A helpful tip for setting up any Big Agnes tent is using the Guy Line Tensioner, which helps give your tent more stability.
Incorporating performance design with a focus on maximum livability, the Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 is a spacious, feature-rich offering for base camping or car camping. Rugged materials, weatherproof coatings and sturdy pole construction ensure that the Flying Diamond 6 provides 3+ season functionality for your group outings.
The Flying Diamond 6 consists of two rooms, a large main room and a smaller rear sleeping room. A zippered partition between the two chambers can be stowed, converting the Flying Diamond 6 to a single enormous (90.5 sq ft) room. A huge front vestibule offers an additional 26.5 sq. ft. of weather-protected external storage space. Ten interior mesh pockets increase livability by stowing gear and freeing up floor space. Integrated interior loops offer connection points for up to two Big Agnes Trapezoid Gear Lofts (sold separately).
DAC Combi Lightweight aluminum poles provide rugged durability. The overlapping design grants reliable strength to the Flying Diamond 6. Color-coded webbing and buckles work in tandem with the tent body's integrated sleeves and clips to make it easy to set up the Flying Diamond 6. Aluminum X stakes are included to fully secure the tent and bolster strength in windy conditions. Reflective highlights in the guyline provide visibility when returning to the tent at night.
The Flying Diamond 6's tent body is constructed of breathable polyester rip-stop. Nylon mesh windows provide ventilation. A 1200mm waterproof PU coating on the Flying Diamond 6's polyester rip-stop rainfly helps to keep moisture from reaching the interior of the tent while integrated fly vents allow air to circulate. The mesh front and rear doors of the tents further enhance airflow and employ zippered storm flaps for weather protection and privacy. All of the Flying Diamond 6's seams are tape-sealed to further protect against the elements.
A custom-fit footprint (sold separately) can be used to further protect the floor of the Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 against moisture, rocks and exposed roots.
- DAC Combi Lightweight Aluminum poles with press fit connectors
- Color coded webbing and buckles make set up easy
- Fly is durable polyester rip-stop with 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating
- Floor is durable polyester with 1500mm waterproof polyurethane coating
- Tent body is breathable polyester rip stop with nylon mesh windows
- Sleeves and plastic clips attach the tent body to the pole frame for quick and easy set up
- Tent may be separated into one large room and one smaller room with stowable zippered partition room
- One half of the partition wall may be attached to the floor using a toggle and loop to allow one side to be unzipped and stowed for easy access and increased storage space
- Reflective guyline for nighttime visibility
- One large vestibule off main room and one access door off smaller, back room
- Both access doors have vertical zippers with storm flaps which may be staked out as a shade using trekking poles
- 10 mesh interior storage pockets
- All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane (No PVC or VOC's) tape
- 20 superlight aluminum X stakes included
- Briefcase style carry bag with long shoulder straps and organizational pockets
- Gear loft loops included: Fits 2 Big Agnes Trapezoid Gear Lofts (sold separately)
- Footprint sold separately
Recommended Use Base Camping or Family Camping Average Min Weight 18 lb 2 oz Average Packed Weight 19 lb 14 oz Warranty Lifetime Vestibule Area 26.5 sq ft Sleeping Capacity 6 Seasons 4 Seam Sealed Taped Seams Pole Type DAC Combi Lightweight Aluminum Packed Size 8" x 16" x 27" Other Stuff Sack Included Material Walls: Polyester Rip-Stop with Nylon Mesh windows
Fly: Polyester Rip-Stop w/ 1200mm Waterproof PU Coating
Floor: Polyester w/ 1500mm Waterproof PU Coating
Interior Storage 10 Interior Storage Pockets Interior Height 66" Freestanding Yes Floor Dimension 150" x 96" (at widest point) Floor Area 90.5 sq ft Doors 2 Clips or Sleeves Clips and Sleeves
Likes: Loved ease of use easy to put up. Spacious inside. Love all the storage pockets on the walls.
Dislikes: The stakes could be more heavy duty for rocky terrain
Likes: We have only taken one trip, but so far this tent is great. Setup is easy. Since there is less mesh than other tents, there is some privacy even without the fly. Nevertheless, there is plenty of ventilation, especially with the door panels zipped down. There is plenty of room for our family of four, although we did have to squeeze the tent onto the pad. The tent appears to be very sturdy and weather-proof, although we didn't really get a thorough test. The separate room is a hit with the kids.
Dislikes: Nothing to complain about yet.
Likes: Not too high for a family tent thus responding well to Colorado wind. I love the full fly which should provide great rain protection. The divided rooms are perfect for families with kids or dogs. I expect great things from this tent. The attention to detail are on par with my four season expedition tent.
Dislikes: Nothing to complain of yet.
Likes: This is a great tent. Super-roomy with good use of space-and I can nearly stand erect. Nice construction quality; easy to pitch; good ventilation; and withstands very nasty conditions without fault. I just spent four days camping on an open ridgetop just below Spruce Knob, WV, enduring both Hurricane Irene and the more typical mountain thunderstorm blasts on successive nights. Wind gusts measured over 50 mph in driving downpours, with repeated, sustained storm intervals. Single-guyed, the tent did not so much as bend, fold, or strain its seams one bit--and it stayed dry as a bone inside. Not many tents of any size on the field fared as well.
Dislikes: Just two quibbles. The loop-and-peg system employed to secure the rolled-back door flaps on the tent interior features nice long loops that are easy to fasten and unfasten. The same system on the exterior, to secure the tent fly/vestibule doors, unexplicably employs much shorter loops that require very tight rolling of the flaps, a hard pull on the material to engage the loop, and more pulling to unhook.
Second quibble: The "front" vestibule doorway zipper catches and jams very easily on the outside fly material when trying to open it from the inside.
Likes: I originally
Likes: Product was very well designed. Assembly was simple.
Dislikes: Pocket materials appears to be thin and can easily rip. Assembly instruction was very small to read. Should include 2 poles for the vestibule.