2 Person 4 season Mountain Tent

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Kenny threw his sack through the door of his tent causing the rain drops settled on the fly to jump into the air like a cheering crowd at a packed football match. He'd been manning checkpoints for groups all day, his legs were tired, he was soaked to the skin and all he wanted to do was sleep. He knew before he could get his head down a meal had to be cooked and clothes dried out as best he could.

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Kangri is a 2 person 4 season mountain tent. The 4 pole geodesic design maximises the poles strength to weight ratio whilst offering spacious accommodation.

The 40D Sil Nylon will defend against the worst weather the mountains can throw at you whilst still being light enough to carry.

Packed with internal features to make tent-living, even in the harshest of environments, vaguely pleasant. There isn't a detail that has been overlooked on this tent and the culmination is a tent packed ready for anything.

  • DAC NSL Featherlite Green Poles
  • 40D R/S Sil/PU¹ Fly balances packable weight with mountain durability
  • 20D Breathable RS Nylon Inner dries quickly and retains internal tent temperature without extra weight penalty
  • Fully Taped Seams stops water dead in its tracks
  • 10000 mm¹ 70D PU Taped Bath Tub Floor
  • YKK Zippers for reliability
  • Duraflex Buckles, reliable, dependable and strong (and easily replaceable if the worst does happen)
  • Multi Way Zip Doors - allowing limitless door opening combinations
  • Bar-Tacked Stress Points increases strength and reliability
  • Sleeps: 2 (3 at a squeeze) Mountaineers
  • Total Weight (excluding pegs): 3527g
  • Minimum Weight: 3311g (generated by removing all guys and using none of the storage bags)
  • Poles : DAC NSL Featherlite Green
  • Pole Diameter: 9.6 mm
  • Inner Fabric: 20D RS Nylon
  • Outer Fabric: 40D RS Sil Nylon¹
  • Groundsheet: 70D/210T 10,000 mm¹
  • Packed Size (diameter x length): 190 mm x 600 mm
  • Pegs: Ships with 20 Alpkit Candy Canes
  • ¹ The Hydrostatic Head of the outer has not been formally tested but the PU coating offers 1500mm while the Silicon coating will add to this. The Groundsheet has a Hydrostatic head of 10,000mm with a PU coating on the inside and outside

Origin: China


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how heavy is this tent ?

17 November, 2013 by andy

Thanks to the quick delivery, 11 days after ordering we’ve had two summer test runs of our new Kangri which replaces our similar footprint, worn-out Vango Carina. We’ll see when we get to real weather and winter in the Dales, whether we’ll miss the VC’s full-height though single porch for Trangia cooking; and I’m not sure about those windows; but what a fab, rock-solid little tent the Kangri is. Easy to pitch, in a rainstorm, at night, alone, with your mittens on. The 400g extra weight compared to the VC is justified by thoughtful structural reinforcements, good groundsheet, and sturdy peg loops, and as the inner doesn’t taper to cocoon, there are extra corners of space; more pockets and more roof loops for torches, glasses, ... and two porches, his and hers. The in-tent warning about airborne wales is apposite: bent/broken poles on the VC during 12 years of use have not been caused by weather but by falling cows (I’d have loved to have seen the one that must’ve keeled over during a back-rub on a 2-man tent) and bumbling humans. And our old spare pole segments match, near enough. Looking forward to the winter. Thank you!

12 August, 2013 by Ulla

Just to say that this tent erects quicker and easier than almost any other tent I know - just don’t peg it down first unless you absolutely must and on the ‘how many pegs?’ issue - ‘up to 24 - you choose’. Usually I’m going to use 6 ‘big’ ones and about 8 Tikes (I don’t care if the porch blows down on me occasionally) but if I’m going somewhere very exposed I’ll take more.

Excellent quality materials and a well thought out tent for storage etc Totally waterproof and stable in very wet ground, heavy sleet/rain with gale force gusts and pitched sideways to wind (oops…it was dark and very still when we arrived)

Well done guys, you’ve done it again and yes, it is light enough to carry for 2-3 people (if for 3 they need to be good friends and probably a weekend trip).

05 December, 2012 by Nigel Modern


Just thought someone from Alpkit should let you know we have been reading the comments with great interest and just reading through the positive reactions has re-affirmed how good the tents are. The negative points we are using constructively to constantly review our range.

The steepness of the outer doors are made to increase snow shedding and deflecting rain, while also keeping the inside of the porch quite ‘roomy’. This is always going to be a compromise between size and use-ability. Bigger porches mean zips are further away - the porch is the right size for a two person adventure in the mountains.

With all waterproof fabric, pressure in one place, such as kneeling on a groundsheet will let water through.

The tent pegs are an option with the Kangri, no other manufacturer gives you a choice on pegs. The maximum pegging points is 24 - we never use all 24, but you have the option to provide your own pegs.

The first few tents had more elastic on the poles to make it last longer, however we found that this wasn’t a strong enough pull to keep the ends connected, this was easily remedied by removing around 10cm of elastic or tying a new knot. If the pole sleeves are not fully inserted the ends can splay out and break. After using a team tent, and pitching a kangri at every event we have attended and all of our personal trips not one pole has bent or broken in use, if we were pushed we would say the majority of pole breakages and bends are user error, not design or manufacture.

I regularly pitch the tent alone and in harsh weather, I opt not to anchor it down first unless the weather threatens to blow the tent away. In which case I would rather struggle than not have a tent.

When compared with other 4 season mountain tents it is light, on the harsher nights the extra strength afforded due to extra weight is greatly appreciated. A lighter tent would not stand up to the extreme weather.

Lastly the velcro tabs - I doubt you will ever need to use the velcro tabs in the UK, if I bought the Kangri I would be tempted to cut them off if that was my only use. In North America or the harshest Himalayan weather where I would be bogged down for days in the tent, battening down the hatches with more velcro would help the structure more.

Jay - Alpkit Events Guy and Tent Testing Guinea pig

06 November, 2012 by Jay

I’ve owned a Khangri for a couple of months now.

My thoughts:


The base of the tent is bomb proof. It is super lightweight but still very robust – I’ve used it on some really rocky ground and it has stood up well. Part of the reason I’m loathed to buy the footprint (see below).

I really like the colour and it has been finished to a high standard. It does not have the look or feel of a cheap tent. I was particularly impressed with the tensioners on the pegging out points!

Lots of internal storage, looks like it has been really well thought out. The 5 (weight rated) gear loops are really useful. If you reading this Alpkit, what about a couple of narrower pockets to keep bottles (beer ) up right?

A good size inside for two people and all their gear. Has proved to be a really versatile tent already.


The porches doors are too steep, it is almost impossible to be in the tent and fully zip the door shut to the floor. You can get round this by opening the doors at the top. Like you might do in deep snow.

The seams, especially in the base leak. Badly. Not sure what has happened but they seem to let more water in than any tent I’ve owned previously (Vango, TNF and Vaude). I could buy the footprint but this would mean additional cost/weight just to keep it dry.

There are some confusing grey Velcro tabs to attach the fly to the inner. They need refining, some seem to go over the poles, others are wrapped round the poles. If you don’t use them the fly does not sit correctly on the inner and leaks! The ones that go over the poles need to be different shapes to the ones that go round the poles, the one that go round the poles don’t seem to line up properly either.

Comes with 20 candy canes but needs to come with 24. Not a massive problem but a little annoying. In hindsight the tent is more likely to be used with better quality pegs, I should have saved the £10 and replaced the pegs I sold with my last tent.

It feels like there is a problem with the pole sleeves. On its first outing a pole broke – Alpkit kindly replaced the pole and told me it wasn’t connected properly. I think they’re right, but I’m not sure how this happened in the morning after the tent had been up all night. Since then the two longer poles have bent at the ends, they’re still usable but I feel there is an issue. I know some tent poles are designed to bend over time but this do seem a bit odd and there is no mention on the Alpkit website *Disclaimer this may be the way I am putting the tent up….

Putting the tent up is a pain, it is the hardest geodesic tent I’ve dealt with. The easiest way I have found is to put the short cross ways poles up first, then the length ways ones (gold) up after that. Pegging it down first as per the instructions on the site does not work! If you look at the third picture it is not pegged down. I wouldn’t want to pitch this on my own – I’ve put it up around 10 times now and it is getting easier….slowly.

Not a really an issue but certainly an observation. The fly sheet expands and contracts a lot. I took it out of my pack and put it up in Sweden last week (4 oC). Got it all put up really well (I’m getting better). Came back to it a couple of hours later and it looked like a right mess. Was amazed by how much the tent had expanded in the cold and wet. I know this happens with tents but something to watch out for. By the time I’d got back to the tent there was water pooling on the top and beginning to drip on the inner.

Overall a solid entry into the tent market by Alpkit. I’d love to see what some of the more established brands came up with for their first efforts. If you’re looking for a good value tent then I think you could do far worse that a Kangri. If however you’re looking for a true 4 season tent, rather than a ‘budget’ option then it may be worth looking into it more carefully.

12 June, 2012 by Chris

I have had my Kangri for a couple of months now, and have used it on a few trips, so I thought I’d provide a quick “First Impressions” report.

Overall I am very pleased with The Kangri.  It is quick and easy to put up (for an inner only tent), with the poles sleeves well designed to avoid snagging.  (I find it easier to put the poles in before pegging down the groundsheet, contrary to the instructions).

Once pitched, it feels solid and stable, even without using the guys or all the pegging points. With the guys out and the velcro tabs used to hold the poles it feels bombproof. I have not yet had to use it in a howling gale, but it has shrugged of heavy rain without a problem.

Inside there is a good amount of space, and I appreciate many of the design features (even if they have been borrowed from an established similar design!). The multiple zips on the outer doors make for a very flexible solution and the all round pockets inside make it easy to organise stuff.

The oversized stuff bag makes for easy packing in the morning. The Candy Cane pegs are solid, though some weight could be saved by replacing them with something lighter. Only 20 pegs are provided - a few more are needed to peg out everything, but I haven’t found this to be a problem.

I have seen some comments about it being heavy, but it seems ok to me for a 2/3 man tent.

All in all an excellent tent and great value for money.

12 May, 2012 by Jell

Further note - used it in a gale last weekend. It was very stable when pitched and gave me lots of confidence, but since I was expecting wind I took the time to pitch it properly, attaching all the velcro loops to tie the outer to the poles. This is not easy to do, takes ages and is even worse to undo with cold fingers (can’t even wear thin gloves as they stick to the velcro!). This detail needs more thought.

05 May, 2012 by Chris

20 candy canes provided, but if fully pegged out as recommended, 24 are required.

Claims that this is a quick tent to pitch mystify me - I’ve owned three other 2 man tents, and all three could be pitched in the time it takes to pitch this one.

It’s heavy.  A lot heavier than it sounds, and carrying it solo for a multi-day trip with full kit is not fun.

The porches area a bit shallow - leaving a large pack in the porch is a tight squeeze.

Having said all that, it’s sturdy and seems robust, and loads of hanging space and pockets, fantastic ventilation and plenty of head room make it easy to live with while it’s pitched. 

Pitching instructions on the web site do not relate to this tent, and whilst the tent is not difficult to figure out, some advice on how to speed up the pitching process would be good.

Wet ground seeps in a bit.  When will a groundsheet/footprint be available?

Overall I find there are good and bad points about this tent, as there are about any other.  I’d feel a lot happier if it was quicker to pitch - doing so in heavy rain yesterday was not the most fun I’ve ever had.

24 April, 2012 by Andrew Dutton

Just come back from a sea kayak trip with my new Kangri. I like it very much and it was much much admired by my friends who have a more established brand of geodesic, but I would appreciate being able to remove the stiffener hoops in the vents; they make it hard to pack it small. A warning when pitching - if you peg the corners down with ti-pins, when you push up the poles the ti-pins pull out and ping off into the distance. I now peg it out with tikes and swap them for ti-pins later.

12 April, 2012 by Chris

Great tent for the price. Plenty of room inside for two people. The candy cane tent pegs are somewhat basic and heavy, and I will replace these with some tikes to reduce the overall weight. The instructions on the website actually show the Zhota tent and not the Kangri, but it is easy to put this tent up by yourself. Highly recommend this tent if you need something strong, but inexpensive.

19 March, 2012 by Dominic

Kangri tent pitching instructions are wrong.
Apart from that the tent is great.

19 February, 2012 by J Mcfadden

Found this tent under the Christmas tree.
Spent a couple of nights on Dartmoor with it and found that it performs very well as a tent but think that more work/refinements need to be done on the ‘mountain’ tent side of things. Will say though that I’m a touch surprised at the number of people saying its ‘roomy’ especially if its being used as a mountain tent with all the attendant equipment that goes with it.
Anyway, I took a video camera with me so am currently editing down a ‘first look’ video for Youtube.

22 January, 2012 by Edward Greene

If you are going to buy a tent this year then the Kangri is an absolute must. A superb tent.
Its roomy, Lightweight and most importantly extremely rigid and strong, Ive just come back from the lakes where I camped in very strong gusts of wind, Im talking extreme, No Bother with this tent, totally robust. It has all the bells and whistles of a 600 pound tent but for a mere £300. Very roomy inside, I was surprised by the amount of space. The beauty is not only all the little places to hook inside and pockets to put things in, its the outside too, loads of places to put pegs and anchor the tent down to make it a solid structure.
The support team are excellent too, I had one little minor question for them and they called me back within minutes… Cannot fault the product or the service from these guys..
All in all an awesome tent from a brilliant company. Im definately buying more of their products. 10/10

07 January, 2012 by steve redford

Yes, apologies got a reply to my above questions via email so please feel free to delete my above post.

04 January, 2012 by Scott

Hi Scott, I have forwarded your questions to the support team, we try to keep this section for feedback only.

04 January, 2012 by Kenny Stocker [Alpkit]

Graham Desroy recently used the Kangri on expedition at 4300m in the Mugu region of Nepal.
“Despite causing great amusement to others the first time I tried to work out how to pitch it - spatial awareness is not my strong point - I like this tent.”
Read the full report Graham has sent us.

23 November, 2011 by Kenny Stocker [Alpkit]

Pre-Release Staff Testing by Jay Oram - Alpkit Customer Service
“Shortly after I joined Alpkit I had a Mountain Leader Training course to go play on - I had most of my gear sorted, it was just the tent I needed, I had an old one - but the Kangri prototype had just arrived and I was allowed to have a try! For the three nights we were out me and my friend Dom shared the Kangri just below the summit of Cnicht in Snowdonia. We had some quite hairy weather, but it stood up to the weather, the abuse and the trudging around in the terrible weather. I don’t think I needed the all-mountain toughness I knew the tent had, but it was nice to know if it did snow in the middle of May I would be okay, the pockets inside got filled, the hanging clips used and the porch was cooked in (although your not supposed to!) Overall it felt a bit heavy and was a pain to carry by myself, but when we split it between the two of us it was a good size and easy to manage.”

21 September, 2011 by alpjim [Alpkit]
5 / 5

5 star Kangri review in Trail Magazine

Trail January 2012 - Graham Thompson

Graham Thompson gets first look at the Alpkit Kangri in January 2012 - landing it 5 / 5 for every test.

Alpkit once again proves that great kit is available at great prices as long as you are prepared to buy online.

Graham Thompson

Blog review of the Kangri mountain tent

Altitudinal aspirations and assorted Ramblings October 2013 - Sidhartha Dongre

Sidhartha Dongre is a PHD Student studying neuroscience, but he likes to 'escape to the hills' and wants the best kit available. He himself admits he's no expert - but everyone who uses our kit has their own view and we make sure to pay attention to whatever feedback we get.

Excellent value for money, has a strong construction, and offers plenty of space & versatility. Plus Alpkit are an up-and-coming British brand, whose customer service, in my experience so far, has been second to none. Highly recommended!

Sidhartha Dongre

Kangri review in TGO

The Great Outdoors July 2012 - TGO Test Team

TGO test our Kangri against a range of backpacking tents - ours is a little heavier - but not the heaviest by far and although we would suggest it was a 4-season Mountain tent rather than a backpacking tent it will certainly do the job!

The Kangri is sturdy and the living space generous. Overall likes - Price, Pitching time, double porch, porch space and inner space.

TGO Test Team