Big Agnes Manzanares 3 Person HV SL mtnGLO Dome Tent Review

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Big Agnes's Manzanares 3 HV SL mtnGLO With the Fly Open

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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 3 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: 41 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 7 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 5 Lbs 0 Oz
    Trail Weight: 4 Lbs. 7 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

I super duper love how they made this one: excellent construction overall, lightweight, and no sweat in setting it up.

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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

I wish they had included a footprint with it. The additional cost is expensive, you know. Including a floor saver would make this tent perfect.

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The Manzanares 3 HV SL mtnGLO has two doors and a peak center height of 3' 7, which is 12 inches less than the average height of the 127 various 3 person tents we have studied. With 41 square feet of room inside, it is considerably smaller than some other 3-person tents, and it would be quite tight for you and, up to two other campers during the whole of the 3-seasons, this tent is approved for use in, smaller tents like this one are a superb choice for people who enjoy spending plenty of hours outside their tent getting some air.

Some of the great things about dome tents are, that they are for, the most part light, making them easy to carry. In nearly all cases, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are generally speaking, freestanding and very easy 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 without a doubt the most commonly seen of all the various types of tents you will find when camping. They tend to fair better in the rain than other types, allowing water to roll off the slanted walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, allowing the rain to pool on the roof. The simplest dome tent should have a square footprint, sloped walls a couple of poles which cross in the center of the roof. Because of their construction, it is usually considered that they are ideal 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 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. Vestibules. Having two vestibules. Affords you a place to store shoes and other items that can get dirty, muddy, this is a big plus.
  3. Internal storage. It is good 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. 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 roomy. With a floor area of 41 square feet, the Manzanares 3 is smaller than quite a lot of the 127 other 3 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 factor for some campers.
  3. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one sold separately specifically for the Manzanares 3 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 walls do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.


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Our Ratings: 4.9 STARS

Big Agnes's Manzanares 3 HV SL mtnGLO tent is perfect for backpacking. There are a couple of other cool things 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 great ratings, a couple of reviews and a center height of 3' and 41 square feet of space for sleeping, this tent is like your very own miniature home away from home. It will allow you to enjoy some really enjoyable time exploring the great outdoors. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can read through above.

If you came to this page looking for suggestions about this actual tent, we think, it will make for a good acquisition. In case you just happened to arrive on this website while browsing for a new tent having not heard of this brand or this tent model before, it is possibly a good idea to check out some other comparable tents also.

Value for money: When thinking about value for money, this tent is little bit cheaper than the average cost of all the one hundred and eighty-one, three-person tents we have studied, 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 measure the ratings of an individual tent, we scrutinize a lot of things, looking for areas where the tent could beat other near-identical tents and where it is not quite as good. On this occasion, with an overall rating of 4.1 and the price info above, one can conclude that with a cost of $399.95 info_outline Big Agnes's Manzanares 3 HV SL mtnGLO is a fair purchase and reasonably priced in comparison with similar tents.

The ratings show that the quality and dimensions the tent provides were not skimped on to arrive at a price tag unquestionably beneath the standard price for comparable tents. It could make an excellent choice for nearly all campers searching for a comfortable three-season backpacking tent to go camping in, 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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