Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 2 Person Dome Tent Review

The Seedhouse SL Fast Fly Open

Big Agnes's Seedhouse SL 2 With the Fast Fly Open

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The Seedhouse SL With the Fly Off

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 2 With the Fly Off
Fly Closed on the on the Seedhouse SL 2

Fly Closed on the Seedhouse SL 2

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  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Olive, Gray
  • 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: Yes, Half
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Seedhouse SL 2 floor saver
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Materials and Extras

  • Inner Walls: Nylon/Polyester Mesh
  • Full Fly: Coated Ripstop Nylon
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1200 mm
  • Floor Materials: Coated Ripstop Nylon
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Pole Material: Aluminum DAC Featherlite NSL
  • Number Of Poles: 2
  • Pole Dimensions:
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Aluminum J Stakes
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  • Floor Area: 28 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 5 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 3 Lbs 12 Oz
    Trail Weight: 3 Lbs. 6 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 6.5 x 16 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 1
    Total Vestibule Area:
    7.00 sq. ft. (1 x 7 sq. ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

Easy set up with a single-pole structure

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

I've been finding tents for a very long time for my hiking adventure. It is just the perfect one. You can use this one in a variety of weather conditions.

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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

Poorly designed vestibules. Some of the stuff can't even fit so, and I needed to put it in the tent itself, which is a bit of a hassle. Still, it's worthy of your money. Other than that, no problems at all.

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The Seedhouse SL 2 has one door and a peak center height of 3' 5, which is 10 inches smaller than the average height of the 193 various 2 person tents we have studied. With 28 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 suggested for use in, smaller tents similar to this one make a really good choice for campers that prefer spending loads of time outside exploring the great outdoors.

Many of the great points about dome tents are, that they are under normal circumstances not too heavy, making them easy to carry. In near all instances, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are generally speaking, freestanding and very simple to set up. In good weather, you could do without securing the tent with stakes and ropes, not that this is suggested.

Dome tents are the most common of all the other sorts of tents you will see when camping. They tend to fair better in storms than other types, allowing water to easily slide off the sloped walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, allowing the rain to pool on the top. The most straightforward dome tent will have a rectangular footprint, sloped sides a couple of poles which cross in the middle of the roof. Due to their construction, it is typically thought of that they are ideal for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

Beneath you can find a list of the tent's pros and cons.

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  1. Freestanding. The Seedhouse SL 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 floor with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Vestibule. Having one vestibule. Gives you a place to store shoes and other items 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 gear.
  4. Breathable. The Seedhouse SL'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 summer.
  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 1200mm. Meaning it will easily protect you against heavy downpours.
  6. Other sizes are available. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  7. Low price. It is a great buy for a 2 person dome tent that provides this much room. Not a lot of tents available on the market provide this level of quality for only $299.95 info_outline


  1. Not spacious. With a floor area of 28 square feet, the Seedhouse SL 2 is smaller than quite a few of the 193 other 2 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Lacking in Headroom. With 10% 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 Seedhouse SL 2 footprint Even though the floor may be made of Coated ripstop nylon, it is still better to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  4. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have lots of things to be positive about. The sloping walls do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.


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Our Ratings: 5.0 STARS

Big Agnes's Seedhouse SL 2 tent is really good for backpacking. Here are a couple of other nice points not mentioned above which, we noticed and liked, while researching the model: Sidecar vestibules provide extra storage that is easily accessible from the interior of your tent , 3-D shelf is ideal for stashing oversized gear, utilizing dead space above your feet and Velcro tabs connect fly to pole structure providing perfect pitch and extra stability.

With wonderful ratings, a couple of reviews and a peak height of 3' and 28 square feet of space to play with, this tent is like your own miniature studio. This will allow you to spend some real quality time hanging out with nature. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can study above.

If you found this page looking for suggestions about this specific tent, our view is, it will make for a good acquisition. If you simply happened to land on this website while browsing for a new tent having never heard of this manufacture or this tent previously, it is probably a good idea to look at some more comparable tents also.

Value for money: When thinking about value for your dollar, this tent is cheaper than the average price of all the two hundred and seventy-two, two-person tents we have looked at, all alone this does not make it good value for money. We also need to think about other factors in detail, as we do for every tent.

When we calculate the ratings of a single tent, we look at plenty of things, finding things where the tent could outshine other very similar tents and where it is not quite as good. On this occasion, with a total score of 4.2 and the price details above, one can view that with a ticket price of $299.95 info_outline Big Agnes's Seedhouse SL 2 is a very good bargain and competitively priced in comparison with similar tents.

The overall score shows that the build and dimensions the tent gives you were not skimped on to arrive at a price tag unquestionably beneath the normal price for comparable tents. It could make a fantastic choice for nearly all people looking for an adequate three-season backpacking tent to camp in, that should serve you well for years to come.

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Other Sizes and Variations of the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL Model

Model Headroom Sleeping Area Price * Discounted

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 1
Seedhouse SL 1

3' 5"20 sq ft $279.95info_outline(0%)

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 2
Seedhouse SL 2

3' 5"28 sq ft $299.95info_outline(0%)

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 3
Seedhouse SL 3

3' 7"43 sq ft $349.95info_outline(0%)
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