I was torn between the Fly Creek UL2 and the Copper Spur UL2. I decided that I would love the Copper Spur for the extra room, but wanted to try out the Fly Creek for the smaller size and weight. I figured that if I could live with the smaller one (fly creek), then great, but if not, I'd swap it out for the bigger one (copper spur)...well it only took one trip for me to return it for the Copper Spur.
In the middle of torrential rains, the Fly Creek let me down because of a major design flaw. The Vestibule door peak hangs over the inside of the tent, so any water on the fly rolls in to the tent and on to you/ your bag/ pillow when you open the vestibule to get in or out...NOT GOOD!! That was reason enough for me to switch it out for the Copper Spur and I am glad that I did. There were a few other things that I wasn't completely sold on it either, that the Copper Spur more than fixes.
The extra weight of the Copper Spur when compared to the Fly Creek is marginal, and the packed size is still ridiculously small. This tent also has a much more free standing structure than the fly creek which is great when you don't use the fly. I am extremely happy I made the trade to this tent, and the wife appreciates the extra room (side to side and sit up) and a separate vestibule/ door too!
We have used the fast fly setup as a little shelter on the beach and it works awesome!
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