Browning Camping Big Horn 5 Person Cabin Tent Review

The Big Horn Fly Open

Browning Camping's Big Horn 5 With the 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
  • Available in: Other Sizes
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  • MSRP: $229.99
  • Manufacturer: Browning Camping
  • Model: Big Horn
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Car Camping
  • Type: Cabin Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
  • ** Affiliate disclosure **
  • MSRP: $229.99

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The Big Horn With the Fly Off

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

View from the Inside Big Horn 5

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Cream, 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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Dimensions


  • 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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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Big Horn 5 has four windows and one door and a maximum center height of 7' 0, which is 11 inches bigger than the average height of the 30 different 5 person tents we have studied. With 80 square feet of space inside, it is a little bit smaller than some other 5-person tents, and it could be a little cramped for you and, up to four other campers throughout the 3-seasons, this tent is suggested for use in, smaller tents similar to this one generally make a good choice for people who like spending lots of time outside their tent getting some air.

One of the benefits of cabin tents is, that the walls of the tent are near vertical creating a spacious interior, this makes for plenty of headroom at the sides of the tent, making it feel much bigger than other types of tents, most of the time, they tend to have large floor areas, so they are great for larger groups. In general cabin tents will be used by families going on a camping trip in a car or a truck as they are quite heavy when compared to dome tents. That dose though make them better suited to cooler months.

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PROS

  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 ground with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Lots of Headroom. With 11% more headroom than similar-sized tents, one can easily count this as a plus.
  3. Internal storage. It is nice to see Browning Camping has added a gear loft and pockets in the interior to store some of your things.
  4. Has awnings. The awnings shelter the sides 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 rips and punctures. Also, the material has a 2000 mm waterproofing rating, which is pretty good for most circumstances.
  7. Other sizes are available. Browning Camping has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  8. Low price. It is a great buy for a 5 person cabin tent that provides this much space. Not a lot of tents available on the market provide this level of quality for only $219.99 info_outline

CONS

  1. Susceptible to wind. Because of its size and shape, the Big Horn may not do best 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 roomy. With a floor area of 80 square feet, the Big Horn 5 is smaller than quite a lot 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 need keep them inside the tent.
  4. Rainfly does not totally 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 rain.
  5. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one available separately specifically for the Big Horn 5 footprint Even though the floor may be made of 150D polyester oxford, it is still better to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.0 STARS

Browning Camping's Big Horn 5 tent is really good for car camping. Here are a couple of other cool things not mentioned above which, were noticed 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 great ratings, a decent amount of reviews and headroom of 7' and 80 square feet of space to play with, this tent is like your very own little apartment. It will allow you together with 3 other friends to share some delightful moments enjoying nature. We found a decent amount of positive points about the tent that you can read through above.

If you found this website looking for recommendations about this actual tent, our view is, it should make for a great purchase. In case you simply happened to land on this page while looking for a new tent having not heard of this brand or this tent model previously, it is probably a good thing to check out some other similar tents.

Value for money: When considering value for your dollar, this tent is a more competitive than the standard price of all the thirty-four, five-person tents we have looked at, this alone does not make it excellent value for money. One should also take a look at other areas in-depth, as we do for every tent.

When we tally up the overall score of a tent, we study a good deal of areas, looking for points where the tent could excel against other similar tents and where it is coming up short. In this case, with a total rating of 4.0 and the price knowledge above, we can notice that with a ticket price of $219.99 info_outline The Big Horn 5 is a great deal and fabulously competitively priced when compared with comparable tents.

Its overall score shows that the quality and size the tent gives you were not compromised to get a price tag unquestionably under the standard price for comparable tents. It is also worth thinking about the fact that it is reduced by 4% from the manufactures suggested price. It should make an exceptional choice for most people looking for a comfortable three-season cabin tent to go camping with, that will serve you well for years to come.

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