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When ultralight doesn't cut it, it's time to go Platinum.

If your two-pound tent just isn't lightweight enough for your ultralight backpacking trips, the two-person, three-season Big Agnes Fly Creek Platinum Tent should do the trick. Weighing in at a ridiculous 1lb 13oz, this tent improves on the award-wining Fly Creek UL2 by using an all-mesh body and lighter weight fabrics. But even with its skinny weight, this tent provides a roomy shelter for two that stands up to the abuse of summer storms during long, challenging trails like the John Muir or Pacific Crest Trail.
  • Polyurethane-coated floor and fly help rain bead off instead of soaking you and your gear inside
  • All the tent's seams are taped without using ecologically harmful solvents (PVC or VOC), but still prevent rain penetration during rainstorms
  • Aluminum DAC Featherlite NSL pole system provides amazing strength and durability without weighing down your pack
  • Simple design uses two poles, a single hub, and clips that are easy to assemble while reflective details on guylines and webbing keep the tent visible in the dark
  • Breathable mesh body fabric fights condensation during humid nights and reduces weight drastically
  • Fly Fast pitching option lets you carry just the poles, fly, and footprint (sold separately) for an even lighter weight trek in mild climates
  • Vestibule can be closed completely with the help of a zipper and storm flap, but one side also rolls up to use the space as a shaded porch
  • Mesh storage pockets hold your headlamp and a map after you and your companion finish planning the next day's trail assault

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2 5

A very light, wet tent.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Was excited to try the FC2P; after 15 nights in it, I'm less excited. The bathtub bottom is cut so low that in any sort of driving rain, splashback becomes a real issue no matter the pitch. Less specific to this tent, the Fly Creek series wastes a lot of space between the ridgepole and the inner. I ended up returning to a Seedhouse SL2; I can live with the weight penalty for more usable room, properly high sides and materials that inspire more confidence. If you're slightly built and live somewhere relatively dry, the FC2P is a competent 3-season tent, but there are much better options for the price.

VIDEO REVIEW: Fly Creek 2 Platinum

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The latest ultralight tent from Big Agnes scores high marks in our review. Less than 2 pounds and packs very small. Lot's of pros to this tent. The two biggest "cons" are small interior space and the cost. Find out more about this great tent in our video review.

4 5

Small but light

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This is a very light tent, using the lightest silnylon, mesh and poles on the market, thus the high cost. Also to sleep two people you need to be very 'friendly' with each other, both be very skinny, or one of you needs to be a child.

1 5

I can't stay dry this tent

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

On a hot summer dry night this tent rocks. However, in the rain you'll get plenty of water in your tent. The floor that lifts up just a couple iches on the sides is not enought to keep out rain. I have tried this tent a few times in light overnight rain. No matter how I position the cover I always wake up with a puddle of water inside my tent.

My advice is to get the regular Big Agnes UL2 instead of the Platinum version.

4 5

Nice, but did not keep

Bought the Fly Creek 2 Platinum, Copper Spur 1, and MH SuperMega UL 2 for a side by side comparison to choose my solo ultra light tent. All the tents were great and well designed each with pros and cons. Fly Creek was the lightest and most ventilated, however, it was the most expensive plus the fact that the back corners of the tent need to be staked out to be usable was what prevented me from keeping it. The Copper Spur had the largest vestibule and the side entrance was the most user friendly, however, it was the heaviest of the three and being a one person tent did not have as much room to spread out inside for yourself and gear. The SuperMega was priced and weighed in the middle with plenty of ventilation - just right for me with plenty of space for one person. As an aside, do not think of buying an UL 2 person tent and reasonably expect to sleep two people in there unless the second is a child.

Is this tent self standing without...

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Is this tent self standing without stakes?

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Yep. This is a freestanding tent - stakes are just there to guy out your rain fly and hold everything to the ground.

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It's freestanding, but if you want any room in the foot (esp. in the rain as your bag touching the walls will get it wet) need a couple of stakes down there.