it’s reasonable Expect some initial issues with the company’s new product, especially when it’s a category the brand has never been in before. Here’s what I expected when I first heard about Sea to Summit’s new ultralight tent: Standalone Telos And a little bit cheaper, semi-independent midrangeBut the company, which typically makes outdoor bags, sleeping pads, and camping cookware, has just stepped out of the gate with some of the best tents on the market.
I tested the Alto TR1, but both tents are high-end, lightweight tents aimed at backpackers willing to pay extra for a lighter load, as well as those who don’t mind being a bit more modest in gear than car campers.
Three Seasons Home
At 33 ounces, the single-person Alto TR1 is one of the absolute lightest double-decker tents. This is a three season tent, so it is suitable for spring, summer and autumn conditions. The inner walls are mostly made of mesh, so you can keep the door’s zipper closed in warm weather to keep bugs out, while also keeping the interior from getting stuffy.
The outer wall above the sleeper head has a large vent that can be propped open or closed. It ventilates the tent well on warm nights, although bugs like to crawl and fly inside and roam between the inside and outside walls of the tent. They couldn’t get into the real tent as the interior walls were still sealed, so it didn’t cause much of a problem other than seeing a bunch of mosquitoes hanging on me in the morning. I would have liked to have a mesh panel above the vents to prevent this.
The TR1 isn’t the only Alto tent.and also Midrange TR1 Plus, which is the so-called “three seasons plus” tent. It adds 4 ounces and removes most of the mesh on the inner walls for cooler temperatures. You can also find a larger two-person version: TR2 and TR2 more.
As a semi-detached tent, you can most Do not pull out the cables and lay them down when setting up the TR1. most. It will keep its general shape, but you will need to mark out certain corners of the tent to maximize interior space.
I took the Alto TR1 to Hawaii to hike the Kalalau Trail on Kauai and the Muliwai Trail (also known as the Big Island) on the Island of Hawaii. In both places, I have camped on the water’s edge on the North Shore, which sometimes experiences gusty winds and overnight storms.