To extend the life of your tent floor, we recommend using a Big Agnes footprint. The Big Agnes footprint also enables you to pitch a lightweight, Fast Fly shelter while leaving the tent body behind. The Fast Fly configuration requires the footprint, tent fly, poles, and stakes.
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 out the tent body.
2. Stake out the four corners of the tent.
3. Assemble the three poles: two long poles and one shorter 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. 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.
6. Attach the plastic clips on the tent body to the corresponding poles.
7. At this point you will have a free standing structure.
8. Locate the pole sleeve running perpendicular to the doors. Feed the short cross pole through this sleeve and clip the ends of the pole into the clear plastic “Ball CAP” clips located above the front and back doors.
9. Drape the rainfly over the tent body and match the colors of the webbing on the fly with the webbing on the body. The front door of the tent features the larger D-Door and a Welcome Mat.
10. Insert the tips of the crossover pole into the small pockets located on the underside of the fly.
11. Attach all Velcro® tabs on the underside of the fly to the corresponding poles for the best stability.
12. Make sure the webbing at the corners of the fly is completely slackened. Attach the buckles on the corners of fly to those on the tent body.
13. Tighten the webbing on each buckle as needed to keep the fly taut.
14. Stake out all guylines.
15. Stake out the Welcome Mat and enjoy your Big House tent!
OPTIONAL SHELTER MODE INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Remove contents from stuff sack. Spread out the fly and webbing harness.
2. Assemble the three poles: two long poles and one shorter 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. Stake out webbing harness (included). Place the two long poles in an ‘X’ on the ground with the ends near each corner of the webbing harness. Then place the short cross pole on top of the ‘X’ created by the two long poles.
4. Drape the rain fly over the poles, find the Velcro® loop at the center on the underside of the fly and Velcro® all (3) poles together. Insert cross pole into pockets on the underside of the fly above the front and back door. Velcro® all (4) corners to poles.
5. Insert the long poles in the grommets at the four corners of the webbing harness and hoist the structure up.
6. Stake out all guylines for optimal stability.
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY VESTIBULE INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Helpful Hint: Set up is easiest when the vestibule door is zipped shut.
2. Remove contents from stuff sack. Spread out the vestibule.
3. Assemble the vestibule 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. Attach the seven male buckles at edge of vestibule to the seven female buckles on body.
5. Feed the vesibule pole through the vestibule pole sleeve and insert the pole tips into the grommets on either side of the vestibule directly beneath the pole sleeve.
6. Attach all plastic clips to pole.
7. Locate the two stake out loops at the base of the vestibule where it attaches to the tent body and stake out.
8. Stake out the webbing loops at the base of each vestibule pole tip.
9. Stake out the vestibule door.
10. Make sure the webbing at the corners of the fly is completely slackened. Attach the buckles on the corners of fly to those on the tent body.
11. Tighten the webbing on each buckle as needed to keep the fly taut.
12. Stake out all guylines for optimal stability.
Separate 6” large diameter pole segment included for emergency field repair. Slide repair pole over the break to act as a splint.
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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