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The ideal three-season deluxe car-camping tent.
You and your crew drive up to the camp spot, set up the Big Agnes Tensleep Station 6-Person Tent, and pause to take in the majestic mountain scenery. Then you stake out the extra-large front vestibule's awning-style door so it acts as a sun-shade, and sit down to discuss the week's planned hikes and adventures.
- 1500mm waterproof polyurethane coating on the fly and floor resist rain
- All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (No PVC or VOC's)
- Tent body consists of polyester ripstop and polyester mesh fabric that offers ventilation
- Lightweight aluminum pole system features press-fit connectors while plastic clips and sleeves attach tent body to the pole frame
- Two large doors for easy in-and-out access
- Extra-large front vestibule has two windows with two closure options: mesh for ventilation and mesh and polyester for complete protection against the elements
- Front vestibule with awning-style door can be staked out as a shade, while back vestibule offers plenty of storage for packs and gear
- Fly walls can be rolled up to expose mesh walls for increased ventilation and visibility
- Reflective guyline, oversized stake-out loops, color-coded pole ends, webbing, and buckles make for easy set-up
- Eight internal mesh and four vestibule pockets help organize everyone's gear
- Includes seventeen lightweight aluminum hook stakes, gear loft loops, and a briefcase-style carry bag with shoulder straps and organizational pockets
- Footprint sold separately, tent fits Trapezoid gear loft (also sold separately)
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My son in the BA Tensleep Station6
Thsi was a couple weeks back; for reference, my son is 6'8 and 325 lbs.
This was the front...
...that we tested the tent out in. Steady, heavy rain with some wind. One or two small drops got in between the fly and mesh wall, but otherwise dry as a bone. Not sure how the water got it, going to perform a forensic inspection, but if that's the worst that happens in weather like last night, I'm good with the waterproff performance.
BA in the Rain
PErformed admirably in a relatively heavy wind/rain storm. Tarp? 'Cause I haven't bought a footprint yet.
Easy setup, roomy, waterproof
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I got this tent a few weeks back and haven't had a chance to take it for a spin until this weekend. I did take it out to set it up when it arrived, and it is simple, simple to set up. Just lay the body out, two collapsible poles across the body, one across the front and one across the vestibule and you are in business. Putting the fly on is probably best done with a second mate due to the height of the tent and length of the fly, but can be done solo; not a problem. It's really incredibly intuitive and snaps in/stakes down easily. So set-up is a breeze. Two stars there.
I am 6' tall and can stand up anywhere in the tent w/o touching the top. I have to crouch slightly in the vestibule, but that is to be expected. You can easily get two air mattresses in there, an air mattress and a cot, or three or four cots - it's got that much space. There are several side pockets for stuff, pockets up top; plenty of storage space for the valuables. Roomy as hell - two more stars...we're up to four for those counting.
As for performance, we were supposed to go car camping last night but the radar (photo included) kept us from hitting the woods. I don't know who was more disappointed, me or my son, so we decided to set up in the backyard and ride it out for the night. Around midnight, the rain came and hit us pretty steadily, and occasionally heavily, for the next seven hours. The wind wasn't too terribly strong, and I didn't stake off the guylines, but there were no stability issues. I did notice just a _couple_ of drops of water that somehow sneaked in between the fly and body through the mesh wall; not sure how it got in; I'm going to do a forensic inspection to see if it is the fly. But other than two little drops, the inside was bone dry. Waterproof - one star, completing the 5-star cycle.
Oh, and the tarp is because I didn't buy the footprint; I'm on the fence on that one. Since I got in on this one early at $369.00, It's an easy five star piece for me.