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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 Tent: 1-Person 3-Season

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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
  • Item #BAG000V

Tech Specs

[body] polyester mesh, nylon
Wall Type
DAC Featherlite Combi
Pole Attachment
hub, DAC Twist Clip
Number of Doors
Number of Vestibules
Vestibule Space
5.5 sq ft
mesh walls
fully taped
Gear Loft
sold separately
Interior Height
38 - 22 in
Floor Dimensions
86 x 42 x 30 in
Floor Space
22 sq ft
Packed Size
4 x 18.5 in
Fast-pitch Option
yes, footprint not included
Fast-pitch Weight
1 lb 4 oz
Trail Weight
1 lb 11 oz
Packed Weight
2 lb 1 oz
Recommended Use
ultralight backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty

Tech Specs

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Great Tent for Thru Hiking

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This tent is a great choice if you want a little more structure and bomb proof-ness than the UL tents/tarps made by Tarptent or Zpacks (which are also fantastic--but single wall and not free standing). It is the second lightest double wall tent on the market. When I first purchased it, I almost returned it because the material felt very flimsy. However, I'm glad I kept it, becasue since then I have used it for over 2500 miles of backpacking, bringing it with me on the John Muir Trail, and for a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. If you are small like me, 5'5, its spacious enough--I managed to have enough room to bring all my gear inside with me and never had a problem sitting up and getting changed, completing camp chores etc.. It's not really a free standing tent--you have to stake out the sides and the back--after spending 7 months in this tent I've only experienced condensation on the inside a few times. It's great in wind and heavy rain. Set it up right and it will keep you happy and dry. Easy to set up and take down--do get the foot print, and seam seal for added percaution. This tent is small enough packed to fit into your backpack. Just a great peice of gear and perfect for someone not quite ready to give up the comforts of a double wall tent to go extream ultra light, but who wants to keep the weight down. Might not be great for someone over 6'0.

Bill Sharing His Trip

Bill sent me a photo of a trip he took up Mt. Baker with his two kids recently. They're rocking the Fly Creek UL1 and the Fly Creek UL2.

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

Jared D.

Expert Gearhead


Bill Sharing His Trip


So the footprint is sold separately as that tends to be a personal preference. Some people love them, other get by without them.

For keeping rain out, I've had no issues with the tent. I'm sure you'd find people with any tent that have a bit of an issue with water, but that'll depend on a range of factors and how they're setting up the tent, guying it out, location, etc.

This tent will come with the rain fly, tent body, poles, stakes and storage bags.

Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead

Big Agnes Fly Creek (In General)

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

We have the Fly Creek UL2, but it's really applicable to this tent too as this is just smaller and lighter.

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:

And our comparison putting it up against other backpacking tents:

Big Agnes Fly  Creek (In General)

Small and to the Point

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This little tent is great for solo adventures when you know there isn't a chance of precipitation. The rain fly is some what dainty but in emergency will protect you from the elements. It is quick to set up as there isn't much to it. Keep one of these in your gear collection for those quick getaways!

Pretty Great

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This tent was my first experience with an ultra light tent. I was impressed at how much of a difference it made with the weight being cut. It was large enough for myself, my dog, and my pack in the vestibule. The pack was sizable, because i was on a 3 day backpacking trip.

The features of the tent would restrict myself from purchasing it. I do not like a single door tent. The ultra light fly is a very thin, and I question it's integrity, however big agnes is an outstanding company and can take care of it if problems arise. The other feature that was a bit finicky and a possible deal breaker was the suspended back of the tent. It collapsed on me and because of it my down bag became wet, was not a pleasant night.

Over all it was a great tent. Not the tent for me, but i will look at other big agnes tents with two doors!

Short tent

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The quality and workmanship of the UL1 is exceptional. I used the tent for one short night (6 hour nap), and found it to be too short. I'm 6'4" and while all tucked in and zipped up, my feet pressed on one end of the tent and my head on the door zipper. The entry into the tent is a little odd too, but not a reason to cross the UL1 off the possibility list. Bottom line-if you're under 6'1", it's a solid, lightweight buy. I gave it 5 stars because the issues had nothing to do with the tent.

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.

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!!!

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?

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 UL1 info:

Packed Weight - 2lbs 1 oz (33 oz) or 936grams

Trail Weight - 1lb 11 oz (27 oz) or 765grams

Fast Fly Weight - 1lb 4 oz (20oz) or 567grams

Footprint Weight - 4 oz or 113grams

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