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Big Agnes Lynx Pass 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo: Big Agnes Lynx Pass 1 three-season tent

High quality, durable, spacious, and easy setup.


  • build quality
  • easy setup
  • spacious
  • fast pitch
  • free standing


  • weight

I am new to camping and backpacking, and to be honest, this is my first real tent other than an ancient family tent from 15 years ago. I've used this tent 3 times, all in summer, no rain or wind to speak of.

The biggest limitation of this tent is the weight. There are many other 1-person tents on the market that are free standing that weigh 1 - 2 lbs less than this tent. But there are the following considerations before you go buy one of those:

  1. Durability: The other tents are made of lightweight poles and fabrics that do need extra care. The materials used in this tent are amazingly durable - from the buckles on the fly to the clips on the tent to the poles and zippers - it is all really solid stuff.
  2. Fastpitch option: One of the things you can do with this tent is get the footprint and use that with the rain fly to create a free standing tarp situation. This saves you about 2 lbs off of the roughly 4lbs of the tent.
  3. Space: I've read some complaints about the other ultralight tents that there is not enough length or that the tent touches you as you sleep.  I'm almost 6 ft and I have plenty of room in this tent. I have never had the inner tent on my body. If you are a larger guy, this tent might work for you.
  4. Cost: This tent runs just under 200 bucks, I got it for 135 and most of the lighter tents will be much higher.

Overall, I think this tent is a great option for the budget-minded bigger person, willing to to sacrifice weight for durability and comfort.

The only other complaint I have heard about this tend is that the vestibule can flap in the wind. I have not had a windy day nor have I every completely guyed out this tent so I can't say if this is true or not.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $134.99

Well made good quality 1P tent with tons of room!


  • Roomy
  • Comfortable
  • Easy setup
  • Good packability
  • Durable and waterproof
  • Decent ventilation
  • Side entrance
  • Great price


  • Not the lightest 1P tent on the market

I love this tent! The size is perfect, plenty of room for me, my dog, and all my gear in the tent.  Lots of room in the vestibule for my pack, boots, and anything else I want out of the elements like my chair, sandals, hiking poles, etc. 

At 5'7" 145lbs I'm not a huge person but the floor dimensions are 90" x 42" so there's plenty of room for big guys and gals and lots of head room with a 37" peak height. The tent tapers towards your feet but still tons of room and there's a stash pocket for your glasses and headlight and it has a couple loops at the top that are great for hanging a tiny tent lantern. 

Another big plus is the side entrance which for me is a must, I've just never liked the end entrance tents they feel very awkward and I feel you lose a lot of your vestibule space.  

This tent is made with very durable materials, they aren't super thin like some of the ultra light tents hence it's more of a mid-weight (3lbs 12oz) 1 person tent but you don't have to carry the extra weight of a footprint and you don't feel like a strong wind might blow a hole through it. I dumped the factory stuff sacks to save some weight and just stuff it in my pack. If it gets a little wet I throw it in a lightweight garbage bag for packing out.

Ventilation is great. You can prop open the fly and unzip it a bit on the nights you have to use it. I usually find a little condensation on the inside of the fly in the morning but not on the inside of the tent. This is easily aired out in the morning or on my pack as I hike to my next location.

Setup is super easy, it took me 5 minutes the first time out without ever looking at the directions.  This isn't true of all tents so I consider it a pro.

All in all if you don't require an ultra lightweight tent or if quality and size are more important than weight I highly recommend this tent!  If you want to save 1lb take a look at the Big Agnes Copper Spur 1P. It's pretty much the same exact tent made out of ultra light weight materials but it's about twice the price.  I own them both, I use this one for short backpacks and the Copper Spur 1P for thru hiking. Big Agnes did a great job with both of these tents!

I buy all my equipment at REI for their great Customer Service and awesome return policy!  Membership has its benefits!

Happy Trailz!

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $179.99

Good tent for a good price.


  • nice water-resistant tent
  • space tent


  • non selling in Ukraine

This is a great tent! I have been using  Big Agnes Lynx Pass 1 for two years with no complaints. It is quick and easy to erect (a bonus when you are cold and wet in Carpathian Mountains). I have used this tent in heavy rain and have not experienced any leakage what so ever.) The vestibule provides a large area for gear, even though I can fit my 100L pack inside with me (193,5 cm.) and use a pillow. Nice size for moving.

So I am real satisfied with my purchase! Great tent. Worth the money. Thank you Big Agnes )

Действительно хорошая палатка. Использую почти два года, пока что без претензий. Легко и быстро устанавливается  (что немаловажно в холодных и влажных условиях Карпатских гор). Палатка использовалась под проливным дождем - после чего остался доволен. Достаточно места в тамбуре, также можно поместить рюкзак в спальне с собой (мой рост 193.5 см.) использую подушку - места хватает). Палатка компактная для переноски.

Доволен своим выбором! Хорошая палатка - стоит своих денег. Спасибо Big Agnes )

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 159$

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