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Zhota4 season mountain tent

A spacious 4 season geodesic mountain tent for 3-4 people, Zhota provides a large, secure living space that will stand up to all weathers

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Zhota 4 season mountain tent

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The Zhota is an extremely versatile 3 - 4 person 4 season mountain tent. 

Every feature on the tent has been designed to make your life in the mountains more pleasurable. The most striking feature of the tent is the central spreader bar which splits the geodesic shape of the tent and increases the internal living space without adversely compromising external strength.

When you are tackling the Scottish winter or spending a year travelling South America with a partner, Zhota will be a dependable and worthy companion.

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Key features
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond
  • Multi way zip doors - allowing limitless door opening combinations
  • Fully taped seams stops water dead in its tracks
  • Ripstop sil/PU and breathable nylon balances packable weight with mountain durability whilst retaining internal temperature and drying fast
  • Bar-Tacked stress points increases strength and reliability
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Sleeps: 3 - 4

Weight

Total Weight: 5120 g
Flysheet: 1470 g
Inner: 1650 g
Porch: groundsheet
Poles: 1572 g
Pegs: 284 g
Guylines: 56 g
Tent bag: 132 g
Pole bag: 27 g

Dimensions

Packed size: 60 x 23 x 23 cm

Specification

Outer: 40D Si/PU Nylon ripstop
Inner: 20D Nylon ripstop
Floor: 70D/210T 10,000 mm
Poles: DAC NSL Featherlite Green
Pegs: 20 pegs; Aluminium
Other: Buckles: Duraflex; Zips: YKK

Origin: China

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Alex Ekins
Harassed by a moose

“This feedback is long overdue! Just over two years ago myself, Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker when to America for two months for two months on the now famous Wideboyz off-width climbing tour and road trip. We needed a tent that would accommodate the 3 of us for 2 months in a variety of weather and terrain. We took a Zhota. When you get hold of a new tent you always try and pitch it before you go away for obvious reasons. We foolishly didn't and so of course we ended up jet-lagged pitching it for the first time in the rain at 3am in the Wyoming wilds of Vedauwoo. But it was fine, it was quite easy. And so tentatively we piled into it wondering how we would fit and how we would cope with living in such close proximity to each other for 2 months. It was quite exciting discovering the various pockets and we settled down nicely with plenty of space, the only down side being Pete's ridiculously broad Alpkit Wideboy mat which enabled him to claim more than his fair share of space and Tom's dangerous bag of dirty socks and pants. As the trip continued we subjected the tent all sorts of abuses: It was harassed by a moose in Vedauwoo, It was anchored by one guyline to a bush in Canyonlands the night before the first ascent of Century Crack and then worst of all we left it untethered and unpegged in the desert above Moab and the whole thing and its contents blew away while we where out climbing. We were quite upset, it really had just disappeared into the desert. So we looked and we looked and we looked and then we found it about a kilometre away, upside down stuck in a tree. It was still intact, the flysheet still attached. There were some small rips in the flysheet which we easily repaired. So to conclude I think it is the best tent I have ever used and I have used quite a few.”

Adrian
Great all season family tent
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We’ve had this as our family tent now for over 2 years and spent over 50 nights in it. Its been set up in all weathers from beautiful sunshine to gales and hail and snow (that was just in Skye this Easter), on all sorts of sites from French caravan parks to remote Scottish loch islands and one night on an island in the Komodo Archipelago, Indonesia. We usually pitch it with a tarp. We’ve got pitches down to about 5 minutes to water tight, another 3 or 4 minutes to get everything properly cinched up and battened down.

We like:
Loads of room, we squeezed 4 mats across the tent and the kids had a great time bouncing around in the evenings/mornings.
Well made and well distributed inner storage
We set up an internal hanging line from the hanging points for drying socks/water proofs etc. which worked really well.
Vestibules look small but are actually a decent size although we’ve never tried to cook in one.
Absolutely and reassuringly rock solid in strong winds - it barely flexes when guyed out
Fairly easy to pitch, we pegged down the inner corners in windy conditions before inserting the poles.
The DWR on the inner works well, we’ve pitched in really minging weather, a quick wipe down inside and all is good – just don’t put paper books in the pockets until it dries properly….
You can pick up the inner with the poles in place to shake out all the bits/sand before packing.
Pale coloured ground sheet and inner makes spotting ticks easy!
It dries quickly.
It goes back in the bag easily, unlike my previous tent.

We like less:
Lots of poles which take time to put together and the spider pole can be a pain, particularly when its blowing a hooley and chucking it down. A by-product of a very strong geodesic design I guess.

How is it lasting? It has been well used and not in any way babied. The fabrics are holding up really well, all seams are fine and the tent is still looking pretty fresh, if you discount the mud from New Year near Brecon..

We did crack a pole by leaving the inner pitched upside down drying out on a blustery site in Ullapool. Alpkit excellent customer service quickly provided a replacement section (thanks). Our tarp also wore a small hole in the silnylon fly in a night long gale on Skye, again Alpkit provided some patches foc to enable a repair. (thanks again). Our kids repeatedly tripping over the groundsheet at the entrance pulled the zipper fabric away. Easily repaired with needle and thread.

Really well made and thought out tent, very pleased with it.

Herts_mountain_team
Well used - Go to tent!
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We were looking for a tent with a little more space than our 2 man tents we had been using for years. We were looking for a 3/4 man tent that was strong enough to withstand group use, but not be burden on someone taking their first steps into expeditions or the mountains. We ended up buying four Zhota to add to our fleet of tents.

After purchasing a Zhota for use with groups in the mountains it has had 3 years of hard use with young groups from aged 12 - 18 as well as some adult groups.

The hardest use they get is in the highlands over New Years Eve, no matter the weather we take groups out for 3 days in a range of areas, all above the snowline - to wild camp and bring in the new year somewhere very different!

We've added some pegs to the bag, had one pole bend (due to some very extreme weather and probably user error!) and Alpkit swapped it after sending an email.

Well recommended for anyone looking for a robust, roomy tent.

Anthony
Buy a hilleberg !!!

I bought my Zhota in December of 2013..mainly because it was within my budget & it was extremely spacious. sinse then it's been used twice, mainly because I became ill & was unable to get away as much as I liked.

I initially first used the tent in the summer of 2015 in a local park with the assistance of a friend as I'd become partially disabled,
After the night away it was aired/ dried & stored in the bottom of my wardrobe,
Until last week " 18/06/16 where I camped away for the weekend, when away I noticed some of the seam sealant/ tape had started to flake off,
I initially thought it was just located to one area near the vestibule,
when I arrived home i unpacked the tent & set about airing it out before storing,
Upon doing so I noticed the seam tape was not only falling off on the vestibule but on the entire outer shell,
I Iinitally contacted alpkit to ask if they could help with a repair' I was informed my tent was still under its 5 year warranty, & I should return it to them..
They replied promptly when they received the sheet' informing me that the fault was mine. As I'd repeatedly stored the tent away whilst wet !! & it would cost me £175 for a new outer shell or they could supply me with some sealant to DIY

Which to be quite honest annoyed me' considering the care I'd taken of it & the little use it actually had. & it couldn't be further from the truth if they'd tried.
I'm not a dishonest person so I replied to them explaining how I'd only used the tent twice' & aired / dried it properly before storing it away.
I received a phone call from them today ( 28/06/16)
She informed me that she'd spoken to the product director and once again I was blamed for not drying it properly !!
& if I didn't like the decision I should contact trading standards !
Which to be frank is utter nonsense !!
They've basically fobbed me off & tried to sell me another shell whilst it's still under warranty..
"Which isn't worth the ink its written with to be honest".

If I'd truly used the tent every other week and misused it as they've insinuated' Then fair enough I'd be to blame ! End of..
But it's been taken very good care of indeed as all my camping equipment has,
So my advice to you is save yourself the hassle and buy yourself a Hilleberg you'll not get any trouble with it after using it for three nights camping
Rest assured they'll never see any of my custom ever again nor any of my associates..
& I'll be takeing her advice & getting trading standards involved
They're an Absolute disgrace


Alpkit

We have sold over a thousand mountain tents and also hold a quantity of loan tents used buy staff, athletes and customers over the last 8 years. We have a good handle on any failures and the tents have been almost faultless, a few poles, i few tears but generally really reliable. So with this issue has not been replicated in our own tents, that get used a lot but we know how they get stored.

It was felt on balance that the likely cause of this type of failure is likely to be PU tape degradation caused in storage either damp, in a damp location or somewhere where that could suffer from condensation on the materials.
The tape could then suffer from Hydrolysis which is a chemical reaction with water, resulting in chemical breakdown of the urethane coating, resulting in cracking of the urethane polymer.

It is difficult for us to then resolve the issue if we believe this to be the case, so we suggested that we work together with trading standards and find a solution

Kudos

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UKC Zhota Review

UK Climbing Review the Alpkit Zhota Mountain Tent

an excellent tent with many good design features, which means that it should be definitely considered if you are planning to spend time in the mountains

UKC

UKC February 2016 - Matt Bird