Big Agnes Scout 2 Platinum Tent

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84148712182
Our Scout 2 Platinum is a single-wall, insanely lightweight yet roomy trail phenom. At just one pound, there's no reason this tent shouldn't be in your pack for solo missions or when sharing it with your backcountry buddy. The full-body mesh vent system on this trekking-pole supported tent keeps air circulating and weather out, which makes this spacious, single-wall shelter your ultralight adventure must-have. Requires two trekking poles or Big Agnes Accessory Backpacking Poles for set up - sold separately

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Worth the Weight
Took this on my 2020 Appalachian trail thru hiker which is on pause due to the pandemic. This tent works great in cold and damp weather, and blocks the wind surprisingly well for how light and ventilated it is. It served me very well in my 44 days spent on the trail so far, with only two main drawbacks: no mesh door and no vestibule. Having no mesh door cuts weight, but if it gets hot at night, or you want to ventilate the tent more, you are going to have to deal with bugs. Having no vestibule for me meant bring all of my things inside the tent at night, and not having a dry place to cook when tenting in the rain. Overall I am still a huge fan of this tent, and will continue to use it once I am able to get back on the AT, but I am probably going to invest in a bug net to use with this tent in the summer months.
April 15, 2020
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Solid ultralight tent
I got this tent at the beginning of the summer season and have now spent many nights in it, in a wide variety of conditions, and have a good sense of what it works well for. I do most of my backpacking in the humid PNW, and sleep two people in the tent, so I knew condensation would be the main issue. Figuring out how to guy it out properly takes some practice, but once you know how to do it, it's fairly straightforward. I have found that, for me anyway, the best conditions to use this tent involve some wind (given that I'm camping in more humid places with two people). Wind keeps condensation to a minimum and the nights that I've gotten some wind, I wake up to a bone-dry tent. It's sturdy if you guy it out well and I've had it in 30 mph wind without issue, though when I know it's going to be very windy, I add some extra guy points to trees with paracord that I usually have in my pack. It has done very well in heavy rain, too, and I've always stayed dry in the rain. That said, I have definitely had a couple of nights where condensation has been a real issue: one was camping low in a very protected and humid river valley and the other was on a ridgeline on an exceptionally calm and humid night. Overall, this tent has been very useful as an ultralight option, even in humidity and rain with two people, I just have to be thoughtful about campsite selection to try to maximize my potential for having a breeze. I think it is best suited to solo camping in arid conditions, but its utility can be expanded with some thoughtful planning. Definitely a solid purchase.
October 9, 2019
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Amazing roomy, and light tent!
This tent is amazing, because it is so light, and so roomy! It is a palace for one, where you can bring your gear inside, sit up, change or anything else. For two, it's feels bigger than my other 2 person tent, because of the way the walls go out around the shoulders. I've only used it in temps below 60, but have had no problems with condensation. It hasn't rained on me yet, but I don't foresee any problems. The only issue I have had is due to wind. When I was sleeping and a big wind gust would hit the tent, it would blow the door into my head. I probably should have set it up in the opposite direction, and I wouldn't have had that problem. The other wind issue, was that the front guy line, and the front corner one released because of wind, and the tent kind of collapsed. Not sure how strong the wind was, because I was on a day hike, but it was pretty windy. I'm 6ft tall.
October 1, 2019
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Back Yard Practice update
preface: I have never owned a non freestanding tent before. review: I was so excited to open my tent once it arrived. I pitched it in the backyard immediately and was a little disappointed in the headroom. so I took it down, timed myself and pitched it again. Second pitch came in at 4 min 48 sec. under five and I was very casual with my pace. Still meh about headroom. Timed the break down at less than 4 min 40 sec. So the tent is easy and fast to pitch for sure. Still, I was bothered by the appearance, lack of real definition to the pockets inside, and the headroom as mentioned (I am only 5'7"). So.... I read the instructions *gasp*. lo and behold; I was staking and pitching in the wrong order. Third pitch I followed the instructions and was amazed at the increased quality of livable space, tautness, and overall appearance of the tent. I cannot wait to get it out on the trail. Will update review then if it is anything less than stellar.

Update: Wow what a great summer this has been so far! this tent has been with me for 60 miles in WV on the Allegheny Trail, 90 miles on the JMT, 33 miles in southern Indiana, and about 40 miles down in False Cape state park in Virginia. It has provided a palatial shelter for me everywhere and even my buddy when the temps dropped too low for his hammock in the sierras. Only once did i have condensation issues and it was with two people and I believe we blocked the side vents. I have set up this tent in some tight spots, it has kept me dry in the rain, super fast to pitch and and break down. Plenty long for a person of any height, If two people plan to use the tent try to cluster pads and bags/quilts in the middle and gear along the outside. the side vents are critical for ventilation. Great product BA!
August 14, 2019
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Backyard practice so far
preface: I have never owned a non freestanding tent before.
review: I was so excited to open my tent once it arrived. I pitched it in the backyard immediately and was a little disappointed in the headroom. so I took it down, timed myself and pitched it again. Second pitch came in at 4 min 48 sec. under five and I was very casual with my pace. Still meh about headroom. Timed the break down at less than 4 min 40 sec. So the tent is easy and fast to pitch for sure. Still, I was bothered by the appearance, lack of real definition to the pockets inside, and the headroom as mentioned (I am only 5'7"). So.... I read the instructions *gasp*. lo and behold; I was staking and pitching in the wrong order. Third pitch I followed the instructions and was amazed at the increased quality of livable space, tautness, and overall appearance of the tent. I cannot wait to get it out on the trail. Will update review then if it is anything less than stellar.
June 11, 2019
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