Big Agnes Blacktail 3 Tent

3 Season / 3 Person / Mixed Inner / Height: 112cm, Length 229cm / 2 Entrances
Weighs 2446g (excludes pegs & bags)
Code: SS206545
  • £249.99
  • (FREE UK & EU Delivery)
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The Blacktail tent offers campers who don't go out as regularly a solid design and well made tent. With a large sized inner and practical mix of mesh and fabric - they are a bit heavier than other tents in the range but they are more durable and offer fantastic value for money.

Big Agnes says:

The Blacktail two, three, and four-person tents are light enough for the backcountry, and strong enough for the front country. A tried and true shelter with excellent value for backpackers who want a super comfortable tent after a long day on the trail. The Blacktail series of tents offers spacious sleeping areas with easy access through two, side-entry doors and vestibules, making early morning entry and exit with a tent-mate more stealth when nature calls.

Big Agnes's 2020 Blacktail 3 Tent is a spacious 3 person backpacking tent with two entrances and two porches - one of the most convenient designs available. While it's not among the lightest in this design it has good head height, internal space and offers a more durable set up with the choice of materials used. 

The tent uses a classic pole design that is strong enough to stand up to the weather while providing a good space inside. The materials used are heavier than Big Agnes normally use but this results in a stronger, more hardwearing and less expensive shelter. The inner tent is a good mix of fabric and mesh so that there's protection from wind and rain, and it also has good ventilation making the tent suitable for a range of conditions. 

With two entrances, two porches and plenty of internal storage the Blacktail series are well thought out tents that come in at a decent price - Big Agnes has achieved this by taking one step back from the ultra-light, ultra-expensive fabrics used in other designs.

- Reviewed by BasecampGear

Help and advice:
  • Light enough for the backcountry, strong enough for the front country
  • Features two doors and two vestibules
  • Storm flaps on vestibule zipper
  • Symmetrical pole structure with pre-bent poles for increased head space
  • Dual-zipper door is smooth closing and the discrete seam design creates a clean, modern aesthetic
  • Dual-zipper door allows for easy entry. Use only one zipper for quick reach-through access
  • Quick Stash door keeper on tent body door makes stowing unzipped door quick and easy
  • Media pockets enable clean earbud-cord routing from phones or other devices
  • Two fly vents for increased air flow and reduced condensation
  • Low Vent feature on the vestibule doors for more air flow while still providing vestibule coverage
  • Ready to pitch; with pre-cut guylines and tensioners attached to fly
  • Reflective guy lines and webbing on tent corners
  • To extend the life of your tent floor we recommend using a Big Agnes footprint - sold separately
  • Multiple interior loops for attaching gear lofts, accessories and mtnGLO® Tent & Camp Lights
  • Fast Fly setup available

Our Specs

  • Inner tent weighs: 876g
  • Flysheet weighs: 896g
  • Poleset weighs: 674g
  • Total weight for comparison: 2446g (excludes pegs and bags)
  • 8 pegs supplied weigh: 110g
  • Footprint sold separately

Big Agnes Specs

  • Trail weight (excludes pegs): 5lb 3oz / 2.35kg
  • Packed weight: 5lb 11oz / 2.58kg
  • Fast fly weight: 3lb 14oz / 1.76kg
  • Packed size: 22" x 7 / 56 x 18cm
  • Floor area: 44ft² / 4.1m²
  • Floor length: 90" / 229cm
  • Floor width: 70" / 178cm
  • Head height: 44" / 112cm
  • Vestibule area: 9ft²/ 9ft² / 0.8m² / 0.8m²

Construction & Materials

  • Fly and floor are polyester
  • Fly and floor have 1500mm waterproof polyurethane coating
  • Tent body is polyester breathable and polyester mesh
  • All seams taped with waterproof polyurethane tape
  • Lightweight aluminum pole system with prebends
  • Plastic clips attach tent body to pole frame
  • 4 interior mesh pockets, 2 media pockets & 8 lightweight aluminum hook stakes
  • Gear loft loops included
  • Fits the Large Trapezoid, Triangle, Large Wall, Wall & Square gear lofts - sold separately
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