The Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1 Tent is a solo tent for three season, ultralight backpacking. The free-standing tent uses the DAC Featherlite NSL pole system, connecting the tent body to the poles with DAC Twist Clips and a DAC HClip for the cross-section for fast set up. The bathtub-style tent floor is made with silicone treated nylon rip-stop with 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating for protection against damp grounds. The upper half of the tent is a combination of ultralight nylon and mesh, for plenty of ventilation and protection against pesky bugs. The large single door makes climbing inside easy, or leave the door open and pop the rain fly over top, creating a large vestibule for your gear, and another way of closing up your tent. The fly features pop out vents to keep it cool on muggy, rainy evenings. When you're just not in the mood to pack the whole tent body, the Copper Spur is able to hit the trail as a minimalist shelter, using fly, poles, and footprint (sold separately). I bet a cute little bunny will hop in to snuggle if you do it this way.
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FEATURES of the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1 Tent
Features single door and vestibule
Storm flaps on vestibule zipper
UL2, UL3, UL4 feature double doors and vestibules
Steep wall construction and cross over pole improve tent interior's living space
Media pockets located above sleeping area enable clean ear bud cord routing from phones or other devices
Reflective guylines and webbing on tent corners
DAC Featherlite NSL and NFL pole system with and lightweight hubs
DAC H Clip attaches tent body to cross pole
DAC twist clips attach tent body to the pole frame
Superlight aluminum J stakes
Interior mesh pockets
Gear loft loops included
Footprint sold separately
Fast fly setup available
Fits Wall gear loft
All DAC poles made from TH72M aluminum: the latest technology in lightweight tent poles featuring improved durability
Fly is ultralight silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating
Floor is ultralight silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating
Tent body is ultra lightweight nylon and polyester mesh
Mesh body offers excellent ventilation
Hub/pole design makes set up quick and easy
Tent body has single rainbow door
Single vestibules with single stake out and storm flap over zipper
Reflective guyline and reflective webbing on tent corners for nighttime visibility
All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane (No PVC or VOC's) tape
Rated 5 out of
Nice tentI prefer two man tents for solo camping but wanted something lighter so I bought this tent based on the specs. For a one man it is roomy just not as roomy as the specs state. According to my measurements the floor is 88x40x28. Still better than most one man and I am happy with my purchase. It is 2.5 lbs lighter than the tent it replaced so my backpacking load is reduced. Small packed size is great when moto camping also. Thinking about getting the UL3 for when the girlfriend comes along.
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 5 out of
Ideal single-person tent!A quick note about Moosejaw's photo: as of this writing, it shows the 2013 model, when what you get is a slightly lighter-weight 2014 model. You can tell the difference by the color scheme: the 2013 model is orange and tan with dark-colored mesh, the rain fly is gray on top, and the poles are orange (packed weight = 2lb 11oz), while the 2014 model is orange and light grey with a lighter grey mesh, the rain fly is orange on top, and the poles are dark grey with 2 orange end segments orange (packed weight = 2lb 8oz).,,,,I got this tent to replace a 10yr old Sierra Designs tent. It came down to either the Copper Spur or the Seedhouse. I chose the Copper Spur mainly because the door is on the side rather than on the end, making exit/entrance much easier esp. at night. So happy with this purchase: set-up couldn't be easier, weight is outstanding, packs down small, spacious. The higher cost is worth it once you get into the wilderness. I expect to use this for years.
Date published: 2015-02-07
Rated 5 out of
All-around winner for solo backpackingI have had this tent for three years now and solidly recommend it.
I have used it in hot humid summers here in the southeast, cool wet nights in early spring/late fall in the Appalachians, and alpine/subalpine CA and CO including a 16-day trek in the Sierras. When properly pitched it cuts through wind, sheds bad weather, and vents condensation well.
The tent material has held up remarkably well given that it is such a light material. I have not babied it but I'm somewhat careful about sharp roots and snagging limbs and always make sure to let it dry out after trips. It nearly looks new aside from some minor stretch spots in the mesh.
I am 5'8" and there is plenty of interior to sit up and store clothing and other pack items within the tent. The vestibule is large enough to store a pack - it will touch the fly and thus get some condensation on the outside but will stay out of rain.
If you are looking for a very light, 3-season tent then this is a great choice.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of
Lighten up without sacrificing qualitySo happy I got this for backpacking. Generally don't spend time in the tent but to sleep. Its roomy for a one person tent, after comparing height, length, width vs weight, I couldn't have made a better decision. It does get a bit cramped if you are in bad weather and have to bring your pack in. The upside is you will be dry and secure and as comfy as can be expected. I like the side open door, I didn't want to have to crawl in and out like most of these are set up. In good weather no bugs you can leave the zipper open and use the vestibule as extra space. Recently camped in Death Vally in high wind, this stood up to the challenge (did put a few rocks inside) Other peoples tents blew over, some were shredded. This tent held up the whole time. Also took it to Bright Angel Campground, wouldn't have carried any heavier of a tent down. Thought about skipping tent all together, but it helped keep me warm in the 40+ degree night. Also packs well in your suitcase if you have to fly to backpack