The usual production delays, but Big Agnes seems close to getting the Sarvis tents to market. Big Agnes expects silnylon models in two weeks and the eVENT-paneled version in six weeks. We’ll be testing the SL 2+ eVENT version in the near future!
They told us that they’ve made more than a few tweaks to improve the tents. The all silnylon version gets better ventilation with a cool, 3-point tieout to a single anchor point. The eVENT-paneled version has faster pitching and gets a price break: $299 from $359 for the 1+, and $399 from $469 for the 2+.
The all silnyon Sarvis: Better ventilation and a cool, 3-point tieout to a single anchor point. Each line has an adjustable tensioner to get things just right.
"Update on Big Agnes Sarvis Tents First Look (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2005)," by Alan Dixon. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364). http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/big_agnes_sarvis_update_outdoor_retailer_winter_market_2005.html, 2005-01-30 03:00:00-07.