Guard Station 4

Four season, free standing, mountaineering tents

An incredibly durable mountaineering dome-shaped shelter built to withstand the rigors of high-alpine environments, the Big Agnes Guard Station 4, 4-person and 4-season tent features an external pole design which means it can be set up with just the fly as a group shelter, or you can clip in the tent body for a more traditional zip-up camp tent. The DAC exoskeleton pole system is incredibly strong and offers generous living space.
100% Guarantee


Our top priority is to provide customer service as stellar as the award-winning products we create. If one of our products does not perform to your satisfaction, contact our customer service team and we will help you find gear that fits your needs.

Out of Stock! Check below for a retailer near you.

Specs + Sizing

Trail Weight11lb 5oz / 5.13kg
Packed Weight13lb 11oz / 6.21kg
Fast Fly Weight12lb 11oz / 5.75kg
Packed Size24" x 10" / 61 x 25cm
Floor Area76ft² / 7.1m²
Head Height65" / 165cm
Vestibule Area 18ft² / 1.7m²
Footprint Weight1lb 6oz / 624g
Number of Seasons4


Mountaineers, climbers and summit-seekers - this one’s for you!

Our Guard Station mountaineering dome brings durable, basecamp-ready design and materials to high-altitude expeditions.

Dome shape is ideal for snow load and high winds

DAC exoskeleton pole system maximizes architectural strength and creates extensive livable space

Single-wall structure minimizes bad-weather impact during set up

Removable floor included

Front vestibule door can be staked out as an awning on fair-weather days

Peek at the peak through one of 2 large windows without opening doors. Windows can be opened for venting or zipped up tight in extreme weather.

High-tenacity materials ensure this shelter is ready for the most extreme alpine conditions

Two oversized wall pockets provide ample storage without encroaching on your livable space

Ready to pitch; with pre-cut guy lines and tensioners

Heavy duty reflective guylines and reflective webbing

Multiple interior loops for attaching gear lofts, accessories and mtnGLO® Tent & Camp Lights

Construction + Materials

Fly is Dominico® undyed polyester rip-stop made with high tenacity yarns which increase tear strength by 20-25% over standard rip-stop fabrics. Color is achieved using a unique pigmentation process in the polyurethane, which resists fading and increases UV resistance; extending the longevity of the fabric when used in high altitude conditions.

Fly has a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating 

Footprint is polyester oxford with 5000mm waterproof polyurethane coating

All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (No PVC or VOC's)

DAC Press Fit pole system 

20 DAC oversized 12" aluminum J stakes

Stuff Sack -included

Accessory Body - sold separately

4P fits Triangle gear loft - sold separately

Here’s what other people think.

What’s in a Name?

In the 1920s and 1930s, Forest Service employees often traveled many miles from local ranger stations to forest work sites. To facilitate work at remote sites, the Forest Service built guard stations at strategic locations throughout the forest to house fire patrols and project crews. The Seedhouse Guard Station in North Routt County serves as a great Company Campout location for Big Agnes.