Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL3

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One of the most critical questions to ask yourself as you packed for a backpacking trip used to be "Should I carry the food or the tent?" It was the backpacker's version of Sophie's Choice—if you got separated, would you rather die of starvation or exposure? Thankfully, those choices are rapidly becoming irrelevant, thanks to superlight tents like the Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL 3-Person 3-Season, which weighs in, fully kitted out, at only 4.5 pounds, so you can act like the tough guy and take the tent AND all the food, leaving your partners in the lurch while you camp in luxury.

If you're really looking to cut weight, you can use the Jack Rabbit in Fast Fly mode with the available footprint, trimming the weight down a full pound. It's easy to set up no matter how you choose to operate, with a two-pole hub design that gives you plenty of head room, and DAC Pressfit poles that are designed to eliminate pole failure in high winds. The fly has a vestibule for each door so you can stash your boots outside, and the walls are primarily polyester mesh, letting the Jack Rabbit air out so you're not sleeping in a fog of stinky, sock-smelling air (you can look at the stars, too, which is pretty nice). 

All the Jack Rabbit's seams are taped, and the vestibule zippers are covered with storm flaps to ward off insidious water droplets. Reflective guylines and webbing reduce the risk of tripping and bringing down the whole tent like a rampaging Godzilla in Tokyo, and a Quick Sash tie makes it easy to leave the door open in bug-free environments. Big Agnes even hooked the Jack Rabbit up with four mesh pockets and two media-friendly stash pockets above the sleeping area, so you can turn up your jams and grab some alone time after spending many hours in the company of your insufferable partners.


  • DAC lightweight aluminum poles with press fit connectors - featuring eco-friendly anodizing
  • Footprint sold separately, fits Wall gear loft (also sold separately)
  • DAC Featherlite NSL pole system has press-fit connectors and lightweight hubs that eliminate the main causes of tent pole failure while Reverse Combi architecture allows for wider head room without adding extra poles
  • Fast Fly Weight - 3 lbs 8 oz - Save Weight! - leave the body home and set up with the poles, fly and optional fitted footprint


  • Condura fabrics used in our Mountaineering line
  • Fabrics and mesh used on the inner tents are made from breathable lightweight nylon or polyester
  • Durable ripstop nylon fly and floor feature a waterproof polyurethane coating; tent body is made from lightweight nylon and polyester mesh
  • Fly and Floor are lightweight silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating
  • Fly and floor feature nylon ripstop fabric while the body consists of polyester mesh fabric that offers ventilation


  • Plastic clips (no sleeves) attach the tent body to the pole frame for quick and easy set-up


  • Fly vents improve ventilation to reduce condensation
  • Both vestibules' door zippers feature protective stormflaps; a vent in the fly enhances air circulation

Weather and Wind:

  • Full coverage fly envelops the tent in a protective waterproof cocoon
  • All main fly and floor seams are factory sealed
  • All seams taped with waterproof, solvent free polyurethane tape (no PVC or VOC)


  • Reflective guyline, webbing on tent corners, and oversized stake-out loops for easy set-up


  • Four internal mesh pockets organize your gear
  • Dual media pockets and four mesh storage pockets
  • Media Pockets - facilitate phone use as well as other devices
  • Media pockets located above sleeping area enable easy earbud cord routing from phones or other devices
  • Interior mesh pockets organize gear; gear loft loops let you add a gear loft (sold separately) for more storage room
  • 2 doors & 2 vestibules for gear storage - with Quick Stash Door Pockets
  • Two internal media pockets


  • DAC tent poles are made from a proprietary aluminum alloy that allows for thin-walled tent poles with a high strength-to-weight ratio
  • Import.
  • All DAC poles made from TH72M aluminum: the latest technology in lightweight tent poles featuring improved durability


  • Free standing structures reduce the number of stakes
  • Fast Fly setup available
  • Ultralight trail weight of 4 lbs. 8 oz. goes easy on your pack load
  • Superlight DAC Pressfit 2-pole hub design with plastic clips
  • Features a trail weight of 4lb 12oz
  • The Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL3 tent comes with stuff sacks and 8 aluminum hook stakes
  • Three season, free standing, superight backpacking tent
  • Fast Fly weight refers to the poles, tent fly and Fast Fly footprint (Sold Separately).
  • Fire Retardant
  • Save weight and create a minimalist shelter by using just the rainfly, footprint (sold separately), poles and stakes
  • Double doors provide an easy in-and-out without disturbing others, while two vestibules supply extra storage space for your pack or hiking boots
  • Quick Sash on tent body door makes stowing unzipped door simple and easy
  • DAC shockcorded Aluminum poles are stable, sturdy and reliable - varying diameter poles - save
  • Mesh body and dual doors with vestibules with storm flaps
  • Sleeps 3
  • Hubbed pole design and pole clips ensure a quick and easy setup; crossover pole puts ample space around your head and shoulders where you need it most
  • Entertainment Center loft can be used in Jack Rabbit tents
  • Reflective guylines and stake-outwebbing increase nighttime visibility
  • Includes eight lightweight aluminum hook stakes and gear loft loops
FEATURES of the Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL 3 Tent.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL 3 Tent.

Keep your journey light and comfortable with the Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL 3-Person 3-Season Tent. This tent gives you headroom for sitting when the weather turns wet, and it weighs in at 4lb 12oz so that, between you and your buddies, you can easily haul the Rabbit and your other essentials.

The Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL 3 is a super light backpacking tent for 3 people. It features a DAC shockcorded frame with durable hubs to speed and ease set up and take down. It has 2 doors for easy entry or exit and 2 vestibules to stow wet or excess gear. The freestanding design is roomy and stable. The all mesh roof improves ventilation and is great to watch the stars on clear nights. The full coverage fly protects the tent from the weather. Both the fly and floor are constructed from a super light Sil/Nylon that is not only light but is made from a RipStop material so you know it is tough too. It even features reflective guylines and reflective corner webbing for easy visibility in low lighting conditions.


A superlight, 3-season, freestanding backpacking shelter, the Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL3 tent offers easy living for 3 people with 2 doors and 2 vestibules.


Double doors and vestibules, plenty of internal storage and lots of headspace; the Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL series offers all the bells and whistles you would expect from full featured, heavier tents but with significantly lighter weights.

Paragon Sports
The Jack Rabbit SL3 is a free standing superlight backpackers tent. This tent features double doors and vestibules, and hub/pole system that makes set up quick and easy.


Three people, two people and a dog, one person and a lot of room. The Jack Rabbit SL3 is an excellent backpacking tent.

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Three season, free standing, superlight backpacking tent.
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Best Use:Backpacking
Body Material:Lightweight Nylon and Polyester Mesh
Canopy fabric:Nylon/polyester mesh
Capacity:3 Person
Design type:Freestanding tent
Doors:2 Doors
Fast Fly Weight:3 lbs 13 oz / 1.73 kg
Floor Length:88" / 224 cm
Floor Material:Lightweight Silicone Treated Nylon Ripstop with a 1200mm Waterproof Polyurethane Coating
Floor Size:4.0 square meter / 43 square feet
Floor Space:43 sq ft / 4 sq m
Floor Width:70" / 178 cm
Floor area:43 square feet
Floor dimensions:88 x 70 inches
Floor dimensions - metric:224 x 178 centimeters
Floor fabric:Coated ripstop nylon
Fly / footprint pitch weight:3 lbs. 13 oz.
Footprint Weight:10 oz / 283 g
Gear loft loops included:Fits Big Agnes WALL gear loft - sold separately
Head Height:47 in / 119 cm
Max Inside Length:88 in / 224 cm
Max Inside Width:70 in / 178 cm
Minimum Weight:4 lb 8 oz / 2 kg
Minimum trail weight:4 lbs. 8 oz.
Minimum trail weight - metric:2.04 kilograms
Number of doors:2 doors
Number of poles:1 double hubbed poleset + 1 crossover
Packaged weight:5 lbs. 2 oz.
Packed Dimension:7 x 21" / 18 x 53 cm
Packed Size:7 x 21 in / 18 x 53 cm
Packed Weight:5 lbs 2 oz / 2.32 kg
Peak height:47 inches
Peak height - metric:117 centimeters
Pole diameter:9.6 millimeters
Pole material:Aluminum DAC
Poles:Plastic clips attach tent body to pole frame
Rainfly Material:Lightweight Silicone Treated Nylon Ripstop with a 1200mm Waterproof Polyurethane Coating
Rainfly fabric:Coated ripstop nylon
Seam Taped:Yes
Seasons:3 Season
Sleep Capacity:3 Person
Sleeping capacity:3-person
Stakes and Storage:8 lightweight aluminum hook stakes
Trail Weight:4 lbs 8 oz / 2.04 kg
Upc, Ean, Isbn:873840011907
Vestibule Area:0.8/0.8 square meter / 9/9 square feet
Vestibule Space:18 sq ft / 1.6 sq m
Weight:5 lb 2 oz / 2.3 kg
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Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL3 Reviews:


The JR3 is certainly well built, and for the money a very good choice vs the CS3 (especially because the CS3 never seems to go on sale). I do wish the end wall was 2/3 solid: on a mid 30s night the wind shifted on us and I decided to get up and pull the stake on the fly to cut the wind a bit better (there is no shortage of ventilation with this tent). None the less, the tent is roomy, easy to set up, and lighter than most 2 person tents my friends carry. We use the footprint, and I have tested setting it up fly first if we ever get caught in the rain (seems to be reasonably easy), but haven't needed to do that on the trail.

diep549260 at on 06/29/2013

Fantastic Tent

Purchased the tent for an extended bicycling trip, Maine to the Florida Keys.
The tent performed flawlessly, light weight, easy to set up and break down, roomy.
the only negative was that in hot weather with the fly on it was a bit stuffy, however, I believe that any tent would be under the same conditions
Mainer at Campmor on 10/10/2013