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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. 2 oz.
  • Total weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz.
  • Packed size: 6.5" x 23"
  • Pole diameter: 9.5 mm
Product Number
ItemProduct Number
Chaos 35352025
Customer Reviews
The Chaos 3-Person has been rated 4 times.
4.5 out of 5 stars
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!

Chaos 3

Good tent at a good price! Bought it for my two scouts to use but it fit all three of us with overnight packs comfortably in the backyard, car camping and backpacking. Footwear left in the vestibules, of course. No issues, and it usually rains at least once on each of our camping trips.

Great value

I've owned the Lynx 2 since 2012 and used it each year. I only upgraded to the Chaos 3 as I needed room for my riding partners gear as well as mine, so a three person tent made sense. Two people, and two helmets, jackets and pairs of boots stored in the tent with us.

The chaos is roomy, well ventilated, and goes up quickly, and comes down almost as fast as it went up. I'm very impressed with the features and quality, but there are a few niggles that I think could be improved on:

The stuff sack will have a hard time fitting a wet tent. I'm considering discarding mine in favour of a larger one.

The rain fly has four guy ropes, but six points that need guying out. I used about six feet of para cord to fashion two extra guying points for the ends of the rain fly.

I will be replacing the round "nail & hook" aluminium pegs with triangular aluminium pegs that have more ground and sand "bite" to them.

The shock corded "ferrules" at the end of the poles pop out when disassembling the tent. I would have thought a simple crimp would keep them where they are. It's a minor irritation, but one that I never had with my Lynx 2.

I'll be in it for four nights at the motorcycle races and again as my girlfriend and I tour Canada's Cape Breton Island over our mini-vacation.

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