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Denver, CO

Tom

Tom wrote a review of on February 19, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I spent 16+ nights in this tent last summer in the Rockies on a few backpacking trips. It was just my luck I was lulled to sleep on the majority of nights (10+) by torrential lightning storms. This tent kept me and my gear bone dry. I want to emphasize these were some really nasty Rocky Mountain storms where it down poured (hail/rain) literally all night with substantial winds/wind gusts added in for fun. This tent performed flawlessly though it all.

The tent sets up, breaks down, and packs away easily. While the lights are a cool feature, most days after a long day of hiking I was too tired to use them. They do light up the tent to find things, but I would not rely on them for reading. I will say they were useful for lighting up the tent at night to make it easy to find during bathroom runs, tying the food up, etc.

I am husky at 5'9, 200lb, and I feel the room in the tent is ample. Plenty of room in the vestibules to store my pack and gear and sitting up to get dressed is no issue. When needed, I could also bring my 65L pack in the tent and still had plenty of room. I cannot comment on sharing with another backpacker but it seems there would be no major issues if needed.

The only "issue" with the tent I can really think of is just being careful with the zippers as the material is thin and can get caught if you unzip the doors too quickly.

Based upon my experiences in the mountains this tent is bullet proof and I would have no hesitations in buying again. It amazes what this ultra light material can withstand. I was hesitant to spend the $$, but Big Agnes has made me a customer for life. Looking at some 1P BA tents for my CO Trail Hike this summer (to cut some weight) but the Copper Spur will probably be in my pack....highly recommended!

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