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ALPS Mountaineering Aries 3-Person
Lightweight 3-person tent with full-coverage fly
The Aries is a great backpacking tent to take when you need a tent that is lightweight, reliable, and will hold up in the elements. Its unique pole system allows for ample internal room with nearly straight walls on each side. There is also sufficient headroom, thanks to the spreader bar above the doors. Whether you need the 2-person or 3-person design, each comes with 2 doors so you're not crawling over anyone to get out. With the mostly mesh walls, air will easily flow in and out of the tent when the fly isn't required. When conditions are more extreme, the full coverage fly and two vestibules will keep you and your gear protected and dry.
  • Free-standing pole system with 7000 series aluminum poles
  • Top cross pole allows more head room and interior space
  • Great ventilation with mostly mesh walls
  • Easy assembly with pole clips that quickly snap over the tent poles
  • 75D 185T polyester fly with 1500mm coating resists UV damage and stays taut
  • 75D 185T poly taffeta floor with 3000mm coating
  • Factory-sealed fly and floor seams provide best weather protection
  • Extra large #8 zippers on doors and vestibules
  • Full-coverage fly offers maximum protection
  • Extra guy-outs on fly to stabilize tent in bad weather
  • Two vestibules for gear storage and extra weather protection
  • Weatherproof fly buckles on for maximum adjustability and protection
  • Mesh roof increases ventilation and improves star-gazing
  • Easy entry with two doors
  • Mesh storage pocket, gear loft, 7075 aluminum stakes, and guy ropes included
  • Floor saver available
  • Base size: 6'9 x 7'4
  • Center height: 50"
  • Vestibule depth: 29"
  • Tent area: 49 ft²
  • Vestibule area: 17.5 ft²
  • Minimum weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz.
  • Total weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz.
  • Packed size: 7" x 20"
  • Pole diameter: 9.5 mm
Product Number
ItemProduct Number
Aries 3 Gray/Navy5322550
Customer Reviews
The Aries 3-Person has been rated 1 time.
4.0 out of 5 stars
Modern style=convience

Nothing interesting about the fabric. It is lightweight and works fine. It gets sticky if you store it hot & moist, like tents from 20 years ago. Unlike those old tents, this one entirely clips to the poles, which means you can put up the poles on the footprint and put the rain fly over them, and assemble the rest of the tent from inside the rain fly vestibule in a tropical rainstorm. Yep, I did that. I also took it down in reverse so that I could keep the tent kinda dry as I folded it. So definitely get the footprint to make that possible. My 2019 tent has not leaked in a rainstorm. Side blown rain can come under the fly, but it won't get into the inner tent and serves as ventelation. My tent just remains a tad sticky, but not near needing to be replaced yet. Solid value. Poles are strong. Extra height is nice for getting dressed. Fly can be rolled back to the crossbar for stargazing. With the equivalent MSR tents costing double or triple, I'm always happy to use this Alps tent and I don't have to worry about damage costing me a fortune.