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      Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 Tent

      The Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 deluxe car camping/basecamp tent will withstand 4-season weather conditions and features a main area that sleeps 4 and a smaller area that sleeps 2.
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      • 1 large main door and a smaller back door allow easy access; 1 vestibule covers the main door and offers gear storage
      • Pole sleeves and plastic clips attach the tent body to the pole frame for a quick, convenient setup; color-coded webbing and buckles ease setup as well
      • By using poles of differing diameters, the aluminum Pressfit combi pole system maximizes headroom and comfort
      • Rainfly is made from durable ripstop polyester with an extra-thick waterproof polyurethane coating; all seams are taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape
      • Mesh windows in the canopy and multiple rainfly vents keep air moving to help prevent condensation inside the tent
      • 12 mesh floor pockets help organize your gear; gear loft loops let you add your own loft, sold separately
      • Reflective guyline provides nighttime visibility
      • Briefcase-style carry bag features long shoulder straps and organizational pockets
      • Package also includes hook-shaped aluminum stakes
      • Average minimum weight specification is based on tent, rainfly and poles only

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      Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 Tent

      Specification Description
      Best use Camping
      Seasons 3 - 4-season
      Sleeping capacity 6-person
      Minimum trail weight 18 lbs. 2 oz.
      Packaged weight 19 lbs. 14 oz.
      Packed size 8 x 25 inches
      Floor dimensions 12 ft. 6 in. x 8 ft. inches
      Floor area 95 square feet
      Vestibule area 26 square feet
      Peak height (Main area) 5 ft. 6 in. + (back area) 4 ft. 1 in. inches
      Number of doors 2 doors
      Number of poles 4
      Pole material Aluminum Pressfit combi
      Pole diameter 11 - 13 millimeters
      Canopy fabric Ripstop polyester/nylon mesh
      Floor fabric Coated polyester
      Rainfly fabric Coated ripstop polyester
      Design type Freestanding

      Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 Tent

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      Rated 5out of5
      by fromGreat Tent First, I have only had the opportunity to use this tent a few times so far. With that being said I can compare it to my old tent and this seems to be far superior. There is less mesh to keep you warmer when it is cold. If you need ventilation zippered windows on the doors can be opened and there are 4 places on the fly to allow more air circulation. The design appears to be able to withstand wind well. Remember this is a big tent and has a large surface to be blown against; however, the walls curve more and don't stand as high so its not like the wind is hitting a wall. There are plenty of pockets and it is easy to set up. One down side the small room has to be stacked for the tent to stand.
      Date published: 2013-04-25
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromGreat Car Camping Tent My wife and I used to camp in a big box store tent and when that tent couldn't keep the rain out, I said it was time for a tent with a full fly and a vestibule. It's easy to set up once you've done it a few times. Every time we've gone it's stormed and the tent has stayed upright and bone dry inside. With the lack of mesh, condensation has been a small issue. The fit of the fly doesn't seem perfect and there seems to be some quality control issues. A grommet fell out and there's a missing piece to roll up the center dividing screen. I ended up reversing the yellow and orange poles and the fly seems to fit better. Plus the tent at the end seems to fill out better, not perfect, but better. (Plus it makes more sense with the orange pole to be at the end with orange webbing.) Some issues, but we have been happy with it so far. It's much better than the cheaper tent we used to use.
      Date published: 2010-07-01
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromBig Agnes I bought it mostly for the weatherproof conditions because I use a foam mattresses that I was tired of airing out! The first night was a strong thunder and lightening storm and she held up well and not a drop of water was found in the morning! As a living quarters, it is roomy! It is easy to set up by myself and I like the height for clothes changing. Lights do hang well from the tabs on the ceiling. The vestibule helps keep dirt out and a place to shadow the cooler for quick reaches in! I like all of the rainfly options.
      Date published: 2012-02-04
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromLove it This tent has met all criteria for my family of four. -tall enough for my wife to stand in (I'm 6'2")but not so tall as to be a sail in the wind or loose to much heat in cold weather. -full coverage rain fly and washtub floor -can be set up solo(takes me about 10 min) -seperate room and entrance for the kiddos -room for gear inside (plenty as the wife and I use cots) -ample room under vestibule (seriously tons) This tent is not perfect, though I'm not sure there is one, however I have not owned a better tent in the last twenty odd years since growing out of the one I had as a kid. By the way it is still in service I am literaly just too tall now. We camp for a week in the boundary waters, been to Montana Colorado Utah Az and NM, not to mention WI. Love this tent and wouldn't steer you wrong. Buy it
      Date published: 2014-03-10
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromThis tent rocks! Buying into a new line of equipment is always tricky business but we got no tricks - only treats with our Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6. We used our tent for the first time in Rocky Mtn. NP at 9500' with 50-60 mph winds and intermittant rain/slush. The pole design allowed the tent to sway like a tall, limber tree but we never felt like the structure was close to failing. Not a drop made it inside, despite the fact we had several of the sidewall vents open for condensation release. The small end of the tent is not free standing and requires guy lines and stakes - especially in high winds. Could have used a tab, midpoint on the fly of the small end to secure it as it flapped about when windy. The stakes that come with the tent are a tad puny so we purchased some beefier ones. The wall design creates maximum use of interior space. Pockets and gear stashes galore. One in the very top of the main section of the tent would have been nice. We used the smaller end of the tent for our sleeping area and with the partition closed was able to retain a little more ambient heat. During the day with the vents open and the mesh allowed to breath, ventialtion was superb. Set-up is simple with color coded poles and tabs especially for a tent this size. Flying Diamond is not lightweight but very manageable for a tent its size and with all it's features. The carry case is a stachel (v. duffel) with compartments for holding tent, fly, poles and footprint. We've had a few large tents but nothing comes close to the quality and features of our Big Agnes!
      Date published: 2009-05-11
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromThe Perfect Tent For Us ! I originally "cut my camping teeth" on The North Face backpacking tents (VE-23 & VE-25), so I've come to expect my tents to be beyond dependable, and hold up to some pretty "hairy" unexpected weather conditions like driving rain, high winds, sleet, hail and snow (or any combinations of the above). Normal camping for us ranges between 4,000' to 8,400', and at this point in our life, the backpacking tents are "history" (now we want room, comfort, and bigger doors). I love the Flying Diamond 6's aluminum poles, and they do form an exceptionally strong geodesic structure, evidence by our 2nd trip out with it, just last week…..50+ mph winds (all day & night) in Death Valley N.P., and the Flying Diamond never flinched. (For the first time in my life, I'm looking forward to some really nasty weather conditions on a camping trip. I'm dying to take this thing out for a real "test drive"!) It's very roomy, evidenced by the wife & I sleeping in the main room with gear, while the back room is occupied by our 6 month old, 68 pound German Shepherd puppy inside her large kennel, and we still had room to spare. The ventilation is great with the 2 doors and the air vents built into the fly. It's also great for sleeping without the fly on….there's nothing like a celestial light show to lull you to sleep at night. There's lots of mesh pockets, and the gear loft tabs in the roof provide spots to hang LED lights for interior lighting. The only drawback I found was in the front door zipper….it takes a little extra patience to get it around the bottom corner. We love this tent. We've definitely become Big Agnes fans, and in my opinion, structurally Big Agnes rivals The North Face, but without the heavy duty, industrial strength pricing.
      Date published: 2011-04-17
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromVery good tent! I have used this tent for three years now. It has held up to some very rough conditions. There has been no flaws in design or materials. When guyed out, I cant imagine a sturdier tent of its size and price. From the Cascades to weeks on end in the desert, its performed better than I had hoped.
      Date published: 2012-05-23
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromSolid, Large, Roomy, Comfy We really love this tent! It was my fathers day gift to myself.It was between this and the Marmot...the problem with the Many larger tents is the the doors are only screens...the "hard-doors" are the vestibule closure / doors. Too hard for me to get out in the middle of the night to hit the outhouse and keep the dog from getting out, plus a few other design short-falls so I went with the BA instead. Here is what I noticed our 1st time setting it up: First it is easy to set-up. It is easier with two people but one person can do it (a standard when camping with little kids).The stakes aren't great so I suggest getting a few extra heavier ones. The footprint is expensive but fits perfectly and adds quite a bit of support and strength to the structure. The poles are easy to use, insert and attach...and they fit snug and solid. I love the little details like finger-grip points on the pole insert tabs, the way the fly attaches with snaps and tightens easily with sintch tabs. When the fly is staked-out it adds lots of support to the tent. I like that it can also be removed for an evening star-show if dry enough (Arizona normally is). It looks massive with the fly on BUT remember that the fly is 30% vestibule...don't let people call you a site-hog!The vestibule is very large, and you can set up two camp chairs under it. So, after set up in our yard it passed the water-hose test without any leaks, a little pooling when the doors flaps were tied-up, but normal. We took the fly off so it would cool off a little duringthe day. Nice breeze and airflow with it off. That afternoon we had a dust storm roll through...30+mph gusts of wind. The tent stood strong, no fly on it and only 3 stakes holding it in place! Excellent! We quickly put on the the fly, staked it down and waited out the storm...no problem. Ventilation is just okay...with the mesh doors open it is better. The back door / fly cover needs a redesign...it is too loose and could use a guy line to support it...it just flops there. I do not love: The oversized mesh pockets in the back need a center-velcro tab to hold in place. I think that these will wear very quickly. The front needs to be staked and restaked...it is hard to gauge where to place the corners of the vestibule, and hard to zip it if too taught. Overall I can not wait to really break it in.
      Date published: 2012-06-27

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