Gear Review: Big Agnes Picket Mountain 4 Tent
I recently had the opportunity to review the Big Agnes Picket Mountain 4 tent. As a tent camper, I was pretty excited about reviewing this tent. The tent is after all the backbone of our camping experience.
This is the first piece of camping equipment I have owned from Big Agnes. I have always felt that their camping equipment was a little pricey and I wondered if the quality of their equipment would justify the price. Let me just say that I was very surprised by the quality of this tent. The price for this tent is $279.95. Not a bad price.
Features of the Big Agnes Picket Mountain 4 Tent
- 3 season tent.
- 4 man tent.
- Color coded webbing and buckles.
- Reflective guylines for nighttime visibility.
- Tent body is lightweight polyester mesh and durable polyester rip-stop.
- All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape.
- Fly and floor made of durable polyester rip-stop with 1500 mm waterproof polyurethane coating.
- 11 aluminum stakes included.
- Mesh storage pockets.
What We Like
Picket Mountain 4 is a 4 man, 3 season tent. We love that it is lightweight and very easy to setup. The tent has plastic clips that attach the tent to the tent poles. Interesting design. You don’t need to thread the tent poles through fabric pockets. Nice.
In addition, the buckles are color coded. The orange buckles on the rain fly attach to the orange buckles on the tent body.
The guylines are refective for nighttime visibility. I love this feature! This has always been a problem with my other tents (it’s hard to see the guylines at night). I am so glad an outdoors company has addressed this issue.
What We Were Not So Crazy About
The aluminum stakes bent right away even though the ground was still slightly moist from a recent rain. Granted, tents usually come with aluminum stakes. To use this tent, it is imperative that you buy sturdier tent stakes to bring with you.
Time to Relax
The Bottom Line
The Big Agnes Picket Mountain 4 tent is an incredibly well-made tent. I'm very impressed with the attention to details. Obviously, Big Agnes knows camping and their product development team are very attune to their customers and their camping needs. Instead of producing the same tents as everyone else, they have sought to perfect the camping tent and improve their customers' overall camping experience. Car campers will enjoy this tent.
Does their tent quality justify the price? Well, I can only address the quality of the Picket Mountain 4 tent, but it that instance the answer is a resounding yes.
This Big Agnes tent was provided by the manufacturer for the review. All opinions are honest and my own.