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Snugpak The Cave

rated 5.0 of 5 stars
photo: Snugpak The Cave four-season tent

3-4 person, four-season tent. Affordable with features rivaling all the other high-priced expedition tents brands. This should not be overlooked as a top choice.


  • Excellent craftsmanship
  • Stealthy colorway
  • Large vestibules
  • Affordably priced


  • Sometimes not available in stores
  • Still not a cheap purchase at $350-500
  • Would be tight for four people

I picked up this tent as an all-season all-around use option. I don't have many tents, so I did my research before getting this. I found it on Amazon for a deal for around $297 because it was listed as previously opened. When it arrived I could tell it was brand new with a damaged box.

The tent is listed as a four-person, four-season tent. It would be very tight for four grown men, but I suppose in a pinch it would work lying head-to-toe. Three people with gear would be ideal. It has two entrances with a large and small vestibule.

The inner tent color is black and soaks up the light from headlamps and lanterns so be warned; it is dark. The outer color is black and olive green so it blends in with your surroundings very well without giving up your position to everyone.

This tent is as good as any other four-season tents I've seen, and I've compared it to a few. It has excellent stitching with a 50d no see um polyester mesh walled interior door screen with solid ripstop nylon outer panels. It's very cool in the summer and along with the outer shell, makes it a fantastic winter option. It has four vents to help with condensation. It has a 49" interior height and storage pockets around the outer walls for gear organization.

It comes with and abundance of high quality "Y" stakes (25) and each tie-out is already strung with paracord for a quick setup in adverse conditions. Includes a repair kit as well.

It comes with color coded DAC featherlite NSL poles of which there are fiveā€”four for the main tent and an added smaller one for the vestibule and fly. A bathtub floor and taped seams seal out water.

Overall this tent is light, in my opinion, for such a spacious heavy duty shelter.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $297 marked used on Amazon, but it was new!

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Price Historic Range: $492.15-$543.15
Reviewers Paid: $297.00
Weight 4.28 kg 4.75 kg
Dimensions 395 x 215 x 125 cm
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