Big Agnes Jupiter's Cabin 4

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This tent is roomy for 2-3 people. Not for backpackers,…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $100


This tent is roomy for 2-3 people. Not for backpackers, but fine for modest car campers.


  • Roomy
  • Easy set-up
  • Fine ventilation


  • Mesh roof keeps inside cool.

This is a nice tent when you want a base camp for day hikes, or are not backpacking. It's a dome style, using just two long criss-crossing poles for the body and one for the fly over the door and back window. Pitching is easy, I can do it myself, but a helper makes it easier. It's stable in light winds, and the fly supplies full coverage. 

The tent is tall enough to stand in, stooped over, and provides a nice roomy space for a couple and our gear. You can just step over the threshold rather than getting on your knees as you must for a backpack tent. If you want to get cushy, you could fit a double air-bed inside and still have room for gear. 

The tent packs slightly larger than a backpack tent, so finding space for it in a compact car is easy.

I got the tent used at the REI parking lot sale and had to patch a small hole in the bottom — use a tarp or footprint to preserve the bottom. The mesh roof and smooth body are good quality, and the fly looks durable enough to handle a Sierra rainstorm.

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Three season, free-standing, car camping/ base camp tent DAC lightweight pole system with press fit connectors, and lightweight hubs - featuring eco-friendly anodizing Color coded webbing and buckles make set up easy Fly is durable polyester ri

- Teton Village Sports

Spacious design meets full functionality with Jupiters Cabin from Big Agnes - a backcountry palace fit for a king - or at least four people comfortably. With over 6-feet of interior head height and over 62 square feet of floor space, this three season, freestanding car camping or base camp tent offers room to move and large vestibule to separate you gear.

- Mountain Gear

On Sale. Free Shipping. Big Agnes Jupiter's Cabin - 4 Person Tent DECENT FEATURES of the Big Agnes Jupiter's Cabin - 4 Person Tent Fabrics and mesh used on the inner tents are made from breathable lightweight nylon or polyester Mesh body designs offer excellent ventilation Color coded pole ends, webbing and buckles make set up easy Free standing structures reduce number of stakes Oversized stake out loops Interior mesh pockets for organizing gear Gear loft loops included Footprint extends the life of your tent floor and can be used in the fast fly setup option on some models Storm flap on vestibule zippers prevents drips Fabrics used on our tents include silicone treated nylon rip-stop and polyester depending on the model Cordura and eVent fabrics used in our Mountaineering line Waterproof polyurethane coating on all fly and floor fabrics Reflective guyline and reflective webbing on tent corners for nighttime visibility All seams taped with waterproof, solvent free polyurethane tape (no PVC of VOC) Fly vents improve ventilation to reduce condensation One large D-shaped door with vestibule One weatherproof window with awning Storm flaps on vestibule zipper Reflective guyline Color coded webbing and buckles Fly is polyester rip-stop and floor is polyester Fly and floor have 1500mm waterproof polyurethane coating Tent body is polyester rip-stop and polyester mesh DAC aluminum pole system with press fit connectors and lightweight hubs Plastic clips attach tent body to pole frame 11 lightweight aluminum hook stakes Eight interior mesh pockets Gear loft loops included Footprint sold separately Fast Fly setup available Fits Square gear loft The SPECS Capacity: 4 Doors/vestibules: 1.1 Season: 3 Trail Weight: 11 lbs 6 oz / 5.16 kg Packed Weight: 11 lbs 15 oz / 5.41 kg Fast Fly Weight: 9 lbs 14 oz / 4.48 g Packed Size: 10in. x 23in. / 25 x 58 cm Floor Size: 62.5 square feet / 5.8 square meter Vestibule Area: 14 square feet / 1.3 square meter Footprint Weight: 1 lb 1 oz / 482 g Floor Dimension: 90in. x 100in. / 229 x 254 cm Head Height: 66in. / 168 cm

- Moosejaw

A portable shelter suitable for a god; The Big Agnes Jupiters Cabin 4 Person Tent is roomy enough for a double date under the stars. The Jupiter's Cabin is made from 100% polyester that's treated for 1500mm water-repellency.

- Altrec Outdoors

Big Agnes Jupiter's Cabin 4


The Big Agnes Jupiter's Cabin 4 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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