Families who enjoy camping may be wondering which tent is the best choice. If you’re not experienced with tenting, you may not yet know what to look for in a shelter for the family. The most important things a tent should do is keep you warm, dry, comfortable and safe. Next, it should be durable to hold up under heavy use. When it comes to family tents, two doors are better than one. This makes it easy to get in and out. To meet these requirements, we’ve chosen the Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 Person Tent for your consideration. Our review discusses the useful features that make the Flying Diamond a good choice for small to medium sized families.
Have you ever tried to camp in a cramped tent that was too small for the size of your family? The Big Agnes Flying Diamond is an 8-person tent that will comfortably sleep a family of six to eight. It also offers room to store your gear.
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Features of Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8
Two-door design makes it easier for more than one person to enter and exit the tent. You no longer need to crawl over other campers sleeping in the tent. This eliminates the need to disturb others when you need to go out or come back in.
The two vestibules give you additional room for storing equipment, gear and clothing. Keep all your belongings out of the rain and within easy reach.
Aluminum poles are lightweight. Durable yet lightweight materials make this tent lightweight for easier carrying and transport.
The zip up mesh door allows good air flow for ventilation of the inside. This prevents condensation and moisture as well as stuffiness.
Combination pole system and press fit connectors, along with plastic clips and sleeves attach tent to the pole frame. The pole ends, buckles and webbing are all color coded for fast and easy set-up. This eliminates guessing and confusion about which part goes where.
Additional fabric wall is included when privacy is wanted. It puts up easily to create a second room. It can be taken down when a single room tent is preferred. This makes the Big Agnes 8-person, a versatile tent that can be used as either a one or two-room tent upon demand.
The vestibule is easy to stake out and doubles as a shade using trekking poles.
Built-in Storage Compartments
In addition to the two vestibules, this tent comes equipped with built-in mesh storage pockets and loft mounted gear loops. Store and organize necessities for easy access. The included carrying bag is a briefcase style. The bag also has a handy shoulder strap for two carrying options.
A sturdy guywire is included to keep the tent taut and secure so it holds up against strong wind.
- Easily withstands winds of 35-40 mph without buckling
- A good tent for serious campers. It comfortably holds 3-4 people and gear for extended trips
- The front vestibule holds a large amount of gear including 8 pairs of shoes, a large storage box and folding chairs with room to spare
- This tent is fast and easy to setup. With two people, the average setup time is just 15 minutes. The color coding eliminates confusion and the tent attaches easily to the frame.
- Durable materials that hold up under steady use
- One customer complained that the zippers were defective.
Note: Big Agnes tents are covered by a manufacturers warranty which protects you from defects in workmanship. For resolution, contact the manufacturer for quick results.
Video Review of the Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 Person Tent
The Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 Person Tent comes highly recommended for family camping. Serious campers who purchased and use this tent highly recommend it to others.
Although you can squeeze up to 8 smaller people inside, it most comfortably sleeps six persons with ample room for gear and moving around.
This tent offers a comfortable shelter with excellent storage space for keeping you and your belongings warm and dry. The two-door design adds even more convenience for entering and exiting without disturbing others. It’s ideal for family camping use.