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Big Agnes String Ridge 2

Average Review: 5.0 rated  of 5 stars (6) Reviews :
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Big Agnes String Ridge 2

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Mine Mountain four season mountaineering tents are constructed with durable, lightweight Cordura fly and floor fabric supported by DAC Featherlite NSL poles and with Reverse Combi pole optimization for increased strength and weight savings. Key design features include dual doors and vestibules with a strong front vestibule pole, easy access roof vents, DAC Twist Clips for rapid set up, stake out loops for skis, flat-bladed multi-use stakes and generous storage pockets.

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  • Capacity: 2
  • Walls: nylon rip-stop with closeable mesh vents
  • Fly and floor: Cordura rip-stop with silicone treatment and polyurethane coating
  • Trail/Packed weight: 5lb / 5lb 1oz
  • Packed size: 8 x 20"
  • Floor + vestibule (sq ft): 31.5 + 11
  • Head height: 42"

  • Features
    • 4 season, free standing, lightweight mountaineering tents
    • DAC Featherlite NSL pole system - featuring eco-friendly anodizing. DAC poles are super light and strong poles with press-fit connectors and lightweight hubs
    • All DAC poles made from TH72M aluminum: the latest technology in lightweight tent poles featuring improved durability
    • Hub/ pole design makes set up easy and increases head room
    • Fly is durable, lightweight Cordura rip-stop with silicone treatment and polyurethane coating
    • Floor is durable, lightweight Cordura rip-stop with silicone treatment and polyurethane coating
    • Tent body is breathable nylon rip-stop with closeable mesh vents
    • New DAC Twist and H Clips attach tent body to the pole frame for quick and easy set-up
    • Single door and vestibule on String Ridge
    • Fly vents allow for venting in inclement weather.
    • Heavy duty reflective guyline and reflective webbing on tent corners for nighttime visibility
    • Interior mesh pockets and multiple gear loft location options
    • Storm flaps over vestibule zippers
    • All seams are taped
    • Lightweight, over-sized, Mega x-peg aluminum stakes included
    • Mega stakes may be buried as deadman anchors
    • Over-sized stake out loops (to be used with skis, ice ax, ski poles etc.)
    • Gear loft loops included: Big Agnes gear loft sold separately
    • Footprint sold separately
    • PVC-free and solvent-free seam tape

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    Product Reviews

    Average Review: 5.0 rated  of 5 stars (6) Reviews :

    BA String Ridge 2

    rated 5 of 5 stars
    The other reviews are spot on. Not much more to say other than this tent is bomber! It is truly a two person tent that will handle whatever winter throws at it. The String Ridge 2 is a great piece of kit from Big Agnes.

    Big Agnes String Ridge 2

    rated 5 of 5 stars
    I have had this tent now for two seasons and I love it. It the most stable design for winter use. It sheds a 60mph wind like a gentle breeze. The foot end of the tent has a zippered portion that you zip up or leave open to ventilate the tent better. The outer fly has two frog eye vents with built in supports that move air through to minimize condensation. I also like the fact that Big Agnes gives you snow stakes instead of the standard stakes. It is after all made to use in the winter. It is plenty roomy for 2 people and your gear. Cooking in the vestibule is very easy. Big Agnes poly coated the sill nylon in the fly to add additional strength and to make it more fire resistant. All in all this is my choice for a four season tent that excels in the harshest of weather. If you are looking for a bit more room the Royal flush is the next size bigger. It is a 3 person that actually sleeps 3 people.

    Big Agnes String Ridge 2

    rated 5 of 5 stars
    I have been very impressed with the String Ridge. It's ventilationg system is awesome; really minimizing condensation issues while still holding in some pretty good heat. It is very stable in the wind--it was easily the most stable of a dozen or more tents in 40-50mph winds experienced on a Rainier climb earlier this summer. The layout is great and it offers a lot of space for the weight. The back of the tent offers a slightly higher profile than I'd like, but as long as it's angled into the wind I can't imagine it being an issue.

    Big Agnes String Ridge 2

    rated 5 of 5 stars
    After much debate over what tent is the best for 4 season mountaineering and camping between the staff members here at prolitegear.com we decided that the String Ridge 2 fit the bill. It is roomy inside for 2 people. The vestibule is ample enough to store gear and to cook in. The tie outs are all built to handle being pitched with skis. The frog eye vents make it really easy to vent for sleeping and cooking. Setup is a breeze with this tent. The hub system is easy to use. It keeps your time out in the cold to a minimum. After 2 seasons it is my go to tent for extended times in the mountains. 75% of prolite employees now use this tent.

    Big Agnes String Ridge 2

    rated 5 of 5 stars
    This tent is an excellent 4 season 2 man option. The vetilation is good, even for a double wall. The strength vs weight vs size compromises come out very nicely, it is nicely spacious and strong while remaining a light weight 4 season option. I'd highly recommend it.

    Very Good 4 Season Tent

    rated 4 of 5 stars
    My usual solo snow camping shelter is a MLD duo mid with bivy sack. But last year I started doing base camping so I started looking for an affordable, relatively lightweight 4 season tent. After examining Black Diamond single walls and various expensive Hilleberg tents, I decided to buy the String Ridge 2. Last February I camped in it for two nights at Horse Camp,Mt Shasta and one night near Brokeoff Mountain, Lassen National Park. The manufacturers' specs are: -List priceL $599 -Trail Weight 5lb -Packed Weight 5lb 11oz -Footprint Weight 8oz -Fast Fly Weight 3lb 11oz -Packed Size 8" x 20" -Floor Area 31.5sq ft -Vestibule Area 11sq ft -Head Height 42" -Foot Height 22" On the plus side: -Affordable, especially when found on sale, on line -Lightweight @ 5 lbs -Very large vestibule that I could cook in if needed -Easy to set up -It comes with large stakes that can be rigged as deadman -Large rear window and vented vestibule control condensation -Hub and spoke pole construction looks strong for static snow loads -Large mesh pockets for storage along both sides Room for improvement -The tent is a little short. I am 6 ' 2" and there is about 12 inches of extra room. If I slide down a bit, my feet are touching the end of the tent One minor quibble: The pole that holds up the vestibule is mechanically connected to the outer tent with a sleeve and two velco straps. So the outside front side guy lines are mechanically connected to the poles for stability when there is force on the tent from the side. In contrast, on each side the center cross pole is connected to the outer tent with just two small velcro straps. So the two side guy lines are connected mechanically to the pole by just these two velcro straps. I have no near term plans to take this tent above tree level for mountaineering. In high winds even 10 pound mountaineering tents will start to deform from the side and the side poles aided by the guy lines are the resisting force. I wonder how well these two velcro straps will hold in such conditions.

    Big AgnesString Ridge 2 rated 5.0 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews.

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