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Big Agnes Tensleep Station 4 Tent


    Big Agnes Tensleep Station 4 Tent

    The Big Agnes Tensleep Station 4 is a 3-season deluxe car camping/base camp tent that sleeps 4. With an extra-large versatile front vestibule and a smaller back one, it's a perfect place to call home. See details

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    The Big Agnes Tensleep Station 4 is a 3-season deluxe car camping/base camp tent that sleeps 4. With an extra-large versatile front vestibule and a smaller back one, it's a perfect place to call home.

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    The Big Agnes Tensleep Station 4 is a 3-season deluxe car camping/base camp tent that sleeps 4. With an extra-large versatile front vestibule and a smaller back one, it's a perfect place to call home.

    • 2 large doors and 2 vestibules: extra-large front vestibule has 2 windows with 2 closure options; mesh only for ventilation or zip up the polyester layer for complete closure
    • Front vestibule door can also be staked out as a shade with your trekking poles, sold separately
    • Fly walls can be rolled up to expose mesh walls for increased ventilation and visibility
    • Color-coded webbing and buckles create an intuitive setup; sleeves and plastic clips attach tent body to the pole frame quickly and easily
    • Fly is made from durable ripstop polyester and floor of rugged polyester taffeta; both are treated with a durable waterproof polyurethane coating
    • Fly vent minimizes condensation
    • Tent body is ripstop polyester and polyester mesh; mesh door, walls and ceiling offer excellent cross-ventilation
    • Lightweight aluminum pole system with press fit connectors; securely fixed, pressed-in ferrules ensure the poles will remain strong and reliable
    • All seams are taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (no PVC or VOCs); waterproof door keeps tent dry
    • Stay organized with 8 interior mesh pockets, 4 vestibule pockets and gear loft loops (gear loft not included)
    • Big Agnes Tensleep 4 tent comes with a briefcase-style carry bag with shoulder straps and organizational pockets; includes 17 lightweight aluminum hook stakes
    • Footprint (sold separately) extends the life of your tent by protecting it from abrasive wear and tear


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    Big Agnes Tensleep Station 4 Tent Specs
    Best use
    Family & car camping
    13 lbs. 2 oz.
    5.95 kilograms
    14 lbs. 7 oz.
    27 x 15 x 5 inches
    8 ft. 4 in. x 8 ft.
    254 x 244 centimeters
    65 square feet
    31 + 8 square feet
    5 ft. 8 in.
    173 centimeters
    2 doors
    11 millimeters
    Ripstop polyester / polyester mesh
    Coated ripstop polyester
    Coated ripstop polyester
    Freestanding tent
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    Big Agnes Tensleep Station 4 Tentis rated3.8333out of5by6.
    Rated3out of5byfromSolid, but frustratingly flawed, tentLike most BA tents, the Tensleep Station is sturdy and well built. I use it as a two person car camping tent and the layout works for me. It's easy to set up, sturdy even without the useful guide ropes that are pre-attached to the fly. The built in vestibule is just the right size for me and quite useful. I really want to like the tent, but it's hard to get over the flawed door designs. The front door is not solid, it's a screen. The back door is not a screen, its solid. So... 1. If it's warm, unless you don't mind bugs, you can't open up the back to vent the tent. 2. If it's cold, the heat goes out the front door. This is not a warm tent. 3. And while I haven't experienced this yet, I fear that if it's very windy, rain or dirt will get under the front vestibule, which has a significant gap at the base, and flow through the front door/screen. It's really hard to understand why they did this. Weight is not an issue, its not a backpacking tent. Simply having two convertible doors, solid and screen, would make this a fantastic tent. As it is, for moderate conditions, it's great, but if its very hot at night, or cold or windy, I think you can do better...until the inevitable quick redesign that fixes the doors. Overall, i would recommend this tent to a friend, but barely, and probably only if you got it on sale.
    Date published: 2013-09-16
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat tentI love this tent but was really amazed and disappointed that the back door did not have a screen for more ventilation. Otherwise the size is great and the fly is quite versatile.
    Date published: 2013-09-04
    Rated3out of5byfromPromising...but...Luckiboldie wrote the exact things I was going to say about this tent. I wish I had read it before we purchased it. We've taken it on two trips. One for five nights with lots of rain, and as the other reviewer suspected, it's not entirely rain proof in heavy rain. The rain and mud splashes up under the front vestibule, which is pretty far off the ground, and can come in the front mesh door. Also, since there is no solid door on top of the mesh layer in the front, there's not much to help hold heat in this tent. I am assuming it was just the conditions we were in, but the exposed metal poles condensed a lot of water that started dripping into the tent. My backpacking tent never did that. The back door is useless--it zips like a window but doesn't have mesh, so you can't use it like a window, and the vestibule is not large enough to really get out of the rain before you open the door to the tent. So, this is really a 1-door tent with no back window and no way too look out from inside without going out and rolling up some part of the fly. And the pockets are in a strange place. The mesh, while nice and light, is almost too fine. After just one use ours already has lots of snags in it, which is making me consider returning it. Kind of disappointing. I mean, this is not an ultralight backpacking tent, so why skimp on the doors? The rest of the construction seems very high quality. On the other trip that was warm and dry, the tent was great-- awesome to roll up the fly in different ways and have a front "patio." But, in the NW, that's probably not going to be the majority of our trips!
    Date published: 2013-07-15
    Rated5out of5byfromSweet vestibuleMy wife and I just used this tent during two days of torrential downpours in the Smokies. We set the main vestibule up as a shade using two trekking poles. That allowed us to pull our camp chairs under the vestibule to sit out the rains while watching the river roar by. Very nice. When the wind started blowing, we dropped the trekking poles and zipped down the vestibule. We still had room to sit in our chairs comfortably. The interior stayed completely dry. Plenty of room for a queen size inflatable bed. The whole package is very light and the case is well designed. I will say the rear vestibule and door are pretty much worthless - tiny vestibule. But the main vestibule is so large and flexible, the rear one is not needed. Our neighbor's tent collapsed during the biggest downpour, so we were grateful for this tent.
    Date published: 2013-06-29
    Rated3out of5byfromGood quality but has design flawsI ordered this tent online and set it up in the garage before taking it camping, and I'm glad I did. The Tensleep Station 4 was easy to set up, and appears to be really well constructed. The metal poles are smooth and solid, and everything fits well into the case provided. Sizewise, it would be a comfortable fit for 1 or 2 people and a reasonable amount of gear, which is exactly as I expected. The front vestibule is really unique and can be set up in a variety of different ways. Unfortunately, I don't think the design is ready for prime time. The back wall of the tent is not quite wide enough for a person to stretch out, so sleeping bags have to go along the sides of the tent. There are gear pockets along the sides, but they are at the front of the tent - not the back, where I'd put my head. These are both minor things that IMO should be better thought out, but are small inconveniences. The dealbreakers for me are the two doors. The front door closes only with a screen, no fabric. The back door closes only with solid fabric, no screen. If you want to ventilate the tent from both sides, you can't just open a window, you have to go outside and roll up the sides of the fly to expose the side screens. There is a velcro-closed vent in the fly, but that also has to be opened from the outside. What's worse is that due to the lack of a proper front door, there's no way this tent is watertight. The fly zips closed over the front screen door, but if it's staked out to create a vestibule as designed, there are spaces under the sides of the vestibule where wind or water could blow into the screen door of the tent. I know it's a 3-season tent, but I've camped in some crazy summer rainstorms, and I can't imagine this tent staying dry inside during one of those. Alas, I'll need to exchange this for something different.
    Date published: 2013-06-01
    Rated4out of5byfromGood tent, untestedI needed a four-person car camping tent for weekend trips with my girlfriend. I wanted a tent with comfortable room, a sturdy design in case of storms, and easy in/out access. I was torn between this tent, the Marmot Limestone 4p, the REI Basecamp 4, the Kingdom 4, and the Hobitat 4. I quickly dismissed the Kingdom and Hobitat as they didn't seem sturdy enough and were possibly too large for some campsites. The Marmot tent did not have as many cross points in the pole frame, and I thought this might result in a weaker construction. It also only had one door and no air vents. The REI and Big Agnes remained. I bought the Big Agnes on sale during the Anniversary Sale, and the Basecamp was not on sale, so that was an influence. But I also really like the extra 8 inches of headroom in the Big Agnes, and it was still 2 lbs lighter packed. Both have 2 doors, but the Big Agnes front vestibule is much larger. I wish the airvent on the Big Agnes could be opened from the inside like on the Basecamp, but this is a small issue. I have yet to use the tent camping, so weather has not been tested. This also why the 4-star rating, but it could easily be a 5-star after an outing. The construction seems sturdy with lots of room. Lots of screens to keep cool on hot summers. Not the easiest tent to set up, and a bit heavy. Neither of these are serious concerns with a car camping tent. No reviews were available when I wrote this, so I thought I should contribute.
    Date published: 2013-05-22

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