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Street Price: $540
Pros: Huge versatile vestibule, zippered internal door, easy to store in bag, great ventilation, good in wind, lightweight poles.
Cons: Small tent stakes bend easily, carrying bag material could be more reinforced where tent poles rub against it.
Best Uses: Camping with big groups in spring, summer and fall.
The Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 is the smaller version of the Flying Diamond 8 of which we did a full review. The bigger Flying Diamond 8 version won our Top Pick award among camping tents because of its storm resistance qualities. These tents can handle wind, rain, and snow — which spells comfort.
Specs for the smaller tent vs. the larger one are as follows: 19 pounds, 14 ounces vs. 27 pounds, 12 ounces; floor area 91 square feet vs. 112 square feet; head height, 66 to 49 inches vs. 72 to 54 inches. And, of course, the smaller tent costs less.
To get a complete sense of Big Agnes Flying Diamond family (and learn where that name came from), go to our review of Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 Review and the overview of nine of the best camping tents The Best Camping Tent Review.
— Steve McNamara
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