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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  • Manufacturer: Big Agnes
  • Model: Seedhouse SL
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Backpacking
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
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  • MSRP: $299.95
  • Manufacturer: Big Agnes
  • Model: Seedhouse SL
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Backpacking
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
  • ** Affiliate disclosure **
  • MSRP: $299.95
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Seedhouse SL 2 Pictures and Videos

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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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QUICK OVERVIEW

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Features


  • 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: 9.mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Aluminum J Stakes
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Dimensions


  • 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.


SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Seedhouse SL 2 has one door and a maximum center height of 3' 5, which is a tiny bit less than the average height of the 204 other 2 person tents we have examined With 28 square feet of space inside, it is a lot smaller than some other 2-person tents, and it would be quite cramped for you and, another camper throughout the 3-seasons, this tent is approved for use in, smaller tents similar to this one are a nice choice for campers who love spending lots of hours outside of the tent enjoying the fresh air.

Many of the fantastic things about dome tents are, that they are generally speaking not too heavy, making them simple to carry. In nearly all instances, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are generally speaking, freestanding and very straightforward to set up. In good weather, you could do without guy lines and stakes, not that this is recommended.

Dome tents are without a doubt the most common of all the different types of tents you will find when camping. They tend to do better in the rain than other types, allowing water to easily slide off the sloped sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, resulting in the water pooling on the top. The simplest dome tent will have a square floor, sloped walls a couple of poles which cross in the center of the roof. Due to their construction, it is usually thought of that they are best suited for up to a maximum of 6 people.

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

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Seedhouse SL 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. Vestibule. Having one vestibule. Offers you a place 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 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 warmer months.
  5. 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.
  6. Other sizes are available. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  7. Low price. It is a great purchase for a 2 person dome tent that provides this much space. Not many tents available on the market provide this level of quality for only $299.95 info_outline

CONS

  1. Not spacious. With a floor area of 28 square feet, the Seedhouse SL 2 is smaller than quite a few of the 204 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 available separately designed 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 rave about. The sloping walls do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.2 STARS

Big Agnes's Seedhouse SL 2 tent is perfect for backpacking. Here are a couple of other things not mentioned above which, we found 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 great ratings, a couple of reviews and a peak height of 3' and 28 square feet of space for sleeping, this tent is like your own little studio. It allows you to enjoy some delightful moments camping. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can check out above.

If you came to this website looking for suggestions about this specific tent, we consider, it should make for a great acquisition. If you just happened to arrive on this page while browsing for a new tent having not heard of this manufacture or this tent before, it is possibly a good thing to look at some more comparable tents.

Value for money: In terms of value for your money, this tent is cheaper than the usual cost of all the two hundred and eighty-five, two-person tents we have studied, all alone this does not make it good value for money. We also need to look at other factors in-depth, as we do with every tent.

When we measure the score of an individual tent, we consider loads of data points, searching for things where the tent could outperform other near-identical tents and where it is coming up short. On this occasion, with an overall rating of 4.2 and the price details above, we can view that with a price of $299.95 info_outline Big Agnes's Seedhouse SL 2 is a very good buy and cheap in comparison with comparable tents.

Its ratings show that the quality and capacity the tent provides were not skimped on to finish up with a price tag significantly beneath the normal price for comparable tents. It could make a very good choice for nearly all people 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 Seedhouse SL Model

Model Headroom Sleeping Area

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 1
Seedhouse SL 1

3' 5"20 sq ft

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 2
Seedhouse SL 2

3' 5"28 sq ft

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 3
Seedhouse SL 3

3' 7"43 sq ft
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