Phil S.wrote a review of Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL Tent: 1-Person 3-Season on July 21, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Main point: I really like this tent! It’s nice and light, sets up easily, the included stakes are actually useful, and it’s very weather-resistant when fully guyed out. I stayed completely dry during heavy rain and 30-40mph gusts in a fully-exposed spot atop western Maine’s 3717’ Boundary Bald Mountain. The stakes went into the loose rocky soil very easily and held very well, after the rainstorm I only had to move 1 stake a few inches and tighten 3 guy lines to get everything taut again.
Thereâs a fair amount of storage inside the tent, 2 pockets at the bottom side corners near the door and a smaller one directly overhead near the apex. There are loops for a gear loft but this would take up headroom that the tent really doesn’t have. All I do is sleep in this tent, I only need a place to put my phone & glasses and somewhere to hang my socks to air them out (the apex pocket.) The day's clothes are put over the foot of the sleeping bag to air/dry if necessary, everything else goes back in the pack or is left in the vestibule for easy access on the way out.
The vestibule has room for a pair of boots and a 36l day pack, but the pack has to lean against the fly and door. For me it’s a tight squeeze getting out, someone who’s not 5’11” & 250lb and about 60” around the shoulders will have an easier time.
The only thing I’d change would be putting more Velcro straps on the fly to hold it to the pole. Strong wind can push on the fly hard enough to shift the pole on either side of the single Velcro strap, causing the tent to sag with the wind. Once it’s 4-season tent time here (in a couple months) I’ll send it out to have more Velcro sewn on.
Rain will get in the tent during entry and exit because there’s no overhang over the door, I just push my sleeping bag toward the foot to keep it dry. Adding an overhang would have added weight.
All in all I really like the tent and find it almost perfect for my needs, and recommend it for anyone who wants a lightweight, weatherproof tent.