Big Agnes Seedhouse 1 – My Choice For a Strong, Comfortable Backpacking Tent With a Quick Set-Up

Buying a good value in a robust, comfortable backpacking tent that is yet strong and quick to put up and springy?

It has an excellent weight-to-cost ratio and is easy to set up, yet comprises 11 stake-down points for harsh weather.

Although a little heaver than it’s super-light cousin the SL1, this tent is stronger and to me is worth the extra weight. Naturally, if you are willing to spend a bit more and want a super-light model, the SL1 would be your alternative.

Attributes for both tents contain:

– Comes complete polyester rip stop fly ensures minimal stretch and long life UV protection

This can be a fantastic tent – roomy enough even for Big Agnes. I love that I will turn over and even turn around and not need to slip in feet. Additionally, since I set on uneven terrain and often go off the beaten path, a huge feature for me is the ability to adjust the tent to odd shaped footprints. The T shaped pole set-up actually aids in both relaxation and flexibility, and the stakes are not heavy and durable.

I had just add one thing for this great tent. Bring along something or a clip to tie the net door back – an attached tie or holding pocket would be an excellent improvement. Would you mention that on the trail next time you run to Agnes?

With that small one-ounce addition, I’ve found this tent. I highly recommend the optional footprint. It’ll actually help the tent floor continue a long time. It truly is also useful for a fast set-up when you do not want the rain shield.

If you’re at all like me and are seeking a balance between weight, price and durability; I support you to give the Seedhouse 1 a try. See you on (or away), the trail.