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REI Sub-Alpine UL Tent

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For backpackers who want to travel light and fast, this tent is a compact, wind-shedding, modified dome for three-season alpine use.

  • Use of light yet tough materials combined with a hard-wearing floor and pole clips shaves weight with no durability worries
  • Stable, three-pole modified dome design stands up to high winds; compact footprint fits easily in small campsites
  • Modified dome design adds comfort for tall campers because of the extra head room it provides
  • DAC Featherlite® aluminum poles are lightweight yet incredibly strong, and with Pressfit connectors they are less susceptible to breakage
  • Our patented Strong Arm clips found at each pole intersection are designed to strengthen pole structure and provide swift setup
  • Insider Floor seams are engineered to create a nice, clean taut pitch and maximize floor space; factory seam-taping ensures a waterproof seal
  • No-see-um mesh ceiling panel, front door panel and rear window allow cross ventilation, preventing condensation inside tent
  • Roof vent in front vestibule also helps prevent condensation by allowing airflow through tent; can be opened from inside the tent
  • Lightweight nylon ripstop rainfly offers durability and weight savings; silicon treatment gives long-lasting weatherproofness
  • Color-coded rainfly corners allow easy orientation of rainfly on tent for fast, easy setup
  • Roll up and secure vestibule door out of the way for more ventilation or create an awning by supporting vestibule door with trekking poles
  • Watertight welded vestibule window brings light inside and lets you view conditions outside
  • Back of rainfly rolls up and secures half open for extensive views to the outside; quickly and easily rolls down into place when needed
  • Leakproof rainfly ensures that water won't sneak through susceptible areas, such as guyout points and zippers
  • Attention to detail shows in the reflective guy points and zipper pulls, and adjustable REI Cleat Lock tie-downs on vestibules
  • Comes with guylines and tighteners, stakes, pole and stake bags, and tapered, easy-to-use compression stuff sack
  • Save weight and create a minimalist shelter by using just the rainfly, footprint (sold separately) and poles
  • Average minimum weight specification is based on tent, rainfly and poles only


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manualSub Alpine - Setup Instructions

REI Sub-Alpine UL Tent Specs
Best use
7 x 20 inches
90 x 52 inches
29.6 square feet
6.75 square feet
43 inches
1 door
Aluminum DAC Featherlite
8.8 millimeters
Nylon ripstop
Coated nylon taffeta
Coated nylon ripstop
Sleeping capacity
Packed size
Floor dimensions
Floor area
Vestibule area
Peak height
Number of doors
Number of poles
Pole material
Pole diameter
Canopy fabric
Floor fabric
Rainfly fabric

REI Sub-Alpine UL Tent

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