AllBEYOND Ultralight Tent Review

The Allbeyond Ultra Light is an ultralight 3 season free standing tent that sells at a price point of  $50.89.  I recently had the opportunity to use one during a recent paddle camping trip. Allbeyond is a brand I had never heard of, but I like to test out new gear and like all things I test, I tried to be open minded and without any pre conceived notions or prejudices. IMG_4241

First Impression:

It is listed as ultra light and weighs in at 3.7 lbs which is not the lightest tent a backpacker could find, but none the less, is light for a single person tent. It has a footprint of 82.5 x 35.5 inches and a pitched center height of 39 inches which puts it in line with most dome style solo tends. It comes out of the box with taped seams and Allbeyond says it is water proofed at the factory. (It did not rain on me so I cannot make any claims to support or discredit) The tent walls are constructed of 210 polyester and the floor is constructed of 150D Oxford cloth. Tent poles are constructed of 7000 series aluminum high strength poles, that are small and light. IMG_4240 The upper sections of the tent are polyester with screen on the sides, enrance and top so if you like open air but need protection from insects, it will adequetly do the job. The rain fly gives generous coverage for those times when it rains or if you are camping in cooler weather and want to keep the tent warm. The fly has vents on both sides whick allow for air flow and ventilation. The stakes are good quality and are actual stakes, not the flimsy kind that normally come with bargain priced tents. Set up was quick and easy, I had the tent up in minutes. Inside, there was enough room for me and my sleeping gear but just enough. The vestibule had adequate room for everything else like my cooking kit and other stuff. IMG_4247 The tent slept great, it provided more than adequate ventilation keeping me comfortable through the night. The next morning, there was zero condensation build up inside the tent. The next day, take down was quick and easy. This tent easily fits into its stuff sack and does not require you to fold or roll it to make it fit. IMG_4252 Conclusion: This is a great tent especially for the price when compared to other high end tents that can cost up to 3 or 4 times as much. It has a simple 2 pole design that gives it great structual integrity and versitility. You can use it complete with the fly, without it, or even use only the poles and fly and make it a minimilist shelter. The Allbeyond is now my go to shelter when I need a single man tent. Would I recommend this tent to others? Yes, I would. Find your headwaters, Jaucque

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