User Review: Big Agnes Sunnyside 2
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $99
This tent has withstood the test of time!
- Fairly lightweight
- Water drips into tent body when fly door is opened
I bought this tent from REI outlet back in 2007 as an upgrade to some gear, along with the footprint. This tent as been used on overnighters, long weekend trips, and weeklong plus trips. It's been though 100 degree temps, rain, snow, wind and hail. You name it the sunnyside has seen it. It has never needed to be seam sealed or sprayed with Nikwax Direct. I hope it lasts another 6 years!
Then tent is plenty roomy for two 6' 3" people with plenty of headroom. It has a couple of pockets and a gear loft for small items you don't want to misplace in the dark. The fly is full coverage and fits snug to the tent, but does need to be guyed out in even mild wind, at least the bottom ends, they flap a little.
Both vestibles have plenty of space for packs and boots, and can be used to cook in if the weather is bad. The overhead vents can be popped up as well to vent the tent and unless a strong wind exists can stay open in the rain.
The only thing that is a little annoying is when it rains and you open the vestibule fly zipper, water can drip into the door edge of the tent body. This was a common problem with tents in the era though. I believe when BA discontinued this tent, the new model had a brow pole to keep this from happening.
This tent will stay in the gear bin until it literally falls apart!