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Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 Tent


    Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 Tent

    The Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 deluxe car camping/base camp tent will withstand a winter snowfall and features a main area that sleeps 6 and a smaller area that sleeps 2. See details

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    The Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 deluxe car camping/base camp tent will withstand a winter snowfall and features a main area that sleeps 6 and a smaller area that sleeps 2.

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    The Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 deluxe car camping/base camp tent will withstand a winter snowfall and features a main area that sleeps 6 and a smaller area that sleeps 2.

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    The Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 deluxe car camping/base camp tent will withstand a winter snowfall and features a main area that sleeps 6 and a smaller area that sleeps 2.

    • 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 convenient, quick 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 1200mm 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 prevent condensation inside the tent
    • Includes 12 mesh floor pockets organize gear; gear loft loops let you add your own loft
    • 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 8 Tent Specs
    Best use
    Family & car camping
    3 - 4-season
    8+ people
    22 lbs. 6 oz.
    10.15 kilograms
    27 lbs. 12 oz.
    8 x 27 inches
    14 ft. 7 in. x 9 ft. 7 in. inches
    444 x 292 centimeters
    112 square feet
    35 square feet
    (main area) 6 ft. + (back area) 4 ft. 6 in.
    (main area) 183 + (back area) 137 centimeters
    2 doors
    Aluminum Pressfit combi
    11 to 13 millimeters
    Ripstop polyester/nylon mesh
    Coated polyester
    Coated ripstop polyester
    Freestanding tent
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    Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 Tent

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    Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 Tent is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Impressions - Great product I had an entry level family tent which served us well for about 10 years but as the family got older and I was rained out of the old tent twice it was time to move up to better gear. I'm rating this 5 based on first impressions after 3 days of use it has been though heavy winds but no heavy rain. This tent is fairly technical to set-up. It may not be the best first tent for you. The tent has a lot of great features that you won't find in entry level family tents - full length rain fly and vestibule, good ventilation, gear pockets and great stability against the wind for a tall tent. I've seen some complaints about the lack of visibility with the rainfly on but the fly has intelligently located tie-backs so that you can leave the fly on and open up the tent on a sunny day. So far this is a great tent. I can't wait to see how it handles in heavy rain and will try to provide an update.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Tent This tent is awesome. I had a hard time deciding between this tent or the Kingdom 8. I feel this tent will hold up better in any storm that it faces. The Kingdom 8 has more head room and can have an attached garage to make it bigger, but the whole thing looks like a big caterpillar. I was afraid it wouldn't hold up in a bad storm with lots of wind. The Flying diamond 8 looks and feels stable when properly anchored down. It does have room to stand in to change which I like. It does have some mesh but not the whole thing which I like because I like having less opportunity to tear or get ripped. I have only taken the tent for a test run in the back yard, but we had pretty good storms and pretty high wind gust. It all so has plenty of mesh pockets on the in side. You can roll of the fly half way up to let more of a breeze in if you like on a nice day. Over all I think I made a great choice going with the flying diamond 8. I would rather have a piece of mind knowing that I took a more weather proof tent over comfort. By the way it does have lots of space that me and my family can enjoy.
    Date published: 2014-03-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would recommend to everyone. If you want a lot of space on a car camping trip this is the tent for you. We flew to Yellowstone with this tent and spent a week there and it preformed phenomenally. It gave us tons of space, it never leaked, it handled a hail storm like it was a drizzle, and it was easy to set up and pull down, though I would recommend as with any tent setting it up at home once before going into the field. We had room for a queen size blow up mattress, chairs and all of our stuff, minus food and cooking gear of course, you don't want bears popping in. With all of that we still had a huge open space to change. Very sturdy very comfortable, after weeks of research i am confident i made the right choice. As a note, the poles come pre-bent in two place each on the large poles to help vault the ceiling. So ignore the post about bent poles. My only complaint would be that I wish the vestibule entrance was as tall as the main entrance.
    Date published: 2014-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Entirely pleased with this massive tent We previously owned another family tent that was of inferior quality, and represented our first foray into tents many years ago. After getting thoroughly drenched on the Olympic Penninsula seven years ago in the middle of the night, I decided I needed to protect my family better. We bought the BA 8 four years ago and have done two or three trips per year since. We have been in a heavy rain storm on the north end of Priest Lake, Idaho, and took it to Glacier and Banff last year on an eight-day trip in which it rained very heavy one day/night. No water. I have to tell you, it is very relaxing mentally to not have to worry about whether my wife and kids will be safe from the weather. We are a family of five, and we all fit quite comfortably in this tent, with our duffle bags, with room to spread out. When the weather is sub-optimal, the tent is great to just hang out in. I really appreciate being able to stand to change with plenty of room above me, and I am 5'10". It was pretty expensive, but well worth it to me for the mental well-being. I would absolutely recommend it to anybody without reservation.
    Date published: 2014-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Passed the test I finally had the tent out in heavy rain and it was top notch and stayed perfectly dry. The rain fly did collect some condensation and I've found that the entry zipper hangs up due to the entry being pulled a bit snug by the design. All in all, though, a great tent!
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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