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Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 Tent Review

The Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 tent is perfect for families needing a stable, secure & large car camping tent. It is ideal for families of 4-5 & a dog.

Retailing for around $540 at REI.com, the combination of space, ease of setup, durability and all-weather performance basically make this tent a steal.

Take a look at our review of this spacious, totally affordable tent to see if it's right for your needs.

Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 Tent Review

Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6

Consider the features that immediately stand out about the Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 tent:

  • Spacious, six-person sleeper
  • Breathable tent body with a balanced mix of nylon mesh and ripstop polyester
  • Great vestibule, perfect for storing lots of gear

Of course, if you have a bigger family/mountaineering party or simply want more space, you can always graduate to the Flying Diamond 8 tent.

Still, for most, this baby constantly proves to be the only big tent ever needed.

Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 Tent Specifications:

  • Area: 95 sq. ft.
  • Maximum Interior Height: 66"
  • Weight: 18lbs. 2oz.
  • Packed Weight: 19lbs. 14oz.
  • Floor Size: 150 x 96
  • Packed Size: 25 x 8
  • Vestibule Size: 26 sq. ft.
  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Seasons: 3-4
  • Doors: 2
  • Ventilation: Vents, adjustable
  • Poles (number and material): 4, aluminum press-fit combi
  • Canopy Material: ripstop polyester and nylon mesh
  • Fly Material: Coated ripstop polyester
  • Floor Material: Coated polyester
  • Recommended Use: Car/family camping, base camp
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: Lifetime

Advantages

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The Flying Diamond 6 is not light. It's a heavyweight in the camping tent world, weighing in at about 20lbs. when packed... But that's OK! It's a car camping tent, not a backpacking tent.

What's most important is that setup is easily managed thanks to the color-coded webbing, buckles, pole sleeves and plastic clips. And for hauling to and from the car, the well-organized, easy-to-tote carry bag is a big help.

Two doors provide easy access (a MAJOR plus when camping with kids), while the mesh canopy windows, together with the vents in the waterproof rain fly ensure that air circulates.

You get a dozen floor pockets plus gear loft loops for adding an optional loft, so you'll have plenty of storage area for all your camping gear..

Learn More About This Tent at REI.com

Disadvantages

The most glaring drawback is that it's less than six feet at its highest interior point, meaning anyone of above-average height will have to stoop a bit.

Because of the mesh windows, purists might balk at the claim that it's a true four-season tent. If you're camping in subzero conditions, chances are you've sprung for a far more expensive tent.

Other than that, there isn't much to complain about. You might consider using a different set of stakes, though, for those included are a little flimsy.

Consumer Reviews

Consumers like:
  • Lots of interior space
  • Plenty of pockets/gear stash areas
  • Keeps out the rain
  • Holds up well in wind
Consumers don't like:
  • Included stakes a bit weak
  • Needs a big space for setup
  • Heavy

Summary

The Flying Diamond 6 represents a beautiful marriage of style, design and technology.

Roomy, breathable and dry, this champ sleeps six people comfortably, whether close to the minivan or at base camp at the foot of a mountain.

Where to Buy

You can find the Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 tent at the following online locations:

As always, feel free to ask us any questions you may have when shopping for a quality tent. We're here to help.



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