Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1

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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 -
The Big Agnes Seedhouse 1 SL is a very light solo tent. It features much room for the solo hiker 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. A small vestibule in the front allows you to keep some gear outside the tent on rainy nights.


  • DAC Featherlite NSL pole system – featuring eco-friendly anodizing. DAC poles are super light and strong with press fit connectors, and lightweight hubs.
  • Pole system features DAC aluminum poles, press-fit connectors, hubs, and clips that are easy to assemble day or night, rain or shine


  • Fly and floor are lightweight silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating
  • Condura fabrics used in our Mountaineering line
  • Fabrics and mesh used on the inner tents are made from breathable lightweight nylon or polyester
  • Plastic clips attach the tent body to the pole frame for quick and easy set-up. Ridge pole runs through fabric loops along the ridge line of the tent body.
  • Breathable mesh and ripstop nylon canopy fights condensation, and reflective guy lines prevent injuries at night
  • Tent body is lightweight nylon and polyester mesh. Mesh body offers excellent ventilation.
  • Full Coverage UltraLight RipStop Sil/Nylon fly completely surrounds the tent- silicone treated nylon with a PU coating for ultimate in waterproofing


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

Weather and Wind:

  • Main fly and floor seams are factory taped with solvent and PVC free seam tape to keep the rain out
  • Polyurethane-coated floor and fly help rain bead off instead of soaking you and your gear inside
  • All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane (No PVC or VOC's) tape
  • Multiple guy points for stability in wind


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


  • Storm flap over vestibule zipper
  • Vestibule can be zipped shut at night or during storms for extra protection


  • D shaped door with mesh pocket above
  • Storage pockets hold your headlamp and a map after you and your companions finish planning the next day's hiking schedule
  • Interior mesh pockets for organization and gear storage


  • All Big Agnes tents feature poles made with DAC's Green Anodizing process, which eliminates the chemical polishing stage, reduces the need for hazardous chemicals, and recycles water throughout the rinsing process
  • Import
  • All DAC poles made from TH72M aluminum: the latest technology in lightweight tent poles featuring improved durability


  • Side release buckles attach fly to body for fast easy set up
  • Freestanding hub/pole design makes set up easy
  • Gear loft loops included
  • Fast Fly configuration allows user to set up a superlight shelter using only the tent fly, poles and footprint (sold separately) - Fast fly weight - 1 lbs. 10 oz.
  • 1 door and 1 vestibule to stow excess or wet gear
  • Fast Fly pitching option lets you carry just the poles, fly, and footprint to save weight (footprint sold separately)
  • Post and grommet assembly with locking pole tips for convenience
  • Fast Fly setup available
  • Fire retardant
  • 11 Superlight aluminum J stakes – featuring eco-friendly anodizing - included
  • Sleeps 1
  • Tent, pole and stake bags included
  • Oversized stake out loops
  • Free standing structures reduce the number of stakes
  • Free standing, three season, superlight backpacking tents
  • Flashlight loop
FEATURES of the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 1 Person Tent.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 1 Person Tent.

Now lighter than ever, the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 Tent is a one-person, modified A-frame with a trail weight of just 2 lb 1 oz. This quick pitching shelter is a dream come true for distance hikers, touring cyclists, and other fast and light outdoor athletes. (Spring 2014)
If there weren't so many bugs this time of year, you'd probably just take a silnylon tarp and a sawed-off toothbrush for your trip into the hills. But when the critters are a-crawlin' and a-flyin,' it's time to bust out the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL Tent for those light-and-fast sorties into the hills. A waterproof floor and fly keep the weather at bay, and PVC-free seam taping helps keep harmful chemicals out of the end product.

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Seedhouse SL tents are ideal for solo backpackers, thru-hikers, touring cyclists and other lightweight disciples. The all mesh tent body provides great ventilation and the full coverage fly offers protection from the elements. Free-standing with a hub-pole system, one person can set these tents up in minutes. Our Superlight tents are the lightest, roomiest, free-standing, double wall tents around.
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# of People:1
Capacity:1 Person
Fast Fly Weight:1 lb 12 oz / 794 g
Floor Length:90" / 229 cm
Floor Size:2.0 square meter / 22 square feet
Floor Width:43 - 31" / 109 - 79 cm
Floor area:22 ft²
Foot Height:16" / 41 cm
Footprint Weight:4 oz / 113 g
Gear loft loops included:Fits Big Agnes TRIANGLE gear loft - sold separately
Head Height:38" / 97 cm
Packaged Weight:2 lb 8 oz
Packed Dimension:4.5 x 19" / 11 x 48 cm
Packed Weight:2 lbs 11 oz / 1.22 kg
Peak Height:38 in
Poles:DAC Featherlite NSL pole system with press fit connectors and lightweight hubs
Stakes and Storage:11 Superlight aluminum J stakes
Trail Weight:2 lbs 3 oz / 992 g
Vestibule Area:0.5 square meter / 5 square feet
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Great lightweightfreestanding 1 man tent

I've put at least 100 nights out in this tent. For the money it is outstanding in that is freestanding and weighs under 3 lbs. Setup is easy if you setup and stake out the body first, then add the fly-I can do it it under 2 minutes with the fly not touching the body. Comes with good stakes, the nylon ground cloth is worth the added cost. Bad points-condensation in muggy weather and small vestible. Open up the top of the door (dual zipper slides) to create a vent and store your pack outside to compensate. Good points-lots of room inside the body, I can sit up inside without touching (5', 11" & 180 lbs). Weatherproof and windproof if properly set up-use all the included stakes! 5 are needed to get the body staked out (2 head, 3 foot) since one must stake out the foot end to maximize floor space. The others are used pull the fly out to get airflow-2 for the sides, and 2 for the head end. The fly's foot can use the same stakes as the body. Lighter tents are out there but they cost much more, this hits the price/weight spot dead on.
pto892 at Campmor on 01/01/2012

You'll love having the Seedhouse 1 man in your gear closet when your buddy bails on the trip last minute. I chose this tent over all the others because I'm 6'5" and most of the other one man tents are simply too short. I recommend buying the footprint sold separately. The set up isn't as quick as you might hope for but its pretty simple. A lot of stakes needed to achieve a nice taught set up. But when you're posted up solo the tent feels secure, and when you're carrying it you might think you left it behind. I bought a compression sack for the tent, fly and footprint and I keep the pole and stakes separate in my pack. Packs down real small that way. I haven't tried the Fast Fly pitch, leaving the tent itself behind. The tent weighs so little to begin with, I'd prefer the night crawlers stay outside.

Scott Nielsen at on 12/01/2012

I've only done one night in this thing, so I will update with notes on durability.
This thing is VERY roomy inside (especially for me, 5'8" :) I think that even much taller people would be just fine in this thing (< 6'5") I spent a night in 20 degree weather in this and it was surprisingly warm inside compared to the outside temp.
It was super easy to setup. The intuitive design is a cinch to stand up and I had my tent up, pad, liner bag and sleeping bag setup before my brother finished setting up his Sprite I.
Nice sized vestibule was big enough for my Osprey Aether 70 and my shoes with enough room for me to get in and out.
- Made in China
Bottom line: great, spacious tent, light weight for backpacking and easy to use. Buy the footprint!!!

Mr. Sweet at on 03/25/2013

Because I've been 'Bike Backpacking' I wanted a tent that took up little space and was nice and light. After much research I decided on the SL1 because of Big Agnes' reputation. They can be pricey, but I think I've got a very good product.
I've had it out twice now and both times it has rained (heavily), but I kept nice and dry. I even had to move it both times (not enough incline) so the water was rising fast! Even wit h a lot of stuff in the tent, I just pulled up stakes and moved to a different location.
Overall, I have been really pleased with the tent so far.

Peter Gaffney at on 08/18/2013

If a light solo tent is what you are looking for, this is a great choice. It is well designed and highly functional. If you do lots of solo backpacking trips, this would be a great piece of gear.
If you are serious about UL you can go a lot lighter with a tarp. If you usually backpack with a partner, splitting the weight and sharing a 2-man tent is more comfortable and lighter. But if you are an avid lightweight (not UL) solo backpacker and want to retain the creature comfort of having a tent, I don't think you'll beat the Seedhouse SL1.

Sandy Preiss at on 12/03/2012

Got caught in crazy storm camping just under the treeline on big bald. winds were a howlin and the skies were falling. To be honest i was waiting for a tree to come crashing down on me. However the tent stood there like a sherman tank and never budged. I never got wet at all. However my buddy was in an inferior tent and was taking a bath rather than sleeping. At least he didnt stink the next day!

The Black Rabbit at on 02/09/2013

I've been using this tent consistently since 2008 ... it still shows little wear. It's perfect for one person and I've spent many nights in it comfortably as a duo (usually a dog, occasionally a girl). Easy to set up, just enough room for a pack. Only bummer is that the rain fly is about two inches too short in the rear of the tent -- if the rain's blowing sideways, you're gunna get a little wet.

Jason Mills at on 11/11/2013

I purchased this tent on clearance for a very friendly price last year and have used it in the Grand Canyon and the Smoky Mountains. It holds up well to high winds, rain, rocky campsites, etc. My only complaint is that the vestibule is too small for all my gear. The tent itself is very roomy and lightweight, and I love the freestanding design. Materials seem good so far, though the door zipper is a bit flimsy.

James Weaver at on 02/13/2013

I would buy this product again and again

I have used this tent backpacking south of Glacier National Park and across the country on my bicycle camping. It's has kept me dry during some very heavy thunderstorms and high winds. It is easy to set up and packs small. I bought the gear loft to keep my cell phone and flash light. It does collect some concensation in very humid conditions but can't be beat for the quality and design and lightweight.
touring guy at Campmor on 03/03/2013

Best backpacking tent

This tent is the perfect lightweight backpacking tent. If you're car camping, stick with your old, heavier, roomier tent. But for the back country, this is a must. It kept me dry in a driving rainstorm in the Grand Canyon and held up to the wind. I'm 6'4" and was not cramped in this tent.
Intrepid at Campmor on 07/07/2013

Neutral Reviews:

Outstanding tent, but...

I would highly rate this tent for a backpacker looking to carry a "real" tent with the absolute minimum of weight--provided you're not an idiot like me who loves camping on solid rock ledges, riverside gravel or other places where tent stakes are useless.
This generally well-designed, well made tent deserves 5 stars for innovation but for the set up. It may be me, but I usually spend 20-30 minutes setting this up, especially if I'm not on soft ground and know it's likely to rain or even just be humid.
The problem is keeping the fly taunt so it doesn't touch the mesh inner wall. If they touch, you're likely to get a shower inside.
If that's not a problem, then this is a dream tent. It and the poles fold about as small as my down bag. It's well under 3 pounds yet roomy enough to sit up inside. The door's a little tricky getting in and out, but compared to a bivy sack it's roomy and only weighs a little more.
Dale at Campmor on 10/10/2011