ALPS Mountaineering Meramac Tent focus on being full-featured while remaining affordable. The Meramac has been in our line several years and has become an instant favorite. Next, we added the Osage series, which could be described as a "basic Meramac" ... most of the features but at a lower cost to you. The Meramac series tents are all free standing 2-pole designs with shock corded fiberglass or aluminum poles and aluminum ferrules. The ferrules are the "connectors" that hold the poles together and we use aluminum, rather than steel, because aluminum can never rust. Our fiberglass poles are also normally one size larger than normal to offer you a sturdier, stronger tent. We use lightweight but strong nylon taffeta fabrics. The walls are uncoated so the tent can "breathe" under the urethane coated fly. The fly uses a pole in the top, which gives you an awning over each door for excellent rain protection. Our fly is full length on the sides, not 3/4 length like some others, for better weather protection.
If you're looking to reduce the weight of your tent, consider purchasing your tent with aluminum poles. Our three most popular sizes (the 2, 4, and 6 man), give you the option to purchase Aluminum poles in place of the standard fiberglass. ZF option, which stands for bigger Zipper and heavier Floor. The zipper for a ZF model is upgraded from a #8 to a #10. The floor used in the ZF models is a 4 oz. nylon oxford, which is almost twice as heavy as normal nylon taffeta floors.
Available in different Sizes. Make your choice above.
Note: All returns are subject to a 15% restocking fee.