Three season, freestanding, three door, superlight tent
Have your cake and eat it too with the Salt Creek SL series of tents. Featuring three doors(!) that offer double side doors with double vestibule storage plus one head-entry door with an awning-style entrance, this tent can do it all and then some all the while hitting the mark for a full-featured backpacking tent. Steep walls create ample shoulder space while the 3D bin pocket uses up dead space above the feet to create generous storage inside the tent.
A full-featured tent designed with three doors--two side doors with vestibules, and one head-entry door with awning--and over-vertical side walls for maximum head and shoulder room, make this one of our most diverse backpacking tents
Front entry drop-down door with awning-style vestibule creates extra venting on hot summer nights, an additional escape route, or extra storage space for pets and gear
Four-way DAC hub creates vertical walls for increased living space
Two dual-zipper side doors and two vestibules with storm flaps on the vestibule zippers
Dual-zipper door is smooth closing and allows for easy entry. Use only one zipper for quick reach-through access.
Quick Stash door keeper on tent body door makes stowing unzipped door quick and easy
Media pockets enable clean earbud-cord routing from phones or other devices
3-D bin pocket utilizes dead space above feet for ample storage space
One fly vent for increased airflow and reduced condensation
Low Vent feature on the vestibule doors for more air flow while still providing vestibule coverage
Ready to pitch; with pre-cut guylines and tensioners attached to fly
Reflective guylines 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
Tent and Footprint Cleaning and Care Instructions:
Always make sure your tent is dry and free of debris before storing. Fold and roll your tent a different way each time to avoid permanent creases. Store in a cool, dry place. Never leave your tent in hot temperatures (such as a car trunk or attic space) for long periods of time, as it will damage the material coatings. Storing your tent damp can result in mildew growth, which may cause your tent to smell, leak, or delaminate. Mildew damage is not covered under warranty.
For light cleaning, sponge the product with warm water (not hot).
For more thorough cleaning you will need:
-Wash basin (or bath tub)-Warm water (not hot)
-Waterproof Gear Cleaner (we recommend products like Nikwax Tech Wash)
1. Submerge your gear in warm, clean water. Gently agitate with hands. Empty dirty water. Repeat until most of the excess dirt/grime is removed and water is mostly clear.
2. Apply waterproof gear specific wash and gently work into fabric with sponge.
3. Rinse gear thoroughly.
4. Hang it up to dry.
5. Triple check that your gear is completely dry before storage or use.
*Do not dry clean or machine-wash. Detergents and dry cleaning solvents will damage the fabric and ruin waterproofing.
*Never use hot water, bleach, liquid detergents, or dishwashing liquids.
*Allow to dry COMPLETELY before storage or use.
*Avoid prolonged direct sunlight as UV exposure can compromise waterproofing.
Big Agnes tents are seam sealed as part of our manufacturing process! This seam tape alone is durable enough to prevent water leakage. Any seams that have been taped do not need to be seam sealed with a liquid sealer unless you want extra protection. Make sure the seam-sealer is completely dry before re-packing your tent. Damage caused by misapplication may void warranty.
Keeping your zippers clean will help keep the coils and sliders from wearing out. If filled with dirt, vacuum or brush zippers before storing tent. We recommend Gear Aid Zipper Cleaner and Lubricant.
Repairs and Warranty:
All Big Agnes tents are guaranteed against manufacturing or material defect. We do not warranty products damaged from normal wear and tear, alteration made by owner, misuse, accidents or damages caused by uses other than intended. Damage due to misuse, normal wear and tear, or improper care may be repaired, at the discretion of Big Agnes, at a reasonable charge. Tents returned for repair must be clean and free of debris.
Questions? Call us or open a support case:
877.554.8975 | support.bigagnes.com
1. Remove contents from stuff sack. Spread out the tent body.
2. Stake out the four corners of the tent body.
3. Assemble the two poles: One main pole with one 4-way hub and one short straight cross pole. To ensure each pole section is fully seated, insert each pole section into the next by hand, instead of allowing the shock cord to snap them together.
4. Position the assembled main pole on top of the tent body. Match the colors of the pole ends with the matching colors of webbing on the tent body.
5. Insert the pole tips into the grommets at the four corners of the tent.
6. Attach the corresponding plastic tent clips on the tent body to the main pole.
7. Locate the two “CHL Swivel Hubs” on the main pole and attach the two “H Clips” on the top of the tent body.
8. Place the cross pole across the top of the main pole inserting the rings on the cross pole into the open “CHL Swivel Hubs”. Click top of swivel hub closed.
9. Clip the ends of the cross pole into the clear plastic “Ball Cap” clips that are located above the doors of the tent body.
10. Drape the fly over the tent body and match the colors of the webbing on the fly with the webbing on the body.
11. Insert the tips of the cross pole into the small pockets located on the underside of the fly.
12. Attach all Velcro® tabs on the underside of the fly to the corresponding pole sections for best stability.
13. Make sure the webbing at the corners of the fly is completely slackened. Attach the buckles on the fly to those on the tent body.
14. Tighten the webbing on each buckle as needed to keep fly taut.
15. Stake out the vestibules then stake out remaining guylines.
16. Low Vent Set Up: For increased ventilation, hook the cord located at the bottom of the vestibule door to the toggle at the top of the zipper located on the underside of the fly.
17. Awning Set Up: Unzip the two zippers at the head-end of the tent, attach extra guylines (included in stake bag) to corner cord loops, adjust trekking poles to desired height, insert trekking pole tips through grosgrain loop or cord loop on corners of panel. Stake out guylines.
Separate 6” length pole segment included for emergency field repair. Slide repair pole over the break to act as a splint. Secure splint in place with tape.
FAST FLY SET UP:
If you purchase the optional Big Agnes footprint for your tent, it will enable you to pitch a shelter while leaving the tent body behind. The Fast Fly configuration requires the footprint, fly, poles and stakes.
1. Lay the footprint on the ground and stake out.
2. Assemble the two poles: One main pole with one 4-way hub and one short straight cross pole. To ensure each pole section is fully seated, insert each pole section into the next by hand, instead of allowing the shock cord to snap them together.
3. Position the assembled main pole on top of the footprint matching the colors of the pole ends with the colors of the webbing on the footprint.
4. Insert the pole tips of the main pole into the grommets at the corners of the footprint.
5. Insert the tips of the cross pole into the small pockets located on the underside of the fly.
6. With the cross pole now attached to the fly drape the fly over the pole frame.
7. Match the webbing colors on the fly with the matching colors of webbing on the footprint.
8. Attach all Velcro® tabs on the underside of the fly to the corresponding pole sections for best stability.
9. Make sure the webbing at the corners of the fly is completely slackened. Attach the buckles on the fly to those on the footprint.
10. Tighten the webbing on each buckle as needed to keep the fly taut.
11. Stake out the vestibules then stake out all remaining guylines.
HELPFUL HINTS FOR TENT SET UP
Our tents are easy to set up, but we suggest you practice once at home before using them for the first time to avoid late night bickering with tent mates while fumbling around in the dark.
Before pitching tent, clear campsite of debris that may pierce tent floor.
We recommend staking out all corners, vestibules and guylines to increase space and ventilation. Securely staking out your tent and all guylines is crucial to maintaining the structural integrity of your tent.
Hang onto your stuff sacks or they’ll blow away and create backcountry litter.
Pull on the pole sleeve fabric when inserting poles to avoid any bunching in the material.
Push rather than pull poles through pole sleeves.
Thanks for choosing a Big Agnes tent!
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.
support.bigagnes.com | 877.554.8975
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What's in a Name?
Salt Creek, formerly a tributary of the Elk River, is now a small neighborhood north of Steamboat in the heart of ranch country. It is known for it's choice gravel roads and gentle scenery that make it a popular route for local cyclists to let loose on their bikes for a day among the ranches that are the backbone of Steamboat's Western heritage.