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Big on space.
- Polyurethane-coated floor and fly help rain bead off instead of soaking you and your gear inside
- Floor and fly seams are taped without using solvents (PVC or VOC)
- Three-pole system features DAC lightweight aluminum poles, press-fit connectors, and clips that are easy to assemble day or night, rain or shine
- All Big Agnes tents feature poles made with DAC's Green Anodizing process, which eliminates the chemical polishing stage, reduces the need for hazardous chemicals, and recycles water throughout the rinsing process
- Fast Fly pitching option lets you carry just the poles, fly, and footprint to save weight (footprint sold separately)
- Breathable mesh and ripstop polyester canopy fights condensation
- Storage pockets hold your headlamp and a map after you and your companions finish planning the next day's hiking schedule
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've taken this on a few trips now and have been very impressed. This makes a great car camping tent or kayak camping tent that can go along on trips where you can afford a little extra weight. It has held up perfectly to high winds and rain and offers a perfect area to store your gear while on day hikes or off exploring away from camp. Took it to the beach and it not only stood up to the high winds coming off the coast, but was also a perfect place to hide away from the sun.
Here's a physical pic of the tent to give you an idea of the scale. Kyle in background is about 6 feet tall.
If I wanted to just bring along the tent...
If I wanted to just bring along the tent portion (not setup the gear area), could i use the poles it comes with to set it up? Or would i need to buy another small pole to use?
The only possible option I can see you being able to pull off with this is to not bring along the footprint. The tent appears to be designed specifically and solely for the use of setting up in the manner displayed in the pictures, so even if you wanted to try to use other sets of smaller poles, you would be macgyvering the solution and potentially ruining the warranty on your tent should anything go awry. If you aren't wanting to deal with the tremendously massive vestibule area, I would simply consider researching other tents which have vestibles built in and are a fraction of the weight.
You might look at the Big Agnes Super Scout series. One of those has a vestibule, it's optional to set up, and the whole thing is super light.
Short answer is YES. You can set up just the tent area without having to setup the footprint. The tent comes with straps that stretch and attach to the poles on the front end of the tent (by the gear-storage / vestibule area). However... you'd still have to set up the poles that support the vestibule. You'd also have to rig up some sort of rain fly.