Big Agnes Rattlesnake 2 Person SL mtnGLO Dome Tent Review

The Rattlesnake Fly Open

Big Agnes's Rattlesnake 2 SL mtnGLO With the Fly Open

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The Rattlesnake With the Fly Off

Big Agnes Rattlesnake 2 SL mtnGLO With the Fly Off
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Fly Closed on the Rattlesnake 2 SL mtnGLO

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QUICK OVERVIEW

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Brown, Green
  • 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: 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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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 27 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 6 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 4 Lbs 2 Oz
    Trail Weight: 3 Lbs. 9 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 6.5 x 21 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

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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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Rattlesnake 2 SL mtnGLO has two doors and a peak center height of 3' 6, which is a tiny bit less than the average height of the 193 different 2 person tents we have examined With 27 square feet of space inside, it is considerably 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 suggested for use in, smaller tents like this one can generally make an ideal choice for campers that welcome spending lots of time outside of their tent exploring.

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

Dome tents are easily the most commonly seen of all the different types of tents you will find when camping. They tend to do better in the rain than other types, allowing rain to roll off the sloped sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, allowing the water to pool on the roof. The most basic dome tent should have a rectangular floor, slanted sides a couple of poles which converge in the middle of the roof. Due to their construction, it is usually thought of that they are best suited for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Rattlesnake 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 floor with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Vestibules. Having two vestibules. Offers you a place to store shoes and other things that can get dirty, muddy, this is a huge 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. 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 0mm. Meaning it will easily protect you against heavy downpours.
  6. Available in other sizes. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.

CONS

  1. Not spacious. With a floor area of 27 square feet, the Rattlesnake 2 is smaller than quite a lot of the 193 other 2 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Lacking in Headroom. With 9% 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, 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. Discontinued: Unfortunately this particular tent has been discontinued on the manufactures website and is not available elsewhere, that we know of.
  5. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have lots of qualities to be positive about. The sloping walls do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.3 STARS

Big Agnes's Rattlesnake 2 SL mtnGLO tent is good for backpacking. There are a few other things not mentioned above which, were found and liked, while reviewing 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 positive ratings, a few reviews and a peak height of 3' and 27 square feet of space to play with, this tent is like your own little home away from home. This enables you to spend some real quality time hanging out with nature. We found a decent amount of positive points about the tent that you can read through above.

If you came to this website looking for recommendations about this actual tent, our view is, it would make for a good acquisition. In case you just happened to land on this page while looking for a brand new tent having never heard of this brand or this tent before, it is possibly a good idea to look at a few other similar tents also.

Value for money: When thinking about value for your dollar, this tent is tad bit cheaper than the standard price of all the two hundred and seventy-two, two-person tents we have studied, this just by itself does not make it good value for money. One should also take into account other areas in detail, as we do with each tent.

When we tally up the valuation of a tent, we regard a good deal of conditions, searching for areas where the tent could beat other comparable tents and where it is not quite as good. In this case, with an overall rating of 4.3 and the price statistics above, we can observe that with a price of $349.95 info_outline The Rattlesnake 2 SL mtnGLO is a fair deal and competitively priced in comparison with comparable tents.

The overall score shows that the quality and dimensions the tent gives you were not compromised to get a price tag significantly beneath the usual price for similar tents. It will make a fantastic choice for most campers looking for an adequate three-season backpacking tent to go camping with, that should serve you well for years to come.

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COMPARE WITH OTHER SIMILAR TENTS

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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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