Zerogram RACEK Alpine 3 Tents
Zerogram RACEK Alpine 3 Tents
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Product Description
The Zerogram RACEK Alpine 3 single-wall tent is designed for alpine expeditions, with a mesh roof vent to increase air circulation and a zippered side vent to control condensation. This tent comes with DAC Featherlite NSL poles, which use inserts to increase strength and avoid breakage Read More

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ozedude
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Mar 25, 2018
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Zerogram? Seriously? One of the the heavier tents in the market. C'mon guys get serious.
Mar 25, 2018
phing
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Mar 24, 2018
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Anybody able to find out more information about this tent? I found the japanese product page (https://www.zerogram.co.jp/product/racek3-tent/) which thankfully has a diagram on how to pitch the tent, but it be also great to have some real reviews, especially how "alpine" this tent really is (how does it handle in strong wind, heavy snow, ease of pitching, vestibule practicality for cooking/boiling water, storing gear etc).
Mar 24, 2018
Jwalche
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Jun 25, 2017
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How is a 6 lbs tent even considered a lightweight backpacking tent?
Jun 25, 2017
Jwalche
16
Jun 26, 2017
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True. But the maker's name and their “Though, in theory, there is no material that weighs nothing, we dream of developing weightless equipment.” seemed sillly
Jun 26, 2017
GLXLRE
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Mar 25, 2018
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This tents meant for more serious weather. Take a look at how the poles cross each other and how they extend into the vestibule. 3 season backpacking tent and a 4 season tent have different standards for weather protection, hence UL in terms for a more weather ready tent.
Mar 25, 2018
satanas
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Jun 25, 2017
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The description says single wall, but also that there's a rain fly. These are mutually exclusive options - unless there's something really weird going on. Is this a single skin tent or not? If it *is* a single skin tent but still needs a rain fly, what's the point?
Jun 25, 2017
Vader
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Jun 25, 2017
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The tent is single wall, however the top has a mesh ventilation opening to allow for true four season use. If you check their website, they show the rainfly, it is a small covering to cover the top mesh opening of the tent. O believe they are trying to afford the option of less weight when weather is desirable. Hope this helps, I'm including their link for the UL, it has good pictures to exaplin what I am trying to say. Best of luck! https://zerogramgear.com/product/racek-alpine-ul-3-tent/
Jun 25, 2017
satanas
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Jun 25, 2017
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Thanks, I think! It looks like the vent is permanently open, so the rainfly is effectively a small umbrella which covers it (attached how?). I assume the weight difference between the two variants is due to lighter weight fabric in both the rain fly/umbrella and the vestibule section of the tent.
My past experience with single wall tents has been that the seams always leak if it rains, so I wonder if this one is any different. At least the multiple vents should reduce condensation.
Jun 25, 2017