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Marmot Alpinist 2P

Can I use my three-season tent in the snow? Or should I cough up the money for a four-season model?

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Marmot Alpinist 2P.     Photo: Courtesy of Marmot

A:Marmot uses a custom-developed three-layer material in the Alpinist 2P, which breathes and repels water in harsh conditions. Ceiling vents in the single-wall construction promote air flow, and the unique design makes pitching in bad weather faster. $600

MINIMUM TRAIL WEIGHT: 4.9 pounds
FLOOR AREA: 30 square feet
VESTIBULE AREA: 8 square feet
PEAK HEIGHT: 40 inches
POLES: 3 DAC NSL Dual Diameter

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