I got my BA Fly Creek UL2 for $80, slightly used,…
14 February 2012
Summary: I got my BA Fly Creek UL2 for $80, slightly used, at an REI garage sale. I would not have paid the full price of it, but I am a tightwad. I agree with the review by Patman , although I've not experienced the problems that he has. I can see that those problems are likely. (I'd return the tent if I was him.
Context: I mostly go on short (typically two days…
6 January 2012
Summary: Context: I mostly go on short (typically two days two nights) backpacking trips in and around East Tennessee, USA. Although the days out are short the miles covered are often more than 15 per day, so I try to be somewhat light in gear weight. Prior to purchasing this tent I mostly used a The North Face Solo 12 which I came to despise for its constant condensation in my area.
I've been interested in this tent for a while. I was…
14 August 2011
Summary: I've been interested in this tent for a while. I was drawn to its light weight, double wall for rain, purported room for two, and various good reviews. I have long used a single wall Black Diamond Lighthouse , which was roomy, light, and fast to set up. But while the single, full-side Lighthouse door affords a great view and ventilation in good weather, I admit I don't like doors that fall to the floor when open (and thus the door is too easily dragged out and into...
I wanted this tent for long time. Got it as a gift…
Scott E, Trailspace.com
23 March 2011
Summary: I wanted this tent for long time. Got it as a gift from my girlfriend. We've tried it once this season. It works. It's not big. You need to stake the tent and fly out to get proper room, or else your feet/legs will rub against the walls. Maybe this isn't such a big deal in ideal conditions but in anything other than sunny/warm weather you'll want to stake it out for maximum room and ventilation. It's very durable so far. The gear vestibule is tiny.
Well, I hate to admit it but age might be catching…
9 October 2010
Summary: Well, I hate to admit it but age might be catching up with my ability to carry heavier backpacks. My son, 12, and I backpack and camp out 3 times a year and I go up alone another 6 or 7 times a year, hiking along the divide or Flat Tops in Colorado so I decided to invest in the Salt Creek L2 to save 3 pounds and wish I would of done it 2 years ago.