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Big Agnes Big House 4 Deluxe

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: Big Agnes Big House 4 Deluxe three-season tent

Specs

Price MSRP: $349.95
Current Retail: $349.95-$379.95
Historic Range: $224.73-$379.95
Trail Weight 10 lb 3 oz / 4.62 kg
Packed Weight 11 lb 4 oz / 5.10 kg
Packed Size 6 x 15 x 27 in / 15 x 38 x 69 cm
Floor Area 60 sq ft / 5.6 sq m
Head Height 68 in / 173 cm
Footprint Weight 15 oz / 425 g
Number of Seasons 3
Number of Doors 2

Reviews

1 review
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Great car camping tent, absolutely love the pockets inside as well as the nearly straight vertical walls. Orange, yellow, and white colors do tend to attract bees, wasps, and other bugs that like bright things. The combination of pole sleeves and pole hooks seems to give the tent a very solid frame.

Only thing I don't care for about it is the rainfly. I use it in wet Western Washington. The fly comes nearly to the ground on the two solid sides, but on the front and back door sides the fly stops at the top edge. I would have liked it to extend to the ground on the front and back too.

Pros

  • Very well built
  • No unneeded fancy accessories, no frills
  • Pretty color
  • Vast amount of pockets

Cons

  • Pretty heavy
  • Rainfly doesn't cover front or back doors
  • Has a mesh window that doesn't have a zipper blind, someone could walk up and look into the tent while you're in it.

This tent offers a great deal of space, thanks to the near vertical walls. I've never had a tent that I could dress in so easily, as I'm 6'2". Plenty of room inside the tent for my partner and I, with tons of gear too. Easy tent to spend a rainier than expected day in.

The tent packs down very nicely. It's a little too heavy for backpacking use, unless you're splitting the load up. Even then, if you're going to be going into the mountains, or the rainforest of the Olympics, it's not weatherproof enough for this conditions, you'd be better off with a real four season. Basically, it's too heavy and not weatherproof enough to be a backpacking tent.

It's crazy easy to set up for a tent of its size. I can do it by myself in under five minutes. Rainfly has a great hook on design, and doesn't need to be staked out to remain attached to the tent. That said, staking the fly out is important if you'll see rain.

Very few features, which is how I like it. Doesn't try to do anything fancy, it's just a well made tent. It does have an abundance of pockets.

It's very well built. I've used it probably 20 times so far and I've never seen any wear, nor have I heard any scary sounds (stretching or tearing sticking or mesh as I'm using it)

My tent has been all around the Olympics a handful of times, and into the deserts of Eastern Washington. It handles Olympic rain well, but like I said, I'd like a bigger rainfly.

Experience

I've had it for a few years, used all around Washington State.

Source: bought it new

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Welcome to Trailspace, Eric! Thanks for sharing a review of your Big House. If you have some pictures of your tent setup, those would be super helpful for others to see in your review too.


22 days ago

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