Big Agnes Tiger Wall 3 Person Platinum Dome Tent Review

The Tiger Wall Platinum Fly Open

Big Agnes's Tiger Wall 3 Platinum With the Fly Open
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  • Manufacturer: Big Agnes
  • Model: Tiger Wall Platinum
  • Sleeping Capacity: 3 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Backpacking
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
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  • MSRP: $599.95
  • Manufacturer: Big Agnes
  • Model: Tiger Wall Platinum
  • Sleeping Capacity: 3 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Backpacking
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
  • ** Affiliate disclosure **
  • MSRP: $599.95

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The Tiger Wall Platinum With the Fly Off

Big Agnes Tiger Wall 3 Platinum With the Fly Off
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Fly Closed on the Tiger Wall 3 Platinum

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Features


  • Freestanding: Semi
  • Color: Turquoise, Off White
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: None
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Zippers: Easy grip zipper pulls
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, No
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Full, Half
  • Footprint: Not Included
  • Tiger Wall 3 floor saver
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: Breathable Ripstop Nylon/Polyester Mesh
  • Full Fly: Silicone-treated Ripstop Nylon
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1200 mm
  • Floor Materials: Silicone-treated Ripstop Nylon
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 1200 mm
  • Pole Material: Aluminum DAC Featherlite NFL
  • Number Of Poles: 1
  • Pole Dimensions: 9.3mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Aluminum J Stakes
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 38 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 6 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 2 Lbs 11 Oz
    Trail Weight: 2 Lbs. 6 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 5.5 x 19 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area: 16.00 sq. ft.
    (8 sq. ft. and 8 sq.ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

Single-pole architecture makes set up and take down simple and efficient

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

Backpackers Mentioned: It took 5 mins to set the whole thing up. Super light easy set up. The material is ultralight weight, breathable even with the rainfly on. Did great with overnight rain and dried quickly for an easy morning pack-up. Exceeded my expectations. The tent performed well, keeping the wind out. Tent is great for two smaller frame people who want to go light.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

Backpackers noted: That their only complaint is the durability of the tent but that comes with the territory of an ultralight tent. No videos and step by step written instructions are epic fails. The ones sewn into the stuff sack are vague.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Tiger Wall 3 Platinum has two doors and a peak center height of 3' 6, which is 12 inches smaller than the average height of the 139 other 3 person tents we have studied. With 38 square feet of space inside, it is considerably smaller than some other 3-person tents, and it would be quite tight for you and, up to two other campers all through the 3-seasons, this tent is approved for use in, smaller tents like this one often can make a great choice for campers who appreciate spending plenty of hours outside the tent exploring.

A few of the fantastic things about dome tents are, that they are under normal circumstances light, making them easy to carry. In most all instances, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are generally speaking, freestanding and very easy 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 bad weather than other types, allowing rain to easily slide off the slanted walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, resulting in the rain pooling on the roof. The simplest dome tent should have a rectangular floor, slanted sides a couple of poles which cross in the center of the roof. Because of their construction, it is generally thought of that they are ideal for up to a maximum of 6 people.

Down below, you can find an account of the tent's strongest and weakest points.

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PROS

  1. Vestibules. Having two vestibules. Gives you somewhere to store shoes and other items that can get dirty, muddy, this is a big plus.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  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 1200mm. Meaning it will easily protect you against heavy rain.
  5. Available in other sizes. Big Agnes has also made this model available in Other Sizes.

CONS

  1. Not spacious. With a floor area of 38 square feet, the Tiger Wall 3 is smaller than quite a few of the 139 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 designed for the Tiger Wall 3 footprint Even though the floor may be made of Silicone-treated 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 many things to rave about. The sloping sides do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.3 STARS

Big Agnes's Tiger Wall 3 Platinum tent is good for backpacking. There are a few other points not noted above which, we noticed and liked, while researching the model: The Tiger Wall Platinum tents take two-door tent life to a crazylight new level. , DAC poles create a strong structure that is light and spacious and Structured foot-end corners create more usable space between your feet and tent wall. Low Vent feature on the vestibule doors for more air flow while still providing vestibule coverage.

With good ratings, a couple of reviews and a center height of 3' and 38 square feet of space for sleeping, this tent is like your own little home away from home. This will enable you to enjoy some delightful moments exploring the great outdoors. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can look at above.

If you came to this website looking for suggestions on this particular tent, our view is, it should make for a good acquisition. If you just happened to land on this page while browsing for a brand new tent having not heard of this brand or this tent before, it is probably a good idea to check out some more similar tents.

Value for money: When considering value for your money, this tent is a more expensive than the usual cost of all the one hundred and ninety-three, three-person tents we have looked at, this by itself is not a negative thing. One should also think about other factors in-depth, as we do with each tent.

When we calculate the valuation of a tent, we consider tons of data points, finding points where the tent could exceed other very similar tents and where it is not quite as good. On this occasion, with an overall rating of 4.3 and the price conclusions above, we can spot that with a ticket price of $539.9478 The Tiger Wall 3 Platinum is a great buy although it may be considered very costly when compared with similar tents.

The overall score shows that the build and space the tent gives you make it a honest purchase for those wanting a tent that will be used for plenty of years. It could make a good choice for most campers looking for an adequate three-season backpacking tent to camp in, that should serve you well for years to come.

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