- Perfect for the lightweight backpacker - Double wall construction to prevent condensation inside - Pole clip design for very fast and easy setup and take down - Interior buckles to outer shell for one piece setup/take down - Two top vents on vestibules for cross ventilation - Large no claustrophobic interior with high ceiling - Large side doors for easy entry and exit - 2 interior options: -- Mesh Netting interior for extra ventilation -- Breathable Fabric interior for more warmth and to keep spindrift and sand from blowing in Note: Breathable Fabric interior has mesh netting window on each door with zippered flap - Four interior pockets - Two large vestibules; each with a zippered door - Highest quality components - World class quality - Ready to go out of the box; seam sealed where necessary at the factory
weight: 1.517kg (3lb 5.5oz) for SuprSilTM Porch outer, Mesh Netting Porch inner, non-slip, seam taped floor, and ultra light DAC NFL 8.7mm Aluminum poles (rev. G-2)
weight: 1.573kg (3lb 7.5oz) for SuprSilTM Porch outer, Breathable Fabric Porch inner, non-slip, seam taped floor, and ultra light DAC NFL 8.7mm Aluminum poles (rev. G-2)
The Revolution 2 is a strong, well made, weatherproof, easy to ***** tent with great ventilation. The external frame makes erecting the tent in the rain much easier and the large vesibules keep your gear dry.
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review... potential buyers will appreciate it.
I used it 3 times now and very happy. So easy to put up and take down. With the inner already attached that was great for wet weather. Packs up small too. Cant fault it so far. Customer service is great too.
I cannot fault these tents. I originally bought a Big Sky Revolution 1 person tent. I had done a lot of research. I looked at tent measurements and weight. Went to hiking stores and sat in them to see how roomy they were. My main criteria was to be able to sit up straight with out hitting the roof, (while sitting on a sleeping mat). The Big Sky tents were the only ones that would give me that height and plenty of room inside, 2 vestibules and very light weight. I am 5 foot 7. Also the vestibules were bigger than other tents .
My other criteria was a fly that went as close to the ground as possible. I noticed other tents, Nemo, Big Agnus. MSR that their rain flys did not reach the ground and in a heavy rain water would seep in while your sleeping bag or pillow is pressed up against the end of the tent (which they always do). I have not had any problem with water in the tent. Loved this tent so much I have now also bought the Revolution 2 person for when i take someone with me. Both are so easy to set up and dismantle quickly. Plenty of pockets for storage in both 4 in 1 person and 4 in 2 person. The discrete khaki green colour is also preferable for me.
Also love that I can purchase a 4 season inner tent if I ever need one....no need to buy a complete tent with fly. Just buy the inner to use with your existing fly.
Some of the features I have noticed on my new 2017 tent: 1) The so-called "thin & very slippery" floor material has now been replaced by much more robust NON SLIP material. 2) The Revolution 2P is much longer (up to 7") than all all other ultra-light tents. For those who utilizes a LW (long & wide) sleeping bag this is a HUGE advantage.
1) The non-slip, seam tape floor is now standard for Big Sky's tents.
2) We try to design for full size people... we do not think ultra light backpackers are smaller. We try to put the comfort in and take the weight out.
Thanks for your comments,
Big Sky International
Is ist possible to use the tent without the small pole for the porch, so just with 2 poles ? So that i can choose to go on trip with 2 or 3 poles
It is possible to setup the Revolution 2P tent and use only 2 long poles and not the short 3rd Porch pole, but there would we some lose outer fabric that blow in the wind and there would not be as much headroom and sagging fabric inside since there would be no 3rd Porch pole to hold it up.
Hi. I wonder why you do not give clear info about water poles. And what they are. I saw that you already wrote 2000 in one answer but I found 1500 at a resellers webpage. Could you garantee that its at least 2000? How did you test that?
We assume you are referring to fabric we use in a Big Sky tent's outer/fly... at one time Big Sky's waterproof rating was 1,500mm, but a few years again we raised it to 2,000mm because our hydrostatic testing showed Big Sky's fabric for the past few years has been over 2,000mm. We own a hydrostatic tester and test each shipment of fabric we receive. For more info: https://bigskyinternational.com/pages/fabric-comparison-table
What is the difference (weight, folded size, material, etc...) between the bikepacking poles and the DAC UL poles?
pole options: Ultra Light poles: lighter weight, 43cm folding length, and more expensive Bikepacking poles: shorter 30cm folding length, a little heavier, and less expensive
Both are made of aluminum and have a similar strength
Hello Big Sky, I was wondering if the Revolution 2p can be pitched as inner only. Thanks!
If you want to pitch inner only, Evolution tent series is a better choice..
Revolution tent series is better for pitching outer only
Two question about fabric version of the *inner* tent:
- is the door fully mesh all of its size or only partially?
- is the inner tent door two layered, one is mesh and the other is fabric?
Question of the outer tent:
- if the outer tent doors are fully open, does the rain reach inner tent?
My use case: in hot but unstable weather keep the outer tent doors fully open all of the time. I keep the inner tent door closed with full size mesh only (keep the bugs out and get the view). When it gets colder, cover the inner tent mesh with fabric, partially or fully, still keeping the outer tent doors open. In the even colder or stormy weather, finally close the outer tent.
Two question about fabric version of the *inner* tent: - is the door fully mesh all of its size or only partially? > The Mesh Netting version is entirely Mesh Netting - is the inner tent door two layered, one is mesh and the other is fabric? > There are two completely different inners. The Breathable Fabric version is Breathable fabric with "Mesh Netting" window in door. There is a "Breathable Fabric" fabric door that can be zippered over the "Mesh Netting" window.
Question of the outer tent: - if the outer tent doors are fully open, does the rain reach inner tent? > Straight down rain will not enter inner... there is a 3rd pole that create a little "Porch" over each door.
Thank you for your interest
What is the pack size
What is the pack size > The folded length of the Revolution 2P tent poles is 43cm (17in) and diameter of the compression sack is about 15cm (6in)
Hello! I’m looking for a durable lightweight tent for my PCT hike attempt in 2019, and this tent looks like it will fit the bill. However, I prefer a smaller footprint for ease of finding camp spots along the trail. Do you have a one person version of this tent? If yes, what are the specs? Does it have two doors as well? Is one door an option for the one person tent? Does the purchase come with guy lines and stakes? Do you have a Cuben Fiber version of this tent? Do you have a set up video of this tent? Thank you very much for your time.
Do you have a one person version of this tent? > Yes, Big Sky makes a Revolution 1P tent
If yes, what are the specs? > Here is more info for the Revolution 1P tent: https://bigskyinternational.com/products/big-sky-revolution-1p-tent
Does it have two doors as well? > Yes, the Revolution 1P has two doors Is one door an option for the one person tent? > No, we did at one time, but everyone prefers two doors so we stopped making one door option
Does the purchase come with guy lines and stakes? > guy lines and stakes/pegs are optional.. you do not have to buy them unless you need them
Do you have a Cuben Fiber version of this tent? > There will be a DCF (Cuben) fabric version the Revolution 1.5P available soon.
Do you have a set up video of this tent? > Hopefully soon
Thank you immediately answer.
So it will be helpful.
I think that REVOLUTION 2P tent (BREATHABLE FABRIC INNER) fulfills the conditions I'm seeing quite well.
Please tell me a bit more.
①Is BREATHABLE FABRIC INNER the same material or making CHINOOK INNER ?
②Please tell me the difference between REVOLUTION 2P tent (BREATHABLE FABRIC INNER) and CHINOOK 2P tent.; Material, performance, durability, wind resistance, etc.
ERIKO NAITO, Please see > responses below: ①Is BREATHABLE FABRIC INNER the same material or making CHINOOK INNER ? > yes, the Breathable Fabric for Big Sky's Revolution and Chinook tent series inners is the same fabric. ②Please tell me the difference between REVOLUTION 2P tent (BREATHABLE FABRIC INNER) and CHINOOK 2P tent.; Material, performance, durability, wind resistance, etc. > Big Sky's Revolution tent series are 3-seasons rated tents made with lighter weight 3-seasons rated poles, while the Chinook tent series are 4-seasons rated tents with stronger 4-seasons rated tent poles. Inner floor sizes are the same. Thanks for your interest, Big Sky International
Hi,My Name is ERIKO NAITO in JAPAN.
I am Interested in the tent of the REVOLUTION 2P(BREATHABLE FABRIC INNER) .
So,Please tell the outer sell,the inner liner,Floor material and the water column.
Because,Japan has a lot of rain,it is an important element when choosing a tent.
①all outer sell→・material: ・water column:
②Inner Liner、Floor（BREATHABLE FABRIC INNER）→・material: ・water column:・Weight（kg）/Mosquito net in Entrance covered?
ERIKO NAITO in JAPAN, thank you for your questions, please see > responses below: I am interested in Big Sky's REVOLUTION 2P tent (BREATHABLE FABRIC INNER) water column/hydrostatic fabric rating: > Outer fabric: 2000mm rated > Breathable Fabric inner: DWR treated to repel water > Floor fabric: 3000mm rated Because,Japan has a lot of rain, it is an important element when choosing a tent. > Big Sky tents have been sold/tested/used all over the world for many years... rain is no problem for Big Sky's tents. Mosquito net in Entrance covered? > Yes, the entrance of Big Sky's Revolution 2P tent has a "Porch" over each door so rain will not drip inside. Thank you for your interest, Big Sky International
Can you tell me the fabric weight of the fly and floor and also the essential differences between this tent and the Chinook?
Can you tell me the fabric weight of the fly and floor > here is some fabric info: https://bigskyinternational.com/pages/fabric-comparison-table also the essential differences between this tent and the Chinook? > Big Sky's Revolution tent series are 3-seasons rated tents > Big Sky's Chinook tent series are 4-seasons rated tents with a stronger structural design, stronger poles, etc.