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9.0 out of 10

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1

Three season, free standing, ultralight backpacking tent DAC Read more

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User Review

Backpacker
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Tall campers usually face an unhappy compromise when it comes to shelter: either fold like origami in ultralight tents, or pay a weight penalty for XXL comfort. Happily, the 96-inch-long Slater offers a no-settle option. A colossal front door allowed our lanky testers to enter without jackknifing, the 40-inch peak height let our 6’3” guinea pig sit fully upright, and the 37-square-foot floor offered sufficient room for two hikers and their 40-pound canine companion.
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Overall 9
9.0

Some help with your decision whether to purchase the…

Joel Irons, Trailspace.com
18 November 2014
  • Summary: Some help with your decision whether to purchase the UL1. And it is freestanding!
  • Pros: Weight, Price if you get it on sale, Freestanding so it won't collapse on you, Can be set up anywhere, Wind protection, Extremely dry tent
  • Cons: Front vestibule is more difficult to get in and out of, Headroom
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Overall 8
8.0

Lightweight, weatherproof, and sturdy. I have been…

Paul Greenberg, Trailspace.com
14 April 2014
  • Summary: Lightweight, weatherproof, and sturdy.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Good in bad weather, Double wall design, Easy to set up, I like the front entrance (read on)
  • Cons: Not fully free standing, Vestibule could be bigger
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Overall 10
10

Weight rivals many ultralight shelters. This tent…

mjidaho, Trailspace.com
31 January 2013
  • Summary: Weight rivals many ultralight shelters.
  • Pros: Light, Small footprint, "Fast Fly" setup (with footprint)
  • Cons: Might be too short for tall folks
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Overall 10
10

LOVE my BA Fly Creek ! After numerous nights of…

Vegas Hiker Chik, Trailspace.com
8 November 2012
  • Summary: LOVE my BA Fly Creek !
  • Pros: lightweight, strong, color blends into surroundings
  • Cons: fly zipper must be handled carefully, only one interior pocket in ceiling at door
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Overall 10
10

I really like this tent. I have had a Big Sky Mirage…

Paul Stimac (guest), Trailspace.com
17 August 2010
  • Excerpt: I really like this tent. I have had a Big Sky Mirage on order for almost a year now but bought the Fly Creek UL1 because I really needed a new tent for THIS summer. Who knows when I'll get the Big Sky tent? I'm 5'10" 210 lbs and am pretty rough on equipment. So far I've spent about 10 nights in it scouting for deer in the back country. It's protected me through some pretty severe thunder storms with 40-50 mph winds and a 6 hour stretch of heavy heavy rain.
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Overall 8
8.0

I bought the Big Agnes Fly Creek to replace a Tarptent…

Pika, Trailspace.com
16 July 2009
  • Excerpt: I bought the Big Agnes Fly Creek to replace a Tarptent Contrail that I had been using. The primary reasons for the swap were: the Fly Creek has a smaller footprint than does the Contrail and I prefer the double wall configuration over the condensation-prone single wall tents. The weight difference between the two is small: 35.0 oz for the Fly Creek, 30.3 for the Contrail; both with all seam sealing, stakes, lines and a small ground cloth I use to protect the floor (1.7...
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Overall 2
2.0

I'm an outfitter in MT and have spent many nights…

Robert_W (guest), Trailspace.com
22 May 2009
  • Excerpt: I'm an outfitter in MT and have spent many nights in the wilderness. Needed to find a new solo tent for the high country. Used this tent one night and that was enough. Super light weight and extremely thin but seemingly tough enough material. Seems and stitching seem sound. Other than that I found it to be a poor design. Had a storm blow in and drop the snow level to my elevation and it rained, sleeted and blew all night. Temps about 35 degrees F.
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