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A room with a view.
It might not be five-star accommodations, but Big Agnes' Happy Hooligan UL Tent is about as plush as a 3-person ultralight shelter can get. Named after a renowned prize-fighter who had the reputation of standing up to anything, the Happy Hooligan builds on the legacy of its 1907 forbear to deliver ultralight comfort to your backcountry adventures.
Just like you, the folks at Big Agnes dislikes crawling over their tent mates at 3 a.m. to go to the bathroom, so it designed the Happy Hooligan to have two doors and two vestibules. so you'll never take an accidental knee to the skull again. And despite it comfortably sleeping three people, the Hooligan is exceptionally light, so it'll still feel like you're carrying a bivy sack at mile 137 of the Colorado Trail.
- An ultralight three-person tent for backpacking and camping
- Two door and vestibule design makes exiting easy
- Mesh body excellent for stargazing
- Gear loft above sleeping area for media and extras
- Fly vent helps decrease greenhouse heating
- Reflective guylines and webbing for headlamp pitching
- Comfortably sleeps three people
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Great job on this tent, Big Agnes! Initial impressions are lightweight, well-built and very roomy. It would be a 'backpacking fit' for three people, but it is perfect for two plus gear plus dog.
I've been using a front entrance tent for years, and am excited to get back to a dual side entrance tent such as this. You get that much more gear storage under the vestibules as well as allowing you to get in and out of the tent easily. The large doors and tall ceiling are spectacular. The tent also has some very nice overhead gear storage slots, seems great for glasses/headlamps/etc. The dual vents in the top of the fly are also a very nice touch - this should really help to cut down on condensation build up.
Of course, on a lightweight tent the floors leave much to be desired in durability, and this is no exception to that. I would recommend using some sort of ground cloth for longevity.