Big Agnes String Ridge 2

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What a dream tent. The extra 2 pounds was worth it.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: 4 season
Sleeps: 2
Ease of Setup: easy but practice before backpacking
Weight: 5.8 pounds
Price Paid: $500

What a dream tent. The extra 2 pounds was worth it.

–( Mt Sneffels Wilderness area 7 miles 4000 ft differential up over 13K pass and dealing with scree. 2 years ago, climbing MT Blanc, wife announced that the 20-year-old Sierra Design Clip FlashLight (maybe 3.8 pounds) was too small. (I carry the tent!)

Last year in Yellowstone we tried a North Face Spectrum 33. A true disaster. The tent failed to vent perspiration even with rear vent open 100% and strong winds. I sponged off 1/3 cup of water. First time I was cold sleeping in 30F weather.

Decided we needed a winter tent. REI gave me a full refund on the Spectrum 33.

The venting is fabulous. No moisture despite 10 hrs of rain and all vents were closed. Enough head room in the rear to sit up. Tent pockets big enough for paperbacks, glasses.

The tent got wind tested well over 40 KTs. The vestibule is very roomy-enough room for the pack and my Limmers.

Big Agnes will hold heat, but I did not measure it (the Sierra Design Clip Flashlight increased maybe 20F- no wind).

Bottom line- If you are going to spend a few days using a tent, the extra weight, $$ is well worth it- even when you are Senior.

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The Big Agnes String Ridge 2 is afour season mountaineering tent constructed with durable, lightweight Cordura fly and floor fabric supported by DAC Featherlite NSL poles and with Reverse Combi pole optimization for increased strength and weight savings. Key design features include dual doors and vestibules with a strong front vestibule pole, easy access roof vents, DAC Twist Clips for rapid set up, stake out loops for skis, flat-bladed multi-use stakes and generous storage pockets.


The Big Agnes String Ridge 2 is a winning choice for people who move in the mountains year-round.


Free Shipping. Big Agnes String Ridge - 2 Person Tent FEATURES of the Big Agnes String Ridge - 2 Person Tent Fabrics and mesh used on the inner tents are made from breathable lightweight nylon or polyester Mesh body designs offer excellent ventilation Oversized stake out loops Free standing structures reduce the number of stakes Interior mesh pockets for organizing gear Gear loft loops included Storm flap on vestibule zippers prevents drips Condura fabrics used in our Mountaineering line Waterproof polyurethane coating on all fly and floor fabrics Reflective guyline and reflective webbing on tent corners for nighttime visibility All seams taped with waterproof, solvent free polyurethane tape (no PVC or VOC) Fly vents improve ventilation to reduce condensation Single door and vestibule Fly vents allow for venting in inclement weather Heavy duty reflective guyline and reflective webbing Storm flaps on vestibule zipper Fly and floor are Condura rip-stop Fly and floor have 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating Tent body is nylon rip-stop with closable mesh vents All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (No PVC or VOC's) Poles: DAC Featherlite NSL pole system with press fit connectors and lightweight hubs DAC H Clip and Twist Clips attach tent body to pole frame Hub pole design Stakes and Storage: 15 lightweight Mega X stakes - may be buried as deadman anchors Over-sized stake out loops - to be used skis, ice axe, ski poles, etc. 8 interior mesh pockets Gear loft loops included Fast Fly setup available SPECIFICATIONS of the Big Agnes String Ridge - 2 Person Tent Capacity: 2 Person Trail Weight: 5 lbs / 2.27 kg Packed Weight: 5 lbs 11 oz / 2.58 kg Fast Fly Weight: 3 lbs 11 oz / 1.67 kg Packed Dimension: 8 x 20in. / 20 x 51 cm Floor Size: 2.9 square meter / 31.5 square feet Floor Length: 90in. / 229 cm Floor Width: 57 - 44in. / 145 - 112 cm Head Height: 42in. / 107 cm Foot Height: 22in. / 56 cm Vestibule Area: 1.0 square meter / 11 square feet Footprint Weight: 8 oz / 227 g

- Moosejaw

The wind is blowing you off your feet but you feel right at home in the Big Agnes String Ridge 2. It's lightweight but solid in defense against winter storms with loads of features that help fight the onset of cabin fever. Another round of Rummy 500?