The Big Agnes Rocky Peak 4 mtnGLO tent offers the roominess and durability for 3-season camping at a fraction of the weight of most tents in its category. Also separating this tent from the pack is its built-in lighting system!
Equipped with burly and durable features, a very easy to set up design and room enough for four campers, the Big Agnes Rocky Peak 4 mtnGLO tent has even got its own set of an internal lighting system. We will take a look at all the features.
The very first thing that caught my attention about this tent was the design of the poles. So you have got very burly, extra wide DAC aluminum poles. They are very, very durable. They are going to stand up to a lot of abuse. And the pole structure here is really, really simple. You have got a single hub design. So while you see a couple of different poles in play here, they are hubbed with a really, really durable plastic hub here in the middle and there is no guess work on how to set this up. So this is all connected. You have got a nice brow pole that goes across the top and this is going to just open the interior of the tent up to get a lot of livable space.
If you go inside the tent, there is definitely enough space to sit up, to spend time inside the tent. So this is built as a camping tent, definitely not a backpackable option, but really roomy inside and comfortable. You have got two doors and two vestibules here. So easy in and out. You can use one side as a back door, one side as the front access door. You have got a fully seam taped and waterproof bathtub style floor. There is this taffeta material above that, that gives some privacy and then a lot of breathability with this mesh on top.
The doors open really wide so you have got two big D shaped doors. They are easy to use and easy to get gear in and out of.
We have got the door open and rolled back here out of the way to show the interior of the tent. So, again, really big D shaped door, easy in, easy out. And the interior space here is really comfortable. The floor space is 96 inches by 86 inches, so definitely room enough for four campers and the interior height is 50 inches. With the pole structure here, they really bring the side walls of the tent out to be a little bit more vertical. So you not only have a lot of space in the middle of the tent, but as you go out to the sides, for the people who are sleeping on the outer edge of the tent, they still have sprawling room above their head.
The interior pockets you have got four big pockets, one on each corner. So there is definitely enough room to get gear up off the ground. And there is loops on the inside of the tent. You can purchase a gear loft separately. The other thing I will mention while we are talking about the tent body is you have got a series of clips here instead of sleeves, so you don’t have to fumble with sleeves. You have that single hubbed design with the pole. So that just makes it a lot easier to set up and a lot more intuitive to set up.
As with all Big Agnes mtnGLO tents, this tent has its own integrated lighting system. It is a really great innovation. It doesn't add a lot of weight to the tent, but it adds a lot of atmosphere. So with this particular tent you have got a line of LED lighting right across the top here. I will turn that on so you can see it. It is sunny. It is the day time right now so the lights aren’t as bright as they would be at night, but we have got the rain fly on just to show them a little bit better. But, as you can see, they are integrated inside the stitching of this tent. They are very durable, flexible and light weight. So Big Agnes assumes that you are going to be tearing down the tent, rolling it up, setting it back up. So it is a very flexible piece of cord there and the lights are very, very durable. I don’t see any durability issues there, but if you were to need to replace them, you can easily take them out of that sleeve and replace them with another set.
There is a small pocket right on the inside of the door, so that is where this little battery pack is housed. You have got a couple of settings. You have on. You have dim and then you have off. So, you know, you have got just two settings there. It adds enough light so you can play cards inside the tent, so you can find something in your backpack. Like I said, it is not a super bright light, but it definitely adds a lot of atmosphere and it is powered by three triple A batteries. So it is a very small, convenient little housing there. It is connected with a USB cord so it is really easy to take off of there. And if I expose the battery housing, you can just see how small, lightweight that is. You can take that out while you are storing it at home or while you are traveling with it you can take this out. But there is a switch on the side that is on off, so if you switch that to off, the lights aren’t going to turn on when you don’t want them to. So if you have got it packed away, you don’t have to worry about draining the batteries.
We have got the rain fly on the tent and Big Agnes makes it really easy to orient the rain fly the right way the first time every time. And they have got red webbing on the front of the rain fly and red webbing on the front of the tent body. So you just lineup red with red on the front. On the back it is orange, so it makes it really easy. You just find the red tabs on the rain fly and connect them first. So just really simple set up here.
This isn’t a full coverage rain fly. And what I mean by that is the front of the tent here has a vestibule, full coverage fly there. It goes down on all the corners of the tent, but on the back of the tent you just have a small awning that covers over the door, the back door. The material on the actual tent body is waterproof, though, so if you do get some rain hitting that side of the tent, it is going to stay waterproof. That just adds a little bit more breathability to the tent and it lightens it up a little bit.
As you can see, I have got it staked out here on this side. An interesting design to the rain fly, you can actually attach it with a small attachment point to the tent body. So that brings the walls of the tent out a little bit wider. So as you have got people sleeping on the edges, the side walls next to them are going to come out a little bit more. So I has just got that one tied off to a tree. I didn’t have enough room to stake it out, but then at the bottom there I do have it staked into the ground. So this adds a lot of breathability. You have got airflow coming up underneath of that rain fly. You have got a vent right here on this side. And then you can also vent with the double sided zipper. So I have got the zip-per all the way down on the rain fly. If I wanted to, I could open that up and have a little bit more ventilation.
You have got a really nice vestibule in the front here. And the zipper comes down to the side. You can roll this back half way, toggle it off right here. You can also roll it back all the way. So on a nice sunny day like today, I roll that back all the way and have a lot of cross breeze and a lot of ventilation with the tent.
The Rocky Peak 4 mtnGLO tent by Big Agnes. You have got sprawling room inside for four happy campers. You have got protection from the elements and you have got the built in LED lighting system. Perfect for your next camping adventure.