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The most legendary and versatile 2-person, single-wall tent on the market. READ MORE
Item# BD810130YELOALL1


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The most legendary and versatile 2-person, single-wall tent on the market. Learn More


The most legendary and versatile 2-person, single-wall tent on the market. The Ahwahnee is both waterproof and breathable, built to shed any weather you throw at it and also breath exceptionally well to help reduce condensation. The internal pole design is easy to set up and provides superior strength against the elements as well as minimal noise in windy environments. With the option for two vestibules, waiting out a storm can be done in style.

  • 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
  • Water-proof and breathable ToddTex single-wall fabric
  • 2 optional vestibules available separately
  • Optional ground cloth available

Tech Specs

Series :   Bibler Series
Season :   4
Capacity :   2
Doors :   2
Average Packed Weight :   3.14 kg (6 lb 15 oz)
Minimum Weight :   2.56 kg (5 lb 10 oz)
Dimensions :   229 x 135 x 135 x 114 cm (90 x 53 x 53 x 45 in)
Area :   3.08 m² (33.1 sq ft)
Packed Size :   20 x 48 cm (8 x 19 in)
Ahwahnee Tent is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb tent, some items could do with updating. I've owned this tent for six years, the cost would have put me off if a mate hadn't lent me his first. I've never regretted buying it and it's never let me down in any situation. Three of my mates now have the same tent. Black Diamond could improve it further by replacing the fiddly pole clips, even Velcro strips would be better and the way the awning attaches isn't easy. They must have the ability, after all, they designed this teriffic tent in the first place! Other than that, I can't think of a bad thing to say, other than I hate doing the seam sealing myself (just lazy).
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good tent difficult setup I bought this tent for mountaineering and it holds up very well under severe weather. It has lots of room for two people and gear. One of the best features is the two doors, which allows for excellent ventilation. The setup requires practice and is difficult to master. Practice setting this up before going on a trip.
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best & favorite tent ever We've backpacked in the High Sierras every summer for 50 years, and used to add a zipper to our tent to see the stars. Then we found the Bibler version of this. When it wore out we got a green Ahwahnee and now have two for family expeditions. They are the best ever -- really sturdy and weatherproof but still light, best-ever open visibility, Once done once or twice, easy & quick to pitch, no rainfly needed, and doesn't depend on its stakes for stability only for wind-anchors.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond awesome... I operate a wilderness river guide service here in Alaska and for the past 8-10 summers my Ahwahnee has sheltered me from everything that Alaska has to offer. I almost enjoy setting up in the rain because I KNOW the interior of my tent will be dry when I crawl in at the end of an 18 hour work day, and it will stay that way no matter what kind of gnarly weather comes my way. This tent is bullet proof. One of the most important features is the incredible cross flow venting that can be achieved; condensation is never a factor, as it is with most single wall tents. The Bibler Toddtex fabric is bomber strong and durable, yet breathable. A bear could not get through it (kidding). I find the tent to be easy to put up quickly in a downpour, although it takes finesse and accuracy that a neophyte might not have. It is possible to be hasty and damage the tent, but that would be totally operator error. When those interior pole ties have been set, the result is a drum tight tent that will withstand any weather conditions. My only complaint it that the vestibule is an afterthought and it adds unduly to the set up time. After so many seasons of faithful use (by far outlasting any tent I've used on the river) this season I am replacing my old bright green Ahwahnee with yellow one. For my purposes, this is by FAR the best tent on the market.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tent / Great Service at Black Diamond I love my Ahwahnee. We use this tent often on exposed ridges with high winds, super strong and lot's of room for two people and gear. In good weather, we have both doors open for enjoying the stars. I own tents by MSR, Hilleberg and Mountain Hardware.....the Ahwahnee is my favorite go to tent unless it's snowing....only because the vestibule is a little finicky. Set up just means following the directions......put the awning cross pole in first. I didn't and tore a small place. Owned this tent for 5+ years and BD repaired it at no charge. Kudos to Mike Elggren and Black Diamond. That's why my axes, crampons and harnesses are BD....these guys rock.
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Rad! This tent it absolutely incredible. No, not the easiest to set up, but after it's all said and done this is one of the most amazing tents ever. I'd even go as far as saying it's bomb proof. The giant doors are the best feature ever. And the vestibule adds ample storage! We've used it in the snow, dirt, sand, and campgrounds, and the like. My wife and I and our baby boy were as snug as bugs in a rug. Snow, rain, sleet, wind, whatever, this thing keeps it out. I could go on and on... Well one last thing, it's absolutely beautiful. Done.
Date published: 2015-02-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Frustrating to Set Up I've never had to wrestle a tent to get it set up before. But I do now. It is the most finicky, frustrating tent to set up I've ever owned. For many years I owned a Bibler Bombshelter -- the four-person version of the Ahwahnee -- so I'm familiar with the design. My Bombshelter was never a problem to set up. Easy-peazy. But I dread the thought of trying to set this tent up in a storm, when I'm tired, hungry and cold. The Ahwanee's best feature, and the reason I bought it in the first place, is the two doors that zip all the way down. When I'm camped on some remote beach or in the middle of the desert, I have unobstructed views. And isn't that why we go in the first place?
Date published: 2015-01-31
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