Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 3 Person Dome Tent Review

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Big Agnes's Seedhouse SL 3 With the Fast Fly Open

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The Seedhouse SL With the Fly Off

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 3 With the Fly Off
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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 3 floor saver
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Materials and Extras

  • Inner Walls: Ripstop 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: 9.6mm And 9mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Aluminum J Stakes
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  • Floor Area: 43 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 7 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 4 Lbs 7 Oz
    Trail Weight: 4 Lbs. 0 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 5 x 22 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 1
    Total Vestibule Area:
    11.00 sq. ft. (1 x 11 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

It is just unbelievably great. I love that this fits three persons. My two friends and I fit exactly inside without having any problems. Vestibules took care of our other stuff.

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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

I got confused when I set it up, and the instructions weren't apparent. It's like a foreign thing to me. I am just an ordinary person. I don't know much about this tent. I just want a tent that I can sleep at nighttime.

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The Seedhouse SL 3 has one door and a peak center height of 3' 7, which is 12 inches less than the average height of the 128 other 3 person tents we have examined With 43 square feet of room inside, it is considerably smaller than some other 3-person tents, and it would be quite cramped for you and, up to two other campers all through the 3-seasons, this tent is suggested for use in, smaller tents like this one can generally make a suitable choice for campers who enjoy spending plenty of hours outside their tent getting some air.

Some of the cool things about dome tents are, that they are generally speaking not too heavy, making them simple to carry around. In most 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 can do without guy lines and stakes, not that this is suggested.

Dome tents are easily the most commonly seen of all the different sorts of tents you will see when camping. They tend to fair better in storms than other types, allowing water to roll off the sloped walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, allowing the rain to pool on the top. The most straightforward dome tent should have a rectangular floor, slanted walls a couple of poles which converge in the middle of the roof. Because of the way they are made, it is typically considered that they are best for up to a maximum of 6 people.

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  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 floor with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Vestibule. Having one vestibule. Gives you somewhere to store shoes and other items that can get dirty, muddy, this is a huge 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. 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 rain.
  6. Available in other sizes. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  7. Low price. It is a great buy for a 3 person dome tent providing this much room. Not many tents available on the market give this level of quality for only $349.95 info_outline


  1. Not spacious. With a floor area of 43 square feet, the Seedhouse SL 3 is smaller than quite a lot of the 128 other 3 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Lacking in Headroom. With 12% less headroom than similar sized tents, one can see how this could be a negative factor for some people.
  3. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one sold separately specifically for the Seedhouse SL 3 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 qualities to be positive about. The sloping sides do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.


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Our Ratings: 4.9 STARS

Big Agnes's Seedhouse SL 3 tent is really good for backpacking. Here are a few other points not mentioned above which, we noticed and liked, while reviewing 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 favorable ratings, a couple of reviews and a minimum headroom of 3' and 43 square feet of space for sleeping, this tent is like your very own modest home away from home. This will enable you to spend some real quality time exploring the great outdoors. We found a decent amount of positive points about the tent that you can study above.

If you found this website looking for an endorsement on this specific tent, we think, it should make for a great acquisition. In case you just 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 possibly a good idea to check out a few other similar tents.

Value for money: When contemplating value for your dollar, this tent is cheaper than the normal price of all the one hundred and eighty-two, three-person tents we have looked at, this itself does not make it great value for money. We also need to take a look at other areas in-depth, as we do with every tent.

When we determine the ratings of an individual tent, we examine a lot of areas, finding areas where the tent could outperform other comparable tents and where it is not quite as good. On this occasion, with a total rating of 4.1 and the price conclusions above, It is simple to conclude that with a ticket price of $349.95 info_outline The Seedhouse SL 3 is a decent buy and cheap when compared with comparable tents.

The ratings show that the quality and dimensions the tent gives you were not compromised to finish up with a price tag well below the normal price for comparable tents. It will make an awesome choice for most people searching for a comfortable three-season backpacking tent to camp with, that will 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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