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Big Agnes Blacktail Hotel 3 Tent

3 Season / 3 Person / Mixed Inner / Height: 112cm, Length 229cm / 2 Entrances
Weighs 2962g
Code: SS206548
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The Blacktail Hotel builds on the success of Big Agnes' Copper Hotel. With a large vestibule that doubles the sheltered space this is a sociable tent. This is a bit heavier than Copper Hotel but it is much more hardwearing and offers fantastic value for money. 

Description  Features
The Blacktail series remains as one of our longest-running tent series - a tried and true shelter with excellent value for backpackers who want a super comfortable tent to bring on the trail. The Blacktail Hotel features a massive, side-entry vestibule attached to the fly for bikes, climbing gear, or your best furry friend. Double doors, a simplified symmetrical pole structure, and additional dry storage make backcountry trips with a smelly partner−or three−more comfortable than you may have thought possible. 
  • Light enough for the backcountry, and strong enough for the front country--the Blacktail Hotel gives you, your gear, or your dog a little more space
  • Fly features one extended, pole-supported, side-entry vestibule, and one quick-access vestibule
  • Symmetrical pole structure with pre-bent poles for increased head space
  • Dual-zipper door allows for easy entry. Use only one zipper for quick reach-through access
  • 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
  • Media pockets enable clean earbud-cord routing from phones or other devices
  • Quick Stash door keeper on tent body door makes stowing unzipped door quick and easy
  • Reflective guy lines and webbing on tent corners
  • Multiple interior loops for attaching gear lofts, accessories and mtnGLO® Tent & Camp Lights
  • To extend the life of your tent floor we recommend using a Big Agnes footprint - sold separately

Big Agnes's Blacktail Hotel 3 Tent uses the same 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. This Hotel gets its name thanks to the huge vestibule on one side which essentially doubles the size of the footprint. The space under this area is huge and although the inner tent does not cover it the shelter it provides is a lot better for socialising when the weather is poor.

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. The inner is a good size for three people and there's still enough room for a few bits of kit in there too. There are some great storage pockets that help organise kit and make this tent practical and enjoyable to use. 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 World Backpacker

Our SpecsConstruction & Materials
  • Inner tent weighs: 886g
  • Flysheet weighs: 1170g
  • Poleset weighs: 906g
  • Total weight for comparison: 2962g (excludes pegs and bags)
  • 10 pegs supplied weigh: 138g
  • Footprint sold separately

Big Agnes Specs

  • Trail weight (excludes pegs): 6lb 5oz / 2.86kg
  • Packed weight: 6lb 14oz / 3.12kg
  • Fast fly weight: 4lb 15oz / 2.24kg
  • 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: 28ft²/ 9ft² / 2.6m²/ 0.8m²
  • 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
  • Footprint - sold separately
  • Fast Fly setup available
  • Fits the Large Trapezoid, Triangle, Large Wall, Wall & Square gear lofts - sold separately
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UK Orders

We aim to ship all orders placed before 3pm Monday to Friday, on the same day. Free shipping is offered for UK Orders over £15 order value. The form of shipping will be at our discretion and will be at the most cost effective service. For most parcels this will be Royal Mail Second Class Post, the timescale for delivery is not guaranteed but Royal Mail aim to deliver second class post in 3-4 working days. Some parcels may require a signature.

Faster Tracked Services

Faster shipping options can be purchased at the checkout - see the drop down menu, First Class post is available, as is Next Working Day Delivery. We can arrange Next Day Delivery for a Saturday (when the order is placed on Friday) - call us for charges on an individual basis (01740 661467).

EU Orders

We aim to ship all orders placed before 3pm the same day. The default shipping is 'Standard Delivery'. This is an airmail service which does not offer tracking but is very reliable. We have learned from experience that transit times for non-UK orders can be very unpredictable. To geographically close countries in Europe the times are generally up to 4-5 days but can sometimes take a lot longer - we don't know why.

So, for EU Orders over £15 in value we offer FREE delivery, but the service time is unpredictable. If you need your order by a specific date you can opt for a faster service at the checkout.

Faster Tracked Services

Faster tracked shipping options can be purchased at the checkout - see the drop down menu on the checkout page for options. Typically the service we can offer is 2,3 or 4 working days, if you require a faster delivery than is showing on the drop down menu please contact us at info@worldbackpacker.co.uk as we may be able to help.

Rest of World Orders

We aim to ship all orders placed before 3pm the same day. The default shipping charge is 'Standard Delivery'. This is an airmail service which does not offer tracking but is very reliable. We have learned from experience that transit times for non-UK orders can be very unpredictable. To geographically close countries in the times are generally up to 4-5 days but can take a lot longer - we don't know why. Countries farther afield generally take longer but the spread of transit times is amazing, we have been notified of parcels arriving in Australia after 3 days and others taking a month and (rarely) longer than this.

So, while the shipping options for ROW are quite cheap the service time is unpredictable.

Faster Tracked Services

Faster tracked shipping options can be purchased at the checkout - see the drop down menu on the checkout page for options. If you require a faster delivery than we are offering please contact us at info@worldbackpacker.co.uk as we may be able to help.

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