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#134870 - 06/08/10 09:27 PM Big Agnes Fairview Tent = missprint?
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http://www.rei.com/product/801348

Link above should take you to a Big Agnes Fairview tent that is on sale at REI Outlet.

It lists the weight as 2 lb 12 oz. It is hard for me to believe that one could buy a free standing Big Agnes tent at this weight for $129. Is this a missprint or the wave of the future.

Just in case it is legit I ordered one. Also has free shipping.

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#134873 - 06/08/10 10:14 PM Re: Big Agnes Fairview Tent = missprint? [Re: DJ2]
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The average packed weight is 4 lbs 15oz. That 2 lbs must be either a misprint or a fast pitch weight.
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#134875 - 06/08/10 10:36 PM Re: Big Agnes Fairview Tent = missprint? [Re: thecook]
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I think you are right.

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#134898 - 06/09/10 12:15 PM Re: Big Agnes Fairview Tent = missprint? [Re: DJ2]
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DJ,

Its a misprint!!! I check in to this for a Friend since he has kids.
Actual weight with tent, rainfly and Stakes is 3lbs 12oz. I Asked both REI and Big Agnes got a email from Big Agnes which stated the above, passed it on last week to REI. Seems they don't care, they just want your business.

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#134904 - 06/09/10 01:47 PM Re: Big Agnes Fairview Tent = missprint? [Re: DJ2]
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Yea - must mean 2 lbs. 12 oz. for rainfly/footprint, and average packed weight of 4 lbs. 5 oz. If in the real world, its close to 4lbs tent-fly-poles, that seems like a great deal for a 2-person.

The key for me is the pack size - 6x16", which is the same size as the Seedhouse SL2 (although a pound heavier). I bike camp, and pack size is rather important.

I wonder what the drawback on this tent is? REI has been pretty mysterious about it. No info on the Big Agnes site either.


Edited by Protorio (06/09/10 01:54 PM)

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#135432 - 06/23/10 01:13 PM Re: Big Agnes Fairview Tent = missprint? [Re: DJ2]
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I finally got around to setting up the Fairview 2 in my house. As several of you guessed the actual weight was heavier than shown but it still came out to a respectible 3 pounds 12 ounces for tent, fly and poles.

I'm returning this tent because 2 side doors is a required item for any 2 person tent that I use. Otherwise, however, the tent is a really good deal for the price ($130) and weight.

I like that the mosquito netting is only on the upper portion of the tent. It makes the tent warmer and would also makes it easy to fashion a removable cover for the top if I want it to be even warmer inside.

Unfortunately they sold out right away so it isn't a tent that one can buy now.


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