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Big Sky Chinook 2P tent

13 reviews
Color
Apple Red
Granite Gray
Forest Green
Interior
Optional stakes/pegs and guy lines
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Based on Big Sky's Award Winning Revolution design

- 3 poles creates a very storm worthy design
- Can be used with 2 poles to save weight
- 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
  0.86 sq m + 0.86 sq m (9.2 sq ft + 9.2 sq ft)
- Want even lighter weight? Leave the 3rd pole at home
- Highest quality components
- World class quality
- Ready to go out of the box; seam sealed where necessary at the factory

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- 4 season - double wall tent
- exoskeleton design (3 poles on outside)
- high strength to weight ratio
- weight: 1.823kg (64.3oz / 4lb 0.3oz) for SuprSilTM outer, Breathable Fabric inner, non-slip, seam taped floor, and 3 x 4-Seasons DAC NSL 9mm aluminum poles (rev. A-5)

Ratings with different poles:
2 x 4-Seasons 9mm poles + 3rd 4-Seasons 9mm pole = 4 seasons rated
2 x UL poles + 3rd 4-Seasons 9mm pole = 3+ seasons rated
2 x poles = 3-seasons rated

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Customer Reviews
4.7 Based on 13 Reviews
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    ZS
    10/14/2020
    Zan S.
    Norway Norway
    Excellent first impression, (partly) suitable also for very tall persons

    Bought the tent recently, so this is only a “first impression” review, based on use on one weekend-trip. In Mid-Norway, where I live, we are usually abundantly blessed with opportunities to test tents in bad weather, but the weather on this trip was actually pretty nice (except for some fairly strong wind), so no review on water resistance and use in very cold weather. The first impression of the tent is great. Easy to set up and take down (also when windy), good height and somewhat thin, but non-slippery floor. The tent can be completely open when using only two poles (to enjoy the scenery when the weather is nice), while the third pole can be added if more wind is expected. This is a brilliant solution, I’ve been searching for years for a tent that is both fairly light, can be opened completely in nice weather, while being robust enough for the rough weather conditions. Seems that I have found one, can easily torn out to be my favourite tent. Heck, even the colour is great (I bought grey). The tent is tall and does take a bit of beating when the wind is blowing on the broad side of it, but with all of the guy-lines on and three poles, my impression is that tent stood firmly. I am 197 cm tall, and struggle to find tents that are big enough. The Chinook is definitely tall enough, but bit on a short side for my 203 cm long sleeping mat and 230 cm long sleeping bag. When I place the mat diagonally in the tent, it is just about long enough that the sleeping bag do not touch the inner walls too much, so I think it’ll be fine for solo use. A few more centimetres in length would make it perfect. Negative sides so far: Only major thing I see is that it will rain in the tent when the door is open due to vestibule roof being narrower than the bottom of the tent. I’m not sure whether this is to be considered a design flaw or a decision made to maximise space while holding weight down, but entering the tent in strong rain will demand care. Apart from that, I only have a few small picks: There’s no repair kit (you want one if you want to use the tent mid-winter), no pole-sacks and 3000 mm hydrostatic pressure for the floor means you’ll have to use footprint if you want to use the tent on marshes or wet snow. All in all, excellent impression so far, will try to post additional review when I’ve been using the tent more. Oh, one last thing, tent arrived quickly to Norway, from a warehouse in UK and customer service of Big Sky was very helpful with changing the order when I forgot to order footprint together with the tent.

    10/15/2020
    Big Sky International

    Thank you for taking the time submit a review.

    P
    06/10/2020
    Pieter
    Superb and easy to handle

    Light tent and pleasant way of setting up. Clear attention has been paid to compactness yet spacious inner tent. A second inner tent makes this tent complete.

    07/10/2020
    Big Sky International

    We are happy you like your Chinook 2P tent. Thank you for your review!

    06/04/2020
    山根​光晴
    Japan Japan
    Great tent! However, in Japan's climate, it would be nice to have a half mesh in addition to a full mesh.

    I would like to use if there is a sand color fly sheet.

    07/10/2020
    Big Sky International

    The Chinook's Breathable Fabric inner has Mesh Netting windows each side than can be opened... so almost like half mesh. Thank you for your review.

    KS
    05/16/2020
    Kiim S.
    Mexico Mexico
    Big Sky Chinook 2 (red) for mountaineering

    I had looked for years for a 4 season tent with an exoskeleton with side of the tent access instead of end of the tent access, eureka made a exo tent with side access but it was not 4 season, lately only hill berg made them, until big sky designed the chinook. So i researched all info on it and purchased to review and keep. I am a mountain climber based out of portland oregon , so i was going to take it up on our volcanoes in the pacific northwest and everyone who has ever climbed mt rainier, mt hood, mt adams, etc. knows that this is a world class testing environment for equipment. I took this tent up mt hood in the late winter/spring and camped at 10,000 ft on the hogsback, weather was teens at night with a wind forecast of 30-40mph at night, w clearing in the morning. I figured i would take it up to test it out. Forecast was accurate, wind started to blow before sunset and blew all night until 4am, i had set up tent with all 3 poles and packed snow on the snow flaps, set up all guy lines and orientated the tent as instructed to the right direction for wind, and waited. What a bomb shelter, after the 1st hour of 40 mph wind, and nothing happened, i slept thru the night and woke as wind calmed. there had been 4 other tents when i got there at 1pm the day before and when i looked out at 4 am , 2 must have left, and 2 were still there, with one that had bent poles and some torn fabric , right then this tent was worth every penny, i have since used it on other climbs and same result, and it always is a conversation starter as its not the typical tent that the guides use on the volcanoes and that are end of the tent access , like the eurekas, mt hardware, north face, etc. and its red, i love the color and it is easy to see far away, when on mountain. 4 season-4lbs- 2 doors-2 vestibules, try to find another on the planet for $600, i dare you!

    Big Sky International Big Sky Chinook 2P tent Review
    07/10/2020
    Big Sky International

    We are happy you like your Chinook 2P tent. Thank you for your review!

    亮亀
    03/27/2020
    亮臣 亀.
    Japan Japan
    very good tent

    Tariffs and shipping custs were high.

    07/10/2020
    Big Sky International

    We are happy you like your Chinook 2P tent... We are sorry to hear Japan has high tariffs. Thank you for your review.

    QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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    • Are there snow flaps on the outer?

      Are there snow flaps on the outer?
      > no, at one time we offered them, but there was not enough demand so the Snow Flap option was discontinued.

    • What are the dimensions and square footage for the floor?

      The dimensions for Big Sky's Chinook 2P tent floor are:
       - Length: 230cm (91in)
       - Width head end: 135cm (53in), width foot end: 120cm (47in)
       - Interior height: 107cm (42in)

      Thanks for your interest!

    • Can you tell me the fabric weights of the floor and the fly and also teh inner dimensions of the tent (width, height, length)?

      Can you tell me the fabric weights of the floor and the fly
      > here is some fabric info:
      https://bigskyinternational.com/pages/fabric-comparison-table

      also the inner dimensions of the Chinook 2P tent (width, height, length)?
      > internal width headend: 135cm (53in) footend: 120cm (47in)
      > internal peak height: 107cm (42in)
      > internal length: 230cm (91in)

    • Is the floor seam sealed?

      Yes, the floor is seamed sealed and the fabric has a hydrostatic rating of 3,000mm so it is very waterproof. It also has a non-slip surface to help keep your mattresss from sliding around.

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