Big Agnes Slater UL 2 Plus Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

Priced: $389.95 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 2 reviews.
Big Agnes Slater UL 2 Plus Tent: 2-Person 3-Season
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This new Ultra Light tent from Big Agnes gives you the freedom to move around easily in the back country. The Slater UL packs easily and the included vestibule provides shelter space for your gear.

Insulation:

  • Single door and vestibule cut down on weight

Weather and Wind:

  • All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (No PVC or VOC's)

Zippers:

  • Storm flaps on vestibule zipper

Pockets:

  • Three internal mesh pockets organize your gear

Fit:

  • 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

Fabric:

  • Tent body features nylon ripstop fabric and polyester mesh for ventilation
  • Silicone-treated nylon ripstop fly and floor fabric and 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating on the fly and floor resist rain
  • Fly and door made of silicone treated nylon rip-stop
  • 2 Door closing options - mesh and full polyester layer

Ventilation:

  • Fly Vents improve ventilation to reduce condensation

Webbing:

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

Manufactured:

  • DAC tent poles are made from a proprietary aluminum alloy that allows for thin-walled tent poles with a high strength-to-weight-ratio

Features:

  • Two-person tent weighs 2lb 9oz for a stellar ultralight backpacking tent
  • Includes 11 super-light aluminum J stakes
  • Gear loft loops for convenience (Triangle gear loft sold separately)
Backcountry.com (Spring 2014)

Reduce weight and save energy while you backpack deep into the backcountry with the Big Agnes Slater UL 2 Plus 2-Person 3-Season Tent. This tent weighs in at less than three pounds, offers superb protection from the elements, and is easy to set up when you arrive at your campsite after a long trek.

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Best Use:Backpacking
Body Material:Nylon Rip-stop
Door has two closing options:zip up mesh door for ventilation or zip up both the mesh and the polyester layer for full protection
Doors:1
Floor Material:Silicone Treated Nylon Rip-stop
Floor Space:37 sq ft / 3 sq m
Freestanding:Yes
Head Height:40 in / 102 cm
Max Inside Length:96 in / 240 cm
Max Inside Width:59 in / 150 cm
Minimum Weight:2 lb 9 oz / 1.1 kg
Packed Size:8 x 24 in / 20 x 61 cm
Poles:DAC Featherlite NSL
Rainfly Material:Lightweight silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating
Seam Taped:Yes
Seasons:3 Season
Sleep Capacity:2 Person
Upc, Ean, Isbn:873840010009
Vestibule Space:13.5 sq ft / 1.3 sq m
Weight:2 lb 15 oz / 1.3 kg
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Big Agnes Slater UL 2 Plus Tent: 2-Person 3-Season Reviews:

Reviews:

For my needs (backpacking in varied conditions usually with my wife and on a rare occasion solo) this tent is the perfect ultralight compromise. I had the good fortune of buying a sample from the company at a discounted price and have been able to test it on two occasions recently. I would be hard pressed to find a lighter tent that offers the same space without significantly sacrificing durability.
Pros:
-Ultralight, it packs relatively small (a little larger than the Fly Creek... naturally) and is lightweight. If split between two people it is even lighter!
-Durable for an ultralight, seemingly so anyways and feels much more solid than some of the new Cuben Fiber tents
-Fully enclosed tent. I really like the fact that I can zip the whole thing up and keep bugs out. Bugs love to bite me, so open air tarps, no matter how light, are out of the question for me.
-EXTRA Space! I am 6'3" and fit comfortably and can store my pack below my feet with no problem. Its more roomy than the Fly Creek, and we can even kinda sit up in the tent!
Cons:
-Not totally free standing. While you can pitch the tent with the poles only, you'd really want to add a couple stake or tie the guy wires to a rock or tree to make it fully taught. If you don't it would likely poorly repel rain/snow, flutter in the wind or sag. **(if you were clever there might be a way to tension it using trekking poles, but this isn't a feature, just an idea I want to try)
-Condensation. The semi-opaque material in place of traditional netting is a great for added warmth, privacy, and keeping wind blown sand out, but I think it also contributes to greater internal morning condensation. If this is problem you might want to try opening the single net vent. It helps but overall condensation might be a challenge more often with this tent.
OVERALL I recommend this tent, especially if your needs are similar to mine.

JM loves outdoors at Backcountry.com on 02/15/2013

UL2 Slater fixes the length problems of the Fly Creek for 5'10" and up people. All ultra light tents in this class are 86" which means tall people's bags ram into the tent walls front and back, this tent is the only UL that I know that fixes that issue. It also is the only one that I know that is really an Ultra Light 2 person tent! It is wider than the fly creek as well. It also could be thought as a 3.5-4 Season with the new semi-mesh free inside. I have not experienced any condensation issues but have not tried it in real wet, but if the user uses the vents front and back I cant see how it could be that large of an issue. The front zips totally open to 100% mesh bug screen, which is a great option.

leap71007 at Backcountry.com on 05/19/2013