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ALPS Mountaineering Chaos 3-Person
Free-standing 3-person 3-season tent

If you want to stay dry on your next trip and avoid the hassle of faulty zippers, we have the tents for you! The Chaos is a one continuous pole design, free standing tent that is enhanced with 2 doors for easy entry and 2 vestibules for gear storage and extra weather protection. Extra large #8 zippers make opening and closing the doors and vestibules a breeze. The Chaos has 7000 series aluminum poles that are strong and lightweight. Assembly is really easy with the tent clips that just snap in place over the poles. The poles are all shock corded together as one continuous system. With a factory sealed fly and floor seams, you're sure to stay dry in rainy weather. The polyester fly and floor are urethane coated, factory sealed seams for maximum weatherproofness. The fly buckles to the tent, offering a much more secure attachment when compared to elastic cord. The mesh roof vents increase ventilation and improves star gazing. All these combined features, make the Chaos a great choice for any backpacking trip.
  • Free-standing pole system with 7000 series aluminum poles
  • 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
  • Chaos 3 floor saver available
  • Base size: 5'6 x 7'6
  • Center height: 41"
  • Vestibule depth: 35"
  • Tent area: 41 ft²
  • Vestibule area: 22 ft²
  • Minimum weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz.
  • Total weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz.
  • Packed size: 6.5" x 23"
  • Pole diameter: 9.5 mm
Product Number
ItemProduct Number
Chaos 3 Gray/Navy5352050
Customer Reviews
The Chaos 3-Person has been rated 6 times.
4.7 out of 5 stars
Great Troop Tents

We've been using Chaos 3 tents for our Boy Scouts for 6 years now and we love them. Easy to set up, durable, and perform well under foul weather conditions. Being a little lower to the ground than other tents, they do well when the wind picks up. While other troops had to chase their down their tents, ours stayed in place during a 60mph wind storm in South Dakota.

I'm the Scoutmaster for the troop and I have both the Chaos 2 an 3. I use the Chaos 2 for regular campouts and the 3 for summer camp (so I have a little more room).

We had Eureka and even tried the Aires series but we have consistently stayed with the Chaos line. You won't be disappointed.

Alps Chaos 3

I've had this tent for 9 years so I thought I should write a review. It has not had heavy use but has probably been set up 50+ times at this point in 6 different states. I appreciate the ventilation and easy setup. Most of the time I don't bother with the rainfly. When I was walking across the United States I would roll up the fly and use it as a pillow. Occasionally the ends of the poles pop out but it is only a slight inconvenience to reattach them. The floor is showing some wear but as much as I like to buy this new toy again mine still has several more nights left in her.

Alps Chaos 3

I love this tent. Without the rain fly, arguably one of the most ventilated tents on the market, outside of a screen shelter. As with most tents on the market, if you are going to fit 3 adults, you must really like your other two tent mates (and all must have excellent podiatric hygiene, as someone is sleeping between 4 feet). However, it sleeps myself, my 8 year old son and 22 lb. mini Aussie in comfort. Very thoughtful design with the double entry/double vestibule, no stepping on your party when nature calls in the middle of the night. The storage compartments are also quite roomy and well placed. One thing I would change, mark the price up just a bit and include the footprint as they greatly extend the life of the floor. I have no real complaints relating to the Alps Mountaineering Chaos 3, in fact, the highest praise I can give is to say that I would definitely purchase it again. Right on Alps!

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