Big Agnes Dog House 6 Person Dome Tent Review

When we created this review of the Dog House 6, we looked at data from one hundred and seven other six person dome tents, examining more than sixty different details. We also looked at the cost including shipping & discounts from eleven various suppliers shops, to find the best rate for you.

The Dog House Fly Open

Big Agnes's Dog House 6 With the Fly Open
In this review, we will cover for you:
  • A summary of the reviews we found.
  • A detailed overview of the features, materials and dimensions.
  • The Pros and Cons of the shelter.
  • How you can save an extra $34.99

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  • Manufacturer: Big Agnes
  • Model: Dog House
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Car Camping
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
  • MSRP: $349.95
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Dog House 6 Pictures and Videos

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The Dog House With the Back Side

Big Agnes Dog House 6 With the Back Side
Door Closed on the on the Dog House 6

Door Closed on the Dog House 6

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QUICK OVERVIEW

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Rust Orange, Brown
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: 2
  • Number of Doors: 1
  • Zippers: N/A
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, Sold separately
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Half, Half
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Dog House 6 floor saver
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: Polyester With A Waterproof Polyurethane Coating And Nylon Mesh
  • Half Fly: Polyester With A Waterproof Polyurethane Coating And Nylon Mesh
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Floor Materials: Polyester With A Waterproof Polyurethane Coating And Nylon Mesh
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Pole Material: DAC DA17 Aluminum
  • Number Of Poles: 3
  • Pole Dimensions: 14.5mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Aluminum Hook
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 83 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 6 foot. 8 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 13 Lbs 7 Oz
    Trail Weight: 13 Lbs. 0 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 26 x 9 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: None
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: 1

Tent Set Up

Color-coded webbing and buckles for easy set up

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

Currently, there are no people who bought the tent and written a review for this tent: The build and style are nearly identical to the older Deluxe Rabbit Ears Model. Most campers were delighted with the Rabbit Ears 6


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

Currently, there are no campers who have used the tent and written a review for this tent: The build and style are nearly identical to the older Rabbit Ears Model. There were very few campers dissatisfied with the Rabbit Ears 6


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Dog House 6 has two windows and one door and a maximum center height of 6' 8, which is a little bit bigger than the average height of the 109 various 6 person tents we have studied. With 83 square feet of room inside, it is a lot smaller than some other 6-person tents, and it would be quite tight for you and, up to five other campers all through the 3-seasons, this tent is suggested for use in, smaller tents like this one make a great choice for campers that enjoy spending heaps of hours outside exploring the great outdoors.

Some of the great points about dome tents are, that they are generally speaking light, making them simple to carry around. In near all cases, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are usually, freestanding and very straightforward to set up. In calm weather, you can do without securing the tent with stakes and ropes, not that this is suggested.

Dome tents are easily the most commonly seen of all the other types of tents you will find when camping. They tend to fair better in the rain than other types, allowing water to easily slide off the slanted sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, resulting in the rain pooling on the top of the tent. The most basic dome tent will have a rectangular floor, slanted walls a couple of poles which cross in the center of the roof. Due to their construction, it is usually considered that they are best for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

Below you can find an account of the tent's pros and cons.

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Dog House can support its own weight on any terrain. It does not even have 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. Internal storage. It is nice to see Big Agnes has added a gear loft and pockets in the interior to store some of your gear.
  3. Has awnings. The awnings shelter the sides of the tent.
  4. More than one window. With 2 windows it is simple to keep the tent ventilated on a hot summers night.
  5. Available in other sizes. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.

CONS

  1. Sensitive to wind. Because of its size and shape, the Dog House may not do best in strong winds if it is not firmly secured with the provided guy lines and stakes. Even though the tent is listed as freestanding in all but very calm conditions, one would want to stake and tie it down correctly.
  2. Not roomy. With a floor area of 83 square feet, the Dog House 6 is smaller than quite a lot of the 109 other 6 person tents we have looked at.
  3. Only one room. The Dog House is recommended for 6 campers, many other tents of a similar size have more than one room allowing for a little more privacy.
  4. No Vestibules. If you want to keep your dirty shoes, clothes, and backpacks protected from the rain etc, you need store them inside the tent.
  5. Rainfly does not wholly cover the tent. The rainfly only covers the ceiling and part of the tent body from the top. Meaning it might not protect against heavy downpours.
  6. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one available separately specifically for the Dog House 6 footprint Even though the floor may be made of Polyester with a waterproof polyurethane coating and nylon mesh, it is still best to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  7. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have many things to rave about. The sloping sides do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.0 STARS

Big Agnes's Dog House 6 tent is suitable for car camping. There are a couple of other things not already mentioned above which, we found and liked, while researching the model: Dog House tents are versatile and value-oriented, providing shelter on a family road trip, and refuge from wind and sun on a remote river trip., Oversized back window can be toggled down for venting and vista viewing or zipped shut during inclement weather and Single-wall design with steep walls provides great space for the whole gang, and goes up quickly and easily in all conditions.

With great ratings, and headroom of 6' and 83 square feet of area to sleep, this tent is like your own miniature residence. It will enable you together with 4 other friends to enjoy some really enjoyable moments enjoying nature. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can look at above.

If you came to this website looking for suggestions about this particular tent, our view is, it would make for a good purchase. If you simply happened to arrive on this page while browsing for a brand new tent having never heard of this manufacurer or this model before, it is possibly a good idea to look at a few more comparable tents also.

Value for money: In terms of value for money, this tent is tad bit cheaper than the average cost of all the one hundred and ten, six-person tents we have looked at, this just by itself does not make it good value for money. We also need to take into account other areas in-depth, as we do with every tent.

When we tally up the overall score of a tent, we examine tons of things, looking for areas where the tent could outshine other near-identical tents and where it is lacking. On this occasion, with an overall score of 4.0 and the price statistics above, It is simple enough to see that with a price of $349.95 Big Agnes's Dog House 6 is a good purchase and competitively priced when compared with similar tents.

The ratings show that the quality and space the tent offers were not skimped on to arrive at a price significantly below the average price for comparable tents. It could make an excellent choice for most campers looking for an appropriate three-season dome tent to camp with, that should serve you well for years to come.

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