on using this tent this winter in the higher elevations of California and who knows where else. As for sleeping 3 people, I will say that it would be a tight fit depending how sprawled you plan on being, but this is perfect for two people with a bit of room for gear. The vestibules held up well in the wind and have a decent bit of space as well for equipment. I am definitely a believer in the ALPS brand thanks to this tent.

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Extreme 3

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love this tent it is Rock Solid much bigger inside than I thought it would be simply Bulletproof

Extreme 3

easy and versatile tent

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

we recently took this tent on a winter backcountry trip and while it is only a 3 season tent it handled the rigors of -20c in the canadian rockies very well and was easy to setup even with gloves on, the only reason we cant give it 5 stars is because the zipper design of the fly makes it very difficult to open from the inside (especially in 3 feet of snow) and while the vestibule floor space is fairly large the roof is so steep that it can barely fit a 50l pack comfortably

Love the tent, but...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

We love our Alps Mountaineering Extreme 3, but buyer beware - the small windows on either end of the tent fly are not obscured in any way, nor can you cover them easily for privacy. When camping with groups, you're on display.

Overall, the tent has been a fantastic addition to our camp kit. It's withstood years of Scouting without showing signs of wear & tear. We've never had a problem with condensation or leaking during rain, and we've never had issues with the fly staying securely in place in winds.

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  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

A few years ago I was involved in an outdoor organization that provided these tents. The thing I dig the most about this tent is the rainfly. It has an overhang that keeps your backpack and gear dry outside of the tent. I loved it so much I bought one after I left and use it as much as I did before. It is great for all conditions including cold winters. It is very easy to set up and after you do it enough you can get up to less than 4 minutes. Also very light weight as it weighs about 7 pounds. Only problem is that the stakes it comes with suck! They bend in a little hard clay and are more aluminum -ey. Don't remember this happening as much with the old ones, but still and awesome tent.

Fantastic tent

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This tent has performed vary well throughout my many uses. It is easy to set it up. At first setup seems fairly counter intuitive. However, after one set up it is easy to figure out. One person can set it up without too much difficulty. Once set up it is fairly roomy inside. It can comfortably sleep 2 with all gear on the inside or 3 with backpacks outside. The rainfly is large and provides two spacious vestibules. There is a gear loft and some additional storage on the inside. The materials are durable and the zippers work flawlessly. Functionally it performs well. Last weekend my tent was exposed to heavy rains and everything inside the tent and the vestibules stayed dry. Wind is no problem. The tent is very strong. There are vents that can be opened if heat or condensation becomes a problem, but I have never experienced this.



Only criticism. It is not the lightest or smallest tent designed and takes up significant space in a backpack when all together, however, it is easy to carry when split between 2 people. Between 3 people this would be no problem. One of the best shelters I have had the pleasure of using.

So I recently bought this tent and took...

So I recently bought this tent and took it out for the first time and I was wanting to buy some extra protection for it, could anybody suggest a good footprint to use with it?

Well, you can buy them from alps http://www.alpsmountaineering.com/alps/products/tents/tent-accessories/tent-floor-savers#.UUIkqBzvuzY

The foot prints work pretty well, they're slightly smaller than the floor of tent though.

Newer isn't always better

    I have an old alps mountaineering extreme 3, and I much prefer it to the new ones. Ive had it for years and it's still running strong, however the clear window in the rain fly is beginning to crack and wear through now. The tent itself hasn't changed much, Only colors and decorations. The difference lies in the rain fly. The new one is significantly larger than the old, allowing for more gear but its so large that the wind catches it easily. Even staked down the larger rain fly can be pulled up in a decent wind storm. This issue never occurred with the old tent. This tent can handle more than 3 seasons however, I've use it in the dead of winter and it's had no problems staying up, and it breathes very well while also being warm. Note, for added durability look to the "Outfitter" version sold on the alps website.

    Alps Extreme three person

      got this tent and set it up last week.
      was surprised by the feature set on it.
      its the nicest three pole tent design i have seen.
      great rain fly coverage with two small plastic windows built into the rain fly.
      great for three kids or two adults.
      its the kind of tent you will appreciate in a heavy storm or downpour situation...