Setup basecamp quickly and easily in the freestanding Chimney Creek tent. With room for the whole family and more, this three-season tent is made for ample headroom and living space on your next car camping adventure and beyond.
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.
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1. Remove contents from stuff sack. Spread the tent body out flat on the ground.
2. Stake out the four corners of the tent body.
3. Assemble the four poles: two long poles and two shorter pre-bent poles. 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. Feed the two long poles through the two sleeves running diagonally along the tent body.
5. Insert the pole tips into the grommets at the four corners of the tent. The tent should now be able to stand on its own.
6. The remaining short silver poles will run across the doors of the tent body. Insert the ends into the grommets located at the upper side walls of the tent body.
7. Attach all clips on the tent body to the poles.
8. Drape the rainfly over the tent body aligning the color-coded webbing on the fly with the matching webbing on the tent body.
9. Attach all Velcro® straps on the underside of the fly to the corresponding tent poles for the best stability.
10. Make sure the webbing at the corners of the rainfly is completely slackened. Attach the buckles on the rainfly to the corresponding buckles on the tent body.
11. Stake out the vestibules.
12. Evenly tension the webbing on each buckle as needed to keep the rainfly taut.
13. Stake out all 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.
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.
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What's in a Name?
Although Forest Service maps since 1962 use the name Chimney Creek, most old timers refer to it as Crowner Creek. We hear it picked up the name because the deep, narrow cut caused by the creek exposed strata formations resembling red chimney brick. Now you know what to look for.