Ibex 2 Tent
The lightweight Alps Mountaineering Ibex 2 Tent keeps you light on your feet so you can comfortably backpack from spring to fall. Alps Mountaineering built the walls from mesh for maximum ventilation and airflow, and the floor and fly are PU-coated polyester taffeta for abrasion- and water-resistance. Two doors and two vestibules give you and your backpacking buddy plenty of personal space for rainy gin rummy nights, and aluminum poles ensure a quick and simple setup so you can be rested before sundown for an alpine start. There are mesh storage pockets inside the tent for smaller items like your keys or headlamps and Alps Mountaineering also added stakes, guy lines, and repair swatches for your convenience.
- 2-season mesh-walled tent for breezy, cool summer nights
- Two aluminum poles make for easy setup at camp
- Interior height perfect for playing cards, organizing gear
- Gear loft keeps headlamps and books within reach
- Fly buckles add adjustability and protection from elements
- Extra-large zippers easy to operate with gloves
Good choice for the price range
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have the previous model of this tent (the only difference is that the rain tarp is orange). I have slept in this tent probably around 40 nights total over the past couple of years and have found it very functional. I have slept in snow, and heavy rain and have never been wet inside the tent. I prefer to sleep under the stars but during bug season here in Maine a tent is a requirement. I spent many years camping in a hammock, but when I got a dog I bought this tent so that we could both fit inside away from the mosquitoes and black flies. The mesh and floor material are durable enough to withstand a romping pup's nails, and the poles are flexible enough to withstand the weight of a 50 lb dog standing on the fully assembled tent. All in all I have been happy with this tent for the price. One day I will upgrade to a lighter more simple tent design, but for now I'm happy with this tent.