Browning Camping Granite Creek 2 Person Dome Tent Review

The Granite Creek Fly Open

Browning Camping's Granite Creek 2 Fly Open
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  • Manufacturer: Browning Camping
  • Model: Granite Creek
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Backpacking
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • MSRP: $149.99
  • Current Price: $149.99 info_outline
  • Available in: Other Sizes
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  • Manufacturer: Browning Camping
  • Type: Granite Creek
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Backpacking
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • MSRP: $149.99
  • Current Price: $149.99 info_outline
  • Available in: Other Sizes
  • ** Affiliate disclosure **

Granite Creek 2 Pictures and Videos

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The Granite Creek With the Fly Off

The Browning Camping Granite Creek 2 With the Fly Off
Fly Closed on the Granite Creek 2

Fly Closed on the Granite Creek 2

A video associated with Browning Camping's Granite Creek 2

A complementary video about the Granite Creek 2 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 2 floor saver
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: 75D 185T Polyester
  • 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: 29 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 5 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 5 Lbs 10 Oz
    Trail Weight: 5 Lbs. 0 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 8 x 18 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 1
    Total Vestibule Area: 18.00 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. Only a tiny bit heavier than the one person model. Small packed size. Roomy interior. Freestanding. Durable aluminum poles. Price is not bad at all.


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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 some minor compromises in terms of materials to get to this price point.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Granite Creek 2 has two windows and two doors and a peak center height of 3' 5 which is 10 inches less than the average height of the 190 different 2 person tents we have studied. With 29 square feet of room inside, it is a lot smaller than some other 2-person tents, and it would be quite tight for you and, another camper all through the 3-seasons this tent is suggested for. Smaller tents similar to this one can make an awesome choice for campers that enjoy spending lots of time outside their tent getting some air.

Many of the great things about dome tents are, that they are under normal circumstances light, making them simple 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 can do without guy lines and stakes 'not that this is recommended' Dome tents are the most commonly seen of all the different sorts of tents you will find when camping. They tend to do better in storms than other types, allowing water to easily slide off the sloped sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, allowing the rain to pool on the roof. The simplest dome tent will have a square footprint, sloped walls a couple of poles which converge in the middle of the roof. Because of the way they are made, it is usually thought of that they are best for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

Down below, you can check out 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 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. Vestibule. Having one vestibule. Gives you somewhere to store shoes and other items that can get dirty, muddy, this is a big plus.
  3. Has Gear Loft. It is good 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 simpler to get in and out of the tent, in the middle of the night if needed.
  5. More than one window. With 2 openings it is simple to keep the tent cool 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 very 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 rain.
  9. Available in other sizes. Browning Camping has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  10. Low price. It is a great buy for a 2 person dome tent that provides this much room. Not a lot of tents available on the market provide this level of quality for only $149.99 info_outline

CONS

  1. Not roomy. With a floor area of 29 square feet, the Granite Creek 2 is smaller than quite a lot of the 190 other 2 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Lacking in Headroom. With 10% 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 specifically for the Granite Creek 2 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 lots 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 gear inside..

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.2 STARS

Browning Camping's Granite Creek 2 tent is great for backpacking, here are a few other cool things not noted above which, were found and liked, while researching the model: Vertical walls increase interior space, Weatherproof fly buckles on for maximum adjustability and protection and Factory-sealed fly and floor seams provide best weather protection.

With positive ratings, and a peak height of 3' and 29 square feet of space for sleeping, this tent is like your own modest studio. It will enable you to enjoy some really enjoyable moments camping. We found some decent positive points that you can check out above.

If you found this page looking for suggestions on this particular tent, we consider, it should make for a good purchase. If you simply happened to arrive 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 a few more similar tents.

Value for money: When thinking about value for your dollar, this tent is undoubtedly cheaper than the simple midpoint cost of all the two hundred and seventy-one, two-person tents we have studied, this just by itself does not make it remarkable value for money. One should also look at other things in detail, as we do for every tent.

When we calculate the overall score of a single tent, we examine a plethora of data points looking for points where the tent could perform well against other similar tents and where it is not quite as good. In this case, with an overall rating of 4.2 and the price info above, one can spot that with a price of $149.99 info_outline

The Granite Creek 2 is a fair bargain and very cheap in comparison with similar tents. Its ratings show that the quality and dimensions the tent offers were not skimped on to obtain a price undoubtedly under the average price for similar tents. It will make an exceptional choice for nearly all people looking for a comfy three-season backpacking tent to go camping in, that will serve you well for years to come.

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COMPARE WITH OTHER SIMILAR TENTS

BROWNING CAMPING TENTS || BACKPACKING TENTS || DOME TENTS

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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