Big Agnes Blacktail 3 Hotel Bikepack Tent

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Three season, freestanding bikepacking tent with extended vestibules
New to our bikepacking family of tents, and inspired by the tried and true Blacktail Series, these tents are known for their spacious sleeping areas with easy access through two, side-entry doors and vestibules at an excellent value.

Light enough for the backcountry, strong enough for the front country
Featuring a 12" Shortstik Poleset, ideal for packing onto handlebars, panniers and saddlebags, or saving space in any pack
Multiple bike-frame attachment configurations for burley compression stuff-sack with daisy-chain webbing system
Stash helmet on exterior tent body using elastic webbing and the daisy-chain webbing loops on the fly exterior for drying wet clothes and gear
Smooth-closing, dual-zipper door with easy-grip zipper pulls on two doors and two vestibules with storm flaps on the vestibule zippers
Increased head space with symmetrical pole structure and pre-bent poles
Fly features one extended, pole-supported, side-entry vestibule, and one quick-access vestibule
Clean earbud-cord routing from phones or other devices through media pockets located above sleeping area
Easy to pitch any time of day with reflective guylines and webbing on tent corners and ready to pitch with pre-cut guylines and tensioners attached to fly
Maximized storage options with oversized ceiling pocket and multiple interior loops for use with gear lofts, accessories and mtnGLO® Tent & Camp Lights
To extend the life of your tent floor we recommend using a Big Agnes footprint, sold separately
Includes NEW lighter, yet stronger Dirt Dagger UL Tent Stakes with patent pending I-Beam aluminum construction

Trail Weight 3.15kg
Packed Weight 3.46kg
Fast Fly Weight 2.75kg
Packed Size 25 x 38 x 18cm
Floor Area 4.1m²
Head Height 112cm
Vestibule Area 2.6m² / 0.8m²
Footprint Weight 595g
Number of Seasons 3
Number of Doors 2

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  • Shipping charges to other international destinations range between $37.99 and $45
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New Zealand
  • North Island: 3-7 business days
  • North Island rural: 3-7 business days
  • Waiheke Island: 4-8 business days
  • South Island: 2-6 business days
  • South Island rural: 2-6 business days
  • Chatham Islands: 7-10 business days
  • Oversized or heavy items: 5-7 business days to all NZ addresses (excluding Chatham islands)

Australia: 7–10 business days (metropolitan areas only).

Canada: 10 business days

Hong Kong: 10 business days

UK/Ireland: 10 business days

USA: 10 business days

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    Reviewed by Tim J.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    Perfect for a fully-equipped comfortable bikepacking adventure

    We bought our Blacktail 3 Hotel tent nearly a year ago initially for a 1700 km bike trip in the South Island. The crew at Gearshop were great at guiding through the best solution for our setting. The tent has performed so well in all conditions. It has heaps of room - we even stored our bikes in the vestibule on some occasions. Totally agree that it’s best to buy the extra floor mat to protect against rough ground. We also bought the double Big Agnes Sleeping Matress. The combined weight and size has worked fine for us - an older couple who appreciate the comfort and security provided by the Big Agnes Blacktail 3 Bikepacking tent. We have a few more trips planned this summer and know we’ve bought the right tent for us

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    Reviewed by Bicycle D.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Perfect for biking and stacks up in wet weather.

    This is a fantastic tent and the perfect set up for bike packing and touring. I’ve had this tent in torrential rain and it’s bombproof. You can even pitch the fly first so your interior stays dry. Great in hot weather with a nice vent design so no am condensation inside. The vestibule is great for cooking In or just keeping out of the sun. Did a lot of research before buying - this tent will last the distance. Also great for taller people with the perfect amount of head room.

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    Reviewed by Ruth S.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5
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    Love this tent

    This tent is very roomy and spacious with lots of great features and good quality materials. Was a bit short on pegs though so had to buy some more in order to put out the guy ropes to be prepared for possible windy conditions.

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    Reviewed by Penny
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5
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    Good for general use - untested in an adventure context

    We purchased this tent to replace our old Exped. The Big Agnes Blacktail Hotel has a spacious feel, and the vestibule is really generous.

    Pros: it’s light and airy, and has good headroom. It’s unobtrusive, which makes it good for bush camping. Plenty of room to store all your gear under cover.

    Cons: the tent only comes with 10 pegs, so we had to buy extra pegs to have enough to peg it out. I’d like to have more options for tensioning the fly - it flapped about a bit in gusty wind. I also got a big drip of water down my back when I unzipped the door in the morning…

    The tent is fine, and will suit most bike packing camping situations. It’s just not amazing - maybe I’ve been spoiled by my previous tent :)

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