ALPS Mountaineering Introduces New “Go Anywhere” Shelters

June 24, 2021

New Haven, Mo.– ALPS Mountaineering, manufacturer of performance-driven technical support gear for wilderness adventures, exploration, and family camping, has launched two new products designed for backpackers and long-haul day hikers.

The Ultra-Light Tarp Shelter is the ideal solution for minimalist backpackers looking to shave weight from their packs and simplify camp setup. This 6-point catenary cut tarp measures 12′ 6″ x 9′ 8″ and weighs only 15 oz. Constructed of 20D 380T ripstop nylon with a 3000mm silicone/PU coating, the Ultra-Light Tarp Shelter is wind-stable and is sized to easily accommodate two people and gear in lieu of a tent, and is an ideal emergency shelter for day hiking. Fully taped seams, 6″ aluminum tri-stakes, and reflective guy lines provide secure, multiple pitching options.

For conventional tent camping or backpacking, ALPS Mountaineering’s new Utility Tarp fits the bill. With 16 reinforced guy-out points and 9′ 8″ x 9′ 8″ dimensions, this tarp can be configured for gear storage or as a no-fuss bivouac shelter. The 68D 210T polyester ripstop features 1500mm PU coating to resist UV damage and the light color permits light transmission for better dusk/dawn visibility.

Both the Ultra-Light Tarp Shelter and the Utility Tarp work well with the ALPS Mountaineering Adjustable Tarp Pole. This 5-section, 6000 series aluminum pole is pushbutton adjustable for multiple height configurations and includes a convenient drawstring carry bag.

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About ALPS Mountaineering:

ALPS Mountaineering began in 1993 with a singular mission: to manufacture high quality, performance-driven outdoor products without the premium price tag that consumers would expect to find in quality gear. They continue to expand their product line into a wide range of categories including tents, packs, camp furniture, hiking accessories, lights, rainwear, and sleep systems. In addition, all of their gear is backed by an industry-leading lifetime guarantee, ensuring that ALPS Mountaineering will be with you on all of your future outdoor adventures. An ALPS Brands Company. Active Lifestyle Products and Services.

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