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Zeus Hiking Tent

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17 Doherty St, Brendale QLD Mon - Fri: 9am - 5.30pm
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Sun: 9.30am - 2.30pm

Based on a classic lightweight 2 person tent design, the Zempire Zeus Hiking Tent provides an entrance and vestibule for each occupant - handy if you’re not on speaking terms!

The twin hub pole structure creates near vertical sides and tons of internal space, and creates an exceptionally stable free-standing frame. A full mesh inner, draft panels, highly waterproof floor and rip-stop fly all come together in a tough, durable design.

The Zempire Zeus is the most functional tent in the Zempire range, and is a great choice if you want one tent for every hiking and backpacking adventure.

  • Twin hub pole design
  • Dual entrances and vestibules
  • Large internal storage pockets
  • High quality unbendable Tri-Pegs
  • Central plastic lantern hanging point
  • Includes pole repair sleeve
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Sleeping Capacity:
2 Person
External Dimensions:
230L x 280W cm
Sleeping Area:
220L x 140W cm
Packed Dimensions:
58L x 16W x 16H cm
Max. Head Height:
110 cm
75D 210T Ripstop Polyester
Inner Material:
Polyester Mesh
Floor Material:
150D Poly Oxford
Frame Material:
8.5mm 7100 Alloy
10000mm Floor | 5000mm Fly
2.8 Kg
Minimum Weight:
2.6 Kg
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Dec 15 2017

Value for money, without comprising quality

Very pleased with this purchase. Relative to its purchase price I feel the quality is good & it has, so far, delivered on its intended design. Just spent a week camping during the Great Victorian Bike Rose, with some very heavy rainfalls. The tent performed well, stayed dry! It’s reasonably light and enough space for 2 plus gear or in my case one plus my gear and my bike. I would be happy to use on hiking, cycling and motorcycle trips. I note some have said the pegs are a bit flimsy. These are light weight and I was always carefully tap them in gently. I didn’t have a problem. But if you try to hit them hard into hard earth, I’m certain they would flex & bend easily.

- Bentleigh, VIC
Response from Snowys Dec 18 2017

Fantastic review Justin! Thanks for sharing. Laine 

Nov 30 2017

Great Tent ⛺️

Tent is great, pegs are shit, easy to setup and take down by myself, but got stubbed toes from pegs, ended up pulling them out, ( just before it poured rain, which tent survived and stayed dry) and putting in my spare pegs! Great service from Snowy’s, no complaints there as usual.. recommend ⛺️.. but make sure you have better pegs..

Jan 15 2017

Great Tent but the tent pegs are rubbish & dangerous!

Overall this is a pretty good tent and is of high quality. In hindsight it's pretty easy to put up though the provided instructions were very average. The only issue we have is with the provided tent pegs. I was pretty careful putting these in and only taps them lightly, yes the ground was pretty hard but that's just how it is in an Australian summer. See pics, 4 of the begs bent on the way in, which is normally fine for a tent peg but these pegs are an odd design, they are not really pegs more small star pickets and a bend in these is almost the end of them. The bigger issue we have with these tent pegs is that they are dangerous, unless we are doing something wrong, they stick out of the ground about an inch and if you were to step on one or scrap your foot among one you would do yourself quite a serious injury. I could only recommend this tent if you were to also buy replacement pegs with it.

- Geelong, VIC
Response from Snowys Jan 16 2017

Thanks for your review Paul. Great tip! I must say, your photos are great - even though they're just of tent pegs. Laine :)
PS Go Cats! 

Mar 29 2016

Great Budget Tent

Have used this tent twice in a variety of conditions. It stands up well to rain and wind and in humid conditions it remained reasonably ventilated. It is super easy and quick to put up with colour coded poles. The fabric seems to be relatively robust, but I'm not sure the pegs will last as we have bent 2 already. I would also like to see a footprint added to the range. All in all though this lightweight tent is excellent value for money.


Will my Exped Megamit mat fit inside this tent?1 answer

Will my Exped Megamat 10 LXW Camp Mat and sleeping bag fit inside this tent and stay dry in a heavy downpour?

- Scottsdale(1 month ago)

G'day Bluey,

I've just grabbed our display model of the Exped Megamat LXW Camp Mat and taken it over to the display Zempire Zeus Hiking Tent. Width wise, you've not got a worry in the world. The length is close but as long as you don't hang over the ends of your mat at all, you won't have any worries in the world. 

- Snowys(1 month ago)

Minimum weight1 answer

What is included in the minimum weight spec

- Brisbane(1 year ago)

Hey Neil, there's no industry standard for minimum weights, and Zempire don't specify anywhere exactly what is included in this weight. As a general rule, the minimum, or sometimes called trail weight includes the tent inner, flysheet, poles and enough stakes to keep the tent in place, which in the case of the Zeus is likely to be just two pegs.

The weight of what ends up in your pack generally lies somewhere between the packed and minimum weights, and is dependant on what weather you are preparing for.

Hope this helps.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Exped Megamat 10 Duo1 answer

would the Exped Megamat 10 Duo be a suitable mattress to use in the zeus?

- 2738(1 year ago)

G’day Bailey, while I don’t have a Zeus to test this for you (they’ll be back in stock later this month) just from looking at the measurements I think it will be a bit of a stretch. Keep in mind that the dimensions listed on the website are external so when you’re trying to find a mat to fit a tent you’ll need an extra 5-10 cm space to accommodate the slope of the walls. While the length would be fine in the Zeus – the width is an issue as the Megamat 10 and the Zeus tent are both 130cm wide. I know the Megamat’s are super comfortable so it may feel like a downgrade – but there are some excellent hiking mats on the market at the moment, which would be better suited to this tent.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Which footprint can be used with this tent?1 answer

I like the idea of a footprint for better insulation from cold ground and protection of the tent floor. Are Zempire planning to make footprints, if not, which of the stocked footprints would be most suitable to be used? - Can they be cut down? Thanks

- Victoria(1 year ago)
Hi Bev, This tent doesn't currently come with a footprint and I'm unaware if they are planning to make one for it in the future. The closest fit for this tent would be the Mont Moondance 2 Footprint being 2.2 x 1.32m. The Zeus floor dimensions are 2.3 x 1.4-1.3m. This is currently the closest fit for the Zues tent. I hope this has helped!
- Snowys(1 year ago)

What is the difference between this and the atmos?1 answer

- NORTH SYDNEY, NSW(1 year ago)
Hi Jeff, the fabrics and features are the same between the Zeus and Atmos, the difference being the actual configuration of the tent. The Zeus has a free-standing wishbone hub frame with two vestibules and entrances, whilst the Atmos is a tunnel tent with two hoop poles and a single vestibule and entrance. The Zeus is a little more live able, whilst the Atmos is a performer in strong winds.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

How does this tent suit tall people? 1 answer

Hi, I'm looking for a lightweight 2 person hiking tent, I'm 6'4" tall and am struggling to find a tent that I fit in. I'm in between an Rei half dome 2 plus, Mountainsmith Morrison 2 or the Marmot tungsten 2P.

- JORDAN SPRINGS, NSW(2 years ago)
I don’t have any first-hand experience with the three tents you have mentioned Dave, but by looking at them and considering your height I would think seriously about the space offered at the tent ends. The Mountainsmith Morrison and REI Half Dome have quite angled ends, impeding the usable space inside the tent. The Zeus, at 230 cm and with relatively upright tent ends will give you plenty of foot space and 10 – 15 cm grace at each end. The Marmot Tungsten looks to offer better space at each end also. We are suitably impressed with the Zempire range, the Zeus in particular is walking out the door and is really well priced.
- Snowys(2 years ago)

How does this compare with the MSR Elixir 2?1 answer

Especially in terms of the percentage of the inner tent that is NOT mesh. We'd prefer more fabric than mesh if possible. Also, what is the weight of the Elixir 2 without the extra footprint.

- BRISBANE CITY, QLD(2 years ago)
Hi David, the Zeus is amazing value, they are new to our range but we have sold plenty and have nothing but good feedback so far. They are made with heavier fabrics than the Elixir which means the trail weights are a little more, you also get more space and a higher waterhead. As you can see in the images the Elixir has a higher percentage of solid fabric making up the inner tent, so it will be a warmer shelter, but the waterhead ratings, although adequate for most Aussie conditions are less than that of the Zeus. I don't have a separate weight for the footprint, but generally they weigh around 200 g. My recommendation is that if weight is a concern and you want more fabric than mesh, then the Elixir is a good choice. If you are camping in areas of consistently heavy rain and can compromise with a little more mesh on the tent inner, and a little more weight then the Zeus will serve you well and save you a few more $$.
- Snowys(2 years ago)

How many seasons is this tent suitable for?1 answer

- ROGER RIVER, TAS(2 years ago)
As part of Zempire's adventure range, the Zeus is suitable for at least three seasons. The only reason it's not the best option for four seasons is simply due to the lack of snow flaps and a PU coating which makes a tent stronger for snow loading but also adds weight. With a super high waterproof rating for both the tub floor and the fly, you can confidently use this tent in all but the harshest Tasmanian conditions.
- Snowys(2 years ago)
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