Portal Outdoor Alfa review
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Another excellent option for you is the Portal Outdoor Alfa. This model packs fairly similar features to our champion, albeit in a different package.
The set-up is straightforward. Peg the tent into the ground and use the included pump to pitch it. That’s it, as simple as that.
In general, portability is the word of the day here as the Alfa only weighs around 25 lbs, which cuts down a good 10 pounds when compared to the Odyssey air tent, for example. Furthermore, the tent is super easy to fold and tuck away back into the included bag.
Now, the product specs say that the Alfa is waterproof up to 4000mm of water. In more practical terms, this means the tent will fare well even against storms. As noted in the intro, the air beams are highly flexible and flex under the wind impact without risk of collapse the regular tent poles are more prone to.
The maximum standing height is just under 6 feet, with no canopy, no ability to extend an extra porch. So the tent is more compact; less space, yes, but also more durability to the wind. As another plus, this is a cheaper option when compared to the Odyssey. The lower weight and high portability make this model a great choice for backpack campers.