The Foidel Canyon 2 Tent by Big Agnes has everything and more that you would want in a 2-person backpacking or camping tent. This tent stands out from others because of it’s easy to use and setup design, big, accessible doors, high-quality and durable material, indispensable storage areas and endless options for add-on accessories.
The first time we used the Foidel Canyon 2 tent, we unfortunately were able to comprehensively test out the performance of the tent in consistent and relentless rain showers. With a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating on the floor and fly and fully taped waterproof seams, there was not the slightest drop of water inside the tent. The large vestibules (10sq ft.) were also a huge benefit that we found with this tent because they proved to be a great area to store our packs and other gear that we did not want out in the rain.
The versatility of this tent proves it’s 3-season capability. Without the fly, between two windows and two doors, the ventilation would be impeccable for hot camping days and nights. Even with the fly on, you are still able to open the vestibule fully and allow for ventilation through the doors and windows. I mentioned how amazing the large vestibules are for storing gear but what is even more amazing is the fact that the vestibules can be opened to either side. This is huge if you are in a rainstorm, windstorm, desert sand storm, or any other storm that has some addition of wind or direction along with it. Simply open the side of the vestibule that is not getting hammered by the wind/rain/snow/sand and you protect the inside of your tent from also getting pounded with the elements.
Most tents, when encapsulated by a rain fly, become extremely awkward to get in and out of. Especially at 4 am, in a shit storm, when you have to pee, and your dog has to pee, and it’s raining, and your boyfriend hates it when you get even the smallest speck of dirt inside the tent (don’t even try to bring your shoes in), and you’ve managed to lose your headlight in the 5 hours you’ve been asleep. We found that this wasn’t necessarily the case with the Foidel Canyon 2. The large doors allow for easy access during any time of the night. Oh and by the way, with all the amazing storage options included in the Foidel, you won’t lose your headlight. There are six interior mesh pockets and two internal media pockets. Not to mention gear loft loops that allow for easy install of some of Big Agnes’ tent accessories that will give you even more storage options.
Speaking of making your life easier, this tent is super fast and easy to set up. Thank you, Big Agnes, for even color-coding the webbing and buckles and making the pole structure symmetrical. Remember that shit storm I was talking about? Yeah, I’m 100% positive you could set this tent up in that.
As far as comfort goes, for a 2-person tent, Tyson and I were pretty impressed with the room. We are always skeptical of 2-person tents and usually opt for a 3-person because of Hank. We were surprised with how much extra room we felt we had. With an overall length of 92 inches, Hank was able to comfortably curl up at our feet. The width at the top of the tent (top as in where you put your head) is 10 inches wider than the width at the bottom, which really helps to make it feel like you have an ample amount of room.
If you’re looking for a feature-packed, quality made, durable 2-person 3-season tent, I would highly suggest the Foidel Canyon 2 by Big Agnes. It’s versatile, easy to set up, comfortable to get in and out of, and is made with materials that are designed for the outdoors. Once you buy this tent, it may be a long time before you need another one. Be sure to check out Big Agnes and all of their tents and sleeping bags (and more!). They have a large selection so you are sure to get exactly what you need and want.
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