Big Agnes Flying Diamond 4 Person Dome Tent Review

The Flying Diamond Fly Open

Big Agnes's Flying Diamond 4 With the Fly Open
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  • Manufacturer: Big Agnes
  • Model: Flying Diamond
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Car Camping
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
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  • MSRP: $499.95
  • Manufacturer: Big Agnes
  • Model: Flying Diamond
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Car Camping
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
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  • MSRP: $499.95
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The Flying Diamond With the Fly Off

Big Agnes Flying Diamond 4 With the Fly Off
Fly Closed on the on the Flying Diamond 4

Fly Closed on the Flying Diamond 4

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Wine, Tan
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: None
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Zippers: Easy grip zipper pulls
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, Sold separately
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Half, Half
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Flying Diamond 4 floor saver
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: Polyester And Mesh
  • Full Fly: Coated Polyester Rip-stop
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Floor Materials: Coated Polyester
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Pole Material: Aluminum DAC With Press Fit Connectors
  • Number Of Poles: 3
  • Pole Dimensions: 8.7,9,9.5, And 10.2mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Aluminum Hook Stakes
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 61 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 5 foot. 0 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 14 Lbs 6 Oz
    Trail Weight: 13 Lbs. 6 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 8 x 24.5 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area: 37.00 sq. ft.
    (26 sq. ft. and 11 sq.ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

It is easy to set up and has plenty of room for a couple and a dog. It also survived through a few summer storms without a single leak. It is our second Big Agnes tent, and we are very satisfied.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

For me, it's not compatible with four adult persons. Maybe, for four young teenagers, this would be lovely, they would be able to fit inside better.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Flying Diamond 4 has two doors and a maximum center height of 5' 0, which is a little bit less than the average height of the 134 other 4 person tents we have studied. With 61 square feet of room inside, it is a little bit smaller than some other 4-person tents, and it could be a little cramped for you and, up to three other campers all through the 3-seasons, this tent is approved for use in, smaller tents like this one often make a superb choice for campers that welcome spending loads of time outside the tent exploring.

Some of the great points about dome tents are, that they are under normal circumstances light, making them simple to carry around. In nearly 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 could do without guy lines and stakes, not that this is suggested.

Dome tents are the most common of all the different types of tents you will see when camping. They tend to fair better in bad weather than other types, allowing rain to roll off the slanted walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, allowing the water to pool on the roof. The most basic dome tent should have a square footprint, sloped walls a couple of poles which cross in the center of the roof. Due to the way they are made, it is generally thought of that they are ideal for up to a maximum of 6 people.

Beneath you can see an account of the tent's pros and cons.

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Flying Diamond 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 floor with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Vestibules. Having two vestibules. Gives you a place to store shoes and other items that can get dirty, muddy, this is a huge plus.
  3. Internal storage. It is nice to see Big Agnes has added a gear loft and pockets in the interior to store some of your things.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Other sizes are available. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.

CONS

  1. Not roomy. With a floor area of 61 square feet, the Flying Diamond 4 is smaller than quite a few of the 134 other 4 person tents we have looked at.
  2. No windows. With no windows it is not easy to keep the tent ventilated on a hot summers night.
  3. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one available separately specifically for the Flying Diamond 4 footprint Even though the floor may be made of Coated polyester, it is still best to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  4. A little heavy for backpacking. Even though the Flying Diamond 4, looks like a small tent, it is not probably the best choice for backpacking as it weighs 14 pounds. This is quite a lot more than many other backpacking tents
  5. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have many attributes to rave about. The sloping walls do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.4 STARS

Big Agnes's Flying Diamond 4 tent is good for car camping. There are a few other cool things not noted above which, were found and liked, while researching the model: Spacious and strong tents for 3+ season base camping, Ready to pitch; with pre-cut guy lines and tensioners attached to fly and The Flying Diamond series of shelters are much more than standard tents. They are Everest base camp dining rooms.

With wonderful ratings, a few reviews and a minimum headroom of 5' and 61 square feet of space for sleeping, this tent is like your own small home away from home. It allows you and up to 2 other friends to spend some delightful moments exploring the great outdoors. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can look at above.

If you found this page looking for an endorsement about this specific tent, our view is, it would make for an awesome buy. If you simply happened to arrive on this website while looking for a new tent having not heard of this manufacture or this model before, it is possibly a good thing to look at a few other similar tents.

Value for money: As far as value for your dollar, this tent is right around the usual cost of all the one hundred and fifty-four, four-person tents we have looked at, this just by itself does not make it good value for money. We also need to think about other areas in-depth, as we do with each tent.

When we determine the ratings of a single tent, we consider tons of conditions, finding areas where the tent could shine against other comparable tents and where it is not quite as good. On this occasion, with an overall score of 4.4 and the price details above, we can see that with a ticket price of $399.73 Big Agnes's Flying Diamond 4 is a very good buy the cost is not at all unreasonable when set side by side with similar tents.

Its ratings show that the quality and dimensions, the tent provides make it a a great purchasefor campers wanting for a good quality 4-person tent. It is also worth thinking about the fact that it is discounted by 20% from the manufactures suggested price. It will make a remarkable choice for most people looking for an appropriate three-season dome tent to camp in, that should serve you well for years to come.

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Other Sizes and Variations of the Big Agnes Flying Diamond Model

Model Headroom Sleeping Area

Big Agnes Flying Diamond 4
Flying Diamond 4

5' 0"61 sq ft

Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6
Flying Diamond 6

5' 7"92 sq ft

Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8
Flying Diamond 8

6' 0"123 sq ft
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