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ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 2-Person
Dome-style 2-person tent
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The Lynx is packed with features and high quality. The Lynx, which has aluminum poles,is very similar to our Taurus, which is one of our best-selling tents. The Lynx has more mesh than the Taurus, taking up half of the walls on each side allowing even more ventilation. The tent is an easy to set up, 2 pole rectangular dome style tent with pole clips that easily fit over the poles for quick assembly. ALPS has not cut any corners... between the factory sealed fly and floor seams, weatherproof fly buckles, 2 doors for easy entering and leaving, 2 vestibules for extra gear storage and weather protection, and extra-large #8 zippers, you're sure to find everything you could want in a tent, in this model.
  • Free-standing two-pole design with 7000 series aluminum poles
  • 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
  • Factory-sealed fly and floor seams provide best weather protection
  • 75D 185T poly taffeta floor with 2000mm coating
  • Extra large #8 zippers
  • Two doors and two vestibules
  • Mesh storage pockets, gear loft, 7075 aluminum stakes, and guy ropes included
  • Weatherproof fly buckles on for maximum adjustability and protection
  • Easy entry and great ventilation
  • Vestibules for gear storage and extra weather protection
  • Half mesh walls increase ventilation
  • Floor saver available
  • Base size: 5' x 7'6
  • Center height: 46"
  • Vestibule depth: 32"
  • Tent area: 37 ft²
  • Vestibule area: 20 ft²
  • Minimum weight: 5 lbs. 4 oz.
  • Total weight: 5 lbs. 12 oz.
  • Packed size: 6" x 20"
  • Pole diameter: 8.5 mm
Product Number
ItemProduct Number
Lynx 2 Clay/Rust5224617
Lynx 2 Gray/Navy5224650
Customer Reviews
The Lynx 2-Person has been rated 4 times.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love the Lynx 2

We bought our Lynx-2 2nd hand. Everything was there including the gear loft, & there were also a few extra Kelty pegs. We bought a footprint before we took it out.

We spent 6 days with this tent in the VA mountains. It rained a lot every day & night but one. We stayed bone dry.

We staged it in our living room 1st, & decided to add an extra floor inside. At Harbor Freight we got a rubber-bottomed painter's floor covering with a canvas top. We cut it down to size into 2 pieces. It makes it easy to pick them up if they get dirty & shake them clean outside the tent. I also cut up a basic tarp into 2 triangular shapes that would fit inside the 2 vestibules & added grommets to stake them down.

1 final customization was to take a woven cloth grocery bag & cut it into 2 pieces long enough to drape the inside of the rainfly's windows if we needed more privacy. We bought velcro pads that secured with double-faced tape. We put the loop side on the plastic windows. The hook side was on the drape. When we break camp we roll the drapes "hooks-in" so they wouldn't be abrasive inside the tent's stuff sack.

This tent is SUPER easy to set up. It's a 1-person setup and teardown for sure, even though we worked as a pair. 10 minutes tops to erect & stake. We had room for our pads, air mattress pads, & sleeping bags. I'm 5' 10" and there was plenty of room inside, with room at your head and feet for gear. Dirty shoes stayed in the vestibule.

To us the double vestibule is indispensible. One doesn't have to crawl over the other person to exit. There is also great cross ventilation when you open them up.

But even buttoned up, ventilation is great even on rainy nights while keeping you dry.

Temps were in the 40's at night during our stay, & the tent was very comfortable.

It is great to be able to sit up straight inside. If you used the Lynx-2 as a solo tent, there is room on the other side to set up a Helinox chair & foot stool & look out the window if you want to.

The kit is compact & great for motorcycle touring. I've got a 70 ltr RTIC bag that fits my tent, air & foam pads, sleeping bag & a lot more. Put it on the pillion. Strap on another bag for clothes. Cram a couple things in your saddle bags & you're good to go for a week or more.

The morning we broke camp it was dry. We toweled off the rainfly, then let the footprint & floor dry in the sun. Dry within 10-15 minutes.

My wife & I are really happy with this tent. We've been using a Marmot Limestone-4. Also a great tent & you can stand up in it, but the Lynx is more compact, which we like for shorter trips, or for long trips with short stays at each location. We pull a trailer with our bike & the Lynx's compact size makes a lot of sense due to its low weight & bulk.

Would I recommend this tent? Absolutely.

Great space. Great features. Great quality. Not an ultralight, but plenty good for our purposes.

For motor touring I think this is probably the best 2-person tent for the money on the market.

Great tent!

First-time use. The tent sets up easily and there really isn't a need for instructions. Very intuitive. The double door, double vestibule design is great, no crawling over your tent mate to exit; and you each get a vestibule for storage. I left my shoes and pack in the vestibule. I sat through a 1 hour rain shower and my new Lynx 2 did its job, splendidly. The vestibules stayed dry, too. The rain fly leaves plenty of space between it and the tent body. There are also two top vents that keep the air moving inside. I was impressed that there were no leaks and there was no dampness in the tent or on my gear. Dry as a bone! The gear loft, interior pockets and gear loops are handy. Plenty of room for two sleepers and some gear. I am 6" tall and my son is 6"2' we had plenty of room.

First time use. Seems to be a Solid Tent.

Just used my Lynx-2 this weekend for the first time. Seems to be a solid tent. Only complaint is that two of the stakes are completely destroyed since the ground was a little hard. Happy that I brought other stakes from my previous tent that didn't bend or I would have been screwed.

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