New TEHCC Rental Equipment: Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 (HT-18)

Submitted by Vic Hasler, Rental Equipment Coordinator

After a couple of decades of use, the HT-18 Slumberjack Bivy was showing signs of losing its weather resistance.  TEHCC has purchased a Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 as its replacement.  The Big Agnes is primarily a one-person tent with much better ventilation at a similar packed weight (2 lbs, 6 oz).  This one-person tent offers 22 sq ft of floor space, with a length of 90” and width of 43” at front narrowing to 31” at back – plenty for a sleeping pad.  Reviews indicate that the 38” head height may not be enough for taller folks to completely sit up, but it’s good for most.  There is a 5 sq ft vestibule to stash the backpack and footwear.  The entire tent bundle rolls down into a 14” x 4” bag.  It comes with its own set of 11 lightweight stakes, which need to be shown upon return to Bldg 310, but kept with the tent – unlike our standard stake policy.

Rental rate is “B” ($5/weekend, $7/week).  It’s on the shelf, ready to go backpacking…