The Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 is a deluxe car camping and basecamp tent that can withstand 4-season weather conditions.
Big Agnes says:
With more square footage than one Big Agnes staffer’s Steamboat apartment, the Flying Diamond series of shelters are much more than standard tents.
They are Everest base camp dining rooms, buttoned up Black Rock City roosts and Vedauwoo wind refuges. The Flying Diamond series is our biggest base camping design.
Try one as an all-season two room condo with plenty of space to stretch out and relax or as a place to serve pancakes to the entire family.
This deluxe base camp tent is extremely spacious with plenty of room for 8 people to sleep comfortably along with their gear. There's 2 doors for easy access, one with a large vestibule which is great for storing wet and muddy gear. Both doors can also be staked out using trekking poles to create a shaded and dry area to cook and relax. The doors feature two closure options; zip up mesh door for ventilation only and or zip up the polyester layer for full protection.
The tent can be separated into 1 large room and 1 smaller room using the fabric partition wall that can be stowed away when not in use. With a height of 183cm, most people (except for the tall) will be able to stand up inside, making changing and moving around a lot easier. It's quick and easy to set up once you've had a little bit of practice, and the colour coded pole ends definitely come in handy.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear