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

Vestibule Sold Separately with the 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 peak center height of 5' 0 which is a tiny bit less than the average height of the 129 different 4 person tents we have looked at. With 56 square feet of space inside, it is considerably smaller than some other 4-person tents, and it would be quite cramped for you and, up to three other campers during the 3-seasons this tent is approved for. Smaller tents like this one can generally make an excellent choice for people who love spending loads of time outside their tent getting some air.

A nice thing about cabin tents is, that the walls are basically vertical creating a larger interior, this makes for a lot more headroom at the sides of the tent, making it feel much larger than other types of tents, most of the time, they tend to have large floor areas, so they are great for larger groups. In general cabin tents are used by people going on a camping trip in a car or a truck as they are quite heavy when compared to dome tents. This dose though make them well suited to colder nights.

Down below, you can check out a list of the tent's pros and cons.

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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 ground with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Vestibule. Having one vestibule. Gives you a place to store shoes and other items that can get dirty, muddy, this is a huge plus.
  3. Has Gear Loft. It is nice to see Big Agnes adding a gear loft in the interior to store some of your things.
  4. Has awnings. The awnings protect the sides 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 cooler on a hot summers night.
  7. The rainfly completely covers the tent body. The rainfly covers the whole 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 rain.
  8. Available in other sizes. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  9. Low price. It is a great deal for a 4 person cabin tent providing this much room. Not a lot of tents available on the market provide this level of quality for only $232.92 info_outline

CONS

  1. Not spacious. With a floor area of 56 square feet, the Big House 4 is smaller than quite a few of the 129 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 best 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 site the last time we checked.
  4. A little heavy for backpacking. Even though the Big House 4, looks like a small tent, it is not ideal for backpacking as it weighs 8 pounds. This is quite a lot more than many other backpacking tents
  5. Storage Space. because of the size of the tent, one cannot store a lot of gear inside..

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.5 STARS

Big Agnes's Big House 4 Gold tent is perfect for bicycle & motorbike camping. There are a few other things not noted above which, we found and liked, while researching 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 awesome ratings, a few reviews and a minimum headroom of 5' and 56 square feet of area to sleep, this tent is like your very own modest home away from home. It allows you and up to 2 other campers to enjoy some real quality time exploring the great outdoors. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can read through above.

If you found this website looking for suggestions about this particular tent, our view is, it will make for a very good buy. In case you simply happened to land on this website while browsing for a new tent having never heard of this brand or this model previously, it is perhaps a good idea to check out some more similar tents.

Value for money: As far as value for money, this tent is a lot cheaper than the normal price of all the one hundred and fifty, four-person tents we have studied, this by itself does not make it good value for money. We also need to take into account other factors in detail, as we do for every tent.

When we tally up the valuation of a tent, we regard tons of stuff, finding things where the tent could perform well against other near-identical tents and where it is not quite as good. In this case, with an overall rating of 4.5 and the price details above, It is simple enough to spot that with a ticket price of $232.92 info_outline Big Agnes's Big House 4 Gold is a superb buy and incredibly cheap in comparison with comparable tents.

Its ratings show that the quality and dimensions the tent provides were not in any way compromised to obtain a price unquestionably below the average price for comparable tents. It is also worth thinking about the fact that it is reduced by 22% from the manufactures suggested price. It could make an awesome choice for nearly all people searching for a comfy three-season cabin tent to go camping with, that should serve you well for years to come.

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COMPARE WITH OTHER SIMILAR TENTS

BIG AGNES TENTS || CABIN TENTS || 4 PERSON TENTS

Other Sizes

Model Headroom Sleeping Area Price * Discounted

Big Agnes Big House 4
Big House 4 Green

5' 0"56 sq ft $299.95(0%)

Big Agnes Big House 4
Big House 4 Gold

5' 0"56 sq ft $232.92info_outline(22%)

Big Agnes Big House 4
Big House 4 Deluxe Gold

5' 8"60 sq ft $349.95info_outline(0%)

Big Agnes Big House 4
Big House 4 Deluxe Green Leaf

5' 8"60 sq ft $369.95info_outline(0%)

Big Agnes Big House 6
Big House 6 Deluxe Gold

6' 6"75 sq ft $399.95info_outline(0%)

Big Agnes Big House 6
Big House 6 Deluxe Green Leaf

6' 6"75 sq ft $419.95info_outline(0%)
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