Big Agnes Emerald Mountain SL3
WOW!!! This is a great tent for Cub Scout camping.
Ease of Setup: 2 min max including the footprint
Weight: under 6 lb what a bargon
Price Paid: $299
WOW!!! This is a great tent for Cub Scout camping. I bought 2, 1 for me alone with all my gear and 1 for my 2 boys, 8 and 10. With 2 young boys we all fit with plenty of room, and when I like to camp on the other side of the field "so I can really get sleep" you know young boys and all their horseplay.
When we first set up the tent I thought it may be small but once you open the door and crawl inside it opens up like in the movies, little on the outside but enormous on the inside. On the setup all it took was 1 time and my boys were able to set it up the next time all alone.
For the room and easy of setup I would recommend this tent to anyone, family camping with little room or for the outdoors man. I see my Cub Scouts taking their tents into Boy Scouts and years to come.
Really happy with this tent: build quality, ease of…
Design: Three-season freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: Easy
Weight: 3kg with large optional vestibule
Price Paid: $400 with vestibule and footprint
Really happy with this tent: build quality, ease of assembly, dryness (distance between inner and outer) and most of all space are second to none. I have a lighter tent by Hellsport but in the end, we always take this one.
The optional, zip-on, vestibule is great if you have a large, wriggly dog as we do. It provides a tonne of space for a nominal increase in weight - space for cooking and four people hanging out in bad weather. The ceiling height in the vestibule is however a little low and water drips when you open the door, not big gripes though. I like the way you can get in out of the rain and then take off your wet clothes and boots before you get in the inner tent.
The inner tent is long and wide - I am 6 ft tall and have tonnes of space at my feet. Have never used it with 3 people but it would work no problem. The inner tent doors are a little small - not sure why. It would be nice to be able to open the whole side of the inner tent on the side that faces the vestibule. The tent walls are near vertical so you can use all of the floor area. This is thanks to a rather unconventional pole set up. I set it up the first time without needing to look at the instructions and since then assembly has taken just a few minutes.
Oh yes, most importantly you can also pull open a corner of the fly for star watching.
So all in all, what you get (with vestibule) is a huge, well crafted tent that weighs a mere 3kg. I just love it.
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The Big Agnes Emerald Mountain super lightweight 3 person backpacking tent is a great option for 3 season backpacking. Big Agnes offers this tent with a super light DAC Featherlite NSL pole system with press fit connectors, and lightweight hubs to ensure a sound frame that is able to withstand wind and other weather elements. The emeral Mountain Mesh body offers excellent ventilation and the Hub/pole design makes set up quick and easy.Emerald Mountain SL3 Person Tent Features:Three season, free standing, superlight backpacking tentAll DAC poles made from TH72M aluminum: the latest technology in lightweight tent poles featuring improved durabilityNew HClip attaches tent body to cross poleFly and floor are lightweight silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coatingTent body is lightweight nylon and nylon meshHub/pole design makes set up quick and easyDAC Twist Clips attach tent body to the pole frame for quick and easy set-upDouble doors and vestibulesInterior mesh pocketsReflective guyline and reflective webbing on tent corners for nighttime visibilityAll seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane (No PVC or VOC s) tape12 Superlight aluminum J stakes - featuring eco-friendly anodizing - includedTent stuff sack features external mesh pocket and strap to secure polesOptional extra large, zip-on front vestibule sold separatelyGear loft loops included: Fits Big Agnes WALL gear loft - sold separatelyFootprint sold separatelyColor: Champagne/Green Note: we list several weights for Big Agnes tents to aid your product research.Trail weight refers to poles, fly and tent body.Packed weight includes poles, fly, tent body, stakes, guy lines, stuff sacks, instructions, and packaging.Fast Fly weight refers to the poles, tent fly and accessory Fast Fly footprint.Emerald Mountain SL3 SpecificationsTrail Weight: 5lbPacked Weight: 5lb 10ozFootprint Weight: 11ozFast Fly Weight: 3lb 15ozPacked Size: 8'' x22''Floor Area: 44sq ftVestibule Area: 22sq ftHead Height: 44''
- Mountain Hideaway
After a long day on the trail, relax in the spacious Emerald Mountain SL3 tent from Big Agnes - a lightweight shelter with near vertical walls that enhance your living space. Ideal for the dynamic conditions of backcountry camping, the 2-hub pole system allows you to set the tent up quickly in foul weather, and the rigid skeleton keeps the fly away from the mesh to reduce inside condensation and promote air flow.
- Mountain Gear
A three-person, 44 square foot backpacking tent that weighs less than 6 pounds. Two doors for easy access. Clip design for fast pitching. Winner of Backpacker Magazine's 2007 Editor's Choice Award
Big Agnes Emerald Mountain SL3 Features: Three season, free standing, superlight backpacking tent DAC Featherlite NSL pole system with press fit connectors, and lightweight hubs - featuring eco-friendly anodizing All DAC poles made from TH72M aluminum: the latest technology in lightweight tent poles featuring improved durability New HClip attaches tent body to cross pole Fly and floor are lightweight silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating Tent body is lightweight nylon and polyester mesh Mesh body offers excellent ventilation Hub/pole design makes set up quick and easy DAC Twist Clips attach tent body to the pole frame for quick and easy set-up Interior mesh pockets Reflective guyline and reflective webbing on tent corners for nighttime visibility All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane (No PVC or VOC's) tape 9 Superlight a
- River Sports Outfitters
The new Big Agnes Emerald Mountain 3 Tent combines the benefits of Big Agnes' lightest free-standing tents with roomy interiors and two opposing doors and vestibules. Emerald Mountain tents use DAC Featherlite NSL poles, which feature an Eco-Friendly anodizing process that significantly reduces the use of hazardous chemicals, as well as Reverse Combi pole optimization for increased strength and weight savings. The 3 Person Emerald Mountain has a roomy 44 sq ft of floor space while maintaining a slim, healthy weight of only 5 lbs (trail weight). At this weight, this 3 person ultra-light weighs less than most two person tents with less floor space and head room. Big Agnes offers optional, extra large accessory vestibules for a palatial storage area.