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Just you, your tent, and maybe a dog too.
Backpacking's all about solitude, so ditch the office, the crowds, and the hangers-on and head up into the mountains with just you, yourself, and the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1 HV 1-Person 3-Season Tent. It's an ultralight backpacker's dream, weighing in just over two pounds fully packed, and nearly a pound lighter if you opt to bring just the poles, fly and footprint for a quick-set up option. Though, it's important to note that the footprint is sold separately. The Copper Spur is made primarily of a two-tone mesh and ripstop fabric to keep things light, private, and breathable. Additionally, ripstop nylon fly has a double waterproof coating and fully taped seams to keep rain and condensation at bay. It has a handy vestibule, too, which has plenty of room to shelter your boots and pack.
To keep things lighter than a mint julep, Big Agnes designed the Spur with a DAC Featherlite hub pole system, which is easy to set up and reduces weight by eliminating the need for 3 or 4 poles. They did throw in a single crosspiece to give you plenty of headroom to keep claustrophobia out of the picture. In fact, the Spur has more headroom than most similarly sized tents thanks to a steep wall design that lets you sit up without having to jam your head into the roof of your tent, which might not sound that special, but it is a big deal when you're spending extended amounts of time on the trail. There's a media pocket with a cord port, reflective guylines, and webbing that make it easy to navigate your campsite by headlamp. And even if you do trip and munch on a mouthful of dirt, at least there won't be anyone around to see.
- A lightweight, high-volume tent for solo hikers and a dog
- Waterproof fly protects and safeguards from wind and rain
- Two-tone mesh body offers some semblance of privacy
- High-volume design provides more livable space
- Single vestibule provides just enough space for gear
- Big Agnes is based out Steamboat Springs, Colorado
- Item #BAG00B3
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've had this tent for about a year. I'm 6'1 190 and I fit pretty well in the tent, but as you would expect, you can't fit much other than you inside. Love the side entrance and vestibule, which has quite a bit of room. Another nice thing is you can place this in a pretty small area which makes it easier to find a workable platform.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I previously had the Fly Creek UL1. It was way too small, even though I'm only 5'4" and 105 lbs. When the Fly Creek HV UL1 came out, I decided to try it. I found it only marginally better the the non-HV version. It was still too small, somewhat claustrophobic, hard to get in and out of with the small front door, and the 3-point setup with lots of guylines was cumbersome to set up. I usually go for the lightest option, but I decided in this case a few more ounces would be worth it, so I ordered the Copper Spur HV UL1. Perfection at last! It has plenty of room for me and quite a bit of gear, has lots of headroom, is easy to get in and out of with the side door, and is super quick to set up since it is a true free-standing tent. My first time using it I spent 3 weeks in it on a bicycle tour. There were several nights of rain, and it kept me perfectly dry. I look forward to using this on future bike tours and the occasional solo backpacking trip.
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Big Agnes' new Copper Spur. Improving on something that was already great.
The photos for this product appear to be for the 2p tent? Or are they the same shape but different size?