String Ridge 2


String Ridge 2
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title String Ridge 2
Manufacturer Big Agnes
Page By Snowy
Page Type Sep 16, 2009 / Sep 16, 2009
Object ID 6360
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Product Description

The String Ridge 2 is a free-standing, lightweight mountaineering tent. Multiple guy out points allow for bombing out when heavy weather is a concern. DAC featherlite NSL aluminum poles, and ultralight aluminum snow stakes come standard. "Frog eye" vents in the fly allow for maximum air movement when used in conjunction with the foot end and screen door vents. Fly/Footprint set-up option for ultralight use.


Capacity: 2
Walls: nylon rip-stop with closeable mesh vents
Fly and floor: Cordura rip-stop with silicone treatment and polyurethane coating
Trail/Packed weight: 5lb / 5lb 1oz
Packed size: 8 x 20"
Floor + vestibule (sq ft): 31.5 + 11
Head height: 42"


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Snowy - Sep 16, 2009 3:45 pm - Voted 5/5

Big Agnes String Ridge 2
I have been very impressed by the String Ridge 2. The design is very stable and feels spacious thanks to the slight taper that provides more room in the torso area. The breathability is excellent; with the foot vent, screen, and fly vents open air circulates very well. When battened down, the temperature rises quickly and allows for a lighter sleeping system. The floor is very durable for a tent of this weight and offers much more security than a sil-nylon equivalent. It handled 40-50mph winds better than a dozen other tents this summer on Rainier, and cooking in the vestibule is a breeze. While it has a slightly higher rear profile than I'd like, the String Ridge 2 is a great lightweight mountaineering package that deserves consideration.

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