Here's a riddle. What weighs more: the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 tent or 2lbs. 2oz. of feathers? It's a trick question, of course -- they weigh the same!
Winner of the Backpacker 2010 Editors' Choice Award, you won't have any qualms about hauling this compact, lightweight tent up the mountainside (buying it for over $300 might dent your wallet though)
Designed for two sleepers, the Fly Creek UL2 is a cozy-yet-comfortable backpacking tent priced around $370.
Considering its ultra-light, easy-to-assemble design and everything else it offers, the price is nothing to balk at.
We can't speak highly enough of this tent's light weight. Aside from the poles, the thing will pack down to practically the size of your fist.
The Fly Creek UL2 provides three seasons of versatile, high-end use. For late spring or summer camping, leave the tent body at home and make a fort with nothing but the tent poles, the rain fly and the footprint (sold separately).
Take a gander at the specs to get a better idea of what this tent brings to the table.
Another View of the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent
The tent's three pockets provide a convenient place to store gear, while the loft loops give you the option of storing stuff up high, too.
Woven, nylon mesh walls let the tent breath and offer a panoramic view of what surrounds you.
The reflective guyout and tent body webbing means you won't have to fumble around in the dark to bed down for the night.
Solvent-free, polyurethane-taped seams are fully waterproof, and the seamless floor keeps moisture from creeping up from below.
On the downside, the tent does not pitch tautly, so occupants may be forced to rub against the side walls which, depending on the weather, can lead to condensation.
For another, the tent costs $370 at REI. That's quite a hefty fee for an ultralight tent (but well worth it!).
It's also arguably not a freestanding tent, given that the stakes must be used to maintain its shape and aren't simply needed to keep it from blowing away (as with a true freestanding tent).
You might find it difficult to fit one person's gear in the vestibule, not to mention two sets of gear. Thus, it's an exceptional two-person tent, but an unrivaled one-person tent.
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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2: Summary
Though a little tight for two people and all their gear, the Fly Creek UL2 from Big Agnes is still a great tent, and so light! It weighs so little, in fact, you might think you forgot to pack it.
It breathes, its single hubbed pole frame sets up in minutes and it holds up well, even in heavy rain.
All in all, you get classic Big Agnes design and durability with unparalleled levity and compactness.
We'd recommend buying the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 from one of these following retailers:
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