The Big Agnes Tiger Wall 3 Carbon takes ultralight to a whole new level with the use of the best materials available. It is still a spacious three season, free standing tent that is perfectly suited to fast and light backpacking.
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Three season, free standing, crazylight tents featuring Easton® carbon fiber poles and Dyneema® Composite Fabrics.
If you could snap your fingers and the lightest, most packable two-door tent of your dreams would appear before you, this would be it. Designed with the lightest-weight materials available; Easton® carbon pole set and Dyneema® Composite Fabrics - an extremely strong and dynamic fiber that is both highly tear resistant as well as fully waterproof. This tent is any ultralight-weight traveler's dream. These products are intended for only the most advanced user. Although extremely strong for their weight, these tents are not indestructible and require careful use to decrease the possibility of damage. Special care during setup and extended trips is important as rough handling, long-term abrasion, exposure to sharp objects or rocky campsite selection may result in fabric punctures and tears. We highly recommend using tent footprints with these tents to improve durability. Self-adhesive repair patches are included in the event that repairs must be made on the trail.
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Big Agnes' Tiger Wall 3 Carbon with Dyneema Tent gives an ultralight makeover to the successful Tiger Wall design. It has a minimalist pole structure which makes it Big Agnes's lightest three person backpacking tent. The super thin and strong Dyneema fabric and Carbon fibre poles is what trims well over 400g of the weight compared to the regular Tiger Wall 3 and even saves over 280g compared to the Platinum version.
The Tiger Wall has a similar frame system to the Fly Creek, except with the added cross pole across the top which makes it feel more spacious. It features two doors and vestibules similar to the Copper Spur but without the extra weight. With this Carbon version the materials used are as good as you can get in terms of tents so this is a serious upgrade on other tents within the range when it comes to quality, weight and attention to detail.
The flip side of the astonishingly low weight of the tent is need to take extra care against abrasion, though the dyneema fabric felt much tougher than I expected but if you want to the tent to last watch out for sharp objects when pitching. We and Big Agnes recommend using a footprint.
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