The Big Agnes Scout tent line is best described as a new-school take on old-school A-frame wall tents or tarps. These single-wall tents utilize your trekking poles for support and set up in no time. With ample floor space and minimal weight, these ultralight shelters might change the way you think about tents. The Scout Plus UL2 features a spacious vestibule while the Super Scout has an oversized vestibule, adding minimal weight. We’ve added large vents along the base of the tent for ventilation and eves that pull away from the tent wall for more protection from the elements. Tent requires 2 trekking poles (Trekking poles not included)
Single wall tent with full eve and rear vent system to keep air circulating.
Single door and no vestibule.
Two storage bins built in at head of tent.
Reflective guyline and webbing at tent corners and suggested anchor points.
Tent body is silicone treated nylon rip-stop with 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating.
Vents are polyester mesh.
All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (No PVC or VOC's)
Tent requires 2 trekking poles (Trekking poles not included)
12 superlight aluminum J stakes.
Gear loft loops included: Fits Big Agnes WALL gear loft - sold separately
Footrprint sold separately.
Note: We list several weights for our tents to aid your product research. Trail weight refers to poles, fly and tent body. Packed weight includes poles, fly, tent body, stakes, guy lines, stuff sacks, instructions, and packaging. Fast Fly weight refers to the poles, tent fly and accessory Fast Fly footprint - not available for this tent
What's in a name?
We are all looking for something right? The original inhabitants of the land now known as Steamboat Springs were the Utes. They were light and fast scouts who found the area ideal for summer hunting. French Fur trappers soon came to Steamboat seeking the finest pelts, and Ranchers came looking for greener pastures. We are the modern day scouts seeking stashes of un-tracked powder, hidden in places we dare not say.
Big Agnes produce award-winning, high-quality camping equipment that is comfortable, durable and made for adventure. This forward-thinking company has released a number of collections over the years, with different types of activities catered for. Whether you're camping with the family, bike-packing across the country, or backpacking around the world, Big Agnes are sure to have something that's perfect for your needs.
Hard to FindBy: Joel on 16 July 2019In Australia we are limited in what sort of UL gear especially tents we can get. So this is one in only a handful of ultralight trekking pole tents. The Scout UL 2 is a great example of an old school design becoming modernised with lighter materials, if you already use trekking poles then it's a great purchase. It can become difficult to enter/leave the tent with the
Impressed with packed size and weightBy: Jo on 30 January 2017Was very excited to receive my new tent today. I haven't had a chance to test run it yet, but am really impressed with the light weight and small packed size. Can't wait to try it. Thanks to Wild Earth for super quick delivery!
Big Anges Scout UL2 - Ultralight but roomyBy: Michael on 21 September 2015It's amazing how quickly we've moved away from A-frame tents. It's as if they're some retro idea that should be forgotten. But what the Scout UL2 proves is that those simple designs were not bad and when seeking weight reduction in your hiking kit, this sort of design is the way to go. Big Agnes usually understate their weights; they must have a magical place where things weigh less. Still, this roomy two-person tent came in at about 900g including pegs and bag. It does rely on you having a pair of hiking poles, so you need to factor that into the weight (400g to 700g depending on your budget). If you're already using poles anyway, then you're half way there. The tent goes up easily. The pegs are sturdy, light (11g) and will work in sandy soil. I haven't tested this under wet conditions yet. The nicest part, though, is the roominess. We use inflatable mats and I have a long-wide Exped mat. With two of those side-by-side there was still room for packs inside at your head. A lot of other ultralight tents reduce space to reduce weight, but this simple design gives the best of both.