The Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 3 Tent is a three person tent for the ultralight backpacker that hits the trail with a group. The tent was built to provide a more spacious option without taking up tons of space in your pack, so you can move through the trail faster. The freestanding tent creates 39 square feet of floor room lets yourself and a friend or two dream through the night. The hubbed poles connect to the tent body via DAC Twist Clips, and the large end of the tent opens up a wide D-shaped door for easy entry/exit at any time, day or night. The 1200mm waterproof coating on the floor and rain fly deter a light rain to heavy downpour. A vestibule area of 12.5 square feet is created when the rain fly is in use, keeping shoes, pack, and other gear dry as well. On the trips that just can't get fast and light enough, leave the tent body at home, packing along only the poles, fly, and footprint (sold separately) for a fast fly shelter.
FEATURES of the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 3 Tent
Single door and vestibule
Storm flaps on vestibule zipper
Reflective guyline and webbing on tent corners
DAC Featherlite NFL pole system with lightweight hubs
Rated 5 out of
Love this tentThis is my second backpacking tent with the other being a Mountain Hardwear Viperine. This tent is very easy to set up, very light, and quality in rainstorms. This tent feels like the material would wear out faster than the Mountain Hardwear but due to the weight this has been my choice for backpacking trips to Yosemite, Grand Tetons, Boundary Waters Canoe Area and the like. I would say that the 3 man tent is about ideal for a couple but definitely not 3. There is plenty of length in here (I'm 6'2" and use a long bag) but it really isn't too wide. Would buy again.
Date published: 2015-01-26
Rated 4 out of
Uber light-weightI had a Mountain Hardwear Lightwedge 3 tent. It was awesome...7 years ago. it still is a good tent, but it's heavy. I wanted something lighter, and something that had better waterproofing. My other tent completely lost it's ability to repel water. Last time i used it, I woke up with the bottom of the tent completely soaked. The material of this tent is incredibly light and then, so we will see how well it holds up to the elements and brushing up against rocks. At only 3lb 11 oz, you really cannot beat it. You do not have to get the footprint, but I highly recommend it. It is just one more layer you can put between the bottom of the tent and the ground. Plus it will make it that much more difficult to puncture the bottom of the tent.
Date published: 2014-06-15
Rated 4 out of
good spacious tent for weightYou can't find a lighter well made tent with this amount of space. When looking for tents we wanted something with enough room with 2+ people and our dog. We compared a lot of tents including the msr hubba series, the copper spur Big agnes series, and the slater 2+ by big agnes. We ended up finding this fly creek 3 on sale so we took the plunge. It's relatively easy to set up as long as you know the door is the taller side. The whole thing packs nice and small and is very light compared to our old 3 person tent (which was around 6 lbs - this one is half that at 3lbs trail weight. It seems very sturdy and we haven't had any problems with it yet (but it is still very new). ,,,,We were originally mostly looking at 2 vestibule tents but realized that this 3 person gave you more room inside the tent and was less weight than 2 person 2 vestibule options - and 3 person 2 vestibule options just seem to weigh too much. ,,,,All in all - sweet tent, nice and light, sturdy, and spacious!