Browning Camping Big Horn 8 Person Two Room Cabin Tent Review

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  • Manufacturer: Browning Camping
  • Model: Big Horn
  • Sleeping Capacity: 8 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Car Camping
  • Type: Cabin Tent
  • MSRP: $349.99
  • Current Price: $287.48 info_outline
  • You Save $62.51 (18%)
  • Available in: Other Sizes
  • Manufacturer: Browning Camping
  • Type: Big Horn
  • Sleeping Capacity: 8 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Car Camping
  • Type: Cabin Tent
  • MSRP: $349.99
  • Current Price: $287.48 info_outline
  • You Save $62.51 (18%)
  • Available in: Other Sizes

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The Big Horn With the Fly Off

The Browning Camping Big Horn 8 With the Fly Off
View from the Inside on the Big Horn 8

View from the Inside on the Big Horn 8

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QUICK OVERVIEW

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Cream and Brown
  • Number of Rooms: 2
  • Number of Windows: 6
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Zippers: #8
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, Yes
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Yes, No
  • Footprint: Available Separately
  • Browning Camping Big Horn Foot Print
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: 76D 185T Polyester
  • Half Fly: 76D 185T Polyester
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Floor Materials: 151D Polyester Oxford
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 2000 mm
  • Pole Material: Fiberglass & Steel Uprights For Extra Strength
  • Number Of Poles: 6
  • Pole Dimensions: 12.5mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, No
  • Stakes: Steel
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 150 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 7 foot. 3 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 34 Lbs 11 Oz
    Trail Weight: 34 Lbs. 11 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 12 x 30 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: None
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

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

This tent holds up well to cold, wind, rain, and even hail. It does not leak. Has a divider to make the tent into two rooms; great for added privacy. Comfortable for groups and families. Reasonable price considering its capacity and size.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

Some users reported some poles being defective right out of the box. The zippers also tend to be fragile if not handled carefully.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Big Horn 8 has six windows and two doors and a maximum center height of 7' 3 which is a little bit bigger than the average height of the 51 different 8 person tents we have studied. With 150 square feet of space inside, it is a little bit larger than some other 8-person tents, and it should accommodate you and, up to seven other campers during the 3-seasons this tent is approved for. Larger tents similar to this one often make a suitable choice for families that love having heaps of room inside the tent for sleeping and hanging out.

A nice thing about cabin tents is, that the sides are near vertical making for a spacious interior, this makes for a lot more headroom at the sides inside, making it feel much bigger than other types of tents, they also, tend to have large sleeping areas, making them great for groups. Many cabin tents contain more than a single room, similar to the Browning Camping Big Horn two-room tent

Below you can browse an account of the tent's strongest and weakest points.

PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Big Horn 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. Lots of space. With a peak height of 87 inches (more than 6 feet) and a floor area of 150 square feet, the Big Horn gives you a lot of space. Most campers can stand inside the tent without ducking their heads.
  3. Tons of Headroom. With 6% more headroom than similar size tents, one can easily count this as a plus.
  4. Has Gear Loft. It is good to see Browning Camping adding a gear loft in the interior to store some of your things.
  5. More than one room. The Big Horn is designed with two rooms, allowing for extra privacy. Ideal for a large family and groups who do not want to be all sleeping together.
  6. More than one door. With 2 doors, it is easier to get in and out of the tent, in the middle of the night if needed.
  7. More than one window. With 6 openings it is simple to keep the tent cooler on a hot summers night.
  8. Durable, water-resistant floor. The floor material is 151D 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.
  9. Breathable. The Big Horn'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.
  10. Lots of Positive Reviews The Big Horn 8 has Tons of awesome Reviews
  11. Excellent Ratings The Big Horn 8 has some of the best ratings of all the tents on optimumtents.com
  12. Other sizes are available. Browning Camping has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  13. Low price. It is a great deal for a 8 person cabin tent that provides this much space. Not a lot of tents available on the market provide this level of quality for only 287.48 info_outline

CONS

  1. Susceptible 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 need to stake and tie it down correctly.
  2. No Vestibules. If you want to keep your dirty shoes, clothes, and backpacks protected from the elements, you must store them inside the tent.
  3. Rainfly does not completely cover the tent body. The rainfly only covers the ceiling and part of the tent body from the top. Meaning it might not protect against heavy rain.
  4. Uses Fiberglass poles. Even though the poles are comprised of fiberglass & steel uprights for extra strength. Using even some fiberglass with a big tent like the Big Horn 8 could possibly lead to problems, if there were to be extreemly windy conditions.
  5. Poor Heat Retention. The general construction of the Browning Camping's Big Horns interior is designed to easily let air in and out. Therefore, it cannot keep heat inside, making it unsuitable for use in cold weather.
  6. Heavy. Even though heavy is not in it self a negative, it is worth noting that the Big Horn 8, weighs 34 pounds and has a packed size of 12 x 30 inches. Clearly it is designed for camping with a car and would not be super simple to set up on your own.
  7. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one available separately designed for the Big Horn 8 footprint The floor may be made of 151D polyester oxford, it is still though best to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.7 STARS

Browning Camping's Big Horn 8 tent is good for car camping, there are a few other nice points not noted above which, we found and liked, while reviewing the model: Weatherproof fly buckles to tent for maximum adjustability and protection, Factory-sealed fly and floor seams provide best weather protection and Straight side walls allow more room for cots.

With very good ratings, tons of reviews and a peak height of 7' and 150 square feet of area to sleep, this tent is like your own modest mansion. It will allow you and up to 7 other friends to share some real quality time enjoying nature. We found some decent pros that you can check out above.

If you came to this website looking for suggestions about this specific tent, our view is, it will make for a very good purchase. If you just happened to land on this website while looking for a brand new tent having never heard of this brand or this tent before, it is probably a good thing to look at some more similar tents.

Value for money: As far as value for money, this tent is significantly more competitive than the simple median price of all the fifty-two, eight-person tents we have studied, this just by itself does not make it excellent value for money. One should also take into account other areas in detail, as we do for each tent.

When we calculate the overall score of an individual tent, we examine a good deal of data points finding points where the tent could exceed other similar tents and where it is lacking. In this case, with a total rating of 4.7 and the price details above, one can conclude that with a cost of $287.48 info_outline

Browning Camping's Big Horn 8 is a very good buy and incredibly cheap in comparison with comparable tents. Its overall score shows that the build and capacity the tent offers were not in any way skimped on to arrive at a price unquestionably beneath the midpoint price for comparable tents. It is also worth noting it is reduced 18% from the manufactures MSRP. It will make a fantastic choice for most people looking for an appropriate three-season cabin tent to go camping with, that should serve you well for years to come.

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COMPARE WITH OTHER SIMILAR TENTS

CABIN TENTS || LARGE TENTS

Other Sizes

Model Headroom Sleeping Area Price * Discounted

Browning Camping Big Horn 5
Big Horn 5

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

Browning Camping Big Horn 8
Big Horn 8

7' 3"150 sq ft $287.48 info_outline(18%)
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