Big Agnes Manzanares 4 Person HV SL mtnGLO Dome Tent Review

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Big Agnes's Manzanares 4 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 4 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: 9.5mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Aluminum Hook Stakes
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  • Floor Area: 57 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 4 foot. 2 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 7 Lbs 0 Oz
    Trail Weight: 6 Lbs. 6 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 22 x 7 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area:
    28.00 sq. ft. (2 x 14 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

The mtnGLO Lights are absolutely stunning. Meaning I don't need to bring extra lights anymore because this tent already provided them. The only shelter I know that has this kind of feature. I approve of this one 100%.

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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

Zippers might get tricky at first. I really struggled with them when setting it up and even closing the doors. It's not that smooth, but I was able to pull it off. I'm glad I didn't rip the fabric.

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The Manzanares 4 HV SL mtnGLO has two doors and a maximum center height of 4' 2, which is 14 inches smaller than the average height of the 130 various 4 person tents we have examined With 57 square feet of room inside, it is a lot smaller than some other 4-person tents, and it would be quite tight for you and, up to three other campers during the whole of the 3-seasons, this tent is suggested for use in, smaller tents like this one can make an awesome choice for campers who love spending lots of hours outside exploring the great outdoors.

Some of the great things about dome tents are, that they are for, the most part light, making them easy to carry around. In most all instances, 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 guy lines and stakes, not that this is suggested.

Dome tents are without a doubt the most common of all the other types of tents you will find when camping. They tend to fair better in bad weather than other types, allowing rain to roll off the sloped walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, resulting in the water pooling on the roof. The simplest dome tent should have a square floor, slanted sides a couple of poles which converge in the center of the roof. Due to their construction, it is typically thought of that they are best suited for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

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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. Gives you somewhere 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 stuff.
  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 entire 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.
  7. Available in other sizes. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.


  1. Not spacious. With a floor area of 57 square feet, the Manzanares 4 is smaller than quite a lot of the 130 other 4 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Lacking in Headroom. With 14% less headroom than similar sized tents, one can see how this could be a negative factor for some people.
  3. No windows. With no windows it is not easy to keep the tent ventilated on a hot summers night.
  4. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one available separately designed for the Manzanares 4 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.
  5. A tad heavy for backpacking. Even though the Manzanares 4, looks like a small tent, it is not ideal for backpacking as it weighs 7 pounds. This is quite a lot more than many other backpacking tents
  6. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have heaps of things to be positive about. The sloping sides do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.


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Our Ratings: 5.0 STARS

Big Agnes's Manzanares 4 HV SL mtnGLO tent is ideal for bicycle & motorbike camping. There are a couple of other points not already mentioned above which, were noticed 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 .

With great ratings, a couple of reviews and headroom of 4' and 57 square feet of space for sleeping, this tent is like your own little flat. It will allow you together with 2 other campers to enjoy some delightful time in the outdoors together. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can study above.

If you found this page looking for suggestions on this specific tent, our view is, it will make for a good buy. In case you simply happened to land on this website while browsing for a brand new tent having not heard of this manufacture or this tent previously, it is perhaps a good idea to look at some more comparable tents also.

Value for money: In terms of value for money, this tent is more costly than the usual cost of all the one hundred and fifty-one, four-person tents we have looked at, all alone this is not a negative thing. We also need to take into account other things in detail, as we do for each tent.

When we tally up the score of a tent, we look at a good deal of conditions, looking for points where the tent could outshine other similar tents and where it is not quite as good. On this occasion, with a total rating of 4.3 and the price data above, It is simple to identify that with a price of $499.95 info_outline Big Agnes's Manzanares 4 HV SL mtnGLO is a good bargain even though it could be thought of as a little expensive when set side by side with comparable tents.

The ratings show that the quality and space the tent gives you make it a good choice for campers looking for a tent that will be used for plenty of years. It should make a decent choice for nearly all campers searching for a comfortable three-season dome 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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