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      FS: EMS Big Easy 6 person tent $180     



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03/16/2020 01:43PM
Looking to find a new home for this 6-person tent that's served us well for a couple years. The tent is in good condition but has seen some use; it's not in mint condition but still totally functional. Asking $180 which is basically half of the retail price.

With 93 square feet of floor area it has significantly more space than most other "6-person" tents and enough headroom that I can, at 6'4", stand straight upright in it. It has the best space-to-weight ratio of any 6-person tent that I could find (excluding CCS Leans and other unique designs). I upgraded the stake kit which saved some weight; tent, fly, footprint, stake kit, guy lines, & stuff sack just weighed in at 16.6 lbs on my digital scale.

We've used this tent in the BWCA although obviously the weight isn't ideal for long portages (though if you break it up between multiple campers it's totally manageable).

From the manufacturer:
EMS Big Easy 6

Set up camp with the Big Easy 6, a tent using a breathable combination of nylon, polyester, and mesh. Ideal for large group trips to the campsite, its spacious design features two zippered flap doors, a large vestibule, and no-see-um mesh. For transport, the set comes with separate stuff, pole, and stake sacks, so you can take your gear along without any issues.


Footprint included
Separate stuff, pole, and stake sacks included
Double-needle stitched gear loft
Comes with a 2.5 mm reflective pp cord with a triangle adjuster, attached to a loop, measuring 59 in.

Bottom is made out of waterproof 1,500mm polyurethane-coated 70D nylon
Pole sleeve is made out of 210D nylon oxford material, with reinforcement patches
Tent canopy is 68D ripstop breathable polyester
Waterproof 1,500mm polyurethane-coated 75D polyester fly
Interior includes 40D nylon HD no-see-um mesh
1¾ in. rain flap made out of 210D nylon on the inside and floor
Made with flame-resistant materials meeting CPAI-84 specifications
Comes with 7000 series aluminum pole sections measuring 8.5 mm in diameter and 7000 series pole sections measuring 9mm in diameter.

Measures 8 ft., 8 in. by 10 ft., 7 in. by 6 ft., 6 in.
Vestibule measures 50 square feet
Shelter has a total of 91.7 square feet
Stuffs down to 11 in. by 29 in.
Minimum weight: 13 lbs., 14 oz.
Maximum weight: 15 lb., 12 oz.

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