Big Agnes’ Tiger Wall Platinum Named Backpacker Editors’ Choice

March 8, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (March 8, 2019)Big Agnes®, the award-winning manufacturer of tents, sleeping bags, pads, apparel and camp furniture, announced today it has been awarded the 2019 Backpacker Editors’ Choice Award for the Tiger Wall Platinum tent. The honor is one of the most prestigious awards in the outdoor industry, given annually to products in recognition of outstanding innovation in design, materials and performance. This is the 13th Backpacker Editors’ Choice Award for Big Agnes. 

“The Tiger Wall 2 platinum is one of the lightest two-door tents on the market, weighs under two pounds and comes stocked with all of the features people have come to expect from Big Agnes’ tents,” said Garett Mariano, marketing director at Big Agnes. “We are proud to be pushing the boundaries of ultra-light tent design and believe that our customers will love that they don’t have to sacrifice ultra-light for comfort; they can have the best of both worlds.” 

The 2019 Backpacker Editors’ Choice Awards started 26 years ago and continues to honor the products that Backpacker editors have chosen as the best of the year based on months of trail testing by teams of experienced hikers and climbers. With no set categories for the awards and no set number of recipients, the products and the testing process drive the award categories.

The Tiger Wall 2 Platinum is a full-featured, freestanding, double wall, two-door tent that weighs less than two pounds. With its high-volume pole architecture, 28-square-feet of floor space and two 8-square-foot vestibules, the tent offers enough space to be comfortable in the backcountry without adding unnecessary weight. The Tiger Wall Platinum is also available in a three-person option which weighs 2 pounds 6 ounces. In addition to the crazylight Tiger Wall Platinum UL2 and UL3 tents, the Tiger Wall is also available in a crazylight Carbon Dyneema build (two person tent weighs 1 pound 6 ounces), ultralight build (2 pounds 3 ounces) and the mtnGLO build (2 pounds 6 ounces).

BACKPACKER gear reviews set the benchmark by which all others are measured,” Lewon says. “That’s because no other magazine or website conducts field testing as rigorously or impartially as the crew led by our Gear Editor, Eli Bernstein. Our core testers each have years of backcountry experience and expertise. Our transparent process has earned an unrivaled level of trust from readers, retailers, and manufacturers. The result? Best-in-class reviews that lead consumers to best-in-class gear.”

The Tiger Wall Platinum is available now from select retailers and at www.bigagnes.com. 

About Big Agnes: Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads, tents and camp furniture. For more information, visit www.bigagnes.com or call 1-877-554-8975.