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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2, Ultralight Tent
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Three season, free standing, ultralight backpacking tent
DAC Featherlite NSL pole system with press fit connectors and lightweight hubs - featuring eco-friendly anodizing
All DAC poles 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
Single hub/pole design makes set up easy
DAC Twist clips attach tent body to the pole frame for quick and easy set up
Single door and vestibule
Three side mesh pockets included
Reflective guyline and reflective webbing on tent corners for nighttime visibility
All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane (No PVC or VOC's) tape
Gear loft loops included: Fits Big Agnes TRIANGLE gear loft - sold separately
11 Superlight aluminum J stakes - featuring eco-friendly anodizing - included
Footprint sold separately
Color: Cool Grey/Gold
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
6" x 19"
Head Height Diagram
From Backpacker Magazines 2010 Editors Choice Awards:
At barely more than two pounds, the Fly Creek stomps on bivy-sack turf when it comes to weight and bulk. Yet what’s remarkable is its livability-per-ounce. With 28 square feet of floor space and a 38-inch peak height, it’s merely compact, not coffin tight: Testers (under six feet) could change clothes, play Yahtzee, and sleep without overlapping pads (it’s 52 inches wide at the head and 86 inches long). “And when packed, it’s so tiny and light I kept thinking I forgot a tent,” says one tester.
Ultralight materials, like silnylon fabrics and DAC’s TH72M aluminum poles, help shave grams, but it’s the single Y-shaped hubbed pole that really eliminates weight. It lets designers align poles with ridgelines; with three rather than four ridges, Big Agnes can drop a seam and pole section (the heaviest component per inch). Result: Less weight, good stability, and a fast, easy pitch. It’s technically freestanding, but you should stake it out to ensure maximum internal volume. In the Alps and in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains, the Fly Creek proved totally weatherproof, repelling hard rain and wind.
Even more impressive, the double-wall construction, with mesh ceiling panels, kept even a hint of condensation from accumulating. Testers deemed the single door plenty big, but cautioned that for chronic wet weather, most hikers will want two doors and more vestibule space—gear for two is a squeeze in the seven-square-foot vestibule. $350; 2 lbs. 2 oz
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