Big Agnes Rattlesnake 1 Person SL mtnGLO Dome Tent Review

The Rattlesnake Fly Open

Big Agnes's Rattlesnake 1 SL mtnGLO With the Fly Open

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The Rattlesnake With the Fly Off

Big Agnes Rattlesnake 1 SL mtnGLO With the Fly Off
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Fly Closed on the Rattlesnake 1 SL mtnGLO

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  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Brown, Green
  • 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: No, No
  • Footprint: Not Included
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Materials and Extras

  • Inner Walls: Polyester
  • Full Fly: Ripstop Nylon
  • Floor Materials: Ripstop Nylon
  • Pole Material: Aluminum DAC
  • Number Of Poles: 2
  • Pole Dimensions: 9mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Aluminum Hook Stakes
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  • Floor Area: 23 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 1 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 3 Lbs 7 Oz
    Trail Weight: 3 Lbs. 0 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 6 x 18 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area:
    9.00 sq. ft. (9 sq. ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

It sets up easily and quickly

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

Campers mentioned It stands up to 30-35 mph wind, pouring rain without a single leak. I love the benefit of the light system on the inside. Light, sturdy, sets up, breaks down, and packs quickly and full of great features. I had to set this tent up using mostly moon-light. It was a breeze. One day it dumped buckets of rain, yet the inside stayed warm and dry. Side entry was grand, and the vestibule is roomy, comfortable to access from within the tent, and kept my bags dry during a storm.

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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

Reviews said Zippers are not that tough. I'm 5'9" tall, and the tent is perfect. If I were 6' or taller, I might not be happy in it. If you want the rain fly to be useful, you'll need to be able to stake it out. The only issue I have is the wiring on the light system is messed up, so I have to exchange it for a new one, so be careful with that feature while packing it up.

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The Rattlesnake 1 SL mtnGLO has one door and a maximum center height of 3' 1, which is a tiny bit less than the average height of the 65 different 1 person tents we have studied. With 23 square feet of space inside, it is a tiny bit smaller than some other 1-person tents, and it could be a little tight for you all through the 3-seasons, this tent is recommended for use in, smaller tents similar to this one can make a fantastic choice for people who prefer spending heaps of hours outside the tent exploring.

Many of the great points about dome tents are, that they are for, the most part light, making them simple to carry. 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 securing the tent with stakes and ropes, not that this is recommended.

Dome tents are without a doubt the most common of all the various sorts of tents you will see when camping. They tend to fair better in storms than other types, allowing rain to easily slide off the sloped sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, resulting in the water pooling on the roof. The most straightforward dome tent will have a rectangular floor, slanted sides a couple of poles which converge 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 campers.

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  1. Freestanding. The Rattlesnake 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. Affords you somewhere 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. 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 0mm. Meaning it will easily protect you against heavy rain.
  5. If you are searching for this particular tent, you are in luck it has been discontinued on the manufactures site, but is still available elsewhere.
  6. Available in other sizes. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  7. Low price. It is a great purchase for a 1 person dome tent that provides this much room. Not many tents available on the market give this level of quality for only $229.99 info_outline


  1. Not spacious. With a floor area of 23 square feet, the Rattlesnake 1 is smaller than quite a lot of the 65 other 1 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Lacking in Headroom. With 7% 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, The floor may be made of Ripstop nylon but it is still best to protect it further with a footprint, more so on rough terrain.
  4. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have many things to rave about. The sloping sides do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.


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Our Ratings: 3.4 STARS

Big Agnes's Rattlesnake 1 SL mtnGLO tent is great for backpacking. Here are a few other points not noted above which, were noticed and liked, while researching the model: Winner of Backpacker magazine's 2015 Editors' Choice Award for its built-in LED lighting, The vestibule on both sides is handy for storing a few items and Reflective guylines and webbing on tent corners.

With wonderful ratings, a decent amount of reviews and headroom of 3' and 23 square feet of space for sleeping, this tent is like your own little studio. This allows you to spend some delightful moments in the outdoors. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can look at above.

If you came to this page looking for recommendations about this specific tent, our view is, it would make for a good purchase. If you simply happened to arrive on this page while looking for a new tent having not heard of this manufacture or this tent model previously, it is probably a good thing to look at some more comparable tents.

Value for money: When thinking about value for your money, this tent is cheaper than the average price of all the one hundred and three, one-person tents we have taken a look at, this by itself does not make it great value for money. We also need to take a look at other things in-depth, as we do for each tent.

When we tally up the ratings of an individual tent, we look at tons of conditions, looking for things where the tent could shine against other similar tents and where it is coming up short. In this case, with a total rating of 4.2 and the price info above, It is simple to conclude that with a cost of $229.99 info_outline The Rattlesnake 1 SL mtnGLO is a great buy and reasonably priced in comparison with comparable tents.

Its overall score shows that the quality and size the tent offers were not compromised to obtain a price tag undoubtedly under the normal price for similar tents. It is also worth noting it is marked down by 23% from the manufactures suggested price. It should make an exceptional choice for nearly all people looking for an appropriate 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 Rattlesnake Model

Model Headroom Sleeping Area Price * Discounted

Big Agnes Rattlesnake 1
Rattlesnake 1 SL mtnGLO

3' 1"23 sq ft $229.99info_outline(23%)

Big Agnes Rattlesnake 2
Rattlesnake 2 SL mtnGLO

3' 6"27 sq ft $349.95info_outline(0%)

Big Agnes Rattlesnake 3
Rattlesnake 3 SL mtnGLO

3' 13"43 sq ft $399.95(0%)

Big Agnes Rattlesnake 4
Rattlesnake 4 SL mtnGLO

4' 3"57 sq ft $389.00info_outline(22%)
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