User Review: Big Agnes Lynx Pass 1
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $134.99
High quality, durable, spacious, and easy setup.
- build quality
- easy setup
- fast pitch
- free standing
I am new to camping and backpacking, and to be honest, this is my first real tent other than an ancient family tent from 15 years ago. I've used this tent 3 times, all in summer, no rain or wind to speak of.
The biggest limitation of this tent is the weight. There are many other 1-person tents on the market that are free standing that weigh 1 - 2 lbs less than this tent. But there are the following considerations before you go buy one of those:
- Durability: The other tents are made of lightweight poles and fabrics that do need extra care. The materials used in this tent are amazingly durable - from the buckles on the fly to the clips on the tent to the poles and zippers - it is all really solid stuff.
- Fastpitch option: One of the things you can do with this tent is get the footprint and use that with the rain fly to create a free standing tarp situation. This saves you about 2 lbs off of the roughly 4lbs of the tent.
- Space: I've read some complaints about the other ultralight tents that there is not enough length or that the tent touches you as you sleep. I'm almost 6 ft and I have plenty of room in this tent. I have never had the inner tent on my body. If you are a larger guy, this tent might work for you.
- Cost: This tent runs just under 200 bucks, I got it for 135 and most of the lighter tents will be much higher.
Overall, I think this tent is a great option for the budget-minded bigger person, willing to to sacrifice weight for durability and comfort.
The only other complaint I have heard about this tend is that the vestibule can flap in the wind. I have not had a windy day nor have I every completely guyed out this tent so I can't say if this is true or not.