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Even if you were never a scout, you'll recognize the old-school camp style of the Big Agnes Scout Plus UL 2-Person 3-Season Tent. It's not your classic canvas number, though--this ultralight shelter weighs in at under two pounds, has mesh panels to keep the air moving, and uses PU- and silicone-coated ripstop nylon and taped seams to keep you dry in a way those canvas army tents never could. It pitches using two trekking poles (one in the front and one in the rear) so don't forget to bring them with you, and a series of stakes, saving you from having to carry tent poles and a heavy rain fly. There are eaves that cover the mesh vents, and even a front vestibule to keep boots and packs out of the tent and the rain. Since they're thoughtful people who have your best interests at heart, the cats at Big Agnes also made the guylines and webbing reflective, so you don't get tangled in wires and bring the Scout crashing down on your partner when you hop out to water the dirt at night.
Features of the Big Agnes Scout Plus 2 Tent Single wall tents with full eve and rear vent system, to keep air circulating Cargo pockets built in at head of tent Scout Plus UL2 Features one door and one vestibule Reflective guylines and webbing at tent corners and suggested anchor points
The Scout Plus 2 Tent by Big Agnes is a unique tent ideal for ounce-counters, weighing in at under two pounds. Best described as a new-school take on old-school A-frame wall tents or tarps, this single-wall tent utilizes your trekking poles for support and set up in no time. With twenty nine square feet of ample floor space and minimal weight, this ultralight shelter might change the way you think about tents. Large vents along the base of the tent offer ventilation, and eves that pull away from the tent wall give you more protection from the elements. The tent body is a silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating. All seams are taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (No PVC or VOCs), and it has reflective guyline and webbing at tent corners, as well as suggested anchor points. It requires 2 trekking poles (not included), and it includes gear loft loops, 12 superlight aluminum J stakes, and two storage bins built in at the head of tent. If you are looking for an ultralight trekking pole tent, the Big Agnes Scout Plus 2 Tent can't be beat.
A new-school take on old-school A-frame tents, the ultralight, single-wall Big Agnes Scout Plus 2 uses trekking poles for support. It offers fast setup, ample floor space and excellent venting.
Big Agnes Camp & Hike Scout Plus UL 2 - 2 Person 3 Season TSP216. Setup consists of 2 trekking poles (not included) and multiple guylines (with a reflective material so you don't get tangled up.) The silicone waterproof coating keeps you dry while the eaves keep the rain-water away from the floor of your tent. One vent under each eave keeps the air fresh. One step above the Scout UL 2 The Scout Plus UL2 features a vestibule allowing you to save space in your tent.
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