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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

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    Light and durable shelter for covering serious ground.

    Solo backpacking can be a hell of a time, but it's also nice to head out on the trail with a partner. Bringing someone else along doesn't mean you have to pack extra weight though; the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 2-Person 3-Season Tent is an ultralight beauty that's got plenty of room for two and weighs less than most one-man shelters on the market. With a trail weight of under two pounds and a super-simple single-pole hub design, it's no wonder that the Fly Creek has won awards from Outdoor Gear Lab and Backpacker Magazine. Its mesh walls work with the lightweight but durable rain fly to keep moisture and condensation out of your tent, and the front vestibule stores your packs and boots so you don't have to bring them in the tent or leave them in the rain.

    All the Fly Creek's guylines and external webbing points are reflective (if you've ever tripped over your tent at night you know how awesome this is), and the vestibule's zipper is covered with a storm flap for extra weather protection. Three mesh pockets hold headlamps and small gear. If all this weight gets overwhelming somehow, you can even leave the tent body behind and bring the fly, pole, and footprint (sold separately) for a quick and easy shelter-style setup that weighs under 1.5lbs, which is almost certainly less than the hiking boots you're wearing.

    • Ultralight design with nylon/polyester mesh body
    • DAC Featherlite hub pole system
    • One door and vestibule
    • Fully-taped seams and storm flap
    • Three mesh pockets
    • Reflective guylines and webbing
    • Gear loft and footprint sold separately
    • Item #BAG000W

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [body] polyester mesh, ripstop nylon, [fly and floor] ripstop nylon, silicone coating, PU coating (1200mm)
    Capacity
    2-person
    Season
    3-season
    Wall Type
    double-wall
    Freestanding
    yes
    Poles
    DAC Featherlite Combi
    Number of Poles
    1
    Pole Attachment
    DAC Twist Clip
    Number of Doors
    1
    Number of Vestibules
    1
    Vestibule Space
    7 sq ft
    Ventilation
    mesh walls
    Seams
    fully taped
    Gear Loft
    no, sold separately
    Interior Height
    38 - 24 in
    Floor Dimensions
    86 x 52 x 42 in
    Floor Space
    28 sq ft
    Packed Size
    4 x 18.5 in
    Fast-pitch Option
    yes, footprint not included
    Fast-pitch Weight
    1 lb 7 oz
    Trail Weight
    1 lb 15 oz
    Packed Weight
    2 lb 5 oz
    Recommended Use
    ultralight backpacking, backpacking, camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Big Agnes Fly Creek UL@

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I used this tent for my 2014 Appalachian Trail thru-hike. I slept in it for 6 months. I plan to use it for my 2017 PCT hike. It is an easy and foolproof setup. When stakes, bags, and footprint are included, the tent weights 2 pounds 13 oz. Not in the ultralight category but definitely light weight. I had no failures with the tent: zippers always worked, no holes anywhere, poles worked fine, and no leaks.

    There are a few shortcomings with the tent. 1) I would not call it a 2 person tent, it is more of a 1+ person tent. I was able to store my pack in the foot of the tent which I used to prop my feet up on all night. If you are looking to store your pack without using it as a footrest, then room may be inadequate. 2) The fly doesn't adequately cover the back and rain will splash on the ground and into the tent sometimes. I was in several very hard rainstorms, and the water splash is minimal but apparent. 3) The vestibule is small but is roomy enough for shoes and miscellaneous gear that I wouldn't bring into the tent. It is too small to cook in. 4) The head room is tight but adequate for me. 5) It is only partially freestanding. The two back corners need staking.

    I would recommend this tent to any long-distance hiker.

    Big Agnes Fly Creek UL@

    Couples Therapy

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    You had better get along with your tent mate in this thing, after 5 or so days of backpacking and no shower this tent can feel a bit claustrophobic. How ever My wife and I have used it for multiple days and we are still married. I'm 6ft 175lbs and she's 5ft 6in and though its a bit snug the weight savings in your pack are worth it.

    Couples Therapy

    Savvy Campers - This is Your Tent

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've been reading a lot of the same complaints below about this tent...
    Yes, it is small. Yes, there's not a lot of vestibule room. And yes, there might be some condensation. BUT for what you get - under 2lbs, easy setup, packable, free-standing - and you tweak your usual camping habits a bit, then this tent is perfect.

    What do I mean by tweak? Well, instead of cramming your backpacks into the vestibule either get a rain cover and stash them under a tree - cover facing up (it'll stay dry, I promise) or get a 2/3 sleeping pad and use your pack to put your feet on for sleeping. Smaller pad means less weight and your pack will stay dry.

    The condensation...yes, well you're not going to find a whole lot of tents that won't have condensation on the fly in the morning after a rainstorm. It's just nature. Don't touch or shake the the fly and you'll be fine. Drip or two never hurt anyone...

    Two people in this tent is definitely a test in flexibility. Getting in and out is not easy - a side door probably would have been a smarter design, but after a few awkward spin moves, I'm able to get in and out with a partner lying down fairly easily... I've shared this tent with people that are 6ft and under (I'm 5'7

    Savvy Campers - This is Your Tent

    Bikepacking's best tent

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    We've all heard how great this tent is for hiking, and how amazing it's pack size and weight is...
    I will second all that info and tell you bang for the buck, best tent ever! All the features this tent offers is worth every penny, and it's those features that make it an awesome addition to any bikepacker or bike tourer's must have list!!

    Great, light tent for one

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Two person.....I don't think so much. The front entrance is not good and results in a tiny unusable vestibule space. There is no way to get in or out in the rain without getting the entire front floor soaked. It is light at under two pounds and easy to setup. But when the rain comes this tent doesn't cut it.

    Great Little Tent

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Light weight and extremely well made, but most assuredly NOT a 2 person tent. I prefer the Copper Spur UL2 (own both). All the trade offs you would expect in a UL tent. In the aspect of light weight it does deliver. Perfect for one person.

    Light, but tight for two...

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I had high hopes for this tent and it mostly met those expectations. It is very light and small. Set up is easy and it disappears inside my pack. I have not had any serious problems with condensation, but there is a little. Haven't used it in wet weather, so no feedback on that front. The kicker is it really isn't a two person tent, perhaps two hobbits. Not much headroom, so I would not recommend for someone over 6ft. tall. And it is quite shallow at the end. I use it as a solo tent and it is plenty roomy in that mode. As long as you understand the limitations I'd say thumbs up on this one.

    Light, but tight for two...

    Great Tent

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Great UL tent, however I do find that I often get condensation on the side walls. However, I just avoid it by sleeping in the middle and making sure my gear doesn't touch the sides. That is the only reason I'm giving it a 4 star instead of 5.

    Durable, Lightweight but a tad Small

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have to say I really like this tent and I'd purchase it again. But there are certainly pro's & and con's to it, so let me enlighten you.



    Pro's

    - Its super lightweight, very compact and works GREAT for backpacking and takes up no room for car camping!

    -Set up it fool-proof, the connected poles and easy set up, means you go from stuff sack to tent in 2 minutes flat.

    - Its a Big Agnes which means it is made of high quality material



    Con's

    - It is small, I wouldn't call this a 2 person tent but its a perfect size for a solo camper. And I suppose you could fit 2 smaller people in it no problem (as long as you like each other).

    -The footprint is always sold out. This isn't a huge deal considering the material is high quality but it would be nice to have it on those extra rocky sites.



    All-in-all I've taken this bad boy from desert to high mountains with no issues at all. I'm sold, it will always be a part of my backpacking setup!

    Durable, Lightweight but a tad Small

    Our view This Past Weekend

    Did an over-nighter here in the Uintas last weekend. Had a blast and this tent slept 2 of us really nice.



    Shoot me an email anytime you have questions about this tent or any other gear!



    Jared D.

    Expert Gearhead

    801.736.4336

    jdowns@backcountry.com

    Our view This Past Weekend

    Its a fair weather hiker tent

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I thru hiked the AT in 2014. I carried this tent the second half of the trail. Its very light weight and works great as a shelter, but is not that great in the rain. You'll stay dry if you stay right in the middle, but the rest of the tent will be soaked. The tent I used prior to this was bomb proof. I felt very comfortable riding out the heaviest of downpours, while in this tent everything would get wet. For the weight of this tent, you will have a trade off. Personally, I prefer to carry a true freestanding tent that weights 1lbs more and keeps me completely dry.

    Its a fair weather hiker tent

    No good in wet weather

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I took this on a maiden voyage through the Sierra with my wife for five days. In the world of ultra light this tent is top of the charts. A couple things to note when buying this tent: first, be selective of the person you sleep with. Anyone larger than 6'0 may want a different tent if sharing with a partner. Secondly, and my biggest gripe, when it started pouring buckets, the vent at the foot of the tent was so low to the ground that rain shed off of the fly and splashed back into the tent causing excessive moisture and minor puddling inside the tent. Over five days I tried synching the fly down as best I could but every afternoon when the rain came, same sad story. Thirdly, the rain fly is too small for two bags. I get it. Ultra light. But it is a two person tent and should accommodate two packs.

    One final alteration that would greatly improve the living area in the tent is to add another 8 inches of mesh material on the top of the tent, so that you could put a pair of pants on without having to turn sideways. The high point in the fly allows for this clearance, but the tent is tapered downward, I'm sure to save .062 ounces. So there you go. A very light well built tent. Sadly, I will be returning mine.

    No good in wet weather

    This just seems to be a problem for any tent in heavy rain. I just got back from a trip that involved a few nights of heavy rain and hail, which just seemed to bounce up and under the fly, soaking the tent . . . Find me that tent that keeps it all out--maybe a single-wall?

    I have an REI Quarter Dome 2 and it remained bone-dry during flash flooding in Utah last weekend. It's definitely possible! Of course, that tent weighs 2 pounds more than this one.

    I also used luck (and maybe a bit of foresight?) to pick the only spot that remained unflooded. Had it been in a flooded patch, I would probably be agreeing with you right now.

    Not sure that's a problem for "any tent". I have an REI Dash 2 and it IS a problem for that tent. i acquired a Nemo Hornet 2P and it is NOT a problem for that tent. The Nemo's high side panels and overlap of the fly prevent any splashing from getting in . . . no matter the direction of the wind. Also weighs less than the Fly Creek.

    Great Tent!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I love to backpack. I have been on quite a few trips and have always regretted the times when I decided not to take a tent. Those are the times that it always seems to rain the hardest. If you are into backpacking or just want a small tent then this is the tent for you.



    When I first pulled it out my wife almost walked away and hiked back for a hotel and a hot shower. This tent looks quite small from the outside. It has a single pole that connects to the tent at three points on the ground. I feel that this significantly cuts the weight while preserving room inside the tent. The tent is constructed well and has great mesh windows and is extremely easy to set up. We set it up in 20 MPH winds and had no problems.



    The fly is constructed well and has enough lines coming away from it to make a very stable tent in strong winds. (We staked it down with MSR Groundhog stakes to hold it a little better than the factory standard stakes.) I was a little worried at first that it would tear when stronger winds came up but it held its own.



    Inside, the tent is actually quite roomy. I am 6' 1" and I could sit up near the door. When I laid down There was still about a foot above my head and room on both sides of my wife and me. The vestibule allowed room for our shoes and a small bag but most of the gear remained out in front of the tent. It has three mesh pockets inside suitable for headlamps, cell phones, and other small essentials.



    The biggest drawback to this tent is the breathability. Without fail, we would wake up in the morning with the fly interior soaking wet. One night it got so bad that it started raining inside of the tent. It is also difficult to keep the tent walls away from the fly so it comes in if you move at night. It would be great if Big Agnes would put some sort of small opening available on the top of the fly to lessen this problem. It was easy to let the sun dry everything out but just slightly inconvenient.



    Overall, this tent performed great and I would recommend it for all who want a solid 3-season backpacking tent. It does exactly what it is designed for. Hope you have fun on your next adventure.



    Click here to go to the Big Agnes site and see more about the tent.



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    Great Tent!

    Ultralightweight!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Great tent for a great price at a superb weight! I have used the tent extensively for all types of camping - car camping, bike camping, and backpacking. It is easy to set-up and take down. The unique A-frame and guide line system keeps the fly and body highly taught. It stands up well in the strongest mountain winds or coastal deluges. The gear loft is a nice feature, the mesh ventilates well - which is a huge bonus when you have two people in the tent. While perfectly sized for one person and gear it still manages to fit nicely for two adults with sleeping bags and pads. My wife and I frequently use this tent to get away from the kids in our larger family sized Vaude tent. On a 10 day road trip through the Alps in Austria, Italy, and Germany we slept in it every night and had plenty of room. Otherwise I have used it repeatedly as a solo tent and the weight makes the extra room well worth the investment.

    Ultralightweight!

    Great all around tent

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is a fantastic tent for backpacking! We've used one for about 3 years now and it hasn't let us down yet. If you prioritize weight, definitely pick one of these up. On our review of all backpacking tents, it scores near the top (beat only by The Big Agnes Scout) and is a great all around tent.



    If you're interested here's our detailed review of it: http://backcountrygeareview.com/2015/04/03/big-agnes-fly-creek/



    And our comparison putting it up against other backpacking tents: http://backcountrygeareview.com/2015/03/23/backpacking-tent-review/

    Great all around tent

    Very Light

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Lightweight, weighs as much as a bivy. Tight for two, just right for one plus gear and dog(s). Broke two stakes in frozen ground, but hey, it only claims to be three season...

    Snug as a Bug on a Rug

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've put years of abuse to this tent and it has definitely held its own. If you correctly stake it out, it holds up to high winds pretty well. It has a very compact design and is on the small side for a 2-person. I'd say two average sized guys will have to be pretty close buddies for it to not be awkward in this tent. I love the sleek design and never have a hard time finding a spot to post up when space is limited. It might be on the expensive side, but if you're looking for a super light with a quality design, give it a shot!

    Snug as a Bug on a Rug

    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?

    Best Answer

    Here is how Big Agnes defines the different weights for their tents:



    Packed weight:

    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.



    Trail weight:

    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.



    Fast-fly weight:

    This is the weight of your fly, footprint and poleset only.



    Fly Creek UL2 info:



    Packed Weight - 2lbs 5 oz (37 oz) or 1050grams

    Trail Weight - 1lb 15 oz (31 oz) or 879grams

    Fast Fly Weight - 1lb 7 oz (23oz) or 652grams

    Footprint Weight - 5 oz or 142grams



    Anytime you have a Big Agnes question, shoot me an email and I'll make sure to work with you 1-on-1!



    Jared D.

    Expert Gearhead

    801.736.4336

    jdowns@backcountry.com

    What do "fast-pitch", "trail weight" and...

    What do "fast-pitch", "trail weight" and "packed weight" mean and what are the differences?