The Big Agnes Blacktail 4 tent is an excellent balance of durability, performance, and affordability. Big Agnes even lends the 3-season camping tent additional value by including a protective footprint.
Measuring 90” x 105”, the tent offers 66 square feet of interior space at a weight of 8 pounds, 2 ounces. Dual vestibules offer 24 square feet (12 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 either the Big Agnes Large Wall Gear Loft or Large Trapezoid Gear Loft (both 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. The included custom-fit footprint further protects the tent floor from mud, ground water and sharp objects like rocks, exposed roots and pine needles.
- Features 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
- Ready to pitch; with pre-cut guy lines and tensioners attached to fly
- Reflective guylines and webbing on tent corners
Best Use Backpacking, Camping Other Footprint Included Warranty Limited Lifetime Packed Size 6" x 24" Average Min Weight 8 lb, 4 oz Average Packed Weight 8 lb, 14 oz Interior Height 55" Floor Area 66 sq ft Floor Dimension 105" x 90" Vestibule Area 12 sq ft + 12 sq ft Doors 2 Pole Type Aluminkum Number of Poles 3 Freestanding Yes Clips or Sleeves Clips Interior Storage Interior mesh pockets and gear loft loops (loft sold separately) Material Walls: Polyester and Mesh
Fly and Floor: Polyester with 1500mm PU
Seam Sealed Yes
Real Customer Reviews
- Nice, simple, affordable, and quality tent
Likes: This tent is a great bang for the buck. It has pleasant coloring and good construction. The materials feel high quality and the setup is sturdy and simple. There are 4 overhead storage pockets (each pocket has two sleeves) and plenty of loops all over the ceiling for hanging a light. The tent provides decent privacy (when lying down) with the rain fly off but plenty of ventilation. Two doors is nice and it really does have enough space inside for 4 people. The tub construction of the floor is also very nice and the included footprint is appreciated.
Dislikes: Doors could be taller. I (5' 8") have to stoop a bit to enter. There could be more storage pockets on the walls of the tent. Instructions could be clearer. I didn't know if the small cross-over pole should go over or under the long poles but eventually found out they go on top.
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