Macpac Aspiring Alpine Tent
A$1,449.99 Sale A$869.99
Why we made this
A bombproof four-season, three-person expedition tent designed to support adventurers in alpine conditions with high winds heavy snow loads.
The Aspiring tent is built around a geodesic structure. Five poles and nine pole intersections distribute the forces of nature through the structure, giving the tent stability in high winds and strength under heavy snow loads. The fly is constructed with UV30™ PU, our premium fly material designed for continued strength under prolonged UV exposure. The floor is built with our legendary Torrentwear™ XP tub design for maximum waterproofness and durability. Wind and snow often make life in the mountains hard work. That's why we added two roomy vestibules, equipped with storm flaps, giving sheltered entry, cooking and gear storage. We’ve created a unique vent system that encourages airflow, managing condensation without compromising insulation. A larger version of the two-person Plateau tent, the Aspiring is designed to support three people in alpine or polar conditions, through all four seasons.
Five-pole geodesic design for maximum strength, stability and livable space
Dual entry with extra-large doors gives front and rear accessibility options
DAC Featherlite® NSL™ poles, giving strength and stability while being better for the planet
Internal double-door system provides for both insulation and air flow options
Numerous internal mesh pockets for organised living
Outer Fabric UV30™ PU - 30D Nylon Ripstop, with Silicone/PU Coating Tent Inner Fabric 40D Nylon Ripstop Main Fabric Hydrostatic Head (mm) 3500 Floor Fabric Torrentwear™ XP 10,000mm HH Floor Area (m2) 3.85 Pole Type DAC Featherlite NSL 9.6 mm / 9.0 mm Pole Count 5 Pitching System Swift-Pitch™ Persons 3 Vestibule Size (m2) 1.5 Dimensions HxWxD (cm) 50 x 24 (rolled size) Weight (g) 4700 (Max), 4250 (Min)
Always dry tent components before storing
When required, clean your tent with pure, non-detergent soap or Nikwax® Tech Wash® and a soft-bristled brush or sponge
Do not machine wash
Rinse well and dry in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight
After washing, we recommend that you reproof the fly with Nikwax® Tent & Gear SolarProof®
UV damage — do not leave tent pitched in direct sunlight for longer than necessary
Hot surfaces — do not pitch tent on hot surfaces as can cause blistering of fabric
Repairs — fabric patches and a pole repair sleeve are included for temporary repair
Contact Macpac Repairs Department for permanent repair — see ‘Warranty & Repairs’ link under the Help section for more information
5.0 / 5.0
Superb all-conditions hiking/expedition tent
Favorite tent by far. Exceptionally stable in high winds, easy to put up in adverse weather, packs small for its performance. Double entry is a major bonus: enough space to store gear, keep it safe and out of the way. Medium footprint in challenging terrain, very comfortable for two adults and gear for long-term hiking/expedition. Inner tent works fine by itself in hot climate, stays stable, easy to pin down. Robust, high-quality material all around. Performed very well at -25 Monument Valley winter and +30 Japan summer. Advice: small tarp/bottom tent protector advisable if pitching on adverse, rocky terrain. Tent is 7 years old, still going strong despite long exposure to elements.
May 7, 2020
First trip with the tent
Tent was easy to set up,it is roomy and has lots of pockets for storage, was good in strong winds.
July 6, 2019