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elktracker
03-12-2011, 01:30 AM
I am thinking about getting a new ultralight tent, wondering if anyone has any input on the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 or any other suggestions. Thanks.

BOHNTR
03-12-2011, 06:37 AM
Quality tent and extremely lightweight. No condensation issues, tub style floor, and water proof floor and fly. Can't go wrong with it, IMO.

hoytnut
03-12-2011, 04:22 PM
Great little tent. I went with the UL2 for a little more room and love it.

Twojump
03-13-2011, 11:35 AM
I'm going with the UL2 this year....

CoBackcountry
03-13-2011, 02:33 PM
if your any where near 6 foot 200 lbs you better enjoy clostraphobia
i got the copper spur ul1

Archer32
03-13-2011, 03:51 PM
I have it and love it. I'm 5'9" and can sit up straight at night and scourer over maps and do some reading in bad weather which is awesome. I typically slip the bow on the outside of the tent and under the fly and stays plenty dry in precip. The front vestibule is nice, and I'm probably pushing the limits of the fabric but I've cooked under it with it closed and haven't had any problems. Sets up super easy and isn't too loud putting it together. Heavy snow slips easily off of it. Since I've gotten it, the ODR advanced bivy doesn't get much love anymore.

twp1224
03-13-2011, 06:46 PM
Got it, love it and wouldn't go in the backcountry without it. Awesome tent!

YellowDog
03-13-2011, 07:06 PM
Any experience out there with the Fly Creek UL3? This is the tent I wanted to pick up this summer. At just over 1.5lb per I thought it would be hard to beat for two guys backpacking in. I am 6'4". Will this be a problem. Can't find anyone local to set it up for me to test out. Was going to burn Cabela's points and order it through them.

elktracker
03-13-2011, 11:00 PM
Thanks for all the comments, sounds like it is a winner. I'm 5'10", 160 so claustrophobia shouldn't be an issue.

S&S Archery
04-06-2011, 04:14 PM
Any experience out there with the Fly Creek UL3? This is the tent I wanted to pick up this summer. At just over 1.5lb per I thought it would be hard to beat for two guys backpacking in. I am 6'4". Will this be a problem. Can't find anyone local to set it up for me to test out. Was going to burn Cabela's points and order it through them.

The UL3 is a sweet tent. It has one extra pole across the top that gives you a lot more headroom inside the tent versus the UL1 and UL2. I plan on using one this year for two guys and in a pinch you could get three in there but it would be tight. It's plenty long at 90" so being 6'4" you'll be fine.

If you decide to buy one let me know and I'll hook you with a great deal.

Firearrow
04-06-2011, 09:44 PM
Sorry I have to ask this of everyone who has one. I would like to get the UL2, but was told that the fly/tent material is very thin, almost on the brittle side, and it would not be a good choice for taking into the high country for Sep (ie. rain, hail, snow). Is this true?

S&S Archery
04-06-2011, 11:58 PM
It is one of the lightest tents on the market so that comes from somewhere and thinner material is a big reason. That being said the material has been really durable. I haven't had any complaints from customers and I haven't had any issues with mine.

hoytnut
04-07-2011, 10:05 AM
I used the UL2 last year in Colorado at 11,500-12,000 in September. It withstood some very windy, rainy nights with no problem. Yes, the materials are thin and this makes the tent a lightweight champ, but I wouldn't call the materials brittle by any means.

twp1224
04-07-2011, 01:10 PM
Like any ultralight gear you have to take care of it. With that being said my UL1 has been put to the test and I have never had an issue with it.

Maxhunter
04-10-2011, 07:40 PM
It's a great tent! I have one myself. Well worth the money IMO.

twp1224
04-15-2011, 02:11 PM
The UL3 is a sweet tent. It has one extra pole across the top that gives you a lot more headroom inside the tent versus the UL1 and UL2. I plan on using one this year for two guys and in a pinch you could get three in there but it would be tight. It's plenty long at 90" so being 6'4" you'll be fine.

If you decide to buy one let me know and I'll hook you with a great deal.

He can and will hook you up with a great deal.

Bitterroot Bulls
04-25-2011, 10:34 PM
That is a nice ultralight tent, but don't overlook Henry Shire's Tarptent Contrail. It has a little more room and even a couple ounces lighter.

llp
04-26-2011, 01:18 PM
I have both the Ul2 and the UL3. Like most tents, if you subtract one person from the listed capacity you have the perfect tent. I use the UL2 when hunting solo and have plenty of room and a great ultrlight tent. I use the UL3 for camping with another person. It is big enough for two people with room for a little bit of gear. I would never consider two people in the UL2, even if it was my wife! I've used these tents in the high country of Wy and the constant downpours of coastal AK. They work great for me, keeping everything dry and snug. Take off the rainfly for those rare very warm nights. There is so little difference in weight between the UL1 and UL2 that I can't imagine ever getting the UL1.
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