Big Agnes Seedhouse 1
Design: three-season freestanding solo
Ease of Setup: Very easy but requires 11 stakes
Weight: 3 1/2 pounds
Price Paid: $152
What a great tent! It is very roomy for a solo tent. I'm 6'2" and 245lbs and I have enough room to bring in my pack. The head end is roomy enough that you can enter head-first and then turn around; none of that struggling to slide into the tent feet-first. I can sit up inside. The vestibule is large enough for boots and some other gear.
Set-up is very easy and the pole system is nicely made with a snazzy little anodized aluminum hub at the center of things. Though the tent is "free-standing," it does require 11 stakes to get a proper pitch. It's not as big a deal as it sounds, unless you're setting up in an area of very hard or rocky ground.
All the little details are there... reflective zipper pulls and guy-outs, clear plastic window in the fly, interior mesh pockets, etc..
I used it in hot, humid conditions with a thunderstorm and stayed completely dry from rain or condensation.
I really like this tent and hope it's as durable as it is convenient and comfortable.
Design: ultra light-weight, three-season
Ease of Setup: easy setup but lots of pegs to pound, very quick take down
Weight: 3 lbs. 12 oz.
Price Paid: $169 CDN
I have used my Seedhouse 1 on a several trips now and I must say I really like this tent! Great quality and easy setup although complete setup requires too many pegs! On the positive side, you can't beat the weight of this tent for the price! It's nice and long (I'm tall) and has lots of shoulder room.
The only downside is the fact that it requires a ton of pegs for best setup.If you were desperate, it can be free standing but would be slightly claustrophobic! The vestibule is very small but I found I had enough room inside the tent to stow my boots and some gear beside my mat. I would also have preferred a darker fabric because the early morning light really lights this tent up!
The front entry might be an issue for some people but there is adequate turn-around room inside so not a problem for me. I deducted one star for the excessive number of pegs but this is really a great tent!
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The Seedhouse Series is comprised of three strong, lightweight backpacking tents that set up quickly using a hub pole design. With enough floor and storage space for even a cowboy to stay comfortable and organized, these tents represent a great weight-to-price value. Features: Updated for 2012, this tent is now lighter than before! Three season, free standing, superlight backpacking tent DAC Featherlite NSL pole system with press fit connectors, and lightweight hubs - featuring eco-friendly anodizing All DAC poles made from TH72M aluminum: the latest technology in lightweight tent poles featuring improved durability Fly and floor are lightweight silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating Tent body is lightweight nylon and polyester mesh Mesh body offers excellent ventilation Single hub/pole system makes set up easy Cross pole on the SL 3 increases head room and stability Plastic clips attach the tent body to the pole frame for quick and easy set-up D shaped door with mesh pocket above Storm flap over vestibule zipper Reflective guyline and reflective webbing on tent corners for nighttime visibility All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane (No PVC or VOC's) tape 11 Superlight aluminum J stakes - featuring eco-friendly anodizing - included Gear loft loops included: Fits Big Agnes TRIANGLE gear loft - sold separately Color: Titanium Green Note: Big Agnes list several weights for their 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 2lb 1oz Packed Weight 2lb 8oz Footprint Weight 4oz Fast Fly Weight 1lb 10oz Packed Size 6" x 16" Floor Area 22sq ft Vestibule Area 5sq ft Head Height 38" Foot Height 16
- Mountains Plus
So you may not be one of those lightweight freaks where every ounce counted is going to mean impending doom on you're next backpacking trip. The Big Agnes Seedhouse solo tent is rightly suited for it's purpose; not as a featherweight napkin that you can use as a shelter, but as a real sturdy, mother of comfort shelter. This tent is a Three season, free standing, backpacking tent with all the neccessary features for you to make it as a solo hiker. The Big Agnes Seedhouse 1 P Tent Features:Lightweight 7000 series aluminum poles with press fit connectorsHub/pole design makes set up easyPlastic clips attach the tent body to the pole frame for quick and easy set-upFly is lightweight silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coatingFloor is durable nylon with 1500mm waterproof polyurethane coatingTent body is lightweight nylon mesh for excellent cross ventilationD shaped doorStorm flap over vestibule zipperWindow in vestibule doorTwo mesh floor pocketsAll seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane (No PVC or VOC's) tape11 superlight aluminum stakes includedGear loft loops included: Fits Big Agnes TRIANGLE gear loft-sold separatelyFootprint sold separatelyColor: Champagne/BurgundyNote: we list several weights for Big Agnes 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.Seedhouse 1 Specifications:Trail Weight 3lb 2ozPacked Weight 4lb 4ozFootprint Weight 6.5ozFast Fly Weight 2lb 4ozPacked Size 6'' x 18''Floor Area 22sq ftVestibule Area 5sq ftHead Height 38''
- Mountain Hideaway
This is just a solid lightweight tent designed for backpacking. nbsp; Check out the bells and whistles. Big Agnes Seedhouse 1 Person Tent Features Three season, free standing, light weight backpacking tent Lightweight 7000 series aluminum po
- Teton Village Sports
The Big Agnes Seedhouse 1sets up quickly, provides reliable protection and won't break the bank. Lightweight and sturdy 7000-series aluminum hub and pole system quickly attaches to the tent body with clips. Short crossover pole makes the walls almost vertical, dramatically increasing the head area and maximizing your living space. Waterproof rainfly is made from coated ripstop nylon; small clear plastic window in vestibule door provides added light. Walls are constructed of woven nylon mesh, providing excellent ventilation and 360deg views. Mesh floor pockets keep small items where you can easily find them. Average minimum weight specification is based on tent, rainfly and poles only. Comes with stakes and stuff sacks. For an ultralight setup, consider using the footprint (sold separately) with the rainfly only; fast fly weight: 2 lbs. 4 oz. Special buy.