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An uncommonly simple, lightweight and highly versatile group tent.

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).

For professional users – guides, wilderness course leaders, expeditions, military special units, and the like – the Altai makes both an excellent stand-alone shelter for first aid, dining, briefing or classroom sessions, and a large dedicated sleeping area. For paddle and bike tourers, it offers plenty of room to sort and/or fix gear out of the elements. Ski tourers, too, find the Altai a natural choice, as foot wells and/or sleeping platforms can be dug into the snow, and snow flaps keep the walls firmly in place. At the same time, the Altai’s simplicity and large space to very low weight ratio make it an excellent choice for Scouts or any group – even a couple – who will find the Altai convenient, comfortable and palatial on any trip in any season!

“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 Details Click on image to enlarge.

Altai UL
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Altai UL Complete
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With pegs & poles

Altai Floor

Altai Floorless
Inner Tent



*Weight — Altai UL
Outer tent only
With poles & pegs

Weight — Components
Optional inner tent
Optional floor



Outer tent fabric

Poles (optional)
Tarp Pole (19.5 mm)
Side Pole (13 mm)



2.2 kg/4 lbs 14 oz

4.1 kg/9 lbs

1.3 kg/2 lbs 14 oz
1.0 kg/2 lbs 3 oz

200 cm/79 in

9.9 m2/107 ft2

Kerlon 1200

186 — 214 cm/73.2 — 84.3 in
135 cm/53 in

16 Y-Pegs

* The Altai UL Complete includes the Altai outer tent with 8 guy lines as well as 16 Y-Pegs, 1 Tarp Pole for the center, 8 side poles, stuff sack and instructions.

* The Altai UL outer tent only includes the outer tent with 8 guy lines as well as stuff sack and instructions.

† Poles and pegs are part of the Altai with poles and pegs package but are also sold separately. See the accessories tab. The Tarp Pole weighs 390 g/13.8 oz. A single Side Pole weighs 157 g/5.5 oz.

All product features and measurement values, including tent weight and pole length, may vary somewhat from what is shown in our catalog, other printed items and on our website. Such differences can occur because of alterations in the design and production process and/or natural variations in the materials.

Altai Floorplan