Updated for 2014! With a trail weight 3 pounds, 9 ounces, the three-person Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 3 is truly a lightweight favorite. The shape of the tent provides more usable interior volume than most other ultra-lightweight tents, making it ideal for ounce-counters.
The freestanding Seedhouse SL 3 is easy to set up and can be positioned in the ideal location after it's been pitched. The Seedhouse SL 3 uses a DAC Featherlite NSL pole system with Pressfit connectors and lightweight hubs that attach to the tent body with plastic clips for quick and easy set up.
With an interior peak height of 44" and a vestibule area providing 14 square feet of sheltered exterior space for gear, the Seedhouse SL 3 provides sufficient room for three and can serve as a really spacious home for two backpackers. With full nylon mesh side walls, the tent has excellent ventilation that cuts down on condensation. Coated with 1200mm waterproof polyurethane, the nylon rip-stop floor and rainfly are extremely durable. All of the Seedhouse SL 3’s seams are seal-taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (no PVC or VOCs) to further protect the tent from the elements.
Four sewn-in interior mesh storage pockets offer numerous places to stash essentials inside the tent. Integrated gear loft loops offer a connection point for the Big Agnes Wall Gear Loft (sold separately).
If you want to go even lighter, the optional Seedhouse SL 3 Footprint (sold separately) can be attached to the tent fly eliminating the tent body for light and fast summer backpacking. In this Fast Fly configuration, the Seedhouse SL 3 weighs a mere 2 pounds, 12 ounces.
Big Agnes part number: TSH3SL14