Big Agnes Guard Station 8 Mountaineering Shelter TGS819


This is basecamp–Big Agnes style! Our Guard Station 8 is a dome-style mountaineering expedition dream shelter. There are so many details and features that set this tent apart from others, but the most important are what make it burly enough to withstand the most extreme high-altitude, high-alpine conditions. Single-wall polyester material with a thick, high-UV-resistant coating and heavy guage materials.

Specifications for Big Agnes Guard Station 8 Mountaineering Shelter:

Color: Red
Internal Height: 84 in
Internal Length: 157 in
Internal Width: 157 in
Sleep Capacity: 8-Person
Weight: 25.06 lb
Packed Size: 10 x 15 x 24 in
Seasonal/Temperature Use: 4 Season
Age Group: Adults
Tent Footprint: Included
Rain Fly Material: Silicone-treated with 1200mm Waterproof Polyurethane Coating
Doors: 2
Application: Camping
Tent Type: Car Camping, Mountaineering

Features of Big Agnes Guard Station 8 Mountaineering Shelter:

  • Person: 8 person
  • Trail weight: 18 lb 7oz 8.36kg
  • Packed weight: 25lb 1oz 11.37kg
  • Fast fly weight: 21lb 5oz 1.05kg
  • Packed size: 10″ x 15″ x 24″ 25 x 38 x 61cm
  • Floor size: 128 sq ft 11.9m2
  • Floor length: 157″ 399cm
  • Floor width: 157″ 399cm
  • Head height: 84″ 213cm
  • Foot height: na na
  • Vestibule area: na na
  • Footprint weight: 2lb 13oz 1.28kg
  • Footprint packed size LxWxH: 12″ x 8″ x 3″ 30 x 20 x 8cm
  • Pole set type: DAC Pressfit
  • Pole diameter (mm): 15.4mm, 14mm, and 9mm
  • Number of poles: 8
  • Features: Mountaineers, climbers and summit-seekers – this one’s for you! Our Guard Station mountaineering dome brings durable, basecamp-ready design and materials to high-altitude expeditions
  • House the entire crew, use as a medical tent, mess hall or command center
  • Dome shape minimizes snow and wind load
  • DAC exoskeleton pole system maximizes architectural strength and creates extensive livable space
  • Single-wall structure minimizes bad-weather impact during set up
  • Accessory Body creates a separate living and sleeping space that takes up half the area of the shelter – sold separately.
  • Peek at the peak through one of six windows without opening doors. Windows can be opened for venting or closed up tight in extreme weather
  • Features two ceiling vents for air flow
  • Heavy-gauge materials ensure this shelter is ready for the most extreme Alpine conditions
  • Multiple interior loops for attaching accessories and mtnGLO Tent and Camp Lights
  • Ready to pitch; with pre-cut guy lines and tensioners
  • Heavy duty reflective guylines and reflective webbing
  • Removable floor included
  • Fabric: Fly is Dominico undyed polyester rip-stop made with high tenacity yarns which increase tear strength by 20-25% over standard nylon or polyester rip-stop fabrics. Also provides high UV resistance and stability during temperature and moisture fluctuations, allowing for a solid and stable pitched tent
  • Fly is silicone-treated with 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating plus an additional coating on the face of the fabric to increase tear strength and UV resistance
  • Footprint is polyester oxford with 5000mm waterproof polyurethane coating
  • The material uses a unique pigment dye coloring process that resists fading and increases UV resistance; extending the longevity of the fabric when used in high altitude conditions.
  • All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (No PVC or VOC’s)
  • Poles: DAC Press Fit pole system
  • Stakes and storage: 20 DAC oversized 12″ aluminum J stakes
  • Carry bag with packpack straps included
  • Options/accessories: Accessory Body – sold separately
  • Footprint – included
  • 8P fits Large Trapezoid – sold separately

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