Big Agnes Big House 4 Person Gold Cabin Tent Review

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Big Agnes's Big House 4 Gold With the Fly Open
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  • Manufacturer: Big Agnes
  • Model: Big House Gold
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Bicycle & Motorbike Camping
  • Type: Cabin Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
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  • MSRP: $299.95
  • Manufacturer: Big Agnes
  • Model: Big House Gold
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Bicycle & Motorbike Camping
  • Type: Cabin Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
  • ** Affiliate disclosure **
  • MSRP: $299.95

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The Big House Gold With the Fly Off

Big Agnes Big House 4 Gold With the Fly Off
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Vestibule Sold Separately Big House 4 Gold

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Gold, White
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: 2
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Zippers: N/A
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, Yes
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Half, Half
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Big House 4 floor saver
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: Breathable Polyester, Coated Polyester And Polyester Mesh
  • Full Fly: Polyester
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Floor Materials: Polyester
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Pole Material: Lightweight Aluminum With Press Fit Connectors
  • Number Of Poles: 3
  • Pole Dimensions: 8.5mm And 11mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Lightweight Aluminum
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 56 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 5 foot. 0 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 8 Lbs 14 Oz
    Trail Weight: 8 Lbs. 4 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 7 x 23.5 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 1
    Total Vestibule Area: 32.00 sq. ft.
    (Sold Separately)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: 1

Tent Set Up

Color-coded webbing and poles makes for an easy set up.

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

I was very impressed by the quality of the tent materials and the ease of setup. This tent has kept us completely dry and warm through all sorts of weather!


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

For me, it is a tad tight on the headroom. The color of the tent seems to attract a lot of insects. Quite hot inside on a summer night.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Big House 4 Gold has two windows and two doors and a maximum center height of 5' 0, which is a little bit smaller than the average height of the 134 different 4 person tents we have studied. With 56 square feet of space inside, it is significantly smaller than some other 4-person tents, and it would be quite cramped for you and, up to three other campers during the whole of the 3-seasons, this tent is suggested for use in, smaller tents similar to this one make a very good choice for people who like spending lots of hours outside exploring the great outdoors.

One of the main advantages of cabin tents is, that the walls of the tent are near vertical creating a sizeable interior, this gives you a lot more headroom at the sides of the tent, making it feel much bigger than a dome tent, in general the floor areas are quite large compared to other tents. Normally cabin tents are used by groups going on a camping trip in a car or a truck as they are quite heavy when compared to dome tents. It dose though make them well suited to colder months.

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Big House Gold can support its own weight on any terrain. It does not need to be staked down in most cases. But in case of strong winds, it is always best to secure it to the floor with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Vestibule. Having one vestibule. Affords you somewhere to store shoes and other things that can get dirty, muddy, this is a huge plus.
  3. Has Gear Loft. It is good to see Big Agnes adding a gear loft in the interior to store some of your things.
  4. Has awnings. The awnings shelter the walls of the tent.
  5. More than one door. With 2 doors, it is easier to get in and out of the tent, in the middle of the night if needed.
  6. More than one window. With 2 windows it is easier to keep the tent cool on a hot summers night.
  7. The rainfly completely covers the tent body. The rainfly covers the entire body of the tent from the top to the bottom and has a waterproof rating of 1500mm. Meaning it will easily protect you against heavy downpours.
  8. Other sizes are available. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  9. Low price. It is a great purchase for a 4 person cabin tent that provides this much room. Not many tents available on the market give this level of quality for only $239.73

CONS

  1. Not roomy. With a floor area of 56 square feet, the Big House 4 is smaller than quite a few of the 134 other 4 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one available separately specifically for the Big House 4 footprint Even though the floor may be made of Polyester, it is still better to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  3. Out of Stock. Unfortunately this particular tent is not currently in stock. It is still on the manufactures website the last time we looked.
  4. A tad heavy for backpacking. Even though the Big House 4, looks like a small tent, it is not probably the best choice for backpacking as it weighs 8 pounds. This is quite a lot more than many other backpacking tents

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.3 STARS

Big Agnes's Big House 4 Gold tent is really good for bicycle & motorbike camping. There are a few other cool things not already mentioned above which, we found and liked, while reviewing the model: Ready to pitch; with pre-cut guy lines and tensioners attached to fly, 10 interior mesh pockets, 2 bin pockets and Reflective guylines and reflective webbing.

With positive ratings, a decent amount of reviews and a minimum headroom of 5' and 56 square feet of space to enjoy, this tent is like your very own little home away from home. This will allow you together with 2 other friends to spend some really enjoyable moments in the outdoors together. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can read through above.

If you found this website looking for an endorsement on this actual tent, we think, it would make for a good buy. In case you just happened to land on this website while looking for a brand new tent having not heard of this brand or this model previously, it is perhaps a good idea to look at some other similar tents.

Value for money: When contemplating value for money, this tent is a cheaper than the standard price of all the one hundred and fifty-four, four-person tents we have taken a look at, this by itself does not make it remarkable value for money. We also need to look at other things in detail, as we do for each tent.

When we determine the score of a single tent, we scrutinize a good deal of data points, searching for things where the tent could exceed other near-identical tents and where it is coming up short. In this case, with an overall rating of 4.3 and the price knowledge above, one can see that with a price of $239.73 The Big House 4 Gold is a great buy and astonishingly cheap in comparison with similar tents.

The overall score shows that the build and size the tent gives you were not compromised to arrive at a price well under the standard price for comparable tents. It is also worth thinking about the fact that it is reduced by 25% from the manufactures suggested retail price. It should make a fantastic choice for most people looking for an adequate three-season cabin tent to go camping with, that will serve you well for years to come.

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