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ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 4-Person
Dome-style 4-person tent with full-coverage fly
If you're tired of getting soaked on your camping trips or always find yourself struggling with the zippers on your tent, switch to an ALPS Mountaineering tent that you can rely on. The Taurus is a simple 2-pole freestanding dome tent that is enhanced with 2 doors and 2 vestibules (one over each door) with extra large #8 zippers to make entering and exiting the tent hassle free. The two doors each have a mesh window, which is great for ventilation... and when it's time to put on the fly, you won't have to worry about losing your fresh air. The fly has additional vents for continued ventilation. ALPS tents each come with a factory sealed fly and floor seams to give you the best weather protection and keep you dry. If you're interested in an even heavier oxford floor and larger #10 zippers, you can always check out our Taurus Outfitter Series as another option.
  • Free-standing two-pole design with fiberglass poles
  • Easy assembly with pole clips
  • 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 on doors and vestibules
  • Easy entry and great ventilation with two doors (both with zippered mesh windows)
  • Two vestibules for gear storage and extra weather protection
  • Weatherproof fly buckles on for maximum adjustability and protection
  • Mesh roof vents increase ventilation and improve star-gazing
  • Mesh storage pockets, gear loft, 7075 aluminum stakes, and guy ropes included
  • Floor saver available
  • Base size: 7'6 x 8'6
  • Center height: 52"
  • Vestibule depth: 35"
  • Tent area: 64 ft²
  • Vestibule area: 25 ft²
  • Total weight: 10 lbs. 8 oz.
  • Packed size: 6.5" x 24"
  • Pole diameter: 11 mm
Product Number
ItemProduct Number
Taurus 4 Gray/Red5422642
Customer Reviews
The Taurus 4-Person has been rated 4 times.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great tent

I've taken this tent out twice now. Both times it rained hard. 1 time it rained sideways on top of tom jones mountain in upstate New York to the point where visibility was down to 10-15 feet. The other time I set up the tent in a low area and had a bit of a puddle underneath a corner of the tent. Both times the tent stayed 100% dry.

Might be a little tight with 4 people,but it should be doable. It easily fit my girlfriend and I, our sleeping pads and bags and both of our medium army surplus molle rucksacks with room to spare. The vestibule on the rain fly is a life saver when it rains to keep your boots dry without having to bring them into the tent.

Definitely would recommend to beginner campers, as it is easy to set up. Once you have your spot it takes less than 5 minutes.

Troop 251 choice for it's scouts

We have had 9 in inventory for 6 or so years for our scouts. Have held up well. Had zero pole issues. They have survived major storms at summer camp as well as monthly camping year round. Always dry inside. Ordering 5 more today.

Exceeds expectations!

I have been impressed by the structural stability of this tent. We took 5 Webelos Scouts to a large event, The boys had the Taurus 4. That night the temp dropped 35 degrees, poured rain, and winds gusted 15 - 20 miles an hour. I sat up peaking out of my tent waiting for a Scout to emerge or yell for a leader, other Troops tents blew over and dining flies became projectiles. Our Webelos slept and stayed very warm. The next morning I rolled up my tent as it snowed. When i unzipped the vestibule to wake the boys, i could feel the heat radiate from the tent. Over half the troops packed up at 2:30 am when we had a brief break in the rain and wind. Thank you Alps for keeping our Scouts safe and warm!

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