REI Arete ASL 2 Tent

by madcanoe on June 11, 2011

REI Arete ASL 2 Tent

The REI Arete ASL (All Season Light) 2 tent 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. 3-pole extended dome structure is designed for strength; compact footprint and single front vestibule are ideal for setups in tight spots. Asymmetrical shape keeps the weigt low while allowing an efficient use of interior space; it provides nice roominess around the shoulder area. Large, multidiameter DAC Featherlight(R) NSL Combi poles increase interior volume and 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. Arete 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. Vestibule overhangs tent door so rain stays outside. Multiple storage options include corner pockets, roof pockets and hang loops; use the door pocket to hold door out of the way or for storage. 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.

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