The Big Agnes Blacktail 2 tent is an excellent balance of durability, performance, and affordability. Big Agnes even lends the 3-season backpacking/camping tent additional value by including a protective footprint.
Stretching a full 90" in length, the interior of the tent is 52" wide at the head and tapers to a width of 42" at the feet. With 29 square feet of interior space and a trail weight of only 4 pounds, 8 ounces, the tent can serve as a comfortable home for up to 2 backpackers. Dual vestibules offer 18 square feet (9 square feet per vestibule) of additional weather-protected external storage space. Interior mesh pockets provide places to stash gear and clothes while two internal media pockets located above the sleeping area enable headphone/ear bud cord routing from phones or other devices. Integrated gear loft loops offer a connection point for the Big Agnes Square Gear Loft (sold separately).
The tent's aluminum poles are lightweight and durable and feature press fit connectors. This press fit pole design works in conjunction with the tent body's integrated clips to make setting up the tent fast, easy, and intuitive. An additional short section of pole runs across the roof, pulling the tent body taut, increasing the verticality of the interior walls, and helping to maximize the spaciousness of the two vestibules. Lightweight, aluminum hook stakes are included to further secure the freestanding tent.
Ample mesh on the tent body and the large D-shaped doors encourage cross ventilation and provide circulation to fight condensation build-up. Coated with 1500mm waterproof polyurethane, the polyester floor and rainfly are lightweight and durable. All of the tent's seams are tape-sealed with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (no PVC or VOCs) to further protect the tent from the elements. If you want to travel lighter, leave the tent body at home and use the rainfly alone with the protective, custom-fit footprint (included) for a setup that weighs only 3 pounds, 7 ounces.
- Two doors and two vestibules
- Storm flaps on vestibule zipper
- Symmetrical pole structure simplifies set up
- Quick Stash on tent body door makes stowing unzipped door quick and easy
- Media pockets located above sleeping area enable clean ear bud cord routing from phones or other devices
- Two fly vents
- Velcro tabs connect fly to pole structure providing perfect pitch and extra stability
- Pre-cut guy lines and tensioners attached to fly
- Reflective guy lines and webbing on tent corners
Best Use Backpacking, Camping Other Footprint Included Warranty Limited Lifetime Packed Size 6" x 20" Average Min Weight 4 lb, 8 oz Average Packed Weight 5 lb, 0 oz Interior Height 42" Floor Area 29 sq ft Floor Dimension 90" x 52" (at the widest point) Vestibule Area 9 sq ft + 9 sq ft Doors 2 Pole Type Aluminum Number of Poles 3 Freestanding Yes Clips or Sleeves Clips Interior Storage 4 Interior Pockets, 2 Media Pockets, and Gear Loft Loops (gear loft sold separately) Material Walls: Polyester and Mesh
Fly and Floor: Polyester with 1500mm PU
Seam Sealed Yes
Real Customer Reviews
- Great backpacking tent
Likes: Light, easy to set up and dual exit points for each backpacker!
Dislikes: I little tight fit for larger people.
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