Browning Big Horn Tent: Definitive Review (2020)

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Editors Choice Award Winner

We’re proud to bring you the Ultimate TopNotch Review of our Editor’s Choice: the Browning Big Horn Tent 2020!

Camping with your family and friends creates priceless memories.

Nowadays…

…we really need to spend time out of the house and in Nature more than ever.

Getting a super strong and durable tent will help you maximize your investment – preferably one that’ll withstand your exuberant group of buddies or will hold up as your kids learn the basics of camping.

And it’ll also reduce the chances of wind or unexpected weather damaging your tent.

So how do you find a great and durable tent for some outdoors accommodation for your family?

Well…

You’re already starting in a great place and we thank you for joining us at TopNotch Outdoor.

In this comprehensive review we’ll cover:

  • Why it ranks #1 on our list for Ease of Use
  • How many seasons it’s built for
  • What makes it a super durable option for family camping
  • Lots more…

So if you want to know why the Browning Bighorn Tent is our Editor’s Choice, you’ll love this guide!

Let’s get started…

Value for Money
8
Ease of Use
10
Durability
9
Weather Resistance
9
Comfort
10
Overall Score
92

  • Dimensions: 87.00 x 120.00 x 180.00 in
  • Weight: 34.6 lbs
  • Color: Multi-Color
  • Living Capacity: 10
  • Manufacturer: Browning

Bottom Line : An all-around excellent tent, with great weather resistance, an easy setup and a high ceiling

Pros


  • Very high ceiling throughout the tent
  • Great ventilation
  • Full mesh ceiling for clear nights
  • Polyester rainfly

Cons


  • Straight walls are less wind resistant
  • Not as expansive as some other ten person tents

Our Verdict: Browning Big Horn Tent

This wilderness accommodation is a strong and affordable freestanding tent with plenty of space for up to 8-10 people.

It boasts a total floor size of 150 square feet and the peak height maxes out at 87 inches to allow taller individuals to stand comfortably inside to change or set up sleeping gear.

The Big Horn is a cabin-style tent with a unique hub design that makes it super quick and easy to set up.

In total…

This tent has six windows and two doors, along with a room divider that allows you to create two rooms inside with a privacy screen separating them.

Overall…

Browning Big Horn Tent is one of the most affordable, long-lasting three-season tents on the market today!

Related: 10 Best 10 Person Tents

Value for Money

The Browning Camping Big Horn represents excellent value because it’s so reasonably priced when compared to the others on the market.

The quality of the materials used makes it extra durable to hold up against the elements and the whims of energetic kids just learning the basics of camping.

Browning Big Horn Tent

Value for Money Rating

Core Tent
10
Wenzel Tent
10
Timber Ridge Tent
10
Tahoe Gear Tent
10
Browning Big Horn Tent
9
Ozark Trail
9
Coleman WeatherMaster
8
Mountain Trails Tent
8
Core Cabin Tent
8
NTK Arizona Tent GT
7

With a room divider allowing for convenient separation of space inside, you’ll also be able to fit two families of four comfortably without having to bring (and set up!) two separate tents.

Perhaps the only knock against its value is the lack of an external storage area.

But if you need this extra space…

You can always purchase the additional Basecamp Screen House for more storage or to create a covered, enclosed kitchen area.

Ease of Use

We’ve awarded this Browning tent 5 stars (10 out of 10) for ease of use for a variety of reasons.

First…

Just spread out the body and insert the three fiberglass roof poles through the sleeves on top.

Browning Big Horn Tent

Ease of Use Rating

Browning Big Horn Tent
10
Ozark Trail
10
Core Cabin Tent
10
Coleman WeatherMaster
9
Mountain Trails Tent
9
NTK Arizona GT
9
Core Tent
8
Wenzel Tent
8
Tahoe Gear Tent
8
Timber Ridge Tent
7

Next…

Set in place the six steel uprights that support the roof and give the entire tent its structure.

At this point…

The entire tent will be freestanding and you’ll be able to start loading in your sleeping gear.

When you want to finish the setup process…

There are two more fiberglass poles to insert to create awnings over the two doors.

Stake it down at each corner if you’re expecting any wind – and additional guy ropes will allow you to add another degree of wind and weather resistance to this tent’s structure.

Durability & Workmanship

The Browning Camping Big Horn offers TopNotchdurability and workmanship.

For starters…

The steel poles that hold the roof weight and give the tent structure are stronger than standard fiberglass tent poles.

Browning Big Horn Tent

Durability & Workmanship Rating

Coleman WeatherMaster
10
NTK Arizona GT
10
Browning Big Horn Tent
9
Tahoe Gear Tent
9
Timber Ridge Tent
8
Core Tent
7
Mountain Trails Tent
7
Ozark Trail
7
Wenzel Tent
7
Core Cabin Tent
7

And the 185t polyester oxford fabric used in the main body construction is both lightweight and water resistant.

But the designers also made sure this tent offers plenty of space with a tall center height and straight side walls that help maximize the tent’s interior space.

And we loved the fact it included six windows and two doors so that each room has a separate entrance.

The tent as a whole boasts excellent air ventilation.

Weather Resistance

Once again, the Browning Camping Big Horn ranks very near the top of the pack in terms of weather resistance.

Let’s start from the ground up as we explain why…

The floor features a bathtub-style design made of 150D polyurethane-coated polyester oxford fabric that boasts a 2000-millimeter waterproof rating.

Browning Big Horn Tent

Weather Resistance Rating

Coleman WeatherMaster
10
NTK Arizona GT
10
Browning Big Horn Tent
9
Tahoe Gear Tent
9
Core Tent
7
Ozark Trail
7
Timber Ridge Tent
7
Core Cabin Tent
7
Mountain Trails Tent
6
Wenzel Tent
6

And it also includes factory sealed floor seams that help make sure  you don’t wake up with moisture on the tent floor.

The Browning Camping Big Horn also features a 75D 185t polyester fly that goes over the top to provide additional resistance against rain and moisture.

It’s not a full coverage rain fly, but it is UV-resistant and its seams are also sealed to prevent leaks in areas that even some of the best large tents are known to leak.

The walls of the Big Horn are also waterproof (we weren’t able to find the published waterproof rating – but – we never experienced any leaks during all the time we tested it!).

That said…

We do recommend following the manufacturer’s recommendation and treating it as a 3-season camping option.

This is mainly due to the lack of a full-coverage rain fly that would be able to protect against sideways rain and snow loads.

If you’re looking for a true 4-season option…

Check out the Russian Bear.

Comfort

One of the main features to add superior comfort to the Browning Camping Big Horn is its extra tall center height.

Campers up to 7-feet tall will be able to stand comfortably inside either room without scraping or hitting their head on the ceiling.

Browning Big Horn Tent

Comfort Rating

Browning Big Horn Tent
10
Core Cabin Tent
10
Coleman WeatherMaster
8
Core Tent
8
Mountain Trails Tent
8
NTK Arizona GT
8
Ozark Trail
8
Wenzel Tent
8
Timber Ridge Tent
8
Tahoe Gear Tent
7

This extra height will also allow you to set up bunk beds or one of the best air mattresses inside without worrying about not being able to sit up in bed.

In terms of size…

The floor plan measures 15’ by 10’, which equates to 18.75 square feet of room per person (if you fill it to the maximum recommended capacity).

With its unique two-room design, it also provides extra comfort and privacy for two separate family units.

Aside from its size…

We found the Browning Camping Big Horn to be a great summer camping option because it’s so well ventilated.

The six windows provide plenty of air flow to keep everyone comfortable on warmer evenings.

There are a total of three mesh storage pockets for storing phones, wallets, and other valuables while you’re sleeping.

We loved the storage – it meant we could have access to our personal belongings without climbing over each other first thing in the morning or last thing at night. 

“If you’re looking for a car camping accommodation with plenty of size for a large family to be comfortable, the Browning Big Horn Tent is our clear cut winner!”

Our Final Verdict: Browning Big Horn Tent

Overall…

The Browning Camping Big Horn is our Editor’s Choice for the best 8-person cabin-style accommodation because it’s durable, comfortable, and easy to use!

The Browning hat-trick!

We loved how we could separate it into two rooms each with their own private entrances so that our two families could enjoy a little privacy (which can be hard to come by when camping in close proximity!).

We also enjoyed the amount of space we each had to spread out and still store some of our additional clothes and sleeping gear inside.

And we were delighted by the quality of the guy lines and steel stakes that helped to secure this tent.

Our Final Verdict Rating

Browning Big Horn Tent
92%
Coleman Weathermaster
90%
NTK Arizona Tent
88%
Tahoe Gear Tent
86%
Core Cabin Tent
84%
Ozark Trail
82%
Core Tent
80%
Timber Ridge Tent
80%
Mountain Trails Tent
78%
Wenzel Tent
78%
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Conclusion: Browning Big Horn Tent

We found the Browning Camping Big Horn is best-suited for mild weather conditions and car camping applications.

The Big Horn offers plenty of room for taller friends and boasts a capacity of 10 people.

And once we all loaded in…

We quickly realized the ventilation from its six windows came in clutch with all of our body heat in such close proximity.

When car camping..

The Big Horn packs down to dimensions of 12” by 30” and weighs just under 35 pounds so it won’t take up much room in your trunk or on your motor bike for a cross-country road trip.

So overall…

It’s an affordable and easy to use option best suited for young families who want a wilderness accommodation that’s designed to last for years to come!

We’ve made our choice, now we’re passing on the baton so you can make yours.

Other Versions: Browning Big Horn Tent

If you’re enchanted by Browning tents and want to see their other options, check out these additional models!

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