Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2

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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 -
The Big Agnes Seedhouse 2 SL is a very light 2 person tent. It features reasonable room for ultra light hikers and is easy to set up with it's 1 piece hubbed shockcorded DAC NSL lightweight aluminum frame. This is basically a modified 'A' frame tent that is not just roomy but sturdy too. By utilizing the newest materials Big Agnes has created a lightweight series of tents that is hard to beat for space and reliability. With its higher than average space to weight ratio the Seedhouse offers more room than other tents in its class. The full coverage fly is a ripstop siliconized nylon that is light, waterproof and durable. The all mesh body is great for ventilation and stargazing. small vestibule in the front allows you to keep some gear outside the tent on rainy nights.


  • Plastic clips attach the tent body to the pole frame for quick and easy set-up


  • Mesh walls cut down on weight, keep out the tiniest insects, and make for great stargazing

Weather and Wind:

  • Main fly and floor seams are factory taped with solvent and PVC free seam tape to keep the rain out
  • All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane (No PVC or VOC's) tape
  • All seams on tent body and fly are sealed with seam tape
  • Multiple guy points for stability in wind


  • Length 84 in., Width 52 in. at head 42 in. at foot


  • Storm flaps on vestibule zipper


  • Interior mesh pockets for organizing gear
  • D shaped door with mesh pocket above


  • Shockcorded DAC Featherlite aluminum NSL pole system with press fit connectors and lightweight hubs - featuring eco-friendly anodizing


  • Fabrics and mesh used on the inner tents are made from breathable lightweight nylon or polyester
  • Full Coverage UltraLight RipStop Sil/Nylon fly completely surrounds the tent- silicone treated nylon with a PU coating for ultimate in waterproofing
  • Fly and floor are lightweight silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating
  • Condura fabrics used in our Mountaineering line


  • Adjustable ventilation options help keep the tent and occupants comfortable in all conditions
  • Mesh body designs offer excellent ventilation
  • Mostly mesh body is great for ventilation and stargazing
  • Fly vents improve ventilation to reduce condensation


  • Reflective guyline and webbing on tent corners
  • Ultralight buckles and webbing save weight


  • Import
  • All DAC poles made from TH72M aluminum: the latest technology in lightweight tent poles featuring improved durability
  • Pole assembly made from DAC Featherlite 7000 series aluminum, featuring environmentally friendly anodizing process


  • 28 sq. ft. floor design can sleep two; perfect for the long-distance solo backpacker
  • Three season, free standing, superlight backpacking tent
  • Sleeps 2
  • Post and grommet assembly with locking pole tips for convenience
  • Side release buckles attach fly to body for fast easy set up
  • Free standing structures reduce the number of stakes
  • Freestanding hub/pole design makes set up easy
  • Fast Fly configuration allows user to set up a superlight shelter using only the tent fly, poles and footprint (sold separately) - Fast Fly weight - 2 lbs. 1 oz.
  • 11 Superlight aluminum J stakes – featuring eco-friendly anodizing - included
  • Fire retardant
  • Fast Fly setup available
  • One-piece fully shock-corded aluminum-pole assembly, attached via hub system, sets up in a snap
  • 1 door and 1 vestibule to stow excess or wet gear
  • Ultralight rainfly extends out beyond door to create a vestibule
  • Tent, pole and stake bags included
  • Flashlight loop
  • Gear Loft loops included
  • Oversized stake out loops
  • Freestanding design; main body attaches to pole assembly with clips
FEATURES of the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 2 Person Tent.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 2 Person Tent.

Now lighter than ever before, the Seedhouse SL2 from Big Agnes is a three season, free standing, superlight backpacking tent.

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A three-season, modified A-frame with a packed weight of only 3 pounds 6 ounces! This quick-pitching shelter is a dream come true for distance hikers, touring cyclists, and other lightweight disciples. Winner of Outside Magazine's 2008 Gear of the Year Award.
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# Fly/Vestibule Poles:0
# Main Poles:1
Canopy Fabric:Mesh
Capacity:2 Person
Fast Fly Weight:2 lbs 1 oz / 935 g
Floor Area:28 sq. ft.
Floor Coating:1200 mm polyurethane
Floor Fabric:Coated nylon ripstop
Floor Length:84" / 213 cm
Floor Size:2.6 square meter / 28 square feet
Floor Width:52 - 42" / 132 - 107 cm
Foot Height:21" / 53 cm
Footprint Weight:5 oz / 142 g
Gear loft loops included:Fits Big Agnes TRIANGLE gear loft - sold separately
Head Height:43" / 109 cm
Length:7 ft.
Max. Weight:3 lb. 6 oz.
Min. Weight:2 lb. 14 oz.
Packed Dimension:5 x 21" / 13 x 53 cm
Packed Size:6.5 x 16 in.
Packed Weight:3 lbs 2 oz / 1.42 kg
Peak Height:43 in.
Pole Frame:Clips
Pole Material:Aluminum 8.91 mm
Poles:DAC Featherlite NSL pole system with press fit connectors and lightweight hubs
Rainfly Coating:1200 mm polyurethane
Rainfly Fabric:Coated nylon ripstop
Stakes and Storage:11 Superlight aluminum J stakes
Tent Weight:2.5 - 4lbs
Trail Weight:2 lbs 9 oz / 1.16 kg
Vestibule Area:0.7 square meter / 8 square feet
Width:3 ft. 6 in.
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 Reviews:


Excellent Tent, but not what is pictured

Big Agnes makes awesome tents. I own the Fly Creek UL2 and ordered the Seedhouse SL2 because I wanted a freestanding tent style, and the Seedhouse is it. However, be aware that the tent you will receive is not exactly the same as the tent in the picture, nor is it the same as on the Big Agnes website. The tent I received has totally different pole hubs, it does not have the pocket above the door, and it has two less pole hooks than shown in the photo. I called Big Agnes and asked them about this tent, and they said it was the newest model, but the pictures had not been updated. I don't like the new pole hubs because they appear to be plastic instead of aluminum, and are more bulbous than the ones in the picture. I also wanted the small pocket above the door for flashlight and glasses, and it's missing from this model. Also, I wanted the extra pole hangers to keep the door more evenly supported. I sent the tent to Big Agnes and they replaced it with the one in the picture. The customer support at Big Agnes is awesome!
That said, I love this tent. I bought it to use as a solo tent, because I can't imagine it being large enough for two. Also, if you're much over 6 feet tall, it might feel a little short by the time you get your sleeping gear arranged.
I highly recommend this as a light weight 3-season tent for one person.
flashdude at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 06/06/2013

Palace for the petite

I purchased this tent after a lot of research, trying to find the best light backpacking tent I could afford as I start taking my hiking to the next level and build in some overnights in the wilderness. For the price and the size (I am a 5'4" petite woman) it is fantastic. I can even sit up and mostly stretch my arms over my head. I've yet to take a trip with it, but am looking forward to it, after the test set up in the backyard.
April at Campmor on 04/04/2012

Lightweight, Versatile, Easy to Setup!

Great tent. Plenty of room for 1, just enough for 2 with minimal gear inside. It sets up in 5 minutes once you do it a couple of times. Be sure to stake it out as it gives much more room. Fast Fly option is also a plus if you want to travel without the mesh tent part. Has reflective markings that aid in setting it up at night. Very compact when rolled up in the bag and fits in the pack easily.
GRBSPECB at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 11/11/2008

Great Tent for Scouting High Adventures

This tent was used in Hawaii for over 5 years. Each Scouting High Adventure involved High Altitude camps (Haleakala), Mountains and Beaches. All treks were at least 5 days and the tent still looks basically new although several of the original pegs were lost. The tent is truly sturdy in high winds and waterproof in heavy sustained rains depending if the tent is properly set up. A great and proven design!
stradguy at Campmor on 07/07/2012

Great Tent

Practically sets itself up. Very Lightweight for freestanding tent. Sturdy. Good contruction. Nice features like flurescent lines. Dry and comfy in heavy rains. Good construction. Easy to break down and pack up. Packs well. Fairly compact.
A small two man tent. But just barely enough room for two medium sized men.

Performed well on long trips on the AT.
Like it a lot.
Adam at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 09/09/2007

Awesome Tent!

This is a great tent! Super easy to setup. A bit snug depending on your size with two people but I can't complain, I knew what the size was when I bought it. For one person it is really nice. Real easy to setup and break down. Doesn't get much lighter for the price.
Scott at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 07/07/2008

Light tent for the AT

I bought this to replace my old tent for a three-day section hike on the Appalachian Trail Saved several pounds and the tent did very well. Could probably just use the fly but my travel partner wanted something enclosed to keep the critters out. Easy to set up and take down.
NC Trekker at Campmor on 07/07/2012

Less bang (weight) for your buck

The tent is awesome for the weight. Snug for two avg. height people, but not unreasonable. The vestibule can accommodate boots/clothing for two or one large backpack. If you need the fly for rainy weather, make sure you guy out the long sides to keep them off the mesh tent wall.
YourMother at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 07/07/2008

Best of its kind

Great tent. i was mountain climbing in Telluride summiting peaks on a 3 day expedition. Three days is not a lot but above 12,000 feet in snow. it gets pretty miserable. this tent is great for single person too. no problems with this tent, just wish it was cheaper.
Cpt. Cook at Campmor on 12/12/2011

Don't look any farther

Amazing product. Big Agnes isn't a very big brand and you probably haven't herd of them, but they make some amazing gear. This is one of the lightest 2 person tents out there. It is very roomy, comfortable, lightweight, durable, compactable, and keeps out all of the bugs.
Big Agnes Freak at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 10/10/2007