Nestled in the mountain town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Big Agnes knows the outdoors and how to enjoy its surroundings to the fullest. Depending on who you're talking to, Big Agnes is a rocky peak in the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness Area outside Steamboat Springs, a laid back mountain town mama, dependable backcountry gear, or more likely, a representation of all of these things. With an extensive mountainous playground its backyard, it's no wonder that Big Agnes offers well-designed, high-quality and award-winning outdoor gear. Big Agnes also demonstrates its dedication to its wilderness surroundings by naming its products after local places, peaks and rivers and by using recycled materials and alternative energies as much as possible.
Who doesn't love award-winning products? Check out the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2 Person Tent, winner of the Backpacker 2010 Editors' Choice Award. Named after a fast-moving creek that flows along the border of Colorado and Wyoming, this ultralight, 3-season tent adds as little as 1 lb, 11 ounces to your load, yet it provides plenty of room to sleep comfortably in the backcountry. Another super lightweight favorite is the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 2 Person Tent, a 3-season shelter with a mesh top to let you view the night sky, because let's face it, the worst part about sleeping in a tent is not being able to make wishes on shooting stars.
For a smidge over 5 pounds, you can carry one shelter for the entire family with the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 4 Person Tent. This tent also features three-season protection and a mesh top to view the Milky Way, the Perseids meteor shower or the full moon rising. If you're not concerned with weight, the Big Agnes Big House 4 Person Tent is a superb option for family car-camping adventures. It features a welcome mat to wipe muddy shoes, a high ceiling, lots of floor space to spread out and play card games and plenty of mesh storage pockets.
You don't have to sacrifice comfort for minimal weight. With the Big Agnes Cyclone SL Chair Kit, recipient of the Backpacker 2008 Editor's Choice Award, you can have a comfortable place to sit for a mere 6 ounces. Whether you're heading to the river with the family for a weekend fishing trip or peak-bagging in Rocky Mountain National Park, let the experts at Big Agnes outfit you for your next outdoor adventure.