User Review: Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: ~400 CAD
- Ease of setup
I love this tent. I use it mainly for backpacking trips by myself and have LOTS of space. I really appreciate the head room, I can easily sit up in it.
I find that if I'm wanting more space or if there are 2 people it is best to hook the fly to the tent with the loops along the side then pull out and stake the sides. This gives a lot more space.
I find it extremely easy to set up, really light and packs down to nothing.
It is great in rainy weather as well.
When on my own it is very easy to stow my gear and shoes in the vestibule. With 2 of us it was not as hard as I expected. We just piled our bags on top of eachother and we each had a side for our boots. I just made sure to put my poncho tarp on top of the bags to avoid condensation build up as the top bag touched the vestibule.
I also like that you can set it up with just the fly or have just a full net tent depending on the weather.
I've had this tent for just over a year and have taken it on 6 trips on the West Coast of BC throughout all seasons of the year including winter and have had no issue with wear and tear or use.
The only down side is the vestibule, it is on a very steep decline and opens right up to the front of the tent. I find this a bit inconvenient but not that bad.