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Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season


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Why We Like The Copper Spur HV UL2 Tent

Escape the riff-raff of crowded campgrounds by backpacking with the light, roomy Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 Tent. Big Agnes built this tent with the wilderness enthusiast in mind and gave it a high-volume design to increase living space when we're waiting out a storm or just sipping on a little boxed wine from the comfort of our sleeping bags after a long day on the trail. Weighing less than three pounds, the Copper Spur HV UL2 doesn't weigh us down when we're trekking long distances.

  • An ultralight tent ideal for long backpacking trips
  • Two-person capacity with high-volume design
  • Four-way hub pole system increases strength of tent
  • Double ripstop rain fly with fully taped seams
  • Breathable mesh and ripstop canopy for clear nights
  • Durable and lightweight poles with ultralight plastic clips
  • Fast fly setup available (footprint not included)
  • Media pockets above sleeping area with cord routing for headphones
  • Item #BAGZ29A

[fly, floor] nylon ripstop, PU coating (1200mm), [canopy] nylon ripstop, polyester mesh
Wall Type
DAC Featherlite NFL, NSL
Pole Attachment
Number of Doors
Number of Vestibules
2 (awning)
Vestibule Space
9sq ft / 9sq ft
1 fly vent, vestibule Low Vents
fully sealed
Gear Loft
sold separately
Interior Height
Floor Dimensions
88 x 52 / 42in
Floor Space
29sq ft
Packed Size
6 x 18in
Fast-pitch Option
footprint sold separately
Fast-pitch Weight
2lb 2oz
Trail Weight
2lb 13oz
Packed Weight
3lb 4oz

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Copper Spur HV UL Tent Series

Already one of our best-selling, full-featured, ultralight backpacking tents, the Copper Spur HV UL series just got better. Redesigned with new features inside and out, using proprietary materials that are lighter, stronger, and equipped with hardware that makes set-up even easier. The high volume design provides ample living space in this freestanding structure. Traditional, media, and 3D bin pockets help to organize your gear without cramping your sleep space or capacity to sit up inside. Awning-style vestibules can be customized to expand living space, great for both drizzle and sun protection. Your ultimate UL home away from home.

>Rating: 5

And Then Humanity Was Blessed With This

I've put it through the wringer
True to size

I did a lot of research before buying a tent, and every single website I came across for tents recommended this as their number 1 pick. All of them, no exceptions, which is kind of mind boggling. After using this tent all summer for my backpacking trips, I can see why. This tent is very light for backpacking. It's also very easy to assemble, as well. A little color coding that it uses goes a long way and saves time. In terms of durability, well, it's held up very well. Last night (literally, last night), I slept in it through a rain storm, and I kept perfectly dry and couldn't feel any gusts of wind at all. It was a shockingly comfortable night of sleep out in the woods in a rain storm. I would also say it's a solid size. When I slept in the thing with someone else, I did wish there was more room, but I always had just enough. The internal pouches it has too are very convenient. There's a big one above your head, and then a small one on each side for each person, so you can store things that you might need in the middle of the night, like a head lamp. There's also a loop in the center of the tent you can use to hang something, and I always hung a lantern there. I have some minor complaints though. Ingress and regress with the rain fly on just sucked. All the time. I wished that if you unzip the rain fly you could just stand up from there, but I always had to crawl out on my hands and knees before I could stand. Also, the zippers just out-right suck. They are flimsy and I had one break on the rain fly, and all of them, even the ones in the tent, get caught or require a significant amount of force to close. I don't know how durable this tent is in the long term, over the span of years. It is rather thin because it is so light, but it seems to be holding up quite well after this summer, so I think as long as you're careful, you'll be okay. Despite my complaints and worries, and its hefty price, I'm very glad this is the tent I used this year. It did its job when it mattered most, is very light, has just enough space, and is very easy to put together. I now know why it is the king tent for backpacking.

>Rating: 5

It's a Keeper...

I've put it through the wringer
True to size

I purchased the BA Copper Spur HV UL2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season (so many words- why?) as an upgrade to my old NF Firefly backpacking tent from the nineties for a week-long backpacking trip along the CDT through the Wind Rivers in June. It's amazing... The test run night (an aborted trip from Battle Pass- too much snow) we set it up on boggy ground at 10,600 ft and stayed dry all night. At Big Sandy Lake, the tent kept us dry and cozy while it rained from 7am to 2pm. For the rest of the trip through the Winds, the tent held up through heavy winds at Little Seneca Lake where we tied the guy lines to any available tree, and a long night of rain between the Green River Lakes where it did develop a slight puddle on top (but no leaks). But even better than its ability to keep us completely dry and cozy is its capability as a laundry room. Clever loops throughout the inside of the tent allowed us to string up our rotating sets of wet socks and other unmentionables. The large mesh pockets held our sodden boot insoles and allowed our damp pants' legs to "dry" overnight. We particularly liked the fly zip set-ups which opened two ways for easy escape while keeping the tent dry. Also- both sides have doors, so no creeping over each other to come and go. And it's light. So light. The flip side is that the loops inside and the loops to hold the fly open feel delicate. Just treat it gently. And use the footprint. Overall though, this tent just makes me happy.


Is this 2020 Copper spur?


I just ordered this tent because I thought it was the 2020 version. The pictures of this item are certainly the 2020 version but the description seems to be different than other sites. Can you confirm that this is the 2020 Copper spur?