ALPS Mountaineering Retreat Table

From backyard cookouts to car camping trips.

Cooking dinner for eight in the great outdoors isn't easy, but it gets a little simpler when you have the ALS Mountaineering Retreat Table to provide the space you need to lay out all your ingredients, utensils, and condiments. Aluminum construction makes it lightweight, sturdy, and easy to clean, and folding legs allow for easy transportation and storage.

  • Aluminum construction
  • Folding legs
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Light and fairly sturdy

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

About as good as can be expected for a table this light. The top looks like it is made out of 1/4" MDF material - curious how it will stand up to water long term, but so far so good. Legs are easy to operate and latches work well.


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

This is a solid sized table and is easy to set up and portable. Perfect car camping table with room for a camp stove and prep space, or a dining table if you need space for multiple people.

Love ALPS, this product is no exception

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

This table strikes a nice balance between sturdy and lightweight. It sets up very easily with two plastic catches that fit into the thin crossbars underneath the table surface. Would make an excellent addition to a basecamp, and there are no annoying bars underneath you if you're sitting at the table width-wise. Suitable to seat 2-4.

It's not all Aluminum

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

The top is not Aluminum. Seems to be some type of MDF that's coated. I ordered this and now am forced to send it back because it is not 'all' aluminum construction. Also arrived damaged.

Perfect for 2, stretching it for 4.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This table is great. Size is right for 2-3 people, 4 will be cramped but could easily work. The table top is a solid piece of aluminum, so the legs just fold under. It's super easy to clean and set up. It's perfect for car camping. I prefer this to the Guide Table I have also reviewed. The setup is simpler, and it's much lighter with a solid top. Smaller surface space, that one could easily accommodate 6-7 hangry adults. I also use it with the ALPS Camp Chair, fits nicely under the legs and makes for a great portable outdoor writing desk. Highly recommended.