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Ultralight without skimping on the features.
The whole point of going solo camping is to leave stress, distraction, and other people behind, so you might as well ditch some weight while you're at it; take shelter from the grind with the ultralight Fly Creek UL1 1-Person 3-Season Tent from Big Agnes. Designed to give you fully-featured shelter and seriously low weight, the Fly Creek has a silicone- and PU-coated fly with taped seams and a storm flap, but still weighs in with a positively shrimpy trail weight of 1 pound 11 ounces, making it so light that you might turn around because you think you forgot your tent, only to find it securely strapped to your pack. It's simple to set up, with a one-pole DAC Featherlite hub-style design and lightweight DAC Twist Clips, complete with reflective webbing and guylines that help you navigate your campsite in the dark.
If you're looking to save even more weight, you can pack up the Fly Creek without the polyester mesh/nylon tent body, bringing only the fly, poles, and footprint (sold separately) to set up a fast-pitch shelter (Even the J-stakes are designed using ultralight materials.) Although you'll forgo the tent's mesh pocket, you'll still have the roomy vestibule, which can store smelly boots and bulky gear, giving you more room to sleep comfortably without smelling the sweaty feet of a week-long backpacking trip.
- Ultralight design with nylon/polyester mesh body
- DAC Featherlite hub pole system
- One door and vestibule
- Fully-taped seams and storm flap
- Mesh pocket
- Reflective guylines and webbing
- Gear loft and footprint sold separately
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Love my Fly Creek Tent
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I borrowed my son's Fly Creek UL2 last year and loved it. I decided to take a tent instead of my hammock on a recent backpacking trip for 6 days in Colorado Rockies. The UL2 was not in stock so I opted for the UL1. I found it had plenty of room for one person. It is so easy to pitch and construction is outstanding. It rained on us one night and no problems. It is easy to get in and out of the door. Vestibule area is adequate for gear but a bit tight for a pack. Didn't have to do it but figured out in a rain how to pitch the footprint, then the fly and then put the tent up inside and keep the tent dry. A great backpacking tent.
Fly Creek UL Series Tents
If you're a DIY, this is THE tent!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I am a minimalist and purchased this tent for backcountry hunting and camping when more than a bivy is needed. The selection criteria for choosing my tent was: 1) Weigh less than 3 lb fully packed with ground cover. 2) Have a vestibule. 3) Be "freestanding".
This tent met all that and more. I've used it in high alpine meadows and rocky outcroppings as well as low valleys and dark timber. From early archery season on through fall and early winter. It is not a 4 season tent, but will hold up in brisk winds along with the occasional snow or rain storm if properly placed and anchored. It is a snap to set up and take down and although small, the vestibule is serviceable. The inside of the tent has just enough room to sit up if you're not a big person and less than 6 feet. The Fly Creek UL1 tent is designed for a specific need and it fits that need very well! I Highly recommend it!!!