Whether you're car camping with the family or setting up base camp, the Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 tent is up to the task.
This tent has a ceiling height that will let most people stand upright, while its roomy interior is big enough to sleep eight folks comfortably.
Great in winter storms, heavy winds and high heat, the Flying Diamond lets you answer the call of the wild and live to tell about it.
Compare this model to other 8-person tents and see for yourself if it meets your needs.
First off, the Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 has a few primary selling points, including:
The main area sleeps six, while the smaller area sleeps an additional two more campers.
Users also love the large vestibule, which covers the main door and makes a great spot for stashing your gear.
And for its size, the tent has a fairly quick setup, with color-coded webbing and buckles along with pole sleeves and quick-attaching plastic clips that connect the pole frame with the tent body.
There's also a reflective guyline, which provides excellent visibility at night.
Thanks to the mesh windows and rain fly vents, air circulates easily through the tent. This also keeps condensation to a minimum.
Take advantage of the dozen mesh floor pockets to keep your gear organized, while the gear loft loops lets you add your own loft.
Although the tent is heavy, it all packs up in a convenient, briefcase-like bag that has shoulder straps and a compartmentalized interior.
So even if you have to hike in a little way to the campsite, hauling the tent isn't too difficult.
There isn't much to dislike about the Flying Diamond 8. The tent does require quite a large, level spot to set up, but that's not usually a problem.
As far as it being a "true" four-season tent, there is some doubt. The mesh panels in various spots on the body won't fully keep out the elements.
For all but the most severe winter weather, though, this tent is a great alternative to the far more expensive North Face Dome 8.
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Perfect for big families or to provide shelter for your group before a big climb, the Flying Diamond 8 tent from Big Agnes sleeps eight and is made for all-weather use, although you'll want something a little more rugged for an Antarctic vacation.
This tent is big, big and bigger, so you'll have to find a large area to pitch it, but despite its girth, it's pretty easy to set up.
Considering what you get for the money, you won't find a better, more dependable tent.
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