Big Agnes Manzanares 2 Person HV SL mtnGLO Dome Tent Review

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Big Agnes's Manzanares 2 HV SL mtnGLO With the Fly Open

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Big Agnes Manzanares 2 HV SL mtnGLO With the Fly Off
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  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Green, Gray
  • 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: Yes, Half
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Manzanares 2 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: 8.7mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Aluminum Hook Stakes
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  • Floor Area: 29 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 3 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 4 Lbs 3 Oz
    Trail Weight: 3 Lbs. 11 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 21 x 6 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area:
    18.00 sq. ft. (2 x 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's a high-quality type of tent which I do not mind paying for. Super easy to set up and takedown. A complete package indeed.

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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

Based on my experience on a camping trip, it doesn't work well with strong winds. I suggest you should only use this one in moderate winds.

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The Manzanares 2 HV SL mtnGLO has two doors and a maximum center height of 3' 3, which is 12 inches less than the average height of the 193 other 2 person tents we have examined With 29 square feet of room inside, it is a lot smaller than some other 2-person tents, and it would be quite tight for you and, another camper during the whole of the 3-seasons, this tent is recommended for use in, smaller tents like this one often can make a great choice for campers who appreciate spending lots of time outside of the tent enjoying the fresh air.

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

Dome tents are without a doubt the most common of all the other sorts of tents you will see when camping. They tend to fair better in bad weather than other types, allowing water to easily slide off the slanted sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, resulting in the water pooling on the roof. The simplest dome tent should have a square footprint, slanted sides two or more poles which cross in the middle of the roof. Because of their construction, it is usually considered that they are best suited 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 ground 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 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 things.
  4. More than one door. With 2 doors, it is simpler to get in and out of the tent, in the middle of the night if needed.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 downpours.
  7. Available in other sizes. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.


  1. Not spacious. With a floor area of 29 square feet, the Manzanares 2 is smaller than quite a lot of the 193 other 2 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Lacking in Headroom. With 12% 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 available separately designed for the Manzanares 2 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 things to be positive 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 2 HV SL mtnGLO tent is really good for backpacking. There are a couple of other points not noted above which, were found and liked, while reviewing 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 center height of 3' and 29 square feet of space to play with, this tent is like your own little studio. 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 look at above.

If you found this page looking for suggestions on this specific tent, our view is, it will make for a great purchase. If you just happened to land on this page while browsing for a brand new tent having never heard of this manufacture or this tent model before, it is possibly a good idea to check out a few more similar tents also.

Value for money: As far as value for money, this tent is wee bit cheaper than the standard price of all the two hundred and seventy-two, two-person tents we have studied, this itself does not make it good value for money. One should also think about other factors in-depth, as we do for every tent.

When we determine the ratings of a single tent, we study tons of stuff, finding points where the tent could exceed other comparable tents and where it is not quite as good. On this occasion, with an overall score of 4.1 and the price statistics above, one can see that with a ticket price of $349.95 info_outline Big Agnes's Manzanares 2 HV SL mtnGLO is a fair purchase and reasonably priced when compared with similar tents.

The overall score shows that the build and size the tent gives you were not skimped on to get a price significantly beneath the normal price for comparable tents. It could make an awesome choice for nearly all people searching for a comfy three-season backpacking tent to go camping with, that should 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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