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How To Set Up the Big Agnes Foidel Canyon 2 Tent

The Big Agnes Foidel Canyon 2 uses symmetrical hubbed poles for an intuitive and no-stress set up experience. Follow along as Gear Specialist Luke demonstrates just how simple it is to assemble and set up this tent.

How To Set Up the Big Agnes Foidel Canyon 2 Tent

Stake it Out (if you want)…

As is the case with most freestanding tents, staking out the base is optional. While it will provide more stability and ease when pitching, it is entirely possible to leave the stakes behind completely.

If you do choose to stake down the tent, start by laying out the optional footprint in an area free of rocks or sharp debris. Line up the floor of the tent to match the footprint widthwise and stake the two down together in the all four corners.

  • Helpful Hint: Starting with two diagonal corners will create the most even and taught pitch.

Assemble the Poles

After assembling the poles, lay them out with the center hub clip facing downward. The poles are symmetrical so you can begin with either end. They attach by inserting into the grommets on the floor of the tent.

  • Helpful Hint: Always take a second look at your poles- each segment should be fully situated inside the neighboring section. They may become slightly dislodged when getting into place. Making sure they are properly connected will increase the life of your tent poles.     

Raise the body

Central hub clip

Once the poles are erected, raise the tent body by connecting the central, black clip to the hub in the center of the ridge pole. Follow with the clear clips, starting in the center and working outward.

Lastly, place the cross pole over the top and insert the ends into the webbing at the apex of each door.

Deploy the Rainfly

To take the guesswork out of the rain fly, the attachment points are color coded to match the webbing at the corners of the base. Throw the rain fly over the tent and secure the gold clips with the gold corners and the black clips with the black corners Once secured, you can tension the fly to your liking.

  • Helpful Hint: Get the perfect pitch by staking out the vestibules with the fly closed to ensure the proper angle and tension. It can then be opened, but should weather mandate, you can close it up without needing to make adjustments.