ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian 2: Definitive Review (2020)

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Today, we’re sharing the Ultimate Review of the  Alps Mountaineering Tasmanian 2 2020.

Perhaps you’re here to look for the best 4 seasons ‘emergency’ tent that won’t break the bank. 

We know which one we’d choose. 

And we believe it’s worth letting you in on it. 

After putting our line-up of top tents through the wringer, we were able to crown the obvious winners.

We’ve put together this extensive Alps Mountaineering Review to let you know why we think it holds our title for TopNotch Best Winter Survival Tent

In this comprehensive review, we’ll cover:

    • Why the Tasmanian is GREAT value for your money
    • How the tent stacked up to the competition: whether the hype is true
    • Useful features to look out for
    • And lots more…

So if you want to know the best 4-season tent for 2, you’ll love this guide.

Let’s get started.

Value for Money
9
Ease of Use
7
Weather Resistance
9.5
Durability
9
Pack Size
8
Overall Score
86
  • Manufacturer: ALPS Mountaineering
  • Capacity: 2
  • Dimensions: 62” x 92” x 46”
  • Material: Polyester
  • Weight: 7.9 lbs

Bottom Line : A sturdy and reliable product that’s worth every dime

Pros


  • Sealed seams and good workmanship make it leak-proof
  • Walls have mashed pockets to hold items
  • High-quality pole stems

Con

Our Verdict: Alps Mountaineering Tasmanian 2

The ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian 2 is the very best 4-season tent you can rely on to survive (and yes, enjoy) a winter adventure.

And you don’t even have to fork out a fortune to make it your own.

After putting it through the paces, we found this renowned piece of Alps gear is a fantastic tent to take along on a winter camping trip for several reasons

It includes some of the best features—like its double vestibules that allow for more storage, a free-standing pole system, comfort, and great workmanship overall.

What’s the catch?

The only difficulty you might find is packing the tent away after use. 

But that’s relative to each user—depending on the time on your hands, the weather conditions, the help, and the amount of patience you’re working with, among other things.

You’ll be getting your money’s worth and more with the Tasmanian. 

It certainly deserves its title as our TopNotch Best Winter Survival Tent.

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Value For Money

4-season tents are usually on the pricey side

That’s why the Tasmanian 2 caught our eye right from the start

It keeps you warm in winter, cool in summer, and dry from wet weather.

ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian 2 Review

Value For Money Rating

ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian
9
Geertop Tent
9
UST Tube Tarp
8.5
LYN Tube Tent
8.5
Go Time Gear Life Tent Emergency Shelter
8
Back 40 Emergency Tent
7
Bearhard Emergency Tube Tent
7
Delmera Emergency Survival Tent
7
SE Emergency Tube Tent
7
Texsport Tent
7

So while other tents may be one-dimensional in what they provide, the Alps Mountaineering Tasmanian gives you all the 4-season features you need at a below-average price.

We compared this extended seasons tent to the other tube tents on the list to see if the Tasmanian 2 had similar features, or even included extra, unique features that we might find helpful.

It certainly did

We found the Tasmanian 2 has 10 standout features and characteristics that really set it apart from the rest of the field. 

These included durability, 4-season use, free-standing, waterproof, great insulation, good ventilation, two entry/exit points, 2 vestibules/porches for extra storage, attention-grabbing in an emergency, and multiple mesh pockets.

But that’s still not all.

We also compared it with other 4-season REI tents on the market to find that it pretty much served the same purpose at a much lower price.

It’s practically a steal for the asking price.

Ease Of Use

The Alps Tasmanian 2 doesn’t rank high in ease of use in comparison to the other tube tents in this line up.

But…

…this is only because most tube tents are just flung over guy lines and held up by their ridge lines.

ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian 2

Ease Of Use Rating

Back 40 Emergency Tent
9
Delmera Emergency Survival Tent
9
Go Time Gear Life Tent Emergency Shelter
9
LYN Tube Tent
9
SE Emergency Tube Tent
9
UST Tube Tarp
9
Bearhard Emergency Tube Tent
8.5
Texsport Tent
8.5
Geertop Tent
8
ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian
7

But the Tasmanian 2 is easier to set up than you might think.

It’s a free-standing tent with one continuous pole system that reaches end to end and saves you the added work of piecing individual bits together.

And you also won’t be needing to stake anything into the ground.

Clip the pole clips to the poles connected by the pole hubs, throw over the full-cover rain fly, secure it over an additional pole to create spacious vestibules on both ends, and you’re good to go!

Weather Resistance

The secret to the Alps Mountaineering Tasmanian 2’s great weather resistance is its top-of-the-class seam work and quality workmanship.

We tested it for rain (didn’t mean to but we had a mighty downpour on the trip—which was handy in the long run, I suppose!) and water blaster (aka hose pipe) tests to see if it’s as leak-proof as they claim it to be.

ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian 2

Weather Resistance Rating

ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian
9.5
Texsport Tent
9
UST Tube Tarp
9
Back 40 Emergency Tent
8.5
Geertop Tent
8.5
SE Emergency Tube Tent
8.5
LYN Tube Tent
8.5
Bearhard Emergency Tube Tent
8
Delmera Emergency Survival Tent
8
Go Time Gear Life Tent Emergency Shelter
8

The results?

The Tasmanian 2 tent delivers

The seams are well-made, so leaks are hard to come by unless for some reason you damage your ziplining.

Though the tent might sway a bit in the wind, it does hold up.

Durability

The Tasmanian 2 takes top spot for durability. 

It can endure the harshest conditions and it’ll do so for years!

One of our TopNotch review team has owned this baby for a couple years and used it at least 20 times—she loves it.

We’ve tested it in windy conditions and heavy rainfall.

ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian 2 1 optimized

Durability Rating

ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian
9
LYN Tube Tent
9
UST Tube Tarp
9
Bearhard Emergency Tube Tent
8.5
Geertop Tent
8.5
Texsport Tent
8.5
Back 40 Emergency Tent
8
Delmera Emergency Survival Tent
8
Go Time Gear Life Tent Emergency Shelter
8
SE Emergency Tube Tent
8

We even stretched the material to see just how much strain it can endure. 

After each test, we checked to see how the tent was doing overall.

Guess what?

The seams didn’t leak, the material didn’t tear, the poles didn’t break, and the zippers remained intact.

No wonder it’s top of the ladder!

Pack Size

In comparison to other tents on our list, the Tasmanian 2 is on the bulkier side. 

But at 7 pounds and being compactly packed, it remains comfortably portable.

ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian 2

Pack Size Rating

Back 40 Emergency Tent
9
Bearhard Emergency Tube Tent
9
Delmera Emergency Survival Tent
9
Geertop Tent
8.5
LYN Tube Tent
8.5
UST Tube Tarp
8.5
ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian
8
Go Time Gear Life Tent Emergency Shelter
8
SE Emergency Tube Tent
8
Texsport Tent
7.5

The larger pack size only means it will take a little longer to pack away compared to the obviously smaller and flimsier tube tents.

You’ll be getting your money’s worth and more with the Tasmanian. It certainly deserves its title as our TopNotch Best Winter Survival Tent.

Our Final Verdict: Alps Mountaineering Tasmanian 2

Sitting comfortably in our TopNotch Top 3 is the ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian 2.

Its only drawback would be pack size and ease of setup. 

But again, that’s relative to the smaller tube tents on our list, the individual, and your camping experience.

Overall, the Tasmanian 2 provides sleeping comfort and security, great workmanship, and a real bang for your buck—making it one of our leaders in tube tents and a great camping tent. Period.

UST Tube Tarp
88%
LYN Tube Tent
87%
ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian
85%
Geertop Tent
85%
Back 40 Emergency Tent
83%
Bearhard Emergency Tube Tent
82%
Delmera Emergency Survival Tent
82%
Go Time Gear Life Tent Emergency Shelter
82%
SE Emergency Tent
81%
Texsport Tent
81%

Conclusion: Alps Mountaineering Tasmanian 2

There you have it…

After an insightful look into all that the Tasmanian 2 has to offer, we’ve come to appreciate the bargain we’re getting from a top-flight product.
The Alps Mountaineering is a leader in Value for Money.

It also holds its own in the toughest outdoor conditions and against other elite brands.

While it’s not the lightest tent in our line-up, the durability is exceptional.

Sure, it might take a while to set up, but it isn’t rocket science. 

To conclude, the ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian 2 offers security, comfort, and durability, and all at a fair price.

Over to you to make your choice today.

Other Versions

The ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian also comes in a 3-person tent, conveniently called the ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian 3.

Its dimensions are as follows:

Base Size: 6’7 x 7’8 

Center Height: 54″ 

Total Weight: 9 lbs 14 oz 

Minimum Weight: 9 lbs 2 oz 

Color: Copper/Rust 

The ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian 2 has smaller dimensions – as follows:

Base Size: 5’2 x 7’8 

Center Height: 46″ 

Total Weight: 7 lbs 15 oz 

Minimum Weight: 7 lbs 3 oz

Color: Copper/Rust

But that’s where the differences end. 

Both tents come with the same exceptional level of quality.

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