Black Diamond - Bibler Ahwahnee
With wide awnings covering both window and door, ventilation is free and full even in the rain. All openings are covered by zippered no-see-um mosquito netting. You also have the optional Vestibule for additional covered space.
Expedition features include mesh storage pockets and multiple stake-out loops. The triple layer ToddTex laminate extends all the way to the ground, so there is no coated fabric on the walls, eliminating excess condensation.
Such attention to detail and foresight set the Ahwahnee apart from other designs. Fully seam taped.(Desc. courtesy Bibler)
Please note: Bibler is distributed by Black Diamond. Tents will have either a Bibler logo or a Black Diamond logo. There is no difference between the actual tents, just a logo difference.
Technical specifications & features
|Weight||Average Packed Weight : 3.14 kg (6 lb 15 oz)
Minimum Weight : 2.56 kg (5 lb 10 oz)
|Mfg Sku/Part Number||BD810130|
|Tent Sleeps||2 Person|
|Area||229 x 135 x 135 x 114 cm (90 x 53 x 53 x 45 in)
3.08 m² (33.1 sq ft)
|Tent Type||Single Wall|
|Number of Doors||2 Doors|
|Tent Pole Type||Easton Aluminum|
|Number of Tent Poles||2|
|Stuff Size||20 x 48 cm (8 x 19 in)|
|Other Features||Two full side doors and internal mesh doors with wide awnings for rain protection while venting
3 internal aluminum poles for easy setup
2 interior mesh pockets
ToddTex single-wall fabric
2 optional vestibules available separately
Optional ground cloth available (sold separately)
- This is the best tent tent I have ever owned. It is truly a four season tent. It is great in the summer time as you have cross ventilation with the ability to open both sides of the Ahwahnee. Closing it up snug in winter makes it a four season tent. Set-up can be tricky. With a little practice it is straight forward. Be careful with the center pole and be sure to insert it first. I put rubber grommets on the poles in order to provide a bit more protection from puncturing the material. Be sure to seam seal your tent. The vestibule is a great addition when you are going to be camping in the same location for a few days. Be careful when entering the Ahwahnee with muddy shoes. If your shoes touch the cloth it will soil the tent and be difficult to clean.
- Best Tent Period
- I have owned this tent for 15 years. It has seen 10-20 outings per year. From La Push to Ingram Flats I have been in complete comfort. The adjustability of air movement is great. You can ride wide open and shade from sun to full zip and somehow toasty hot on Rainier nights. I wouldn't change anything about this tent, Ever! I am here today to buy the Footprint. The bottom of my tent is finally showing some wear in the coating after all of the abuse. This tent is my pride and joy of all of my outdoor gear. I am entirely happy everytime that i stand it up.
- Worth what I paid for it, plus a little more.
Super easy to use if you follow the instructions. One of my favorites.
I like to leave one door open with a vestibule attached to that side... It really is great fun, IF YOU FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS while setting up,
- The Best Two Person Tent Made
- I have one of these and have used it multiple times on extended backpacking trips. It is a very unique product, being a single wall (gortex like material) tent thus there is no fly to mess with. Some people may not consider this tent because it is pricey but it does some things no other tent does. It is self standing. Once your gear is in it you really do not have to stake it unless you are in high winds. It is single wall and goes up real fast, taking two people about 4 minutes (at most). You set it up from inside, so if you get hit suddenly with bad weather you can still set it up and be relatively sheltered. It has a built in ground cloth so you do not need one of those. You can control the ventilation (and thus warmth and humidity) by zipping the sides down. One of the best things about this tent is the height. Two people can sit up in it and feel relatively comfortable over long periods of being tent bound (I am 6"4"). The huge windows and high dome provide an airy feel despite its relatively small footprint. This tent acts as a fairly warm shelter under cold conditions if you zip it up tight. It is a true 4 season shelter. It is perhaps a bit heavier than some smaller two-person tents but subtracting the weight of a ground cloth, stakes and fly makes it fairly light for its size and protective element. There are lots of other good things I could say about this tent but in the interest of brevity let me say there is nothing I know of out there with this combination of features.
Questions & Answers
Thank you for your question.
Unfortunately a compression sack would not do much for the Bibler Ahwahnee, as the packed pole length dictates the larger of it's packed dimensions (19"), and would be unaffected by compression. If you're looking to shrink the diameter dimension (8"), your best bet would be a couple of accessory straps to cinch it down. Sea to Summit makes some nice ones here:
Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.
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