Big Agnes - Rattlesnake SL mtnGLO Backpacking Tent
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- A 3 SEASON LIGHTWEIGHT BACKPACKING TENT: The Rattlesnake Backpacking tent is a double door and double vestibule design. It is made of nylon and polyester mesh and the fly and floor are silicone treated nylon rip-stop with 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating.
- SPECS: Weight: Trail Weight 3lb, Packed Weight 3lb 7oz, Footprint Weight 6oz, Fast Fly Weight 2lb 6oz. Dimensions: Packed Size 6''x18'', Floor Area 23 sq. ft., Vestibule Area 9 sq. ft., Head Height 37'', Foot Height 26''
- EASY SET UP: The Rattlesnake features a lightweight symmetrical DAK pole system with press fit connectors. It also features plastic clips to attach the tent body to the pole frame with ease.
- THE MTNGLO COLLECTION: Big Agnes mtnGLO® Collection is a series of tents and accessories designed to light up your camp and backcountry experience. Illuminated with patent-pending mtnGLO Tent Light Technology featuring LED lights integrated into the tent body, this collection is a source of not only convenient ambient light at the click of a button, but all the comfort and security that comes along with it.
- THE MOTHER OF COMFORT: The outdoors aren’t just where we get away, it's where our stories are made. Based in the Colorado Rockies, Big Agnes creates innovative solutions that help you get outside, go further into the backcountry, all while being fun and comfortable.
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Part of the Big Agnes mtnGLO® collection, light up your camp with the Rattlesnake SL 1 mtnGLO® backpacking tent. Illuminated with patent-pending mtnGLO® Tent Light Technology featuring LED lights integrated into the tent body; experience ambient light in your shelter with the click of a button. A roomy, super light one person, three season backpacking tent with one door/one vestibule design and the comfort of built-in lighting to give you a backcountry experience like never before. 8 aluminum hook stakes. Three interior mesh pockets. Two internal media pockets. Gear loft loops included. Fits Wall gear loft - sold separately. Compatible with Big Agnes Entertainment Center loft and PowerCase/Loft - sold separately. Fast Fly setup available - pitch a shelter while leaving the tent body behind. The Fast Fly configuration requires the footprint, rainfly, poles and stakes. Footprint sold separately. CE Certified. Trail Weight: 3lb; Packed Weight: 3lb 7oz; Footprint Weight: 6oz; Fast Fly Weight: 2lb 6oz; Packed Size: 6" x 18"; Floor Area: 23 sq. ft.; Vestibule Area: 9 sq. ft.; Head Height: 37"; Foot Height: 26".
Top Customer Reviews
The lights inside are the best idea since sliced bread! They work great. Two different settings, high and low. Neither one is overly bright, just what you need.
I would recommend getting the footprint for it if you're going to be going back country camping, it'll extend the life of the tent.
Overall this is an excellent tent. I can't even think of any cons. Definitely would recommend it.
The pictures are of the tent with about 2" of snow on it.
The tent is extremely easy to setup with the poles almost snapping together of their own accord. The color coordinated buckles on the rain fly and body make attaching the rain fly effortless. I will say the tent stakes are maybe the worst aspect of the tent. They're basic and that's about all that can be said. They did hold remarkably well through high winds every night, but they are very easy to bend and warp.
I have no real qualms about the tent in this regard. Condensation was only a minor issue once on the interior of the rain fly. It was my first night and I believe had more to do with my inadequate choice of campsite rather than a flaw of the tent itself. At any rate, none of the condensation made its way into the tent proper. The tent body has a large mesh upper region that helps the interior breathe nicely. Open your rain fly sides and you'll be greeted with a really nice cross breeze through the two doors. The steep side walls make the 40 inches of headroom seem more spacious once you're inside. They are also the tent's biggest weakness as the steep sides are magnets for wind. I never feared the tent would collapse, as I had it properly staked out every night, but on more than one occasion the wind was coming from varying directions and made for a slightly shaky night. As one person using the tent, I found it had enough room for me and my gear inside the tent with room to spare. I know it's a 2 person tent, but I personally feel it's more of a 1 person tent with livable space. I'm 6'2 and 230 lbs and I think 2 people can most definitely fit inside, but you'd do well to be well acquainted with them because you'll be sleeping shoulder to shoulder if you're anywhere near my size.
I find the MTN GLO lights to be a great feature. They give two power settings (High, Low) and I feel the high setting is good enough for rummaging around in your pack or finding something within the tent. The lights aren't bright enough to wake someone, but i feel they are adequate for finding your way around in the tent without disturbing another occupant. The weight of the tent itself is around 3lbs 9 ounces once on the trail. It's not ultralight , but I think it's a good compromise between weight, durability, and the space it affords you. All in all I'm quite happy with my purchase and would recommend it to anyone wanting a bit more space while solo backpacking or a couple wanting a nice backpacking tent.
This tent accommodates my wife and me comfortably, with dual vestibules for our packs when the weather gets bad. I've started carrying it on solo trips, as well. In that case, there is plenty of room inside the tent for all my gear. There is a weight trade-off for this type of performance, but I'm more than willing to carry the extra weight. On trips with friends who use cuben-fiber, trekking pole tents, I've stayed dry, while they got wet (and cold).
The tent sets up in about five minutes, and I can break it down and stow it in about ten minutes. It doesn't have to be staked out perfectly to keep me dry--the first time I used it, I set it up in a hurry as a storm bore down, and I managed to attach the rain fly inside out (my bad, not the tent's). Nonetheless, I stayed dry throughout the thunderstorm, which lasted most of the night.
I initially thought that the built-in LED lighting was a gimmick, but it has turned out to be one of my favorite features. It's nice to have a tent light that doesn't hang down from the roof and doesn't have to be stowed, and it's very easy to switch on and off. That comes in handy at 1:00 AM, when I need to make a pit stop.
The only negative about the tent is that it comes with aluminum J-stakes that don't hold up well in rocky or difficult soil. I bent two of them on my first outing, bit it was no big deal for me. I simply replaced the stakes with a set of aluminum 'Y' stakes, which work very well.
Great tent, and I have no hesitation recommending it.