Big Sky Chinook 2p Tent with Snow Flaps (SOLD)

Big Sky Chinook tent on Kesugi Ridge, with Denali behind in the distance - Alaska.

Big Sky Chinook tent on Kesugi Ridge, with Denali behind in the distance - Alaska.

For sale: used Big Sky International Chinook 2p Tent with Snow Flaps, Marigold Yellow color. $500 (SOLD)

See this tent on Big Sky's website here. Retails for $700. This tent was built with snow skirt flaps, which they no longer make.

The Big Sky Chinook is one of the lightest double wall 4-season tents in the world. The three pole architecture is bomber for stormy/windy weather, and the snow flaps offer increased protection and sturdiness for snow camping. The external pole setup is easy to set up in inclement weather, while keeping the inner tent dry.

Included with the tent are the matching footprint, 4 installed guylines, 6 stakes, an emergency pole splint, and stuff sack.

Specs

Measured weight: 70.93 oz = 4 lb 6.9 oz (including fly, poles, inner tent, footprint, guylines, stuff sack) or 73.65 oz = 4 lb 9.7 oz (with 6 stakes and pole splint)

* Lighter weight options could be to remove the inner tent for a fly-only pitch (not sure on the exact weight of this but I'd guess that the inner is about 1/3 of the total weight of the tent), or you can leave the third pole behind to save 7.5 oz (though the third pole adds a ton of stability for windy weather).

Inner dimensions: 91" x 53"(head)/47"(foot) x 42"(height) + two large vestibules

See this tent on Big Sky's website here for more specs. This tent was built with snow skirt flaps, which they no longer make.

Condition

I've used this tent probably about two dozen times. It's in great condition. I baby my gear and always ensure it's totally dry before storing.

There are cosmetic signs of normal usage, such as the footprint obviously showing dirt stains, and other small dirt marks along the base of the tent. But overall the tent is in excellent, perfect working condition.

Damage: there are only two minor points of damage: 1) One of the internal mesh pockets has about a one-inch tear in the mesh. This does not affect the tent performance. 2) There is a torn seam on one end of the stuff sack. I've included pictures below.

Thoughts

This is a great tent; I love it and am reluctant to sell it, especially since Big Sky doesn't make the Chinook with snow flaps any longer. It's a bomber tent for winter camping or any super windy conditions. It can handle horrid weather like a Hilleberg tent but it's much lighter weight.

I've decided to sell it because I just don't use it much any more. I almost always winter camp solo, so I've opted for a smaller one-man tent. Now it seems a shame to have such a kick ass tent sitting in storage. I should sell it someone who will use it more.

Purchase: $500 (SOLD)

Please contact me with any questions and/or to purchase. Ships from Colorado.

The Chinook has exterior poles which makes it super easy to pitch the tent in inclement weather, while keeping the interior dry...

The Chinook has exterior poles which makes it super easy to pitch the tent in inclement weather, while keeping the interior dry.

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Snow flaps are great for snow camping; you can shovel snow on them to completely seal the tent from cold winds, which also gives...

Snow flaps are great for snow camping; you can shovel snow on them to completely seal the tent from cold winds, which also gives you a totally bomber tent base. For more ventilation in mellower weather you can cinch the snowflaps up with toggles.

The solid-walled interior fabric offers warmth and protection against breeze or sand/dust. It has two large closable mesh vents...

The solid-walled interior fabric offers warmth and protection against breeze or sand/dust. It has two large closable mesh vents to provide plenty of ventilation.

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Plenty of room for two people. This is a true two person tent.

Plenty of room for two people. This is a true two person tent.

Cord installed to hang clothes, headlamp, etc. from ceiling.

Cord installed to hang clothes, headlamp, etc. from ceiling.

The inner tent clips to the rain fly with these little clips.

The inner tent clips to the rain fly with these little clips.

The only damage to this tent is this tear in one of the mesh storage pockets.

The only damage to this tent is this tear in one of the mesh storage pockets.

The inner tent can be removed for a lighter-weight, single-wall, fly-only pitch. The groundsheet (made out of a Big Sky branded...

The inner tent can be removed for a lighter-weight, single-wall, fly-only pitch. The groundsheet (made out of a Big Sky branded Tyvek material) has corner points sewn in with lineloks and clips that connect to the poles, keeping everything taught.

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6 stakes + pole splint

6 stakes + pole splint

The tent came with these straps which can be used to pitch the tent in a fly-only configuration if you're not using the footprint...

The tent came with these straps which can be used to pitch the tent in a fly-only configuration if you're not using the footprint (but with the footprint you don't need these).

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with hand for scale

with hand for scale

The stuff sack has a busted seam on one end.

The stuff sack has a busted seam on one end.

Camping up in Indian Peaks during a September snowstorm. Though you can't see the falling snowflakes in this long exposure, it...

Camping up in Indian Peaks during a September snowstorm. Though you can't see the falling snowflakes in this long exposure, it was snowing so hard I'd wipe off the tent and by the time I got around it there would be another centimeter of powder on top again!