Nature Calls Backpacking

Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL mtnGLO Backpacking Tent Setup and Review - Recommended

​​One of my hunting buddies asked about what new tent he should get.  He didn't need a tent for the extreme winds and snow, but wanted a great tent that could handle a lot, plenty of room for him and his dog, lightweight and a great company to back it up with a warranty.  We settled on the Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL2 with MtnGlo.

Rattlesnake SL2 mtnGLO®

Light up your camp with the Rattlesnake SL mtnGLO® backpacking tent. Illuminated with patent-pending mtnGLO® Tent Light Technology featuring LED lights integrated into the tent body; experience ambient light in your shelter with the click of a button. A roomie, superlight, three season backpacking tent with a double door/double vestibule floor plan (on SL2, SL3 & SL4) or a single door/vestibule design (on SL1) and the comfort of built-in lighting to give you a backcountry experience like never before.

Vestibule Area 9 / 9 sqft / 0.8 / 0.8 sqm
Trail Weight 3lb 9oz / 1.62kg
Packed Weight 4lb 2oz / 1.87kg
Packed Size 6.5" x 21" / 16.5 x 53cm
Footprint Weight 6oz / 170g
Floor Area 29 sqft / 2.69 sqm
Fast Fly Weight 1.30kg

Features patent-pending mtnGLO® Tent Light Technology using durable LED lights to illuminate the interior of your tent with enough light to sort gear, play cards and hang out with friends without blinding them with a headlamp

A simple push button controller with three settings, on, off and 50% brightness, controls the mtnGLO® lights

LED light strand is integrated into tent seams and is durable and flexible enough to withstand repeated tent pitching and stuffing
Requires three AAA batteries (not included) to operate the mtnGLO® light controller

CE certified

Features double doors and vestibules

Storm flaps on vestibule zipper

Quick Stash on tent body door makes stowing unzipped door quick and easy

Media pockets located above sleeping area enable clean ear bud cord routing from phones or other devices

One fly vent

Velcro tabs connect fly to pole structure providing perfect pitch and extra stability

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

Reflective guylines and webbing on tent corners

2 interior mesh pockets, 2 media pockets & 8 lightweight aluminum hook stakes

Gear loft loops included

Footprint - sold separately

Fast Fly setup available

Fits Wall Gear Loft - sold separately
Construction + Materials
Fly and floor are nylon rip-stop with 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating

Tent body is breathable nylon and polyester mesh

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

DAC pole system with press fit connectors and lightweight hubs

Plastic clips attach tent body to pole frame 

Hub pole design

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