The reports have just come in of five skiers dying in an avalanche in Austria. This is just the latest news on this front from what looks like another bad season. The incident took place in the Wattental valley, Tirol, and reports indicate that those involved had ignored warnings. The Guardian paper reported that: The experienced […]
Alpkit has made a real name for itself in the past few years for making great quality gear at amazing prices and the Alpkit Kangri Mountain Tent looks set to continue this tradition.
First some background for people outside the UK who may not know much about Alpkit. This is a company that started a few years ago with just a few products that were great quality but that easily sold for half the price of the big-name brands. So their entry into the world of mountaineering tents has generated a huge amount of interest.
Overview of the Alkit Kangri Mountain Tent
It has plenty of storage pockets so you will have space to put your light or other small items. It has also been made extra-strong with reinforcing on all of the main load-bearing bits. It also has plenty of velcro that attach from the fly to the poles and transfer the loads and stresses from high winds. When it comes out with a footprint, you’ll also be able to pitch it fly-only to save weight.
It seems to have a fair bit of space in its vestibule, so you have space to store you pack and boots and to cook in foul weather. It also has reinforced hanging loops on the ceiling that allow you to hang a wet jacket to dry.
The specs on the tent are not best in class, but they are pretty good considering the price at which it sells. The weight comes in at 3.5kg (without pegs) and it can strip down to a minimum weight of 3.3kg.