Big Agnes Tensleep Station 4 Tent

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Big Agnes Tensleep Station 4 Tent
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FEATURES of the Big Agnes Tensleep Station 4 Tent.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Big Agnes Tensleep Station 4 Tent.


  • Color-coded webbing and buckles create an intuitive setup; sleeves and plastic clips attach tent body to the pole frame quickly and easily

Weather and Wind:

  • All seams are taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (no PVC or VOCs); waterproof door keeps tent dry
  • Fly and floor have 1500 mm waterproof PU coating


  • Storm flap on vestibule zippers prevents drips


  • Big Agnes Tensleep 4 tent comes with a briefcase-style carry bag with shoulder straps and organizational pockets; includes 17 lightweight aluminum hook stakes
  • Stay organized with 8 interior mesh pockets, 4 vestibule pockets and gear loft loops (gear loft not included)


  • Condura fabrics used in our Mountaineering line
  • Extra large front vestibule has two windows with two closure options; mesh only for ventilation or zip up the polyester layer for complete closure
  • Fabrics and mesh used on the inner tents are made from breathable lightweight nylon or polyester
  • Tent body is ripstop polyester and polyester mesh; mesh door, walls and ceiling offer excellent cross-ventilation
  • Fly is made from durable ripstop polyester and floor of rugged polyester taffeta; both are treated with a durable waterproof polyurethane coating


  • Lightweight aluminum pole system with press fit connectors; securely fixed, pressed-in ferrules ensure the poles will remain strong and reliable


  • Fly vents improve ventilation to reduce condensation
  • Fly walls can be rolled up for increased ventilation and visibility


  • Reflective guyline and reflective webbing on tent corners for nighttime visibility


  • Front vestibule door can also be staked out as a shade with your trekking poles, sold separately
  • Fast Fly setup not available
  • Footprint (sold separately) extends the life of your tent by protecting it from abrasive wear and tear
  • Freestanding
  • Big Agnes Tensleep Station 4 Footprint sold separately
  • Free standing structures reduce the number of stakes
  • Oversized stake out loops
  • Trapezoid gear loft sold separately
  • Front vestibule is big enough for two camp chairs
Feel right at home with the spacious Tensleep Station from Big Agnes®.
Two large doors and two vestibules.
Extra large front vestibule has windows with two closure options: mesh only for ventilation or zip up the polyester layer for complete closure.
Fly wall can be rolled up to expose mesh wall for increased ventilation and visibility.
s and webbing on tent corners.
All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape.
for added support.
17 lightweight aluminum hook stakes.
and four pockets in vestibule for plenty of storage.
for easy totting.
Trail Weight - 13b 2oz.
Packed Weight - 14lb 7oz.
Footprint Weight - 1lb.
Packed Size - 27" x 15" x 5".
Floor Area - 65sq ft.
Vestibule Area - 31sq ft.
Head Height - 68".
Capacity - 4.

The Big Agnes Tensleep Station 4 is a 3-season deluxe car camping/base camp tent that sleeps 4. With an extra-large versatile front vestibule and a smaller back one, it's a perfect place to call home.


Mountain Gear
Combine Southern charm and rugged Rocky Mountain lifestyle, you get the Tensleep Station 4 tent from Big Agnes.

The new Tensleep Station Tent from Big Agnes makes a great home base for your expedition, or your home away from home while on the road and in the wilderness with your family or friends.

Backcountry Edge

With a spacious interior, dual doors/vestibules and an array of other features, the Big Agnes Tensleep Station 4 is a deluxe option for 3-season family camping or base camp usage.

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Review RatingNumber of Reviews
Activity:Family & car camping
Average Min Weight:13 lb 2 oz
Average Packed Weight:14 lb 7 oz
Best Use:Car Camping
Body Material:Polyester Ripstop and Polyester Mesh
Canopy fabric:Ripstop polyester / polyester mesh
Capacity:4 Person
Clips or Sleeves:Clips and Sleeves
Design type:Freestanding tent
Dimensions:100x82x68 inches
Floor Length:100" / 254 cm
Floor Material:Polyester Rip-Stop with 1500mm waterproof polyurethane coating
Floor Size:6.0 square meter / 65 square feet
Floor Space:65 sq ft / 6 sq m
Floor Width:96 - 82" / 244 - 208 cm
Floor area:65 square feet
Floor dimensions:8 ft. 4 in. x 8 ft.
Floor dimensions - metric:254 x 244 centimeters
Floor fabric:Coated ripstop polyester
Fly Material:Polyester
Footprint Included:no
Footprint Weight:1 lb / 454 g
Free Standing:yes
Gear loft Included:yes
Head Height:68 in / 173 cm
Interior Height:68"
Interior Storage:12 Storage Pockets
Material:Walls: Polyester rip-stop and polyester mesh Floor: Polyester Fly: Polyester rip-stop
Max Inside Length:100 in / 254 cm
Max Inside Width:96 in / 244 cm
Minimum Weight:13 lb 2 oz / 5.9 kg
Minimum trail weight:13 lbs. 2 oz.
Minimum trail weight - metric:5.95 kilograms
Number of People:4
Number of Poles:3
Number of doors:2 doors
Other:Stuff Sack Included
Packaged weight:14 lbs. 7 oz.
Packed Dimension:27 x 15 x 5" / 68 x 38 x 12 cm
Packed Size:8 x 23 in / 20 x 58 cm
Packed Weight:14 lbs 7 oz / 6.5 kg
Peak height:5 ft. 8 in.
Peak height - metric:173 centimeters
Pole Material:Aluminum
Pole Type:Aluminum Pressfit
Pole diameter:11 millimeters
Poles:Lightweight aluminum pole system with press fit connectors
Rainfly Material:Silicone treated nylon rip-stop with 1500mm waterproof polyurethane coating
Rainfly fabric:Coated ripstop polyester
Recommended Use:Deluxe 3-Season Car Camping and Base Camping
Seam Sealed:Taped Seams
Seam Taped:Yes
Season Rating:3 Season
Sleep Capacity:4 Person
Sleeping capacity:4-person
Square Footage:65 sq ft
Stakes and Storage:17 lightweight aluminum hook stakes with tent
Stuff Sack Dimensions:27x15x5 inches
Taped Seams:yes
Trail Weight:13 lbs 2 oz / 5.95 kg
Upc, Ean, Isbn:873840010375
Vestibule Area:2.9/ 0.7 square meter / 31/ 8 square feet
Vestibule Space:31 sq ft / 2.88 sq m
Wall Type:Single
Weight:14 lb 7 oz / 6.5 kg
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Big Agnes Tensleep Station 4 Tent Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Good tent, untested

I needed a four-person car camping tent for weekend trips with my girlfriend. I wanted a tent with comfortable room, a sturdy design in case of storms, and easy in/out access. I was torn between this tent, the Marmot Limestone 4p, the REI Basecamp 4, the Kingdom 4, and the Hobitat 4. I quickly dismissed the Kingdom and Hobitat as they didn't seem sturdy enough and were possibly too large for some campsites. The Marmot tent did not have as many cross points in the pole frame, and I thought this might result in a weaker construction. It also only had one door and no air vents. The REI and Big Agnes remained. I bought the Big Agnes on sale during the Anniversary Sale, and the Basecamp was not on sale, so that was an influence. But I also really like the extra 8 inches of headroom in the Big Agnes, and it was still 2 lbs lighter packed. Both have 2 doors, but the Big Agnes front vestibule is much larger. I wish the airvent on the Big Agnes could be opened from the inside like on the Basecamp, but this is a small issue. I have yet to use the tent camping, so weather has not been tested. This also why the 4-star rating, but it could easily be a 5-star after an outing. The construction seems sturdy with lots of room. Lots of screens to keep cool on hot summers. Not the easiest tent to set up, and a bit heavy. Neither of these are serious concerns with a car camping tent. No reviews were available when I wrote this, so I thought I should contribute.
Outdoor RN at REI on 05/05/2013

Sweet vestibule

My wife and I just used this tent during two days of torrential downpours in the Smokies. We set the main vestibule up as a shade using two trekking poles. That allowed us to pull our camp chairs under the vestibule to sit out the rains while watching the river roar by. Very nice. When the wind started blowing, we dropped the trekking poles and zipped down the vestibule. We still had room to sit in our chairs comfortably. The interior stayed completely dry. Plenty of room for a queen size inflatable bed. The whole package is very light and the case is well designed. I will say the rear vestibule and door are pretty much worthless - tiny vestibule. But the main vestibule is so large and flexible, the rear one is not needed. Our neighbor's tent collapsed during the biggest downpour, so we were grateful for this tent.
CGDGAD at REI on 06/06/2013

Great tent

I love this tent but was really amazed and disappointed that the back door did not have a screen for more ventilation. Otherwise the size is great and the fly is quite versatile.
Hickory Head at REI on 09/09/2013

Neutral Reviews:

Good quality but has design flaws

I ordered this tent online and set it up in the garage before taking it camping, and I'm glad I did. The Tensleep Station 4 was easy to set up, and appears to be really well constructed. The metal poles are smooth and solid, and everything fits well into the case provided. Sizewise, it would be a comfortable fit for 1 or 2 people and a reasonable amount of gear, which is exactly as I expected. The front vestibule is really unique and can be set up in a variety of different ways.

Unfortunately, I don't think the design is ready for prime time. The back wall of the tent is not quite wide enough for a person to stretch out, so sleeping bags have to go along the sides of the tent. There are gear pockets along the sides, but they are at the front of the tent - not the back, where I'd put my head. These are both minor things that IMO should be better thought out, but are small inconveniences.

The dealbreakers for me are the two doors. The front door closes only with a screen, no fabric. The back door closes only with solid fabric, no screen. If you want to ventilate the tent from both sides, you can't just open a window, you have to go outside and roll up the sides of the fly to expose the side screens. There is a velcro-closed vent in the fly, but that also has to be opened from the outside.

What's worse is that due to the lack of a proper front door, there's no way this tent is watertight. The fly zips closed over the front screen door, but if it's staked out to create a vestibule as designed, there are spaces under the sides of the vestibule where wind or water could blow into the screen door of the tent. I know it's a 3-season tent, but I've camped in some crazy summer rainstorms, and I can't imagine this tent staying dry inside during one of those. Alas, I'll need to exchange this for something different.
luckybolide at REI on 06/06/2013


Luckiboldie wrote the exact things I was going to say about this tent. I wish I had read it before we purchased it. We've taken it on two trips. One for five nights with lots of rain, and as the other reviewer suspected, it's not entirely rain proof in heavy rain. The rain and mud splashes up under the front vestibule, which is pretty far off the ground, and can come in the front mesh door. Also, since there is no solid door on top of the mesh layer in the front, there's not much to help hold heat in this tent. I am assuming it was just the conditions we were in, but the exposed metal poles condensed a lot of water that started dripping into the tent. My backpacking tent never did that. The back door is useless--it zips like a window but doesn't have mesh, so you can't use it like a window, and the vestibule is not large enough to really get out of the rain before you open the door to the tent. So, this is really a 1-door tent with no back window and no way too look out from inside without going out and rolling up some part of the fly. And the pockets are in a strange place. The mesh, while nice and light, is almost too fine. After just one use ours already has lots of snags in it, which is making me consider returning it. Kind of disappointing. I mean, this is not an ultralight backpacking tent, so why skimp on the doors? The rest of the construction seems very high quality.

On the other trip that was warm and dry, the tent was great-- awesome to roll up the fly in different ways and have a front "patio." But, in the NW, that's probably not going to be the majority of our trips!
NWSJC at REI on 07/07/2013

Solid, but frustratingly flawed, tent

Like most BA tents, the Tensleep Station is sturdy and well built. I use it as a two person car camping tent and the layout works for me. It's easy to set up, sturdy even without the useful guide ropes that are pre-attached to the fly. The built in vestibule is just the right size for me and quite useful. I really want to like the tent, but it's hard to get over the flawed door designs.

The front door is not solid, it's a screen. The back door is not a screen, its solid. So...
1. If it's warm, unless you don't mind bugs, you can't open up the back to vent the tent.
2. If it's cold, the heat goes out the front door. This is not a warm tent.
3. And while I haven't experienced this yet, I fear that if it's very windy, rain or dirt will get under the front vestibule, which has a significant gap at the base, and flow through the front door/screen.

It's really hard to understand why they did this. Weight is not an issue, its not a backpacking tent. Simply having two convertible doors, solid and screen, would make this a fantastic tent. As it is, for moderate conditions, it's great, but if its very hot at night, or cold or windy, I think you can do better...until the inevitable quick redesign that fixes the doors. Overall, i would recommend this tent to a friend, but barely, and probably only if you got it on sale.
Bromhead at REI on 09/09/2013