Big Agnes King Creek 6

2 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Reviews

0

This is a well constructed tent that I believe will…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $190

Summary

This is a well constructed tent that I believe will last many years. It's very easy to set up and take down and get back in the bag and the zippers work very well. Giant vestibule in the front is great for storing gear, putting on shoes in the morning, and just as another place to take shelter. Ventilation may be an issue in hot weather. All things considered I am happy with this purchase.

Pros

  • Solid construction
  • Rainfly with huge front vestibule
  • Ease of setup, take down, and bag design

Cons

  • Ventilation may be issue in warm weather

Purchased this tent for car camping with the family. I was wanting a larger tent to make changing clothes and sleeping more comfortable for my wife and daughter, as we had been using a three man backpacking tent. I chose the King Creek 6 because of the positive reviews of other Big Agnes gear.

This tent does not disappoint when it comes to quality. The bag that the tent is stored in is layed out perfectly.  Two buckles are released and the bag opens. On one side is a pocket for the tent, on the other a pocket for the fly, in the middle a pocket for the poles, and a zippered pocket for the stakes.  Nothing is jammed in so tight that it is impossible to pull out. 

The tent setup is a breeze. Two poles and a few hooks and it's up. The door on each side has a large window that can be zipped shut for more privacy from the inside.  The roof has a large mesh area for ventilation. The windows and the top are the only openings for ventilation so it may not get enough air flow during the summer, but the ability to close the tent up so tight may make camping in cooler months more comfortable.  There are four mesh pockets along each end for storing stuff, four loops up high for adding an attic, and one in the center for a light. 

The fly went on just as easy, with buckles at each corner, one pole for the front vestibule, and plenty of stakes.  The fly gives full coverage to the tent so it should work great in wet weather.  The back vestibule is a good size with one stake out point and a center zipper.  The front is huge and what sets this tent apart.  There is a large door on each side of it that can be opened and tied back making it a great place to sit and hang out. I had been considering buying another canopy, but the vestibule is so large that I no longer need one.  There is plenty of room for two or three people to sit, or to store gear like bikes to keep them dry. 

Once you are ready to go home everything breaks down just as easy as it went up.  The tent and fly are very easy to get back in the bag with no forcing required.  My family is very happy with this tent.  It will make camping trips more enjoyable and it gives us room to invite other people to join us in the future. 

The only thing that I believe may be an issue is ventilation in hot weather.  This tent has been discontinued by Big Agnes, but is still available at many retailers.  I purchased mine from REI's outlet and with a 20% off coupon and free shipping payed less than $200. 

0

Large family camping tent, two vestibules, double…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $223

Summary

Large family camping tent, two vestibules, double entrance, plenty of storage.

Pros

  • Large size
  • Plenty of storage
  • Easy setup and take down
  • Two entrances
  • Carry/ storage bag well designed

Cons

  • Weight (but for its size not too bad)

1st, this baby is huge!! The extended vestibule is 110 sq ft alone. When we got it in the mail we set it up in about 15 mins. We could get two bikes, a couple of chairs, and our camp stove under cover easily. The rear vestibule is perfect for a large cooler. The interior is spacious and tall. I am 5FT 11IN tall and could stand up inside.

There are four ample sized stash bags along each side of the tent as well. Break down was quick and easy and everything stores in a bag that has a mesh pocket for stakes, attached sleeve for poles and and a space on either side for the tent and rain-fly. The whole thing folds together like a garment bag for easy storage and carrying.

Have not been out in the field with it yet, just set it up in the yard for a test run. It was hot when we set it up, but with the vestibules open and mesh screens on the doors we had plenty of breeze.

This tent is on sale at REI for 50% off retail and if you are a member you can take another 20% off for a total of 70% off retail. What a deal!!

update

Loaned the tent to my neighbor to camp in New Braunfels this past spring. According to them this tent was the only tent to successfully survive a two day downpour dry and intact.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Big Agnes's King Creek 6 page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Description of Big Agnes King Creek 6 TentThe folks at Big Agnes have spent a lot of time in the local backcountry so they feel downright connected to it. They name their products after local history, places, peaks and rivers which is always a fun process. It brings back memories of trips both successful and epic and hopefully inspires you to come explore.Three season, free-standing, deluxe car camping base camp tent. For a spacious base camp tent big enough to throw a small dance party in not recommended, the King Creek 6 is your tent.FeaturesDAC lightweight aluminum poles with press fit connectors - featuring eco-friendly anodizingAll DAC poles made from TH72M aluminum the latest technology in lightweight tent poles featuring improved durabilityColor coded webbing and buckles make set up easyFly and floor are durable polyester rip-stop with 1500mm waterproof polyurethane coatingTent body is lightweight polyester mesh and breathable polyester rip-stop with 1500mm waterproof polyurethane coatingTwo large doors with two closure options Zip up mesh door only for ventilation or zip up breathable polyester rip-stop layer for complete closureTwo vestibules with extra large front vestibule for storage or foul weather hangoutPlastic clips attach the tent body to the pole frame for quick and easy set upReflective guyline for nighttime visibilityMesh storage pocketsAll seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane No PVC or VOCs tape17 aluminum stakes inculded with tentBriefcase style carry bag with long shoulder straps and organizational pocketsGear loft loops included Fits Big Agnes SQUARE gear loft- sold seperatelyFootprint sold seperatelyColor OrangeCreamNote We list several weights for our 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.Trail Weight 16lb 7ozPacked Weight 17lb 12ozFootprint Weight 1lb 7ozFast Fly Weight 12lb 8ozPacked Size 7x18x26Floor Area 86.5sq ftVestibule Area 110.2511.sq ftHead Height 72

- US Outdoor Store

Multi-sport adventure, the Big Agnes King Creek 6 Tent has a huge vestibule for storing extra gear or just hanging out.

- EMS

Need extra dry storage space when you're camping? If so, the Big Agnes King Creek 6 Tent is just what you've been wishing for. With 86.5 square feet of vestibule space, you'll have all the room you need for bikes, bags and even your kitchen table. A spacious interior and a head height of 72 inches will give you all the room you need inside the tent as well.

- CampSaver.com

On Sale. Free Shipping. Big Agnes King Creek - 6 Person Tent DECENT FEATURES of the Big Agnes King Creek 6 Person Tent 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 guy line and reflective webbing on tent corners for night time visibility All seams taped with waterproof, solvent free polyurethane tape Color coded pole ends, webbing and buckles make set up easy Fly vents improve ventilation to reduce condensation Two large doors with two closure options. Mesh only for ventilation or zip up the polyester layer for complete closure Two vestibules with extra large front vestibule Fly and floor are polyester rip-stop Fly and floor have 1500mm waterproof polyurethane coating Tent body is polyester rip-stop and polyester mesh DAC lightweight pole system with press fit connectors Plastic clips attach tent body to pole frame 17 lightweight aluminum hook stakes Eight interior mesh pockets Gear loft loops included Briefcase style carry bag with shoulder straps and organizational pockets Footprint sold separately Fast Fly setup not available Fits Square gear loft The SPECS Capacity: 6 Person Trail Weight: 16 lbs 7 oz / 7.46 kg Packed Weight: 17 lbs 12 oz / 8.05 kg Fast Fly Weight: 12 lbs 8 oz / 5.67 kg Packed Size: 7 x 18 x 26in. / 18 x 46 x 66 cm Floor Size: 86.5 square feet / 8.0 square meter Vestibule Area: 110.5/11.5 square feet / 10.2/1.1 square meter Footprint Weight: 1 lb 7 oz / 652 g Floor Length: 96in. / 244 cm Floor Width: 130in. / 330 cm Head Height: 72in. / 183 cm

- Moosejaw

Big Agnes King Creek 6

MSRP:
$469.95

The Big Agnes King Creek 6 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen June 8, 2014 at EMS.

If you're looking for a new three-season tent, check out the best reviewed current models.