Size and Weight:
This 3 pound tent has an odd shape that is 90 inches long, 72 inches wide at it’s widest point (that includes the vestibule area), 42 inches wide at the narrowest point, and 42 inches tall. It sleeps 2 people, although there also is a 3 person version (ad). When packed tightly, the bag is 20 inches by 4.5 inches.
The tent is made from Nylon to make it lightweight. There are mesh windows. The tent, including the rainfly, are covered in 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating. The stakes are made from aluminum, an upgrade compared to most plastic tent stakes. Poles are DAC to make them lightweight. All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape to make them extra waterproof and to prevent leaking at the seams which can be a problem in some cheaper tents.
Why It’s Awesome:
Everything about this tent is high quality. It is super water proof, durable, lightweight, and comes with a ton of upgrades. There are three pockets in the ceiling, the door is on the larger side and has a storage sleeve, and the roomy vestibule splits down the middle, peeling back to make the entry feel even wider. There also are some gear loops inside to hang your gear.
What Could Be Better:
This is one of the more expensive tents on the market, but you really are paying for absolute quality. Still, if you are new to camping or only go a few times a year, you might want to go with a cheaper option, like our top ranked tent for 2014 (ad).
Excellent tent that is lightweight, very waterproof, and has a lot of upgrades. The downside is the high price. You can buy it here (ad).
Big Agnes Angel Springs UL2 Tent
- Extremely lightweight at 3 pounds
- Very weather resistant, includes a rainfly, coating, and tape on seams
- Has a vestibule area and extra pockets and loops to store your gear inside the tent.
- Packs up tightly (4.5 inches by 20 inches)
- The price is high, but you are paying for the added quality that lower priced tents usually don't include