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The Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 Tent is a ultralight backpacking tent for solo hikers looking for more space than a bivy sack. The Fly Creek UL1 is a free standing home away from home that won't weigh your pack down, coming in at a trail weight (tent body, poles, and fly) of 1lb, 11oz. The DAC Featherlite NSL poles have a single hub and the tent body clips to the poles with DAC Twist clips for fast and easy set up. The bathtub floor has a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating to keep the wet out, while the mesh upper provides ventilation as you catch your z's. The single D-shaped door can be opened wide and secured to the side during the day, and zipped closed at night to keep out the bugs. The rain fly shields you from Mother Nature's tears and creates a large vestibule to keep your gear and boots dry. The 38 inches of tent height allows you to sit up as you wait out the rain. Throw your headlamp in the mesh pocket above the tent door, so you know exactly where to reach before venturing out for a late night bathroom break.
FEATURES of the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 1 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 4 out of
Pretty much what I expectedMy previous shelters, for reference were an MSR Single Hubba (which saved my ass on Isle Royale in Early September of 2010), followed by a Z-Packs Hexamid went I went sub 10lb for my Base. Hexamid Twin is huge inside for a tent that after seamsealing was 17 ounces WITH stakes. I always wanted to see what Big Agnes was about & looking for lightest tent I could find that could handle weather like that (always worried about high wind in the Hex). Hubba didn't even flinch at gale force so I figured something with a similar design (hubbed+pole double wall) could be made lighter and still do it. Enter the UL1. Had it up to the U.P. Very small but I'm 5'8" with a tiny pack so it works. Entry is better on Hubba. No condensation yet. Nice tent. w/11 zpacks stakes:,,http://goo.gl/2m3sH0
Date published: 2014-06-02
Rated 4 out of
Best end loader out thereI own a BA copper spur ul2 and wanted to go lighter for solo trips. The CS ul2 is a great tent so I stuck with Big Agnes. The Fly Creek allows me to use it with just the footprint and enjoy a few bugs or carry a bit more and have the full shelter. The end door is fine for a one person tent. That's why I opted to save the Bucks between this and the copper spur single unit. Don't let other reviewers fool you. The Big Agnes UL series are good for 50mph even with just six stakes.