Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL2
Great tent, but too small for 2 guys in my opinion.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $300
Great tent, but too small for 2 guys in my opinion. Too small for 2 in general.
- Great construction
- Easy setup
- 2 doors
- Neutral colors
- Strong and durable
Loved everything about the tent besides its size. You can get two men in it true, but you better be head to toe and don't plan on moving around. lol. One trip and I returned it for the 3-man version of the same tent and was never happier. A pound heavier, but I have room to do whatever i please.
The construction of these tents is great. Strong, rigid, easy to setup, but there is a technique. Follow the instructions or you will more than likely break the center pole.
I love Big Agnes tents, just not the size of this model.
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Double doors and vestibules, plenty of internal storage and lots of headspace; the Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL series offers all the bells and whistles you would expect from full featured, heavier tents but with significantly lighter weights.
A superlight, 3-season, freestanding backpacking shelter, the Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL2 tent offers easy living for 2 people with 2 doors and 2 vestibules. Ultralight trail weight of 3 lbs. 9 oz. goes easy on your pack load. Hubbed pole design and pole clips ensure a quick and easy setup; crossover pole puts ample space around your head and shoulders where you need it most. TH72M aluminum DAC Pressfit poles offer improved durability and the latest advancement in lightweight tent poles. Durable ripstop nylon fly and floor feature a waterproof polyurethane coating; tent body is made from lightweight nylon and polyester mesh. Both vestibules' door zippers feature protective stormflaps; a vent in the fly enhances air circulation. Waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape seals all seams (no PVC or VOCs). Reflective guylines and stake-out webbing increase nighttime visibility. Interior mesh pockets organize gear; gear loft loops let you add a gear loft (sold separately) for more storage room. Media pockets located above sleeping area enable easy earbud cord routing from phones or other devices. Save weight and create a minimalist shelter by using just the rainfly, footprint (sold separately), poles and stakes. The Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL2 tent comes with stuff sacks and 8 aluminum hook stakes.
During one particularly nasty jackrabbit infestation, a Colorado farmer paid 25 cents for every critter that was "removed" from his property, a plan that grew so popular that locals jokingly called the collection of hunters' tents that sprang up on his property a "jackrabbit hotel". You don't have to be hunting coneys to dig the Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL 2-Person 3-Season Tent, though; in fact, it's more suited for backpackers who want a superlight tent for all their spring, summer, and fall adventures. Being superlight doesn't condemn the Jack Rabbit to a marginally-useful purgatory. Big Agnes took care to ensure that it's actually completely decked out for comfort and convenience, starting with a 2-pole hub design that's easy to set up and gives plenty of head room. The lightweight aluminum DAC Pressfit poles are designed to stand up to strong winds, and fully-taped seams keep moisture from creeping in. The body of the Jack Rabbit is primarily mesh, letting you fall asleep looking at the stars in good weather, although the ripstop nylon fly is lightweight, easy to set up, and can even be used on its own with the available Jack Rabbit footprint if you're looking to save weight. Double mesh doors and matching vestibules let you enter and exit without trampling your partner, and allow you to leave your boots outside without worrying about rain or dew turning them into soggy, smelly, blister-causing disasters. Big Agnes even hooked the Jack Rabbit up with two media pockets and cord ports, so you can tune out your partner without disturbing them--you don't hate them, you just wish they were someone else.
Big Agnes Jack Rabbit Superlight 3 Person Tent. SL2, SL3, SL4 feature double doors and vestibules. Storm flaps on vestibule zipper. Reflective guyline and webbing on tent corners. Media pockets located above sleeping area enable clean ear bud cord routing from phones or other devices. Quick Sash on tent body door makes stowing unzipped door simple and easy. Fly and floor are nylon rip-stop. Fly and floor have 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating. Tent body is polyester mesh. All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (No PVC or VOC's). Plastic clips attach tent body to pole frame. DAC pole system with press fit connectors and lightweight hubs. Hub pole design. 8 (SL1, SL2 & SL3), 10 (SL4) lightweight aluminum hook stakes. Three (SL1), two (SL2), four (SL3 & SL4) interior mesh pockets. Two internal media pockets. Gear Loft loops included. Trail weight: 3 lb 9 oz / 1.62 kg. Packed weight: 4 lb 2 oz / 1.87 kg. Fast Fly weight: 2 lb 14 oz / 1.30 kg. Packed size: 6.5 x 21 (in) / 16.5 x 53 (cm). Floor size: 27 sq ft / 2.5 m2. Floor length: 88 in / 224 cm. Floor width: 52 - 42 (in) / 132 - 107 cm. Head height: 40 in / 102 cm. Foot height: 28 in / 71 cm. Vestibule area: 9/9 sq ft / 0.8/0.8 m2. Color: Silver/Plum
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