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From weekend forays into the backcountry to multi-week thru-hikes, keep the weight on your back to a minimum with the Big Agnes Copper Spur Platinum 2 Tent. The lightest freestanding tent in Big Agnes' line, this ultralight, full-featured tent is easy to set up and comfortable to inhabit, unlike most minimalist shelters.
Dual doors mean you won't be climbing over your trail partner in the middle of the night, and the steep walls increase space without adding bulk, so you can sit up comfortably when you're playing cards while you wait out a rainstorm. The mesh body makes it ultralight and breathable for comfort on stuffy summer nights, and it lets you stare up at the stars when there's no threat of wet weather. A large vestibule offers plenty of space for keeping gear dry and stashing muddy boots, and optional gear lofts (sold separately) help you stay organized if you're the tidy type.
- Big Agnes' lightest full-featured freestanding tent
- All mesh body is ultralight and breathable
- PU-coated fly and floor protect against rain and damp ground
- Fast Fly option shaves weight for minimalist missions
- DAC Featherlite NFL pole system is light and sturdy
- Mesh interior pockets feature headphone cord routing
- Reflective guylines and webbing aid low-light visibility
- The Rockies provide inspiration for Big Agnes
- Item #BAG00B2
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Big Agnes Copper Spur Platinum Series
Incredibly light, full featured, free-standing tents with two doors, the Copper Spur Platinum series is the gram counter’s epitome of having cake and eating it too. With features previously only found in heavier counterparts, the Copper Spur Platinum’s comforts include a nylon rip-stop fly with two vestibules, interior storage pockets, and a sleek, colored mesh body that provides privacy while allowing for night-time star gazing.
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- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Ever since I went on my first couple backpacking trips where I was (like most beginners) trudging through the woods with a 40+ lbs pack, I have been on a mission to take as much weight out of my pack as possible. I have a tarp that I use for super light-weight shelter that usually works great, but it can be a big challenge to get a good pitch on a windy night like one my GF and I had in Joshua Tree in Jan. Even with snow/sand stakes the 35+ mph wind was definitely a challenge.
Enter Big Agnes Copper Spur HV-UL2 Platinum.
This thing is SUPER easy to set up! With only doing it a couple times (and taking my time) its pitched in only a couple minutes. With practice that time will go WAY down. I love the way the color coded head/foot connections for the body/fly/poles make it super easy and the pole system is a breeze. The material is pretty thin, but I don't feel like its fragile. I by no means baby my gear, and I use things like they're intended. Everything is a tool. I would recommend a ground sheet though, but in all fairness I do this with all my tents and shelters. The bottom always gets the most wear. I wish BA would make a lighter ground tarp for this though. It doesn't make sense to me to buy a 6 oz ground sheet for a 42 oz tent. I was able to make one that weighs 2.7 oz but YMMV.
I haven't used it in any harsh conditions yet, but I have no questions about it holding up (esp with the other poster's review). It has nice guylines on the faces for extra stability if needed and its easy to get set up solid. All the tie out points and guylines are reflective so its easier to not kill yourself walking around at night.
The side walls are nearly vertical to maximize the interior volume of the tent. I'm ~5' 11" and my girlfriend is ~6'1" and we can both sit up on our respective halves of the tent with ample head room. Like all free standing tents, the tighter you get the stake out the more room you have, but even when not staked there aren't any claustrophobic feelings with both of us in it. It might be a little tight at the shoulders for two people that aren't either significant others or close friends, but in the end its a tent not a resort hotel. You can't always expect to get 2 queen beds. The vestibules are super roomy too, plenty of room for your gear at night.
The only real gripe I have is with the door zippers. It can be a little bit of a PITA when your cold and tired fussing with the two zippers that meet in the corner of the doors. If they would have rounded that corner they could have easily pulled off a continuous zipper without losing much door area. But it just takes a little getting used too and reminding yourself that just yanking on the zipper like a monkey f***ing a coconut isn't always the best option.
This tent is a guilt free option for an easy to pitch shelter you can use anywhere, even if you don't have good stake out options. That's something you don't necessarily get with a lighter-weight tarp. On backpacking trips with the girlfriend, its an absolute no-brainer. On solo trips I now have to decide if I want to go the easy route and take the tent, or challenge myself for a little bit of weight savings... Or just find some weight to shave somewhere else :)
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
My girlfriend and I used this tent when we were on the AT, and i got to say we were blown away. Super light, easy to set up (45sec), and very durable. This thing withstood 50+ mile and hour winds and crazy rain storms without a flinch. I would highly recommend getting a BIGAgnes tent!
I understand what the HV means....that it's the newer larger model from the previous CS....but what does "Platinum" indicate?