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Fink
06-15-2012, 04:56 PM
Just got my Fly Creek UL1 from the UPS man today.. This thing is sweet! And even lighter than I imagined. This tent will be more than enough room for me, and my pack in the vestibule. Granted, I'm not a big guy, but I think any averaged sized guy could fit in in, and just about sit up in it. I can't wait to get out and try it out.

miller1
06-16-2012, 11:08 AM
Post some pics and a review on it, sounds like an aswome tent.

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In God We Trust
06-16-2012, 07:29 PM
I bought the 2 man version and it is awesome. Good choice for a tent.

goatpoop
06-17-2012, 04:26 PM
I also bought the two man version. I needed something a little bigger for myself and my gear.

Maxhunter
06-18-2012, 05:27 PM
I have one and your going to like it a lot IMO!

twp1224
06-20-2012, 01:07 PM
Had the UL1 and now sporting the UL2. Both are awesome!

llp
06-22-2012, 09:20 AM
I have the UL2 and the UL3. Love them both. Prefer the UL2 when solo, as I can keep my pack in the tent, not just the vestibule. The UL3 is perfect for two people. Great, lightweight tents.
llp

Fink
09-25-2012, 07:26 PM
Finally getting around to posting my analysis of the tent. I used it for 9 straight nights above 10,000 feet in Colorado, Sept 1st through the 9th. It rained on us a few of the nights, but I never got wet, and never had any condensation issues. average temperature at night was somewhere between 35-40 degrees (roughly). Any colder, and I may have had some slight condensation issues. The tent did excelent the few nights that we had decently high winds, no flapping or anything to keep me awake all night.

The tent is an absolute breeze to set up, and fits perfectly in one of the side pockets of my Blue Widow (mixed reviews on this pack). It's so lightweight (as is my bag and pad), that moving forward, with this setup, I will always keep it packed, and camp wherever I end up, instead of hiking back to the tent.

Originally, I thought that the size would be great, since I'm only about 5'6, but I found the tent to be a little small for my liking. The vestibule was just large enough to keep my pack and boots dry. I feel as though the back end of the tent is just a little too narrow, and if you got into some serious weather, you could end up with a wet bag, as it's a little difficult to stay off of the sides of the tent. There was plenty of room at the head of the tent for me and some smaller gear (mostly stuff I kept in my pockets, and my stove and pot, water, etc..), and I could just barely sit up in it to eat dinner one night that it rained.

Overall, I'd give the tent a 9/10, and I give my buddies UL2 a 10/10. I only wish mine was slightly larger.

llp
10-25-2012, 01:59 PM
The difference in weight between the UL1 and UL2 is minimal,and the increase in comfort great. You nailed it, the UL2 is a far superior tent. Not sure I want two people in my UL2, but in the unlikely event some sweet young Godess shows up at my wilderness campsite I will try to make room.
llp

Fink
10-25-2012, 04:58 PM
The difference in weight between the UL1 and UL2 is minimal,and the increase in comfort great. You nailed it, the UL2 is a far superior tent. Not sure I want two people in my UL2, but in the unlikely event some sweet young Godess shows up at my wilderness campsite I will try to make room.
llp

Agree wholeheartedly. He had room to spare in his UL2. The only way 2 people is fitting in my UL1 is if they are stacked on top of each other. Bring it on sweet young Goddesses! :D

buckbull
10-25-2012, 08:45 PM
Agree wholeheartedly. He had room to spare in his UL2. The only way 2 people is fitting in my UL1 is if they are stacked on top of each other. Bring it on sweet young Goddesses! :D

If you had your water bladder filled with ice cold Blue Moon you'd have the male trifecta (hunt, babe, beer) of perfection.

Fink
10-26-2012, 07:05 AM
If you had your water bladder filled with ice cold Blue Moon you'd have the male trifecta (hunt, babe, beer) of perfection.

A flask of glenlivet would take less room, and be lighter to carry. Plus, you ever drink beer out of a straw?

buckbull
10-26-2012, 07:30 AM
Plus, you ever drink beer out of a straw?

Would a one inch tube coming out of a funnel count as a straw?

Whisky
10-26-2012, 09:52 AM
A flask of glenlivet

Ack!!!! Lagavulin!!;)

clacklin009
10-26-2012, 10:29 PM
I went with the Copper Spur UL1 because I liked the side entry door compared with the front entry Fly Creek. For a UL1 I liked the set-up size I'm 5'11" and fit great in the Copper Spur, however, the pack size seems to be a little larger than the Fly Creek. Does anyone have any comparisons of the two?

griz
03-02-2013, 09:22 PM
I have the ul2. I'm 6'4" wouldn't want to share but i can sit up and eat.

tttoadman
04-12-2013, 09:54 AM
I am headed to the store in the next hour to get my new Fly Creek UL2.

Question: does anybody use that footprint floor, or is not worth the weight and hassle? I know I could get it later, but we are going on a weekend fishing trip, and it is a perfect oporunity to get this and put some "tent time" in.

Fink
04-12-2013, 11:03 AM
We use the foot prints on our tents. The fly creek is made of such lightweight material, that 1:You'll never notice the extra 3oz or whatever it weighs, and 2: You'll want the extra protection it provides.

tttoadman
04-12-2013, 11:19 AM
We use the foot prints on our tents. The fly creek is made of such lightweight material, that 1:You'll never notice the extra 3oz or whatever it weighs, and 2: You'll want the extra protection it provides.

Thanks for the quick response. If we are fast enough, we can still catch the evening bite!!

tttoadman
04-17-2013, 01:49 PM
got the Fly Creek UL2 and took it out last weekend. Really happy with it so far. Quick and easy to setup. I really see the value in the footprint. I like the steep pitch on the top to shed snow. I think most of the bivy type tents, my old one included, sag enough in the middle, that you could have a pile of snow resting on your chest when you wake up because it pulled the stakes out at the ends.

I would agree with previous posts. 2 person tent if you are "really" cozy. Great for keeping gear inside.