This is a review of the ALPS Mountaineering Lynx tent.


The Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 person tent is both lightweight and protective, meaning it can be used for backpacking in from the brisk spring through rainy autumns.

Alps Mountaineering built the tent’s walls partially out of mesh to bring the summer breezes in, the fly out of polyester for UV-protection, and the floor out of PU-coated taffeta for abrasion- and water-resistance. Two poles provide a quick and simple setup as well as sufficient head space, and one vestibule gives you plenty of room for your backpacking gear. Alps Mountaineering also included a gear loft, mesh storage pockets, aluminum stakes, guy lines, and repair swatches for your convenience.


  • Polyester taffeta
    Free standing, two pole design w/7000 Series aluminum poles
  • Easy assembly with pole clips
  • 75D 185T polyester fly resists UV damage and stays taut
    Factory sealed fly and floor seams for best weather protection
  • 75D 185T Poly taffeta floor w/2000mm coating
  • Extra-large #8 zippers
    Vestibule for gear storage and extra weather protection
  • Weatherproof fly buckles on for maximum adjustability and protection
    Half mesh walls increase ventilation
  • Mesh Storage Pockets
  • Gear Loft
  • 7075 Aluminum Stakes and Guy Ropes included
    Base Size: 7’6″ x 2’8″
  • Center Height: 3′
  • Tent Area: 20 square feet
  • Total Weight: 3 pounds 15 ounces
  • Packed Size: 6″ x 17.5″


If you’re looking for a one person tent for backpacking, you’ll want to consider the Alps Mountaineering Lynx.

This one person tent weighs just 3 pounds, 15 ounces, which makes it a good weight for backpacking.

It also packs up to be about 6 by 18 inches, meaning it fits into the tent spot on your backpack or could even go inside your backpack.

The tent is made of all high quality materials and the construction seems to be really good. You may not even need a footprint, although I would still recommend one if only to keep the tent in good condition longer.

The two pole design makes this easy to setup. The aluminum poles are high quality yet lightweight. I think they are preferable to plastic (the other lightweight option).

In terms of size, the tent is about 7 and a half feet long and 3 feet tall. That should be enough room for most people. It at least gives me the sense that you have some space and aren’t being suffocated.

Plenty of reviewers can attest to this tent’s weather proofing. It has been used in all types of weather, including rain storms, snow storms, and wind storms. There are some moisture issues, as with all tents like this. If you keep a window open, you won’t wake up as sticky.

Overall, I recommend the Alps Mountaineering Lynx. The tent is lightweight, easy to use, of high quality, and it doesn’t cost as much as some other backpacking tents.

ALPS Mountaineering Lynx

ALPS Mountaineering Lynx

Weight Score







  • Lightweight at 3 pounds, 15 ounces
  • High construction quality
  • Affordable price
  • Packs up tight


  • Maybe keep a window open to avoid moisture problems in high humidity areas