Big Agnes C Bar 2 Tent
- Hub pole design
- 3 interior mesh pockets
- Includes gear loft loops
- Easy to take down and set up
- Light enough to take backpacking
- 8 lightweight aluminum hook stakes
- Velcro® tabs connect fly to the pole structure
- DAC Pressfit pole system with lightweight hubs
- Ultralight plastic clips attach tent body to pole frame
- Pre-cut guy lines and tensioners attached to fly, ready to pitch
- Capacity: 2
- Head Height: 41 in.
- Number of Doors: 1
- Packed Weight: 4 lbs.
- Packed Size: 6" x 19"
- Floor Area: 28 sq. ft.
- Number of Seasons: 3
- Vestibule Area: 7 sq. ft.
- Material: Polyester Taffeta
- Coating: 1500mm waterproof polyurethane
Additionnally being able to realize it when it is rainy by setting the external part first is great (I avoided several getting my back pack an inner tent wet..
I sometimes got a bit scared for the tent when it was very winddy but so far it resisted.
2 points I would improve:
- entrance a bit bigger: 2backpacks and shoes: it is really small and not easy to get in and out the tent - though it is possible.
- add a button to the upper pocket - when I put something inside very often it falls down because of the weight: eg my headlamp. So I added myself a button (see in the picture)
Overwhise the tent is amazing ! Thank :)
11 months ago
However, here are a few things I noticed. It is a bit narrow for two adults; you might feel a little cramped in there. I have broad shoulders, so trying to get comfortable next to my wife wasn't easy. Our air sleeping pads were too wide; the corners poked out the tent sidewall causing it to stretch. You might want to consider the C-Bar 3 or even the HV UL3 (since the 3 person version is fully freestanding) and they're still fairly light. The bottom red sidewall is a bit too tall and the mesh is too high on top, so you don't get much breeze in. I tried it during the heat wave, and it was a bit too warm inside especially with the high humidity.
BA: What I would recommend is bring the ceiling down a little bit, maybe 6" and widen the tent by 6" to 10", it will make a big difference. In reality, you don't need too much headroom since most of the time, most backpackers stay outside the tent. Most of us just go in during sundown and sleep since we're tired after miles of carrying our stuff. But having width would be more crucial. This way you can keep the material use low to keep the same low weight. The sidewall should come down a few inches as well, increase the mesh.