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ALPS Mountaineering - Tri-Awning

ALPS Mountaineering Tri-Awning

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$64.98 - $103.96 Original price:$129.95
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Item #ALM0117



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Tech Specs

75D polyester, urethane coating
3 x 11mm shock-corded fiberglass
Interior Height:
6ft, 6ft 6in
Floor Dimensions:
[6ft height] 15 x 15 15ft, [6ft 6in height] 13.5 x 13.5 x 13.5ft
Packed Size:
5 x 5 x 28in
Trail Weight:
9lb 15oz
Packed Weight:
Recommended Use:
camping, picnics
Manufacturer Warranty:


Whether you're cooking a group lunch on the beach or just setting up a home base for the family camping trip, the ALPS Mountaineering Tri-Awning provides much-needed relief from the sun or rain.

  • Three-pole design is easy to assemble and packs up small
  • UV-resistant Sunshield fabric adds protection from the sun, rain, and wind
  • Variable height allows you to customize your temporary shelter according to the group's needs
  • One side eave is taller for improved visibility
  • Includes removable Sunshield panel, stakes, and guylines

Not meant for windy days

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

My husband and I went rafting for 3 days on the Colorado River and 5 days on the San Juan River. I was looking forward to using the shelter for our kitchen set up. The shelter design is a 5 star...the wall is brilliant and movable. The poles. Not so much when it came to the take down. I used 2 times and the pole is broken. The winds were high and we tied it down well and stakes were holding it great. I like the shelter but where can I find a replacement pole? I think with low wind it would be great but for the river I would recommend sun shades or tarps.....

Not meant for windy days

Great awning for car camping

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I bought this for a rainy weekend in the spring, and I've been using it all season to keep us dry on rainy days. It's super easy to put up and take down - it takes just a few minutes for two people to set up, and I can set it up and take it down by myself as well. It packs up very small and tidy - easy to keep in the back of the car just in case. The size is enough to (mostly) cover a picnic table - it's a triangle, so one of the corners of the table sticks out a bit - and creates ample dry space. The attachable side wall can also be tied out to extend your dry area for firewood, etc. It's held up just fine through the wind, as long as you keep it low and secure all the guy lines.

Overall, I love this awning. It's affordable, it's super easy to set up, it packs up small, and it keeps me dry. It's saved us from many rainy weekends, and looking forward to many weekends to come!

Like it so much...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

... I just bought another. The first one we used camping at least 150 nights over 10-12 years or so. The pole sleeves were getting pretty worn. I didn't want to experience a mechanical breakdown in the field, and Backcountry's low price persuaded me. It's still waterproof and has endured many rains including scary-severe thunderstorms with high winds (lower it as much as possible and guy it out long and tight using extra-long stakes) with me sitting under it, and it provides great shade on sunny days. The fiberglass poles have been durable. It takes a few minutes for 2 people to set up, but I have set it up by myself. I gave it only 4 stars because a 5-star awning/tarp hasn't been created yet.

Sold me a used product???

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

I just received this product in the mail last week. Yesterday, 09/21/19, I decided to open the product and try it out in my back yard. When I set it up, there were stains all over it! The canopy wasn't even packaged. It has become fairly evident that I was sold a used product that someone else returned. Physically, the product is in excellent shape and certainly does what it is intended to do, but I am VERY disappointed in Backcountry for sending me a used/STAINED product! Would I recommend this product? YES! However, carefully inspect every product you received and make sure you didn't by a "new product" and receive a used one.

Sold me a used product???


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Perfect shading with still enough room for a good breeze.

Good shade if no wind is likely.

    I try not to be a pessimist and maybe it's just me but it took all my strength to pull the corners far enough to get the poles into the rivet holes. And then the profile was high enough that any breeze would tip it over at the beach.
    We took it to an outdoor music festival and it was overkill, way too tall even for the perimeter.
    However, when used in the mountains among trees with no wind it made for a great kitchen cover/hang out area from the rain and the sun.

    I am going to keep trying, perhaps my review will change once I have a few more successful uses.

    Good Portable Shelter

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Can be difficult to put together, but really gives you the break from the shade that you need! The 1 movable wall is great so that you don't have to turn the tent to block the moving sun. As others said below, make sure you secure it down on those windy days - definitely has the potential to fly away!

    String poles come apart during setup

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

    I decided to return this item because the poles repeatedly came apart in the sleeves during setup. This shelter has the old-style loooong sleeves through which the poles must be threaded, and during both setup and breakdown the poles came apart. It's nearly impossible to re-attach the poles once they're inside the sleeves, and it's also difficult to remove a pole from the sleeve once it has come apart. If it weren't for that problem the setup would have been straightforward and easy. I just decided that I'm not willing to kneel in the hot sun trying to reattach each of the 3 poles several times after they come apart during setup AND takedown. The pole sections slip apart very easily - perhaps they need to make this with tighter fittings on the pole sections?

    Kinda huge

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

    This was way bigger than expected, even though I had looked at the pictures others had submitted. This definitely takes 2 people to set up. It does what is advertised, and seems durable, I just think it is better suited to camping or beach days, when I had hoped to use it for summer concerts. It's just too large to bring to a crowded lawn.

    Perfect coverage for three people

      Wow, what an excellent piece of gear. I set this up in the deep sand of Gulf Shores (used 3 Kelty sand bag stakes). No problems. It flexes with the wind and maintains a firm position. Fairly light and easy to re-pack. No trouble bringing it far down the beach on the Burley Travoy....very happy!

      Perfect coverage for three people

      Okay for calm weather

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

      The design is aesthetically appealing and provides adequate shade. It doesn't hold up too well in high winds though (upwards of 12 mph), the Grey pole has already splintered. It's not snapped though, so I'm hoping I can reinforce it and keep it functional.

      Make sure you guy it out!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I used this shelter over Labor Day weekend for camping in a field at Phish shows. Overall I like the shape and size and it packs up much smaller than most Ez-up shade tents. Set-up was very easy and it comes with an extra wall to help keep the sun off. It also included all the stakes and guy lines needed for proper set-up. My only complaint is that this thing really wants to fly if there is any significant wind. If you do not guy out all three points you will watch in horror as it collapses. So, great on space and shade, but if you are expecting weather and won't be around I would take it down or look at other options.

      Perfect tool for the job

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

      I love this awning, it is perfect for getting giving some shade or cover from rain without having to set up some great big heavy pop-up style. This is just what I have been looking for. Took about 6 mins to set up alone the first time, it has an adjustable footprint option so it can be tall and less cover or wider but short. I used it camping in a fairly windy area right on Lake Superior and had no issues when it was guy lined out properly, was very pleased.

      Perfect tool for the job

      We gave it our best shot

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Just got back from a weekend camping/mtn biking trip in central Virginia. It was the third trip we've taken the Tri-Awning on, and the second time one of the poles has broken from a moderate gust of wind catching it. Alps was great about replacing the first pole that broke last year, but to seek replacement poles after every trip is obviously not sustainable. We are experienced campers. This does not hold up well in moderate wind, like you might find at Atlantic beaches, where the pole broke the first time. We also invested a lot in large stakes for sand, which is necessary if you plan on taking this to the beach. While the triangular set up looks cool, it actually does not create a very large footprint of shade compared to a conventional pop-up or rectangular shelter. It does have the benefit of being very light. You will probably not be able to set this up by yourself on a slightly windy day. It's good for rain. You may be able to make this work for conditions where you can stake it in soil, and there is no wind, and there aren't major consequences if it collapses, like at a music festival. Otherwise, I recommend investing in something simpler and stronger. I'm looking for recommendations on that front myself, as we have given up on the Alps Tri-Awning and will not be taking this on the beach trip planned for later this month.

      Horrible Set-Up

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

      As "they" say, people are usually more motivated to write reviews of negative experiences than positive ones. So, here goes . . .

      I'm a strong dude, not an Olympic power lifter, but I can do a lot of dead arm pull ups and setting this thing up was a pain in the ass.

      First, it came with no instructions. I'm still trying to figure out how the sun shade attaches. I'm sure this is all easy after doing it a time or two. But out of the box set up instructions are helpful, which is why instructions are typically included with a product that requires some assembly.

      Second, the effort required to stretch the fabric so the poles reach the holes at the corners is absurd. No way could my mom or my girlfriend do it. And I had to curse a couple times to coax the fabric to reach.

      Okay, I'm done venting now. I'll update the review after I've used the product, if I don't return in out of principle.

      Horrible Set-Up

      Great for a warm, non-windy day.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      The idea of having three points of contact is good in theory, but it doesn't take much wind for this thing to start flailing. That being said it's a good price and nice for a bit of coverage out of the sun. A good summer day cover that packs up small. Just be weary if inclement weather is a possibility.

      Cheap, good, easy to use

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

      Bought for car camping - just a good awning for extra cover. Pretty handy for lots of things - ie get out of rain at kids sports and so on. Nice and small when packed

      Great shelter: easy setup, packs small

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I've had mine for 7+ years and it's still going strong. It packs up smaller than a folding chair, but will provide ample shade against rain or sun. I like the adjustable design; you can pull it wide to give more coverage (which makes the height lower), or you can push the radius tighter to give more headroom. Add this to your camping kit, you'll be glad you did.