Browning Camping Glacier 4 Person Dome Tent Review

The Glacier Fly Open

Browning Camping's Glacier 4 With the Fly Open
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  • Manufacturer: Browning Camping
  • Model: Glacier
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Car Camping
  • Type: Dome Tent
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  • MSRP: $449.99
  • Manufacturer: Browning Camping
  • Model: Glacier
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Car Camping
  • Type: Dome Tent
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  • MSRP: $449.99
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The Glacier With the Fly Off

Browning Camping Glacier 4 With the Fly Off
Fly Closed on the Glacier 4

Fly Closed Glacier 4

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Gray, Brown
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: 2
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Zippers: #10
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, Yes
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Vents, No
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Glacier 4 floor saver
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: 75D 210T Polyester
  • Full Fly: 75D 210T Polyester
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Floor Materials: 210D Polyester Oxford
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 2000 mm
  • Pole Material: Aluminum
  • Number Of Poles: 2
  • Pole Dimensions: 19mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: 7075 Aluminum
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 72 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 6 foot. 0 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 21 Lbs 4 Oz
    Trail Weight: 21 Lbs. 4 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 9 x 27 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area: 35.00 sq. ft.
    (2 x 17.5 sq. ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

Easy assembly with pole clips that quickly snap over the tent poles

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

Good quality materials used. Has vertical walls to maximize usable space inside. It only has two poles, which make the tent easy to set up but also sturdy. The Ventilation is excellent, especially for warm nights.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

During rain, the tent catches some water on its corners. If the rainfly is not attached correctly, water may leak to the interior. There are also some reports of seams ripping and splitting suddenly.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Glacier 4 has two windows and two doors and a maximum center height of 6' 0, which is a little bit more than the average height of the 134 various 4 person tents we have studied. With 72 square feet of room inside, it is significantly larger than some other 4-person tents, and it easily offers enough room for you and, up to three other campers all through the 3-seasons, this tent is recommended for use in, smaller tents like this one generally make a suitable choice for people who appreciate spending loads of time outside their tent getting some air.

A few of the great points about dome tents are, that they are for, the most part light, making them easy to carry. In near all instances, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are usually, freestanding and very straightforward to set up. In calm weather, you could do without guy lines and stakes, not that this is recommended.

Dome tents are the most common of all the different types of tents you will find when camping. They tend to do better in the rain than other types, allowing rain to easily slide off the sloped sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, resulting in the water pooling on the roof. The most straightforward dome tent will have a square floor, sloped sides a couple of poles which cross in the middle of the roof. Because of their construction, it is usually thought of that they are best suited for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Glacier 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. Plenty of Headroom. With 8% more headroom than similar size tents, one can easily count this as a plus.
  3. Vestibules. Having two vestibules. Offers you a place to store shoes and other things that can get dirty, muddy, this is a huge 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 door. With 2 doors, it is easier to get in and out of the tent, in the middle of the night if needed.
  6. More than one window. With 2 openings it is simple to keep the tent cooler on a hot summers night.
  7. Durable, water-resistant floor. The floor material is 210D 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 very good for most circumstances.
  8. 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 1500mm. Meaning it will easily protect you against heavy rain.
  9. Lots of Positive Reviews The Glacier 4 has Tons of very good Reviews
  10. Impressive Ratings The Glacier 4 has some of the best ratings of all the tents on optimumtents.com
  11. Low price. It is a great purchase for a 4 person dome tent providing this much room. Not many tents available on the market give this level of quality for only $359.99 info_outline

CONS

  1. Susceptible to wind. Because of its size and shape, the Glacier 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 need to stake and tie it down correctly.
  2. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one sold separately specifically for the Glacier 4 footprint Even though the floor may be made of 210D polyester oxford, it is still better to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  3. A tad heavy for backpacking. Even though the Glacier 4, looks like a small tent, it is not ideal for backpacking as it weighs 21 pounds. This is quite a lot more than many other backpacking tents
  4. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have many attributes to be positive about. The sloping walls do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 5.0 STARS

Browning Camping's Glacier 4 tent is suitable for car camping. Here are a couple of other nice points not mentioned above which, were noticed and liked, while researching the model: Weatherproof fly buckles to tent for maximum adjustability and protection, Easy entry and great ventilation with two doors (both with zippered mesh windows) and Factory-sealed fly and floor seams provide best weather protection.

With superb ratings, plenty of reviews and a center height of 6' and 72 square feet of space to play with, this tent is like your very own modest apartment. It allows you together with 3 other campers to share some real quality time camping together. We found a decent amount of positive points about the tent that you can read through above.

If you came to this website looking for suggestions about this particular tent, we consider, it would make for a very good acquisition. If you just happened to arrive on this website while browsing for a new tent having never heard of this brand or this tent model before, it is perhaps a good idea to look at some more comparable tents also.

Value for money: As far as value for your dollar, this tent is more competitive than the normal cost of all the one hundred and fifty-four, four-person tents we have studied, this alone does not make it great value for money. One should also take into account other things in detail, as we do for every tent.

When we determine the score of a tent, we reflect upon plenty of stuff, finding areas where the tent could outshine other very similar tents and where it is coming up short. In this case, with an overall rating of 5.0 and the price statistics above, one can view that with a cost of $359.99 info_outline Browning Camping's Glacier 4 is a perfect deal and competitively priced in comparison with comparable tents.

Its overall score shows that the quality and capacity the tent provides were not in any way compromised to get a price tag undoubtedly under the average price for similar tents. It is also worth thinking about the fact that it is discounted by 20% from the manufactures suggested retail price. It could make a remarkable choice for most campers searching for a comfy three-season dome tent to camp with, that should serve you well for years to come.

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