Alps Mountaineering Lynx 2 First Look

Categories:Gear | Gear Review | Philmont Training | PreTrail | Tents

As many of you know in July of this year my youngest brother Austin and I will be headed to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico for a 10 day backpacking adventure. I did not spend to much time researching a two person tent instead I happened upon a website called A great website with some really awesome gear deals. One of the deals I picked up was the Alps Mountaineering Lynx 2. We have not had a chance to sleep in the tent.  I have been able to set up and taken down the tent multiple times in my back yard. It goes up quick and is easy enough for 1 person to set up on your own. It is however a little tricky but one can manage with a little finesse. It tears down just as easily as it goes up.

This tent is a two person thee season tent. It has been designed with backpacking in mind and for the type of tent is pretty light however it is not very tall.  So those of you tall folks will have to do everything sitting down.   It’s tallest point is 3 feet 10 inches and has a overall size of 37 sq feet. So even us short guys will have a hard time standing up in this tent. It will sleep 1 person and their gear very comfortably and two people without gear comfortably. The tent is not the heaviest nor the lightest two man tent on the marketing coming in at 5 lbs. 13 oz. That includes the tent, rain fly, poles, stakes, and tie offs. Austin and I plan to share the weight by each one of us packing portions of the tent. This method worked great for past trips to Philmont.

Overall it seems to be quite sturdy and held up to a blustery day set up in my back yard.  Below are some photos of the tent.

We really look forward to using this tent however our weather has not been very friendly for camping lately. Hopefully we can get some nice weather weekend and get this tent taken out and put through a full test.  More info to come once we have actually camped in it for a night or two.

Happy Camping


Adam Nutting relishes being an avid backpacker, hiker, and all-around adventure junkie. While he currently spends his time hiking in the backcountry of southern Arizona, he grew up in Missouri, where he was naturally inclined to spend as much time as he could outdoors. Adam’s passion for the outdoors grew as he climbed the ranks of the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts, eventually attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

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