Browning Camping Granite Creek 1 Person Dome Tent Review

The Granite Creek Fly Open

Browning Camping's Granite Creek 1 Fly Open
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  • Manufacturer: Browning Camping
  • Model: Granite Creek
  • Sleeping Capacity: 1 Person
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Backpacking
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • MSRP: $119.99
  • Current Price: $103.04 info_outline
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  • Available in: Other Sizes
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  • Manufacturer: Browning Camping
  • Type: Granite Creek
  • Sleeping Capacity: 1 Person
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Backpacking
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • MSRP: $119.99
  • Current Price: $103.04 info_outline
  • You Save $16.95 (14%)
  • Available in: Other Sizes
  • ** Affiliate disclosure **

Granite Creek 1 Pictures and Videos

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The Granite Creek With the Fly Off

The Browning Camping Granite Creek 1 With the Fly Off
Fly Closed on the Granite Creek 1

Fly Closed on the Granite Creek 1

A video associated with Browning Camping's Granite Creek 1

A complementary video about the Granite Creek 1 and Browning Camping tents.

QUICK OVERVIEW

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Brown and Gray
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: 2
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Zippers: #8
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, Yes
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Yes, Half
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Granite Creek 1 floor saver
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: 75D 185T Polyester Half Mesh
  • Full Fly: 75D 185T Polyester
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Floor Materials: 75D 185T Polyester Taffeta
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 3000 mm
  • Pole Material: 7000 Series Aluminum
  • Number Of Poles: 2
  • Pole Dimensions: 8.5mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: 7075 Aluminum
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 20 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 2 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 5 Lbs 0 Oz
    Trail Weight: 4 Lbs. 4 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 7 x 18 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area:
    19.00 sq. ft. (2 x 9.5 sq. ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

With the freestanding design and pole clips that quickly attach to the aluminum poles, setup is a breeze.

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

Lightweight at just 5 pounds. Not too heavy for backpacking. Durable aluminum poles. Generous interior space. Freestanding so that it can be set up almost anywhere. Compact size when packed. Affordable price.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

Browning is not known for manufacturing tents, so balanced reviews are scarce. The price may indicate the quality, so there may be minor compromises in terms of materials to get to its price point.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Granite Creek 1 has two windows and two doors and a maximum center height of 3' 2 which is a tiny bit less than the average height of the 59 other 1 person tents we have studied. With 20 square feet of room inside, it is a lot smaller than some other 1-person tents, and it would be quite tight for you all through the 3-seasons this tent is recommended for. Smaller tents like this one often can make an awesome choice for people that like spending plenty of time outside of the tent enjoying the fresh air.

Many of the great things about dome tents are, that they are generally speaking not too heavy, making them simple to carry. In nearly all instances, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are generally speaking, freestanding and very simple to set up. In good weather, you could do without securing the tent with stakes and ropes 'not that this is suggested' Dome tents are the most commonly seen of all the different types of tents you will see when camping. They tend to fair better in bad weather than other types, allowing water to roll off the sloped walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, resulting in the water pooling on the top of the tent. The most basic dome tent will have a square footprint, slanted walls a couple of poles which converge in the center of the roof. Because of their construction, it is typically thought of that they are best for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

Beneath you can see an account of the tent's strongest and weakest points.

PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Granite Creek 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. Vestibules. Having two vestibules. Affords you somewhere to store shoes and other items that can get dirty, muddy, this is a big 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. 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.
  5. More than one window. With 2 windows it is easier to keep the tent cooler on a hot summers night.
  6. Durable, water-resistant floor. The floor material is 75D 185T polyester taffeta, which is a substantially thick and high-strength fabric. Meaning the base is not prone to tears and punctures. Also, the material has a 3000 mm waterproofing rating, which is pretty good for most circumstances.
  7. Breathable. The Granite Creek'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 summer.
  8. The rainfly completely covers the tent body. The rainfly covers the entire 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 downpours.
  9. Other sizes are available. Browning Camping has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  10. Low price. It is a great buy for a 1 person dome tent providing this much space. Not many tents available on the market provide this level of quality for only $103.04 info_outline

CONS

  1. Not roomy. With a floor area of 20 square feet, the Granite Creek 1 is smaller than quite a lot of the 59 other 1 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Lacking in Headroom. With 7% less headroom than similar sized tents, one can see how this could be a negative factor for some campers.
  3. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one sold separately designed for the Granite Creek 1 footprint The floor may be made of 75D 185T polyester taffeta, it is still though best to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  4. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have heaps of things to be positive about. The sloping walls do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.
  5. Storage Space. Due to the size of the tent, one cannot store much stuff inside..

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.2 STARS

Browning Camping's Granite Creek 1 tent is great for backpacking, here are a couple of other points not mentioned above which, we noticed and liked, while researching the model: Weatherproof fly buckles on for maximum adjustability and protection, Easy assembly with pole clips that quickly snap over the tent poles and Factory-sealed fly and floor seams provide best weather protection.

With favorable ratings, and minimum headroom of 3' and 20 square feet of space for sleeping, this tent is like your own small home away from home. It enables you to spend some delightful time exploring the great outdoors. We found some decent positive points that you can study above.

If you found this page looking for suggestions on this specific tent, we consider, it will make for an excellent buy. In case you simply happened to land on this website while looking for a brand new tent having never heard of this manufacture or this tent previously, it is perhaps a good idea to check out some other similar tents.

Value for money: As far as value for your money, this tent is fundamentally cheaper than the average price of all the ninety-seven, one-person tents we have studied, all alone this does not make it good value for money. One should also think about other things in detail, as we do for each tent.

When we measure the valuation of an individual tent, we scrutinize a lot of conditions looking for points where the tent could beat out other very similar tents and where it is lacking. On this occasion, with a total score of 4.2 and the price statistics above, It is simple to view that with a cost of $103.04 info_outline

The Granite Creek 1 is a fair bargain and very competitively priced when compared with similar tents. The overall score shows that the quality and dimensions the tent provides were not compromised to arrive at a price well beneath the median price for comparable tents. It is also worth thinking about the fact that it is marked down considerably by 14% from the manufactures suggested retail price. It will make a fantastic choice for most campers searching for an adequate three-season backpacking tent to camp in, that will serve you well for years to come.

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COMPARE WITH OTHER SIMILAR TENTS

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Other Sizes and Variations of the Browning Camping Granite Creek Model

Model Headroom Sleeping Area Price * Discounted

Browning Camping Granite Creek 1
Granite Creek 1

3' 2"20 sq ft $103.04info_outline(14%)

Browning Camping Granite Creek 2
Granite Creek 2

3' 5"29 sq ft $149.99info_outline(0%)
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