Mountain Hardwear Alcove 2 - Tents: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Mountain Hardwear Alcove 2 - Tents: Reviews

   Photo: Mark Wiens

MR. BIG 'N' TALLWith its X-pole design and meshy walls, the Alcove 2 looks unremarkable at first. Then you notice the scoop built into the door frame, which helps create a 14-square-foot vestibule—double the size of those found on many packable tents. I worried about the mesh near the top during several downpours, but the Alcove's fly closed down like a clamshell and consistently kept me desert-dry.

Bonus: More max headroom—44 inches—than any other two-person tent I tested.

Bummer: Single-door configuration turns a 2 a.m. exit into a game of Twister for the far occupant.

Filed To: Men's, Tents

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