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normankirk

Vintage Alp Sport, 2 Person, 4 Season PyramidTent

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Alp Sport, Boulder Colorado - George Lamb and Alpine Designs - http://www.oregonphotos.com/Alp-Sport1.html

 

Offering for sale a very solid Alp Sport classic pyramid tent with a rectangular floor plan. Interior center pole design that is roomy for 2 adults sleeping head and feet to the doors and gear. 3 persons if you remove the center pole and suspend from a tree branch.

 

- Double wall design. Interior 1.9 ounce breathable ripstop nylon canopy and heavy duty nylon duck, pack cloth floor. Urethane coated nylon taffeta outer rain fly. The fly appears to be a replacement as it looks only slightly used.

 

- Front zippered triangular and rear snow tunnel entrances backed with bug netting. Tunnel vent above the tunnel entrance.

 

- 83" wide X 93" long. 16" high sidewalls. 71" center height.

 

- Sheds snow very well.

 

- Approximate weight is 7.5 pounds without pegs

 

Condition - This is a used vintage tent that is in overall good condition. It has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. There are some usage stains here and there but all have been additionally spot treated and in my view what remains is set and not coming off. There are no tears or seam stitching needing to be repaired. The entire tent has been treated with Mcnett Mirazyme Odor Eliminator to remove the "old tent odor". The polyurethane floor and sidewall coating is mostly there but is beginning to separate and there are small peeled spots in places. It is not sticky. My present thinking is to leave it be and use a waterproof ground sheet within for very wet conditions. The condition of the rain fly is excellent. Bringing this tent "up to snuff" is work in progress and will be completed before being shipped. The original owner chose not to seam seal. I will seal the rainfly seams with McNett Seam Grip. Original stuff sack is included, tent pegs are not. The tent can be viewed in Estes Park, Colorado.

 

Asking price is $275.00, shipped.

 

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Now Restored:

 

I decided to restore the polyurethane coating on the floor and lower sidewalls as well as make other improvements.

 

Recoating:

 

The factory polyurethane coating that waterproof's the nylon on the floor and lower sidewalls of the main tent body was beginning to separate here and there and along with the unsealed floor perimeter seams allowing the entry of water. Despite its deterioration, the old coating was very stubborn in its removal and required many hours of work using a variety of methods. 1 layer of Kenyon Recoat 3 was applied to the interior floor and another on the exterior. Since the floor fabric is a textured nylon packcloth with coarse threads, an additional coating of silicon sealer was added to the exterior floor. The exterior lower sidewalls were also renewed and the floor's perimeter and vertical sidewall seams were sealed with Seam Grip.

 

Improvements:

 

The original draw cord on the tunnel entrance has been replaced with elastic nylon cord which moves more freely in its sleeve. The draw cord opening has also been reinforced.

 

The stitching at points of tension, ie. stake loops, canopy guy line attachment points and pullouts was reinforced with Seam Grip. These points of attachment were all well sewn and solid but its an older tent and this strengthens the stitching.

 

Perlon cord added to stake out loops for winter anchoring with ski's, etc.

 

Slider hardwear enables the rainfly to be attached to the sidewall pullouts and allows for independent adjustment of tensioning.

 

The tent may be viewed in Estes Park, Colorado. The original stuff sack, pole, main canopy and rain fly is included. I will include pegs but they are not specifically original. If you want to use your own, better pegs, let me know and the shipping weight will be slightly reduced.

 

Asking price is $300.00. Super nice, classic restored tent ready for camping. FFPP or please add 4%. Shipping is additional.

 

New photo's show the sidewall re-coat in process, completed interior floor and improvements.

 

 

 

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