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Get more tent space for the weight when backpacking with your crew.
Popular, well-maintained campsites just don't scratch your itch for wilderness, so you pack up the four-person, three-season Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4 Tent (UL stands for ultralight), and set up camp well away from any roads, bathrooms, or RVs. Although it can't compete with a lighter-than-air one-person tent in the weight department, it weighs barely twice as much as the one-person Copper Spur, and sleeps four without any problem, making it an ideal choice for group or family backpacking trips where weight is still important. The Spur was designed with steep walls and a horizontal crosspiece for extra living space, and a Featherlite DAC hub-style pole system for easy assembly. It also has plenty of creature comforts (for a tent, anyway) like eight mesh pockets, individual media pockets with cord ports, and two large vestibules that comfortably hold packs, boots, and smelly gear, so your happy tent doesn't deteriorate into a pile of stink.
The Spur also has mesh walls designed to circulate air and let you sleep under the stars when the weather's good, and a ripstop nylon fly with zipper-covering storm flaps and taped seams, ensuring that no water ends up dripping onto your face or soaking your bag. Two doors eliminate the need to stomp over your tent partners' gear and faces, and reflective guylines and webbing take some of the fear out of walking around the campsite in the dark. You can even pitch the Spur using just the poles, fly, and footprint (sold separately) if you're looking for an even lighter setup.
- Ultralight 2-pole hub design
- Featherlight DAC aluminum poles
- Two doors and vestibules
- Steep wall design for extra headroom
- Media pockets with cord port
- 8 mesh pockets
- Reflective guylines and corner webbing
- Gear loft and footprint sold separately
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Copper Spur UL Tent Series
Nothing Like It
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
You will never be sorry you purchased this tent. Took it on the JMT for a week with three other guys, two of us are on the large size. All four of us fit with no problem, though we slept the "short" way, not the long way the Big Agnes diagram pictures. In other words, the 86" width allows all but very tall people to lay that way, and it gives four guys an extra 10" of shoulder room. One of the guys still had his pack above his head. The ample vestibules sheltered the other packs and our boots with no problem.
The weight-to-quality-and durability value of this tent cannot be beat. If you include the footprint (which you should), your total tent weight/person with four people is about 1.5 pounds/person. That's for near bomb-proof shelter.
The way the door is attached to the floor is odd, but you get used to it. I am sure there is a good reason for it, since Big Agnes puts much thought into their design. Love having the two doors and two vestibules.