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Big Agnes Slater UL 3 Plus Tent: 3-Person 3-Season

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    Saved by the tent.

    Looking for a superlight tent that's great spring, summer, and fall, with enough spine for mild winter trips as well? Point your eyeballs at the Big Agnes Slater UL 3 Plus 3-Person 3-Season Tent, which, unlike most Big Agnes designs, features solid ripstop nylon walls (with small mesh vents) that offer a little more warmth, strength, and durability than mesh, without adding more than a few ounces of weight. Toss in a silicone- and PU-treated ripstop nylon fly with fully taped seams and expedition-style coverage, and you have a tent that pushes the boundaries of a traditional three-season shelter.

    To keep your gear safe from mild winter to summer, the Slater has two vestibules, one of which is virtually as large as the tent, and two nylon doors that seal out the elements all year long. Setup's as breezy as an afternoon ridgeline, thanks to a super-simple hub pole design that features Featherlite DAC aluminum poles that offer stability without any excess weight, and the guylines and webbing are reflective to save you embarrassment, and misfortune, of tripping over your tent in the middle of the night. If you're looking to shave even more weight in the summer, pick up the Slater footprint and bring just the fly and footprint for a light and quick setup option. For three-plus-season camping, it's tough to make a better bet.
    • Nylon ripstop walls with mesh vents
    • Nylon ripstop fly and floor with PU and silicone coatings
    • Single Featherlite DAC hub pole system
    • Two doors with vestibules
    • Three-person, three-plus-season tent with full fly coverage
    • Reflective guylines and webbing
    • Fully taped seams
    • Footprint and gear loft sold separately
    • Item #BAG000Y

    Tech Specs

    [fly] nylon ripstop, PU coating (1200mm), [body] nylon ripstop, [floor] nylon ripstop, PU coating (1200mm), [doors] polyester mesh
    Wall Type
    DAC Featherlite NSL aluminum
    Pole Attachment
    hub, DAC Twist clip
    Number of Doors
    Number of Vestibules
    Vestibule Space
    23 sq ft, 9 sq ft
    mesh doors
    fully taped
    Gear Loft
    yes, sold separately
    Interior Height
    39 in
    Floor Dimensions
    96 x 74 - 66 in
    Floor Space
    47 sq ft
    Packed Size
    6 x 20 in
    Fast-pitch Option
    yes, footprint not included
    Fast-pitch Weight
    3 lb 12 oz
    Trail Weight
    4 lb 13 oz
    Packed Weight
    5 lb 6 oz
    Recommended Use
    ultralight backpacking, camping
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Great Weight and Construction!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    The Big Agnes Slater UL3+ Tent looks to be a big winner. The Big Agnes Slater UL3+ Tent has a cool garage to store stuff and give it an expedition style feel. I took my Big Agnes Slater UL3+ Tent out to get it broke in prior to using it on some upcoming trips. I like it so far but am curious if the breathable walls will do the trick over more mesh for ventilation. We shall see. Stay tuned for a full review of the Big Agnes Slater UL3+ Tent.

    Great Tent...but it's HUGE

      Fits in 36L pack no problem so that should tell you how well this packs down. It is 5lbs which is same weight of other tents w/o a vestibule which is a bonus. Other backpackers may be cursing you because this tent literally takes up 2 spots...yep, its that big. Breakdown/set up is a breeze but like others I recommend a couple extra stakes. Other tents this size require hiking poles to hold up vestibule which is a deal breaker for me, I do not use poles which made this model very attractive for me. If you want a light weight HOUSE, this is the tent for you.

      Bring the backpacks, the dogs, etc.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I admit to being a bit nervous about forking out this kind of money for a tent. In hindsight, I'd do it again in a moment! I picked up two tents at the same time (an Optic 3.5 for the open star-filled nights and the Slater 3 for the weeks I expected a lot of rain). The Slater also gets the nod in colder weather as it definitely retains heat a lot better.

      All of my trepidation about the cost was for nothing. It went together super easy and the main vestibule seems like it's somewhere between 1/3rd and 1/2 of the overall tent itself; that figure doesn't even take into account the already generous standard vestibule on the front! As long as you properly stake it this thing will shed anything you throw at it from wind to water to even a moderate snowfall and it will give you place to put anything short of kayaks undercover while it does it. Cooking multiple meals on MSR Pocket Rockets under the vestibule? No problem! Just lightly vent the zipper (it comes from the far end as well as the top) to let the steam out and you're good to go. So far I have yet to have any condensation issues in hot or cold weather and some of those included foggy mornings alongside a river.

      Is it expensive? Yes. Is it perfect? Maybe not, but if you bring pups along and want a place for them to lay, have a lot of gear you want to store, or just need a ton of space then this is a fantastic way to go.

      Bring the backpacks, the dogs, etc.

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      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      My wife and I used this tent for the first time a couple of weeks ago. There's lots of space for two people to be comfortable and tons of gear storage in the front vestibule. The tent held up to some light rain and fairly strong wind. The only reason I'm not rating this tent a five is it's sort of difficult to open the side vestibule from inside the tent. If it was possible to rate something at 4.5 stars I would. I am very satisfied with this purchase. Not to mention, did an AWESOME price match for me. I saved close to $300 on the tent and footprint combo.

      What is the difference between Packaged Weight, Trail Weight and Fast Pitch Weight (Fast Fly Weight as Big Agnes calls it).

      Also what does the footprint weigh?

      Here is how Big Agnes defines the different weights for their tents:

      Packed weight:

      This is the heaviest you can expect your tent to weigh, straight out of the box or from the store. This weight refers to all packaging, hang tags, as well as the stuff sacks, fly, body, stakes, poles, and guy lines.

      Trail weight:

      This is the lightest you can expect your tent to weigh, stripped of everything but the essentials. This number reflects the weight of just the fly (no guy lines), body, and poles.

      Fast-fly weight:

      This is the weight of your fly, footprint and poleset only.

      Slater UL3+ info:

      Packed Weight - 5lb 6 oz (87 oz) or 2440grams

      Trail Weight - 4lb 13 oz (77 oz) or 2180grams

      Fast Fly Weight - 3lb 12 oz (60 oz) or 1700grams

      Footprint Weight - 7 oz or 198grams

      Anytime you have a Big Agnes question, shoot me an email and I'll make sure to work with you 1-on-1!

      Jared D.

      Expert Gearhead