Big Agnes Manzanares 1 Person HV SL mtnGLO Dome Tent Review

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

  • Inner Walls: Breathable Ripstop Nylon/Polyester Mesh
  • Full Fly: Ripstop Nylon
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1200 mm
  • Floor Materials: Polyester Taffeta
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Pole Material: Aluminum DAC Pressfit
  • Number Of Poles: 2
  • Pole Dimensions: 8.3mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Aluminum Hook Stakes
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  • Floor Area: 20 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 2 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 3 Lbs 7 Oz
    Trail Weight: 3 Lbs. 0 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 18 x 6 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 1
    Total Vestibule Area:
    9.00 sq. ft. (9 sq. ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

Easy to set it up and break it down

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

It has a lot of livable space. I like the oversized ceiling pocket plus the additional number of pockets.

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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

I hope they add another vent on a newer version. There's only one vent, which for me not enough to provide excellent ventilation.

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The Manzanares 1 HV SL mtnGLO has one door and a maximum center height of 3' 2, which is a tiny bit smaller than the average height of the 64 different 1 person tents we have studied. With 20 square feet of space inside, it is significantly smaller than some other 1-person tents, and it would be quite cramped for you all through the 3-seasons, this tent is suggested for use in, smaller tents similar to this one can make a fantastic choice for people who like spending plenty of hours outside of the tent enjoying the fresh air.

Many of the cool points about dome tents are, that they are for, the most part light, making them easy to carry around. In most all cases, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are usually, freestanding and very simple to set up. In calm weather, you could do without securing the tent with stakes and ropes, not that this is recommended.

Dome tents are easily the most common of all the various sorts of tents you will see when camping. They tend to do better in storms than other types, allowing rain to roll off the slanted sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, resulting in the water pooling on the top of the tent. The most straightforward dome tent should have a rectangular floor, sloped sides two or more poles which cross in the center of the roof. Due to their construction, it is generally thought of that they are best for up to a maximum of 6 people.

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  1. Freestanding. The Manzanares HV SL mtnGLO 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. Vestibule. Having one vestibule. Offers you somewhere to store shoes and other things that can get dirty, muddy, this is a big 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 gear.
  4. Breathable. The Manzanares's interior uses a mesh fabric on the inside of the tent, and this helps maximize the flow of air. With the extra ventilation, and this tent is great for use in the warmer months.
  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 1200mm. 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.


  1. Not spacious. With a floor area of 20 square feet, the Manzanares 1 is smaller than quite a few of the 64 other 1 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Lacking in Headroom. With 6% less headroom than similar sized tents, one can see how this could be a negative thing for some campers.
  3. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one sold separately designed for the Manzanares 1 footprint Even though the floor may be made of Polyester taffeta, it is still better to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  4. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have many qualities to rave about. The sloping sides do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.


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Our Ratings: 4.9 STARS

Big Agnes's Manzanares 1 HV SL mtnGLO tent is really good for backpacking. There are a couple of other nice points not mentioned above which, we found and liked, while researching the model: Features patent-pending mtnGLO Tent Light Technology using durable LED lights to illuminate the interior of your tent with enough light to sort gear, play cards and hang out with friends without blinding them with a headlamp, Roomy shelters designed with steep walls that increase structure strength and allow for more livable space without adding weight and Ready to pitch; with pre-cut guy lines and tensioners attached to the fly.

With wonderful ratings, a couple of reviews and a peak height of 3' and 20 square feet of space for sleeping, this tent is like your own miniature home away from home. This will allow you to spend some really enjoyable time exploring the great outdoors. We found a decent amount of positive points about the tent that you can read through above.

If you found this page looking for an endorsement about this specific tent, we think, it will make for a great purchase. If you just happened to land on this page while looking for a new tent having never heard of this manufacture or this model before, it is perhaps a good idea to look at a few more similar tents also.

Value for money: When thinking about value for your money, this tent is more costlier than the standard cost of all the one hundred and two, one-person tents we have taken a look at, this just by itself is not a negative thing. One should also take a look at other areas in-depth, as we do for every tent.

When we measure the overall score of a single tent, we reflect upon plenty of areas, looking for things where the tent could beat other near-identical tents and where it is lacking. In this case, with an overall rating of 4.1 and the price conclusions above, one can observe that with a price of $295.00 info_outline Big Agnes's Manzanares 1 HV SL mtnGLO is a good bargain though it may be considered a little costly when set side by side with similar tents.

The overall score shows that the quality and size the tent offers make it a good buy for people wanting a tent that will be used for many years. It will make a decent choice for most campers looking for an adequate three-season backpacking tent to camp with, that will serve you well for years to come.

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Other Sizes and Variations of the Big Agnes Manzanares Model

Model Headroom Sleeping Area Price * Discounted

Big Agnes Manzanares 1
Manzanares 1 HV SL mtnGLO

3' 2"20 sq ft $295.00info_outline(2%)

Big Agnes Manzanares 2
Manzanares 2 HV SL mtnGLO

3' 3"29 sq ft $349.95info_outline(0%)

Big Agnes Manzanares 3
Manzanares 3 HV SL mtnGLO

3' 7"41 sq ft $399.95info_outline(0%)

Big Agnes Manzanares 4
Manzanares 4 HV SL mtnGLO

4' 2"57 sq ft $499.95info_outline(0%)
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