Patrick Goodmanwrote a review of Big Agnes Battle Mountain Tent: 2-Person 4-Season on June 20, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Big Agnes nailed it with the Battle Mountain 2-Person, 4-Season Tent!
Besides all the standard accoutrements that come standard with any respectable 4 season expedition tents â burly, weatherproof construction, 2 door entries, reinforced guy points on fly and tent body, vestibule windows â a few things that really stand out to me as REMARKABLE are:
â¢ Seated headspace; at 42 inches, this tent has quite a bit more room up top than other tents competing in the 2 person/4 season expedition tents. Iâm not tall, but I do need to stretch out and the added headroom offers superior gear storage, plus the gear loft is included with this tent, unlike most other brands.
â¢ Vestibule roll-up design, vrs the standard teardrop, tuck to the side design; basically, you get a big opening to use instead of a cramped, half opening.
â¢ Weight; 6lb 3ozâ¦which is pretty significant â the comparable MHW Trango 2 is 9+ pounds; granted you do get a tad more square footage from the Trango (40 sqft) than the Battle Mtn (30.5 sqft) and the Trango waterproof coating is thicker (1500mm vrs 1200mm), but when you start moving all your gear around, 3 pounds is a really big deal! And a note on the dimensions: Big Agnes is spot on with the listed specs, Iâve seen competing brands boast comparable tents with listed lengths as 92 inches, but actual length is more like 88 inches.
â¢ Ventilation; besides the standard fly vent, the Battle Mtn hosts two vestibule vents that work great when coupled with the interior mesh door opening in foul weather.
As far as space inside, itâs on par with other tents in this genre; tight for two, but the added headroom, gear pockets and vestibule square footage (10 up front, 3.5 in the back) makes it easy living.
So far, I have had no issues (mine is 3 years old, has been to China, Canada and around the US a bit) with durability, still looks new.