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Travel fast and light, and then sleep like a baby.
Don't travel with a house on your back—instead, check out the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 2-Person 3-Season Tent, which has basically all the household features you're used to but weighs around three pounds. Maybe "basically all" is exaggerating, but the Copper Spur does have two large doors and vestibules, individual media pockets with cord routing, and reflective guylines, all features that your house doesn't even have. Your house also doesn't have a PU-coated, silicone-treated fly and floor, or polyester mesh walls that keep out bugs but let you enjoy cool summer breezes and crystal-clear night skies.
The Copper Spur's fully taped seams seal out water, and the two-pole hub system is easy to set up and tear down, thanks to DAC Twist Clips and quick cross-pole design that also gives you tons of headroom. This tent is made for 3-season camping, but if you're heading out for a summer trip and would prefer to go even lighter, you can grab the footprint and fly and leave the tent body behind, trimming weight down to just over two pounds. There's an optional gear loft, too—we'd like to see the house that has that.
- Polyester mesh walls
- Nylon ripstop fly and floor with PU and silicone coatings
- Fully taped seams
- 2 doors with vestibules
- 2-pole DAC Featherlite hub pole design
- Individual media pockets with cord routing
- Reflective guylines and corner webbing
- Footprint and gear loft sold separately
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I'm struggling to decide which tent I'm...
I'm struggling to decide which tent I'm after. Originally I wanted a light tent for 2 people and was leaning towards the BA Angel Spring UL3, as I wasn't looking for an ultra minimalist option and liked the larger area especially for extended trips. However, I'm now thinking the tent I choose is probably going to be half 2p and half solo and am thinking it seems silly to lug around a 3person tent for solo activities. So I'm torn between the BA Copper Spur UL2, and the Angle Spring UL2 or UL3 as something that could do double duty as a 1 or 2p tent. Part of my issue is, while I am wanting to cut weight (my current and only tent is a 3p and weights 5.5lbs) I'm still tantalized by the floor space in the angel spring UL3... at only 4ounces more than the copper spur UL2 you get approximately 50% more floor space and still near vertical sidewalls which would be appealing for use with 2people
I realize the Angel spring series is pretty new and there is almost no reviews on them, but I'm curious if anyone has a first had comparison between the copper spur series and the angel spring series.
I don't have experience with these tents specifically, but I'll comment on the big difference I see - pole configuration. I'm a big fan of the X pole design over the more complex, multisized pole configs. They are easy to setup even in the dark, easy to repair, and just plain simple! When size and weight are relatively similar I'll go X pole all day long.
The big agnes UL2 would definitely be a good choice for 1 or 2 people. I have the UL3 and I use it for solo trips too...
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
i really dig this tent. it was time to retire my Kelty Vortex 2 and go for something lighter yet freestanding. i find this tent to fit that bill wonderfully. the setup is easy. all the mesh is great. it would be nice if the mesh went a little lower so i could see out at ground level without sitting up, but no big deal. the interior pockets are fantastic and there are tieout points on the interior that make a great place for a mini clothesline to hang the socks at night. the way the doors are designed it makes it a little more difficult to get all the debris out in the morning when i turn the tent upside down and shake it out. also, along with the door design, i am careful that the door always falls to the inside of the tent otherwise it might take a knee in the dirt if it fall to the outside of the tent. i find that there is enough room for me and my girlfriend (and we're not snuggling in 80 degrees with 80% humidity!). the tent does indeed weigh 3lbs 2oz with all the included stuff but the footprint weighs 7.5 oz (on my scale) bringing the total to over 3.5lbs. not a big deal to me, but may be a deal breaker to others. the tent is great and i recommend it to someone looking for a freestanding lightweight tent.
Is this the 2014 version?
Is this the 2014 version?
Yes it is the 2014 model!