REI Cirque ASL 2 Tent

REI Cirque ASL 2 Tent

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  • Cirque ASL tent also fills the gap between the limited seasonality of ultralight tents and the robustness of 4-season tents
  • High-strength pole architecture, lightweight materials, fully sealable interior and roomy floor plan combine to create a low-weight, weather-worthy tent
  • Dual doors and vestibules provide user-friendly entry and exit and personal gear storage
  • Asymmetrical shape keeps the weight low and allows an efficient use of interior space; plus, it provides nice roominess around the shoulder area
  • Large, multidiameter DAC Featherlight® NSL Combi poles increase interior volume and enhance structural stability
  • Dual AirLift rainfly vents channel wind to increase tent's strength; fully adjustable, these ceiling vents create cross-flow ventilation that mitigates condensation
  • Dead End pole sleeves and color coding facilitate a quick setup
  • Speed-pitching option allows tent and fly to be semi-permanently attached for a quick setup that protects the canopy from precipitation
  • Cirque can be used in a variety of seasons and climates: inner tent is fully closeable with zippered panels that cover the mesh doors and vents
  • Hybrid floor combines sealed seams and bathtub curves to create a waterproof, taut floor; tautness enhances door-zipper operation and maximizes volume at end walls
  • Multiple storage options include corner pockets, roof pockets and hang loops; use door pocket to hold door out of the way or for storage
  • Shape and position of door zippers allows smooth, 1-handed operation; vestibule's zipper openings align with canopy doors for easy operation, entry and exit
  • Siliconized 30-denier ripstop nylon fly is lightweight, highly water repellent and tear resistant
  • No-wick welded construction ensures that moisture won't sneak through susceptible areas, such as guy-out points, pole wraps and zippers
  • Comes with guylines and tighteners, stakes, pole and stake bags, pole repair tube, and tapered, easy-to-fill compression stuff sack

REI Cirque ASL 2 Tent

Specification Description
Best use Backpacking
Seasons 3 - 4-season
Sleeping capacity 2-person
Minimum trail weight 5 pounds
Minimum trail weight - metric 2.27 kilograms
Fly / footprint pitch weight Not applicable
Packaged weight 5 lbs. 10 oz.
Packed size 6 x 20 inches
Floor dimensions 88 x 56 inches
Floor dimensions - metric 223 x 135 centimeters
Floor area 31.2 square feet
Vestibule area 7.6 + 7.6 square feet
Peak height 40 inches
Peak height - metric 102 centimeters
Number of doors 2 doors
Number of poles 2 + 1 vent
Pole material Aluminum DAC Featherlite NSL
Pole diameter 10.25 / 9.6 millimeters
Canopy fabric Ripstop nylon/mesh
Floor fabric Coated nylon taffeta
Rainfly fabric Coated ripstop nylon
Design type Freestanding tent

REI Cirque ASL 2 Tent

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Rated 4.6667/5 based on 21 reviews
Rated 4out of5
by fromnice tent Light weight all season tent. Great for moderate conditions in the winter. Not an alpine expedition quality tent, but perfect for backpacking in the winter in the midwest.
Date published: 2013-01-23
Rated 4out of5
by fromExcellent Tent I have used this tent twice for car camping. It is easy to set up, is sturday in windy conditions and feels nice and cozy in cold weather. I notice some people complaining how hard it is to get the end of the poles into the loop holes. If I just anchor the other end of the pole into the ground and push the pole forward to force it to bend like a bow then it makes it easy to get the end into the hole. It is roomy enough for me and my gear, but would be tight for two if you try to stow gear inside also. I am very happy with this tent.
Date published: 2013-02-18
Rated 4out of5
by fromNice! Camped on 6 feet of snow and rained all night. Stayed completely dry. Solid tent. Vestibules could be larger.
Date published: 2010-03-01
Rated 4out of5
by fromThis tent survived Patagonia! This tent survived 14 consecutive days backpacking in Patagonia during February 2010. I bought it on the strong recommendation of REI sales staff, and their description was right on. Pros: Stood up to rain, extreme wind, and some snow. The description "light four season" is accurate. Careful campsite selection is always important, but this tent didn't blow around even when we were in exposed areas in bad weather. Setup and take-down were easy. Strongly recommend the footprint or an equivalent tarp. Cons: Two adults, with full gear (trekking packs, cold weather clothing, 14 days food, climbing accessories) FIT inside, but it was tight. The small rainfly overhangs on each side were just large enough to cover a 72-litre pack, but not large enough to cover a 90-litre pack with boots next to it. We had to improvise another way to keep the packs dry overnight. If we were in a warmer climate (and required less bulky clothing, or no climbing gear) it wouldn't have been so tight. If there was a way for this tent to have a proper vestibule, it would solve the problem immediately. Condensation was a significant problem, but keeping wet gear inside a tent when it's cold outside always brings some of that... Overall, a great value. It served well on our trek last year, but we will be investing in a larger tent before our next 7+ day outing.
Date published: 2010-09-23
Rated 4out of5
by fromgood tent for the right season Bought this to replace my broke down-beat up quarter dome (old style with not so much netting). Loved the quater dome, and I'd be hard pressed for anyone to show me a better tent for 3+ season, light weight, small, free standing and price...all things I was hoping for in this tent. Got most of them. It's a hard thing to find, and I do like this tent, but it seems a little heavy to me (as compared to the quarter dome). I will love the zip up doors for when I get caught in a snow storm on a glacier in July, for which I moved away from the quarter dome, and have come to accept the extra weight. It seems a little big to me as well...which is not a complaint, but might pose a problem on some ledges. Overall, I think it is going to work well for me on late season/ winter trips and I'm really leaning towards taking it to Denali...I think...
Date published: 2010-10-03
Rated 4out of5
by fromgood not great I've owned this this tent for a full 4 seasons and camped them all. I prefer cold weather camping over the other 3 seasons. For spring through fall, this tent sets up quick. Winter is a bit difficult. I am 6 ft at 178lbs. and consider myself fairly strong. When the temps drop below 25-20 deg F. the material wont budge. And I mean sweating at 20f. trying to get the 2 poles into the eye-loops. All in all it is a great tent...no leaks, no breaks. Ive camped out for 3-6 nights with this tent when the high was 15f.
Date published: 2011-06-02
Rated 4out of5
by fromFrom the Beach to the Snow This tent performed spectacularly. I recently used it to snowshoe backpack 15 miles on the PCT in 4 feet of snow over a period of 3 days. Spent two nights on packed snow. My side of the tent, given that I had a thick sleeping pad and was off the floor, was completely dry each morning. My partner who was sleeping on bare ground however did get a little bit damp. This could partially be due to the fact that we didn't fully open the vents to prevent condensation. Better instructions on the all the functions of the tent would be nice. I had aggressively used the tent for 3 months before I realized the vestubles had 3 zippers so that the portion under the awning can remain open to help circulate air. The footprint fits the tent very loosely, it could use better attachment mechanisms at the foot end of the tent. The vestubles could be bigger, but they work quite well. Also the guyouts could use some reflective coating and instructions on where they should be placed for those who don't know tents very well. All in all, this is a beast of a tent however, I'm proud to say I'd take this tent anywhere except for a full assault on a mountain with heavy snow and winds.
Date published: 2012-03-17
Rated 5out of5
by fromThe Best Tent ! I've owned this tent for 4 years now. I have used it in a number of conditions: High winds in the desert, in deep powder snow, during all night rain storms and leisure beach backpacking. This tent can do it all. Its low profile holds extremely well against high winds. The fly and high tub allow no moisture penetration from snow and rain. Condensation has never been an issue. It's incredibly easy to pitch. When taking it down, i roll the fly, tent and footprint all together with the poles and stakes and it fits perfectly into the tent bag. I originally purchased this tent as a luxurious solo tent, but i've done a number of multi-days with my wife and it's great. The interior space is small for two, but gigantic for one. If you are looking for versatility, this is definitely your tent.
Date published: 2012-12-24

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