Big Agnes Big House 6

A solo tent that can handle nasty weather and is comfortable to boot.
Price $359.95

Specs

Free Standing
Capacity 4
Number of Poles 3
Pole Material high-strength aluminum
Floor Space (sq ft) 90

 

Layout hexagonal
Length (inches) 122
Width (inches) 115
Interior Height (inches) 75
Vestibule Type optional
Weight 12 lbs, 15 oz

For the first leg of my AT thru-hike, I wanted the perfect solo tent: one with reliable weatherproofing, easy setup, plenty of room, and reasonable weight. The three-hoop Stash delivered: It weathered nasty thunderstorms, heavy rain, and moderate winds on the southern part of the trail, and went up in five minutes flat each night (it’s not freestanding, but stakes out quickly). I had enough room (25 inches) to sit up at the head end and get organized, but the foot end tapers to 18 inches.

Gripes: The included stakes are flimsy, and the vestibule isn’t big enough for much more than boots. sierradesigns.com

>$190

> 2 lbs. 10 oz.

> 92” (long) x 27” (wide) x 25” (high)-from the Big House Series
-Lightweight 7001 aluminum poles
-color coded pole ends, grommet webbing and buckles make set up easy
-fly is durable polyester with 1500mm waterproof polyurethane coating
-floor is durable polyester with 1500 waterproof polyurethane coating
-tent body is a lightweight nylon mesh, durable polyester rip-stop and polyester with 1500 waterproof polyurethane coating
-sleeves and plastic clips attach the tent body to the pole frame for quick and easy set-up
-two large doors
-large poly-vinyl skylight
-twelve mesh floor pockets
-all seams are taped
-14 aluminum stakes included
-hanging storage loops included
-briefcase style carry bag with interior pockets and shoulder straps