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Big Agnes Slater UL 3+ Tent

Big Agnes Slater UL 3+ Tent is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
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4.5 Star Rating
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Product Description Item No.   10242195

The Big Agnes Slater UL 3+ Tent is a trail tent for backpacking with one or two friends. The tent is constructed mainly of ultra light nylon ripstop fabric, ideal for windy, sandy camps. Just say hello to the desert. A couple vents at the top are made of polyester mesh, just to prevent overheating. The dual doors allow for escape or entry by two people at once. When the fly is attached, you're treated with two vestibules, with the smaller being great for a pile of muddy boots. The second vestibule is oversized, ideal for storing packs or setting up a low camp chair to kick back in some shade. Rest easy, tomorrow is another day on the trail.

FEATURES of the Big Agnes Slater UL 3+ Tent

  • Features two doors, one small vestibule and one oversized vestibule
  • More protective tent body pushes the boundaries of this 3 season tent
  • Compatible with Big Agnes entertainment center loft - sold separately
  • Storm flaps on vestibule zipper
  • Reflective guylines and webbing on tent corners
  • Fly and floor are silicone treated nylon rip-stop
  • Fly and floor have 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating
  • Tent body is nylon rip-stop and polyester mesh vent
  • All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (No PVC or VOC's)
  • DAC Featherlite NSL pole system with lightweight hubs
  • DAC twist clips attach tent body to pole frame
  • Hub pole design
  • 16 Superlight aluminum J stakes
  • Five interior mesh pockets
  • Gear loft loops included
  • Footprint sold separately
  • Fast fly setup available

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Tent Floor Fabric: PU Nylon
Tent Rainfly Fabric: Polyurethane-coated Nylon
Features: Double Wall, Fast Pitch, Ultralight, Vestibule
Best Use: Backpacking, Ultralight Backpacking
Weight: 86 oz
Sleep Capacity: 3
Seasons: 3-Season
Packed Dimensions: 20 x 6 in.
Minimum Trail Weight: 4 lbs, 13 oz
Floor Area: 47 Square Feet
Floor Dimensions: 96 x 74 / 66 in.
Vestibule Area: 23 Square Feet
Peak Height: 42 in.
Number of Poles: 4
Tent Pole Material: Aluminum
Tent Fabric: Nylon ripstop
Ultralight: Yes
Number of Doors: 2
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pros and Cons I can not speak to the specifics of this tent because I have not actually had it in the field but I have been doing a great deal of research on tents and have some information that should be helpful. It goes without saying that if you are an ultralighter, this tent isn't for you. With a pack weight of about 5.5 pound give or take on stakes and guide line use, the weigh becomes much more manageable with two or three people. The most important difference with the slater is that almost the entire tent is ripstop nylon instead of entire panels being replaced with mesh netting. From my reading the mesh does do some nice thing for a tent, primarily reducing weight and increasing ventilation. The drawback is that you drop from a 100+denier ripstop nylon product to one that relies on 40 denier mesh around many stress points which have a fairly high probability of failure as use goes up. Having the zippers detach from the webbing seems to be the most common issue encountered. What your choice comes down to is the Slater is a more spacious, reliable, rugged tent but is heavier and more expensive. All of the mesh top variable tents on the market right now are catering to ultralight weigh hiking and do a good job of providing adequate shelter and excellent comfort in all but the worst weather conditions. The webbing also is less reliable and more likely to tear at a stress point. As for myself, the true deciding factor comes down to the cost versus the chance of failure on a trip and the likelihood of needing to replace a $350 tent after just two or three seasons of use, and that is with the assumption of special care being taken with the tent in use. One last thing to remember is that the mesh top tents will be lighter after a wet night. Breathable nylon will hold moisture better than mesh so unless you take the extra time to dry the tent while packing, you are likely to pack up several more ounces of moisture with the Slater.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every shekels The sticker price on this tent is a little bit of a shock at first. It was worth ever penny I forked over for it. Big Agnes has awesome light weight gear with a kick ass warranty to back up the quality of their products. After spending a "miserable" night in the sierras with my girlfriend and dog with the old REI tent we decided to get something with a little bit more room and that would keep us warm. I started looking into allot of different tents and Big Agnes seemed to be the choice. We do car camping, backpacking and occasionally hit a few campgrounds. There is a ton of space in this tent, we use this as a 2 person tent along with the dog. We have plenty of room to hang out if the weather is bad and the dog has more then enough room. Pockets, pockets, pockets! We love all the pockets for tucking away gear and having it available at a arms reach. The large vestibule is great for storing away gear when you decide to leave your site. Buy this tent you won't be dissapointed
Date published: 2015-03-25
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what is the difference ebetween the slater UL3+ and the copper spur UL3?  Advantages/disadvantages?

Asked by: fwb3
Hey there, Thanks for reaching out to us. You've asked a monster question, so I'll try to get it all in here! Both are 3 season, both have 2 doors, are ultralight and both sleep 3. For the contrasts, I'm going to differentiate Slater as SL and Spur as SP. Floor area: SL=47 sq ft, SP=44 sq ft. Peak height: SL=42", SP=44". Vestibule area: SL= 23 sq ft, SP=9 sq ft. Weight: SL=86 oz, SP=64 oz. Tent pole material: SL= DAC aluminum, SP=DAC Featherlite NSL. While both are solid tents, you can see that one has more space and one is lighter, so it's just matter of what your camping necessitates! Hope this helps you out.
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2017-04-08
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