Award Winner - Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice Award 2013
FEATURES of the Big Agnes Scout 2 Tent
Single wall tents with full eve and rear vent system, to keep air circulating
Storage bins built in at head of tent
Features one door without vestubile
Super scout UL2 features one door and one oversized vestibule
Reflective guylines and webbing at tent corners and suggested anchor points
Silicone treated nylon rip-stop with 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating
Vents are polyester mesh
All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (No PVC or VOC's)
Requires 2 trekking poles
Super scout includes 1 pole for the foot area set-up
12 Superlight aluminum J stakes
2 interior storage bins
Gear loft loops included
Footprint sold separately
Fits Wall gear loft sold separately
12.5 x 6 in.
54 x 45 in.
Polyurethane-coated Nylon Ripstop
Minimum Trail Weight:
1 lb, 9 oz
Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice Award - 2013
34 Square Feet
Ultralight, Single Wall
Ultralight Backpacking, Backpacking, Camping
Number of Doors:
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Love the Madness,
Rated 4 out of
Super light but with some things to be aware ofI bought one of these recently to use on an attempted ascent of the Grand Teton. I was trying to cut our gear weight as much as possible, since we had to carry overnight camping gear, climbing gera and warm clothing up a long, fairly steep climb. I picked this model based on the Backpacker Magazine Gear of the Year award and my satisfaction with prior Big Agnes products I have used.
The good stuff:
1. SUPER light
2. Intuitive setup. Didn't need to read directios.
3. Fairly sturdy for such a light tent
4. Very warm (temps were in mid 30's at night and I never zipped my sleeping bag all the way)
5. Well made
6. Very roomy for such a light tent. My son is 6'2" and stretched out with plenty of length to spare. Width was adequate and we had room to keep some clothes and gear inside as well.
Not so good:
1. LOTS of condensation. We got pretty damp inside and the tent walls were soaked (but that should be expected with a single wall tent like this- part of the compromise for being light)
2. No vestibule (but I knew that when I bought it)
3. Trekking poles a little intrusive (but, again, compromise in sake of light weight)
4. One thing that you should be aware of- this tent only works properly if well staked out (12 individual stakes). In some campsites, this would not be an issue. We camped in the Morraine on the GT ascent and it has smallish rocky tent sites, where getting the tent staked out was difficult. Also, we found ourselves tripping over the guy lines occassionally. Given adequate space and softer ground, this tent would probably be pretty bomber but I was glad that the winds were pretty calm the night we slept n it.
Overall, a really good tent that makes some concessions to save weight. Condensation and the staking issue are things to be aware of before purchasing this tent, but if you want to save weight and still have a well made, roomy tent, give this a look.
Date published: 2015-08-03
Rated 3 out of
Tai Chiu from
Very lightweight!This is an extremely light tent but when it rains there is leakage of water.
Date published: 2015-04-16
Rated 5 out of
Awesome, ultralight backpacking tentExtremely roomy--truly a tent for two people with room inside for boots. Great ventilation--no condensation even in the North Cascades in the twenties overnight. Incredibly, unbelievably light at only TWO POUNDS. Pitches fast and easy. Designed such that it can be erected in the rain while keeping the interior dry! Top quality materials and craftsmanship. Footprint is very nice, albeit pricey. My new go-to backpacking tent!