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Go ultralight on your backpacking trips.
Big Agnes' Bitter Springs UL 1 Tent brings only the basics for an ultralight backpacking experience. In spite of its basic design, however, the Bitter Springs is host to an oversized vestibule that you can sit under in bad weather. Big Agnes built the fly and floor out of PU-coated ripstop material to protect you from the elements,. The mesh walls provide cool comfort in warmer weather.
The Bitter Springs UL 1 requires two trekking poles for the setup. One pole has to collapse down to forty inches, and the other to thirty. Big Agnes included one DAC Pressfit Pole that rounds out the interior for a roomier feel. DAC Twist Clips and Jake's Foot attachments make for an easier and secure setup. Internal mesh pockets keep your small valuables in check.
- PU-coated ripstop fly and floor
- Mesh walls
- One door, one oversized vestibule
- DAC Pressfit Pole
- DAC Twist Clips and Jake's Foot attachments
- Requires two trekking poles
- Internal mesh pockets
- Guylines, webbing, stakes, and gear loft loops included
- Gear loft and footprint sold separately
- Item #BAG003V
- Q & A
What is the difference between Packaged Weight, Trail Weight and Fast Pitch Weight (Fast Fly Weight as Big Agnes calls it).
Also what does the footprint weigh?
Here is how Big Agnes defines the different weights for their tents:
This is the heaviest you can expect your tent to weigh, straight out of the box or from the store. This weight refers to all packaging, hang tags, as well as the stuff sacks, fly, body, stakes, poles, and guy lines.
This is the lightest you can expect your tent to weigh, stripped of everything but the essentials. This number reflects the weight of just the fly (no guy lines), body, and poles.
This is the weight of your fly, footprint and poleset only.
Bitter Spring UL1 info:
Packed Weight - 2lb 6 oz (38 oz) or 1080grams
Trail Weight - 1lb 13 oz (29 oz) or 822grams
Fast Fly Weight - not at option
Footprint Weight - 3 oz or 85grams
Anytime you have a Big Agnes question, shoot me an email and I'll make sure to work with you 1-on-1!