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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 1 Tent
Amazon Price: N/A $319.95 (as of February 28, 2017 7:40 am –
The Fly Creek UL 1 is a three season, free standing, ultralight backpacking tent. It features a DAC Featherlite NSL pole system with press fit connectors and lightweight hubs – featuring eco-friendly anodizing. All DAC poles are made from TH72M aluminum: the latest technology in lightweight tent poles featuring improved durability. Fly is ultralight silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating. Floor is ultralight silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating. Tent body is ultralight breathable nylon rip-stop and polyester mesh. Mesh body offers excellent ventilation. Trail weight refers to poles, fly and tent body. Packed weight includes poles, fly, tent body, stakes, guy lines, stuff sacks, instructions, and packaging. Fast Fly weight refers to the poles, tent fly and accessory Fast Fly footprint.
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Finally, A Well Designed, Solo Tent Under 3 Pounds
21 people found this helpful.
I have been searching for a well-designed, solo tent under 3 pounds for many years. And to replace my REI Roadster, which I like, but it lacks headroom and width. I have been climbing and backpacking extensively for 35 years. Surprised to finally find specs I have been looking for (incl a weight well under 3 pounds), I bought the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 and set it up in my basement. Like all modern, name brand tents, it is well-manufactured. Big Agnes got most of the weight out by thinner fabric materials. My micrometer told me that the fly thickness is about 1.8 mil and the Roadster a more standard 3 mil, etc. My other measurements were very similar to the advertised specs.
4 people found this helpful.
Used this tent on the Appalachian Trail. Great tent, did well and the weight was very light: however not perfect. Over time this is what you can expect- After months of use it may be a good idea to seam seal for some droplets made their way in and that isnt quite fun. Also the inside mesh zipper starting fraying and being difficult after about 4 to 5 months, after that it got progressively worse. The back of the tent i noticed the tent itself was distant from the pole, adding another connecting plastic loop would add a bit more room to the back of this tent. All in All I rated this tent 4 out of 5 stars for the reason that I slept in it every night and it did great, in time expect minor flaws: this may be the price to pay for going ultralight. Have to be gentle with gear, i slept in it every night, and it managed.
3 people found this helpful.
Good UL tent. I took it out and it was easy and very fast to set up and it was very lite. This tent has hardly any room in it so I would prob get a ul2 if I had it to do over…..but this is a good 1 man tent.
8 people found this helpful.
I purchased my BA Fly Creek 1 from HumbleOutdoors for about $230, it came with a free BA footprint.
Excellent choice for the ultra-lite trekker
One person found this helpful.
I’ve used the tent now for several extended solo trips in alpine and forested conditions. While no tent can meet everyone’s needs, this comes pretty close. It’s easy to setup, incredibly lightweight and packs down small. The tent has plenty of headroom and ample girth for my 5’10” and 175 lbs. Though the materials may feel thin (because they are) the tent holds up well to pretty much any weather conditions except possibly wet snow. I’ve used tarps and bivy sacks which are ok but for security when wind and weather are combined, you can’t beat this tent. I’d call it pseudo free standing so stake it otherwise it’s so light that the wind will make a sail of it if it in short order Though not necessary, I’d bring more stakes and extra guy-line. Using the attachment loops provided, you can really enhance the interior space further with extra guy points.