An uncommonly simple, lightweight and highly versatile group tent.
- The Altai UL is made in Kerlon 1200 and does not include poles or pegs.
- The Altai UL Complete is made in Kerlon 1200 and includes all poles and pegs.
The yurt-inspired Altai is a tremendously versatile choice for anyone needing a large yet very light group tent in any season. Its center-plus-sidewall-support structure provides full standing height in the middle and full sitting height along the side walls, and it can be set up with either its own dedicated poles, with skis (or the like) for the center and trekking poles for the sides, or by suspending center and wall pole points. It sleeps 6 or more, and it can readily seat 12 or more around its perimeter. The lighter Altai UL has a Kerlon 1200 outer tent, has large gauge zippers and sturdy fittings, and can be purchased either alone, or together with poles and pegs. The outer tent can be used on its own when the lowest weight is the highest priority. For greater comfort, the outer can be paired with the optional floorless inner tent, or with the detachable floor (which comes in two pieces, and can be configured to have a center “aisle,” or to cover only half, or to cover the entire area or both).
“Altai” takes its name from the mountain range in central Asia, where Russia, China, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan meet, and where the yurt design originated centuries ago.
Altai Floorless Inner Tent
The Floorless Inner Tent sleeps 6. The optional inner tent connects with our ring and toggle system to the Altai tent. It includes one fully adjustable roof vent through which the outer roof vent may still be accessed. You can also add the optional Altai detachable floor.
Weight: 3 lb
This is an optional detachable floor for your Altai tent. It comes in two pieces so you can customize your layout with an "aisle" or cover the entire area. You may also cover just half the area creating a "mud room" on one side with sleeping space on the other.
Weight: 2 lb 5 oz
Our Y-Peg is exceptionally strong yet quite lightweight, and its "Y" profile gives both excellent penetration in hard ground and plenty of surface area for reliable hold in softer conditions. Both because of its shape and its durable, hardened aluminum body, the sturdy Y-Peg can be hammered into hard ground. Its bright, gold anodized color makes it easy to see, and an attached string loop provides for easy removal.
The Altai complete includes 16 Y-Pegs.
• 18 cm/7.1" • 16 g/0.6 oz • Set of 10 •$38
Made from solid Titanium, the super strong yet lightweight stinger can easily handle being pounded into hard ground, and its integrated string loop makes for easy removal.
• 16 cm/6.3" • 14 g/0.5 oz • Set of 6 •$55
So-named for its fluted square cross-section, our new X-Peg is built from extruded, then anodized, aluminum, and is designed to take on the most demanding usage. The X-peg’s 30 cm (12 in) length and burly construction make it an ideal option when you need maximum penetration and holding power in hard ground, and it is stout enough to be hammered into the ground, even with a light sledge. An open, upside down “L” hook near the top of the peg allows quick securing of guy lines, and a separate closed ring has an attached string loop to make removing the peg easier.
• 30 cm/12" • 78 g/2.8 oz • Set of 10 •$110
Lightweight, tough and remarkably versatile, our Snow & Sand pegs are unique. After finding most so-called snow pegs to be too soft – they would bend in any but the fluffiest snow – we developed our own. Made from hardened aluminum, our Snow Pegs are build to withstand both very hard usage, including the inevitable contact with shovels, crampons and other winter gear, and very hard snow. At the same time, they are remarkably lightweight. The integrated line and hook gives you the flexibility either to bury the peg sideways in snow or sand, Deadman style, or to use it in a traditional, upright fashion.
• 31 cm x 3 cm/12" x 1.2" • 50 g/1.8 oz • Set of 6 pegs and XP carrying bag •$75
If you buy an Altai Complete your tent comes with poles. You can purchase additional poles separately. The Altai requires eight side poles and one center pole to pitch.
Ideal for keeping your gear better organized. Standard tent bags are included with all Altai ULs and XP tent bags are included with all Altai XPs. Altai Completes included tent peg and poles bags in standard fabric for the UL tents and XP fabric for the XP tents.
Tent Bag for Altai 58 x 20 cm
Tent Bag for Altai 63 x 23 cm
XP Tent Bag for Altai 58 x 20 cm
XP Tent Bag for Akto 63 x 23 cm
Our proprietary 2 & 3 mm red and white guy line cord is strong, light and easy to see. Its interwrap construction interweaves super strong Vectran cord longitudinally with polyester, producing a cord with no sheath to slip, near zero stretch, minimal water absorption, an easy-to-handle soft feel, high UV resistance, and a stout 60 kg (132 lb) breaking strength for the 2 mm and 80 kg (176 lb) for the 3mm.
Our sturdy and reliable line runners are available in 2 and 3 mm sizes, and are designed to work perfectly with our 2 and 3 mm guy lines. They lock securely, and are easy to adjust even while wearing mittens.
3 mm guy line and line runners come standard with all tents except for our Yellow Label tents which come with 2 mm guy line and line runners.