REI Cirque ASL 3 Tent
REI Cirque ASL 3 Tent – A new line of 4 season tents by REI.
Recently REI introduced a new line of four season tents. Normally this would be less than exciting news, but there are some unique features about this set of four season tents. These All Season tents, as REI calls them, aim to bridge the gap between three-season, ultra-light backpacking tents and heavier mountaineering tents built for extreme weather.
There are a lot of great ideas and technologies going on inside and out on the REI Cirque ASL 3 Tent. One of these features is the dual doors. Aside from allowing more entry and exit points, these multiple doors help to increase ventilation. The mesh panels can be left open in nice weather or sealed shut with the nylon cover when the weather goes south. Additionally, each door has its own vestibule. The doors on the vestibule can be left half way open to help increase ventilation.
The combination of the REI Cirque ASL 3 Tent’s asymmetrical floor plan and reverse combi pole system, it gives the tent ample space for three. Not only does this design offer space, it offers space where you need it. Extra head room for three and well angled walls don’t go unnoticed in the REI Cirque ASL 3 Tent
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Why they rock:
- Dual Air Lift vents in the rainfly let wind pass through, lifting the tent slightly for increased stability and cross-flow ventilation
- Clip and pole-sleeve design combine to provide easy setup, enhanced ventilation and structural integrity
- Mesh ceiling and door panels provide excellent ventilation and allow stargazing in clear weather; nylon panels seal them shut in lousy weather
- DAC Featherlite NSL pole system features eco-friendly anodizing and super light, strong poles with press-fit connectors
- Insider floor seams are engineered to create a nice, clean taut pitch and maximize floor space; factory seam-taping ensures a waterproof seal
- Leak-proof rainfly construction ensures that water won’t sneak through susceptible areas such as guyout points and zippers
- Attention to detail shows with reflective guy points, adjustable cleat-lock tie-downs on rainfly and inside tent pockets to keep small items organized
Seat-of-the-pants rating: 9 out of 10
It certanly seems like REI has gone out of their way to make the REI Cirque ASL 3 Tent an impressive, all season, 3 person tent. While there are plenty of great feature in the REI Cirque ASL 3 Tent, my favorite part has to be the price. At only $299 for an all season 3 person tent, its a steal.
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