TRACY V.wrote a review of Big Agnes Emerald Mountain SL3 Super Light Tent: 3-Person 3-Season on March 7, 2011
Got the BA Em Mtn 3SL on SAC, exceptional deal. Finally had it out for it's 3rd time - and this time put 3 people in it for a trail night. I was really happy that we weren't overlapping / on top of each other. This is what a 3 person tent should be! As others have noted, the doors are low, but smaller zippers help keep the overall weight down. It's a compromise I'm happy to take. I use a min. of 8 stakes on basic set up (4 corners, 2 vestibules + 2 end walls) even in good weather to make sure the fly doesn't touch the tent. Tent is pulled taught with that. Add the additional 4 guy line stakes and it easily withstood moderate winds. We were warm on a 32 degree snowy desert night, and did not see the 15-20 mph gusts affecting the tent structure.