Drewwrote a review of Big Agnes Pine Island 4 Tent: 4-Person 3-Season on June 6, 2010
A great tent. Just returned from a trip with it, but it was a more standard car-camping trip with friends. No backpacking excursions this time. This is my third BA. I also own the fly creek 2 and copper spur 3. This one is well made as expected, easy to set up, and I love the large vestibule, double doors, and even the color. Setup was under 5 minutes first time and is similar to other BA tents. The mesh seems higher quality and less likely to run than the Marmot Den 4 person tent that I owned previously and returned due to several issues (see my review of it). Compared to the Marmot, this tent is lighter, seems of higher quality materials, has two doors, a large vestibule and another smaller one, and is packaged in a convenient compartmentalized stuff sack. Personally I would use it for car or canoe camping due to weight but I guess it could be split amongst four people and not be too bad. It will definitely sleep four and has decent internal storage pockets without buying the gear loft. Overall, if looking for a good 3 season 4 man tent for camping with family or friends that won't break the bank, but will stand up to harsh weather and keep you dry more reliably than your standard cheap Coleman family tent, I would check this one out.