Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL-1 Solo Tent

Both Mike and Keturah are currently using this pricey Big Agnes tent. (Another photo.) Mike doesn't use it that often, maybe two times a year.

The best thing about it is its extremely low weight and nice build: 2 pounds, 13 ounces. Of course, the interior is a little snug, as would be expected.

Mike has never had the opportunity to use the tent in the rain, but he has experienced heavy drizzle at Point Reyes (above photo.) So he needed to zip the tent fly shut that night, resulting in moisture not only outside the tent, but also within (from condensation.) Hm. Could the ventilation be better? Don't know.

Another problem is the zipper. There is only one zipper, at the front door/screen. The problem is that the door is pulled so tight by the tent pole hooks that it has become increasingly more difficult to zipper the door shut. Both Keturah and Mike have experienced this issue.

Photo: Big Agnes Tent—Point Reyes, 2010

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