Browning Camping Big Horn 5 Person Cabin Tent Review

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Browning Camping's Big Horn 5 Fly Open
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  • Manufacturer: Browning Camping
  • Model: Big Horn
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Car Camping
  • Type: Cabin Tent
  • MSRP: $229.99
  • Current Price: $203.48 info_outline
  • You Save $26.51 (12%)
  • Available in: Other Sizes
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  • Manufacturer: Browning Camping
  • Type: Big Horn
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Car Camping
  • Type: Cabin Tent
  • MSRP: $229.99
  • Current Price: $203.48 info_outline
  • You Save $26.51 (12%)
  • Available in: Other Sizes
  • ** Affiliate disclosure **

Big Horn 5 Pictures and Videos

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The Big Horn With the Fly Off

The Browning Camping Big Horn 5 With the Fly Off
View from the Inside on the Big Horn 5

View from the Inside on the Big Horn 5

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  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Cream and Brown
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: 4
  • Number of Doors: 1
  • Zippers: #8
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, No
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Full, No
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Big Horn 5 floor saver
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Materials and Extras

  • Inner Walls: 75D 185T Polyester
  • Half Fly: 75D 185T Polyester
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Floor Materials: 150D Polyester Oxford
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 2000 mm
  • Pole Material: Fiberglass & Steel Uprights For Extra Strength
  • Number Of Poles: 4
  • Pole Dimensions: 11mm Fiberglass And 19mm Steel
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: Steel
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  • Floor Area: 80 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 7 foot. 0 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 21 Lbs 0 Oz
    Trail Weight: 21 Lbs. 0 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 9 x 29 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: None
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: 2

Tent Set Up

easy set up with unique hub design and pole clips that quickly snap over the tent poles

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

The tent is well-ventilated. It provides comfort even in hot weather. Easy to set up by one person. Roomy inside with a generous height. No leaking.

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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

Cannot close off the roof so that the inside could be frigid on cold nights. Some units suffer from off-gassing. Instructions for setting up the tent can also be unclear to some people.

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The Big Horn 5 has four windows and one door and a peak center height of 7' 0 which is 11 inches more than the average height of the 30 various 5 person tents we have looked at. With 80 square feet of room inside, it is a tiny bit smaller than some other 5-person tents, and it could be a little tight for you and, up to four other campers all through the 3-seasons this tent is approved for. Smaller tents similar to this one generally make a suitable choice for campers that enjoy spending heaps of time outside the tent exploring.

One of the awesome things about cabin tents is, that the sides of the tent are near vertical creating a larger interior, this allows for plenty of headroom at the sides of the tent, making it feel much larger than a dome tent, also, they tend to have wider floor areas, so they are great for families.

Underneath you can browse a list of the tent's strongest and weakest points.


  1. Freestanding. The Big Horn 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. Plenty of Headroom. With 11% more headroom than similar size tents, one can easily count this as a plus.
  3. Has Gear Loft. It is nice to see Browning Camping adding a gear loft in the interior to store some of your things.
  4. Has awnings. The awnings protect the walls of the tent.
  5. More than one window. With 4 windows it is easier to keep the tent cool on a hot summers night.
  6. Durable, water-resistant floor. The floor material is 150D polyester oxford, which is a substantially thick and high-strength fabric. Meaning the base is not prone to tears and punctures. Also, the material has a 2000 mm waterproofing rating, which is pretty good for most circumstances.
  7. Available in other sizes. Browning Camping has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  8. Low price. It is a great deal for a 5 person cabin tent that provides this much space. Not many tents available on the market give this level of quality for only $203.48 info_outline


  1. Sensitive to wind. Because of its size and shape, the Big Horn may not do well in strong winds if it is not firmly secured with the provided guy lines and stakes. Even though the tent is listed as freestanding in all but very calm conditions, one would want to stake and tie it down correctly.
  2. Not spacious. With a floor area of 80 square feet, the Big Horn 5 is smaller than quite a few of the 30 other 5 person tents we have looked at.
  3. No Vestibules. If you want to keep your dirty shoes, clothes, and backpacks protected from the elements, you will have to keep them inside the tent.
  4. Rainfly does not wholly cover the tent. The rainfly only covers the ceiling and part of the tent body from the top. Meaning it may not protect against heavy downpours.
  5. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one available separately specifically for the Big Horn 5 footprint The floor may be made of 150D polyester oxford, it is still though best to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.


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Our Ratings: 4.0 STARS

Browning Camping's Big Horn 5 tent is ideal for car camping, there are a couple of other cool things not noted above which, were found and liked, while researching the model: Factory-sealed fly and floor seams provide best weather protection, Weatherproof fly buckles to tent for maximum adjustability and protection and Straight side walls allow more room for cots.

With wonderful ratings, a decent amount of reviews and a peak height of 7' and 80 square feet of space to enjoy, this tent is like your very own small home away from home. This allows you together with 3 other people to spend some delightful time in the outdoors together. We found some decent pros that you can study above.

If you came to this page looking for recommendations about this actual tent, we think, it will make for a good purchase. If you simply happened to arrive on this page while browsing for a new tent having never heard of this brand or this model previously, it is perhaps a good idea to look at a few other comparable tents also.

Value for money: As far as value for your dollar, this tent is more competitive than the mean price of all the thirty-four, five-person tents we have studied, this alone by itself 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 determine the valuation of an individual tent, we scrutinize a plethora of conditions finding things where the tent could outdo other comparable tents and where it is coming up short. On this occasion, with an overall rating of 4.0 and the price data above, It is simple enough to detect that with a cost of $203.48 info_outline

The Big Horn 5 is a very good purchase and competitively priced when compared with comparable tents. Its ratings show that the quality and size the tent provides were not compromised to arrive at a price tag well under the average price for comparable tents. It is also worth thinking about the fact that it is marked down considerably by 12% from the manufactures suggested price. It should make a very good choice for nearly all people looking for a comfortable three-season cabin tent to camp with, that should serve you well for years to come.

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Other Sizes and Variations of the Browning Camping Big Horn Model

Model Headroom Sleeping Area Price * Discounted

Browning Camping Big Horn 5
Big Horn 5

7' 0"80 sq ft $203.48info_outline(12%)

Browning Camping Big Horn 8
Big Horn 8 Two Room

7' 3"150 sq ft $231.99info_outline(34%)
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