Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 Person Tent Review

If you have a large family or want to go out fishing with a group of friends, this is the tent you should have in the back of your SUV, car, and pickup. You can sleep six people easily and separate the tent into two compartments. It has a mesh ceiling that when the weather is fair lets this tent double as a backyard office or a writer’s retreat that lets you work undisturbed.

When you are at your favorite camping venue the tents sets up easily with everything clearly marked. The weather fly doubles as an awning that is proof against wind and rain as well as the sun.

This tent makes Nature easily accessible and enjoyable by the whole family during the day. It then locks down for a bug-free good night’s sleep. Should the weather turn ugly, you can seal the weather fly and its flaps to sit dry and comfortable in the wind and rain while being protected until it passes.

Who is This Tent For?


When you are in a group of fishermen, hunters, and hikers, this is a tent that can sleep 3 couples in style. The Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 person tent is also perfect for a large family or a person who wants to add a backyard office.

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Features Of The Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 Person Tent

Four Season Ready

This real four Season tent can handle the weather year round. If you like trips to your favorite mountain pool or do a little ice fishing you, have a perfect shelter for you and your friends. Families can travel the anytime of the year to experience nature in all of its wonders.

Lets You Be Outdoors in Comfort

With the weather fly removed this tent is well ventilated and it has mesh doors, windows, and a ceiling that lets in the sunlight and cooling breezes and keeps flying insects out. This makes it the perfect base-camp, home office, and a camping tent that can handle all your needs.

When Buttoned Up It Is Impervious to the Weather

With the weather fly installed and buttoned up you can withstand all that Mother Nature can hurl at you.

The tent has washtub flooring that keeps water out and a raised vestibule entrance that does the same. The windows and doors have weather flaps that further protect them from rain. On the entrances, you have heavy-duty zippers that don’t leak as well.

The Weather Fly Doubles as a Shaded Play Area for your Kids

When the sun is, hot or the kids are restless in a light rain. You can set up the awning with its associated side shields that keep both the rain and sun off them as they play or sit outdoors. You can sit and read or just enjoy the sights of nature during a beautiful day in the shade.

Packs Into a Compact Travel Carrier That Has a Convenient Shoulder Strap

Weighing in less than 20 pounds the entire tent and its poles is ready in a flash to head out the door to adventure. It assembles quickly and comes down almost as fast. You then can pack it up and head to you next campsite with ease and start all over again.


  • Keeps you dry as a bone during a rain storm.
  • Fits a queen-size air mattress with ease in the back room.
  • Can take a strong wind and you wouldn’t feel a thing.
  • The instructions are sewn onto the carry bag and having everything color coded makes it a cinch to set up.
  • It rained the whole weekend but we were dry and warm until the sun came out Sunday afternoon.


  • Make sure you place the stakes in tightly and tie things down. A sudden storm tore to pegs that weren’t pounded down securely and the tent was torn.
  • The rain fly doesn’t come with poles to make it into a canopy. We bought our own and it works fine as a separate pavilion for the kids to play under.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can this tent take a twin and a queen mattress?

A: Yes, it will be a bit of a squeeze but it can be done.

Q: Does this have a zippered privacy seal to separate the two halves?

A: No, they are tie downs and that allows the wall to roll up out of the way.

Q: Can the tent be taken via Kayak or Canoe? I am thinking of backpacking in Alaska.

A: People have kayaked in Alaska and as it has a small footprint when packed for travel. It fits inside a canoe and as a tie down on a kayak. At about 20 lbs, it might be a bit much to add to your backpack’s load out unless you are using a dog team then it would be ok.

Features at a Glance

  • Sleeps 6 with their gear.
  • Divides into two compartments.
  • Weather Fly that can become a sunshade over the main entrance.
  • Mesh windows, ceiling, and door.
  • Heavy-duty zippers on the doors.
  • 1500 mm polyester walls and flooring that is coated for polyurethane to make it waterproof.

Final Verdict

If you want to get out of doors and the weather is, cool or you expect rain. Big agnes flying diamond 6 person tent will do the trick and keep you snug and dry.

Some fishermen love to fish after a rainstorm. So they set up their camp and stash their gear and set out at first light and they know when they come back they’ll have a dry place to shelter later.

The tent is well made and can take a pounding by rain and wind. Adding a ground cloth or tarp further, makes it comfortable on rough terrain.

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