Big Agnes Three Forks Shelter

The Big Agnes Three Forks shelter can be utilized as a freestanding sunshade and group shelter. Three Forks shelter features 2 large entry points and 2 open-sided walls
  • $199.95

Item # 846643

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  • A single wall panel is included: it may be attached to either side wall to block prevailing wind or sun, or it may be removed to create 4 open sides
  • Webbing frame connection creates additional structural stability
  • Reflective guylines and webbing at corners enhances nighttime visibility
  • Durable ripstop polyester fly; pole sleeves are simple to use
  • 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)
  • Big Agnes Three Forks shelter includes stuff sacks, 8 aluminum hook stakes and 4 sandbag stakes (sand not included)
  • Additional wall panel sold separately


Big Agnes Three Forks Shelter

Specification Description
Best use Family & car camping
Seasons 3-season
Weight 7 lbs. 3 oz.
Weight - metric 3.26 kilograms
Packaged weight 7 lbs. 11 oz.
Packed size 6 x 26 inches
Floor dimensions 10 x 10 feet
Floor dimensions - metric 305 x 305 centimeters
Floor area 72 square feet
Peak height 6 ft. 3 in.
Peak height - metric 191 centimeters
Number of doors 2 doors
Number of poles 3
Pole material Aluminum
Pole diameter 12.8 / 14.5 millimeters
Canopy fabric Ripstop polyester
Design type Freestanding

Big Agnes Three Forks Shelter

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Rated 1out of5
by fromBig Agnes three forks shelter I bought this item with high hopes of adding it to my float trip gear. But it never got farther than my back yard. I put it up and left it overnight in hopes of some weather testing. A moderate wind came through over night and the frame was too flimsy to handle it. The anchoring system worked well but the poles in the frame actually bent. So, I never used the shelter at all. It should work well for fair weather activities but it does not stand up to any more harsh weather conditions.
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 2out of5
by fromSadly, must return I wanted to like this shelter because it's lightweight. Even though set up is straightforward, it takes a lot of muscle to get the poles in place. At the beach, in moderate wind, a pole immediately bent, which was replaced by Big Agnes. Second attempt in even lighter wind, same result. It's also difficult to stuff it in the little bag with the wind blowing. Looking for a better solution for the beach.
Date published: 2013-08-02
Rated 3out of5
by fromGreat for the back yard, not so good for the beach I had super high hopes to use this as a beach canopy. I have been in a never ending search for a good beach canopy. The Big Agnes sets up quite easily and even easier if 2 people do it. This shelter is perfect if you are going to use in it very low wind or no wind situations such as your backyard or a park. I do not recommend using it as a beach canopy. After an afternoon on the beach with mild to moderate wind, I discovered that the aluminum support poles had bent. They are simply not strong enough. I used sand bags at the base of each pole and I also used the built in stake-outs to further support each corner to no avail. If you do not plan on using this shelter in windy conditions, I think you will enjoy it very much. I was sad that I had to return it.
Date published: 2014-06-03
Rated 4out of5
by fromNice large shelter for windless days Was ok to setup on a nice sunny day in the backyard. Takes about 10 or so minutes. With no to light wind it works pretty well keeping sun out. I took it out on the beach where it was pretty windy. Setup was ok but putting it away was another story. Too much fabric flying around everywhere. Aluminum poles were moderately bend given the wind pushing on the shelter. I gave up putting it away in it's case due to frustration. So a recommend on sunny days but not on windy days.
Date published: 2013-06-01
Rated 4out of5
by fromPretty Nice Shelter I plan on using this Shelter as protection for my outdoor cooking while car camping. I like the light color and the design. You really want to set it up once at home before trying it in the field, it isn't hard to set-up but the first time isn't intuitive. I wish it was a little taller, as I have to duck to enter (I am 6ft) but it will be great while sitting. It only comes with one side which you could can move. I bought another side but it seems like this was made to only be a 2 sided shelter and I might be able to put a side on one of the peaked entrance side but I don't think that was the designer intent. I bought this because it was on sale this year, and I think I would definitely buy another Big Agnes product they make good stuff. Weird name though...
Date published: 2013-06-26
Rated 4out of5
by fromVery Happy!!! We purchased another shelter last season, used it on a long trip and returned it to upgrade to the Big Agnes shelter. The last shelter was great, until it rained. We've not had to deal with much rain yet but I think the design should deal well with that. What impressed us was the wind/sun screen and the shelter's ability to stand up to 20+ mph winds coming off the lake. When we set up the new shelter for a week's camping trip there was a cool wind blowing strongly off the lake making our supper a chilling experience. We put up the screen and voila, the supper was no longer a rush to finish making the shelter a HUGE hit with my wife and family.
Date published: 2013-07-25
Rated 4out of5
by fromgreat canopy This is a nice product. I was tired to the weight & size of the common 4-post tailgating canopy. This one was much easier to carry to the beach. My only complaint is that Agnes made it unnecessarily difficult to get the middle pole in place. Over time, I expect that this will loosen up a little making it easier to assemble. The first time using it was at the beach with 15 mph winds. I thought it was going to collapse until I used the extra guy lines (probably should have done that from the start). Afterwards, it was great.
Date published: 2013-10-23
Rated 5out of5
by fromBeach Shelter Picked this up for the family beach trip. Setup was quick & easy. Takes about fifteen minutes including staking it out after the first setup. We used it for seven days and it withstood several afternoon thunderstorms with no issues. I would guess 30 - 35 mph gusts and it handled it with no problems while several of the easy up aluminum type shelters failed. The only semi negative aspect is that yellow is not the best color for a sunshade - a darker color would work much better. Overall a great well made product.
Date published: 2013-07-01

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